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Linksys router will not reconnect after rebooting modem

I can set up my linksys wrt54g v1.1 to connect to the internet and work fine but after rebooting the modem. it will not reconnect to the modem untill i go through the set up procedure again. if working directly from the computer to the modem everything is fine. i have checked the ip address on the computer and and on the linksys they seam to remain the same even after rebooting. here is the last conversation i had with the online support at linksys.

terry taylor: wrt54g v1.1 [08:42:48 AM]
terry taylor: cdc20cb58103 [08:43:22 AM]
Hans S. (10552): Thank you. [08:44:06 AM]
terry taylor: cdf20cb58103 [08:43:46 AM]
terry taylor: sorryu typo [08:43:51 AM]
Hans S. (10552): Thank you. [08:44:44 AM]
Hans S. (10552): Is your computer wired now to modem? [08:44:52 AM]
terry taylor: yes [08:44:25 AM]
terry taylor: i have been through thid with another tech [08:44:43 AM]
terry taylor: but what im wondering now [08:44:56 AM]
terry taylor: my computer connects with usb also to the modem [08:45:20 AM]
terry taylor: is it possible to set the router to connect through the computer [08:45:49 AM]
Hans S. (10552): Terry, when you have a router. You have to disconnect the computer from the USB connection and connect the computer to the port 1 of the router. And the cable from the modem should be connected to the Internet port of the router. [08:47:04 AM]
Hans S. (10552): Your modem has an Ethernet port, right? [08:47:10 AM]
terry taylor: yes [08:46:47 AM]
terry taylor: i did [08:46:49 AM]
terry taylor: this [08:46:52 AM]
terry taylor: it was set correctly [08:47:00 AM]
terry taylor: your rep told me that she thought the router was bad [08:47:24 AM]
terry taylor: but it worked fine when i had a switch between the router and the modem [08:47:56 AM]
terry taylor: but i do not have the switch any more [08:48:18 AM]
Hans S. (10552): Let's check first the IP address of your computer. Please click on Start. Click on Run. Type in CMD and hit enter. On the black screen, type in ipconfig and hit enter, then please tell me the IP address, subnet mask and default gateway. [08:49:11 AM]
terry taylor: before or after conneting to the router [08:49:11 AM]
terry taylor: when connected through the router it is [08:49:34 AM]
terry taylor: 192.168.1.1 [08:49:41 AM]
Hans S. (10552): Before connecting the router. Check the IP address of the computer that you are using right now. [08:50:21 AM]
terry taylor: 255.255.255.0 [08:49:52 AM]
terry taylor: 192.168.1.1 [08:50:05 AM]
terry taylor: if connected directly to the modem it is [08:50:27 AM]
terry taylor: wowway.com [08:50:41 AM]
terry taylor: 67.149.39.158 [08:50:53 AM]
terry taylor: 255.255.248.0 [08:51:02 AM]
terry taylor: 67.149.32.1 [08:51:20 AM]
Hans S. (10552): Thank you. [08:52:00 AM]
Hans S. (10552): Who's your Internet Service Provider? [08:52:09 AM]
terry taylor: wowway [08:51:41 AM]
Hans S. (10552): Is your ISP Cable or DSL? [08:52:27 AM]
terry taylor: they of no help to me [08:51:55 AM]
terry taylor: yes [08:52:00 AM]
terry taylor: cable [08:52:04 AM]
Hans S. (10552): Okay. [08:52:56 AM]
Hans S. (10552): Since connecting the router now to the modem will disconnect our session. I will give you the steps on how to properly configure your router. Copy the steps and do them after this session, okay? [08:53:28 AM]
terry taylor: To set up your Linksys router for cable Internet, you need to reset the router, connect the devices, and then do a power cycle. I. Reset the router. 1. Press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds. 2. Unplug then plug back the power adapter to the power source. II. Configure the router. 1. Connect a computer to any of the LAN or numbered ports of the router. Use the computer that can access the Internet when connected directly to the modem. Disable the firewall on the computer. The modem should not be connected to the router yet. 2. Make sure that the corresponding LED for the numbered port is lit. (The modem should not be connected to the router yet). 3. Double-click on Internet Explorer. 4. When Internet Explorer opens, type the IP address of the router (by default, http://192.168.1.1) on the Address bar and click on Go. The log-in window will appear. 5. Skip the User Name field, type admin (the default password) on the Password field, and then hit Enter. 6. Under the Basic Setup tab, the Internet Connection type should be set to Automatic Configuration-DHCP. 7. Click on the MAC Address Clone sub tab, select "Clone your PC's MAC," and then click on Save Settings. 8. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the modem's Ethernet/LAN port and another end to the router's Internet port. Your computers should be connected to any of the LAN or numbered ports. 9. Click on Status and check if you have Internet IP Address. If yes, then you should be able to access the Internet III. Set up the wireless network. 1. Click on the Wireless tab. 2. Set the Wireless Mode field to Mixed. 3. On the Wireless Network Name (SSID) field, remove "linksys" and type any name you prefer for your wireless network. 4. For a wireless G router, change the Wireless Channel to 11. For a wireless N router, set the Radioband to Wide, the Wide Channel to 9, and the Standard Channel to 11. Or you may set the Radioband to Standard and the Standard Channel to 11. 5. Enable the Wireless SSID Broadcast and then click on Save Settings. 6. Click on the Wireless Security sub tab. If you want to enable WEP: a. Set the Security Mode to WEP. b. Set WEP Encryption to either 64 bits 10 hex digits or 128 bits 26 hex digits. c. There are two options for creating the network key or the password for the wireless network: ** Use the Passphrase field to generate the keys. Click on the Generate button so that the key fields will be populated. If the Default Transmit Key is set to 1 then the value on the Key 1 field is your network key. ** Create your own key by leaving the Passphrase field blank. If the Default Transmit Key is set to 1 then type your network key on the Key 1 field.You may use numbers or letters A to F. You may create a combination of letters and numbers If your WEP Encryption is 64 bits then your key should be 10 characters in length; if it is 128 bits, then your key should be 26 characters in length. d. Click on Save Settings. IV. Power cycle. 1. Shut down the computers. 2. Unplug the power cable of the router, followed by the modem. 3. Wait for one minute. 4. Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for the lights to stop blinking. Then plug in the router's power cable. 5. Finally, start up the computers and test your Internet connection. [08:53:50 AM]
terry taylor: these are the steps i followed [08:54:05 AM]
Hans S. (10552): Please hold on. [08:55:08 AM]
Hans S. (10552): After following the steps, did you disconnect the USB cable from your computer that is connected to the modem? [08:55:53 AM]
terry taylor: yes [08:55:32 AM]
terry taylor: the system will configure with out the usb connected [08:55:50 AM]
terry taylor: i reset the system ithout the usb connected [08:56:11 AM]
terry taylor: and the system worked till i rebooted the modem [08:56:34 AM]
terry taylor: then i have to start the whole precedure over [08:56:47 AM]
terry taylor: if the computer is connected to the modem with out the usb everything is fine [08:57:18 AM]

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