WRT54GS Connection but no Internet

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by treebeard560, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. treebeard560

    treebeard560 LI Guru Member

    My laptop recieves signal from the router, but the internet isn't working. All of my chat programs but MSN work too. The wireless chip in the laptop is an Intel Pro wireless 3945ABG.

    I've diabled router protection, MAC address filtering, WEP, all to no avail.
  2. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    If you connect your notebook to the router using a LAN cable, are you able to access the Internet? If not, is your router connected to the broadband successfully?

    Logon to your router at this address and go to your status page and check if you have an Internet connection to the router. Ideally, it should have been assigned IP, DNS, and Default Gateway addresses from your ISP, like this:

  3. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    If you can connect to the Internet using a LAN cable to the router but not by wireless, reconnect using wireless and check your TCP parameters.

    Start > Run
    Run: CMD
    At the Command Prompt, execute: IPCONFIG /ALL

    - Your IP address by default should be in the form of 192.168.1.xxx
    - Default Gateway should be
    - DNS servers should be the same as that shown on the Status page of your router.
  4. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

    what version of WRT are you using? and what insternet connect do you have? ADSL/Cable?
  5. treebeard560

    treebeard560 LI Guru Member

    No, i am not able to connect to the net with a LAN cable, Yes the router is connected correctly, I'm posting from a computer on the same network that is normally wired to the router.

    I'm using the WRT54GS and I have an ADSL line
  6. treebeard560

    treebeard560 LI Guru Member

    I might've found a problem. The Default Gateway listed in IPCONFIG is different than the one on my router, any way to fix that?
  7. jgutz20

    jgutz20 Network Guru Member

    the gateway on your router is your actual ISP gateway, your computers gateway should be the IP address of the router.
    Another computer is working right now while yours is not? did you select to manually set the DNS server on this computer
  8. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Good, so your router is configured and working correctly.

    While you may not have Internet access, does local network work? (i.e., you can see other computers or shared resources on your local network)

    Since both your notebook cannot connect to either ethernet or wireless, have you tried connecting the notebook to a different network (if available)?

    While you are at it, reattach the LAN cable from the computer that works to the notebook and see if you have Internet or LAN access.

    Now that we have clarified the different Default Gateway addresses, what about other TCP parameters? Are they being assigned correctly? (see post #3)

    Check your TCP settings and see if they have been setup with manual parameters, as suggested

    Can you possibly post the results of the IPCONFIG /ALL (after connecting to the network) so we can take a look?
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