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My old linksys router has stared to allow only one computer to connect to the internet. This is true whether the computers are hardwired to the router or wireless; only the first computer is connected. What got changed in the router to cause this? How do I fix it?

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Try the following

1. check the linksys website for a possible update of the firmware..(get the specs on your router before updating the firmware.. if done wrong you may end up with a useless router)
2. also try to reset your linksys router to factory defaults..

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

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  • Francisco Cortes
    Francisco Cortes Oct 08, 2008

    where you able to do 1 and 2? if not...please make a comment and we'll try to walk you through the process if you don't how to do it.



    assuming you did completed 1 and/or 2 check the following: you may have a switch instead of a router and possibly your isp has made some adjustments causing the behavior you described:

    http://forums.linksys.com/linksys/board/...



    if it's not an isp problem you router may have been damaged and is oly working as a switch.



    confirm if routing is sitll working (at least locally) by doing the following:



    check if you're getting valid ip addresses (you need a valid ip address to connect to internet and the router should dinamically assigned ip addresses to both of your machines) on both computers: go to start>run> type cmd then press enter, a command prompt console will open, (like good all DOS), type 'ipconfig /all' (without the ' ''s) and press enter you should get something like



    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.100
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1



    check if both computers get something similar but the ip address should vary on the last digit for each computer. if this checks out with what you see test if you can go outside your network by pinging a remote location:



    at the comand prompt type 'ping www.google.com'

    and you should c something like this on both computers:



    Reply from 72.14.205.103: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=249

    Reply from 72.14.205.103: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=249

    Reply from 72.14.205.103: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=249

    Reply from 72.14.205.103: bytes=32 time=13ms TTL=249



    note: if one computer gets an ip address that looks like 169.254.x.x your linksys address is not dinamically assigning ip address and may in fact been damaged (unlikely)



    post your findings.. provide as many details as you can so myself or someone else may be able to provide you with a solution by reading your feedback.

  • Francisco Cortes
    Francisco Cortes Oct 08, 2008

    you may also want to ensure DHCP is turned on on your router (if you do have a router and not a switch)... find out what is the address for the configuration page and look around for DHCP and make sure is turned on... save your changes, restart the router and your modem and retest your connection...



    source:

    http://www.daniweb.com/forums/thread3035...

  • Francisco Cortes
    Francisco Cortes Oct 08, 2008

    lastly make sure the DCHP client is working on both computers aswell. check the service is started and automatic in the services applet under computer management

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