Question about Linksys WRT54G Wireless-G Broadband Router (LS-WRT54G)
The subject title says it all. I've had my modem for 3 years now and have never had a problem with it. Then a couple of days ago, it just stopped working. My laptop says I'm connected to the wireless but I can't connect to the internet. I can connect to the internet directly through the modem using an ethernet cord so, I'm assuming the problem is with the router. Is there anyway to fix this problem or am I looking at buying a new router? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
A few more thoughts:
1. Have you installed or changed any firewall or security settings?
2. Try resetting the router, turning off the modem for a minute. Then turn them back on and give it another try.
3. Are you sure that your laptop is connected to your router and not your neighbor's? (Look at "Network Connections" in control panel.)
4. If you have another ethernet cable, connect to the router with a cable and then try to reach the internet.
5. If none of this helps, then look under the couch cushions for some cash to buy a new router.
6. Good luck!
Posted on Jul 16, 2008
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Wireless networks have become an increasingly popular way to access the Internet. Connecting to a wireless network allows you to browse the Internet without having to physically connect any cords to your computer.
Troubleshooting wireless connectivity can sometimes be confusing, because even if a wireless network is not able to bring you to any web pages, often your computer's wireless card will still connect to the wireless network that is being broadcast.
In other words, a wireless network will read "connected" even if it is not connected to the Internet.
Connect to a different wireless network. If there is an alternate wireless network within range of your computer that you legally are able to use (a free public Wi-Fi rather than your neighbor's wireless network, for instance), try connecting to it and browsing the Internet.
If the same issue occurs on the alternate wireless network, you may have an issue with your computer's wireless card or with your Internet browser.
If you are able to connect to the alternate network but still not able to connect to your own, the problem is most likely localized to the wireless network you use at home.
Reset all devices.
The great majority of Internet connection issues can be resolved by a simple reset of all the devices in your home network.
Locate the power cords of both your modem and your wireless router and unplug them (if you use a modem/router combination, simply unplug its power cord) for a full 30 seconds.
Plug them back in and restart your computer.
Try to connect to the Internet using your wireless network after your computer has booted back up.
If the connection still fails, some further troubleshooting is required.
Bypass your wireless router.
If your computer's wireless card is connecting to your wireless network of choice yet you are still not able to access any websites, there may be a connection issue on either your modem or router.
The easiest way to locate the problem is to temporarily eliminate the router from the network. Locate the Ethernet cable that connects your modem to your router and unplug it from the router.
Plug the cable directly into one of the Ethernet ports on your computer and reset the modem in the manner described above.
Now try your Internet connection again. If there is still no Internet access, the problem is most likely with your modem or your computer; contact the technical support department of your Internet service provider (ISP) for further assistance.
If the modem goes online directly connected, your router is causing the problem and may need to be reconfigured. Contact the router manufacturer for further assistance.
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One of the things to check first, is IF it's your ISP,
your internet provider. Many of them will close connections or set you to reset
your DHCP lease frequently. I noticed you did say it works fine to the modem.
Does it work fine to the modem for extended periods of time? Or does the same
thing happen eventually? I have a routine I run if an ISP drops bandwidth or
connection if your inactive for too long, or you can call them and demand a
longer DHCP lease time if that's the factor. Many cable and router companies
don't even check this before they start replacing equipment such as modems or
routers. IF the same thing happens when you stay connected to the modem from
the computer directly for say a whole day, then we have to start looking at
other potential issues. I am following the problem. Feel free to comment or
whatever. I will check back frequently. If you would like to work through this
problem I will assist you. It will take troubleshooting and a few steps. It's
just not that simple with 1000s of things that can go wrong. This computer/Networking
stuff is not Rocket Science. If it was we would never make it off the earth as
broken/unfinished products are shiped and sold daily. Software is flawed. You
have about 10 different corporations with nothing but profit as there motive
involved. Feel free to contact me or we can do it here as well.
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