WRT54G Mac Internet Connection?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by pcsstoll, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. pcsstoll

    pcsstoll Guest

    This seems like a simple fix but I've been stumped all day trying to find solutions on the web, maybe someone here has a clue. :confused:

    I have four computers.
    1. PC (ethernet)
    2. Mac pro (ethernet)
    3. G5 (ethernet)
    4. Mac book pro (wireless)

    I just bought a WRT54G. I have no problem getting internet connectivity with the PC. With all my macs I get a green light. It says I have an ethernet and intenet connection, but I am not able to access any web pages.

    On the g5 and mac pro I can access the wrt54g web setup page ( only by entering the IP: manually.

    On the macbook pro (wireless) I get full signal and can see the SSID but again I can't access any webpages.

    I had a previous linksys model that worked fine until it went dead. I figured the wrt54g would work although it says it's only windows compatible.

    Thank you for your time,
  2. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    This does seem rather odd. I would assume all the Macs have been rebooted multiple times to no avail? Do you have any static DNS entries set on them or a gateway address from the old router? I have a G4 wired which has no issues. I also had a MacBook Pro that ran fine also. Check your network settings to see if there are any settings that shoudn't be there.
  3. MAS3

    MAS3 LI Guru Member

    Sounds to me like you are using some proxy setting.
    I really don't know anything about mac's but you'll have similar problems if you forgot to switch off any proxy settings.

    Ofcourse this "only windows compatible" remark has nothing to do with the network functionality.
    That's just about the setup utility on the cd, meant for any first time user who doesn't want to actually learn by setting up his equipment him(or -her-)self, and just wants it to work within a few minutes.
  4. LarryKahan

    LarryKahan LI Guru Member

    If you have firmware version 1.01.0 installed, try going back to version 1.00.9 available here: ftp://ftp.linksys.com/pub/network/
    Look for wrt54gv5_v6_fw_1.00.9_US_code.zip close to the bottom of the list.
    The latest version does not make proper DHCP connection with some Macs (even though it does so with Windows machines). The same problem occurs with wrt54gs routers with firmware version 1.50.9 and the cure is to go back to version 1.50.8
  5. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Yep, MS keeps on giving us that great crap that always seems to work. I have an HP external JetDirect box that has similar problems that some of the Macs have. Frigging frustrating to see these issues still out there.
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