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WRT54G Version 5 Wireless Connecting Help

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by CFBC, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. CFBC

    CFBC Network Guru Member

    Hello and hope somebody can help me please as I am a newbie here and have just acquired a WRT54G V5 router which I have working fine with the internet on my BB NTL connection and LAN with two cable PC's.

    I have also bought a WPC54G card for my laptop that I have installed ok, works fine without any encryption, but I then go to encrypt both the router which I do through the router software on my PC1 with a self generated password which is then saved fine.

    I then move to my laptop, open up the Linksys software, it finds teh network, enter the key, but it will not allow me to connect or find the internet? I am totally baffled as I have checked all the settings for encryption, etc and they match.

    Can anyone help please? :cry:
  2. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

    update the firmware or trade it in for a v4 or earlier. that version is trouble.
  3. CFBC

    CFBC Network Guru Member

    oh great.... 8O

    Any idea why... Place to get firmware update please? :(
  4. t4thfavor

    t4thfavor Network Guru Member

  5. CFBC

    CFBC Network Guru Member

    Thank you for your replies. Can I ask what the problems are and if I update the firmware will that help?

    Updating the firmware. Will that change all my settings? Sorry for the questions, just that this is new to me :)
  6. bluebox

    bluebox Network Guru Member

    It all depends what you want to do with the unit - if you're not looking to customize it, you may be just fine. If you want something customizable, get the WRT54GL. I have links on my download page to the cheapest suppliers of the GL I could find (and I buy a whole lot of these, so I know who is good - but if anyone knows of better pricing, please share and I'll do the same!)

    http://99e99.com/box/download.php - just under the "step 1 - get a router" heading.

    Answer to your other question, A firmware update should retain your settings.
  7. CFBC

    CFBC Network Guru Member

    Thanks Bluebox... I have upgraded the firmware, but the unit will not operate in encrypted mode with my wireless laptop, but will when not encrypted. Very strange......

    I am not sure if I can get a refund or not can I? I suppose I can if the unit is not working correctly.

    Is it better to get in touch with Amazon where I bought it from or Lyksys direct for a replacement?

    Any idea's would be apprecited. Once again, thanks :)
  8. bluebox

    bluebox Network Guru Member

  9. CFBC

    CFBC Network Guru Member

    Cheers Bluebox, I am actually in the UK (England), but I am sure Amazon.co.uk will do the same too.

    Will check it out, appreciate your feedback. :)
  10. bluebox

    bluebox Network Guru Member

    oh, wow, it's tomorrow there already...I'm in Hawaii...GMT-10...it's still yesterday here....now I'm confused.... :eek:
  11. CFBC

    CFBC Network Guru Member

    Sorted. Now running on GMT, sorry for the confusion and yes it is Thursday morning (work - :cry: ) :thumb: Thanks again.

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