Linksys NOT assings correct wireless IPs

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by metjoo, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. metjoo

    metjoo Guest


    I've just installed a Linksys WRT300N. At first I had some problems with the computers connected directly to the router because they get the IPs and get connected well but they still had no access to the Internet.

    I solved that by disconnecting the modem (a Surfboard Motorola), that I thought it could have "remembered" the MAC address of the first computer I plugged.

    So, according with that, restarting the modem I succeed in getting the router to work its way to the Internet and my directly connected computers had external access eventually.

    So now I can use them without any problem, but now I want to start building a WLAN.

    My problem is:

    Having the LAN working properly, with 2 IPs and because that's the range I have configured in the router, I turn off every PC.

    Then I connect my laptop and connect to the WLAN (through a password and all...).

    And the IP assigned to the wireless connected computer is, which is completely out of the router configured range!! In fact it should be or

    So, obviously, the laptop cannot access the Internet neither the router.

    Why does the router assings that IP if it's not meant to be that way? At least, in theory.

    Maybe I'm missing something in the Wireless configuration, but I've been through it several times and still haven't found any clue.

    Can anybody help me?

    Thank you in advance.
  2. wimaxed

    wimaxed LI Guru Member

    Looks like the computer is not getting an ip address from the router. The 169 address is just a generic assigned number when an ip address cannot be obtained from the DHCP server. Have you tried assigning a static IP Address? What is the allowed range that you assigned?
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