Won't Connect

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by haelen, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. haelen

    haelen LI Guru Member

    Firstly, apologies if this is the wrong forum.

    I'm trying to configure my WRT54G and am getting the 'unable to connect' error when I use the IP address.

    (Obvious Newbie)
  2. success2be

    success2be LI Guru Member

    The firmwares posted here have an option to only allow connection to from a wired connection. I know that the Thibor build has this feature. Its purpose is to prevent hacking your router in case someone has broke in via your wireless connection.

    Try using a wired connection to the router IP.
  3. haelen

    haelen LI Guru Member

    Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, I'm not really sure what you're on about.

    What do you mean by 'wired connection'?

  4. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Tim, "Wired" means that you take a UTP network flylead, connect one end of this flylead to one of the LAN ports of the WRT, and the other end to a LAN card in your PC. If you only have a wireless card in your PC, you won't be able to do this.

    "Wireless" means, well, just that.

    However you connect your PC to the WRT (wired or wireless), you need to get your PC to be talking through the same pipe that the WRT is talking - that means your PC must have an IP address like The easiest is when your network card obtains this address from the WRT's DHCP server, which it should by default.

    If you have no clue what I'm talking about, it's perhaps easiets to run the setup CD that came with your router, and following those instructions.
  5. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    I vote HennieM for president!!!! :)
  6. haelen

    haelen LI Guru Member

    Hi HennieM,

    I appreciate the detailed explanation. By trial and error I found out that the reason I couldn't connect to the router's setup via my browser was because I has the browser configured to use a proxy server. When I set the browser to connect 'direct', I was able to access the control panel.

    There's much more I need to learn about he router and I'm glad there seem to be some patient, knowledgeable people available to help on this board.

  7. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Happy you got sorted.
  8. monx

    monx LI Guru Member

    I have the same problem as haelen, I get the cannot find server page whenever i try to access the site How do you make your PC have an IP address like I tried the setup disk, it says the router was not detected somehow. Any help?
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  10. monx

    monx LI Guru Member

    I followed the link and tried setting up a static ip, but after that i completely couldnt connect to the internet at all. Seems like my router isnt giving out the ip addresses somehow. Also, there used to be a "internet gateway" in my network connections window, but it has disappeared now. Anyone knows the problem?
  11. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    monx, I think you better start over. Assuming that you could connect to the internet before:

    First reset your network card to obtain an address via DHCP:
    Further assuming you use WinXP on your PC, go to your network card's properties.
    You should see an entry like "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)". Click on this, and then properties.
    Under the "General" tab that you should see now, select "Obtain an IP address automatically", and "Obtain DNS server address automatically".
    Now click "OK"

    Now go to your router, plug out the power, wait 10 seconds, and then re-plugin the power.

    Now go back to your PC, and restart. You should now be able to access the internet again. If not, you have other problems.

    Assuming you can get onto the internet with Internet Explorer, try
    If you get to the router, all is well. If not, in IE, go to "Tools > Internet Options". Now look for a tab called "Connections" - click on this, then click on the button "LAN Settings".

    Make a note of which options are on at the moment, and then turn off ALL options "Automatically detect settings", "Use automatic configuration script", etc. This tells your browser not to use any proxy servers.
    Click "OK".

    Try again. If it still does not connect, restart your PC again, and then try again. If you now get into your router, open a new IE window and try to get to google or somewhere on the internet. If you cannot get to the internet, you'll have to turn on whatever was on before - most likely the "Automatically detect settings" mentioned above.
  12. monx

    monx LI Guru Member

    i resetted the network card and made sure my IE's setting was what you said, but i still get the same thing, i can access the internet, but could not go into What i think is that somehow my router isnt giving the ip to my computer, and when i checked my ip was actually the ip asigned by my isp. Also when i tried to connect a 2nd PC to the router, the 2nd PC would not get any connection, unless i release the ip on mine.
  13. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    You got me. You probably have some kind of bridge setup. Maybe try your ISP, and walk them right through your setup.
  14. Sanjay Reddy

    Sanjay Reddy New Member Member

    For Some reasons, you can't access . May be

    -Wrong Gateway (Check the IP Address of the Router)
    -Setup via Ethernet
    -Disable Proxy Server
    -Check the Status of the Adapter
    -Patch Cord
    -Invalid input

    I faced the same issue. Then i have Reset Router Settings and now is Connecting
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