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Internet-to-router problem?

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by pieman3141, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. pieman3141

    pieman3141 Guest

    Hi. I'm new here, but I've used a linksys router for a while now.

    I got a WRT54G (v4) in December, and patched it to the Thibor firmware a while ago. As of last week, I've been getting connection problems, including:

    -Not being able to access the router at all (IP address of 169.xxx)
    -Having the 'right' IP but not being able to connect to the web interface
    -Being able to access the interface, but having no Internet connection with or without the IP from the ISP.
    -Any combination of the above.

    I patched the firmware to the standard one again (4.30.5), and am now able to access the web interface, for the moment. The current problem is that I cannot get an IP address from the ISP (I'm doing this through the Release/Renew function in the web interface).

    Could anyone figure this out for me? I'm currently directly connected to the cable modem.
  2. kg4mrv

    kg4mrv Network Guru Member

    Im guessing that this is a cable connection. Your ISP is probably not assigning you an IP because it see's Linksys' MAC address. You'll probably need to clone the MAC address of your modem to the linksys.
  3. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    I've never had much luck with the release/renew from the web interface, you should try power cycling the cable modem and router. Let the cable modem get its "link" or "cable" light solid before plugging in the router.

    If your getting the 169 address the DHCP may not be on, or if your using wireless it could be connecting you to a neighbors net. Otherwise try setting a static IP like 192.168.1.X (not the same IP as router) with defualt subnet and the gateway and DNS the IP of the router (

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