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* NOTE: If you tried to set-up the WRT-160N Router previously, but failed, with the Router ON, press the "Reset" button on the back panel and hold it down for 10 seconds, then release. This will reset the Router to factory settings and erase all previous data. Then do this 1. Hook up the Linksys WRT-160N Router to the modem(cable, DSL or satelitte) 2. Hook up the Linksys WRT-160N Router to your computer via a LAN cable with the LAN cable in Port #1 on the Linksys WRT-160N Router. 3. Type http://192.168.1.1 in the address bar of your web browser. 4. Log-on to the Linksys WRT-160N Router with these log-on credentials: Username: linksys (lower-case) Password: admin (lower-case) 5. Click on the "Clone PC MAC Address" tab. 6. Click the "Clone PC MAC Address" button. 7. Click "Save", click "Continue". 8. Click the "Wireless Security" tab. 9. Choose "WPA2 Personal - TKIP/AES" for encrypted security. 10. Enter encryption password (passphrase). 11. Click "Save", click "Continue". 12. Exit the web browser. 13. Disconnect the LAN cable from the computer and Port #1 on the Linksys WRT-160N Router. In about 5 seconds, your wireless connection should be up and running.
First of all, two wireless devices cannot have the same WLAN MAC address. Its like a fingerprint. In this rare case, as you do have it that manner. You can TRY to connect both routers using wireless bridging and check the MAC address (if different) of the router on the DHCP client list. If its the same, this feature will not work. With this. if we confirm its an issue with WLAN MAC address, as it can also be a printing mistake. You can go ahead and request for a replacement from US Robotics and bring this to their notice. Moreover, its not possible to spoof or clone the MAC address present of the network adapter of a router. Thanks and regards, Arvind
Yes you can. You need to access the web configurator program to do this. You'll need a wored connection to the router. Type the ip address 192.168.1.1 into the address bar of your browser. You will the see the password screen for your router. Enter your own password (if you've set one) or the defalt password 1234 (if you haven't) to get to the menus. Select adbanced setup>wireless lan and you'll find an option to set the MAC filter.
Use the drop down option to enable mac filtering and enter your mac address.
To setup a wireless router connect the DSL or cable modem to the WAN port of the wireless router with a LAN cable then follow these steps :-
1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable. 2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL 3. Enter the router setup login and password 4. Change the admin password 5. Go to the wireless settings and change the default SSID and turn off SSID broadcast. 6. Setup encryption key the strongest is WAP2 7. For further secutity measures - turn on MAC address filtering and enter the MAC address of the wireless cards on the computer/s you want to connect to this wireless router. 8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings. 9. Configure the wireless cards on the computer/s with the SSID and encryption settings of the router. 10. Remove the LAN cable between the router and the computer and the computers should be able to connect to the router
You will need to assign a different ip address to the Westell modem - I am assuming that both the router & modem are using the same ip address 192.168.1.1? If that is the case, then assign 192.168.1.2 to the modem.
-- what is the brand of your modem? have you tried connecting your computer directly to the modem and check if you can get online?If yes, Internet connection is fine and the problem is on the router if not, call your ISP first and check your connectivity with them.
-- have you tried connecting your computer directly to the router without connecting the modem to the router and check if you can access the router setup page?there are some cases where in the modem and the router have same IP address that's why you cant access the setup page of the router because of IP Conflict. Try to access the router page , router not connected to the modem only on the computer and change the LAN IP address of the router to 192.168.2.1. Connect the modem to the router and try again to shut down everything and power on the devices one by one and check if you can get online.
-- if after changing the LAN IP address still doesnt work, try to check if you can access the router page by the new IP Address. Make sure that you do not have other firewall or any security enabled on the pc. If yes, try to enable the MAC Address clone on the router and check again the internet connection. Try to configure the router with a diff computer also help isolate the problem
-- if after that and it still not working last option is to upgrade the firmware of the router. possible that there is a problem with the router and upgrading the firmware normally fix internal problem. If that still doesnt work, the router is defective.
If you're using a Cable provider, do the ff. steps. (For Linksys router)
1. Launch Internet Explorer and type http://192.168.1.1
2. It will prompt you for username and password. Leave it blank on username and type admin for the password.
3. Under SETUP tab, click the sub-tab MAC Address Clone. The click the button Clone My PC's MAC. Then click on Save Settings.
4. Unplug the power to the modem and the router for 30 secs. After that, power on the modem first, wait for all lights to go solid then power on the router. Check if the internet works.