WRT54G wireless problems

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by bigeyedphish, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. bigeyedphish

    bigeyedphish LI Guru Member

    I have a WRT54G. Right now there is 1 laptop (wireless) and two desktops (one wireless, one wired) successfully connected. My other laptop (wireless) is getting "limited or no connectivity". Signal strength is Very Good or Excellent. It gets stuck on the "aquiring IP address" step. I've checked and the settings seem to be the same on this laptop as the other computers that are wirelessly connected (set to automatically aquire everything). when i manually (instead orf automatically aquiring ) put in the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway and dnc server i am sometimes able to connect to the network, but i don't have internet access (and the other computers do).
    I am usually pretty good with this stuff, but ive reached a dead end.

    here are the stats for one of the working wireless computers:

    DCHP enabled : yes
    autoconfiguration enabled : yes
    IP address :
    Subnet Mask :
    Default gateway:
    DHCP Server :
    DNS Servers :

    if you need more info, just let me know!

    Thanks a lot for any help, suggestions, or pointers you can throw my way

  2. Sporg

    Sporg LI Guru Member

    I usually see this when the password or some setting like AES or TKIP is not entirely correct.
    I would try removing the profile on the laptop, and making a new one from the beginning again.
  3. bigeyedphish

    bigeyedphish LI Guru Member

    i clicked on "change advanced wireless settings" ...the Wireless Network Connection Properties box came up. Under the Wireless Networks tab, i found all the networks i had connected to in the past, and Removed the current one. WHen i tried to reconnect, the same problem occured (limited or no connnectivity). Is there something else i need to do to remove the profile?

    thanks for the response!
  4. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Have you tried the following?
    1. Disable wireless security on your router
    2. Disable the client's firewall
  5. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    Make sure the problematic laptop has the latest wireless drivers. The Laptop is the main issue here since one wireless device is already working. The laptop in question may have issues with the broadcom chipset the WRT uses.

    Also check out the Wireless Signal Tweaking for tips on tweaking the WRT
  6. bigeyedphish

    bigeyedphish LI Guru Member

    im fairly sure its not a problem with the laptop....I use wireless all the time all over the place and this is the only network where problems arise.

    and I'll try disabling the wireless security, but that would really only be a temporary fix or for diagnostic purposes.
    once again, thanks for the responses!

    UPDATE: i disabled wireless security, and the laptop, along with the original computers work. so it looks like the problem lies within the wireless security
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