IP Problems with WRT54GS

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by iHope, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. iHope

    iHope Network Guru Member


    I'd really really appreciate it if someone could help me out with my problem!

    I just recently set up a wireless network on a linksys WRT54GS router.
    I've got one computer directly connected by ethernet, another laptop using a belkin wireless card - which both work fine on automatic IP sending (DHCP) both receive and My router's address is set to

    However I've got another desktop computer with a Netgear wireless card that previously worked fine receiving an IP address but in the recent few days it suddenly doesn't work anymore and is unable to recieve an automatic IP address from the router. There is a signal and a connection to the wireless but it says "Limited or no connectivity"
    I've also tried setting up a static IP of, submask, default gateway and DNS of my ISP which also doesn't work. It says "connected" but i'm unable to connect to the internet. MSN is telling me that I've got a problem with the 'default gateway'. After that I set the settings back to "automatically detect" and the same problem of it being unable to receive an IP came up. Since the laptop recieves an IP perfectly fine is it a problem with the router or the computer?

    So i'm pretty confused at the moment and a bit out of my depth being very new to this wireless networking stuff!

    Thanks so much!
  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    do you have any encryption setup? also try changing the channels?
  3. iHope

    iHope Network Guru Member

    Yep I've got 128bit encryption set up - but after entering in the key it seems to be ok. And do you mean changing the channels on the router or the computer?
  4. oneofthem

    oneofthem Guest

    I have the same problems!
  5. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    On the new computer, when entering the WEP key make certain you are specifying hexadecimal keys, do not use any parahase key generators, that you set the key length the same. When using WEP keys, make certain you do not have the Microsoft WPA2 hotfix installed, since it causes problems with WEP.
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