Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router
I have a used Linksys WRT54G Wireless router that I purchased locally for $35. It refuses to reset to factory defaults. I've tried holding Reset for 5 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 3 minutes, 5 minutes; while unplugging; while plugging; during unplug and replug; and even pressing it repeatedly. Occasionally it will come back with only the power LED flashing; I understand this means the firmware is damaged. I downloaded all the updates and learned what utilities and method to use to flash the firmware. However, I can't flash the firmware because I don't know the password and the default PW does not work because it won't reset to default. I've been working on this for a few days. I gave up and called Linksys technical support. For a 'one-time fee' of only $29.99 they'll tell me how to reset it and repair the firmware.
I bought it for $35, if I pay another $30, I may as well make it a doorstop and go buy a new router.
As it stands, it is set with the previous owners network settings and wireless network with WEP. It's useless to me. I'm sure someone knows whatever it was that Linksys tech support was going to tell me for $30.