Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by plzwork, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. plzwork

    plzwork Network Guru Member

    I have had WRT54GS with Speed Booster for a while and it has worked well. However recently i had to reformat and now it will not work. If any one has the soft ware to make it work, plz share. I am not sure what to do to set it up again. I have tryed to set up a new connetion and all i have tired has failed. I don't have the software for the WRT54GS. You guys have millions asking for help, plz take a min of your time and help me. I really would thank you from the bottem of my heart.

    I got no idea what to do. :newbie:
  2. hyapadi

    hyapadi Network Guru Member

    Reformat ? You mean u reformat your computer? or upgrade the firmwire.?
    If you reformat your computer, it won't affect the router.

    You can access the router management trough

    The default password should be "admin". Unless you changed it.

    Gud luck.
  3. Soylent

    Soylent Network Guru Member

    He's right. You don't need any software.
  4. plzwork

    plzwork Network Guru Member

    I reformated my computer.

    So now i can't find my connetion only Local Area Connetion.

    I can't connet to it.

    What steps do i need to take at to get it up agian?

    HELP. It doesn't work.

    (Thank you for your replys)

    If any one has STEPS it would be nice. I have tryed other chanels and stuff still nothing.

  5. plzwork

    plzwork Network Guru Member

  6. Wikking

    Wikking Network Guru Member

    if i understand you correctly you want to connect to your wrt54GS.
    if you want to connect to it using wlan you need the ssid (wireless network name) you gave it. if you want to connect via LAN (your picture shows that you have a LAN card installed) you need to plug it into one of the four LAN ports on the back of your router (not the single wan port) By then you should be able to acces (maybe you have to change your IP to if your router is not providing dhcp)

    if your router is sharing the internet just set your network card to revieve IP via dhcp and you should be ready to surf the net!
  7. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    I am assuming you reformated the hard drive on your computer.

    What wireless NIC are you using and what type of encryption did you have on the WRT54GS?

    Dis you re-install the driver for your wireless NIC? You have to re-install the driver.

    Did you change the default IP-Address of your WRT54GS?

    Connect the WRT54GS directly to the computer you want to configure it from. Assuming you did not disable the DHCP server on your WRT54GS, you should get a valid IP-Address for the wired connection.

    Enter the IP-address of your WRT54GS in your brower. It should be, if you did not change it.

    You should be prompted for a password. The default password is admin.
  8. plzwork

    plzwork Network Guru Member

    Well i have tryed many things but none have worked. I am sorry to be a pain in the ass but i really don't know what to do no more.

    my erhernet Adapter is a VIA Rhine II Fast Erherent Adapter
    I don't have the disc that came WRT54GS, I don't think my Erherent Adapter is working to be honest. It is in my comp but i don't think i have the drivers to conect.

    When i go to control panel and to Network Connetions i see 2 things

    1) 1394 Net Adapter
    2) Local Area Connection

    I can not connect to any of them.

    I went on the web site and it says my wireless network is up but i can't connect to any thing.

    I need the files on the DISK for my VIA Rhine II Fast Erherent Adaptor, so i can connect.

    HELP me plz, i know i am takeing up your time.

    If any one has the stuff on that CD, maybe i can be able to connect.

    The guy that installed it took the CD with him i think.

  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    I don't think you having problem with the wrt54gs because you formatted your pc.
    The missing driver must be the driver for you ethernet ( via rhine 2 ). To find the driver, ask it in Via forums .

    Gud Luck
  10. cromrell

    cromrell Network Guru Member

    So, I understand that you reformated your hard-drive.
    I agree that you are missing the drivers for your network adapter, but you are most likely also missing several other motherboard drivers.

    You should goto device manager:
    1) Right Click 'My Computer'
    2) Select 'Properties'
    3) Select 'Hardware' Tab
    4) Select 'Device Manager'

    This should show errors for devices which do not have the proper drivers.
    If you expand "Network Adapters' (from Device Manager), you should be able to see the VIA Rine Fast Ethernet Adapter, the 1394 (Firewire adapter), as well as any Wifi cards...

    If you have a retail style machine (Dell, HP, IBM, Sony), then you should be able to download the drivers for your machine off the company's website... Or order system restore/ driver CDs.

    If you have a "white box" (custom-build) machine, then you will need to determine the make & model of your motherboard, and all of your additional devices.

  11. plzwork

    plzwork Network Guru Member


    Thanks for explaining a few things however I am got no idea where i can get this drivers. I am going to list down what i have and maybe you can help me out.

    I got a HP Pavilion

    Intel ® Celeron ® D Processor 340

    Operating System
    Microsoft ® Windows ® XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2
    512MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM memory (expandable to 2GB)

    Hard Drive
    80GB 7200RPM Ultra DMA hard drive
    DVD-ROM drive
    •CD-RW drive 48x32x48x max. speed (48x max. write speed, 32x max. re-write speed, 48x max. read speed)
    • DVD-ROM drive 16x max. speed

    Video Graphics
    Ge Force 6800 OC 128MB DRR AGP 8x/4x
    Network Card
    Integrated 10/100Base-T network interface
    Wireless Connetion
    Linksys WRT54GS
    my erhernet Adapter is a VIA Rhine II Fast Erherent Adapter

    If you can direct me to a link or something that will help.

    Thank you for helping me so far.
  12. chiefbb

    chiefbb Network Guru Member

    Re: cromrell


    when you purchased the wrt54gs did you also purchase a wireless nic?

    the wrt54gs is a router/access point that provides you a wireless connection, but you must first have a wireless nic (network card) installed into your computer before you can use it. i am assuming you already have a wireless nic installed, so to verify, right click the "My Computer" icon on your desktop. select "Manage" from the menu that appears. in the "Computer Management" window that appears, click on the "Device Manager" icon. in the right pane should appear all the devices your computer knows about. can you tell me if anything is listed under "Unknown Devices"?

  13. cromrell

    cromrell Network Guru Member

    Ok, you are making some progress in identifying your hardware.
    You need to download the drivers for your HP Pavillion from the HP website.

    1) You need to identify the model number for your HP Pavillion. I would assume there is some sort of identification tag on the back of the tower which will include model number, serial number, etc.

    Once you know the model number, you can then download -or order a replacement driver/recovery disk.
    Type in the model number, or try the "auto detect" -assuming that you can get online with your Pavillian.

    Here is a link to help you identify your model number for your HP product:

    Once you have downloaded the drivers, you can install them... and check Device Manager to see that they are all working properly. As "chiefbb" indicated, you most likely have an aftermarket wifi (wireless network card). This is most likely a PCI card. My guess is that it will be detected once you have installed the motherboard drivers. If winXP isn't able to install, then you will likely need to find the drivers for this card as well...

    If you get really stuck you have two options:
    1) Obtain the system recovery disks from HP -which will restore the original operating system and all device drivers.

    2) Find a local system builder (I use PC Club here in Utah)... and they could also help you locally.

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