I've followed the instructions and am still not able to access the net on my 2nd pc
i have already followed the instructions for the set up of my router wrt54g and still the internet is not working for my 2nd pc.
1. Unplug your cable/dsl modem. 2. Unplug your Router 3. Plug in your modem ... wait for it to come completely up. 4. Plug in your WRT54G Router and wait for it to come up. 5. Go to your 1st PC and get into Command Prompt. Type is ipconfig /release .... then type ipconfig /renew 6. Check for internet connectivity. Repeat step 5 for for your second PC.
If your second PC is wireless go into the wireless config utility and search for access points. Connect to your Access point and check for connectivity.
If you still have no internet. Press the reset button on the back of the router for 45 seconds while it is powered on. Repeat steps 5 and 6.
Be sure to lock down your wireless SSID so neighbors and people passing by are unable to connect to your access point and do bad things on your network.
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Sure you can if your router has multiple ports (Ethernet). So let say you need a connection in the 2nd level then buy the length of cable and connect teach end to the PC and the modem.
Another option is to buy a WiFi extender.
Here are some samples: WiFi Range Extenders
'I've forgotten the router password,' is a common problem. But first, which password do you need?
If you want to login to your router, to view or change settings - you need therouter loginpassword.
If you want to connect (say) a new laptop to your wireless internet connection – you need the network key. This is the encryption key used to secure your wireless signal. Windows asks for this key when you try to connect.
Here’s a rough guide to what to do in each case. For detailed instructions, check your manual. If you can't find a manual, follow the tipHow To Find A Router Manual. (NB: You don't have to read the whole manual - just check a few details, as described in the tip).
1) Retrieving a lost network key-so you can connect (say) a new laptop to your wireless network:
i) Login to your router. Do this by enteringhttp://192.168.0.1or whatever is correct for your model, into a web browser. Enter your router username and/or password at the prompt.
If you don’t have these, see Step 2, ‘Retrieving a lost router password’.
ii) In the screen that you see, go to the section headedWireless, Security, or similar. Every router is different, so you may have to hunt around. Key words to look for are Security, Wireless Settings, Encryption, WPA, (or WEP).
Your network key will be here. It might be labelled PSK, pre-shared key, WPA or WEP key, WPA-PSK etc – but that’s the one you need. Now you should be able to connect to your wireless network. Tip:Write the network key on a label, and stick it to your router.
2) Retrieving a lost router username/password-so you can login to your router, to view or change settings:
i) First, see if there is a label on the base of your router, showing the correct username and password.
ii) Otherwise, try the defaults and see if they work. Common defaultusernamesareadmin, or blank (ie type nothing, just leave blank).
Some common defaultpasswordsarepassword,admin,1234,sky(for UK Sky users), or blank (no password). Check your manual for this, or try a Google search. It’s important that you find the correct default password for your router.
iii) Defaults don’t work? You will have to resort to a hard reset.
Beware.If you perform a hard reset, your router will be back at factory defaults. Your router login password will then be the default, BUT you will normally lose all your router settings. If you have a combined modem/router you will also lose your internet connection, until you have set up your router again.
If you are very concerned about this, ask the person who set up your router to help you.
Otherwise, you can do it yourself . Every router and ISP is different, but if you have your ISP login details and your manual (seeHow To Find a Router Manual) - you should be OK.
Your ISP’s website may also have info which will help you - why not take a look. Similarly, your router manufacturer’s website may offer easy install software, and setup tips, if you need them. Print off any online information you need before performing the reset.
iv) To reset - ensure you have a wired (ethernet) connection to your router, and that it is switched on. Find the router reset button, which may be an unmarked pinhole, often on the back of the router. Press and hold down the reset button as long as it takes to reset the router. This is typically 10 seconds or so (check the manual).
v) You can now use your default password to login to the router, and set up your details afresh.
I hope this tip helps you. Losing a password is a pain, and we've all done it. But - armed with your router manual - you will soon be up and running again.
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Yes, you really need a password for that (either WEP or WPA). You can ask for the password to the one who configured the router. They placed a password for security reasons. In order not all people can access net, only those who knew the password.
If you want to set the router to work only as a switch with wireless access point, you may need to get into its setup page and adjust some settings.
Using a computer that is wired directly to one of the router's Ethernet ports, launch IE and type 192.168.1.1. It is the default IP address of the router. Then it will open a window, asking for a username and password. By default, there is no username and the password is admin.
Once you're in the router's User Interface, look for a sub tab called "Advanced Routing" under the main tab SETUP. Then set router mode to "Router" instead of Gateway. In some router's, the choice there is NAT enable or disable. If it is the one showing there instead of Router mode, then set NAT to disable. Click Save settings which is located at the bottom portion of the screen.
Then click on "Basic Setup" and then disable DHCP server. Save the settings then.
Then your modem now will be connected to one of the 4 Ethernet ports of the router.
are you sure what is configuration you do is correct . i mean that your isp details and all those thing. if you using the wired then you have to put the cable of isp in the wan port and other to the lan port. and see the proxy server is there or not if there then leave it. and which type of connection you using static ip,dynamic ip, or pppoe connection in that also you have know it.
if you using the wireless then go and disable the proxey server and give the right configuration..
The easiest would be to connect your desktop straight to your modem and verify that you can connect to the Internet. Do not use the LinkSys WRT54GS yet. Pop in the CD that came with the WiFi Router and run the setup wizard. Follow exactly on screen instructions. Verify that your desktop's networking is set to auto obtain IP address.
Alternately, you can try: 1. connect your desktop with a straight through LAN cable to Ethernet Port #1 of the WRT54GS; 2. set your desktop to use IP-192.168.1.10, Subnet Mask-255.255.255.0, Default Gateway-192.168.1.1; 3. open a browser and goto 192.168.1.1. use the LinkSys supplied username and password; 4. verify/configure/set the LinkSys to your preference; 5. for the time being do not use any security keyphrase, WEP WPA or MAC filter; 6. verify that your laptops could see the router's SSID; 7. verify that all laptops are set to auto obtain IP addresses;
If for some reason neither method will not work, pls post back with your modem's make & model.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
There is no driver needed to connect to that router. They may be some stuff in the router setup that needs to be changed. You access that using any web browser by following the instructions appropriate to your situation here... http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksys.cfg/php/enduser/std_alp.php?p_sid=CgAIzuYi&p_lva=3687&p_li=&p_accessibility=0&p_page=1&p_cv=&p_pv=2.19&p_prods=1%2C19&p_cats=0&p_hidden_prods=&prod_lvl1=1&prod_lvl2=19&prod_lvl3=0&cat_lvl1=0&p_scf_lang=1&p_search_text=&p_new_search=1