Question about U.S. Robotics MAXg USR5461 (738168036790) Wireless Router

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I bought this US Robotics wireless (model 5461 (Maxg)) maybe 3 years ago. I haven't used it in maybe 2 years and now it wouldn't work anymore. I recently switched apartments and computer, it used to work with my old computer but now I can't seem to make it work. I am currently using a "rented" Lynksys from RCN but why paying them money when I own one?? So I followed the instructions, I turned off my computer, I plugged in the router, connected the WAN to the computer and the port 1 to my cable modem Ethernet .... waited 10 minutes but the internet light of my US Robotics didn't turn on.The only lights on were the Power (duh :)), the wireless and the port 1. ON my cable modem the lights were on on PC (blinking), CABLE (steady) and power - I got the RECEIVE light to blink lightly but I guess not enough to connect to the internet. Should I just throw away this modem and give up? I really don't know what to do. Also, I usually use a VOIP service so I have to connect the Wireless to the VOIP , the VOIP to the computer and the Cable modem to the Wireless (a little confusing, I know). - but to test it I took the VOIP modem off and connected it directly to my PC. Any help/suggestion is appreciated. Thanks

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1.Log into router. Using either 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.1.1 in a browser window that is ( internet Explorer or Firefox)
2. Verify wireless router name( on the computer) >>> ( on/off) ( router status window)
3.Note router name you are connecting to.
4.. Check the laptop do ipconfig /all to see current IP addresses.
5. Set the laptop up in the router by WEP KEY or MAC address. This set up in the "security tab" in the router. using 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 to access through a browser.
6.Note router name you are connecting to.
7. Move the laptop about 20ft away and try to log on to the internet.
This is for all routers to set up wirelessly.
8. check for firmware update at the manufacturers site for your model router
9. cell phones, cordless phones, digital TV's, can affect the data signal from a router. Also distance from the router can be a factor. If your router is in a basement place the router to a upper floor and center it in the room.

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

  • effexit Oct 04, 2010

    Oh, I forgot to mention, I didn't even try to connect my laptop to the wireless network - I couldn't even have my desktop up and running so I didn't even bother trying the wireless at all.
    The problem I explained was referred to my desktop (which should work fine with the wireless plugged to my modem cable etc).
    Thanks

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