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WRT54G not connecting to internet, cant find a solution!

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by jaklap5, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. jaklap5

    jaklap5 LI Guru Member

    I have a WRT54G v4 wireless router. it always crashes, and i can fix it, but not now. If my modem is going straight to my computer, with the router tottally disconnected and unplugged, the internet works fine. But, when i plug it in, i begin to get no packets being recieved, and i cannot access the internet (on the home computer). all lights are on on the router, but i cannot connect to the internet. If i connect to the wifi on my laptop, i get connected, but it says "local only", and i cant access the internet whatsoever. i have tried just plugging ion in, using the program it came with, using linksys easy link, and linksys easylink advisor, and the ip adress page accessed on an internet browser, but nothing is working! Please Help!
     
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Can you connect to the admin page of the router?
     
  3. jaklap5

    jaklap5 LI Guru Member

    yes, thats what i meant by the page accessed with the internet browser.
     
  4. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Ok if you have already gone through the reboot process for your modem and it still does not work, then unplug the router and plug it directly into your computer to see if you at least get a physical layer light (light on the nic). If that works, the next best thing to do is plug the router wan port into something else that will give it a dhcp address so see if the router wan port works at all. I know some of the routers have a diagnostic page that shows you if the router sees the ports connected, not sure if the wrt does but its worth a look. The other thing you could also do is turn on internet connection sharing on your machine (which makes your machine a dhcp server) and plug the router into it, if you get an ip then you know the router works and its something with communications between your modem and router. When you get a couple of these tested post back and we can go from there.
     
  5. jaklap5

    jaklap5 LI Guru Member

    what is the nic? and i should just plug the network cable into to computer without having the modem plugied into the computer or the router, right?
     
  6. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    The nic is the port that you plug into. There should be a little green and amber light next to it. Yes by plugging the wan (modem) port of the router to your computer you can figure out if the wan port has stopped working (lights will not come on on the computer, router or both).
     

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