Can't connect

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, Aug 7, 2004.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Today I finally got my internet access in my new appartment (can't believe one month "disconnected" from the world would be that hard!!).

    No problem getting the ADSL up and running. I'm now trying to get wireless as well. I have bought a Linksys WRT54GS router.

    When I connect the router with a cable to the ADSL modem I can't get on the net. I think I have tried every single option in the setup of the router.

    I have the following:
    Linksys WRT54G router
    Zyxel P623-ME ADSL modem
    Laptop with Win2K

    Shall the modem and the router have the same or different IP address?

    Any ideas where I shall look. From my ISP I only know that I have to choose PPPoE and that VCI shall = 8 and VPI = 35. I can't find the two latter settings in the setup. Does anyone know where they are.


  2. nteusink

    nteusink Network Guru Member

    I have looked up your modems quick start guide on the zyxel website. I could not find the exact model (no mention of ME), but I believe you should not configure the router to use PPPoE, try "Automatic Configuration - DHCP" and check the status page if the router gets an IP address.

    If I am correct, before you had the router (so when directly connected to the modem), you did not have to perform any configuration on your pc, except configure the network interface card to obtain an ip address automatically?
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest


    Of all the different piece of advice I have received, you're the one with the correct answer!!

    I changed the setting to "Automatic Configuration - DHCP" and everything was working (and that was the only setting I was sure I had correct as I had spoken to my ISP).

    Thanks a lot,

  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    No problem :)

    Have fun with your new connection!
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