Little Help or advice please with WRT54G

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by LittleNoddy, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. LittleNoddy

    LittleNoddy Addicted to LI Member

    OK as you can see I have a WRT54G

    I have done a firmware upgrade in the past to v7.00.6 all working fine no problems, as I was able to set it all up and it was working a treat, as set out below

    Desktop (XP) 0n
    Internet (Virgin Media) > Modem > WRT54G >
    Laptop (XP) On

    Now I can connect and PING both from either side so it looks like the internal switching on the LAN (Though it's small) however I am not able to break out into the outside work via the internet. Everything seems normal, though I did have a issue with the Desktop Machine and got the NBR present and it tried to boot through the LAN and thought that may have some affect, so I defaulted and rebooted all now the Desktop is back to normal, yet it still does not want to see the internet. Having done some reading it does not look like the firmware is shot, so whats the answer... Is it a case of reflashing the box, or is there something that I have missed out on?.

    I would like to use the DHCP as before so it's automatically assigned.

    I can login to the GUI not a problem so there does not seem to be a issue with on that side...

    It's only the net that's causing me a problem now

    Any and all advice well come

    Many thanks Wayne
  2. mstombs

    mstombs Network Guru Member

    Virgin (ex NTL at least) cable modems must be power cycled if you change the connected device, they only talk to the first device they see. there's also a limit to how many devices can be connected in an x hour period, but that shouldn't be your problem! So usual advice is to turn off modem and router. Turn on modem, wait for lights to settle, then turn on router.
  3. LittleNoddy

    LittleNoddy Addicted to LI Member

    Hello Just thought I would update you...


    Yep your right a power cycle was the key, first modem then I check the wirless link and it's up, then added the desktop...

    So happy days, thought I would inform you so others can know the out come, thanks for the advice... I was thinking it was going to be more complex than that, only thing is I did do power cycles, only I did not unplug all... so may be that's the reason why it was over looked.

    I do have another question but I'll post that on another thread as I think that will be more complex...

    Many thanks once again Wayne
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