Question about Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router (e125894)
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.
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
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