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I still need help. Installing WRT54 G

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by maynard54, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. maynard54

    maynard54 LI Guru Member

    I don't have any disc or instruction with this router I bought on EBAY. It is suppose to be new.

    I plugged it in just like my older version and received no internet signal altho the lights were flashing..

    I know nothing about networking or programming..

    Do I need software or ??? to make it work???

    Please help this dummy
     
  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    you just need a web browser.

    assuming factory defaults are set:
    open IE and type http://192.168.1.1
    leave username blank
    type in admin for the password
    then from there you configure the router, wireless etc.

    check the status to make sure your router is obtaining an IP address from your cable/dsl modem
     
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    what internet connection do you have? DSL or cable?
     
  4. maynard54

    maynard54 LI Guru Member

    Thanks

    I have Cable service
     
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    ok with all devices connected, turn off you cablemodem and WRT54G. now power up the cablemodem, wait until SYNC and RDY lights are solid. then power up your WRT54G. you should now have net connection. my guess is teh Cablemodem did not see your PC's mac address thus you did not get a IP address for the WRT54G. rebooting CM gives out a new IP address for the WRT54G to use.
     
  6. maynard54

    maynard54 LI Guru Member

    Thanks Simon,

    I'll give it a try

    what did the following mean in the first respinse I received?

    then from there you configure the router, wireless etc.

    check the status to make sure your router is obtaining an IP address from your cable/dsl modem
     
  7. maynard54

    maynard54 LI Guru Member

    Thanks Simon, now.. what is all of this talk about

    firmware...? do I need to do anything with that stuff? Make my surfing faster?

    Really appreciate your help
     

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