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Wireless connection fails: won't assign address

I can successfully connect the computer to the router with an ethernet cable. I can get the configuration pages for the router and I can get the internet too. However, when I try to switch to a wireless connection I hit trouble. The PC detects the NETGEAR wireless network but fails to connect to it. When I click "connect", it reports "Limited or no connectivity. ... This problem occurred because the network did not assign a network address to the computer." I am then unable to access either the internet or the router configuration page ( While trying to fix this I have encryption turned off and have also turned off the option to restrict access to specified computers. (Obviously I will put these options back, for security, when the network is fixed.) I am using the router in conjunction with a Wanadoo "Livebox" modem. As I say, I have been able to make a connection using ethernet cable, but not wirelessly. Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Wireless connection fails: won't assign address

As ever starting with the simplest of solutions normally works, well spotted.

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How Can One Cable Modem Work With Two Wireless Routers? By Terry Stockdale Leave a Comment In How to Fry a Wireless Router or Two, I wrote about my brother's experience frying a pair of wireless modems in a lightning storm. Last week, I talked about what had happened, why it happened, and what he could do to prevent the problem in the future (this was the third set of routers, plus he lost a computer motherboard in that storm).
This week, we'll look at his network layout, and why he could not get the network to set up properly.
To summarize the situation, he has an office an a shop, with computers on his network in both locations. Some connect via wired connections (Ethernet), while others use wireless connections. His Internet cable comes into the office first.
In the past, he first used Linksys wireless routers. Then DLinks. This time, he chose Belkin wireless routers.
The incoming cable (standard cable-company RG6 coaxial cable) connects to the cable modem.
Then, the cable modem connects to the WAN (wide area network "Internet") connection on the router.
The local wired ports on the router provide connections for two wired computers. Notebooks connect via wireless connections. Finally, one wired connection on the router is used to connect an Ethernet cable that runs 250 feed to the office from the shop.
That cable was the lightning problem, as it runs outside in a conduit just a little bit underground. Effectively, he's got a 250 foot antenna looking for the electromagnetic pulse from a lightning strike. Most of us don't worry about that because our equipment is so well grounded in the house, plus the Ethernet cables we use are much shorter lines. Even if we have underground cable company lines running from their switch boxes to our houses, those lines are usually only exposed about 40 to 50 feet before they enter the dwellings.
Back to the situation. When he hooked up his replacement routers, the router at the shop immediately worked. Not so, on the router in the office. The Ethernet light and the Activity light just poounded away, blinking and blinking rapidly. But, nothing connecting to the router could get to the Internet.
If they connected a computer directly to the Ethernet cable in the office, without running it into the router first, it worked just fine. But, with the router in place, it didn't work.
The problem was the way he connected the two routers. The problem is that there is no Out Of The Box connection that will work reliably. At least one thing, usually two, has/have to be tweaked one way or another.
As one might guess, the easiest way to connect would be to connect one router's WAN connector to the cable modem, using Ethernet cable, and then use Ethernet cable to connect one of the Local Area Network (LAN) connectors on that router ot the WAN router on the other computer.
There is a problem with this setup, but it's easily solved. First, if you're using identical wireless routers, as he was, the wireless routers are both trying to use the same IP Address range and subnet mask for their local area networks.
That works fine for the first router, which is connected to cable modem. On the cable modem side, it gets an IP address on the Internet Service Provider's network - often an actual Internet address and not just a private network address. On the local area network, it assigns the IP address range specified in its setup menu. This often varies by manufacturer. In the case of Linksys, this is 192.168.1.x. In the case of the Belkin routers he bought, it was 192.168.2.x.
The problem occurs at the second router. On it's WAN side, it sees a 192.168.2.x network - but it's default setting tells it to give 192.168.2.x addresses on it's local area network side, too. In other words - it's confused. It doesn't know where to find the Internet because both networks are assigned the same addresses.
The solution was to disconnect the second router's WAN/Internet cable, connect to it via a wired computer, and tell the second router to use a different IP address range. We chose 192.168.3.x.
We hooked up the Ethernet cable to the Internet/WAN side of the router again. The router started working fine, normal light blinks for activity, no more confusion. The computers could get to the Internet just fine.
Problem solved.
That solved the Internet connection problem. However, no computers in the office would be able to share files or printers with the shop, nor would computers in the shop be able to share with the office. That was both acceptable and intended, in this case.
It could be done; however, that would require a different configuration on the routers and connections.

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Share Your Internet Connection with More Than One Computer- The Easy Way

Here is a simple way share your home internet connection with more than one computer. This will work for both wired and wireless and doesn't require alot of technical or computer skills to accomplish. I'm sure there are other ways, but if you're looking for a simple repeatable setup, here it is.

If you've got a dsl connection through a dsl modem, this TIP will work for you.
If you've got a cable modem, this TIP will work just as well.

Here's a list of what you'll need.

  1. Dsl or cable modem that works on your system and you can access internet with one computer (If you're using the internet, most likely you've got this already).
  2. Wired (Ethernet) or Wireless Router (wifi routers have 4-6 ethernet ports also).
  3. For Wired: Ethernet cable to connect modem to router.
  4. For Wireless: Wifi compatible computer or wifi card for your computer (follow manufacturer's instructions for proper install).
  1. Turn all components off. This includes anything on your existing network- computer, modem, printer and any router you may currently be using.
  2. With all power off, connect an ethernet cable between your modem and your new cable/dsl router(wired or wireless).
  3. Turn on the power to your new router only and let it boot up completely.
  4. Turn on the dsl/cable modem and allow it to boot. Since the router was booted first, the modem with recognize the router's MAC address (ethernet numerical address) and connect that address to the internet.
  5. Connect all the other components onto the router with the ethernet cables as needed and turn on the components- no particular order is necessary after the router and modem are booted. Your router will assign MAC addresses to all the ethernet components. Once the MAC address is assigned, your computer should work correctly with the internet and shouldn't drop out when the second computer is turned on.
  6. For wireless connections, boot up your computer with the properly installed Wifi card, airport card and allow it to "find" your router. Once you get confirmation of the signal, you're good to go.
Following this procedure will allow your modem, your router to use their designed software to connect you without a bunch of programming. You will actually enjoy having more than one computer sharing an internet connection.

Remember this procedure and follow the steps again if you lose power and have to reboot your network.

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I have a Windows 7 Lenovo T510 laptop which has a wireless port. I have used wireless successfully on other networks. When I'm at home, I've got a Netgear wireless router connected to a Motorola cable...

check the ip configuration settings of your wireless computer...make sure that there is no static ip address assigned in your computer... Also check for any duplicate ip address in the wireless configuration... Also tel me what is the exact error message you are getting when you are trying to connect to your network...

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Connection issues

To troubleshoot the issue follow the below steps

1.Try disbaling and enabling the wireless lan card

2.Check whether Ip addresses assigned in the wireless network card.If the address is assigned by dhcp and not assigned in network card means assign static ip in the range supported in the networkand ping the website or gateway.

3.If the ip is assigned already means try pinging the gateway and dns server .If ping is success means the connection between router and pc and internet is good .In that case you have to check whether authentication is successful if any authentication is used.

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Internet not working through wireless linksys router but working when directly connected to modem

I think the problem will rely depending on the settings on your router, Follow these step by step solution on resolving the problem.

1. Connect the cable coming from your modem going through the internet/WAN port of your wireless broadband router.

2. I suggest you test your internet connection first by connecting an ethernet cable from your Wireless Router LAN port going to your PC NIC(Network Interface Card).

3. In order for you to setup your router, you should be using a web browser. Go through your router configuration by typing /, on your web browser. The ip address depends on the manual of the router which default ip address is assigned to your router.


after enter the ip address, pressEnter and you should see a login box where you can type the username and password of the router.

You should check from your manual what is the default username assigned when you purchase the router. Since some routers have been using standard username and passwords.
You should use "admin" as your username and leave the password blank, press Enter / OK.

If you have a successful login, you should see a router configuration webpage where you can setup your router.

Look for the Internet Setup panel, select what type of connection you are using,

DHCP - for cable modems
PPPoe - for most DSL modems

if you are unsure, just check with your ISP.
Set the SSID to identify your router and assign a WEP (Wireless Encryption Key) under your Wireless Security section to encrypt your routers network to prevent others from connecting to your internet without any permission.

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I have a cable modem with mediacom and a netgear g5608 router. i tried to hook up my computer, ps3, and xbox 360 but cannot get connected . whats the problem?

hi there! if your trying to hook up your cable modem to your netgear g5608 wireless router, First you need to clone the mac address of your network interface card to your wireless router in order the cable modem will communicate with the router. most cable modem reg the mac address of the nic of your computer.. Once your done of cloning the mac address to your router save the settings and turn off the computer, router and the cable modem.. turn on the cable modem first after 15secs then wait all the lights lit and turn on the router wait all the lights lit and the computer. your will notice that all your light is lit on the router and try to pull up the browser.. Now if you want to connect your ps3 and your xbox 360.. once your wired computer can access the internet, you will not have a problem connecting your wireless devices, you just need to setup your ps3 and xbox360 to connect and use the automatic ip address detect from your wireless devices.. you could either use static ip address and auto detect that your router will assign to your wireless devices.. if you still have any problem connecting your devices.. please feel free to call email me at or you can reach me at +09157222160.. good lick!!

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Cannot get computer to connect to the router via cable. Says acquiring ip then fails.

are there other computers that are successfully obtaining IP address/connecting to the internet through the router? Try the basics first --use another ethernet cable (a known-working one if possible), use another port on the router, power off and on the router.

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please dont assign any manual addresses in ur computer..let it be automatic...

u said that u connected the computer to Ethernet ports in the router...
check whether the light are lit in the router corresponding to that particular port..
check the ip address to that particular computer(hard wired to the router)
ip address should be or 101 or 102..if the ip addres comes in this range means its working good...
if ther is no ip means please follow this steps...

1,connect the blue cable between the computer and the router(any 1 of the 4 ports in the


2,connect the other Ethernet cable between the Modem(came from ur internet people) and the

Router's Internet port(standalone port at the back of the router)

3,In the rear panel of the router u can see the reset button.with the help of the paper or

ball point pen,press it hardly and hold it for 1 minute..

4,Now turn off ur modem and the router..wait for other 1 minute..

5,turn onn only the modem first and wait till all the lights turn on the router and wait

till the power light is the internet Explorer it should work..

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Pls. help

When dealing with a router there are multiple IP address scenarios, on the internet service provider's (ISP) side you can have either a static or dynamic IP address. I believe most routers by default are set to accept a dynamic IP address from the ISP. Where the ISP permits the router can also assign IP addresses to each device that attaches to it allowing a single ISP connection to be shared by multiple computers. This is also generally the default for routers purchased for home use and the wireless adapters also accept the dynamic IP assignment from the Router. With the logical discussion out of the way I believe you wish to discuss the physical connections to be established. Again this is a generic discussion not knowing your specific environment. port types - I will refer to phone ports (technically RJ-11 either two or 4 wires (these cables plug snugly into phone jacks and modem connectors) and ethernet ports (technically RJ-45 which are 8 wires and to big to fit in phone and modem ports) First you have a connection provided by the ISP for DSL this is your phone line where filters are attached to your voice phones and an unfiltered phone connection goes into the DSL modem's phone port often with an ethernet port. If you have cable generally the cable company provides a connection to a cable modem which has an ethernet or other port to connect to your system. The ethernet port generally connects to the wan port (generally separate) of your wrt54g router with an ethernet cable. Computers can be attached to the wrt54g router using the 4 ethernet ports in a group provided they have an ethernet port too. Wireless cards connect to the wrt54g router through radio waves and with antennas on the router and often internal to the wireless adapter (often embedded in a notebook computer today). These details are enclosed with your ISP's instructions and the Linksys router instructions often with pictures to help the explanation.

if you do not have the user manual.

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what may be happening is the wireless pc as it was; needs the dns and ip address flushing, also the pc you connected the router to as you must have conflicting ip addreses Click start run then type ipconfig /flushdns. You should ensure that the router is set to enable DHCP to assign ip addreses and make sure your'e network cards on all pc's are set to obtain ip address automaticaly in the TCP/IP properties. Restart the pcs and type in your web browser and get into your router setings and check in the DHCP section that all pc's have been given an ip address. If all fails you may need to reset the router

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