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Mr. Router is a Linksys BEF somethin-or-other.  It ends in the numbers s11 I think.  It's worth about $120 new, probably $30 used.

I found a big bug in this router which allows someone to make it unusable thru the router interface (192.168.1.1)...  Oopsi!  The diag light started blinking.  The ACT light will blink when things are plugged into it, but holding the reset button for >1 minute (while plugging in, while unplugging, while plugged in) doesn't reset to factory defaults at all.  So can someone help me to fix this without taking it apart?  I called linksys and they said it is defective.  It is now!  192.168.1.1 can't be pinged and packet-sniffer Etherreal can't detect a darn thing from it so...  Cable connections and wireless connections both fail

Does anyone know if the router's flash ROM is soldiered/glued or is it slotted?? (in case of takeapart)

thanx ya'all easy question if you happen to know the exact answer...
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Linksys router are not exactly high-end. Even if you did remove the flash, a replacement would likely cost you more than a new router. Just replace the darn thing, similar models from Linksys or Dlink are well under $100 now.
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looks like it's flash rom (number begins with FB) is soldiered on.  Heavens!  But I've got a new router.
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The socket costs more money than solder does...
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