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No internet connection

I own a Linksys wireless-G model wrt54g v-8 the problem is that I do get wireless signal from the router (full bars) but I can not get internet access on my laptop. I also tried plugin in the ethernet cable to the laptop and still dont have internet access.

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Re: no internet connection

You didn't specify if you're using DSL or Cable internet.

With DSL, keep in mind the software1.gif on the PC is what "dials out" to the ISP with your name / password, and you MUST set the name and password in the router. Otherwise, ONLY the computer that has the software installed (verizon, etc) will be able to connect.

If you're using a cable connection, you don't have to do this, however, most newer Linksys routers come with a 'setup' disk, which MUST be used regardless of connection type.

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Re: no internet connection

You are not getting access b/c the router hasn't assigned you an ip address yet.

make sure you use dhcp on the router to give you an ip address. if you are using wireless with encryption you will need to enter the network key for it to work.
alternatively plug it in the lan cable go to network connections right mouse click select tcp/ip and assign yourself an ip address.

gateway is
dns should be auto matic.

good luck


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