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Re: wireless router just stopped working after my pc...
You need to power cycle the router by unplugging the power for 30 seconds. If it your computer still cannot find the network, you need to change the channel of the router from 6 to channel 11 by accessing the router's setup page.
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Make sure your router's WAN port is set to dynamic IP. If the light on the front doesn't glow/blink for the WAN port, try a different cable. If a different cable doesn't work it's probably toast. :( This problem appears to be directly linked to the relationship between the WAN port and the modem. Given that the devices can connect to the router, but not internet, it has to be the WAN. Sometimes if the modem goes out it will send too much voltage through to the router and fry the WAN. Had that happen to my parents router. If the above doesn't "fix ya" then try a different router.
Worst case, you might have to put a wireless card in your PC and bridge the modem (wired connection) to the wireless card and broadcast for your wireless devices. At least until you get a new router.
First off you should think if you changed anything recently, like driver updates, updated your computer or Operating System? That could give BIG clues to whats the problem. What type of OS are you using?(ie,xp,vista,7) is it 32bit(86x) or 64bit(64x)? When I updated my pc to a new 64bit win 7 model, my old wireless g would not work due to compatibility issues(no driver update). Always try first: 1. unplug all power to router and modem for 30 sec(differs with model)and pc if connected through gateway. 2. Connect router first(wait for full boot-up) then connect modem(wait for full boot-up)then re-boot router while modem is still green(this allows the router and modem to communicate and prepares to open ports. Sometimes the order needs to be reversed to create a comm link. 3. Next thing would be to make sure its the router and not your internet connection(modem) itself. Plug directly into the modem (bypass the router) and make sure you get internet. 4. Last but not least, check to see if you can access your router(everything connected during this test), open up a browser and type your provider I.P.for your router into the browser bar at the top of the page,( ie. 192.168.1.1) different providers are a little different, if it allows you to access your router then it is communicating, and may be being blocked by firewall preferences or closed ports.
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You have two ways on how you can get other computer online through this router. First, you can wired them (using an Ethernet cable) to one of the Ethernet ports on the back of the router. They are the ones labeled 1, 2, 3, and 4.
Second is through wireless, but those computers that will connect through wireless must also have a wireless adapter to be able to pick up the signal that this router is broadcasting.
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.
Whenever you connect a different device to the cable/DSL modem the modem itself must be reset. Dont even waste a phone call to linksys. Its useless.
If you are using DSL depending on your ISP you may have to enter your account info into the router's PPoE section
Cable users should have the router set to "Obtain IP aadress automatically"
Use the reset button on the back of the router and start from scratch. Unplug the cable/DSL modem power Hook up your router WAN/Internet to the Cable/DSL modem Ethernet/LAN jack Power on the Cable/DSL Modem first, wait about a minute, then power on the router.
type into IE your routers web address 192.168.0.1, or 192.168.1.1, i forget which yours is; then you will be prompted for a username and password, the username is usually blank and the password is admin, unless you have changed it.
When in the settings look for DHCP and make sure it is enabled to automatically assign ip addreses to all pc and check that all the pc's are set to obtain an ip address automatically
Try reset the router & cable modem. There ia a reset (very small) button on the back of the wireless router & the modem. Disconnect the power cords to both. Use a pen & hold in for 10 seconds (router & modem). Re-connect power (router & modem) & restart PC. If your service still has not returned. Chances are it's your internet provider & not you. Double check by connecting your modem directly to your PC.
Try the manual method.connect router to pc with ethernet cable
1.logon to 192.168.0.1
2.Connection type ; PPPOE
3.type in your username@ISp and pass
5.Configure wireless setting(SSID,Wep)
Configure pc with the same SSID and WEP
uplug the ethernet cable and check if your are able t connect wireless
OK well I think it is better to set it up like this... Connect the Modem to the Phone Line, Connect the Modem to the Router with an Ethernet Cable, Use a CABLE connection from the Main PC to the Router. (Ya gonna ditch the USB WiFi)
Set that Main PC connection up to connect to the internet from the Main PC, thru Router thru Modem....
Then from Slave, install the USB adapter in this PC, and use this to connect DIRECTLY to the WiFi Router... and thus to the internet.
This way will give the best transfer rates, and reliability