Question about Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router
The computers in the home network connect to the router but the router won't connect to the internet. All the settings are as they should be but it doesn't connect ot the internet.
Bypass first the router and check if there is an internet connection. It might be no internet service at that moment.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
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Wireless networks have become an increasingly popular way to access the Internet. Connecting to a wireless network allows you to browse the Internet without having to physically connect any cords to your computer.
Troubleshooting wireless connectivity can sometimes be confusing, because even if a wireless network is not able to bring you to any web pages, often your computer's wireless card will still connect to the wireless network that is being broadcast.
In other words, a wireless network will read "connected" even if it is not connected to the Internet.
Connect to a different wireless network. If there is an alternate wireless network within range of your computer that you legally are able to use (a free public Wi-Fi rather than your neighbor's wireless network, for instance), try connecting to it and browsing the Internet.
If the same issue occurs on the alternate wireless network, you may have an issue with your computer's wireless card or with your Internet browser.
If you are able to connect to the alternate network but still not able to connect to your own, the problem is most likely localized to the wireless network you use at home.
Reset all devices.
The great majority of Internet connection issues can be resolved by a simple reset of all the devices in your home network.
Locate the power cords of both your modem and your wireless router and unplug them (if you use a modem/router combination, simply unplug its power cord) for a full 30 seconds.
Plug them back in and restart your computer.
Try to connect to the Internet using your wireless network after your computer has booted back up.
If the connection still fails, some further troubleshooting is required.
Bypass your wireless router.
If your computer's wireless card is connecting to your wireless network of choice yet you are still not able to access any websites, there may be a connection issue on either your modem or router.
The easiest way to locate the problem is to temporarily eliminate the router from the network. Locate the Ethernet cable that connects your modem to your router and unplug it from the router.
Plug the cable directly into one of the Ethernet ports on your computer and reset the modem in the manner described above.
Now try your Internet connection again. If there is still no Internet access, the problem is most likely with your modem or your computer; contact the technical support department of your Internet service provider (ISP) for further assistance.
If the modem goes online directly connected, your router is causing the problem and may need to be reconfigured. Contact the router manufacturer for further assistance.
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a convenient location to
begin installing your router such as an open floor space or table. This does
not need to be the permanent location of the device. Particularly for wireless
routers, you may find it necessary to re-position the unit after installing it
as the cables / signals may not reach all areas needed.
in the router's electrical power source, thenturn on the router by
pushing the power button.
your Internet modem to the router. Most network modems connect via anEthernet cable but USB connections. After connecting
the cable, be sure to power cycle (turn off and turn back on) the modem to
ensure the router recognizes it.
one computer to the router.
Even if the router is a wireless model, connect this first computer to the
router via a network cable.
the router's administration tool. From the computer connected to the router, first open
your Web browser. Then enter the router's address for network administration in
the Web address field and hit return to reach the router's home page.
on the router. enter
your username and password
you want your router to connect to the Internet, you must enter
Internet connection information into that section of the router's
configuration (exact location varies). If using DSLInternet, you may need to enter the PPPoEusername and password. Likewise, if you
have been issued a static IP address by your provider (you would
need to have requested it), the static IP fields (including network mask and
gateway) given to you by the provider must also must be set in the router.
this is a wireless router, change the network name (often
called SSID). While the router comes to you with a
network name set at the factory, you will never want to use this name on your
network. Read How to Change the Router SSID for
the network connection is working between your one computer and the router. To do this,
you must confirmed that the computer has received IP address information from
your one computer can connect to the Internet
additional computers to the router
Finally, configure additional network security features as desired to guard your systems against Internet attackers.
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To connect a router and multiple computers to the
Contact an Internet service provider (ISP) and have them configure
an Internet connection to your home. If possible, have the ISP place the modem
in the room with your primary computer.
Connect your router to your modem in one of the two following
If you currently have a computer connected directly to your
modem: Unplug the network cable from the back of your computer, and
plug it into the port labeled Internet, WAN,
or WLAN on the back of your router.
If you don't currently have your computer connected to the
Internet: Plug one end of a network cable (included with your router)
into your modem, and the other end of the network cable into the
Internet, WAN, or WLAN port
on your router.
Plug in your router. After a minute or two, the Internet, WAN, or WLAN light
on your router should light up, indicating that it has successfully connected to
Determine whether your computer has a network adapter, and add one if
necessary. Instructions to determine if you have a network adaptor or to install
a Network adaptor can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/netadapter.mspx
Shut down your computer by clicking Start and then clicking
Turn Off Computer. Then click Turn Off.
Connect the network cable to your computer's network adapter.
Connect the other end of the network cable to your network equipment.
Start your computer and log on to Windows. Windows automatically detects that
you are connected to the Internet.
Repeat steps 6, 7, and 8 for each one of your computers. If you have a
computer in a different room you can find instructions at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/wired.m
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