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My internet isn't working through the router

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Nitr0, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. Nitr0

    Nitr0 Network Guru Member

    I'm not quite sure what is wrong here or how to fix it. Currently I am using a static ip connection. My internet works fine when I am connected directly into my computer and set the ip / subnet / gateway / DNS servers. I've entered all this information into the router and it won't work. I've even tried running the little setup wizard that came with the router. It got to the screen where it saves the settings and tests the internet, right at the end. It picked up all the correct information but again, no dice. I then upgraded the firmware to the current version of HyperWRT v2.0 The feb build. I'm quite confused as to why this doesn't work. Any suggestions?

    In the meantime I am going to try different firmwares.
     
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Does the status screen for the Web setup show the setting you made on the setup screen? Try a DHCP renew. How does it work when the computer is directly connected to the router? Can you ping WWW.YAHOO.COM? Can you ping it from its IP address? If you cannot ping from the router it by either you have no connectivity to the internet. Does your ISP give you a static IP Address? Is the DHCP server enabled on your router? Are you using static IP Addresses for your computers also? If you are you have to put in the setting for the DNS servers on the NICs also,
     
  3. Nitr0

    Nitr0 Network Guru Member

    Yes, all settings look fine inside the router.

    My ISP does not do DHCP.

    When the computer is directly connected to the router The internet does not work, accessing the router and all computers on the router is fine.

    No I cannot ping yahoo.com or it's ip address

    I have connectivity to the internet

    Yes my ISP gives me a static ip

    Yes DHCP is enabled on the router

    I've tried letting the computers get their own via DHCP and giving it their own

    Yes I have.
     
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Who is your ISP? Did you power cycle the router and the PC after you connected them. Some ISPs record the MAC address of the device that is connecting. Did you try to clone the MAC address of the wired NIC? Does your ISP require a Domain Name?
     
  5. Nitr0

    Nitr0 Network Guru Member

    My ISP is a private internet company in a small town.

    Yes I cycled the router and pc

    The ISP does not need the MAC address as I can connect fine from multiple computers and they have never seen the mac addresses of them

    Yes I tried the clone, it was on when I entered the setup, I turned it off and it made no difference

    No my ISP does not require a domain name
     
  6. Nitr0

    Nitr0 Network Guru Member

    Well, I installed the DD-WRT firmware and put in all my settings, now I can access the internet, sorta.

    IRC seems to be working, steam (The valve gaming client) is off and on, sometimes it will recieve pings, sometimes not.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Ryan1>ping -n 7 66.102.7.99

    Pinging 66.102.7.99 with 32 bytes of data:

    Reply from 66.102.7.99: bytes=32 time=37ms TTL=243
    Reply from 66.102.7.99: bytes=32 time=37ms TTL=243
    Reply from 66.102.7.99: bytes=32 time=37ms TTL=243
    Reply from 66.102.7.99: bytes=32 time=37ms TTL=243
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Reply from 66.102.7.99: bytes=32 time=38ms TTL=243

    Ping statistics for 66.102.7.99:
    Packets: Sent = 7, Received = 5, Lost = 2 (28% loss),
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 37ms, Maximum = 38ms, Average = 37ms


    Pinging gets that result, tracert is slow and takes over 5 minutes to get a result on the second hop.

    Is there a setting I'm missing to get this working fine?

    If I go to a website it will be very slow and may reach, may not reach. Doing a dns inside mirc gets

    » DNS: Found 3 addresses
    » Host: www.google.ca
    » No Nickname related to DNS
    » Address: www.google.ca
    » IP: 66.102.7.147
    » Host: www.google.ca
    » No Nickname related to DNS
    » Address: www.google.ca
    » IP: 66.102.7.104
    » Host: www.google.ca
    » No Nickname related to DNS
    » Address: www.google.ca
    » IP: 66.102.7.99

    visiting the ip's doesn't do anything, am I missing something here?
    Is there a setting I'm missing to get this working fine?
     
  7. Nitr0

    Nitr0 Network Guru Member

    bump
     
  8. Nitr0

    Nitr0 Network Guru Member

    Well, Today I revamped my network and instead of running a 200ft cat5e into a switch and then 20ft more into a wireless antenna I made a full 220ft cable and bypassed the switch. The router instantly started working fine with all 4 computers, the wireless is fine too. I guess that switch I have is a bit on the crummy side.
     
  9. will792

    will792 Network Guru Member

    I would suspect one of the cables more than the switch. Switches usually go kaput instead of giving inconsistent results like bad cables.
     
  10. Nitr0

    Nitr0 Network Guru Member

    Could have very well been, but I find it odd that it worked fine while connected to the computer, but not in the router. In either case I have been on the computers all day through the router and there has been no problems.

    *shrug*
     

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