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Buffalo router having set this up to my main pc i only ever seem to get a local connection which is no good for internet. my broadband provider is virgin media

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  • milo1973 Sep 01, 2008

    Since Virgin Media updated my connection from 4mb to 10mb my WYR-G54 fails to connect. LAN side works fine, all computers can see each other, but there is no WAN IP address. This worked fine until the upgrade and I have done al the usual stuff with booting in the right order etc. I know what I am doing technicaly as I have been using Broadband for as long as it has been available in the UK. Am about to replace with a WRT54GL, but it would be nice to have The Buff working properly again as its a neat piece of kit.

    BTW connectivity is fine if i just go straight from the modem, so I know thats working OK (but no router = no wifi, no NAT, one PC at a time..)

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Let me verify your network configuration with you. You have your modem connected to the WAN/Internet port of your router via an ethernet cable and then your PC connected to your router via another ethernet cable, correct?

If this is your setup, then try this:

  1. Unplug the power cord from the modem & router
  2. Plug the power cord into the modem and wait for it to boot up (most modems have an "Internet/Connection" light to indicate they are connected to the ISP)
  3. Plug in the power to the router, wait for it to complete the bootup process (usually when the lights stop flashing it's done), and see what happens.

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