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Re: cannot connect to internet Model WRT54GS
Hi vmveal, try this. (Do not remove the RJ45 cables from modem to router, router to PC). Power off the PC.
Unplug the DSL or cable modems power cord. Also unplug the routers power cord. There is a small reset button on the back side of both, (Modem & Router). Take a pen & push the reset button in for 10 seconds. Modem first & than router second.
Re-connect the modems power cord, than re-connect the routers power cord. Once both have powered up turn on your PC.
If this still fails to give you internet access you can call linksys or chat with linksys at this site: (See left side of link & bottom of page). http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C2&childpagename=US%2FLayout&cid=1166859761879&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper&lid=6187941396B11
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I don't know what type of internet connection you have. If you have cable internet connection, you can copy the mac address of your modem to your router - that's what you call, cloning. If you have DSL connection, you can just obtain an IP Address from the modem to the router. If it's an Internet connection that is requires authentication, you can use the PPPoE type of connection. You can configure your router to any of the mentioned configuration above.
The problem here is that the WRT54GS is an old model, so naturally the installation CD is also old. This is especially a problem if you are running Vista. I ran into the same problem when I was installing my wireless card; my computer would detect it on boot up, but when I installed the drivers from the CD, it said the card wasn't plugged in.
The solution would be to download the lastest installation and driver files from the LinkSys website and use those instead of the installation CD that came with it. You may have to hunt for it, as some companies would rather push new products than update older ones, but since the router is still on the market, they should have the updated drivers and installation files.
You can try to do a System Restore on windows. This usually solves wireless connectivity problems. Just choose a restore point on a time where it was still working. Click on the link below for step by step instructions on using System Restore.
The easiest would be to connect your desktop straight to your modem and verify that you can connect to the Internet. Do not use the LinkSys WRT54GS yet. Pop in the CD that came with the WiFi Router and run the setup wizard. Follow exactly on screen instructions. Verify that your desktop's networking is set to auto obtain IP address.
Alternately, you can try: 1. connect your desktop with a straight through LAN cable to Ethernet Port #1 of the WRT54GS; 2. set your desktop to use IP-192.168.1.10, Subnet Mask-255.255.255.0, Default Gateway-192.168.1.1; 3. open a browser and goto 192.168.1.1. use the LinkSys supplied username and password; 4. verify/configure/set the LinkSys to your preference; 5. for the time being do not use any security keyphrase, WEP WPA or MAC filter; 6. verify that your laptops could see the router's SSID; 7. verify that all laptops are set to auto obtain IP addresses;
If for some reason neither method will not work, pls post back with your modem's make & model.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
I have the same router, the cable your receive your internet through should be plugged into the internet port on the router and another cable should be connecting your pc to another port on your router. after that run the setup software for the router. That should work
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To connect a router to the internet you must configure it according to your internet security providers (ISPs) requirements where they permit such connections.
Can you provide a link to your ISP's support or help website?
If not can you provide the name of your ISP and the geographic area your service is located in (such as city and state assuming as your profile indicates you are in the US)?
Can you confirm your router's manufacturer and model as Linksys WRT54GS?
Can you look on the bottom probably on a label and find a Version number for your router and report it here?
Do you have a computer with a wired ethernet connection to test the internet connection before attempting to utilize the wireless capabilities of your router? Are you willing to do so to provide feedback to me as to the success of the router's internet configuration?
Please indicate if you you want to discuss securing the wireless connection? (This may be a wise decision if you do not want your neighbors using your internet connection and/or accessing your computers publicly shared folders, if you have any -- this is especially important if you do not intend to use the wireless capabilities for all the previous reasons.)
To do this you will need to provide the manufacturer and model of each the Wireless Adapter or the computer with a built-in wireless adapter you want to connect to your network?
Upon receiving that information we can discuss the options to secure the wireless connections to your system. These will allow you to make decisions on options as to what you are willing to do and maintain to secure your internet connection.