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Bizarre Network and Possibly Dead WRT54G

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by AsymptoticCoder, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. AsymptoticCoder

    AsymptoticCoder Network Guru Member

    I have had a WRT54G (hardware version 1) just sitting around in its box for quite a while. I finally opened it and got to use it, unfortunately, I don't think it works. I may have fried it. I successfully upgraded to firmware v. 4.

    My apartment has a T1 connection to the internet, and strangely the DHCP server assigns addresses like 192.168.1.x. This poses a problem since routers usually assign addresses in this range, or 192.168.0.x.

    I set my WRT54G to assign address in the range 192.168.0.x. The Status page correctly shows the DNS servers for the ISP, and the IP address assigned by the router connected to the T1. However, I cannot get out onto the internet. I can only access the LAN. Wireless also functions the same way.

    I disabled the DHCP server to try to minimize possible IP conflicts, and hopefully the main router would just give me a 192.168.1.x but this was not the case. I was given a bogus IP: 169.254.xxx.xxx which is completely useless.

    Because of being locked out of my router several times, I have had to reset it multiple times and I think this may have fried it. If I attempt to recycle power instead of resetting, sometimes the power lights+Diag stay lit forever and never do the rest of the activity lights illuminate.

    I have tried using NetSet and the wizard provided with the router and neither one could detect the router.

    So I have two questions: 1. does this router appear to be fried? (I hope so, so I can buy a new hardware v4) and 2. how can I get this router to assign valid IP addresses on this strange network?
  2. AsymptoticCoder

    AsymptoticCoder Network Guru Member

    I would appreciate some help with this, before spending more money on another router.

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