Bricked Linksys e3000

How To Fix A Bricked Linksys E3000 Router

I’m assuming that you found this article because you are in search of a way to fix your bricked Linksys E3000 router. So here’s good news for you. This should be the last stop that you will need because we have the step-by-step guide that will unbrick your router and save you money from buying new router in the process. That is in case you have all the requirements needed to do this method.Bricked Linksys e3000

And speaking of requirements, this might be a little off your list considering that it’s already decades since the Windows XP operating system has been swiped off Microsoft’s group of OSes. If you do not have that OS then pray tell that the other methods should work for you. So here’s how to fix bricked Linksys E3000 router.

Fix a Bricked Linksys E3000 Router

Method 1

  1. You must first download the bin file here.  Then rename it to routerfix.bin. This means that you first need a working internet connection to do this. So do yourself a favor and do that before we continue with this method.
  2. When you are done with the download move the routerfix.bin to your desktop.
  3. Now you must set your IP to manual setup. That means you will need to edit the IPv4 on your network connection. To do this, right-click on the Ethernet icon on your taskbar’s right side. Click on the Open Network and Sharing Center.
  4. Now click on the Change Adapter Settings.Change Adapter settings
  5. Once in, double-click on your LAN icon and click Properties.Ethernet properties
  6. Now, on the Ethernet Properties window, scroll down to IPv4 and hit Properties again.
  7. Tick Use the following IP address to edit the IP address manually.
  8. Now type in the IP address 192.168.1.10 and 255.255.255.0 for the Subnet mask. The Default Gateway should be https://192.168.1.1 then press OK and exit.
  9. Now connect your Linksys router to your Windows XP machine LAN port.
  10. This time on your Windows desktop, press Win+R. In case you are not familiar with that, it’s Windows button near the space bar on your keyboard and the letter R.
  11. The Run window will appear. Type in CMD and press ENTER. Do this twice so you will have two command windows open.
  12. On the first command window, type in cd desktop and press ENTER
  13. Next, type PING -t 192.168.1.1 but DO NOT PRESS enter yet. You need to do something first.
  14. Now go to the other command window. Also, type in the cd desktop and press ENTER again.
  15. This time type tftp -i 192.168.1.1 PUT routerfix.bin but DO NOT PRESS ENTER yet.
  16. Go to the first command window and press ENTER and shift to the other command window and press enter as well.
  17. This will upload the firmware to your Linksys E3000 router.

Note: This method should be done within seconds so you will most likely to fail in the first tries. That means you will have to do a lot of tries until you finally succeeded.

Method 2

This method is much easier and not so much of a promising one. But it is worth the try in case the first method just does not work out for you. So cross your fingers and hope for the best.

  1. Turn on the Linksys E3000 router.
  2. Once it is fully booted up, press the reset button for 30 seconds. Yes, that’s full 30 seconds without letting go.
  3. After that 30 seconds, unplug the router while you are STILL pressing on to that reset button for another 30 seconds.
  4. Now plug in back the router. Still, you must be holding on to that reset button for another 30 seconds. Then after that third 30 seconds, you may now let go of the button.
  5. Now that should do something good to your router. If not then the router must be busted and not bricked.

Note: This is a wild shot on the moon but is there any chance that your LAN cable is the one that is acting out? If there is that slight little chance, try to get another LAN cord. And this time, try it again. If it connects you to the internet then I guess it’s fixed.

In Conclusion

By the way, do this method especially the first one at your own risk. We are not responsible for anything worse that could happen to your already bricked Linksys E3000 router.

And as far as we have tested these methods, none of them have caused any explosions, viral infection, earthquake, or end of the world crisis. So if these cataclysmic events occurred to you, those are not our doing. I promise.

If you have other questions, feel free to leave it in the comment section. We love visitors who spend some time sharing their thoughts about the article. And if this has helped you save your router, do share this with your friends and family so that they could benefit with this as well.

Top 10 Wireless Routers Which You Can Buy in 2018

For our technology to progress and our world to move forward, we need to stay connected all the time. The internet connects people all over the world using devices such as mobile phones, computers, and even television sets. Now, imagine having to connect a wire to your mobile phone to access the internet. It would make the whole ‘mobile’ part of a mobile phone rather useless.

Wi-Fi technology enables users to connect devices to the web wirelessly. All devices get connected to a wireless router that transmits data between devices. For the internet connection to run seamlessly, it is essential that the wireless router be fast. The router should also be secure so that it the user’s data remains safe and secure. In this article, we have listed the top 10 most reliable routers that are as fast as a cheetah and as secure as a bank vault.

Note: One thing every router owner should rememeber is the login IP for their Wireless router, In most cases it is either https://192.168.1.1 or https://192.168.0.1.

Top 10 Routers for 2017-2018

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#1 TP-Link Talon AD7200
The TP-Link Talon AD7200 is a large router with dimensions 9x9x1.7 inches and is undoubtedly one of the largest routers available in the market. With nine antennas, it runs three distinct bands of 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 60GHz all at once and boasts of a combined speed of 7.2 Gbps. It has one WAN port and four high-speed LAN ports.

#2 Google WiFi
This router comes from the technology giant Google and flaunts an elegant and simplistic design. The router is much smaller than traditional routers and is cost effective. With the only downside is having to be logged into your Google account on your device at all times, this router might be your ideal choice if you want to set up a home automation system as well.

#3 Asus RT-AC88U
The Asus RT-AC88U might be your router if you are a gamer. This router can handle the fastest internet connections. Just like other Asus products, it has a stylish and eye-catching design. You do not want this router unless you are a hardcore gamer or you work at NASA.

#4 NETGEAR Nighthawk R7000
Named after one of the best fighter helicopters, the Nighthawk R7000 performs just as well. It transmits data at a whopping 1300 Mbps on the 5GHz band. The router has a sturdy build but it is rather bulky and heavy so don’t think about moving it after you have placed it.

#5 D-Link DIR 890L
The first time you look at this router, you might believe that it is an alien spaceship. It has six antennas and has the largest range possible in a router. It performs well on the 5GHz band even if you are a floor away from the router. The only problem with it that the antennas of the router cannot be detached and this means that you cannot fit it in small places, but then with a router that looks this elegant, you obviously do not want to keep it somewhere no one is going to look.

#6 NETGEAR Nighthawk X10
Yet another great router from a company that is famous for its network hardware. This router might make your pockets light as it is reportedly heavier than a 15-inch MacBook Pro. It features a 1.7GHz quad-core processor that makes 4k streaming smooth and uniform.

#7 Amped Wireless ATHENA
It features sixteen powerful amplifiers and four high gain antennas. Users can game without any lag, and it can stream 4k videos to multiple devices at once. It is loaded with a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor that can handle heavy internet traffic with ease. It also has advanced security features like Firewalls and website blocking.

#8 Linksys WRT1900 AC
This router has a retro look that might please some enthusiasts. Although the pre-installed software it comes with is hard to understand, it can be replaced with a custom software. It performs well as a NAS too. The hardware is powerful and performs well even at long ranges.

#9 TP-Link Archer C7
The TP-Link Archer C7 is a budget router and is perfect for casual gamers and streamers with a combined speed of 1.75 Gbps. The router looks stylish, but the build quality is rather shoddy. It is made of plastic, so it is lightweight.

#10 Apple AirPort Extreme Base Station
Just like all the other Apple products, this router is unique in its design. The router is easy to set up and offers speedy performance.

These were the top 10 routers which you can buy right now if you are planning for it. It is highly unlikely for these routers to disappoint you with their performance. If we have missed out on any such router which you know of, then please let us know about in the comments section below.