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Wireless G w/ Speedbooster Router

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by KSight3, Apr 16, 2006.

  1. KSight3

    KSight3 Network Guru Member

    Recently I've been using the Wireless G w/ Speedbooster Router for my PC (I currently don't have any wireless connections, I got the router because I'm getting a laptop soon). Recently I tried to add an application in port forwarding but the page kept on freezing before changing the settings, so I decided to reset the router / modem. Next thing I know they don't work, and neither does the DSL / router page. I tried to reinstall the router but on step 8 it says "Unable to connect to the router. Check that the router has been connected to the computer, and that your ethernet adapter is working"

    Any suggestions?
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    try setting your PC to gain an IP address automatically, it sounds like your PC has a staic IP that is in a different IP range than the Router.

    failing that set your PC's IP spec to

    Gateway (routers default Ip address)
  3. KSight3

    KSight3 Network Guru Member

    Umm....how do I change my PC IP spec? >.<
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    I take it your using WinXp.

    Go to Control Panel>Network Connections and select your local network. Click Properties, then select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Click Properties. from there you can set your IP manually.
  5. KSight3

    KSight3 Network Guru Member

    Hmmm...Now whenever I try to reinstall my router it goes something like this

    I get to step 8 (where it checks my computer / router) freezes for about 30 seconds at 99% and then it says to enter my password (which I suppose is default at "admin") I put that in, and it goes back to checking the router, and repeats the steps. >.<
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    if i knew what "step 8" was and what it is refering to i might understand. you want me to tell you to goto step 116? lol cause you wouldn't have a clue. please point to where the "step" directions are comming from, because you may as well speak in a different language as my crystal ball seems to be broken.
  7. KSight3

    KSight3 Network Guru Member

    Okay here it is...
    From the installation process for the router the cd makes you go through a series of steps (obviously)
    1) Unplug the power to your modem
    2) Disconnect the cable that connects your modem to the computer
    3) Plug the cable that you have just disconnected from your computer into the router's port
    4) Plug in the power to your modem
    5) The router comes with a blue network cable. Plug one end of the network cable into your computer's network port. (Your computer's network port is the same port that was previously connected to the modem).
    6) Plug the other end of the network cable into one of the Router's ports numbered 1 to 4.
    7) Plug the power adapter into the Router's power port. Plug the other end into an electrical outlet.
    8. On the router's front panel, the Power, Internet, and atleast one of the numbered (1, 2, 3, or 4) LEDs should be lit. If not, make sure your computer, modem and router are powered on, and all cables are securely connected. If you would like to review the setup instructions again, click the review instructions button to start over.

    When I hit "next" it says "Checking your computer settings, Please wait" and then goes to what I explained in my previous post.
  8. SAPo57

    SAPo57 Network Guru Member

    Well this same issue had happened to me a before, it's basicly a problem with your ISP. Im not feeling so well to explain it, but you should contact your ISP if the router is compatible to connect through their connection(modem, ISP gateway,etc.)

    Now, if you can't setup up the router then set it up through it's General User Interface using your browser. Hold the router's reset button for 30 seconds, unplug its power and plug it back in, access your browser(Internet Explorer, FireFox, etc.) and in the address field type in

    A message will appear afterwards. Then type admin(in lowercase) in both fields (for username and as password). In your router's setup page use Automatic DHCP as the main connection and put in the gateway address the Wireless G router is connecting to or is that doesn't work use STATIC-IP to have all your PC's and laptop to be configured with a static ip to connect to the router(you have to do this manually on your own though).
  9. KSight3

    KSight3 Network Guru Member

    Hmmm...well it's working now...but the only problem is I couldn't save it under any CD or anything like that (wouldn't work for some reason) so the only problem I see with it now if I'll be able to use my laptop for wireless with it (I'll find out in two weeks and post again if there are problems)
  10. SAPo57

    SAPo57 Network Guru Member

    The CD saves only what you set up for the router (in the CD's setup guide) to connect to the internet. Accessing the router's GUI online and configuring it and saving the settings by rebooting is the same thing.

    Usually most network administrators really configure a router through the GUI. Most Cisco series routers don't come with CDs to set them up.


    Now the WRT54GS v.4 is what I have. I just finished restoring the router to its factory settings and it wouldn't be able to connect to the internet no matter what configuration I make(I was bored one day).

    When I flashed to HyperWRT and/or DD-WRT v.23 it can actually connect to the internet using just the Automatic-DHCP configuration.
    Looks like some linksys products don't work better than others and you have to flash them with different firmware just to fix it.

    So if you want better performance or you got connection issues with the router just try flashing'em with the mentioned firmwares. Im using the DD-WRT firmware and it's awesome, so if you wanna try it just search for it on this website, but follow the instructions of how to flash it correctly and carefully or you''ll end up with a worthless piece of junk(meaning it'll get trashed if you mess up).

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