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Wrong Kind of Ethernet Cable?

I just bought a Linksys Wireless router today. I was going thru the set up and the first step is to unplug your Ethernet cable from your computer to the internet port on the router. The thing is, with my ethernet cable, it has an SMC USB Ethernet adapter that it's plugged into which is plugged into my computer. If I take the ethernet cable out of the adapter and just plug it straight into the router, the internet light on the router starts flashing but the internet doesn't work. Anyone have any ideas and suggestions? Thanks!

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If you can still access the web based configuration on your linksys router (by going to 192.168.1.1 in your web browser) that means nothing is wrong with the cable/connections. However the ISP is not letting your router get access to the router since it doesn't have the same MAC address as your computer's ethernet card/port.

To change your routers MAC address to the sameone on your computer (So you ISP thinks its still the computer connected), you have to first go to start>run>type in cmd and when command prompt opens, type in "ipconfig -all", which lists your IP addresses, etc. Make sure you add the -all (With a space after ipconfig) or else you can get your computers MAC address. The Physical Address is your MAC address. Now once you obtained the MAC, go to your router configuration, and login. Then look for where you can set or clone the MAC address of the router. The default mac address could be on the bottom of the router, if so check for it and just look for that address in your web configuration, then change it to your computers MAC address.

Hope this will fix it!

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

  • Denis K. Feb 28, 2009

    Correction: "Make sure you add the -all (With a space after ipconfig) or else you CANNOT get your computers MAC address."

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I'm trying to re hook up my Linksys BEFSR41 Cable/DSL Router after 4 years. I go thru all the steps from the CD and get stuck where they ask me fir a password. I type in ADMIN snf t goes thru the cycle...


Try this: reset your router to the factory settings by holding down the reset button while the router is plugged in for 30 seconds. Once it's done, your default username and password will be admin. Connect your router to a computer via ethernet cable, open internet explorer, firefox, safari, etc. doesn't really matter which browser you use and type in the address bar 192.168.1.1 and press Enter. it will ask for a username and a password, type admin for both.
Now you have accessed your router(don't worry about the CD). Go to wireless and then wireless security and select WPA2 Personal as your encryption type then choose a password, it's has to be at least 8 characters long(letters, number or both). Hit Save settings on the bottom. You now have a secured wireless network. Connect your cable/DSL modem to your router, reset the router by unplugging it and plugging it back in and wait till both your modem and router are up. Now try to connect and you should be able to go online :)
Good luck and let us know how that worked out for you ;)

Dec 28, 2010 | Linksys BEFSR41 Cable/DSL Router W/4 Port...

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Wireless Network Reset and Setup - Linksys


If you are unable to connect your laptop wireless to your Linksys wireless access point/router, the easiest and fastest way to get going is to reset your router to the factory defaults. This will make your router work like the day you bought it.

There are 2 steps involved Reset your router, Setup/Secure a new router

Reset your router:

  • Unplug your DSL/Cable modem from power (not your access point/router) Leave this unplugged for now


Next
  • On the rear of your Linksys router you will find a small RESET button
  • With the power still on the router, Press and hold (with a pin/pen tip) the RESET button for 30 seconds.
  • Release the RESET button a wait 15 seconds for the router to reboot


almost done....
  • Unplug your Linksys router from power
  • Plug your DSL/Cable modem back in to power
  • Wait 1 minute for the modem to boot up
  • Be sure the ethernet (cat5) cable from your modem is securely plugged into the WAN port on the back of your Linksys router. This is usually labeled WAN or Internet above the jack
  • Plug your Linksys router back into power.


You will now be able to connect to the internet with your wireless device. I would advise that you follow the next steps in securing your wireless network.


Setup/Secure a new router

Log into your router
  • Type 192.168.1.1 into your web browser and hit enter
  • In the login fields (case sensitive):
  • Username: leave_this_field_blank
  • Password: admin
  • Click OK


Once in the web interface for your router
  • Click Wireless tab - Basic Wireless Settings
  • Find the Wireless Network Name (SSID) field
  • change this to your new network name (this is the name you will see when you connect through your wireless device)
  • Find the Wireless Channel field
  • Change this from 6 (default) to 1 or 11

  • Click on Wireless Security
  • Find the Security Mode field
  • Choose WPA2 - Personal
  • WPA Algorithm choose AES
  • WPA Shared Key type in your new password you will use to connect to your network

Click Save Changes and your router will now reboot. You will now need to enter in that same password (WPA Shared Key) when you first connect with your laptop to your wireless network


Magoo

on Mar 12, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Wireless Network Password - Linksys


If you are unable to connect your laptop wireless to your Linksys wireless access point/router, the easiest and fastest way to get going is to reset your router to the factory defaults. This will make your router work like the day you bought it.

There are 2 steps involved Reset your router, Setup/Secure a new router

Reset your router:

First
  • Unplug your DSL/Cable modem from power (not your access point/router) Leave this unplugged for now


Second
  • On the rear of your Linksys router you will find a small RESET button
  • With the power still on the router, Press and hold (with a pin/pen tip) the RESET button for 30 seconds.
  • Release the RESET button a wait 15 seconds for the router to reboot


almost done....
  • Unplug your Linksys router from power
  • Plug your DSL/Cable modem back in to power
  • Wait 1 minute for the modem to boot up
  • Be sure the ethernet (cat5) cable from your modem is securely plugged into the WAN port on the back of your Linksys router. This is usually labeled WAN or Internet above the jack
  • Plug your Linksys router back into power.


You will now be able to connect to the internet with your wireless device. I would advise that you follow the next steps in securing your wireless network.

Setup/Secure a new router

Log into your router
  • Type 192.168.1.1 into your web browser and hit enter
  • In the login fields (case sensitive):
  • Username: leave_this_blank
  • Password: admin
  • Click OK


Once in the web interface for your router
  • Click Wireless tab - Basic Wireless Settings
  • Find the Wireless Network Name (SSID) field
  • change this to your new network name (this is the name you will see when you connect through your wireless device)
  • Find the Wireless Channel field
  • Change this from 6 (default) to 1 or 11



Magoo

on Mar 12, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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How do the cables connect? Which cable goes where?


Step 1:
Connect the broadband modem to the router's WAN or Internet port.
Step 2:
Connect the computer to any available numbered port (1, 2, 3 or 4).
NOTE: In this example, we'll connect the computer to port number 3.


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NOTE: It is advisable to connect the computer to one of the Ethernet (1, 2, 3 or 4) ports when setting up the router for the first time. If you have successfully configured the router using a wireless computer, unplug the Ethernet cable which connects the computer to the router for you to have wireless Internet connection. For instructions on how to connect the wireless computer to go online using the Linksys router, click here.

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Step 3:
Make sure the power adapter is plugged in to an available power outlet.

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Check if the corresponding LEDs on the router are lit. For instructions, click here.

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How to set up wep security on a linksys router that was already set up with no password it is a linksys wrt54g on lrouter a dsl network


Hi
Begin setup of your Linksys Wireless Router by first plugging in the power. Give it 10 seconds or so to initialize and then plug an ethernet cable into your wall jack and into the port on the back of the router marked Internet. Next get another ethernet cable and plug one end into your laptop and the other into one of the ports labeled 1-4 on the router. Your computer is now properly connected to the router to begin its setup and configuration.
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Is there any computer connected to the router ?
If not then you will need to connect the computer
to the router.
Do not change any wireless settings on the router
with the wireless computer.
you will need to connect the computer to the
router with the Ethernet cable.
check the IP address of the computer.
open the router set up page of the router.
Here you can change the wireless settings of the
router.
Now once you change the network anme and security
on the router, you will need to connect to the
wireless network on your wireless computers.
Click Here for step by step instructions

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i guess that you are talking about wireless code, in this case you will need to connect the laptop to the router via Ethernet cable to configure it and then unplug the cable and use the wireless.
so you connect the ethernet cable between the laptop and one of the ports on the router from 1 to 4. then access to the router web interface which is usually 192.168.1.1. then go the wireless tab and name your wireless access point and put a password to secure your network. After that you can unplug your Ethernet cable and use the wireless on your laptop to connect your router wirelessly.
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Try these steps:

1. Make sure the wireless is disabled when you're doing that. It might cause a confusion between the wired and wireless connection.
2. Try to plug it at other ports (1-4)
3. Try another known working ethernet or CAT-5 cable.
4. Set the laptop's LAN card's speed to 10-hald duplex.

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