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Q: Ethernet and Wireless Issues Linksys Router


Thank you very much for your consideration of my problem. I reviewed a couple different searches, but I could no find no information to solve my current problem.

I am running Windows XP Home edition on a Compaq Presario. I have high-speed cable internet through Road Runner, which works very well on my desktop computer. Because of my laptop, I wanted to set up a wireless network, so I purchased a Linksys WRT54GS. For a time, the router allowed my desktop to work on a LAN connection, although the laptop couldn't seem to use the wireless router. The laptop was a budget Toshiba Satellite L35, so I thought maybe the laptop was the problem, but since I have successfully picked up wireless in a few different places outside the home with the laptop.

After about a month, the LAN connection stopped working with the desktop. I believe this occurred after the cable company replaced my modem with a new one. Currently, I have the internet running from the cable modem directly to the desktop. When I plug the desktop into the router by ethernet cord, the power light is solid as is the WLAN light, and the "1" light and the internet light. However, my computer is unable to connect to the internet ("Server not found"). Because of this I can't access the router settings page online, nor can I access wireless from my laptop. Finally, the set-up disk was sadly broken.

Any help or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Friends -

I am a comcast cablemodem subscriber, and recently upgraded some of my hardware, including a new Motorola modem, which is working fine, and a new Linksys Wireless Router, which doesn't seem to be working fine. The Linksys is talking to two wireless laptops and three desktops, all running Windows XP with SP2 and up to date on all security & patches.

The wireless laptops have no trouble with internet access through the new router, however, two of my three desktops which are connected to the router via standard 10-base-T ethernet cable are having sporadic internet connectivity. The desktop through which the router was installed never has any difficulty with its internet connection. Swapping the cables among the 4 ports on the router doesn't make any difference. All of the default settings were taken with the router's installation (no domain/host indicated), and DHCP for assignment of IP/DNS addresses. Installation was successful. All three of the desktops show a live connection to the LAN at 100 Mbs, even when the two affected desktops can't access the internet. The phenomenon is the same for Netscape, Mozilla, and IE browsers. The TC/PIP settings on each of the desktops are set for "auto" when obtaining the IP and DNS addresses. Comcast will not provide a static IP address to use for the DNS setting, and says that their policy is to use DHCP to assign the addresses. Linksys has been unhelpful.

The cables and ethernet cards are all ... Read more

A:Ethernet Troubleshooting on a Linksys Wireless Router

Make sure your Linksys router has the latest firmware. You can update it from www.linksys.com

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I have am running Toshiba Laptop with Win XP Pro. I also have a Desktop with Win XP HE. I have AT&T cable Internet. I am using a Linksys BEFW11S4 ver 2 wireless router along with a Linksys WPC11 ver 3 wireless PC card on the laptop. I use the laptop to connect with network at work. Network is running NT Servers with Cisco routers and VPN. Now the problem.

The desktop is hard wired to the router. I can load the Cisco Software on the desktop and it works perfectly. I can use a LAN connection with my laptop and it works perfectly. I can use dial up connection and both work perfectly. You guessed it when I use the wireless PC card it doesn't work quite so perfectly. It allows password sign in it authenticates and then tries to come back to the laptop and times out "negotiating security policies". When I look at the incoming router log it tries to hit but doesn't. It is like there is still a firewall running. I tried running with IP address in DMZ and it still will not connect. I don't think it is a port issue. It is something between the card and the router. I have been thru about 50 tech guys at Linksys and I have found 2 that really seem to know what's going on and are willing to help. That seems to be a rare combo there. Anyway the last guy is supposed to be checking with Engineering or something so I thought I would see if anyone out there has any ideas on this. If not I will just take the wireless router and card back and run a router with ... Read more

A:Linksys Wireless Router and Cisco VPN Issues

Did you try turning off or changing the WEP settings?

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I have just installed a Linksys WRT54G wireless router. I can connect to the internet using IE, but I cannot connect to the internet using AOL. I have contacted Linksys, and of course they say it is a problem with AOL and to contact them. I cannot contact AOL now, because my account is a free account, and they only provide support to paying customers. Has anyone out there had this problem and what was the fix? I am assuming it is a setting in the router, but I have no idea what.

A:AOL issues with Linksys WRT54G wireless router

There are so many better ISP's than AOHell... They have there own security problems as Microsoft has, that they cut themselves off easily... Try to forget them. Getting them off your system may be just as hard

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I presently have a Linksys WRT54G2 V1. I've been looking at the WRT160N to purchase & use as my main router. I'd like to wirelessly bridge the WRT160N to the WRT54G2 & have that as a repeater so that my signal is boosted, and my parents laptop wireless connection doesn't go all low & dragging when they're at the other end of the house. Is it possible & if so, can someone point me in the right direction as to procedure & configuration? Thank you.

A:Solved: Linksys Router Wireless Bridge to 2nd Linksys Router

I don't believe you will be able to do this "out of the box", look at third party firmware like dd-wrt. Never used it myself but I've read it works fine.


It may be easier to run a cable to the second router and set them up with the same SSID and security.

Have them on different IP addresses and channels something like:

Router 1 channel 6

Router 2 channel 11

You won't get "true" roaming but when one signal is dropped the wireless unit will pick up the other automatically.... or one could simply manually change from one to the other depending where they are in the house and which signal is stronger.

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My brother and I just bought a cable modem wireless gateway and two linksys wireless pci cards.

We installed the cards and hooked up the gateway correctly. However we lose signals and it "drops" from the connection. Is it the gateway issue? Is it our cards?

We both run Windows XP home.


A:Linksys Wireless Cable Modem/Gateway and Linksys Wireless card issues

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I have tried everything. I recently moved out of the parents house and into my new house and upgraded to an N-Router from a G-Router. Now before my PC even starts up it crashes with the blue screen of death. I've isolated the problem to have something to do with the compatibility between my Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N router and my Linksys WMP54G Wireless-G PCI adapter. When I take the computer back to my parents house it works and connects fine to the old network. If I unplug the antenna from the PCI adapter the PC works (no internet.) If I disconnect the power supply from N-Router the PC works fine (no internet.) But if I put the antenna back in or plug the N-router back in it immediately goes from being fine to the blue screen of death. Can anyone help?

A:Linksys N-Router/Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter incompatibility?

I should mention that I can use the internet fine with my laptop and iPod touch.

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I have a dell windows 98 pc with dial up. I want to change and get a cable internet for me and my son.
They said I need a ethernet port and a router. I do not have a ethernet port on back of my pc. Is there anyway I could have one installed? I was given a Linksys wireless-b 2.4GHz Broadband Router. It doesn't have a disk or card with it. Would I be able to use this?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
John God

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I hope i am in the right area for this question..i had a system crash last week and posted a thread to which i got great help...well the system is up and running (phew)....now...i run 2 computers this one is wired to the linksys router ..but...the one that crashed the dell 2400 with xp is wireless..i cannot get an internet connection to that computer through the router...in the device manager it has a ? mark next to ethernet controller ..also i cannot find an ip address for this...any help would be greatly appreciated....hey ive come along way since my 1st thread lol thanks

A:ethernet controller for linksys router

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I am having problems getting my sister's WXP Pro Dell to see the her new Linksys WRT54G.

Her home network was running fine with a Belkin 802.11b wireless router, but the wireless connection went down and could not be repaired (the laptop Orinoco PC card was not the problem) so we attached her laptop via Ethernet cable to the Belkin and everything worked fine. Dell has always been Ethernet cabled into the router. We then decided to go 802.11g and bought the Linksys WRT54g.

However, after swapping the WRT54G in, the Dell cannot see the Linksys, tho the laptop can connect with no problem. In Network Properties the Local Area Connection 3 icon is X'd. All TCP/IP settings are set to automatically obtain etc. Router is set to dynamic IP. There is nothing wrong with the cables. Swapping the old Belkin router back in restores connectivity.

It's a cheapie Dell that did not come with an Ethernet card so she bought a Belkin USB to Ethernet adaptor, that worked fine with the Belkin router. With the WRT54G, the Device Manager does not report any problem devices and the USB to Ethernet adapter is shown as working properly. Restarting the Dell after the WRT54G has been swapped in invariably brings up the Found new Hardware Wizard, tho she cannot figure out what has to be (re)installed. So I had her reinstall the Belkin USB to Ethernet adapter, even tho the Device Manager show's no problem. This does not help. Put the Belkin router back in the system and the Dell start... Read more

A:Linksys 802.11G router incompatible with USB to Ethernet adapter?

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I have an 8 port "wired" router from Linksys that I have been using in conjunction to a wireless access point which had been plugged into one of the open ports on the wired router. Lately I have been having connection issues with the WAP so I decided it may be time to upgrade. Not thinking about it, I picked up a new Linksys E1000 wiress router (as opposed to a WAP) and, after a lengthy support call with Linksys, got that up and running.

So I have operability for both wired and wireless devices, however I have noticed a substantial slow down on my wired devices. I also just upped the plan with my ISP to increase my bandwidth which I see on the wired PCs but not on the wireless which seem less. Would a WAP be faster than a wireless router by nature?

Any ideas? Thanks in advance

A:Slow wireless after connecting Linkys wirless router to Linksys wired router

Have you made sure you have the latest firmware for the wireless router? If you updated the firmware be sure to reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it.

What speeds do you get with a test such as speedtest.net with a connection to the wired router? With an ethernet connection to the wireless router? With a wireless connection?

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Just switched over to AT&T DSL from Road Runner Cable Modem.

While I had the cable modem, I used a Linksys WRT54G wireless router that had my PC and laptops connected to it.

Since I switched to AT&T DSL, I have been using AT&T's all-in-one device, the Westell DSL modem/wireless router/firewall.

I've noticed that uPnP doesn't work as well on the Westell as it did on the Linksys. I also had to change some settings to get my VPN to connect to my company's network.

Which is better? Should I put the Westell in bridged mode, and reconnect my Linksys? Or keep it the way I have it running it though the all-in-one device?

Thanks in advance.

A:Westell DSL modem/router/firewall VS. Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router

I'd put the Westell in bridged mode, which will then emulate your old configuration, which apparently worked properly.

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Hi al u guys

i have a simple question reguarding the range of any cheap $50 to $150 max wireless router when place outdoor... actualy i am thinking of making my own network of friends living in a single street of about 100 meters apart from my house at max... for multiplayer gaming and file sharing etc etc... as my house is in the center and its quite high amoung other houses i decided to place router outside on my roof at height... may be inline of sight of other house(provided i will take care of climate conditions) ..... and as for clients i dont want any instrument installed at client except wlans... at max i will make an extention for clients to place there antenas outdoors

now tell me wether this is practically possible or not under very limited budget.

tell me if i am unclear about some thing....

thanks in advance

A:Outdoor range of Wireless Router eg. (Linksys router wt54..) or anyother with 108

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I recently got qwest DSL and I configured my Wireless to work and accept my wireless MAC Address, but when I plug it into the WAN slot in the Linksys router it doesn't work. I went to linksys site and did their configuration which is changing the router LAN IP to, then power cycling, but this doesn't help. I cannot access the internet still. Both the modem/router and the router are operating DHCP, but if I disable the modem/router, I cannot access the wireless function, and if I disable the DHCP on my Linksys router, I cannot obtain an IP from the modem router via the linksys router.

This is frustrating lol.

Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Qwest DSL (Router/Modem/Wireless) not connecting to my Linksys Router (VPN)

I just got a Zonet Broadband Switch Router (product model ZSR0104C).
I have Qwest DSL.

I followed the instructions.
I can ping the router but nothing else.
Can't access internet.
Scoured Zonet site/forums.
No driver updates.
No errata on installation or any pertinent info.

Looked up Qwest specifications for Router set up... nothing helpful there.



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I just want to know how to bridge my comtrend 5071t dsl router with my linksys wrt160n wireless router

A:Solved: How do I bridge my comtrend dsl router with my wireless linksys router

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My new home has is pre-wired and uses a UStec TP-IPR8 Router (<http://www.ustecnet.com/tech/tpipr8.html>) to share my broadband connection with every room in the house and provide a home networking environment.

I want to add my Linksys WAP54G Wireless Router (<http://www.linksys.com/products/product.asp?grid=33&scid=35&prid=575>) onto the network so that I can connect wirelessly too.

Can anyone help me out with the appropriate settings for the Linksys and/or the TP-IPR8 so that I can accomplish my goal??? They don't seem to want to cooperate for me!

Thanks in advance,

A:UStec TP-IPR8 Router and Linksys 54G Wireless Router

First Step: Plug a computer to the Wireless Router, change the IP address of the wireless router so that it's in the same subnet as the main Router (the one that is connected to the Internet Modem); give it an IP that doesn’t conflict with the main router's base IP address, or the DHCP server range. This will ensure that you can reach the admin server of the old router from any LAN machine, and that the Wireless Clients IPs are assigned correctly.

For Example:

- Main Router’s base address is, with a DHCP server range of to

- Set the Cable/DSL Router to (the one you're using as an Access Point) base address to any IP address between to

Second Step: Switch Off the DHCP on the Wireless Cable/DSL Router.

Plug the Wireless Router to the main Router. Regular Port to Regular Port, using crossover cable (or straight patch if one port is an Uplink or auto-sensing).

The WAN input of the Wireless Router should stay open, do not connect any thing to the WAN input of the secondary router.

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My network needs to connect to 6 wired PCs and 1 wireless PC.

Right now the Linksys 4 port router connects to the ADSL modem and 4 PCs -and I want to add a new Belkin wireless router to provide a wireless LAN access and have 2 add'l LAN ports.

Therefore, can I, and how do I configure the devices, so that the ADSL modem would go into the Linksys router; the Linksys would provide LAN connection to 3 PCs and the 4th port would go to the input of the Belkin router, which in term would provide wireless access and 3 more LAN ports?


A:Combining Linksys Router and Belkin Wireless Router

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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I have a Sierra Wireless Internet Card (USB) that is connected to my desktop computer. I also have a wireless network setup, and working, in my home with a Linksys WRT54G Router. The network works perfectly with respect to connecting my computers (Dell Desktop - wired & Mac Laptop - wireless) and sharing files. The internet works perfectly on the desktop computer where it is plugged in and I have designated the internet connection as shared but for some reason the Mac Laptop cannot access the internet connection through the wireless router.

I had previously set the network up with a DSL modem that was plugged directly into the router but I cannot do that this time as the AirCard is USB only. I also, eons ago, had the same type of network setup with dialup to the desktop computer and was able to share that. I've set it up exactly the same but no luck.

Could someone tell me what I am doing wrong? Thanks!

A:Problems sharing AT&T Wireless Internet over Linksys Wireless Router

The internet works perfectly on the desktop computer where it is plugged in and I have designated the internet connection as sharedClick to expand...

oops; whenever you have a router, you do not SHARE the internet connection;
each computer is configured as a DIRECT CONNECTION.

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OS: Windows 2000 on Desktop
OS: Windows XP Home on Laptop
Linksys Etherfast Cable/DSL 8-Port Router
Netgear Wireless Firewall Router WGT624 V2
Netgear Wireless PCMCIA Card
Motorola Surfboard 4200 Voice Modem

The devices are connected like this:

Cable Modem>Linksys 8-port>Netgear Wireless

This is a friend's computer network at her home which I was helping to add more ports with a new 8-port router:

I am unable to get internet access with a laptop which is connected wirelessly to a Netgear wireless router which is in turn connected to a port on a Linksys router

I am able to ping the ip address of the Netgear Wireless from laptop using and the Laptop is getting an address of from the Netgear device. This tells me that the card is communicating fine with the wireless router. I don't think I was able to ping the address of the Linksys at from the laptop. I do not remember if I was able to ping Netgear router address from the desktop computer. The desktop is getting an address of from the Linksys router. Are these two different ip address ranges causing a problem? I am unfamiliar with Netgear wireless products and I only found the internal config page (and login password info) just before I had to leave and I did not notice what address the wireless router was being assigned by the Linksys router or if... Read more

A:Connecting Wireless Router To Linksys Router

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We just had DSL brought to the house. We have three computers to use with the internet. We had satelite with the Linksys (WRT54G) wireless router. Now we have the DSL. The problem I am having is getting the wireless router to work with the DSL router. The DSL router is a Siemens SpeedStream 5890 (Bridge Router). I believe it is also the modem. The phone line goes directly to the router. I can get intenet if I plug into one of the ports on the back (there are 4 (5) of them).

One of the computers is directly hooked up to the 5890. My laptop is currently hooked up too, although, I would like to be able to use the wireless so I can get on the internet anywhere in the house.

When I hook up the Linksys to the 5890, the internet light comes on, on the front of the Linksys, but when I try to use the internet through the Linksys, I get nothing. My laptop and the another computer see the wireless and can even connect to it, but there is no internet.

Please help.
Thank you,

A:DSL modem router to Linksys wireless router

If the Linksys's WAN had any configuration other than "dynamic connection" to work with your previous service, you will need to change that.

If both routers are using the same LAN subnet (192.168.1.x?) you will need to

a. change one of them (e.g., to 192.168.3.x),
b. bridge the modem/router to make it work as a modem only, and then do whatever configuration is needed to connect to your DSL service, or
c. configure the Linksys as a switch and wireless access point.

While (a) is probably the quickest and easiest short term solution, either of the other two are preferable unless you have a need for cascaded routers. Solution (c) is ...

JohnWill's procedure for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no... Read more

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I'm new to this forum, I appreciate any help. I have been desperate because I cannot make my printer work out for a week now.

I have a Verizon FIOS internet set up last week, so I now have a wireless Actiontec
M1424WR router. My printer's model is HP Officejet 6210 All-in-one and my wireless printserver is Linksys WPS54G. Operating system is Windows XP.

My problem is : When I called Verizon yesterday, I was told that to connect the printer to the router, I do not need the print server. I was asked to locate the ethernet port at the back of my printer, plug the ethernet port cable and connect it to the Verizon router. Unfortunately, my printer does not have an ethernet port. I was told to call HP,and I did but did not get much help.

What should I do to get my wireless printer work? I have a PC and a laptop. Prior to Verizon, I have a DSL and Vonage, both routers and print server did not have the same problem. Thanks in advance for your answers.

A:Linksys Wireless Printserver & Verizon Wireless Router


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Hello friends!

I'm having a bit of trouble tonight trying to connect to my wireless router. Here are the specifics-

Router: Linksys Wireless B
OS: Windows 7
Wireless Adapter: Netgear Wireless G

I used the Netgear installation disc and ran the setup wizard. I was able to connect easily initially, and firefox opened to my google homepage. I tried a simple google search and it went offline. The taskbar icon shows "connections available" and when opened and prompted to connect to the found network, it was "unable to connect". I opened the Netgear set up wizard and it just keeps scanning the channels and never connects. Any suggestions??


A:Netgear Wireless G Adapter to Linksys Wireless B Router

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I have a sagem 3304 wifi modem router provided by the telecoms company. it has a limited wifi range and in my experience of wifi it also has frequent dropouts/connection problems. we connect the desktop pc to it by ethernet and that's just fine.

we also were given (by a 3rd party) a belkin n1 wireless router (the model without modem) and would like to try it out to be the wifi router. The idea is to connect it by ethernet to the sagem and place it in a more central part of the property. I reckon about 15m of ethernet cable. we would disable the wifi on the sagem. had we been given the belkin model with internal modem, this would not be an issue and we would not need to use the sagem at all - that is not meant to sound ungrateful!!

can anyone see any pitfalls with this? or if it is do-able, any recommendations re:configs?

I have found another post loosely related to using 2 routers however it doesn't really address this specifically:

A:Connecting a wireless router to a modem router via ethernet?

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

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I just bought a Linksys 802.11g router to replace my 802.11b router. the problem is that when i load the cd that came with it (setup wizard) to setup and configure the router, it gets to 99% and says the PC isn't connected to the internet... I have gone and did the manual configuration and i can surf the web no problem, but I can't get my email. I use outlook express, and it says "The host 'mail' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Account: 'mail', Server: 'mail', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 11001, Error Number: 0x800CCC0D"The host 'mail' could not be found. Please verify that you have entered the server name correctly. Account: 'mail', Server: 'mail', Protocol: POP3, Port: 110, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 11001, Error Number: 0x800CCC0D

I'm thinking that maybe i need to open a firewall port but i dont know which one or even how to do so, can someone please help... thanks

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I have recently installed a Linksys wireless-G broadband router. I use this to connect to a laptop. Everything works ok, on the host and laptop. Only problem I have is I cant log on to ebay. If I disconnect the router, and plug the cable modem into the LAN card, I can then log on to ebay. But when I reconnect router, I have the same problem. So far I have only noticed the fault with ebay. Any ideas please?


A:Linksys wireless router

Is the eBay problem only with the wireless machine, or even if it's wired to the router? I have no problems with an aging D-Link DI-614+ either wired or wireless. Perhaps some firewall setting in the router? Have you tried it reset to factory defaults and see if it still has the problem?

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I have the Wireless - G WRT54G router and 2 USB Network adapters WUSB54G. 1 of the adapters works perfectly, I am running XP on that computer. The
other however says that there is no association with access point and that
the adapter is not active. On this computer I am running Windows 98. Have
there been any issues with this? If so please e-mail what I might be able to
do to correct this problem.

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I just bought a new Linksys Wireless-N Router WRT160N v.2
I will randomly get a message when trying to view any website saying "Firefox Cannot find server at [ URL ]. I reset the router, updated firmware, cloned my pc mac address, disabled and enabled firewalls. I called Linksys and they ran me through all of the above steps again. I called them three times and they finally tried to charge me $30 to get anymore help. They said it was not the router and that it was the browser. To make a long story short, in the end I formatted my HDD to see if that would finally fix the problem. Now I am coming to you all for help. There was also one time where the only website I could go to was Google, but no other website. I forgot to metion that the whole time this happens it is completey random and usually just typing in and going to the settings (without chaning anything) and hitting the refresh button on the page that will not load fixes the problem for about another 10 minutes. I am starting to think that I might have a faulty router, but I no longer have the reciept and cannot get it exchanged. So if anyone has any ideas please let me know.

Mod edit: Remove email address.

A:HELP Please Linksys Wireless-N Router

Connect directly to the modem and see if you still have the issue. This will eliminate the router from the picture and tell us if it's the router or some other cause.

Note that I removed your email address from the message. Unless you want tons of SPAM, that's a bad idea. Also, we like to keep all the support in the forum, it helps insure better quality results with peer review of the answers.

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I have a linksys 802.11g router and I am trying to use the wireless connect with my work Laptop. I have full admi rights to the laptop but I cannot get the network signal to stay connected. This is a new system, my old laptop worked just fine until the internal keyboard and processor crashed so my company provided me with a newer but old Gateway laptop with a 700mhz processor running windows xp pro. My problem is that I can install the software for the USB antenna or the software for the PCMCIA card antenna but neith will stay connected to the router the connections keep dropping. I have not had a problem before with this router and I have not moved a thing the only changes are the laptop I'm using. I can stand anywhere in my house with my PDA and Wirelessly connect to the internet but when I use my laptop I have several connection issues. The system will not stay connected to the router via the antenna, it's like the protocol is not exactly right for some reason. When the connect I receive a very weak signal and it keeps dropping. But if I set my pda right next to the PC everything connects on the PDA with a full signal also if I use the USB antenna or the PCMCIA card in another laptop for testing purposes it seem to work fine. I hope some one can give me some Ideas. I have loaded the updated drivers for each card and have not seen any improvement. Thanks,
Hope you can help

A:Using a wireless Linksys router

Update the wireless drivers to the latest version downloaded from the internet. Update the router firmware to the latest version.

Try some other encryption scheme. WPA instead of WPA2, WEP instead of WPA if all else fails.

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I have a new router WRT54GS that I have hardwired to my desktop. No problems there. I am trying to set up an old Laptop, Dell Latitude, with Win2K on it. I have purchased a notebook adapter from Linksys also, WPC54G.
I have 2 problems with connecting,
1 It seems that every time that I close the lid on the laptop it disconnects the notebook adapter, the power light goes out. When waking up the laptop the adapter does not wake up. I have checked my power options and don't have anything shutting down, only going to standby mode.
2 Also I have tried the WEP security setting with the router, it seems that connecting with the laptop is hit and miss. Right now a whole lot of misses.
Any help

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Anybody can help me to install one wireless router Linksys Wireless - G. I have lost the installation cd. This can be done straight from windows settings but i don't know how to do it.

A:Wireless router Linksys


This is the main website of Linksys

Linksys by Cisco - WRT54G Support

In the FAQ section you can find anything you like.
I you want to change settings in the router you have to be wired connected.
2 easy ways to enter router

Go to...Start\Control Panel\Network and Sharing Center,click the House/Home Icon first to be able to see the router icon,right click on the router icon and click View device webpage,find the firewall\configure,select standard,Apply and exit.

Another way to get there is by typing the router IP address in your web browser.

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Hello to everyone

I'm new here but hope I can count on your help.

I have a Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 Router with which I use for VoIP. The problem is that I cannot even access it on its own IP (see pic 1)

Reinstallation has failed (see pic2) to go on as it keeps claiming that my Device is not connected to the PC (false claim because I'm on Internet through it). It worked in the past (when I bought it, I installed without any problem and accessed the config page). But after shutting down my entire system for few days vacation, we now can't use the VoIP (Led is permanently out). Attempts to access the config page after even pressing "Reset" for several seconds returns with the message "The connection was refused when attempting to access"

Hmmm, A bit frustrating for a person like me who is not a techie

I'm not on a firewall or any AV.

Could anyone help point me to what I'm missing?
Thank you
Pic 2
Pic 1

A:Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 Router help please

A person HERE found a fix HERE

If you find the fix there,please tell us what it was.

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Hello, I'm a cable user, and now have two computers. A desktop and a laptop. Well, my Desktop is hooked up to the Cable connection, and I bought two items, the Linksys Access Point Router (wireless) and the Wireless PC card for the laptop. I have the router working on the desktop, and the modem is already hooked up to it, however, I can't get my laptop to share the connection. Please tell me how I can configure this.. Thanks a million!

A:Linksys Wireless Acc. Pt. Router/Wireless PC Card

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I have a Linksys Wireless Internet Router (802.11g) and everything connects fine except one of my laptops.

I have 5 computers attached to this network, a base computer which connects directly into the router, 2 desktops which use a Linksys USB routers, a Laptop which uses a linksys Network PC Card, and another Laptop [Sony Vaio] which has an on-board 802.11g wireless network receiver.

Everything was working fine three days ago, but every morning when I try to use the Vaio I get this message:

Wireless Network Connection Stats:
Limited or no connectivity

So I try to re-configure the laptop by putting the WEP key and everything back in but I still do not have complete network access. The only way to restore the network access on the Vaio, it seems, is to re-configure the settings on the router - then go in and reconnect through the Vaio.

Please help, do I need linksys software to manage the wireless on the Vaio? Or should letting windows configure my wireless network settings be OK?

THANKS - any input is greatly appreciated!

A:Wireless Linksys Router - Wireless Laptop


I know it seems kind of obvious, but have you tried putting the Vaio with the problem next to the wireless hot spot? I had a problem like this, and I found when I moved my laptios to different locations in the house, it worked. If this still fails to work, I would try making sure all the drivers are up to date for the wireless network card on the laptop, and if possible, testing it on another hot spot. If this is still failing, it would seem there is a problem with the wireless network card.

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I have DSL through SBC Ameritech and networked to 3 computers using the Linksys BEFS41 Router. I also play Everquest frequently. I hold a connection for about 3 hours (it varies) and then disconnect for about 30 seconds. Everquest is very port-intesive and i have port-triggering set to 1024-9999.
my other settings are as follows:
Login: PPPoE
Advanced > Filters:
SPI - disabled
block wan requests - enabled
multicass pass - enable
IPSec pass - enable
PPTP pass - enable
all else is disabled

Also, aside from minor router tweaking my network card is very old. A friend from college gave it to me in 1996. He said if i didn't want it he was going to throw it away. There is a good chance it was already a few years old by then. How possible is this card contributing to the disconnects? I run a Asus A7V motherboard with a 800mhz Athalon processor.

A:Connection issues with Linksys Router

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My wireless linksys router is acting up on me again and i'm not sure how to handle this. I copied the error messages exactly as displayed. Sometimes the problem stops after i wait 30min or so but this is happening allot more frequently now.

I started getting these errors in this order

window failed to find domain name prpblems with DNS server
windows confirmed that ''primary DNS server'' is currently online, but is not responding to connection attempts at this time.

This usually means that a firewall is running somewhere between the two computers and is blocking ''domain''. windows has confirmed that windows firewall on this computer is correctly configured to allow this connection. However, a remote firewall might be blocking your connection.

The following policiy might need to be adjusted to allow windows to connect:

Policy provider: windows firewall firewall
filter name: query user

if the policy provider identified is windows firewall ,click for information about adjusting windows firewall settings. If a differnt policy provider has been identified, check the provider's documentation on how to adjust the policy settings.

Reset the network adaptor ''wireless network connection''
resetting the adaptors can sometimes resolve an intermittent problem.

A:Linksys router configuration issues

When Windows gives messages like that there are only two choices:

a. laugh; or

b. cry.

The problem goes away sometimes after 30 minutes with you doing nothing, right? Can you still access the router (ping it, or access its config or status pages)? Have you tried a reset or power cycle of the router? If so, does that clear the problem?

If it is a router problem about all you can do is make sure you have the latest firmware; then reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it. Next step after that is to replace it.

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I have Shaw as an ISP (DSL) with a Motorola Modem and a Linksys WRT54G (v.5) router.

Now all computers are connected wirelessly, including printers and other devices. We have a standard WEP key just as a deterrent and the SSID is gray-network as to not conflict with neighbour's ssids.

The firmware is v.1.01.0 which, to the best of my knowledge, is the latest. The wireless channel is 10, which is apparently the least used channel therefore less likely to be disturbed.

I have spoken to a Linksys Technician and he was unable to resolve my problem.

The problem is as follows:

All computers will sporatically get disconnected from the router for a miniscule amount of time that no one can detect other than lag. But I, being a bit of a poweruser, listen or watch streamed media or play online games. These constant irrating "hiccups" in the internet connection can disconnect me entirely from what I am doing. Very frustrating.

Now after the episode has passed, I will get a famous pop-up bubble in my taskbar showing my connection details, as if I just connected to my network.

Can anyone help?

A:Linksys Router Connection Issues

Better solution

Return your linksys - Buy a Belkin Pre-N wireless router - very good installation manual - no problem with SF/HW issues - the best for home / home office use...

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So I just got a new internet company today because I moved, and I bought a router so my girlfriend can connect to the internet wirelessly on the other side of our new condo.

Well when I tried to go in and set it up;

Wire from Modem to Router into the "internet" slot on the back of the router.

Then I put cable "1" conected from the router to my computer.

Well at this point it was telling me I had connectivity but it wasn't recieving any packets band it wouldn't connect to the internet. I can't run the set up software either without the net working.

Any ideas?

A:Linksys Router Connection issues

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I have a linksys e2500 router that when connected to my cable internet modem, will show that it is connected and that the wireless is active and connected but the internet will not connect. The internet does work when hardwired but otherwise, no computer is able to connect to the wireless. I have tried to reset the router and the modem but neither has worked. I would greatly appreciate some help with this issue. Thanks

A:Linksys E2500 Router issues

If what you are trying to say is that your computer can't connect to the internet then you need to check the parameters in your computer are right and agree (where necessary) with the ones in your router.

Make sure that the Ethernet cable from your cable modem to your router is plugged in correctly. If your router has a built-in switch the Ethernet cable from your cable modem should go into the port that is separate from the others.

Make sure the SSID in your computer is identical to the one in your router.

Make sure the encryption protocol is the same in your computer and router.

Make sure you have the pass phrase spelled correctly in both your computer and router.

If your router is not set to broad its SSID then you will have to manually enter it into your computer.

Good luck and please post if these suggestions don't help.

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Hi, I currently connect to the internet through a wired ethernet port in the wall which connects to my university's network.

I want to make this wireless since I bought a new macbook and was wondering if this product would do it? http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006PYGWG6

I don't know much about it but I was concerned because the Router Mode says 'cable connection only' and I'm not sure the connection is cable (is it ADSL?). Will I need anything else like a modem?

Any advice?

A:Making an ethernet university connection wireless with TP-LINK Wireless Travel Router

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Hello! I was just on vacation with my family. I had everything in our house unplugged while I was away which included our modem and router. When I got home I plugged them both in, and the modem is working, but the router just gives me 6 solid lights, and shows no signs of life. As soon as you plug power into it(no matter if there are no other cords plugged into it at all) the same 6 lights immediately come on: Power light, router lights 1 2 3 4, and the internet light. They are just solid lights that don't flicker or do anything else. I tried doing a hard reset, but nothing happens. Nothing I do seems to do anything. I can't get a wireless signal from the router, or anything. I think it may have suddenly died? I don't know why it would do this when it was working perfectly fine before I left. Does anyone have any idea why it would act like this?

A:Linksys Wireless N Router Died?

I don't know why it would do this when it was working perfectly fine before I left. Does anyone have any idea why it would act like this?Click to expand...

Maybe it was lonely!

It sounds pretty dead, but since this happened after a long time off I'd try leaving it plugged in for several hours; then unplug it again for ~30 seconds and see if it gets a second life.

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Just curious if anyone has experienced this issue with a Linksys router. A user at my company is having problems accessing our VPN when connected to his wireless router. He will get connected and then lose the connection. I had him ping the IP address of the VPN server and it actually loses 2 of the packets on one try and all on another. This is happening on his company issues laptop and a desktop PC in his home. After doing a traceroute from our network to his IP address assigned by his ISP, it times out after hitting hops on the ISP's network. I advised him to contact his cable company to see what the issue is. They had him disconnect the router an plug directly into the cable modem and it works fine. As a first step he is going to purchase a new router to try and see if that reparis the problem. If not the issue will again be in his cable line setup or something. Has anyone ever had a linksys router fail like this?

A:Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router

could be a configuration on the linksys router?
they have a web-based configuration utility i believe.

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Recently the Comcast internet service in my area was upgraded to 50+ Mbps/10+ Mbps download/upload respectively. If I have my computer wired to the router, I see the advertised speeds of 50/10. If I go wireless, the speeds drop to around 30 Mbps download, but stay at around 10 Mbps upload. The router I have is a Linksys WRT160Nv1.

I believe the issue has to do with "WMM Support" in my router's settings. From what I've heard, the router has to have WMM enabled for true wireless N speeds, but when I have WMM enabled, my wireless download speeds drop to around .5 Mbps. However, this is the odd part. My upload speeds stay at 10+ Mbps. This happens for all devices in my house.

Any help would be appreciated. I understand that 30 Mbps download on wireless isn't too shabby, but I'd just like to have the advertised speeds for my wireless connection.

A:Wireless speeds with Linksys Router

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I hope that I have put this in the right catagory. But anyway.... I had to go buy a new linksys router last week because my old linksys died. So i bought and installed the wireless linksys wrt160 N V3 , i have 4 laptops 3 of them are running windows 7 and one is Vista. anyway, after i installed it my connections became really slow. I have tried everything to gt it to run faster and i event went to the online web setting (, but wasn't to sure what to change. I don't want to mess up what little connection i already have. I know it's not my cable connection because it ran just fine when I had the old linksys installed.
the only firewall I have is the one that comes with windows. There isn't any anti virus installed because i uninstalled it to see if it would make a diffrence but it didn't. Normaly thou I run the Avg anti virus.
My connection now runs slow so that it reminds me of a dial up connection.

can someone give any suggestions??

A:wireless linksys wrt160 N V3 router help

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Hello I have a Linksys router model WRT110. I used to be able to connect with no problem. I didnt use my laptop for about 6 months and when I tried to hook router up to it it would connect but give me no internet connection. I get message DNS server maybe down. i have researched all areas and possiblities to fix DNS issues and nothing has worked. Can anyone please help me????
I did call Linksys and they said I would have to pay them same price I paid fo router about 3 yeas ago. That makes no sense and I did not want to have to buy another router.

A:Wireless router WRT110 Linksys

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It is 15 ± years old and no complaints. It is definitely dead! Used it yesterday morn, but later, no connection. I need to replace it (?). It is/was wireless, but I have not used this (w-less) for years as this is about the 4th or 5th computer since I installed its original software. (that 28 ± charactor password is long gone) Even when it worked, I use a cat5 cable plugged into my laptops, as a wired conn seems much faster than wireless. Do they make a wired only router? Do I even need a router? I have a simple 4 plug switch box. If I can bypass the router completely by simply plugging the cable directly into computer, is the switch box OK?


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Hi everyone ... Kevin from Long Island here. This is my first post, so please bear with me. :wave:

I sought this forum out for because I need HELP!!

I bought my daughter a nice PC, and installed a good wireless card in hers, and the Linksys Wireless-G in my room (across the hall, not far at all) as the hub.

It WORKS ... but the connection almost always reads: "Low Signal Strength" or "Very Low Signal Strength".

The resulting problem is that she keeps getting kicked off the Internet. She can log right back on again, but in 10 or 15 minutes, off she goes.

I am thinking it might be something in the configuration? I am not a network guy at all, but I do have a tech backround in Telecom.

Thanks in advance for any information, or direction, you guys can provide.


A:Linksys Wireless-G 2.4 Router issue

if you have a lot of metal around your computer (i.e. live in a building with metal structures), the signal may not reach a neighboring room. Wireless cards produce a VERY low stregnth signal - usually about 5u W on average. You can improve the signal by purchasing a desktop antenna from radio shack and/or repositioning the router to a more centralized location. When working with radio signals, sometimes you have to reposition your computer (without an external antenna) or your antenna to gain signal. Radio waves can be quite fickle. Sometimes just by moving your antenna slightly, you can see an enormous increase in signal strength. Radio signals bounce off metallic objects.

Wireless g operates in the 2.4ghz range which can be affected by other items in the house that operate in the same frequency range such as microwave ovens and some radio phones (cordless) operating in the 2.4ghz range.

I highly suggest getting an external antenna for your receiving system. They are very cheap and quite effective.

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