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wrt54g will not assign ip even after reset

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by taai, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. taai

    taai Network Guru Member

    I bougt a used WRT54G v2.2 about a week ago. Even after a factory reset, when I connect the ethernet cable to my PC, it will not assign me an IP. I also cannot reach http://192.168.1.1 to set up the router.

    The router seems to boot up fine. the power led blinks and then is steady, the WLAN led is also on. The led for whichever ethernet port I use is also on.

    When I reconnect the ethernet cable from my PC back to my old befsr41 router it quickly aquires an IP from the router and everything works normally, so I think the PC and ethernet cable are working properly.
     
  2. ERL857

    ERL857 Network Guru Member

    Is there encryption on the 2.2?
     
  3. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    That is the router connected to? Who is your ISP is a cable company or DSL? The router should give you a valid IP Address if it is successfuly connected to the Internet. After a factory reset the DHCP server is configures to be on, but unles the router successfuly connects to the Internet you may not get a IP Address. In that case, manually setup ypur wired NIC with a fixed IP Address in the 192.168.1.XX range with a gateway of 192.168.1.1, with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. Start your browser enter the IP Address of 192.168.1.1 after your NIC connects. Encryption is not an issued on wired Ethernet Connection, but MAC address filtering is, but these should not be an issue after a factory reset. Hopefully, the firmware is some sort of Linksys firmware, since there may be issues with some third party firmwares.
     
  5. taai

    taai Network Guru Member

    I'm using a Cisco 678 to connect to Qwest DSL. If I connect the modem to the internet port on the router(leaving the PC still connected to a port on the router), the PC gets assigned the IP 10.0.0.3 and gateway 10.0.0.1. With this setup I am able to conect to the internet. The modem seems to be assinging me this IP since it has always given my old router 10.0.0.2. With this assigned IP or manually setting it, I still can't connect to http://192.168.1.1.
     
  6. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    I cannot get any information on the Cisco 678 router on the Cisco site, since it in the end of life. Connect the WRT54Gv2.2 directly to uyour PC with no connections to the Internet on the PC. Assign a staic address of 192.168.1.2 with s subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 and set the gateway to 192.168.1.1. You should be able to connect to the WET54Gv2,2 at this point and you can configurate it. If it has a DHCP server, set the WRT54Gv2.2 as a DHCP client on the WAN, disable the DHCP Server on the WRT54Gv2,2 and in advanced routing set it in router mode and not gateway mode. Connect the WRT54Gv2.2 to one of the LAN ports on the Cisco to one of the LAN ports on the WRT54G. Disconnect if from your computer. Power cycle the WRT54G. The CICSO router should be assigning IP Addresses and not your Linksys.
     
  7. taai

    taai Network Guru Member

    Tried this setup, still not able to access 192.168.1.1
     
  8. ERL857

    ERL857 Network Guru Member

    what about completely resetting? wouldnt that work? or trying for wireless
     
  9. taai

    taai Network Guru Member

    Turns out I had to do a "slow reset"(hold reset button for 30s, unplug for 30s while holding reset button, power on and release reset button). Router works now.
     

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