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Linksys Router WRT54G

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Malc, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. Malc

    Malc Network Guru Member

    My sister recently went back to University after the Christmas break one of her house mates has purchased a Linksys WRT54G router to share their cable internet connection,

    Please note that the information I am providing you is what my sister has given me over the phone, if I can't sort this out by the weekend it will mean a days drive to fix the problem.

    Anyway the friend who purchased the router her laptop works fine (she wasn't around at the time of the call so I couldn't confirm this) but my sisters laptop first we tried it with the D-Link 624 adapter which she uses when at home she could not detect the wireless network, she could detect several neighbours networks but not the linksys one.

    So I got her to plug the laptop directly into the router using a RJ45 cable and then I tried to get onto the configuration pages but couldn't, I reset the router still couldn't ping or get onto the router.

    At the moment im starting to think that there could possibly be some setting on the router which is only allowing one computer onto the network (her friends) some security feature possibly.

    Ive never used a linksys router so hopefully someone here can direct me towards a config page emulator or possibly suggest what the problem could be?
     
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    It would be helpful if you could supply us with some more information. What operating system is your sister using on her computer?
    Was the SSID transmission enabled or disabled on the router at home? If it is disabled you may not be able to pick it up?
    You can limit the number of DHCP clients on the the router by allowing one IP address to be issued, but since no one else was connected wirelessly or hardwired at the time, limit would not apply?
    In the wireless mode, you cna fillter by MAC address, if that feature is enabled, but you physically connected to the router.
    With stock firmware, the router does not give ip-addresses static addresses, so that should not be an issue. The IP address of the router may not be 192.168.1.1 and that is why you may not be able to to get to the configuration page of the router. I would not have reset her router with out her friends permission. Reset the router should have allowed you to get the logon message box for the router.
     
  3. Malc

    Malc Network Guru Member

    Windows XP Sp2, the router at home is broadcasting the SSID, I tried entering the Linksys SSID into my sisters laptop but still no network was detected, but if its hard wired then that shouldn't matter. Im sorry I can't be much more clear im about 300-400 miles from the actual router thats why I was hoping there would be a emulator.
     
  4. Morpheus

    Morpheus Network Guru Member

    I Think you are in for a long drive :wink:
     
  5. Morpheus

    Morpheus Network Guru Member

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