Question about Linksys Wireless-N WRT150N Router
My linksys wrt150n router will not let me connect to the internet wired or wirelessly.
how can i fix this?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Make sure DHCP is turned off on the modem or else you will get ip conflicts. Also make sure it is plugged into the wan port on the router
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
Check on your cables makes sure they are inserted properly and the cord should be free of kinks, scrapes or loose connections......Also check the back of your computer make sure your ethernet card (the one that has the green lights/LED's) is seated properly (not loose)....
Good Luck.....hope this helps...if not let us know....cheers
Posted on Apr 13, 2009
Make sure you are plugging the SMC into the WAN port on the Linksys router and not the LAN ports. Your internet connection (which is your SMC) should always plug into your WAN port on the Linksys. Any computers that you may need to plug in, like Desktops that are "wired" and not "wireless", should plug into the LAN ports on the Linksys. If you are not using the WAN port on the Linksys for your SMC modem, then that would explain why you cannot get to the internet on wireless or wired computers.
Here's why you are getting the "low connectivity" message:
Computers don't understand why the Internet is connecting or not connecting...so the "low connectivity" message you keep receiving has nothing to do with your wireless signal strength. To a computer NIC, "low connectivity" means your network adapter could not find a DHCP server and receive a valid IP address. When this happens, your network adapter assigns an IP address to your computer in the following range...169.254.0.0, and will display the "low connectivity" message until it is able to receive a valid private IP address from the DHCP server. You can verify this by going to START | RUN and typing "cmd" (without the quotes), then hit ENTER. A black box will pop up....then type "ipconfig" (without the quotes) and hit ENTER. This will show you your IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address, and you can verify that your IP address is in the 169.254.0.0 range. A valid private IP address is typically in the 192.168.0.0 range, but could also be in the 10.0.0.0 range, or the 172.16.31.0 range. Also, make sure you have DHCP server enabled on the Linksys router for the LAN. This will ensure your "wired" and "wireless" computers receive a valid IP address.
The WAN port on your Linksys router should be configured to "Obtain an IP address automatically using DHCP".
Posted on May 01, 2009
If that is the case you may forward ports on the router for VPN connection, try to open 47, 500 and 1723 all TCP and UDP protocol.
Here's what you need to do, check the IP address of the computer where you have the VPN software,
click start> run> type cmd> hit okay
on the black screen put in ipconfig and check the IP address there,
> when you get the IP address then we can enable port forwarding on the router
> open IE on the working computer on the address bar, type 192.168.1.1
> nothing for username and password is admin in lower case
> then click on the applications and gaming tab on the router,
> and from there, example of how to field that in is like this,
> for aaplication name - VPN1
> for port it is 47 to 47
> for protocol it is BOTH
> for IP address ex. 192.168.1.XX - 192.168.1.100
> then check enable, do the same thing for the rest of the port.
> save the settings and try it again after.
> if it is still nothing, you may connect the computer that has the VPN connection directly to the modem and check if you will be able to connect via VPN
i'll wait for your response, thank you and have a nice day!
Posted on Jul 15, 2009
The "Wireless" light doesn't indicate that wireless is available, it indicates that wireless is being used.
You need to narrow down your problem statement by what symptoms you are seeing. Does your PC "see" the wireless router? Does the router accept your connection password?
Then follow the troubleshooting script in the user manual at
Posted on Nov 25, 2009
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