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Excellent connection but no internet?

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by Egore, Mar 4, 2006.

  1. Egore

    Egore Network Guru Member

    My wireless network adapter is connected with a signal strength of "excellent," yet everytime I try to access a website, it fails to load. Any ideas as to what's wrong?
     
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Are you using static IP Addresses? What type of encryption are you using? What is your router and wireless NIC? What is your OS? What type of internet connection do you have? Can you connect if you use a wired connection?
     
  3. Egore

    Egore Network Guru Member

    I'm not using static IP addresses, there's no encryption, my router is a WRT54G and I'm not sure what my wireless NIC is, XP for both computers, I have DSL, and I haven't tried connecting that computer with a wired connection because it can't work. That's the reason why it's wireless.
     
  4. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    goto the status page of the router, are you obtaining an IP address? also try power cycling, seems to be a configuration problem (if your DSL requires a static address) or it may just not be obtaining an address. please give us some more information like router model and if the dsl modem has a built in router etc.
     
  5. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    If you have DSL, is your DSL modem or is the WRT54G handling the PPOE logon? Which DSL modem do you have? Some DSL modems are sent out in bridge mode and the WRT54G will then have to do the PPOE logon. Some modems have a router and DHCP server, in that case you should disable the DHCP server on your WRT54G, connect one of the LAN ports to one of the LAN ports on your modem and under Advanced Routing set your WRT54G as a router and not a gateway. You should not use MAC address filtering, since it offers no security at all.

    You should have some form of encryption set on your wireless network, change the default SS-ID to something other than Linksys and change the password on the WRT54G. You should have at least WEP encryption. Do not use any paraphase key generators if you are using WEP and make ceratin the WRP key length is the same and you are using hex keys.
     
  6. Egore

    Egore Network Guru Member

    Both the modem and router are set to PPPOE. The modem is a Westell 2200. I don't know how to disable a DHCP server. When I set my WRT54G to router, the connection was lost.

    I really don't care about encryption at this point. I'm frustrated, and I just want to get my internet up and running. I'll worry about encryption later.
     
  7. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    If the modem is set to PPOE, set the router as a DHCP client and connect router from its internet port to the ethernet on the Westell 2200. You cannot have both the router and the modem set to do the PPOE logon. The Westell does not have a router or DHCP server, so your WRT54G has to be a DHCP server and a gateway.
     
  8. Egore

    Egore Network Guru Member

    I was able to just power cycle it and it worked with the settings I have now. I have no idea why that worked, but it did.
     

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