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Setting up network with wrt54g with dial-up internet

Running xp no existing network. when i ordered wrt54g was unaware that it was a broadband router, is there any way to make it work with dial up internet, so the other devices can access the internet. if not what router do i need

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Without a broadband connection, you cannot use the router function of the WRT54G.
Log on to the WRT54G configuration Web page and disable its DHCP service (the menu offers DHCP, PPPoE, PPTP, etc) and set the routers default LAN IP to 192.168.0.250.

Then enable ICS on the computer dialup connection. The desktop wired cableshould go to into a LAN port on the WRT54G. Set the laptop wirelesssettings to obtain automatic IP.

Reboot everything, desktop first.

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There is no way a wirless or brodband roter will work for any dial up conecsions only will work for hugh speed internet or DSL internet. If you are chosing to upgrade lock at the chosis verizon has. Just go to www.verizon.com to see if you are elagable. They haves some very low cost deals and if it is ordered online you get a discount,

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Does it need a modem or works on it's own ??


It doesn't need a separate modem; it replaces a modem in your home network. If it's properly connected to the phone line, and you have an internet service provider (ISP) supplying you with a broadband connection, and the PC is connected to the router, then it should all work fine.

If it isn't all working fine, the most likely problem is either that the wires aren't connected in the right places, or that the PC's internet connection isn't set up properly (e.g. if you changed from dial-up with a modem to broadband with a router).

If you have recently changed from dialup to Broadband, and you're running Windows, use the Network Connections wizard to set up the internet connection. In Windows XP you can do it this way:
1) click on Start
2) move the mouse to Settings
3) click on Control Panel
4) double click on Network Connections
5) click on File
6) click on New Connection Wizard
7) follow the instructions.

Your ISP should have sent you a CD-ROM to help you to connect, so insert the CD when prompted by the New Connection Wizard.

Sometimes you can just insert the CD into the computer and you'll be prompted to do everything necessary to connect to the internet. BT, for example, do it this way.

Good luck!

Oct 09, 2010 | Trendnet Wireless Home Router TEW651BR

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Full details on how to set up your Wireless-G WRT54G Router


Chapter 1: Connecting the Wireless-G Broadband Router

Hardware Installation

1. Locate an optimum location for the Broadband Router. The best place for the Broadband Router is usually at
the center of your wireless network, with line of sight to all of your mobile stations.
2. Fix the direction of the antenna. Try to place it in a position that will best cover your wireless network.
Normally, the higher you place the antenna, the better the performance will be. The antenna's position
enhances the receiving sensitivity.
3. Connect a standard Ethernet network cable to the Broadband Router’s Internet port. Then, connect the other
end of the Ethernet cable to your Cable or DSL Broadband modem.
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4. Connect your network PCs or Ethernet devices to one of the Broadband Router’s numbered ports with a
standard Ethernet network cable.
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5. Connect the AC Power Adapter to the Broadband Router's Power Socket and the other end into an electrical
outlet. Only use the power adapter supplied with the Broadband Router. Use of a different adapter may result
in product damage.
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Chapter 2: Configuring the PCs

Overview
The instructions in this chapter will help you configure each of your computers to be able to communicate with
the Router.
To do this, you need to configure your PC’s network settings to obtain an IP (or TCP/IP) address automatically, so
your PC can function as a DHCP client. Computers use IP addresses to communicate with the Router and each
other across a network, such as the Internet.
First, find out which Windows operating system your computer is running. You can find out by clicking the Start
button. Read the side panel of the Start menu to find out which operating system your PC is running.
You may need to do this for each computer you are connecting to the Router.
The next few pages tell you, step by step, how to configure your network settings based on the type of Windows
operating system you are using. Make sure that an Ethernet or wireless adapter (also known as a network
adapter) has been successfully installed in each PC you will configure.

Configuring Windows 98 and Millennium PCs

1. Click the Start button. Select Settings and click the Control Panel icon. Double-click the Network icon.
2. On the Configuration tab, select the TCP/IP line for the applicable Ethernet adapter.9641e30.jpg
Do not choose a TCP/IP entry whose name mentions DUN, PPPoE, VPN, or AOL. If the word TCP/IP appears by
itself, select that line. Click the Properties button.
3. Click the IP Address tab. Select Obtain an IP address automatically.a443500.jpg
4. Now click the Gateway tab, and verify that the Installed Gateway field is blank. Click the OK button.
5. Click the OK button again. Windows may ask you for the original Windows installation disk or additional files.
Check for the files at c:\windows\options\cabs, or insert your Windows CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive and
check the correct file location, e.g., D:\win98, D:\win9x, etc. (if “D” is the letter of your CD-ROM drive).
6. Windows may ask you to restart your PC. Click the Yes button. If Windows does not ask you to restart, restart
your computer anyway.

Configuring Windows 2000 PCs

1. Click the Start button. Select Settings and click the Control Panel icon. Double-click the Network and Dialup
Connections icon.
2. Select the Local Area Connection icon for the applicable Ethernet adapter (usually it is the first Local Area
Connection listed). Double-click the Local Area Connection. Click the Properties button.ea4fa3a.jpg
3. Make sure the box next to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is checked. Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and click
the Properties button.6cbaf1a.jpg
4. Select Obtain an IP address automatically. Once the new window appears, click the OK button. Click the
OK button again to complete the PC configuration.9297bc0.jpg
5. Restart your computer.

Configuring Windows XP PCs
The following instructions assume you are running Windows XP with the default interface. If you are using the
Classic interface (where the icons and menus look like previous Windows versions), please follow the
instructions for Windows 2000.
1. Click the Start button and then the Control Panel icon. Click the Network and Internet Connections icon.
Then click the Network Connections icon.
2. Select the Local Area Connection icon for the applicable Ethernet adapter (usually it is the first Local Area
Connection listed). Double-click the Local Area Connection. Click the Properties button.f2e300e.jpg
3. Make sure the box next to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is checked. Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and
click the Properties button.dad0f1c.jpg
4. Select Obtain an IP address automatically.076b379.jpg
Once the new window appears, click the OK
button. Click the OK button again to complete the PC configuration.

If you would like more information on setting up your connection, please ask me a question.

Keep us posted and thank you for using our service.
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on Jun 28, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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How to configure Linksys WRT54G router with BSNL's C2110 modem?


The Linksys WRT54G broadband router is one of the most popular consumer routers there are. Linksys makes configuring your router easy. This article will walk you through the initial setup options for this particular model, but many of the basics we talk about here can be applied to any router setup. Setting up the router consists of four basic steps, such as Testing your Internet connection, connecting your hardware, setting up the connection and power cycling the entire network. Aside, from setup, we'll also describe some security concerns so you can make an educated decision on the administration of your home network.
Test Your Internet Connection First While this seems like something you would not need to be, make sure your Internet connection actually works. If you haven't already, plug the cable modem directly into the back of the computer and make sure you can get onto the internet. You may need to reboot the machine first.
Connect The Modem and Router to the PC Now that we have confirmed the Internet connection works, the next step is to connect the modem to the router and the router to the PC. The modem will attach to the router's Internet Port. You will then attach the router to the PC via any of the four Ethernet ports in the rear. Check the LED lights in the front of the router to confirm all of the connections are properly made. The Power, WLAN, Ethernet Port to PC and the Internet should all be lit.
Configure The Linksys WRT54G Settings With all connection made, you will now need to login to the router via your web browser. Type 192.168.1.1 and hit enter. You should see the login screen. Leave the username blank and type admin as the password and hit enter.
You will now need to configure the router's connection to the Internet. Under the Setup / Basic Setup section, make sure the router is setup to Automatic Configuration - DHCP. This allows the router to receive an IP address from your Internet Service Provider.
Next, go to the MAC Address Clone tab in the same area and enable Mac Address Cloning. This allows the router to clone your PCs MAC address, as the ISP may require this.
Power Cycle the Router and Modem Now that everything is configured, you'll want to power cycle everything. This is done to make sure everything has an IP address from the modem all the way through to the PC. To power cycle, shutdown everything. Unplug the modem and router power source. Shutdown the computer. Plug in the modem and wait for all green lights. Next, plug in the router and wait a few minutes until its lights are also green. Lastly, boot up the PC. You should have an Internet connection.
Change the Linksys WRT54G Router Password You noticed when setting up the router, that there was a default username of nothing and a password of "admin." Be sure to log back into the router once everything is running properly and type in a username and change the password. If you don't, a hacker that sees you have a WRT54G router could login to the router with the default credentials.

Jan 10, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Just set up my g broadband router. Unable to connect to internet


Your laptop may not support g wireless. Change the wireless to broadcast B and G

Nov 15, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Cant hook up my wireless internet card to my wireless g router


you can connect your huawei card to your computer usb port then install driver then you can use it.

Jul 28, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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Zyxel to connect automatically


Connect your modem to internet port of the router and your computer to any numbered slot.Now open 192.168.1.1 in your internet explorer,it will ask for username and password.Leave the username blank and in password type admin.You will get the linksys page.On the setup page you can see internet connection type.select PPPoE from the drop down menu.In username and password enter the username and password which you use in dialing broadband.Scroll down and click on save settings.Turn off the router and modem.Power up your modem first and then router.Now you wont need to dial broadband.You will be connected automatically.

Mar 27, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Doesn't work with windows vista


1. check if there are lights on the specific router port where you have connected the Vista (e.g. if it is on port 2, check if there are lights on #2 at the front panel of the router).
2. check the ip address by going to command prompt (click start-run-type cmd press enter. on the command prompt, type ipconfig/all)
3. ip address should be similar to what your Windows XP is getting. Subnet mask, gateway, and DNS servers should be identical.

Eg. If XP has a 192.168.1.100 IP, your Vista should have 192.168.1.x IP address where x is a variable number other than 100.

4. If your IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS seems aligned for both PCs, check your browser settings. Open IE, go to tools, internet options, network connection and make sure that never dial a connection is selected.

Jan 16, 2009 | Microsoft Broadband Networking MN-500...

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Linksys wireless-G router configuration on PPPoE internet connection


Connect modem to the internet port of the wrt54g
Connect pc to port 2 of the wrt54g
Reset the wrt54g, push reset button for 30seconds with the power on, uplug the power for 10 seconds
Open internet explorer, type 192.168.1.1, you will be asked to login, no username, password is admin. This will take you to the router page. On the page you will se AUTOMATIC CONFIGURATION DHCP, change that to PPPOe, enter your broadband username and password. Click save settings at the buttom of the page. YOU WILL ONLY GET CONNECTION IF YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD IS CORRECT.


GOOD LUCK

Mar 14, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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Cannot change network security


if you change any security setting it likely has to reboot.
if the wireless won't reconnect , start with no security setting for open/no security and see how it responds.
then match the settings exact.
otherwise update the bios in the router.

Mar 04, 2008 | Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband Router...

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How to install wrt54g Linksys router


Linksys is very smart and intelligent router . it gives you very good network strength. you can reset the router by using 192.168.1.1 and for more details Linksys Tech support and you can reset the the hole router by pressing the reset botton at the back.hope this may help you ....

Jan 07, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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