Linksys Game Adapter (WGA54G) install problems

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by helsten2, Jan 27, 2005.

  1. helsten2

    helsten2 Network Guru Member

    Just got a new Linksys Game Adapter (WGA54G). Connected it to my network through my switch (using DHCP - 192.168.0.x). Starts the Setup Wizard and it is able to detect the adapter. First using fixed IP and disabling WEP on my wireless AP. Won't connect. No matter how I tweak the settings it will not connect ...
    Ok, then I am stupid enough to try DHCP. However I have configured my DHCP server to assign a specific address to the adapter.
    From now on I have not been able to connect to 'this thing'. I have tried the reset button 10 times (at least). Connected directly from my PC, run the setup wizard again - and again - and again - NOP!
    There are some activity on the LEDs (very little on the Wireless, but ...)

    I am toast!

    Any ideas - anyone?

    >> I have done some more investigation, and it looks like it is getting an IP address from the DHCP server. However, if I try to access it from the WEB interface with this address it will fail.
    So it looks like RESET isn't working!
  2. helsten2

    helsten2 Network Guru Member

    I was able to connect to the device again by using an old router. Connected my PC and the game adapter only.

    Configured the device to use a fixed IP address, and I also set up the wireless 'stuff' to match my network.

    But (of course) this thing will NOT connect to my AP!
    Tried to test it by using a laptop and by using a D-Link Media Player. No way!

    Of course, I tried with and without WEP encryption. And no MAC filters.
    Also tried to specify the IP address of both by AP and router/DHCP server as gateway. Neither work.

    Any trick here?

    (I thought this was a simple device for home consumers - 7-10 years old) ....
  3. ivtu

    ivtu Network Guru Member

    The WGA54G has a feature called "cloning". It clones the MAC Adress of the device to which it is connected. When you connect directly, there will be no problem. When you connct over a switch there will be a problem, cause the switch has a small routing table inside. He remembers the MAC-adresses of the devices which were connected together. When there are two devices with the same MAC-Adress there will be a collision inside the switch. Turn off the cloning feature in the "advanced configuration Menu" of the WGA54G and it should work.
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