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Wireless internet will not connect using WRT54G

I recently moved and switched ISP's. (I am now with MEDIACOM) I assumed that I would just reconnect my wireless router and it would take off and work but it has not. I know I have internet b/c I am hardwired with one computer to the router and it is working just fine. However, even though I have an excellent signal and a "connected" status I still cannot access the internet.

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  • wesslmnn May 18, 2009

    reisenstein , I am currently using a laptop to connect. I do currently have an ip address (192.168.0.1) showing up when I run the prompt ipconfig/all

  • wesslmnn May 18, 2009

    reisenstein I am using a Dell Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card (I hope this is what you were looking for). I am trying to connect to a Linksys WRT54G wireless router

  • wesslmnn May 18, 2009

    The laptop is currently about 18" from the wireless router. I should have clarified better. My connection has excellent signal strength and down on the lower right my status says it is connected (No red X through the wireless icon) However, it will not allow me to connect for some reason. I used this same computer on the same wireless router at my last home (different ISP) and it worked just fine and I had to do no configuration of the router or my computer.????

  • wesslmnn May 18, 2009

    I pinged yahoo.com and the resulting message was "ping request could not find host yahoo.com. Please check the name and try again." Any thoughts??

  • Richard Eisenstein May 11, 2010

    try putting the laptop right near the router. Does the connection still drop?

  • Richard Eisenstein May 11, 2010

    OK, so the laptop having the problem has an IP address. What wireless adaptor are you using?

  • Richard Eisenstein May 11, 2010

    Is this a laptop or a wireless desktop? Open a command prompt and type "ipconfig/all", then hit enter. Do you have an IP address? Is it something other than 169.xxx.xxx.xxx?

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Open a command prompt and type "ping yahoo.com" then hit enter. what happens?

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  • Richard Eisenstein May 18, 2009

    If you can ping yahoo and get a return from a command prompt, then your web browser is the issue, if not then your network in the laptop has a problem.

  • Richard Eisenstein May 18, 2009

    Ping the IP address of the desktop. tell me what happens.

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Hi I am Vortash .. you will have to check your status in the bottom right of your screen ( usually two monitors with a flashing screen ) and if there is a red line through either then your not connected to your router as you thought . Double click on the monitor icons and then click network , you will see your Computer name your network icon then the Internet with a green line running through all ( if it is connected ) and the internet .On the left you will see manage wireless networks .click on that a screen will open and in the top right is a question mark click on that and a small window will appear click on click to open network there you will see your available wireless networks if the router is transmitting it will be there ... any queries and the last window you opened was the help window follow the instructions on there and you should get online ... You may have to open the directory of your router and reset it if it hasn't already .. that will be in the instructions in the router manual .. hope this helps regards Vortash

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    clive pearson May 18, 2009

    Ah that is the router address you will probably need a password to get into it if you did not put a password in the usual factory one is ... admin ... vortash

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