Can't get wireless set up

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by carolb4, May 29, 2010.

  1. carolb4

    carolb4 Guest

    About to loose my mind. I have tried to resolve this problem for months but can not get my laptop Windows Vista wireless.

    I have DSL connection and my internet light on my modem is lit. Then when I enter the router into the picture by connecting the modem to router at internet port and the computer to the router port, I can not get online. All of the appropriate LED's are lit.

    Therefore, I can not get to the web based set up page with the router connected. Then I can't reset the computer's IP address to coincide with the router, etc.

    OMG. Help
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Turn everything off, connect the router to the modem and the laptop to the router and power up the mdem first, then the router and then the laptop. For DSL, which device is handling the PPOE logon and which is the DHCP server? If it is the modem, router or laptop that is doing the logon? If it is the modem then, the WAN port the router should be set for DHCP client. If it was the laptop originally then the WAN port has to do the PPOE logon with your DSL username and password and the laptop will no longer do the PPOE logon. Next which is DHCP server, if it is the modem, then you will have to hook the Ethernet port one of your router to the ethernet port of your modem and disable the DHCP server on your router and save your setting, since your modem is gving out IP addresses. There may also be a IP address conflict if the IP address of your modem is, which is the default IP address of all Linksys routers, in tha case change the IP address to or and save your setting. You may have to clone the MAC address of your computer to that of the router. Which ever is the DHCP server, either the modem or router is the gateway address for either your wired NIC or wirles NIC. If the router is not the DHCP server, you will have to turn off the NAT (Net work Address Tranlation) in the advanced setting of your router, it is not advisable to have double NAT. Secure your route by changing the default password to something other than admin. If you are trying to connect to your router over a wireless, make certain you are broadcasting the SSID, your wireless setting in terms of password should be entered and be the same, both should be set to either 802.11B, 802.11G or 802.11N. Linksys wireless router use a hexadecimal password, so your wireless NIC has to use a hexadecimal password also. If your laptop has a Intel Wireless NIC download and install the latest driver.
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