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WRT54GS can't connect to internet

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by hebo, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. hebo

    hebo Network Guru Member

    Hi,

    I have a problem with my wireless network – it doesn’t work!!

    The Linksys Wireless monitor says that it is connected to the access point, but the internet cannot be found. If I connect the pc to the router with a cable, everything works fine.

    I have the following equipment:
    Linksys WRT54GS router
    Linksys WUSB54-G USB adapter

    My pc is running Win 2000. Router is set to G only. Encryption (until access works) disconnected. Channel set to 11. MAC address is cloned.

    Will it fix my problem if I upgrade the firmware of the router to a third party (if yes, which one to choose)? It is currently running on original Linksys firmware v. 2.09.1. For the adapter I’m using version 2.0 of the wireless monitor. The signal strength is only around 50%.

    As this part of the IT world is pretty new to me, a not too technical answer would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    what IPs do the PCs have? sounds like DCHP isn't enabled or if it is in the router then the PC isn't picking the IP up.
     
  3. hebo

    hebo Network Guru Member

    The IP of the router is 192.168.2.1. The ADSL modem is 192.168.1.1.

    Windows is set up to obtain IP automatic. DHCP is enabled in the router.

    Henrik
     
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    what is starting ip address for Network Address Server Settings (DHCP)

    http://192.168.1.1/index.asp

    are you able to ping router at all?
     
  5. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    You are using an ADSL modem?! The modem shouldn't have an IP on the network. Is it connected to the WAN/Internet port at the back of the router?

    Do you need to use a PPPoE dialler to connect to your ISP?
     
  6. hebo

    hebo Network Guru Member

    Toxic:
    Yes, I can ping the router (192.168.1.1) and right now also the internet. In fact, right now I’m connected through the wireless connection even though it is quite slow (I’m listening to the radio and it keeps dropping out). I assume the slow connection can be fixed by turning up the signal strength.

    To show my insight in this topic I have to ask what you mean by “what is starting ip address for Network Address Server Settings (DHCP)â€. Is it in the modem setup or in windows I find it?

    Esquire:
    Yes, I do use PPPoE to connect to the network (requiered by ISP).

    Yes, I use an ADSL modem. When I say the IP address of the modem I mean the IP address I use to access the moden. On the internet the IP is obtained automatically.

    Henrik
     
  7. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Henrik, the modem shouldn't have an IP on your home network - not one that you can see, least one in the form of 192.168.n.n. The 192.168.1.1 is the default IP address to access the WRT54GS setup.

    I presume you have connected your modem to the router's WAN/Internet port (not one of the 4 LAN ports) and that you have configured your router's built-in PPPoE dialler to connect to your ISP? You can see if your router is connected to the ISP properly by going to Status|Router in 192.168.1.1, after clicking the [Connect] button there.

    The instructions given by Toxic all refer to the router setup.
     

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