Linksys BEFSX41 Router (DHBEFSX41) - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Yes you can use that router to connect to the internet using Windows 7. You really don't need to download and install drivers for the router unless there are specific settings that you wish to program and use. I connected mine without downloading or installing anything and it worked just fine.

All you have to do is plug in the router and connect your modem to it. Wait for it to warm up and all of the lights to come on and go steady (except the wireless & internet connection lights) then connect your pc to it via ethernet cable (with the pc turned off). Then start your pc and it should automatically recognize the connection.

Good luck!

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on May 20, 2011 | 57 views

I would set it up in 'router' mode. Bridge mode is for a specific application for an intranet (not internet).
Bridge Mode Router Mode Does not block any broadcast or multicast Blocks and provide protection against broadcast storms Transparent bridge and can pass Non-IP protocols Only IP protocol is supported PPPOE protocol Pass-through No PPPOE protocol pass-through Able to transport VLAN tagging Doesn't supports VLAN No network segmentation. One broadcast domain Network segmentation (Clients can be on different IP subnet) Can only relay the DHCP client's request to the external DHCP server Can Act as DHCP server & relay which Prevents IP conflict & DHCP Injection Bridges maintains bridging table (Mac) & STP can be used to avoid loops No STP feature; maintains routing table External bandwidth Controller can be used to control the speed of the clients by Mac or IP address External bandwidth Controller can be used to control the speed of the clients by IP only In client device, it uses MAC address to associate which requires WDS compatible AP Use SSID to associate, work with any 802.11a/b/g AP

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Dec 30, 2010 | 337 views

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Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Nov 15, 2010 | 29 views

1. try typing the user/ password into a word pad or to see if you have caps lock on
2. just try typing "admin and leave the password blank and hit enter.
3. If you are still unable to enter properly then reset the router to default and establish
new user information for the router.

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Oct 11, 2010 | 45 views

1.Unplug the router for 1 minute then plug it back into the AC . Wait........ 30 second to see if you have acquired a signal
2. Confirmed that you have connectivity with the ISP ( internet service provider)
a.Check your wireless setup and see if the wireless is on.
b. do ipconfig / all
c. test the router by setting up the router by MAC address..

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Jul 03, 2010 | 96 views

try downloading the firmware again.
It is a possible corrupted file from the site.
you may be able to download it directly from the linksys site or contact them by phone to check that the file is valid
1.make sure you are downloading the correct version also from the site.

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Apr 26, 2010 | 104 views

So your saying, you have a cable router (modem), then you went from the cable router to a router then the PC.

If you have cable, you only use a cable router, there is no need to have a regular router after your cable modem.

If you are using the added router just for a firewall, don't, waste of time.

Just make sure that windows firewall is on and checked no incoming
connections, unless you have to for certain programs.

If you really want to stay safe, get zonealarm firewall, this will also keep software from calling home.

If you think your not safe, then do a port scan on your ip address.

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Feb 11, 2010 | 213 views

Reboot the router so that it can get a new dhcp lease.

If you can't login to the router to reboot it, just unplug the power for about a minute, then plug it back in.

If that doesn't work you will need to be able to login to the router to fix it. Depending on your internet supplier, you may have to set the router to login to the router.

Good Luck!

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Jan 24, 2010 | 225 views

What VNC product are you using? RealVNC? TightVNC? UltraVNC? The VNC software you installed will have a port# assigned to it by default (probably 5900) which can be configured. Find out what that is and forward that port# to the IP of your VNC "server." That should do it.

(don't fogot about any software firewalls on the VNC "server" machine)

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Jan 19, 2010 | 212 views

HI Friend
You have to upgrade the firmware of your router. To do this please follow the steps

1. Open the website
2. Enter the model number of your router and hit enter
3. Now click on Get downloads and drivers
4. Select the version number of your router and scroll down a little.
5. To your left you will see Downloads and under that you will see Firmware
6.Click firmware and save it to your desktop
7. Now again open internet explorer and in the address bar and hit enter
8. If you have not changed the default password of the router then leave the user name blank and in password type admin and hit enter.
9.Now click Administration and under that click Upgrade firmware.
10. Select the file and that you have saved on your desktop and click upgrade.
11.After upgrade turn off the router for 30 seconds.



Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Dec 24, 2009 | 110 views

Find the reset on the back and reset it back to factory and reset your security.

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Dec 20, 2009 | 68 views

You answered your own question... it has worked great for years... meaning its blown...

I’m happy to assist further over the phone at

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Dec 09, 2009 | 165 views

Access your router's interface by visiting the URL and when prompted for login credentials, use these defaults:

user name = admin
password = <leave blank>

unless otherwise you have changed it.

While at the router's page, click the OPTION to DISABLE DHCP.

When DHCP is disabled, you should manually assign IP addresses to connecting PCs to connect to your hub.

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Nov 28, 2009 | 750 views

HI! I bliv u are having some issue setting up ur router.. I will be more than glad to assist u. . here are the steps u need to do:
1. press the reset button on the back of the router for 20sec..while pressing the reset button, unplug the power plug and after 2secs while pressing the reset button plug it back in and press for 30secs after that unplug the router for 15secs then plug it back in..once all the lights are solid and ok
2. connect the ethernet cable to port1 of the router and the other end to the lan port of your computer..
3. pull up ur browser then type at the url: or u can check the routers default gateway by right clicking the network icon on the lower right of your task bar and click on status and it will show the ip address of the computer, subnetmask and default gateway, the default gateway is the routers ip address, once u type in to the url, it will ask u the username and password, by default the username is admin and the password is 1234 or just leave it blank
4. it will show the setup page of the router. u can set the router on the specific internet setup that u have.
a. if ur isp is a cable company, normaly u need to do a mac clone on the router setup page by cloning the computer that is reg to the cable company, how to determine it. ex. the computer that is reg to the cable company is a desktop or laptop, if this computer is connected to the modem directly and u can access internet.
b. once u determined it u need to connect this computer directly to the router and do a mac clone and set ur internet settings to auto-dhcp..then save the settings and after that, unplug to the power of the modem and router, plug in 1st the power of the modem then once all lights lit, plug in the router, then once all lights lit, try to pull up a browser that ur computer is connected directly to the router.. ur cable connection shud be, cable from the modem will go to the WAN port of the router and connect ethernet cable on port1 going to the lan port of the computer..once u can access the internet, u can now access again the setup page of the router by typing at the url: and u can setup the wireless settings, u need to create a ssid or wireless name and a security..
5. If ur isp is a dsl normaly they give u a username and password to connect to the internet, ur settings on the router should be PPPoe
6. If ur isp gives u a static ip address settings, u need to set the router to isp setup.
a. how to check the isp of the isp given to u..
1. click on start
2. run
3. type cmd
4. it will show a dos prompt
5. from the dos prompt type ipconfig/all
6. it will list the ip address, subnet, default gateway, dns server
this settings should be type in to the settings on the router for static ip addressing..
7. Once your done on the internet setting, go to your wireless connection settings and you can create a wireless network name or ssid, set a security by selecting wep, wpa, wpa2.
8. once all is set. save the settings and to check if your laptop can access the wireless network that you did, turn on the wireless switch of your laptop, once its on, it will show the wireless network icon on the lower right of the taskbar, right click it and select on view available network, the network name that u did should list, just select it and connect and it will ask for the password, just type the password and connect, you should be connected to the wireless network and have internet access..
9. If you are going to hook up your desktop to the wireless connection, you need to install a wireless network adapter, install the driver and do the same thing as u did to the laptop, for the desktop no need of turning on the wireless switch, once you install the driver correctly, it will show a network icon..
if you have any query pls feel free to get in touch.. good luck

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Nov 07, 2009 | 50 views

Put in your model #, and if it is still available, there should be a link for that version. If so, download and install. You may have to uninstall first.

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Nov 06, 2009 | 48 views

what part of the router configuration menu. Have you gone into your router. the generic address is Once you go in there with that address and type in admin for both the user name and password you can access your router and make any changes to it that you need to. But there is a lot of stuff in there. What exactly are you trying to do with the router and what kind of router is it. I mean what brand name and model# and what do you want it to do?

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Nov 04, 2009 | 34 views

so you said that only one is able to go online at a time .
that means the rotuer is not working properly or the connections are not done properly.
Who is your internet service provider ?
make sure that the modem is connected to the internet port on the router and the computer will be on port 1,2,3,4 ( any one of them).
If the connections are proper and you are able to go online on only 1 computer at a time then check the IP address on the working computer.
You should get the private IP address like 192.168.x.x. X ( might be any number).
If you get public IP address then the router is not working now.
You can not even upgrade the firmware of the router. Because the router is now working as a switch.
Click Here for step by step solution

Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Oct 31, 2009 | 34 views

This is a complicated issue. Microsoft went to the Supreme Courts over compatibility issues associated with this. (Microsoft will not recognize anything other than Microsoft computers) and lost. Hence the big split of the company. It fell into the anti-trust laws. My immediate suggestion if you must keep your main server PC as linux would be to look into Wine. It is a program that emulates Windows in a Linux environment and from there try and see if you can get 3rd party programs to run under Wine. This is still very much under development, but it is your best choice. Extensive server knowledge (which I lack) could give you a very clean answer, but this is all I have to suggest for a direction to go in. Remember, Wine (though well developed and a continued endeavor) is VERY resource intensive. It will bog down a computer very quickly. So even if you can make it work, it make produce a large source of lag.

Also, take caution. My advice comes with a LOT of forum reading as most things done in Linux are VERY hardware specific. With any luck you will find a setup similar to your own and a step by step instruction on how to correct the issue.


Linksys BEFSX41... | Answered on Aug 20, 2009 | 71 views

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