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My router is still working, but can't connect to the internet

I have pinged the router and still get "Replyed from" response, all lights are still on, but when I check my internet connection, my internet gateway is disabled and when I try to connect say, "connection failed!". Thanks for any help you can give. I've tried almost everything I can find online.

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  • ladyhip Feb 07, 2009

    cacophonyx...thanks for your response. Have followed instructions on this page ( to the letter and nothing...Sorry for not mentioning that my router is a WRT54GS. Know how to use the web configuration page, but not sure it is retaining my settings. Seems to be too many dots for the password I typed in, Am using the PPoE settings.

  • ladyhip Feb 07, 2009

    cacophonyx...I appreciate your attitude, but I think we can rule out the ISP or modem problems, because I am currently connecting through my DSL modem (Netopia 2241N, router completely unhooked). This one really is STUMPING me...I have a seemingly healthy router with no connection. Problem started right after Bellsouth updated my modem, though, if that helps. Thanks for all your help so far!

  • ladyhip Feb 08, 2009

    Thanks, cacophonyx, for the new suggestions...I have the web site for the alternative firmware bookmarked. Will try and get back to ya.

  • ladyhip Feb 08, 2009

    Well, I've tried the reset and the reset button is wobbling side to side and is pretty loose. Can't get the login page for router to come up now. Thinking maybe now that it's a door stop...

  • ladyhip Feb 08, 2009

    You're welcome, cacophonyx, and thanks for your help...I'll try the firmware if I can ever again get the router config page to come up again. Yep, I did reset and tried the default address ( and got a "page not found" error. Maybe, after I unplug it awhile, will retry. Thanks again!

  • james Hart May 11, 2010

    Thanks for your comment :)

    I've read through the first three pages of the forum, and they're mostly concerned with cable modems - which don't need any authentication.

    Unfortunately, it's not clear whether the problem lies at the router or beyond; perhaps it's worth connecting a PC directly to the ADSL box and using the PPPoE authentication to see if you can 'bypass' the router and ensure you've actually got a connection to the ISP.. instructions are there:

    Sorry I can't be any more specific... I love a challenge, though, so I'll try and get your router going if it kills me :D

  • james Hart May 11, 2010

    Have you tried repowering your ASDL/cable modem connection and then the router?

    The router needs to pick up a valid address from the ISP, and sometimes the kit that connects to the phone line needs to be reminded that the router's there.

    The WRT54GS has a web front-end; it's also worth taking a look at how it's doing by connecting to it using a web browser; try putting "" into the browser. Type 'default password WRT54G' into google if you've not configured it.


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So you've done everything I've suggested already - and yup, it's definitely the router. 
As I mentioned before, the DSL modem may well be quite fussy about the MAC address it sees, so if it's been successfully working with your PC, it might need 'refreshing' (normally done with a reboot) to get it to work with the router.
I'm running out of suggestions - would it cause any problems to carry out a factory reset on the Linksys router, and installing the latest firmware? Or even, perhaps try one of the many alternative firmwares that are available (I'm using DD-WRT - and see if that works any better?
I've carried out all kinds of reconfigurations with my two WRT-54Gs, and they're quite resilient to being played about with... I really hope some of my suggestions help you get it talking to the internet again!

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  • james Hart Feb 08, 2009

    I think the reset button tends to be quite wobbly anyway, since it's of the membrane type... the router can only be considered 'dead' if the red/DIAG light on the front stays on; have you tried connecting using the default IP address I saw on the Wikipedia page about the WRT54GS (

    Here's hoping some alternative firmware works... thank you so much for my first recommendation :)


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