Question about Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router
Connect a wire from the existing router to the #1 port on the router.
access the setup page of the router, change the ip address to 192.168.1.5 & disable the DHCP server. save the settings
Posted on Sep 15, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
I would appear that your router has not taken the settings from your provider. There are a number of things that you can try; I recommend them in this order.
1. Turn off your modem, router and computer. Give then all a minute to get cold.
2. Turn on the modem, wait 30 seconds, turn on the router, wait 30 seconds, then boot your computer. Most of the time everything will be fine at this point.
3. If not, check the router setup. You access your router by opening your browser on a hardwired computer and entering 192.168.1.1. At the signon, leave the user blank and enter "admin" for the password. Check out the setup. If you don't know how to do this, repost or contact me -- there's just too many possibilities to list in this response.
4. If all of that looks fine, you may need to upgrade you router firmware. Not for the faint of heart, but you can download the latest from linksys and install it.
Try these things; if you don't have success, document carefully what happens at each step and I'll get you through it.
Posted on Jun 20, 2009
Connect the modem directly to the Computer first and try n go online.If everything works fine then this is the no. for the Linksys Tech Support 1800-326-7114.
It's a toll free number call them and they will guide you step by step in a proper way.
Posted on Mar 15, 2010
check by connecting directly your computer to modem, if still same, then contact ISP, might be a problem at thier end.
Posted on Mar 20, 2010
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