Question about Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router
How do i do it? i am having a hard time trying to connect HELP
I would check the manual of the printer and see what encryption type the printer supports and if there are any updates whether via firmware or otherwise for the printer and or the router.
Leave the firmware updates until last as if you lose power or anything like that you will brick the device(s)
Also temporarily disable encryption so that anything can connect to it and make sure on the configuration side that the printer is using the same wireless channel that the linksys is configured to ( maybe try a different channel )
I normally make sure that they are about 3 channels apart for each one I configure so there is no cross chatter between wireless networks.
If you can get it to work with no encryption then try it with WEP and if that works then try WPA PSK of some description ( if it stops working with WPA PSK ) then it means that it does not support WPA PSK most likely.
Do you get any connection what so ever after trying this , if not then If your normal laptop or other devices can connect to your linksys router then there are some other settings you can check ie is broadcasting enabled on the router - check what ports the printer needs and go from there.
Also maybe contact the manufacturer for the printer as they may be able to advise you further with regards to how to check that the wireless card is working ( obviously if it connects with no encryption on the wireless ) then that indicates that the wireless card works and try and print to it then - if that works then we can start enabling encryption and other things to try and establish what is the root cause of the issue ( working backwards but ) should help you elliminate the issue(s) step by step.
Posted on May 14, 2009
1. Verify the proper LEDs are lit on the Access Point.
•• Make sure the Power LED has a steady green light
and is not flashing.
•• Verify the Ethernet LED has a fairly steady green
light. It will flash occasionally, indicating activity.
•• Verify the Signal Strength LEDs are lit.
2. Power down everything, and power on each device in
the following order:
•• Access Point
3. Ensure that the proper wireless network name (SSID)
has been selected. You can use the Site Survey button
on the Wireless > Basic Wireless Settings screen (refer to
The Wireless Tab > Basic Wireless Settings, page 14)
to scan for a list of available wireless network names
(SSIDs). If necessary, check with your ISP to verify the
proper wireless network name (SSID).
4. Make sure that you are using the proper encryption
settings required by your ISP to connect to their
service. The encryption settings of the Access Point are
configured on the Wireless > Wireless Security screen
The Access Point has been designed to be functional
right out of the box, with the default settings in the Setup
Wizard. However, if you want to change these settings, the
Access Point can be configured through your web browser
with the Web-based Utility.
The Utility can be accessed via a web browser through use
of a computer that is networked with the Access Point.
For a basic network setup, most users only have to use the
following screens of the Utility:
•• Setup On the Setup > Network Setup screen, enter
your basic network settings here.
•• Management Click the Administration tab and then
select the Management screen. To secure the Access
Point, change the password from the default value
(admin). Enter a new password in the Password and
Re-enter to confirm fields.
How to Access the Web-Based Utility
To access the web-based utility of the Access Point, launch
your web browser. In the Address field, enter the Access
Point’s default IP address, 192.168.1.245, or the IP address
you entered during the Setup Wizard. (Should you need to
learn what IP address the Access Point presently uses, run
the Setup Wizard again. It will scan the Access Point and
give you its IP address.) Press Enter.
The login screen will appear. Leave the User Name field
blank. The first time you open the Web-based Utility, use
the default password, admin. (You can set a new password
from the Administration > Management screen.) Then click
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Posted on May 13, 2009
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