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Router doesn't recognize my computer

I have Linksys BEFSR 4.2. It routes to a Mac and a laptop through the punch-down box in the basement. I'm no longer getting internet. I've tried resetting. I've tried rebooting the modem. Nothing is working at this point. Any suggestions?

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You check login in your modem maybe your setting get changed...

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Connect a LAN cable from the Linksys to the LAN port on your computer.
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1.Log into router. Using either 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.1.1 in a browser window that is ( internet Explorer or Firefox)
2. Verify wireless router name( on the computer) >>> ( on/off) ( router status window)
3.Note router name you are connecting to.
4.. Check the laptop/destop do ipconfig /all to see current IP addresses.
5. Set the laptop up in the router by WEP KEY or MAC address. This set up in the "security tab" in the router. using 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 to access through a browser.
6.Note router name you are connecting to.
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8. check for firmware update at the manufacturers site for your model router
9. cell phones, cordless phones, digital TV's, can affect the data signal from a router. Also distance from the router can be a factor. If your router is in a basement place the router to a upper floor and center it in the room.

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I would suggest you to reconfigure the router after you reset it. please make sure that you do not use a wireless phone nearby the router which is a major cause of the disconnection.

First disconnect the RJ 45 wire connected to your desktop Ethernet card coming from the router and connect this wire to the 'Internet' port on the
router now there is a connection to the 'Internet' port of your Linksys router.
Next use the RJ45 wire, which came in the Linksys box & connect one end to the Ethernet card of your laptop and the other end to any of the ports numbered 1 to 4.
Connect the power adapter pin in the power socket Power up the Linksys router & Laptop computer. Now lets get to the basic configuration of the Linksys wireless router.
This is how its have done successfully.
Open IE6/IE7 browser and type 192.168.1.1, a window will pop up & ask for username & password. Default user name is blank & default password is 'admin' after which you will come to the screen
'Internet Connection Type' is by default 'Automatic configuration DHCP' leave it as it is J (I did not which caused me a lot of grief J )
In 'Router Name' enter a name of your choice.
Let MTU be 'Auto'.
At 'Local IP Address' enter 10.10.0.1
'Subnet Mask' 255.255.255.0
'DHCP' is 'enable'
'Starting IP address' leave it as it is, this will be changed later.
'Static DNS 1' 192.168.1.1
'Static DNS 2' 203.94.227.70
'Time Zone' change it to relevant location.
Click on the 'Save' button.
At this point you will loose contact with the wireless router thru the browser. Double click on the computer icon in your task bar & go to the 'Support' tab and see the IP taken automatically by the machine most probably 10.10.0.2. Now type 10.10.0.1 in the browser location bar to gain access on the config page of the router & change (see above) the 'Starting IP address' to 10.10.0.2. click on 'Save'
Next click on the 'Wireless' tab give a name to your network also called SSID, remember all wireless machines on this network should have the same SSID ie network name & select what wireless network mode you need. If you have only laptops, which operate in the, 802.11g mode, (most new machines) then select 'G Only'. Click on 'Save Settings'.

You can now turn to your wireless PC or laptop to connect it to the wireless network. Here I am assuming your laptop has a built in WiFi card, if you are using an adaptor then follow the instructions of the adaptor maker. XP has a very user-friendly wireless networking utility. If you're setting up a network for the first time, use the Windows Wireless Network Setup Wizard, in the Control Panel. This copies configuration info to a USB flash drive that you can insert into each additional PC or device. If you use Vista (like me) it's just as easy going thru the Control Panel for first time users. After you have gone thru the setup wizard and it has recognized the network with the name you had previously given it, now you should be able to access the Internet.
Leave the laptop on for the time being and lets focus our attention on the router configuration thru the browser of the desktop.
Click on the 'Wireless tab & then on 'Wireless MAC filter' (on how to find the MAC address of your wireless machine go to right to the bottom of this page)
Click on the 'Enable button' and on the 'Permit button' & click on the 'Edit MAC filter list' and add the MAC address also called 'Physical address'
Click on 'Save Settings' in both windows.
Next click on the 'Wireless' tab -> 'Wireless Security' tab and select the appropriate settings (AES, TKIP or AES+TKIP) depending on what your laptop supports. Remember that WPA2 is considered the best as also AES+TKIP if your laptop supports it go for it. Select the same settings and password on your laptop. Click on 'Save Settings'
In the 'Security tab' select 1, 2 & 4 check boxes.(See below). Click on 'Save Settings'
At the 'Administration' tab -> Management change the routers password.
Also select the check box 'HTTPS'. Click on 'Save Settings'
After you have made all the relevant then go to the 'Administration' tab - 'Config Management' and take a back up of your settings. This can be done at a later stage too when you have made all the changes you need.
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1. Click Start and Run. In the Open field, enter cmd. Press the Enter key or click the OK button.
2. At the command prompt, enter ipconfig /all. Then press the Enter key.
3. Write down the Physical Address as shown on your computer screen. It is the MAC address for your Ethernet adapter. This appears as a series of numbers and letters.
The MAC address/Physical Address is what you will use for MAC address cloning or MAC filtering. Note: The MAC address is also called the Physical Address.
Windows Vista
1. Click Start -> Accessories -> Command prompt
2. At the command prompt, enter ipconfig /all. Then press the Enter key.
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There is no WAN MAC address. Your ISP issues to your cable or DSL modem an unique IP address and you connect this modem into the WAN port on the Linksys router.
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2. Verify wireless router name( on the computer) >>> ( on/off) ( router status window)
3.Note router name you are connecting to.
4.. Check the laptop do ipconfig /all to see current IP addresses.
5. Set the laptop up in the router by WEP KEY or MAC address. This set up in the "security tab" in the router. using 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 to access through a browser.
6.Note router name you are connecting to.
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2. Verify wireless router name( on the computer) >>> ( on/off) ( router status window)
3.Note router name you are connecting to.
4.. Check the laptop do ipconfig /all to see current IP addresses.
5. Set the laptop up in the router by WEP KEY or MAC address. This set up in the "security tab" in the router. using 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 to access through a browser.
6.Note router name you are connecting to.
7. Move the laptop about 20ft away and try to log on to the internet.
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8. check for firmware update at the manufacturers site for your model router
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1.Log into router. Using either 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.1.1 in a browser window that is ( internet Explorer or Firefox)
2. Verify wireless router name( on the computer) >>> ( on/off) ( router status window)
3.Note router name you are connecting to.
4.. Check the laptop do ipconfig /all to see current IP addresses.
5. Set the laptop up in the router by WEP KEY or MAC address. This set up in the "security tab" in the router. using 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 to access through a browser.
6.Note router name you are connecting to.
7. Move the laptop about 20ft away and try to log on to the internet.
This is for all routers to set up wirelessly.
8. check for firmware update at the manufacturers site for your model router
9. cell phones, cordless phones, digital TV's, can affect the data signal from a router. Also distance from the router can be a factor. If your router is in a basement place the router to a upper floor and center it in the room.

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Or, some cable-modems check the MAC-address, allowing just one or two computers to connect. Turn the cable-modem off, to make it "forget" the MAC-addresses that have connected to it.
Connect the router to the cable-modem.
Turn the modem on.
Turn the router on.
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If your modem or some other equipment owned by the cable company permanently stores the MAC address then you will need to one of two things. The easiest is to call the cable company's tech support and ask them to change the MAC address for your account to match your router. The seoond option is to configure the router to clone the MAC address of your XP box. Here is a link to a thread on linksys' web site with step by step directions:

http://forums.linksys.com/linksys/board/message?board.id=Wireless_Routers&message.id=108261

Note: If you want to implement security, do not use WEP as indicated in these directions, use WPA. WEP is hardly better than no security.

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Woodenthings


Your provider probably sent you either a cable modem or adsl modem. If you connect the single port on the modem to the WAN or Internet Port on the Linksys and then connect the computers to any of the 4 ports that are grouped together, it should work.
Mac or PC, it makes no difference and drivers are not needed.
Unless this is a new router or it is one that you personally configured, I recommend resetting it back to factory default by holding down the little red button for 30 seconds, this eliminates any configuration issues that someone else may have introduced.

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