Question about Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router (e125894)

1 Answer

Router worked. Modem quit. Now it won't work with new modem

I have a Motorola modem and Linksys router, which has worked fine for 11 months. The modem quit so ATT sent me a new one. Now I can only access internet with an ethernet cable connecting computer and the modem. The router will not work.
The solution given on a lot of these problems is to connect the internet to the modem, modem to the router, and router to the computer. Then access the web-based control page for the router. I cannot access the internet with this method.
ATT sent me an email with instructions on bridging the modem. But they won't tell you how to set the Linksys so it works with that. In the meantime, once you bridge the modem, you've cut off any access to the internet with an ethernet cable. And since the router hasn't been set up yet, you've severed your only connection to the internet. Bad email from ATT.
Linksys wants $30 to tell me what to do. I like free better. Thanks.

Posted by on

  • blankandson Jan 14, 2009

    Thanks. This helped get me connected through the ethernet cable going from the modem to the router to the computer. I ended up paying Linksys and was glad I did. It took their rep over 1 hour to set me up. I just watched since they had to set me up remotely. But it's working now as are all my other laptops.

    Again, thanks for the help.

    BTW I've talked to 6 AT&T and Linksys reps in the past 4 days, none of whom were native Eng. speakers. All were very polite and all helped with the little amount of help they were able to provide. All were very patient with this hard-of-hearing old man!

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 57 Answers

Ok in this case the problem is more than likely a generic one for all modems. All modems like to bind themselves to whatever device you have initially plugged in when you plug in the power cable for the modem. My guess is you had the pc hooked up directly to the modem and then plugged in the poewr cable to the modem.

To fix this you need to unplug the router and modem cables for 2 minutes. Plug in the modem with it being hooked up to nothing but the wall [Power Cable and Internet Cords hooked up only; no pc yet]

Your router is probably not need to be bridged so there should be a small hole somewhere on the router normally on the back or bottom saying reset. Press and hold that button with the router only plugged into the power no internet or pc [Although it doesnt matter if the pc is hooked up to the router] for at least 10 seconds. This will cause the router to reset to the factory default settings undoing the bridge. After this time the modem should say it has internet and whatever else except a activity light and similar things.

What you want to do now is unplug the router from the power and hook up the modem to the router and then plug the power cable back into the router.

After all this you should be able to go into the pc and access the router and set up the settings you like or need for the router if you want. Otherwise you should have internet again.

Posted on Jan 13, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Linksys router was working fine with my Compaq Presario until I upgraded to HP pavilion slimline with Windows 7. The slimline has only one Ethernet connection; the Motorola modem also one; and the...


Connect your Linksys router to your Motorola modem through the internet connection on your router. The ethernet ports on your router is for your PC's. The 4 ethernet ports on your router means you can connect up to 4 PC's hardwired to the router. You may also wants to contact Linksys Technical Support Team to assist you on the configurations of your Linksys router.

Aug 31, 2011 | Routers

1 Answer

I have a linksys WRT54G, and I'm trying to hook up a wi-fi connection. As of now, my internet is Internet Explorer, and my current modem is a motorola SB5101. The Motorola modem is hooked up directly to...


Hello
Try this

1 disconnect all wires,including power from the modem and router.
2 Find reset button on router usually in the back,need a pen tip or paper clip to hold it in.
3 Hold in reset for 1 min.
4 Reconnect modem first,power up.
5 Reconnect router second, power up.

Try changing the ethernet wire from the modem to the router.

So your going to have your cable coax wire to the modem.Then a ethernet wire from the modem to the router,then a ethernet wire from the router to the computer.

Sounds like you may have one wire in the wrong place.

Dec 29, 2010 | Linksys : WRT54GS Wireless-G Router W/...

1 Answer

My new linksys router BEFS41 can't connect to a cable modem that is working. when computer is plugged direct to cable modem it works. Why can't it connect to the router?


Make sure that your computer is able to go online directly through the modem.
If your computer is able to go online through the modem, that means the modem is working fine.
You will need to connect the computer to the router and the modem to the router.
open the set up page of the router and change the settings of the router according to the ISP.

Click Here for more information about the routers and network

Aug 28, 2010 | Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Router

1 Answer

Linksys router will not connect with motorola 2210 modem


Your problem may be timing.

Make sure you have all your cables connected correctly.

Do not have power to either the modem or router.

Plug in you modem and watch the lights go to work. Wait for them to settle down. Now plug in your router, again watching the lights. It should work now.

You can download Linksys' LELA program to monitor the network. Shows green lines to your computers, etc. when working and red lines when not. It will also give your status and make suggestions if you loose your connection.

Good Luck

Feb 24, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

3 Answers

I tried to set up my wrtg54 linksys with my new motorola modem from at&t. The linksys says it cannot find an internet connection. Of course, when ethernet is taken out of comp to plug into router, the...


Good day,
The AT&T modem(Motorola), is actually a modem and a single port router.
To work with the Linksys it must be set up in bridge mode. Then let the router make the decisions.
AT&T tech support will usually not help you if the router is not there product.
On Google, there are many sites that will help with this issue.
Unless you've already done it, you should contact AT&T by phone and request tech support on setting up your modem. They will talk you thru the whole setup, including testing but without the router.
Then proceed with the steps thru Google.
I do not know the settings for your specific router, but the forums will usually help.
I assume you're on DSL. Make sure they know that. Cable settings are different.

Dec 14, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

2 Answers

BRIDGING MODEM AND ROUTER


Your firmware may not support bridge mode, try installing dd-wrt from http://dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv3/index.php

Aug 19, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

1 Answer

Setup router with vonage device and dsl modem


For the best call quality, I suggest you connect the Vonage router to the DSL modem, and if necessary, connect the Linksys router behind that. Why are you using a second router, though - you probably just need a switch or hub, if you're trying to connect more machines. Small networks rarely require more than one router. MaverickSolutions.biz may be able to provide additional support if you can give us more details about your installation.

Jul 20, 2009 | Routers

1 Answer

Motorola SB5100 and linksys router connection


The only thing that you need to setup on your Linksys for it to work with cable is to make sure that DHCP is enabled on the router.  You will need to plug your router into the modem via the ethernet cable and then plug your neighbors pc into a link port on the router (the cable modem plugs into the internet port)  You will also need to follow the reboot procedure.  Power everything off. 
1: Turn on the surfboard and wait about 1 minute for the surfboard to make a connection with your ISP (the link light should come on).
2:Turn on your router and wait for your router to sync up with the surfboard . 3: Turn on your computer. Whenever you plug anything into a cable modem, you must recycle power to the modem.  It "remembers" the last device that was plugged into it, so it's memory needs to be cleared.

Apr 24, 2009 | Arris SURFboard SBG900 Wireless Router...

2 Answers

Linksys routerr


Try to do a complete power cycle on your devices. Turn off router, turn off modem, turn off computer. Wait for 30 seconds then turn on modem first, wait for all the lights to stop blinking then turn on router the reboot computer. Hope that helps

Jul 12, 2008 | Linksys WRT54GL Wireless-G 54Mbps...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router (e125894) Logo

174 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Linksys Routers Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18298 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4331 Answers

Steve

Level 3 Expert

3287 Answers

Are you a Linksys Router Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...