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Connection Issue

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by jackp_78, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. jackp_78

    jackp_78 LI Guru Member

    I have a wireless network in my home consisting of a Netopia Modem from BellSouth and Linksys WRT65GS v 6 router. The problem is this....I received a new laptop yesterday. At each power up it connects to the network, an I.P. address is assigned and it shows it is connected with excellent signal strength. But I cannot access the internet. Can't ping any website. Can't access the router or modem GUI. At this point, if I connect a network cable from my pc to one of the router ports, all works fine. Disconnect it and, again, I cannot reach any website. If I do a "repair", I can then access the internet wirelessly. I have a second laptop that does the same thing. This started occurring after bellsouth replaced the modem with the same model modem. I'm thinking that a setting was changed (router or modem) but I cannot figure out what it is.


    Thanks,

    Jackp_78
     
  2. picohat

    picohat LI Guru Member

    Check this router configuration help page to ensure you configured your router correctly, your computer needs to be assigned correct IP, netmask, gateway and DNS servers if it's connected successfully to wireless network.
     
  3. jackp_78

    jackp_78 LI Guru Member

    I found the answer (I hope)

    Okay, I think I found the answer so I thought I'd post it in case someone else ever has the same problem. First off, my modem is connected to one of the four ports of the router, not to the LAN port. That's how I was told was the best way, whether it is or not, I don't know. But anyway, I had both router and modem set to DHCP Server. I disabled DHCP server in the router and left the modem as DHCP server. Now, everything works as it should.

    Jackp_78
     

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