Question about Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router
I purchased a linksys wrt54g I managed to get on wirelesss with my laptop but my desk top with the cable hookup (host) is not able to get on to the internet
Posted on May 01, 2008
When you say you can get on wireless with your laptop does that mean---
You can connect to the router or
You can connect to the internet and get web pages such as google or fixya?
If you can get to google and fixya then the issue is not the router setup to the internet. Otherwise let me know you need help setting up router access to the internet. There will be more questions before I can give you directions to complete that.
When you say cable hookup for the laptop do you mean an ethernet cable to the router? (these cables have wider connectors that the phone wires and connectors -- used for phones and modems) If not what kind of cabling to where? (some installations permit connection via either one ethernet port OR one USB port to their equipment. -- note the OR if you have the router attached to the ethernet port you may be required to move the desktop from the USB port to the router using an ethernet connection (network adapter and cable). This might require the purchase of additional hardware (a network adapter for the PC and an ethernet cable -- if you provide the manufacturer and model of the desktop it will probably be possible to determine if your desktop has a network adapter already)
If you are using an ethernet cable to the router the following are probably items to check.
Can you swap ethernet cables (with a spare) to assure it is not the cable?
Can you hook your laptop or another computer (maybe a friend's) to the existing cable to assure it is good? (you will need to turn off wireless on the laptop to use it, if you know how)
Try switching ports the cable is plugged into on the router to see if that changes anything? (try the same with a known working machine possibly from a friend)
If there appears to be a cable issue perhaps you could test it on a firend's machine and his network to be sure.
Verify the proper installation of the network adapter in the desktop computer.
By testing it on a friends network, if possible?
Depending on what you find there could be additional questions and instructions to purchase additional items, setup drivers for you existing equipment, or a number of other things. Primarily this first set of questions is to attempt to isolate the problem and focus on the solution applicable to your specific situation.
Posted on Dec 15, 2007
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