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WRT54G v6 Connection issues

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by Apococlock, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. Apococlock

    Apococlock LI Guru Member

    Hello, I've had my router for a good few months now, and up until recently it worked just fine. It seemed one night I was connecting to it wirelessly and for some reason it kept disconnecting and going straight to my neighbors unprotected wireless network >.>

    More than likely I was just closer to her router, and it's probably unrelated, nevertheless I thought it was worth mentioning.

    The main issue is... for whatever reason it just stopped allowing me to connect to the internet at all. I can still connect to the router itself without and problem at all, but the internet simply isn't going through. It's as if it isn't even plugged into my modem, but I know for a fact that it is.

    I've already tried resetting the router, as well as the modem, and neither of those worked, I actually completely reconfigured my router and updated the firmware again, nothing. Restarted the computer, no change.

    I tested to see if there was something wrong with the modem or my ISP by connecting my laptop directly to the internet just using the ethernet to my modem, and it worked just fine.

    I have no idea what could have caused the problem, as I said it just suddenly stopped working. I wasn't doing anything unusual that day, just playing Warcaft.

    I've tried every solution the troubleshooting guide threw at me. Any suggestions?
  2. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Hmmmm, at this point you need to start tracking down what the issue could be. Plug the modem in to the router and see if the lights turn on telling you at least on a physical layer they see each other. If so connect to the router and see if it shows the wan port connected, double check all of your wan setting making sure you are setup dhcp. Reboot the cable modem and then the router in that sequence. Log back into the router and see if its getting an ip from the modem. If your router gets an ip from the modem and your computer gets an ip from the router, check dns. I know some routers for whatever reason will stop passing DNS, i have a couple here that like to do that for no reason. Report back and we can go from there.
  3. Apococlock

    Apococlock LI Guru Member

    Physically it seems to be detecting that they are connected just fine, as the internet button lights up immediately after I plug the modem back in. Though, on the modem the send light appears to be completely inactive. >.> At least when plugged into the router.

    I'm not really sure how to check my wan setting, mainly because I have no idea what that is v.v

    I checked in the status tab to see if I was getting an IP from the modem and whatnot, before it was, but now I actually got an IP.

    Here is a screeny of my status tab: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v60/Fr0zEnPh0eNiX/IMg1.jpg
  4. kingvj

    kingvj Network Guru Member

    If cable modem, do a MAC Clone on your router and powercycle modem/router in that order. Check if you get a WAN IP on the router.

    If DSL, change LAN IP of the router to something like, and powercycle modem/router. Check WAN IP. Use PPPoE on router if your ISP uses it.

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