Question about Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router
I have cable internet and a linksys wireless G router. I have two computers, one running vista, one running XP. My internet quit working this morning. When I connect a computer directly to the modem, i get internet access. my computer will pick up the wireless router. but when I connect the modem to the router, my computer still will onyl connect to the router, not to the internet. I've tried resetting both router and modem 3 times and still the same results
There is a section in the router that says Status. In order to get to the router webpage, choose your start button and then choose Run. From there you want to type in the letters:
and then press the OK button
When the DOS like box opens, type in
Notice the line that gives you the Default Gateway, should have something like:
at the end of it.
Whatever the number is, mark it down. Connect your laptop or pc to the router. Pull up the 'web' and then try to visit the Default Gateway ip address instead of a website:
if it asks you for a user name and password, choose the password field and type in
hit the keyboard enter key and see if you can get into the router web page. If you can, then check the status section and see if you have WAN or Internet connection to Comcast or Cox or whatever your internet provider is... it should NOT say 0.0.0.0
If it does, then you want to make certain that the cable from the MODEM to the Linksys router is going directly into the router's Internet or WAN port. If this is the case, consider using another cable. If that does not work, you may be better off buying a replacement router. I have always had luck with a Netgear wgr614. It does not give you the fastest, but faster speed routers often requires unrealistic upgrades, and it not necessary for daily use if this Linksys router has worked well enough for you in the past.
Additionally, know that these routers are sensitive to power surges and a SURGE PROTECTOR, not a power strip, may be the smartest investment you can have for both your pc and your modem / router.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Click the link below for proper cable connections in setting up your wireless network.
Then, configure your wireless connection. The following links provides the step by step instructions for each version of Windows:
I hope this works for you.
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