WRT54G v2.2, DHCP and Windows XP Internet problems

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by wetstorm, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. wetstorm

    wetstorm Guest

    I have a WRT54G router, and a Windows XP machine.

    I had successfully set up the router, and was successfully connecting to the Internet through a wireless connection. At the same time, I had noticed an "Internet Connection" icon in the "Internet Gateway" category in the Control Panel's Network Connections window.

    However, when I wanted to set up port forwarding on my machine, this necessitated that DHCP was disabled, whereas it was not before. But once i had done this, and assigned my machine a static IP, the "Internet Connection" icon promptly disappeared, as did my iInternet access.

    What had happened to my computer? Can this problem be resolved?
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    When setting up a static address on your wireless NIC, did you specify a DNS server? If not your Internet will not work, since you are not resolving the URL you type into a IP Address. If you typed in the IP Address for YAHOO as an IP Address you would connect, but if you type in WWW.YAHOO.COM, it would not be found. Copy the DNS server addresses from the Status page of your router to the DNS server addresses in your TCP/IP Protocol properties and your Internet will work.
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