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Router issues every time i set up the wrt54g it works for about 15-20 hours then i get a 169... ip adress. I have to uninstall the router and reinstall. I'm using a linksys modem CM100 and the WRT54G router with cable internet at 10 meg speed.

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  • Nicolas Videla
    Nicolas Videla May 11, 2010

    When your router is working, what Ip address do you have?
    And the 169.... ip address, does it starts like that or it goes something like ?


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Hi Pzarek,

The first thing that comes to mind is that your Linksys modem is using the same IP address as the router and it's causing a conflict. The quickest way to find out if there is a conflict is to get into the administration setup on the router and manually change the IP address of the router itself (currently it's most likely - change it to Linksys has most of its devices that provide dynamic IPs set to by default so I would suggest that.

To log into the router (assuming you have your computer plugged into the router):

Bring up Internet Explorer and type in into the address bar.

When it asks for a username/password, type in 'admin' for the username and 'admin' for the password (without the quotes).

You can change the IP address from to on the first page that comes up.

If you're unable to access the setup, make sure the router is powered up and hold in the Reset button on the back for 30 full seconds. At that point the information provided will allow you to access it.


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