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Linksys WRT54G2 connects wired but won't connect wirelessly

I just helped my mother-in-law upgrade her firmware so she could get by the Wireless bug to set up WEP. She has a Sprint DSL modem so we changed the IP address of the router to 192.168.3.1. Everything had been working fine before the upgrade to firmware version 1.0.0.2. We restored all of her defaults but now she can only connect to the internet while wired. She can see her network in the wireless networks list, but when she tries to connect it keep saying contacting the network and then nothing happens.

I did notice in Status on the router that the IP address was point to 192.168.1.2, and her DNS1 server was 192.168.1.1 (the same address as the Sprint router). I don't understand why this works while wired and not while wireless. We changed the network settings on the PC to WEP and added the network key. Still no go.

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  • randkb Feb 28, 2009

    I used WEP because that's what I've always used and am familiar with it. I'm doing this long-distance with my mother-in-law and have the same router. I do have the router set to use automatic DHCP. And I can't use 192.168.1.1 to connect to the router because that's the IP address of the Sprint modem. Changing the router's IP to 192.168.3.1 was a workaround I found on the web and was working fine until the firmware upgrade.

  • Chuck May 11, 2010

    are you putting in all the dns servers that the dsl modem gives you?

    how are you giving it a static ip address?

    email me charles_farrah@comcast.net

  • Chuck May 11, 2010

    you should use stronger and better encryption. If you did the firmware update on the router you should use wpa 2 personal with AES type security. the router should be on dhcp. it shouldnt be 192.168.1.2 . the linksys router should default somewhere around 192.168.1.100 on the first wired dhcp device. if your changing the ip address to 192.168.3.1 you are not in the same gateway. If you dont know what you are doing with static ip's i suggest you leave the router on DHCP. if you cannot get into configuration page via 192.168.1.1 then i suggest you hit the reset button on back of router near the power plug.

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I don't think it's a problem with the ip address of the modem or the router since you got internet connection on LAN. I suggest that you try the basic wireless setup without any security etc and see if you can connect. If you can, then maybe it's the WEP setting that is causing the problem. The other problem could be the configuration of the firewall on the computer. You can disable all firewall on the computer and try to connect.

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