Hey. I have a ($40) Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G version 8.2. When I connect to it with my laptop the network map shows that it's connected to the router but the router isn't connected to the internet. I came over to it to check but it said it was connected to the internet. After the it stopped sending the internet connection to the PC. After I took the router out the PC internet worked fine. I'm not sure if this is related, but when i first got on my PC I went to the Linksys software that came with the router. It said that a different router was plugged in, but it was the same router that I had set it up with. Any help? How long is the warranty?
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Re: Router just doesn't work?
If the computer works fine when directly connected to the modem, it means to say that your ISP is able to provide you a connection. You might have to access the page of the router via internet explorer (192.168.1.1) and double-check the settings. Check the status tab of the router and see if the router is able to get an IP address from the modem.
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it all depends on the win version you have.
Please go here (http://homesupport.cisco.com/en-us/wireless/lbc/WRT54G) and hopefully it will have the answer you are looking for.
Obviously you know how to set up your router, since you already have three computers hooked up.
I have many wireless/wired pc's and wireless/wired mac's on the same router, with no problem at all.
Many routers can handle upwards of 30-40 connections without a problem and high quality ones can handle 254 (that's the max for a class C subnet).
log into the WRT54G wireless router and ensure that you do not have it set up for only handing out 4 IP addresses also check the laptop to see if it is set to have a DHCP or static IP address, if it has a static IP and your network is dynamic then this is why it wont connect.
if this resolves your issue and you are happy with the answer please grade me accordingly.
click on Start -> Control Panel -> Network Connections -> Wireless Network Connections -> Properties -> In the box in the middle scroll to and click on "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" -> Click Properties -> Make sure "Obtain an IP Address Automaticaly" is Ticked -> make sure "obtain dns address automatically" is Ticked. -> ok -> click ok
See if you can connect
Click on Start -> Run -> Type CMD and hit enter. a command box will open. type in IPCONFIG/ALL
Please copy down the following numbers --- IP Address Subnet Mask Default Gateway DNS Servers
Please make sure you copy them correctly and post them here.
are you connecting the laptop hard wired or wirelessly?
for wired connection, just plug the ethernet cable from the router to the laptop and it should work fine.
for the wireless connection, check on the wireless network connection. for xp, click on start> control panel> network connections> right click wireless network connection> then click on view available wireless network> then select your network.. for secure wireless connection, type the security key then click connect. :-)
Right click on the drive you want to share. Ex: C:\Vol-xx = name. In the pop up window click Sharing & Security. This needs done to all the drives you want access too. To share a printer. Everyone must have the printer drivers installed. The Pc that has a direct connection to the printer must also Share the printer on the network. Open Printer & Faxes, highlight the printer you want to share. Click File than click Sharing follow windows instructions.
Small suggestion regards to the wireless side of the network. Suggest you setup security so others close too you can not tap into your network. (common).