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PROBLEMS regarding the linksys WRT54G !!! HELP

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by matt333, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. matt333

    matt333 Network Guru Member

    ive pulled my hair out about this one and am scared of going bald :?

    ive recently bought the WRT54G and am running on win98se, directly connected through a cable modem ISP SHAW. I am ExTREMELY baffled at the fact that when i connect. MODEM--ROUTER--COMP i have no NET connection!

    anyone got any helpfull tips. very much appreciated...........thanks
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Presumably what you mean by NET connection is your Internet (between modem/router), and not your LAN (router/computer), correct?
    Do you have access to your router's firmware by going to

    I don't use Shaw cable, but have you checked with them to see if their modem is IP sensitive? That may mean you need to release the IP address from your computer before you can attach the modem to another computer or device - where I am the cable operator's modem does exactly that.
  3. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    I suggest you look at the instruction in the Linksys Knowledge Base.

    The url is http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin...SZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PVNoYXc*&p_li=

    I requires that you connect with your computer to SHAW and establish a connection. You have to clone the MAC address of the NIC that you you connected to SHAW with.

    Disconnecting and powering down the modem, router and computer for a least 30 seconds.

    Power up the modem, router and computer up in that order, after the cable modem has finish synchronizing.
  4. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    That is a good find HOWARDP6 :!: Shouldn't have said "IP sensitive" - what the hack was I thinking?! :roll:

    The alternative of releasing the IP Address from the modem before connecting to the router should work also.

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