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My apartment receives its internet connection via ethernet from an external router. I had been using the Belkin F5D7231-4 as a wireless router (not configured as an access point) but recently it dropped the internet connection. Upon changing the settings off of dynamic IP and onto static I can get the connection status of the Belkin to a green "connected" but when I wirelessly connect to the Belkin it still shows as local access only and no internet. I've also tried configuring it as an access point but not sure what the downstream router is and cant get this to work either.

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  • jgeekw May 11, 2010

    Have you tried updating the firmware on your router?

  • Jubert Ledesma
    Jubert Ledesma May 11, 2010

    have you tried asking the apartment manager about this? Seems to me like there might be a problem from their end.

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You don't want to set a static IP address in your wireless router. You'll be connected to the network alright, but the IP address won't be recognized by the primary router. Thus, you'll see you're connected with only local access.

First and foremost, ensure that your Internet connection is valid. Plug the ethernet cable from the wall directly into your computer and test the connection. If you can't get it to work, then the problem is not on your end. Contact the agency in charge of the external router (e.g. apartment maintenance).

If your connection is fine hard wired, you may have bad data or a faulty configuration in your wireless router. I suggest doing a complete hard reset (there should be some instructions with your router on how to do it--some have a small flush mounted button that you have to press for a few seconds). Set up your wireless router as if for the first time. This should take care of your problems.

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