DSL modem and Linksys Wireless Router not working together anymore
I came home for holiday break and hooked up my Linksys Wireless G wireless router to my mum's DSL modem (A Westell).
It worked for 2 days when I accidentally deleted my password on my wireless laptop. I figured I could simply reset the Linksys and make a new password.
Unfortunately, I deleted all my settings on the Linksys by holding down the reset button for 30 seconds, and now I can no longer connect the router and my mum's desktop at once.
When it worked- the setup looked like this:
Phone line ---> Westell Modem ---> Linksys Wireless Router (WRK54G)
and the Linksys then connected physically with an Ethernet cable to Mum's PC (Vista) and wirelessly to my Dell XP Laptop.
We get service through Verizon.
Any chance anyone knows what settings my router should be at? Right now, I have the PC connected to the Linksys and it reads as a Local Network only, and no internet connection. My laptop connects to the internet, but the desktop PC cant make the connection unless it's plugged in to just the Westell modem that Verizon gave us when we signed up for their service.
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The easiest way is to run a long Ethernet cable from one of the 'LAN' (or 'network') ports on the "first" router to the 'WAN' (or 'Internet') port on the second router. The "first" router is the one connected to your cable-modem or DSL-modem. Both routers will auto-configure themselves for this "wired" connection. Configure the wireless-adapter in the second router as per normal.
Or, run a long Ethernet cable from the cable-modem (or DSL-modem) to a location in the "center" of your home, where you can put your wireless-router, such that its signal spans the entire building.
Or, move the cable-modem (or DSL-modem) to a location in the "center" of your home, and connect the one router at that location.
Connect the DSL modem with a LAN cable to the WAN port on the Linksys wireless router. If you have not already configured the Linksys wireless settings, this is the next step. To configure the wireless router and prevent unauthorized access to your wireless network, please click on this link and follow my instructions :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security
First of all check the DSL cable must be in WAN port of the linksys router. if it is done then do the following.
Actually DSL modem and Linksys router are conflicting with their IP class. Means DSL and Linksys routers are using the same IP class of 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1.
You must change one's IP class because both are routers and if they having same class they cant communicate. Unplug the WAN cable of the linksys. open browser and put ip 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.0.1 any one which works for u in the address bar. Username and password hopefully be admin admin or just admin and password blank field. when you access the linksys router configuration page then come to LAN configuration. If there IP is 192.168.1.1 then change it to 192.168.0.1 and if it is 192.168.0.1 then change it to 192.168.1.1 Save configuration and reboot your laptop and plug dsl cable to linksys WAN port. Hope now this will work.
Whenever you connect a different device to the cable/DSL modem the modem itself must be reset. Dont even waste a phone call to linksys. Its useless.
If you are using DSL depending on your ISP you may have to enter your account info into the router's PPoE section
Cable users should have the router set to "Obtain IP aadress automatically"
Use the reset button on the back of the router and start from scratch. Unplug the cable/DSL modem power Hook up your router WAN/Internet to the Cable/DSL modem Ethernet/LAN jack Power on the Cable/DSL Modem first, wait about a minute, then power on the router.
unplug your DSL modem. Wait 30 seconds and plug it back in.
Make sure the router is connected to a DSL modem. Lately I have seen DSL modems connected to offices that are really routers. If thats the case it may not be talking because the DSL is address the gateway with the same address as the router.
The best way to test this is to see what happens when you disconnect your linksys router and type in http://192.168.0.1
in internet explorer.
If the DSL modem screen appears, it's configured as a router.
Then you will have to take the linksys router and turn it into a switch with a wireless access point. I
I have had that issue quite often and found that when you are using a router with DSL, the DSL modem and Router IP has a conflict because they are the same number. I suggest looking into a D-Link wireless router for use with DSL.