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Router says connected but I can't access the internet

My router was working fine. I unplugged it & it hasn't worked since. Does the local area connection have to be enabled. Is it correct that if i can't connect to the local area connection that the router wouldn't work?

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  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2007

    I plugged everything in and tried to get on line. when I am connected to the internet through the router I cannot find the server. I talked to lynksys and followed their directions but to no avail. the computer says everything is hooked up and working fine. I have a laptop and it shows a strong signal but says a cable is unplugged. Need Help

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2007

    power led is blinking. cannot access to

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    i hooke dsl modem and wireless router ,but the inter will not connect,change back to mmodem only ,the internet works,did what the cd said. i fell that the wrong user name for my internet was put in ,but i don`t know how to change it or where to

  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2008

    I have a linksys WRT54G2 wireless-G, which was working fine when I first set it up with factory default SSID & password. But later I went back and changed the SSID & password, made the network secure, and then (what was probably the big mistake) unplugged the power supply cable from the router (as a means of turning it off). After that, I not only couldn't access the internet from my wireless laptop, but I could no longer access it on the master desktop to which the router was connected.

    I can see the network listed, I can "connect", but when the browser comes up, it "can't find the page". On the desktop, I just get a big blank space in the browser. And both connect very slowly, despite an apparently strong signal.

    I've tried powering everything down & starting up modem, router & PC, but nothing's changed.



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Ok... I see two people here with what appears to be the same issue, however "Guest" seems to have a more specific problem. I want to clear that up first.

To "Guest":
You are confusing your ETHERNET (Wired) connection with the Wireless connection. If it says that "a cable is unplugged" then it is refering to your ETHERNET connection. (Also known as "Local Area Connection" by default.) If you are not going to be connecting your laptop to the router by way of an ethernet cable, then you can actually disable that ethernet port by right-clicking it in the "Network Connections" window and selecting "Disable". (This is how it is done in Windows XP. Windows Vista is a little trickier for some reason.)

If you are showing a strong signal after that, it means that your Wireless adapter is still working correctly. Make a new attempt at connecting to the wireless router by finding the name of your router in the list of available wireless connections and clicking Connect.

If your router's SSID (name) does not show up in that list, then it may be secured as per the default settings. The newer models of the WRT54G router have a button on the front that you can press to temporarily disable wireless security so that you can log onto the router and make your settings. Look on the front of your router for the "CISCO" logo near the front-left. It is illuminated by an orange glow. This is to enable SES or "Secure Easy Setup".

Pressing this button will turn it white and it will probably blink, too. While this light is white, you should be able to find the router on the list. But it will be called something different. It should have random numbers and letters as the router's ID and should show a fairly strong signal.

This is a temporary connection. This gives you enough time to log on to the router and change it's settings before the open connection times out.

To make all of this as easy as possible, I would make sure to do two things:
1.) Use the RESET button on the router to set it back to factory defaults.
2.) Make sure you unplug your cable modem and plug it back in before reconnecting it to your router.
3.) Make sure that you leave all default settings for all network adapters in Windows.
4.) If you have connected your laptop to other wireless networks called "linksys" in the past, it may have the settings of those previous routers in the history that Windows keeps for all wireless connections. You can find that list and CLEAR IT by right-clicking the little icon in the lower-right corner of your Windows task bar and selecting "Open Available Wireless Networks" and finding the list on the left side of the next screen.

I can't advise on much beyond that until I know the results of this procedure. But it sounds like both of you are having the same issue. Here's a tip:

For now, ignore ANYTHING that says, "Local Area Connection". That has NOTHING to do with wireless. That is the WIRED connection. (Ethernet.)

I'll watch here.


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    Cory Kielion Nov 08, 2007

    I take it that you were able to connect to your router. Congrats. :)


    If you can't be more specific and eloquent than that, you have no business being here trying to give any kind of support.

    It is also VERY bad etiquette to beg for a rating the way you did.
    Please don't do that anymore. That alone is good enough reason to give
    you the LOWEST possible rating.

    These people are coming here to get help. Not give you good marks that you clearly don't deserve.


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Not like that u dont need to enable local area conn>and correct all teh pysical conn>and reboot the devices and also the pc>rate me solved if its help full

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