Question about Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router
I moved in with some friends and have been trying to connect to the wireless router. They both have no problems connecting to the router. I have the correct network key and have typed it in multiple times knowing that the characters are case sensitive. Their is a particular setting on the router that must be preventing additional devices to connect. Reason I know this is my PS3 will not connect either! The DHCP setting is set at 50. When I try to connect wirelessly, it continually states "Acquiring network address". I can connect to the router directly and it works fine. I have spoken with tech support and they recommend that I switch the security setting from WPA to WEP. However, this router is not my personal router but my friends and I don't want to change any settings if possible. Any suggestions?
Try logging into the router to see whether the Wireless MAC Filter is Enabled. Since you already know that the DHCP limit is set to 50, I presume you've already logged into the router successfully. The Wireless MAC Filter is on the Wireless tab (the second tab, next to Setup), and is the third parameter from the left.
If the filter is enabled, simply add the MAC ID of each of your devices to Permit list (this won't affect your friends' use of the router).
If both of their devices work, and none of your devices work, then the odds are pretty good that the MAC ID Filter is the culprit. I hope this helps - please let know if I can be of any further assistance.
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
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