Old home comp died new laptop have linksys router model wrt54gv2.2 modem is bridged to linksys need to get in and connect with username and password i beleave i need help they said my warranty on linksys is up would have to pay forty dollars but said if i went in and did it myself i would be fine please help
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Re: trying to hook up linksys help
Connect your computer to one of the LAN port of the router, access the IP address of the router (IP 192.168.1.1), for the connection type choose PPPoE, type the username and password provided, Check the IP address under status (WAN section if the IP address is 0.0.0.0 then click connect)
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>I believe you need to hook this up to a modem
>first of all make sure that the modem is on bridged mode to enable the wireless capability of your linksys router
>It's just a plug and play device so it means that you just have to plug it to your modem which is on Bridged mode and open a browser to access 192.168.1.1 to setup linksys
>comments suggestions ratings and violent reactions were greatly appreciated
The AT&T modem(Motorola), is actually a modem and a single port router.
To work with the Linksys it must be set up in bridge mode. Then let the router make the decisions.
AT&T tech support will usually not help you if the router is not there product.
On Google, there are many sites that will help with this issue.
Unless you've already done it, you should contact AT&T by phone and request tech support on setting up your modem. They will talk you thru the whole setup, including testing but without the router.
Then proceed with the steps thru Google.
I do not know the settings for your specific router, but the forums will usually help.
I assume you're on DSL. Make sure they know that. Cable settings are different.
what is the model of your modem? if you said that you are able to get online when your computer is hooked up to the modem only, then it indicatest that your modem is not yet in bridge mode. Putting it in bridge mode will make your modem a "pass through" device thereby causing no conflicts in asking for ip add/connecting to your ISP. when your modem is in bridge mode, you should not be able to get online.
after setting your modem to bridge mode, connect your linksys router. if you have a pppoe connection, or one that uses username and password, have that set up in your linksys router. at this point, your router will be the one to ask ip adds from your ISP.
you could also visit this site, http://www-ph.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c=L_CASupport_C1&childpagename=PH/Layout&cid=1166859677881&pagename=Linksys/Common/VisitorWrapper&lid=7788193882H13, for further configuration of your router. as for your modem, try to call your ISP on how to set your modem to bridge.
Try to change the LAN IP address of your router to 192.168.2.1 by accessing the router's Setup page. You also need to set your Westell modem to "full-bridge mode". You need to ask assistance from your ISP to bridge the modem. After that, set-up the Linksys router to PPPoE then power cycle it.
If you want to use the linksys, you need to connect the cable from the modem to the linksys, then use another cable to connect the computer to the linksys. If it does not work, call linksys technical support, if they cannot help try this http://technicalsupport.blog.friendster.com
Ok in this case the problem is more than likely a generic one for all modems. All modems like to bind themselves to whatever device you have initially plugged in when you plug in the power cable for the modem. My guess is you had the pc hooked up directly to the modem and then plugged in the poewr cable to the modem.
To fix this you need to unplug the router and modem cables for 2 minutes. Plug in the modem with it being hooked up to nothing but the wall [Power Cable and Internet Cords hooked up only; no pc yet]
Your router is probably not need to be bridged so there should be a small hole somewhere on the router normally on the back or bottom saying reset. Press and hold that button with the router only plugged into the power no internet or pc [Although it doesnt matter if the pc is hooked up to the router] for at least 10 seconds. This will cause the router to reset to the factory default settings undoing the bridge. After this time the modem should say it has internet and whatever else except a activity light and similar things.
What you want to do now is unplug the router from the power and hook up the modem to the router and then plug the power cable back into the router.
After all this you should be able to go into the pc and access the router and set up the settings you like or need for the router if you want. Otherwise you should have internet again.
You can still use your existing Linksys router with your cable modem. In fact the router your have is designed to work with DSL/Cable Broadband connections.
1. Make sure to properly connec the devices in your network. Modem will be connected to the Internet port of the router. Then, laptop will be connected to one of the 4 Ethernet ports of the router. For initial setup of your router with modem, you need to hardwire laptop to the router.
2. Press and hold reset at the back of the router for about 15 seconds.
3. After 15 seconds turn off the router and then turn off the modem. Wait for a minute.
4. Power on modem and wait for the lights to be ready.
5. When modem lights are on, turn on router.
6. There should be 4 lights on. Power should be steady green. Internet, WLAN and Ethernet port.
7. Checked if you have Internet connectivity on your laptop while it is wired to the router.
8. If Internet is working, disconnect laptop from wired connection to the router and check available wireless network that laptop can detect.
9. The default wireless network name that the Linksys router broadcasts is "linksys". Connect to it which is an unsecured wireless network.
10. Once you are successfully connected, check Internet.
Before you can use your linksys router again, you must configure first your AT&T modem under bridge mode. If the AT&T modem is already set to you may connect the devices (modem router and PC) must be switched OFF first.
after the devices had been connected,...
1) turn ON the AT&T modem first, wait for the DSL light to stay solid
2) turn ON linksys router,wait for the lights to stay solid
3) turn ON computer,wait for your desktop screen
4) try to access Internet Explorer