WRT54G - Wireless cannot access WAN?

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by itsmeohmy, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. itsmeohmy

    itsmeohmy Network Guru Member

    I'm installing this WRT54G V4 new out of box in my friend's home. The router is replacing an old BEFW11S4. Off my head I think the firmware is 4.20.7. I did not upgrade the firmware.

    I replaced just the router itself and I was able to setup WEP and all that. But in the end, I found that only the wired PC can access ISP. The wireless clients can only access the router. I can login to the router and fool around. I can even use the router management function to ping the ISP gateway but I cannot do that on 2 wireless laptops. They used to work fine with the BEFW11S4 .

    I only changed admin password, SSID (and boardcast disabled), WEP key, all else at default as far as I remember. I tried power cycling the WRT54G but does not help. Any ideas?

    (EDIT: It was a BEFW11S4, not a WAP11B)
  2. danielhaden

    danielhaden Network Guru Member

    I've got lots of ideas. Most of them are over at http://www.hyperwrt.org/forum/index.php the HyperWRT forum. There's some unique features about the hardware version 4 router. Although, out of the box, it should connect your wireless laptops.

    Do the laptops see the signal at all? If not, exchange the unit. Be careful that you don't get a V5 WRT54G (CDFB starts the serial number on the back of the box).

    Perhaps a hard reset is in order?

    Unplug the unit from power.
    Hold down the reset button for 30 seconds, and
    while still holding down the reset button nonstop,
    plug the power back in, while still holding down the reset button nonstop for 10 more seconds.

    The hard reset procedure usually clears up the majority of odd quirks.
  3. 4Access

    4Access Network Guru Member

    I'd also check and make sure the default gateway & DNS settings on the wireless clients are properly configured.
  4. itsmeohmy

    itsmeohmy Network Guru Member

    One is DHCP and the other is static. Both of them had as gateway. Neither of them can ping ISP gateway/DNS. They both connected to the WRT54G without problem. I can't think of any reason for the WAN access. Got to try harder tonight.
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