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WMP54G v.4.1 Internet cannot be found

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by AESCA, Jul 22, 2008.

  1. AESCA

    AESCA Addicted to LI Member

    Hi,

    I have installed WMP54G v.4.1 PCI wireless network adapter to my desktop. The Linksys wireless network monitor on my desktop states that "you are connected to the access point, but the internet cannot be found".

    The wireless router, Linksys WRT54G2 v.1, seems to be set up fine. I can access the internet fine on the other desktop that is wired to the router itself.

    I tried shutting down zone alarm and spy sweeper on my desk top and making sure Windows firewall is off. I can ping the router successfully from my desktop (4/4, none lost). I checked the security settings, WPA-personal, same authentication method and pass code. ipconfig/all on my desktop shows it is assigned an IP address by the router.

    I did the steps on Linksys.com and it was about to have me update the firmware on my router, but before I did that, I wanted to try here. I've had good luck on these types of forums before with technical problems.

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
  2. Klaus_1250

    Klaus_1250 Network Guru Member

    WMP54G v4.x use a Ralink chipset, which sucks big time. You can try the drivers at the Ralink website, but I never ever had a Ralink-based card work properly, including the new ones that support N. Not sure whether it is their hardware or just the drivers.
     
  3. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    When running IPCONFIG/ALL, you not only need to check your IP address (that only gives you a connection to your router), but also the following:

    Subnet mask: same as your router's (usually 255.255.255.0)
    Default Gateway: should be your router's IP address (e.g., 192.168.1.1)
    DHCP server: your router's IP address
    DNS servers: either your router's IP address (if relying on router's DHCP) or your ISP's own DNS server addresses or a 3rd party DNS server address (e.g., OpenDNS.com)


    Personally, my Ralink based Buffalo adapters have never failed me - working flawlessly with my Linksys and Buffalo routers
     

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