Not able to go online wirelessly using WRT54G and Motorola Surfboard cable modem

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by MrOlav, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. MrOlav

    MrOlav LI Guru Member


    I've been using the last couple of days trying to get online using the wifi functionality of the WRT54G router. I have a Motorola Surfboard cable modem, and I'm able to go online connecting directly to the modem with a network cable (so the modem works fine). I also get online by connecting the router to the modem and then connecting my laptop to the router with a network cable. So obviously, there is communication between the router and the cable modem as well.

    However, when trying to connect wirelessly, Winxp tells me that I'm online, though I am not able to surf the net. I am able to connect to the router wirelessly, though.

    My questions would therefore be the following:
    What might be wrong?
    What can I do to fix it?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Mr. Olav
  2. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    are you connecting to your Routers SSID? and have you changed it from the default "linksys"? It could be connecting to a neighbors network
  3. MrOlav

    MrOlav LI Guru Member

    Thanks for replying!

    The ssid is not linksys, and the WEP key works when I try to connect, so that is definately not the problem.
  4. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    Some cable companies record the mac addresss of your wired NIC, try cloning the mac address to your router. When setting up turn off your cable modem. router and computer and power up it that order,
  5. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    It almost sounds like dns is being passed to wired machine but not to wireless ones. Connect wirelessly and try pinging see if you get name resolution, if not then try pinging and see if you get a reply. We can move on from there once you get back with this one.
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