Question about Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router
The problem seems to me close to identical.
Following a power cut with both computer and router "on", it is possible to see that:
a) all the computers are assigned IP addresses by the router and can access each other
b) the router connects to the internet (PPPoE)
c) the computers cannot access the internet (!?)
Now, I have fiddled with the problem quite a bit. I can't figure out *exactly* what happens but I suspect the problem is two-folds:
1) whatever you might reset on the computer (network connection, internet connection, etc.) it won't work by itself.
2) whatever you might re-set (and not reset) on the router won't work by itself.
3) however, if you reset the router (10+ seconds press on the little button on the back), re-enter all the parameters (that takes typically 5 minutes usually, not an hour, unless you are a network tycoon that uses all the settings) and then "repair" (right click on the connection) the network connection then "voilà".
In summary, the router has a problem (needs to be reset) but then Windows has conflict issues with the router and needs its connection reset too. Well, that is my hypothesis. I am NOT a network admin and I barely know DHCP, IP, Gateway stuff... What I have noticed is that while the router is not "sharing internet" with the computers, windows has a "internet gateway" connection automatically up and running, while once the router is reset, windows "sees" there is nothing such as a router gateway and removes it. When the router is fine, and the windows connection is"repaired", and internet works at last, THERE IS NO INTERNET GATEWAY in the connection panel of windows anymore. I think there is something there that might generate conflicts, but hey, I need the words of an expert out there! (please note that the term "internet gateway" might not be the exact term, and I don't intend to switch my electricity breakers off to reproduce the problem...).
*practical note: I haven't tried yet, but instead of re-entering all the router setting manually, I guess a router configuration backup saved while everything works fine can be reloaded when things are bad, that would save the 5 minutes of manual re-entry.
So, anyone wishes to rationalize all that?!? What is THE exact problem and what is the systematic and exact way to fix it?
--I love my router anyway---
You are using the PPPOE connection. when you set up the router for the PPPOE connection, Do you see Internet IP address on the status page of the router.
If you have the internet IP address on the status page of the router then that is a very good thing. make sure that it shows the Internet connection type pppoe on the status page also.
your computer are communicating with each other they have the IP address that is a good thing also.
Now you can check the internet connection.
open the command prompt ( START ==> RUN == type cmd and click OK) In the command prompt try to ping the router IP address.
Suppose your router IP address is 192.168.1.1. then in the command prompt type " ping 192.168.1.1 " and hit ENTER on your key board.
You will get replies from the same IP address that is 192.168.1.1.
that means the connection between the computer and the router is working properly.
Now type in the command " ping 22.214.171.124 " and hit enter.
If you get the 4 replies from 126.96.36.199 that means you computer is communicating with the DNS servers. If you get the reply form different number or if you do not get replies that means the router is not set up properly or user name and password for the pppoe might not be proper.
Now you got 4 replies from 188.8.131.52.
Then type the command " ping yahoo.com" and hit enter.
Now check if you get replies from yahoo.com ( there might be replies from the number 66.x.x.x. or 207.x.x.x).
If you get the replies then everything is working properly. the issue might be with the firewall or internet browser.
Now if you don't get replies from yahoo.com but getting replies from 184.108.40.206 that means you will need to assign static DNS numbers on the computer.
In preferred DNS = 220.127.116.11
in alternate DNS = 18.104.22.168
that will resolve the issue.
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