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WRT54GS v2.1 "cannot connect to the internet"

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by HailStorm, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. HailStorm

    HailStorm Guest

    I ran the wonderful installation CD (Comcast cable internet and Windows XP SP2) and was prompted to input my static IP address, DNS IPs, subnet mask, etc. Did that, hit next a few times, and when the router tried to access the internet, I got an error message "cannot connect to the internet" (or similar). Bypassing the router, the connection works fine. I can access the router at fine, can "connect" to the router wired and wirelessly, but cannot do anything internet-related. Any ideas?
  2. superjohnny

    superjohnny Network Guru Member

    I just went through this same thing setting up my WRT54GS v3. You have to connect a PC to the router with a LAN cord. Can't do it wirelessly. Go through the router CD setup that way and it should work.

    Or did you do that already? Does Comcast give you a static IP? I have them and a dynamic IP address.
  3. HeadScratch

    HeadScratch Network Guru Member

    . Look at the 'status' screen of the router, ensure that router is using the IP/Sub Net/DNS etc that you expect it to be using.

    . When using router, check using IPConfig thet the IP/Sub Net/DNS are what you expect.

    . Ensure thet IE does not have any proxy settings. Uncheck automatically detect settings.

    . Whilst router is connected, right click wired network icon and select 'repair'.

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