WRT54G on, working not Internet

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by 1setter, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. 1setter

    1setter Network Guru Member

    I am trying to help a lady from work with her home network. She has a WRT54G connected to her cable modem. I can connect to the AP via and see and change the configuration. Her son's computer in the other room can connect wirelessly. I get no Internet thru the wireless or the LAN connection. Looking at the status page, I see the router is getting a valid IP address from the ISP as well as gateway and DNS servers. I checked to see that the router is set to Gateway. The main computer connects to the Internet fine when I take the router out of the picture. I can ping both addresses on the router, but nothing past.
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Sounds like the router is working fine.

    Check the connection status on the computer. What is its Default Gateway address? Should be, and the DNS servers addresses should be that of the ISP's.

    Is TCP/IP set to automatically obtain IP and DNS from servers?
  3. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    This is what it looks like on one of my computers.

  4. 1setter

    1setter Network Guru Member

    Both of the machines are getting proper IP addresses out of the 192.168.1.x range.
  5. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    It's not about their IP addresses since they have a connection to the router and that you can ping it.

    It's the Default Gateway and DNS servers addresses you need to check - see the image I posted above. Your computer's TCP/IP could have been set to something else.
  6. 1setter

    1setter Network Guru Member

    The gateway was correct ( I even manually put in the DNS addresses and still had no luck. I don't believe I checked what they were set to before I hard coded them. Probably not the problem since a ping should get out without a DNS server. NO pings can get past the router.
  7. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Sorry. I misunderstood your statement about the ping. So does her son't computer have Internet access? Or both are stuck on LAN only?

    Which operating system is the computer using?

    Is the router new?
  8. nar1

    nar1 Network Guru Member

    The problem you describe almost fits what I was experiencing a few days back. Seems like this is going to be a recurrent problem for this router. Refer to my thread and see if its similar to your problem: http://linksysinfo.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3376

    I've found a go-around and even if its not what I was hoping for, it seems to work for the time being. See if it helps your cause ;)
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