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Setting up a WRT54G on a VoIP network

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by jsmckinney, Aug 15, 2006.

  1. jsmckinney

    jsmckinney Guest

    Good evening all,

    I just got a WRT54G in the mail yesterday. I have had probably 2 or 3 of these elsewhere, but I just got a new one for my new office, and cannot for the life of me get it configured properly. Everything is able to be configured, but no matter what, I cannot get from a machine on the LAN to the internet.

    Here are the symptoms:

    1. I can access the web interface no problem. And even when running the setup disc (which i did this time, and have never done before) the automatic DHCP configuration goes all the way through until it is trying to read the internet connection.

    2. The "Internet" light is on, as is the WAN, and one of the LAN ports that I have a laptop plugged into. However, as i said, there is no internet. No pings will go out or anything. DNS fails along the way as well.

    3. I have tried configuring as a static IP, inputting the static DNS servers from the gateway router. To no avail.

    4. As I type this, I am noticing that every once in a while the web interface just starts timing out and I have to do a reset on the whole router.

    I think thats most of it. The annoying part about this network is i have no access to configure the main cisco router in the office. Also, this is a verizon VoIP network, which has proved to be a sheer nightmare for getting simple tasks accomplished (such as an outgoing VPN)

    So any help would be awesome. Basically, everything sets up fine, but it cant get to the internet.


  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Since you are connecting the router to an existing network, you need to configure the router as an Access Point only.

  3. noelabc

    noelabc Network Guru Member

    You can also leave the router's WAN connection type to DHCP BUT make sure that the IP address entering the WAN IP of the router is different from the LOCAL IP of the router. Make sure that the IP segment from the WAN side is different from you LAN side.

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