Problems with WRT54G v. 1.1

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by jzetterman, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. jzetterman

    jzetterman Network Guru Member

    The problem as far as I've been able to determine is as follows.

    I plug in the power connector and the power light blinks for a few seconds. It goes solid and I attach my cable modem to it. When I do that the wireless light blinks very fast and the Internet light blinks at a steady rate. I can't connect to the router via ethernet at all. I can access the router via a wireless connection but the router isn't getting anything from the modem. Next, I tried just attaching ethernet without the cable modem attached. That doesn't even work. It's done this in the past to me but after a couple of times resetting it, it eventually worked. I've been trying for over a day and half now so can somebody please help me?

    Thank you very much.
  2. b7877

    b7877 Guest

    I have the same problem.
  3. jzetterman

    jzetterman Network Guru Member

    anybody know if i can fix it?
  4. ofbarea

    ofbarea Network Guru Member

    If you connect your PC to the cable modem directly can you access the internet?

    You may have a problem with your ethernet connection in your PC.
  5. jzetterman

    jzetterman Network Guru Member

    Yeah, connecting it directly works. That's how i'm able to be online now.

    When I check the router settings it's showing that it's not getting an IP. Renewing doesn't do anything. My PC gets an IP fine from the modem so I know the modem is fine.
  6. slamcat

    slamcat Network Guru Member

    This might be something you've already done, but have you verified that the MAC address of the primary PC (the last one directly hooked up to the modem before the router was being used) is the same as what the router is using?

    If it isn't, you'll need to power down the cable modem for two minutes, then bring it back up to clear the MAC provisioning that most cable modems use. If the CM is seeing a new MAC address, it won't provision it until a soft reset (power reset) of the CM is done. Otherwise, you'll need to clone your PC's MAC.

    And if it's a Motorola brand of CM, the reset button on the top doesn't power down; it just puts it into a standby state. You'll have to remove the power source from the modem.
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