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need help changing routers, please!

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by junji98, Apr 7, 2006.

  1. junji98

    junji98 LI Guru Member

    hello everyone. i have just purchased the WRT54G wireless broadband router (compact) to replace my old wireless B router BEFW11S4. i live in toronto and use cable internet from rogers wireless. had no problems setting up the network with my wireless B routter but now that i am trying to replace it with the new router, i just cannot get it to work! i have changed the old wireless IP address to The new router wont connect to the internet. i clicked DHCP and left host and domain blank. i have now shifted back to the wireless B and it works fine. but i do want to install my new G router; or else i have to take it back!

    help me please :sadbye:


    ed in toronto
  2. dvaskelis

    dvaskelis Network Guru Member

    Most of the time cable modems are tied to physical MAC addresses. Use the MAC Address Clone function, but type in a User Defined Entry that matches your old router.

    Or call your cable company and tell them your new MAC address.
  3. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    yes the cable modem is tied to MAC, but the router behind it should be a non-issue. when you hook up the new router does it work when plugged in? make sure you "power cycle" the router and cable modem

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