I have WRT54GX2 lINKSYS WIRELESS router. This is connected with high speed cable connection. If I connect my pc directly through cable modem then it works but when it goes through the Linksys router it does not. Also then the wireless function also does not work for my laptop. what are my options?
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Re: Linksys wireless issue
More then likely the cable company changed the ip addresses for the local side of thier router. if they made thier routers local side be 192.168.1.xxx and if you linksys router (which is by default) also 192.168.1.xxx on the lan it will not work.
call your cable company and ask them what the local (LAN) ip address range is and adjust it or the linksys router accordingly
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The Linksys adapter should have a program you open to find and connect to your router. If not, you can use the Windows Network settings to find your router and connect. Although 54G is a slower speed, they should still connect.
Did you install anything new on the computer you are working on? I suggest you to check the version of your printer driver software according to the driver CD you had and reinstall the compatible version of the driver on your computer with a USB cable connected after totally remove the drivers and settings for that printer on your computer now.
The speed of your wireless adapter maybe up to 54 Mpbs only, check the wireless adapter that you have if it is 802.11 G its set to 54 Mbps only however if your using 802.11 N the speed of the adapter is around 300 mbps of connection.
There's a settings on the router that you can lock WAN port speed to around 10/100/1000
Note: To have a 300 Mbps of connection you should set the wireless settings of the router to WPA2 and AES with bandwidth of auto 20/40
Assuming "cannot connect to linksys router directly" means you cannot connect to a Wireless Lan managed by Linksys router, 1) try to connect new computer to LinkSys Router using a Lan cable, add new PC to your network. 2) recover protocol (WEP or WPA) and Key of WLAN (Passphrase or Key: TKIP or AES) either from other PC on same network either from your Router. 3) If you missed actual key you must connect to router and reset it to a new key to be eventually used for every connected device. Call for detail on this possibility
I may be able to help with this...but I need a detailed description of how you have things connected between the XP desktop, the cable, modem, the Linksys router, and the laptop. Also, is the Linksys router new?
Typically, the wan port on the wireless router connects directly to the cable modem with a cat5 network cable....then the desktop pc connects to the router...on port 1 for example...with a similar cable. Once the wireless router is set up properly, the laptop should then be able to connect using wireless.