WRT54G - desperately need help!

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by otbcsteve, Jul 4, 2005.

  1. otbcsteve

    otbcsteve Network Guru Member

    Hi, have got a wrt54g and I just cannot get it working.

    I have an Ntl cable modem and two computers. Currently one computer is connected directly to the cable modem via usb and the other computer uses that internet connection via a wireless usb network. I've got a router with the intention of making the two machines independant, accessing the internet via their own wireless usb connections.

    I've connected the router and the modem together and can access the router settings via the wireless usb connecters on both computers. However, I cannot setup the router correctly. My modem when plugged into a computer assigns all the ips automatically. It doesn't give the ipaddresses or anything to the router. What information do I need to access the net via the router?

    Any help very much appreciated!
  2. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Ok you wish to make both pc's have a wirless connection?

    I would make one, (your main PC) wired to the router.

    connect the Modem to the WRT54G's Internet port.

    Plug your PC into a port on the WRT (port1)

    then turn off PC Router and Modem.

    then turn the power back in this order.

    Modem, Router, PC.

    wait for each device to boot up before turning on the power of the next on.

    once they are all on, the PC wired to the router will pick the IP assigned address, from the router.
  3. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    btw if ya need anymore help just pm me or use msn. I am on ntl as well.
  4. otbcsteve

    otbcsteve Network Guru Member

    thanks for the suggestion but it's still not working, for whatever reason when I try to use the modem connected to the pc via ethernet it cannot get an IP. When i use the modem via usb it's automatically assigned the network details.

    Like I said, I can access the router settings wirelessly on both comps (and I do need the router/modem to be completely independant of any pc) but I just can't figure out what settings I need. I know it's really really vague but if you do have any suggestions then that would be fantastic.


  5. RTSAnime

    RTSAnime Network Guru Member

    who provided the router, you or your ISP? You may have to make some changes to the modems config. Usually it's accessible via
  6. otbcsteve

    otbcsteve Network Guru Member

    Bought the router myself.
  7. gothcat

    gothcat Network Guru Member

    I had the same problem. Tried everthing. Then i

    1) Powered off my PC's

    2) Powered of my router and modem

    3) Connected Modem to router internet port via RJ45 and connected Router to Pc with RJ45

    4) Powered up modem then the router

    It took a couple of goes but eventually it worked. I now have my main pc and my server wired to the router and my Flat-Touchscreen Mp3 Jukebox, Bluetooth Phone Game Server and my Laptop connected via Wifi.

    A few of my mates have had a few problems connecting to NTL but after a few tries it seems to work
  8. bluefish

    bluefish Network Guru Member

    what ip address are you getting when directly connected to your modem? and have you tried connecting your pc directly to the modem using an ethernet connection and check if it goes online? We have to check first these things in order for us to check what causes these problems
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