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How to Configure Linksys Wireless Router

Updated on November 07, 2014

Linsys Wireless Router Configuration.

 

Linksys is a product of CISCO the leading company named for Network Products. One of the most reliable and cheapest SOHO router with high performance. Linksys router normally comes with the following feature.

1)Inbuilt Firewall(SPI firewall)

2)Hardware Firewall

3)Four Ethernet Ports(LAN)

4)One Internet Port(WAN)

5)Easy Setup CD

6)Omni Direction Antenna(s)

7)Easy Secure Setup button

8)One press reset

9)Supports A,B,G & N standard(Wireless)

10)Wide coverage 60ft(G),80ft(B),30ft(A),150ft(N)

11)Speed 54Mbps(G),11Mbps(B),54MBps(A),>300Mbps(N)

12)Supported Encryption(WEP, WPA, WPA2,WPA(Radius))

13)Support 11 channels

14)Allows Remote Management.

15)Allows QoS configuration.

16)Allows Mac-Filtering

17)Allows Port-Forwarding

18)Allows DMZ configuration.

19)Allows to create log for each user.

20)Inbuilt DHCP server.

Configuration Part I

configuring Linksys Wireless router for cable connection:

Configuring Linksys router for cable connection is a very easy job than for any other type of connection.

Steps to be followed.

1)Check the internet connection:

Connect the computer to the modem and check if you are able to get online.If you are cable to get online then click on StartMenu-->Run-->type "CMD"(Click OK). Command prompt will appear then type "ipconfig" and find the ip address. For example the display will be like the one below.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c

Site-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fec0::9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%2

Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:1cab:5005:c9da:c373

Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%9

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 71.168.2.100

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 71.168.2.1

To more about Ip address Visit:

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To confirm if you are online execute the following command.

C:\Users\KARTHICK MURUGAN>ping yahoo.com

Pinging yahoo.com [206.190.60.37] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=274ms TTL=49

Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=274ms TTL=49

Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=274ms TTL=49

Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=273ms TTL=49

Ping statistics for 206.190.60.37:

Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

Minimum = 273ms, Maximum = 274ms, Average = 273ms

If you are getting four replies then you are online else you have to get in touch with your service provider to get it fixed.

2)Configuring the Router:

a)Connect the computer to any one of the Lan Port in the router.

b)Check if you are getting a light in the port to which it is connected.

c)connect a cable from your modem to the wan Port of the router.

d)Check if you are getting light in the wan port also.

e)Now the ip address as same as before this time you should get the ip address as below.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c

Site-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fec0::9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%2

Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:1cab:5005:c9da:c373

Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%9

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

f)Open an Internet explorer and in the address bar type http://192.168.1.1 and then hit enter

g)It will prompt for an username an password. After typing in the username(admin) and password(admin).Click the "OK".

i)You will be into a blue Setup page called Linksys Setup page.

j)In the setup page you will see a configuration type drop down box.

k)From the drop down select "Automatic Configuration DHCP" and click "SaveSettings" button.You will get a popu up with a message"Settings are successful please click continue". You have to click "continue". After few seconds you will be back to the setup page.

l) Click on Mac-Address-clone buttion. In the new screen you will see a Radio button with two options enable and disable. Select enable option and then click on "Clone Your Mac-Address Clone" button. Click on "SaveSettings" button to save your changes.

 

 

m)Once your back into the Original Page. Go to "Status" page then look for an Internet Ip address which should have some value other than 0.0.0.0.

If you got an ip address then you are good to go then check if you are online. You should be online.

Basic Wireless Configuration:

Once you are online then the second part of configuration is wireless configuration.

To configure the wireless portion of a wireless router

Click on "Wireless Tab"

1)Under Wireless tab you will have "Basic Wireless Settings","Wireless Security","Wireless Mac Filter" and "Advanced Wireless Settings".

2)Basic wireless configuration require Basic Wireless Settings and Wireless Security Tab. Under Basic Wireless Settings you will have many option to tune your wireless capability.

  • Wireless Network Mode
  • Wireless Network Name(SSID)
  • Wireless Channel
  • Wireless SSID Broadcast
  1. Wireless Network Mode:

There are four option that you can select.

  • Disabled
  • B-Only
  • G-Only
  • Mixed

The best and the default option is "Mixed".

2. Wireless Network Name(SSID):

This can be anything of your choice(ex:myhome,jackhome etc). Whenever you search for any wireless signal in your laptop or computer you will see this name.

3. Wireless Channel:

There are 11 different channels that you can choose. Out of 11 there are three better channels that you can use 1,6 and 11. Because this three channels are non overlapping channels. This three channel will have less interference.The default option is 6

4. Wireless SSID Broadcast:

There are two options available they are enable and disable. For basic wireless router configuration it is recommended to be in enable. the default option is also enable

Click "Save Settings" to save the changes.

Wireless Security

This feature allows you to enable security for your wireless signal. There are 4 basic security that can be used without any additional resources.They are

  • Disabled
  • Wep
  • WPA personal
  • WPA2 Personal

Apart from this there are some other option that requires a radius server they are

  • RADIUS
  • WPA EnterPrise
  • WPA2 Enterprise

Select any of the security option. If wep is selected then you will be prompted to type a passphrase and then you will have a generate button click on that then it will display four ten digit keys. Make a note of that ten digit number.So that whenever you connect with your signal you can use this ten digit number to authenticate the signal.

WPA:

If your option is WPA then you will have an option to type a passphrase(minimum 8 character).The same eight digit key will be your password. Use the password to connect with your signal from your laptop/computer.

WPA2 Personal

It is same as WPA personal but the difference is compare to WPA personal this have a stronger encryption algorithm.

Configuring Linksys Router for DSL Connection

Setting up Linksys router for DSL connection is a bit tricky job. Please follow the below procedure.

First we need to confirm if the internet connection is a DSL connection.

Connect the computer to the modem and check if you are able to get online.If you are cable to get online then click on StartMenu-->Run-->type "CMD"(Click OK). Command prompt will appear then type "ipconfig" and find the ip address. For example the display will be like the one below.

PPP Adapter

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c

Site-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fec0::9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%2

Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:1cab:5005:c9da:c373

Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%9

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 71.168.2.100

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 71.168.2.1

If you are getting an IP Address like other than 192.x.x.x, 172.x.x.x, 10.x.x.x under PPP adapter then your ISP is providing DSL service in bridge mode.

We need to follow the same steps as we did for Cable connection at the top of the hub page execept one specific change. We need to change the internet connection type to PPPOE. Then type in the UserName and Password. Click "Save Settings" to save the changes.

Check the IP Address on the status page, you should see an IP address.

Configure Linksys Router for DSL connection with NAT mode.

 

Setting up Linksys Router for DSL connection with NAT mode is pretty easy and straight forward.

First we need to confirm if the internet connection is a DSL with NAT mode. Please follow the below instruction.

Connect the computer to the modem and check if you are able to get online.If you are cable to get online then click on StartMenu-->Run-->type "CMD"(Click OK). Command prompt will appear then type "ipconfig" and find the ip address. For example the display will be like the one below.

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c

Site-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fec0::9:acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%2

Temporary IPv6 Address. . . . . . : 2002:7bed:8d4b:9:1cab:5005:c9da:c373

Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::acd2:b328:e2d4:328c%9

IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.101

Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1

We need to change the local IP address to 192.168.2.1 Check the IP Address on the status page, you should see an IP address.

Frequently Asked Questions:

A)How should I find what type of connection is mine?

1)Under Direct connection find the Ip address using the step 1. If you are finding an ip address under ethernet adapter local area connection other than 0.0.0.0,169.254.x.x or 192.168.x.x (ex:72.x.x.x,123.x.x.x) then you are connection is cable.

2)If you are having an Ip address under PPPoE adapter then it is a DSL connection in Bridge Mode.

3)If you are having an Ip address like 192.168.1.x,192.168.2.x,10.x.x.x,172.161.x.x then it is also a DSL connection in NAT mode.

B)I am getting an ip address in Status page but still I am not online.

1)Turn off the power to the router then to the modem. wait for approximately 30Secs.

2)Turn on the power to the modem first and wait for the modem to settle(ie wait for all the lights to lit up except the data light.)

3)Turn on the power to the router then wait for the power light to get solid. Once it is solid then you will get a Data light in the modem.

4)Check if you are online, you should be online.

C)Still I am not online after trying power cycle.

1) In the command prompt type ping 4.2.2.1 and check if you are getting four replies

C:\Users\KARTHICK MURUGAN>ping 4.2.2.1

Pinging 4.2.2.1 with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=259ms TTL=55

Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=259ms TTL=55

Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=259ms TTL=55

Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=259ms TTL=55

Ping statistics for 4.2.2.1:

Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

Minimum = 259ms, Maximum = 259ms, Average = 259ms

If you are getting four replies then try to ping yahoo.com then you will get the following response.

PING RESPONSE COULD NOT FIND HOST

This shows issue with a DNS server. How to configure a DNS server to resolve this issue.

Start==>Search-->Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections-->Right Click on LocalAreaConnection--->(Click)on properties-->Click on Network Tab-->HighLight TCP/IP IPv4-->Click on properties-->Select "Use the following DNS server address"-->then type the primary and secondary DNS Server address.

Primary-->4.2.2.1

Secondary-->4.2.2.2

Then click ok.

Try to ping yahoo.com check if you are getting 4 replies then you will definitely online.

4)I am not able to ping 4.2.2.1

While pinging 4.2.2.1 if you are getting Request Timed Out then try restarting the computer. If it doesn't work then try disabling you antivirus then try to ping 4.2.2.1 you should get 4 replies.

5)I am getting Media Disconnected message when I try to find an Ip Address using step 1.

This is because the cable is not connected properly between the router and the computer. To check that you can check for the light on the port to which the computer is connected.If it is not glowing then secure the cable properly into the port.

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      Karen LaVelle 8 years ago from Texas

      I needed this last year when I first bought my linksys. I just plugged it in and hoped for the best. Needless to say, it is un-secured and when I asked a local tech about it he said I had to call linksys support to set it up correctly.

      As it is, I guess everyone in my neighborhood within range is using my wireless internet. LOL. Do I uninstall it and re-install to get to the set up stuff?

      Thanks for the hub and the directions. I just wish I had been able to find instructions like this when I needed them. Now I have them so I must find a way to remedy my securiety setup! =o)

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      karthickjck 8 years ago from Bangalore

      Karen.. Thank you so much for your comment. I am going to put a short video describing how to configure our linksys router with wireless secuirty. Hope that will be very helpful for everyone who uses Linksys.

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      sherlynavia 8 years ago from United States

      Nice hub!

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      karthickjck 8 years ago from Bangalore

      Sherlynavia.. Thank you so much for your comment.

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      jhay 8 years ago

      sir...ask something....what if the user name and pssword admin is not valid?.....i can't configure my router.....help me pls sir....

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      karthickjck 8 years ago from Bangalore

      Dear Jhay,

      Thank you so much for visiting my hub. To answer your query, if you default username and password(admin) is not working then you can reset your router to its default username and password by pressing the reset button on the rear side of the router for 30secs. Then power off your router and power it on. Now try to login to the router with default usernam and password(admin), it will work.

      Thanks

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      Junkster 8 years ago from Liverpool, UK

      Thanks for this hub karthickjck, I've been unable to get the wireless security to work with my other computer and Playstation3 for a while now, I'll definitely try it again on your advice!

      Also, I hope that wasn't your real IP address that you included up there with your ping information, as that would make hackers able to get to your network, log in ot he router and do all manner of bad things!

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      Cythrawl 8 years ago

      Couple of crevats:

      WPA/WPA2 Passkey.. I certianly would not use a phrase like "MyRouter" as it would be hacked within 5 mins using some simple hack tools. I would use a 64 or 63 character random hexadecimal/Ascii password. There is a handy generator here: https://www.grc.com/passwords.htm

      Also if your Linksys router is a WRT54G/S/L and the version numbers allow it (check the bottom) I would put the tomato firmware on it instead of the crappy Linksys one. It has way more features and IMO is easier to use. http://www.polarcloud.com/tomato

      Also while talking about firmware, if you want a more advanced one that will do stuff that a more expensive router will do (IPv6, and a whole host of other stuff) get DDT-wrt

      http://www.dd-wrt.com/dd-wrtv3/

      Have fun!

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      Amit 8 years ago

      Nice It helped me alot to configure my router...Thanks

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      ezybuc 8 years ago

      nice hub, i will be needing it...

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      roberto 8 years ago

      thanks you, helpme a lot.Have a nice day always.

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      charlemont 8 years ago from Lithuania

      That's an awesome tutorial! Wish I had it at hand when first configuring Linksys.

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      karthickjck 8 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Charlemont..

      Thank you so much for visiting my hub..

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      evata 8 years ago

      Hello Karth,

      Thank you very much for you explanations..I have configured the router, but I still have a problem and don't know how to solve it. Eventhough I have reset the modem for 30 sec, I still can't load the page for router configuration. Can you please let me know if the problem might be connected with disabling "Wireless Network connection" ? Do I need to disable it on order to access the linksys page? Another question is : I want to change the settings of the router a secind time, because the sales person guaranteed wireless connection in a 3 floor house, but after I have configured the router I only have connection to the network on the 1st floor of the house..On the third floor I can see the network but hadrly connect to it..Can you please advise what can I do about settings or maybe other ways of configuring the router ?

      Thank you very much in advance !

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      Lilly 8 years ago

      Thank you, I really needed this. :)

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      karthickjck 8 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Evata,

      Thank you so much for visting my hub. There are few possibilites because of which you may not able to able to access your setup page.

      1)The ip address used to access the setup page.(default is 192.168.1.1).

      But it can be changed to different one.So make sure you are using the right one. Find the ip address as advised in the hub. Default gateway is the ip address of the router.

      2) Browser issue.

      Clear the browser temporary files. Open IE hit "ALT+T" which will open Tools menu in your Internet Explorer(IE).Click "Delete Cookies" and "Delete Files".

      3) Firmware Issue.

      Firmware is a software for your router to work. If firmware goes bad then you will not able to access the router page.You need to upgarde the firmware using TFTP server. Goto Linksys website download TFTP server software and the firmware for the router(Make sure you are downloading for the right version Ex:WRT54G V5). Once it is downloaded run the TFTP server software. It will prompt for server Ip address, username &amp; password. Fill server IP:192.168.1.1, Username:admin Password:admin(all the values mentioned here are defult).There will be an option to select the file. Click the buttion and select the firmware to upgraded" then click upgrade. Once it is upgraded. Reset the router for 1 minute.Power down and power on the router. Then try to access the page.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      Joe 8 years ago

      Great info Karth. I'm trying to get my wife's business set up but I have a minor problem. The linksys wireless B configuration is as follows: PC (wife's) wired to router, router wired to internet. 2 wiireless PCs 'connected' to the linksys network. Both of the wirelss PCs can see the network, the internet and my wife's PC. However, my wife's PC cannot see the two wireless PCs. What setting am I missing?

      Thanks,

      Joe

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      chloefaith 8 years ago from White Sands Area

      Nice hub. Thank you for the information. Please visit my hubs when you have a chance.

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      loan modifications guy 8 years ago

      thanks for this very informative post... very useful and i will give this a try!!!

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      Lisa HW 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Apparently, this hub is needed by those who have Linksys routers. I have a friend (an experienced electrical engineer and software designer) who had one and just gave up on it. He said he packed it back up in a box and just got another router.

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      karthickjck 8 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Joe,

      I am very sorry for the dely in replying.. To check if two PCs are in same network, follow the steps below.

      1) Find the Ip address of the your wife's PC

      2) Goto the wireless computer find the ip address of it.

      3) From your wife PC try to ping the Wireless Computer IP.(See the response).

      4) From the wireless PC try to ping your wife PC's IP(See the response).

      Responses may be the following.

      1) Request Timed Out:It means the firewall is blocking the traffic between the PCS.Disable the firewall and try it out.

      2) Destination net unreachable.It means the wireless computer is not connected to your wireless router but to someother router.

      3) Success:It means both computer are perfectly in a same network.

      Thanks for visiting my hub..

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      linjingjing 8 years ago

      This article is very helpful to me

      3690

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      Hadi82 8 years ago from Amman - Jordan

      nice hub thanks a lot for sharing this

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      Ayesha Butt 8 years ago

      Hi Sir,

      Last one month ago we purchase a linkesys router we want to configure with my local network we have 30 computers and 4 notebooks. We want to configure with only notebooks what can we do.

      We have a domain server and gateway server. Our internet is base on ISA 2006 with gateway server and our IP scheme 172.16.0.1 to 172.16.0.254 in which 172.16.0.1 IP of gateway machine, 172.16.0.2 for domain server and other all IP for client machine.

      The problem is this router IP is 192.168.1.1 and IP scheme is 172.16.0.1.

      I can change the IP of router but this working is hope less for example 172.16.0.100 of our router IP address (I can change it ) the notebook is shows linksys is connected but internet is not working.

      What can we do please help me out I shell be very thankful to u. I am waiting your earlier reply.

      Thanks

      Ayesha Butt

      System Administrator

      LoopTex

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Ayesha,

      All steps that you have taken are correct. But you need to change the subnet inside the router as well.

      Kindly, revert back for any further clarification.

      Thanks

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Ayesha,

      All steps that you have taken are correct. But you need to change the subnet inside the router as well.

      Kindly, revert back for any further clarification.

      Thanks

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      hangover cure 7 years ago

      I just moved and needed help with this, thanks for the advice!

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      ontheway 7 years ago

      How to Configure Linksys Wireless Router

      Very good article, thank you to share, welcome to my space to see

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      acer laptop 7 years ago

      Great Hub you have here :) Please check out my website would love to network!

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      Dave 7 years ago

      I do steps f) and g) like below....

      f)Open an Internet explorer and in the address bar type http://192.168.1.1 and then hit enter

      g)It will prompt for an username an password. After typing in the username(admin) and password(admin).Click the "OK".

      On the prompt under step g) it says "Warning: This server is requesting that your username and password be sent in an insecure manner (basic authentication without a secure connection)."

      I type in admin and admin for the username and password but it says "401 Unauthorized, Authorization required. I get no blue Setup page called Linksys Setup page.

      Can you help!

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      hangover cure 7 years ago

      Great article, thanks for the advice my friend!

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      karthickjck 7 years ago

      Thanks for visiting my hub.. my friend

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Dave..

      Try hard reset once.. if it doesn't help then it is firmware issue.. Follow the procedure mentioned above..

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      Sunil 7 years ago

      Hey Dude...great tutorial, I've a old Linksys router and tried many things to make it work. It did only after I followed ur instructions. Thanks much

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      Steve  7 years ago

      I'm trying to add a client computer to my company linksys router network. In the router setup menu, I see a table with 20 MAC addresses listed. Do I add my MAC to that list? It appears that the prohibit:option above it is selected, not the "allow." Or, do I enter my MAC on the further submenu/page which provides a table of active clients and asks if I wish to turn on MAC filtering for them. Finally, do I need to enter my client computer's IP somewhere in setup, or will the router assign an IP automatically once it recognizes my MAC address in the proper list? Thanks.

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Sunil,

      Thanks for visiting my hub.. I am very glad that it worked.. Cheers.

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Steve,

      It seems that Mac-Filter option is enabled and is configured in such a way not to allow the computers with mac-address listed to access the internet.So there is no need to enter your PC mac-address in the list.

      Hope it answered your question.

      Thanks

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      Zia 7 years ago

      Hello dear,

      very nice and useful webpage i like and apperciated you all helps with the people,

      dear if possible tell me two things in the Linksys one is how can i change the language in the linksys and the second is how can i block some sites if it is possible plz let me know i will be very happy

      best regards

      zia momand from afghanistan

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Zia,

      To answer you first question.

      In your browser try opening the page http://192.168.1.1/language.htm then try selecting the language you prefer. It may ask for a language pack.Insert your setup CD and in the CD look for the folder Language and select the appropriate language pack.

      (ii)How to block certain website.

      Answer:Goto http://192.168.1.1 Enter your username and password. When you are in the setup page.Click on the tab called "Access Restrictions".In that page you will have options to block the websites by URL and Keywords.

      Hope I answered your question. Thanks for visiting my hub.

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      uche 7 years ago

      thanks alot for the online instruction cos i need it badly for a job

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      Mortgage loan modification Expert 7 years ago

      Thank you!How much I suffered it with this.Mainly with the encryption.A neighbour joined steadily onto the network.

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      George 7 years ago

      Thaaaanks a lot. The usual problem with linksys.... Great design (N610). A nightmare to setup. LELA did not help but you did thanks

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      Yogendra  7 years ago

      Thank you very much excellent painless support. I am able to set up my wireless router just like that!!!! awsome man!!! Glad to have person like you in this world.

      Much much appreciated....

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      jonty 7 years ago

      wow .... this is awesome hub .... very nicely explained ... very informative ..... well written ..... keep up the good work ..... god bless u ......

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      Benji 7 years ago

      hi good day I have Linksys router which I have configuredfor my internet but it can't sent the internet through the nework

      my e-mail address is bmirekuayeh@yahoo.com

      Thanks

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      kornie 7 years ago

      Hi Karthickjk,

      Apparently you are doing an excellent job here helping people out. So I was wondering if you could help me with the following issue, which I also posted over at the Linksys Forum (http://twurl.nl/dsfziq):

      I have a WRT160N router + WUSB300N adapter installed on my desktop computer. Problem is that my internet connection drops continuously. Eventhough I have a perfect wireless connection with the router. And even when I hookup my pc directly to the router with a LAN-cable.

      The only thing that works is restoring the connection through the Linksys EasyLink Advisor. Only to drop again after 15 minutes or so.

      I have reinstalled the router & adapter a dozen of times, literally... (using the Linksys setup wizard)

      I turned of Norton entirelly for a while... (just to make sure it didn't have anything to do with the firewall)

      I get a Network Timeout when I try to acess http://192.168.1.1

      So I'm totally out of ideas. Sometimes I experience similar difficulties with other devices (eg my laptop) that I connect wirelessly to the router. But less frequently & that can be solved by disconnecting & connecting again.

      Thx in advance!

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Kornie..

      Thanks for visiting my hub. To isolate this issue, you need to find if the communication is breaking between your router and computer or router and the internet. To find the same please do the following.

      Click Start-->Run-->Type command and hit enter. You will get a command prompt. In that black window type.

      ping 192.168.1.1 -t

      then hit enter. You will get replies leave the black window minimized.

      Now again open one more black window repeating the same(Start->run->command )

      This time type ping 4.2.2.1 -t

      Leave this window also minimized. Whenever you see disconnect, check the black windows. If you see "Request Timeout" from 192.168.1.1 then the communication is not happening between your router and computer. If you see "Request Timeout" from 4.2.2.1 then the commnucation is not happening between your router and internet.

      1) If you have problem between the computer and router then try doing the same on the other computer. If the problem persist on the other computer also then it is a problem with your router you can try upgrading the firmware of the router. If the problem is only with a specific computer then try reinstalling the wireless adapter again.

      2) If you have communication problem between the router and the internet then it is the problem with either your internet provider or router. To isolate this you need to connect the computer directly to the modem and try executing the ping as advised above. If the problem persists here as well then it is the problem with the modem else it is the problem with the router. Try upgrading the firmware of the router if you find the issue to be with the router.

      Hope this solution should work

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      kornie 7 years ago

      Hi Karthick,

      Thank you for your help.

      I've established that it must have been a problem with the router. Th first thing I did was power cycling as explained on the Linksys support site to set the router back to it's default settings. Then I manually configured the router and reinstalled the wireless adapter.

      I haven't upgraded the firmware yet, as the connection seems stable for now and I'm not really sure how to do this. I have also hooked up my laptop and iPhone (but not simultaniously) and for the moment I also haven't experienced any problems there.

      Just going to perform some further testing by connecting more devices at the same time, hoping I won't get back from where I started. :)

      Thx again!

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      Sexy jonty 7 years ago from India

      Very well written hub .....

      very much informative ......

      Thank you very much for your great hub, for good advice, good wishes and support. Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us.

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      Thanks Jonty for visting my hub and for your comment.

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      Thanks for visiting my hub.. I will prepare one but it will take sometime for me.. (May be 2 days)

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      Girish Kulkarni 7 years ago

      hello

      i what to monitor Linksys Wireless Router with whatsup gold monitoring tool what to enable in router please let me now it is compulsory to monitor Clint router.

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      Iris Emery 7 years ago

      Great info thanks. I did find a lot of wireless router info here if it helps any:

      http://bestwirelessrouters.net

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      dhiraj bharara 7 years ago from India

      Hi,

      Thanks a lot for such a informative guide. Plz solve my problem. We have a LAN and WLAN. The LAN is made up of FOUR -8 port switches and the WLAN is connected to the linksys AP.

      All the switches and the linksys AP is connected to a central switch. The central switch in turn is connected to the modem. There are only 20 pc's. However pc connected to the linksys AP are not able to ping each other or access the other LAN computers. However they are able to access the INTERNET. Also i have given static ip on all the PC. However Dhcp is enabled on both the linksys and the router. what might be the problem. we have already boggled our mind on this, now you are our hope. Plz help..:-(

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      nikhila 7 years ago

      sir, i want use linksys wireless router WRT160N. I try to configur device ethernet port connect trough netcable to laptop. After 4th step come i getting message "error 321:Ethernet cable not connected". exact problem i dont know.please explane me what i want to do, and also how can set IP address to router.. please tell me one solution for my question. Thanks

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Dhiraj,

      Thanks for visiting my hub. Please find my way of troubleshooting below. Let me know the result.

      IP Address range of PC1(LAN) and PC2(WLAN) should be in the same range.

      Ex: 192.168.1.x

      Ping the Ip address of the PC1 from PC2

      Ex::PC1:192.168.1.101

      PC2:192.168.1.102

      From PC2

      Start-->Run-->Cmd-->Ping 192.168.1.101

      If you are able to ping then there should not be any problem in communication between the WLAN and LAN.

      If the IP range is different

      Ex:192.168.1.x and 192.168.2.x then probably one of the computer on their WLAN or LAN is enabled with DHCP. You need to disable the DHCP.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Nikhila,

      Error message you are referring will be the result of cable problem. To quick identifity that.

      Click start-->Run-->CMD click ok.

      In the black window, type IPCONFIG. If you get Media-state media disconnected then you need to safely secure your cable into any of the LAN port(1,2,3 or 4). Make sure the cable from the computer should be connected to Lan port and not the Wan port. If you are sure the cables are connected properly then you need to try changing the cable.

      Let me know the result after your trial.

      You can skip running the disk and follow the entire procedure described in this hub which doesn't require disk to configure your router.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      Asif Ali 7 years ago

      Can i stop for downloading other PC which are contected with my Linksys wireless (WAG200G) Router?

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      You cannot stop other PC from Downloading data but however we can do content filtering to prevent certain PC accessing defined web pages.

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      Steven 7 years ago

      Karthi,

      If i have 4 LAn ports (outgoing from my router to different computer). If i want to de - activate three of the ports, how should i do this...In my case, i am sharing room with some people and without my permission they slide the ethernet cable and doing stuffs.

      So i want to deactivate 3 ports in my router. How can i do that?

      Steven

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      sovannara morn 7 years ago

      I have the problems with wireless-Router

      can you help me?

      please send Email to me

      E-mail:sovannara_morn@hotmail.com

      thank you

      best reagad

      sovannara

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Steven,

      THanks for visiting my hub. Nice scenario. To fix your problem there no such option like shutting the unused ports.But there are ways to prevent your neighbors from using your router.

      Please refer my new hub(Specially created for you)

      https://hubpages.com/technology/How-to-block-other...

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      WGAnd44 7 years ago

      I bought a Linksys wireless-g 2.4 ghz with speedBooster, model #WRT54GS V7 at a yard sale and did not get the CD set up disc , is there a place I can go on the Internet to download it ? I don't have my grand-son close to set it up for me LOL I am running Windows XP

      Walt

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Walt,

      Thanks for visiting my hub.. You might get the setup CD at ftp://ftp.linksys.com else you have to go through the manual setup process which I have explained above.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      Hari 7 years ago

      I was having issues of my wireless router (linksys WRT54G2 V1) getting disconnected often. I tried login into http://192.168.1.1 it failed. So I did 'Reset' on the router. I was able to login in with 'admin' password.

      But post that I am not able to access internet. I am not sure what connection went wrong.

      I do an IPCONFIG @ cmd I do see the entries filled up.

      But I am not able to ping any site.

      I ran through the page and checked for the settings you mentioned above.

      But the router even on LAN connection is not working now :(..all lights are showing up proper.

      Really appreciate any help.

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      Hari 7 years ago

      I had tried to upgrade my firmware. Current version 1.0 , I tried applying WRT54GV4.0_4.21.1_US_code.bin. But it failed. Not sure if the issue is because the firmware is corrupted ?

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      Pauleboy 7 years ago

      Wow is all I can say. After puttering around google for a concise step by step way to get wireless I found the "hub" Bravo!!!!! FTI i'M TOSHIBA L455 Win7 and my linksys is 18 mos old. I upgraded to the toshiba, forgot my SECURITY KEY, RESET and followed the instructions. Brilliant. that's all i can say. Peace.

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Pauleboy,

      Thanks a lot for visiting my hub and I am glad that my hub assisted you in solving the issue of your router.

      THanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Hari,

      Although you see some entries on your IP address output, is it something like 192.168.X.X.?

      If you see 192.168.1.10X address then try pinging your router's IP(192.168.1.1) @ CMD. If see reply then you have communication with the router.

      Follow the below steps if you see reply.

      1) Download the tftp client http://downloads.linksysbycisco.com/downloads/Tftp... Run the file

      Then in the server type 192.168.1.1 and password as admin(default). Then click on the three dotted button and choose the file to upgrade(Make sure you downloaded the right firmware for the router). Click on upgrade. Wait patiently!! it will take several minutes to complete the upgrade.(Wait for the message that says upgradation completed.

      2) After upgrade it is always advisable to reset the router once the upgrade is completed.

      3) Try accessing the router page it should work

      Follow the below steps if you do not see reply.

      1) We need to do "Funny Reset". To do that you need to press the hard reset button with your pen for 1 minute. While pressing the reset button you need to unplug the power cord from the router at the 15 secs. After another 15 secs replug the power cord to the router. Do this twice while holding the reset button.

      2) Now check the IP address it should work.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      To download the tftp. Please use the below link.

      http://downloads.linksysbycisco.com/downloads/Tftp...

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      lui 7 years ago

      I'm having trouble with my wrt54g Wireless router...For some reason I keep losing internet connection every hour or so, for about 5 minutes before I'm back online. But it only happens to my two wireless toshiba laptops and not my desktop which the router is directly connected to the desktop.

      I have updated my firmware, but that didn't help, I've also tried changing channels, but that was pointless too, so now I'm stuck, what should I do? is it the modem or the router the problem?....Thanks

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      karthickjck 7 years ago from Bangalore

      How far is the laptop from the router? If the laptop is too far from the router then try bringing close to the router and check. If any equipment like Microwave, cordless phone which produces electro magnetic rays in your home then keep those devices away from the router or laptop.

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      lui 7 years ago

      My laptop is always in the same room as my router and modem. I only have a cordless phone in the room thats in the opposite side of the router and modem. When the service goes out, even though the signal shows Excellent, but the little balloon disappears, I diagnose the problem and it always says Cannot communicate with one of the two DNS.

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Lui,

      Since the diagnosis says "Cannot communicate with one of the two DNS", only possible option is to manually enter the DNS value in your laptop. Follow the below procedure.

      1) Click on start-->control panel-->Double Click on "Network Connections"-->Right click on "Wireless Network connection"-->Click on properties-->Select "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)"-->Click on "properties"-->Select "Use the following DNS server addresses:"

      In the preferred DNS server: type in 4.2.2.1

      In the Alternate DNS server: type in 4.2.2.2

      Click OK

      I believe this should solve the problem.

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      Lui 6 years ago

      I did as you said and finally I was able to fix the problem with my internet ..Thanks a lot.

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      bengh666 6 years ago

      gud day sir,

      im having difficulty setting up my wrt54g router. i've tried almost all config and set up guide i've googled and only onething works and it doesnt allow to set up wireless security. here's the step:

      1) Connect your laptop/PC to the linksys router via RJ45 cable.

      2) Go to the router’s admin page via 192.168.1.1 and change the default IP to 192.168.1.2 (this is assuming that your Aztech modem’s gateway is 192.168.1.1 which is usually the case…).

      3) Make sure that the subnet mask is 255.255.255.0 and then disable DHCP. Save the settings.

      4) Connect the modem to the router via one of the LAN ports and not thru the WAN port(internet port). This is important. This makes the modem and the router bridged and they are now in 1 subnet.

      5) Reboot everything from PC to router to modem. The wireless router should now be connected to the modem.

      this guide worked but like i said it doesnt allow me to set my wireless security.

      when i do the basic set up, all pc's on the network can't access gthe internet. either it be via wifi or lined.

      please help me mister.

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Lui,

      Perfect job. Glad your internet is working.

      Have a good browsing

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi bengh666,

      I understand the problem clearly. Here the problem is your modem and router are have same IP address range(that shouldn't be the case).

      Follow the below steps to make it work.

      1) Disconnect the cable between the router and the modem.

      2) Connect the laptop/computer to one of the LAN(Numbered port) of the router.

      3) Login to setup page of router by opening your browser and in the address bar type in 192.168.1.1and hit enter.

      (Default username:admin password:admin)

      2) Now scroll down the setup page.

      Change the local IP address to 192.168.2.1 and click on save settings.

      3) Now login to your setup page with new IP address 192.168.2.1 and proceed with the configuration specified above in my hub pages.

      Definitely it should work.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      Norma 6 years ago

      Your hub helped me sooooo much. THANK YOU!!

      One question though: why is that when i go to 192.168.1.1 under wireless security, it wont allow me to chose nothing else but WAP personal?

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Norma,

      I am very glad that my hub helped you. Regarding your question. By default the legacy linksys router comes with a cisco security button on it. If it is pressed then WAP personal is enabled by default. But it is always possible to change the security to WEP. Make sure to do save settings to enable the same.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      BH 6 years ago

      I saw your online help regarding Linksys routers and decided to see if you could help me out..... I have a Linksys BEFSR41 and I have 2 PC's hard cabled to it. Everything is good up until the modem and I can even plug my modem into either PC and it works but when I add the Linksys in the mix nothing works. I assume that either something is wrong with the configureation (I didn't think that anything needed to be configured) or something is wrong with the device itself. I have also rebooted and reset everything and nothing seems to work. Any ideas?

      Thanks

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi BH,

      This issue will happen only if there is any conflict between the IP Address that you receive from your modem and the IP address that you receive from your router or if router is not configured properly.

      To check that please connect the computer to the modem directly and check the IP address.

      Connect the computer to the router directly and check the IP address.

      If they are same then change the IP address of your router it will resolve the problem.

      If they are not same then surely it is configuration issue.

      1) If your internet connection is cable then dont forget to do Mac Clone.

      2) If your internet connection is DSL then make sure you type in the right username and password.

      Hope all these hints should work.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      BH 6 years ago

      Thank you Karthick, I will try that and hopefully it works out. Thank you for your time.

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      HI 6 years ago

      HI I type this in the adress bar; http://192.168.1.1 and then hit enter, but the internet said error

      Help

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      HI,

      If you get this error for the below reasons.

      1) You are not connected to the router (wired or wireless).

      > Click start->Run-->type "Command" -->click ok.

      > Type ipconfig and hit enter

      > You should get an IP address either 192.168.1.x or 192.168.2.x

      > if you are not getting the IP address then make sure the cables are connected(wired connection).

      > Make sure the computer/laptop connected on one of the lan ports(numbered port) and not wan port.

      2) Browser issue.

      > Try different browser

      > Final option:Try restting the router once

      Hope these tips will help you

      Thanks

      Karthick

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      prasad 6 years ago

      i want to get access of router.config file using c#.net.Will u help me to do this,please?Basically,i got the backup_config.bin file but i am unable to read this file as well as i m unable to convert it into readable format.please help me.......................

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      prasad 6 years ago

      i want to get access of router.config file using c#.net.Will u help me to do this,please?Basically,i got the backup_config.bin file but i am unable to read this file as well as i m unable to convert it into readable format.please help me.......................

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hello Prasad,

      Please use the below code to read bin file.

      #include

      #include

      #include

      int decode(unsigned char);

      int decode(unsigned char ch) {

      ch = ~((ch > 6));

      if (ch) {

      if (isprint(ch)) {

      return ch;

      } else {

      return ' ';

      }

      }

      return '\n';

      }

      int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {

      int ch;

      FILE *fp;

      if (argc < 2) {

      fp = stdin;

      } else {

      if (NULL == (fp = fopen(argv[1], "r"))) {

      fprintf(stderr, "Error: Cannot open file %s\n", argv[1]);

      exit(EXIT_FAILURE);

      }

      }

      while (EOF != (ch =fgetc(fp))) {

      fputc(decode(ch), stdout);

      }

      return EXIT_SUCCESS;

      }

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hello Prasad,

      Please use the below code to read bin file.

      #include

      #include

      #include

      int decode(unsigned char);

      int decode(unsigned char ch) {

      ch = ~((ch > 6));

      if (ch) {

      if (isprint(ch)) {

      return ch;

      } else {

      return ' ';

      }

      }

      return '\n';

      }

      int main(int argc, char *argv[]) {

      int ch;

      FILE *fp;

      if (argc < 2) {

      fp = stdin;

      } else {

      if (NULL == (fp = fopen(argv[1], "r"))) {

      fprintf(stderr, "Error: Cannot open file %s\n", argv[1]);

      exit(EXIT_FAILURE);

      }

      }

      while (EOF != (ch =fgetc(fp))) {

      fputc(decode(ch), stdout);

      }

      return EXIT_SUCCESS;

      }

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      jkamps 6 years ago

      Hi

      I'm trying to block specific websites from being accessed by a computer but I do not have tab on top titled "Access Restrictions" when I log in to the router. How do I do this?

      Thanks

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      Amera 6 years ago

      I recently bought a Linksys WRT120N router and when attempting to setup the connection an error message appears saying "ethernet cable not connected" I have checked the connection using CMD and IPCONFIG but it still isnt working, any ideas?

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Jkamps,

      What model are you using?

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Amera,

      Make sure the computer is connected to any of the LAN ports(numbered ports). Make sure use the light on any of those numbered ports.

      THanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      jkamps 6 years ago

      The model I'm using is BEFSR41 v3. Firmware version 1.04.17

      Thanks

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      Animesh  6 years ago

      "Select any of the security option. If wep is selected then you will be prompted to type a passphrase and then you will have a generate button click on that then it will display four ten digit keys. Make a note of that ten digit number.So that whenever you connect with your signal you can use this ten digit number to authenticate the signal."

      My question is, can I use any of the ten digit number out of four?Why it generate 4 numbers?

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Animesh,

      Although there are four keys available. By default the "Default transmit key" will be selected as "key 1" hence you have to use Key 1's value. If you change the default transmit key value to 2 then use the Key 2 value.

      Hope it answers your question.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi jkamps,

      Sorry to say that in BEFSR41, content filtering option(No access restriction page) is available.

      THanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      jkamps 6 years ago

      That's what I was afraid of. Thanks for your help.

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      Erin 6 years ago

      Karthickjck,

      I've tried everything to releive this problem but still have had no luck. I've had an (Unsecure) home network where my laptop, PS3, Surround Sound had been working for the past few years. Last night I decided to add a password to my network. Long story short, I had to reset my Linksys WRT54GS router by holding the reset button for 30 seconds. Now all the factory settings are in place. I’ve done everything properly as far as logging into the setup page, adjusting the network names, adding WEP passcodes. When I try and access the network from the Laptop (Dell) I see the network and am able to connect just fine. The issue I'm having is when the network tries to connect to the internet through a high-speed cable box/with phone capabilities (Comcast) all it does is search and search and comes up with the response of "not being able to acquire IP address" Then it allows me to have "limited" internet access. I am still unable to go to any www. site. My whole goal is to have the network back like normal, (PS3 and WIFI phones/home surround systems) able to connect but still have a secured network. Please if you could help me out in any way it would be much appreciated. I will be more then happy to give you any more information you would need to make an educated decision on why I am having this issue, as well. Thank you in advance.

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Erin,

      I believe the problem is with the configuration part of your router. Follow the below procedure the issue should be resolved.

      1) Login to the setup page

      > click on Mac-address clone tab

      > click on the button "clone my mac-address"

      > Click save settings and continue if prompted

      2) Click on status tab and check if you have got an Internet IP address. If you have got an internet IP address then your problem should be resolved.

      Hope this helps!!!

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      Harold 6 years ago

      Hello,

      I wanna try find a way to speed up my network. I have a internet shop and i have a switch box that have 20 channels. Plus the broadband broadcast hub. Pls advice thank you

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Harold,

      Do you have any linksys router with you? If you are planning to buy one for speedy connection then go for 300N series.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      linksys router 6 years ago

      Thank for this good information

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      Khawar 6 years ago

      ohhh sory i dont understand......

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Khawar,

      What you dont understand!!? Explain the issue you are facing.

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      Siddhartha 6 years ago

      Hi, thanks for all the information.

      Please help me on the following :

      I want to make a wireless controlled robot. So I will place the linksys wireless router on the mobile robot. Is there an output (say a serial port) on the router where from it can communicate with the outside world (say a microcontroller).

      So can it happen that I wirelessly connect my laptop to the router and wire the router to a microcontroller. Now I send "ABC" from laptop to router and it sends the same to the microcontroller. Then , the microcontroller sends "XYZ" to the router and it communicates it back to the laptop.

      Thanks in anticipation.

      - Siddhartha

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Siddhartha,

      Great innovation dude!!! But I am not so familiar with the robotic topics. One thing that I suggest is to use an Ethernet to serial converter to do it.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      rob 6 years ago

      For some reason I have an Internet connection. I am using linksys as my router...but my ip adress is like 66.xxx.x.xxx not the 192..... any help?

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Rob,

      I figured out the problem. The reason for your PC getting the public IP Address(i.e 66.xx.xx.xx) is cable from the modem or ISP is connected to one of the LAN port and the Wan port. Make sure to connect the cable from ISP to the isolated WAN Port and not the numbered LAN port.

      If you have got the connections correct then please reset the router once and reconfigure it because the DHCP pool IP Address might have been changed during the initial configuration.

      All the best!!!

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      Nisha 6 years ago

      hi Karthick,

      Frankly, I am really new to this old wireless world... but, I am facing issues like many others. I have a linksys N router, which just stopped working after 2 years. I don't think there is anything wrong with it. I reconfigured it using your prompts. So, it remits signal and I did connect the computer, but there is no internet on my computer or in other words... the browser does not connect. I really need help.

      Does this problem make any sense?

      Look forward to hearing back from you.

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Nisha,

      Thanks for visting my hub. Internet should work perfectly if you have got an IP address in the status page of your router setup page. Kindly, check if you have got an ip address and revert back.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      JEwallrus 6 years ago

      Man you are awesome! Thanks!

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      Tom  6 years ago

      I have a Lynksys Wireless N router......Hooked up to it is a PS3 , a laptop and 2 desktop computers and an ipod and a Wii . I want to limit or password protect the wireless network so my kids are not on the net after 10 p.m. Can that be done with changing settings on my router?

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      Nagaraj Dhandpani 6 years ago

      hi karthik,

      I have a questin for you. i use the linksys wireless router and beetel airtel Adsl modem, the management ip for adsl modem is 192.168.1.1/24 and linksys is 192.168.0.1/24 My internet connection is working fine. i want to know how the two neworks communicate eachother.

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Nagaraj,

      Its not related to configuration part. However, I would like to answer your question. Every router has got "IP Protocol" enabled. IP protcol is capable of identifying the routes learned on their "connected" interfaces. In your case there are two interfaces (Lan)--192.168.1.1/24 and Wan--192.168.0.1/24. So now the router knows the route to 192.168.1.0/24 and 192.168.0.0/24 and the communication happens without any issues.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Tom,

      Your request can be easily acheived by a simple configuration change on the linksys router. Access the setup page of linksys then go to Access Restrictions tab. Click on Internet Access subtab. You will find Internet Access Policy, right below that you need to check the "Enable" Radio button.

      1) Type in your own policy name

      2) Click on "Edit List of PCs" button

      3) Type in the IP address or Mac-Address of the PCs which you want to block on specific duration.

      4) Check the "Deny" radio button.

      5) Check the "Everyday" check box.

      6) Now select the time window.

      7) Click on Save Settings.

      This should help you.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      crob 6 years ago

      just wanted to say you saved me from paying for linksys to reconfigure my router. great info

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      sandeep varma 6 years ago

      hi! why can't we connect the router directly to the computer as we change the modem into bridge mode.So the modem act like a bridge right. I try to connect the linksys router directly to the computer it is not working

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      Luigi 6 years ago

      Hi, when i run the internet connection through the router, i lose internet access. Ping times out and no ip generated. Internet works when computer plugged directly into computer. Tried restarting and power off/on sequence w/out success. Any ideas on how to connect through the router? Thanks

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      Luigi 6 years ago

      Internet work when *modem* plugged directly into computer. Thanks

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      Jordan 6 years ago

      quick question the prob im having is i have a couple roommates and when they come home and turn on thier laptops my router will disconnect and kick everone in the house off. Sometimes it will take 10-15 mins to come back online how do i set it up so it dosent do a reset evertime a laptop tries to connect to it.

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      Durai 6 years ago

      Hi,

      it is possible to NAT the linksys router ?

      how can i findout my IP given by the service provider.

      whem i try find out my ip given by service provider,it shows the router IP: 123.237.222.0.

      whether this Router IP is an valid IP.

      please help me........

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Jordan,

      This may be due to an issue with the IP address conflict. The router goes to hung state if it detects an host using an IP address which is already in use. Before your friend connects his laptop to your network, please make sure that no static IP address is configured on his laptop.

      THanks

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Durai,

      To find the service provider IP. Log in to the setup page of the router and go to Status tab. You can see an internet IP address which is nothing but the service provider IP.

      Thanks

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      ronsbar 6 years ago

      sir gud day. I would like to ask if there is a conflict between Dlink AirPlus G DWL-G510 wireless LanCard and WRT120N Wireless N LinkSys Router. Whenever I turned on my computer with attached the said LANCARD while the router is on, the computer will not continue to load on its desktop instead it will restart momentarily. I have noticed that when my router is turned off, the computer with the attached DWL-G510 Wireless LanCard will start-up normally.. The distance between the router and the computer is about 1 meter. Kindly help me sir. Tnx..

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Ronsbar,

      There should not be any conflict between them. However, please disable the line card from the device manager in the computer and reboot the system. After rebooting try enabling the card and check the status.

      Thanks

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      ronsbar 6 years ago

      hi sir karthickjack,

      Thank you for your immediate response I appreciate it. I have done what you've suggested by still it doesn't work for me. However, I've done different thing. I've found out that mode of Wireless N router is Mixed, so then maybe it is possible that it transmit an N or B signal to an area . On the other hand, my wireless LanCard (AirPlus G DWL-510) is on G-mode so maybe that causes the PC to crash. I change my Router's settings to G-Mode only and it work fine so far. I wrote this response hoping that this will work also for the other computer users who might encounter the same problem as I am. Hope this will help . . . . Thank you

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Brilliant Ronsbor..Thats first thing we need to check..

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      LARCHI 6 years ago

      after setup the wan,internet,one of the four ports light is showing,if you go to the status the ip changed from 0.0.0.0 to the ip ip address, but it is not still browsing it is saying router is not able to connect to modem, so was the problem. by larson

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      HI Larchi,

      Let me the IP Address that you are getting on the status page to troubleshoot further.

      If you are getting 192.168.1.x ip address in the status page then your internet will not work. Possbile reasons below.

      1) IP address that your service provider provides you is in the same range of your router IP. Need to change the router IP to 192.168.2.1

      2) If the IP address is not 192.168.1.x then possibly a DNS issue.

      1) In the command prompt type ping 4.2.2.1 and check if you are getting four replies

      C:\Users\KARTHICK MURUGAN>ping 4.2.2.1

      Pinging 4.2.2.1 with 32 bytes of data:

      Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=259ms TTL=55

      Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=259ms TTL=55

      Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=259ms TTL=55

      Reply from 4.2.2.1: bytes=32 time=259ms TTL=55

      Ping statistics for 4.2.2.1:

      Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),

      Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:

      Minimum = 259ms, Maximum = 259ms, Average = 259ms

      If you are getting four replies then try to ping yahoo.com then you will get the following response.

      PING RESPONSE COULD NOT FIND HOST

      This shows issue with a DNS server. How to configure a DNS server to resolve this issue.

      Start==>Search-->Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections-->Right Click on LocalAreaConnection--->(Click)on properties-->Click on Network Tab-->HighLight TCP/IP IPv4-->Click on properties-->Select "Use the following DNS server address"-->then type the primary and secondary DNS Server address.

      Primary-->4.2.2.1

      Secondary-->4.2.2.2

      Then click ok.

      Try to ping yahoo.com check if you are getting 4 replies then you will definitely online.

      Cheers,

      Karthick Murugan

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      bn from Rwanda 6 years ago

      karthickjck - Great job!!! I called Linksys to help with my router and they said that my warrantee expired last year and they wanted me to pay $39 which i refused to pay ... not until i had tried your instruction!!! well, i tried them and then here i am back on wireless!!! Thanks to you.

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Bn,

      I am very glad that I have saved your $39. Happy browsing!!

      Regards,

      Karthick Murugan

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      Siju George 6 years ago

      In your configuration I saw a non recommended step. It about connecting devices before configuring the router. You say connect your computer to the LAN port and modem to the WAN port and then start configure the router.

      It is OK but not highly recommended to connect modem to the router at the time of configuration where you are using DSL connection. (Here you provide steps to configure cable modem so it is fine). Anyway it is a nice hub with lot of replies congrats.

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      Siju George 6 years ago

      Sorry, one correction to the last sentence in bracket :)

      Please read it as (Here you provide steps to configure your Linksys router with a cable modem so it is fine.

      Sorry for my double comment.

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Siju,

      I accept your recommendation.

      Thanks for joining your hands with me help people.

      Regards,

      Karthick Murugan

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      Paul 6 years ago

      Thank you for your insights.

      I am unable to access my Wireless (WAP54G). I have it hooked into a Broadband Firewall Router (BEFSX41). I am able to access the firewall just fine via my browser at http://192.168.1.1.

      Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks again.

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      bdavis13 6 years ago

      Wondering if you can help me with a problem. I have a WRT160N Linksys router. I am trying to block an application from working over my network. It is a chatroom type of software called camfrog. They have instructions on their website www.camfrog.com that tell how to enable a router to allow camfrog to work but nothing to tell me how to block their application. (You can open the following ports to make Camfrog Server work behind a firewall/NAT.

      Camfrog Server:

      Please open following ports:

      TCP 6005 - incoming port for client data connections

      UDP 5000 - 15000 - incoming ports for multimedia streams

      Camfrog Client:

      Opened ports are not needed, but disable Norton Firewall because it can cause conflicts.

      Portforward.com is a great resource site for help with port forwarding with your router. You may need to forward ports to get Camfrog server to work behind your router. )

      Help please. I can't figure out how to block the traffic from this website over my network. I figured out how to block the website but the downloaded application still works.

      Thanks

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Paul,

      Please find the way to configure a linksys wireless access point in my another hub in the following link.

      https://hubpages.com/technology/How-to-configure-L...

      Thanks

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      Victor 6 years ago

      I have router linksys 54GL with update TOmato.

      Now I buy voip adapter Linksys with 2 ports for telephones.

      I need IP static for this device .How can I put IP static in the router-only for voip adapter?

      When i put off voip its working for 5 minutes after when I try call again not working .After I put switch Off after On working again .Whait is the problem?

      Scuse me for my english

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Victor,

      Please look at this link. This will help you.

      http://www.callcentric.com/support/device/linksys/...

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      benedict08 6 years ago

      sir i have a linksys wireless router it was configure by service technician it work for atleast 1 week, after that it doesn't work again i want to learn to configure it can you help me for this ....thank you very much

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      sonam Bhutan 6 years ago

      hi every one plz plz help me

      i have a linksys router WRT54GH.

      i have configured it and now i cannot get connected to internet through my router.

      i have configured with PPoE inside the router but i cant recive the internet.

      Help me plz plz plz

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      luvsdosedddie 6 years ago

      nd my firm ware is stipulated 2006 do ihave to upgrade?

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Sonam,

      Please make sure in the username and password in the router setup page is correct.

      Username should be like xxx@abc.com don't simply type xxx.

      Check if you are online without router incase if it is not working then contact your service provider.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi luvsdosedddie,

      As long as everything is working there is no need for software/firmware upgrade.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      salman 6 years ago

      hi

      after entering into router's page through 192.168.1.1

      login and password is required and its admin admin.

      but i am getting error and can't move forward.

      help me out.

      thanx

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      Lavanyah 6 years ago

      Good day sir,

      I am a newbie and would like to ask you a doubt.

      I have configured an external wireless network adapter and successfully added it in the linksys router. Now my problem is that; it is not connected to the internet eventhough it is enabled and show status connected. I am not sure if i need to do anything else or need to change something in the firewall section. I am using Windows 7.

      Thanking you in advance.

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      James 6 years ago

      Does anyone agree that is a stupidly complex task, have Cisco never heard of a wizard!!!

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      vh 6 years ago

      Hi. As useful as your instructions were, it seems that I just can't past the ipconfig part:

      Each step is followed, but the problem is that when I connect my computer to the router (and the router to the modem), and then do an ipconfig, the IP stays the same as when I connect the computer to the modem directly. I've tried reseting the modem, rebooting the computer.

      Can you please advise?

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      Tom C 6 years ago

      Hi:

      I've tried your suggestions as below from an earlier post and nothing happens - the listed computer is still able to access the internet. I've seen the same suggestions in other discussions and seen other people say they don't work for them either. Any idea why? I'm following all steps as listed:

      1) Type in your own policy name

      2) Click on "Edit List of PCs" button

      3) Type in the IP address or Mac-Address of the PCs which you want to block on specific duration.

      4) Check the "Deny" radio button.

      5) Check the "Everyday" check box.

      6) Now select the time window.

      7) Click on Save Settings.

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Salman,

      What is the exact error message you are getting? If it is 401 error message then it is definitely a problem with the authentication credentials. U might have changed the password during setup process in such case if you dont remember that password then you need to reset the router and reconfigure it again.

      thanks

      Thanks

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Lavanyah,

      Have you checked the IP address? Incase if you are getting the IP address and you are able to ping yahoo.com then its a problem with the browser. If you are getting the IP address but you are getting "Request Timed Out" when pinging yahoo.com then its a problem with the firewall. Please try disabling the firewall it should work.

      Thanks

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      GK 6 years ago

      Hi. I have router wrt54gs and I just moved into a new home with AT&T internet... I changed my IP address in order to connect and internet works fine on the desktop. However I'm having issues with the wireless. Wireless devices can find the SSID and for a while I was able to connect fine unsecured, but I was never able to connect after setting up my security. I tried both WPA and WEP and no device will connect wirelessly. Now it seems like I can't connect unsecured anymore as well. All devices say "obtaining address", but won't connect. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!!

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      I believe Mac-Filter is enabled on the router. Please disable the Mac-Filter and try re-connecting it should work.

      TO understand about Mac-Filter visit my another hub

      https://hubpages.com/technology/6-Best-Ways-to-Sec...

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      GK 6 years ago

      Thank you for the help, however the Mac-Filter was disabled and I still cannot wirelessly connect even though the network can be found on all wireless devices, and again, when I enter the correct key, it will not connect.

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi GK,

      Please try changing the securitytype even that doesn't work then u need to assign static IP address for your machine.

      How to assign static IP address for a machine.

      Go to Control Panel --> Double Click the "Network Connection" --> Right Click the "Wireless Network Connection" then select "Properties".

      Click "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" and click "Properties". Select "Use the following IP Address" then Type in the below the details

      IP Address: 192.168.1.155

      Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

      Default Gateway:192.168.1.1

      Primary DNS Server: 4.2.2.1

      Secondary DNS Server: 4.2.2.2

      It should work.

      Thanks

      Karthick

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      luke 6 years ago

      hiya ive been playing a game on my xbox modern wafare black ops and it says to get better connection i have to configure it im only 15 and dont know alot about laptops HELP ME !

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      GK 6 years ago

      Thank you so much. Your static IP fix worked. I very much appreciate you taking the time to help me.

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      Anne45 6 years ago

      I have 2 computers: Dell (primary) hp(secondary) No problem with the Dell connecting to the internet however the hp loses connection and has to revalidate address every 15 minutes or so. I have a linksys router Wrt54G.

      How can i get steady internet on the secondary computer. Thank!

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi GK,

      I am very glad that my solution helped. Happy browsing.

      Thanks

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Annie,

      The issue seems to be with the wireless adapter in the HP laptop. Try upgrading the driver for the adapter.

      Click on start --> Run --> type in "devmgmt.msc" and click Ok.

      Search for "Network Adapter" click on "+" sign. Double click on the Wireless adapter goto Driver tab. Click on update driver. It should work.

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Luke,

      I am sorry, I didn't quite get your question. Kindly, paste the exact message from Xbox to provide you the solution.

      Thanks

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      Alex 6 years ago

      Hey Karthick!

      Thanks for all this information. I was wondering if you provide assistance on mac? My airport application doesn't let me connect to my home network. It says its a self-assigned IP. Let me know your thoughts on this.

      Thanks!

      A

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      Jennifer 6 years ago

      Thanks so much this was great help!!!

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      Stephanie 6 years ago

      Thank you thank you thank you for posting this. I called Linksys and the wouldn't help me unless I paid $30 so I searched the internet and this helped me get back online!! Thanks again!

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Wow!!! Stephanie.. I am very very glad that I have save your $30.. Merry Christmas...and happy browsing.

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      Ryan 6 years ago

      Hey, i have a belkin N wireless router. i used to be able to get into configure page by going to 198.168.2.1 but now i cannot access it the browser (internet explorer) tells me it cant open the page. i went to cmd and looked for the default gateway but its not there any more it just shows ::

      Thank you

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      itosolutions 6 years ago

      Linksys Cisco Routers are a great way to start networking. The higher end routers are more fun though.

      http://www.itosolutions.net

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      Anthony 6 years ago

      Hi,

      I have Linksys wireless router (WRT54G2) which I had set up using your post. I had PPoE connection and used WPA-2 as a security setting. It works fine on my laptop which I used to set up this connection. Now I have a another laptop. It detect My SSID but when I try to connect it, it says NO WIRELESS IS IN RANGE. I figured that there might be some problem with my wireless adapter setting, somehow it got set up for only one computer. Could you please help me? Thanks

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Linda,

      Please see my hub to secure your router back.

      https://hubpages.com/technology/How-to-Configure-L...

      Thanks & Regards,

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Anthony,

      Perfect!! I am glad that it worked for one computer. Error message mentioned could appear if your laptop or wireless card doesn't support the security option in your router. Try changing the security type to WPA or WEP and check it should work. If you do not wish to change the security option then you need to upgrade the drivers for your wireless card in the laptop.

      THanks

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Ryan,

      Can you confirm wat is the IP Address you see there?

      If it is 169.254.x.x with no default gateway then your laptop is not getting an IP address from the router.This could be possibly because it might be problem with the router or adapter in your PC.

      If it is media disconnected then it could be cable issue.

      Thanks

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      Heyheybum 6 years ago

      Hi,

      I used your tutorial to set up my router Linksys wrt54g. My internet connection type is PPPoE and I am able to connect to the internet through wire and wireless.

      But when I try to set up a wireless password, I cannot 'Save Settings' and cannot access '192.168.1.1'. What am I doing wrong?

      Thanks in advance!

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      I belive your ISP modem IP and router IP are same(192.168.1.1). Try changing the password of your router to 192.168.2.1.

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      Skelekitty 6 years ago

      Hi,

      I have my computer attached to a WAG160N wifi modem/router at the moment and the signal is rather weak at the other side of the house. Do you know if there is a way to convert my old WRT160N router into a wifi extender/access point/wifi bridge/repeater thingy?

      Thanks in advance

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      namita 6 years ago

      Hi Kathick:

      I'm a student and trying to setup my own wireless network in my apartment. I had done this a few months back and it worked perfectly fine. Now I have reset the router, and I am not able to go online. When I connect the computer directly to the modem, I can go online.

      This is what I get when i go into ipconfig when the computer and modem are connected:

      Windows IP Configuration

      Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix:

      Link-local IPv6 Address: fe80::507b:cc5e:8894:5874%11

      IPv4 Address: 192.168.1.3

      Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

      Default Gateway: 192.168.1.1

      Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix:

      Link-local IPv6 Address: fe80::4d63:aaaf:308a:1908%10

      IPv4 Address: 255.255.255.0

      Default Gateway: 192.168.2.1

      Please tell me how to get online..I have tried the method you have listed for DSL Nat connections. This is really urgent, so please reply asap.

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Namitha,

      Check the IP address in the status page of the router. If the IP address is 192.168.1.3 then the configuration is perfect. If you are still not able to get online then it could be related to DNS issue. Try pinging 4.2.2.1 if you are getting reply then its an issue with the DNS. You need to assign static DNS in your laptop.

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Skelekitty,

      There is no legal option of converting a router into wireless access point or range expander or wifi extender. But you can disable DHCP in the router to act as a wireless switch. You need to get a cable running from the WAG to this router to setup this network.

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      gpm55 6 years ago

      I originally set up my Linksys wifi router gateway on my Sony Vaio. I had to send in the Vaio for maintenance and the harddrive was wiped. Now I have it back and although it can see my network (other laptops are using it)and those around us it will not connect (it will connect to others). How can I rectify this?

      Thanks

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      Young.Dzei 6 years ago

      . great awesome .!

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      Robert 6 years ago

      Excellent guide, karthickjck. Step-by-step instructions like these are rare.

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      Rick 6 years ago

      My Avira antivirus software won't download automatic updates. I think it is having a problem getting through my linksys router. Is there a setting I can change to correct this?

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      Courtney 6 years ago

      I have a linksys wireless router...when hooked up without a secure password my internet works fine. As soon as I changed it to have a password to prevent others from tapping into my wireless connection, I can't get an internet connection. Please help!

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi gpm55,

      It could be a problem with Network Key or Mac-Address Filter.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Rick,

      It could be problem with the NAT. Get the port numbers that needs to opened for the Avira auto update and we need to open the ports in your Linksys router under port trigerring.

      Thanks

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Courtney,

      If you are using Wire Zero Configuration (Inbuilt Xp Wireless Client) or other wireless client to connect to the wireless router then you need to delete the existing network from your laptop/PC from preferred network. The better option is to change the SSID while changing the network key or password. After changing the network ID, try connecting to the network with your password it should work.

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      jai 6 years ago

      hai.... cannot access my internet if i connect to wifi... if it straightly connected to modem it can access...

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      scott 6 years ago

      I set up a linksys e2000 at my wife's office because they didnt have wireless. The network has a cable modem, a firewall hardware device which then connects to two 20 port switches. I added the Linksys wireless router into a vacant slot on one of the switches.

      The office lan is 172.31.148.x with a default gateway of 255.255.255.224. I configured the wireless router to 172.31.1.1. PC's connected wirelessly (172.31.1.x) can ping pc's hard wired (172.31.148.x), but not the other way.

      I think it might be the wireless routers firewall. If I turn this off, will the hard wired pc's be able to connect to the wireless ones? Or will it open the whole network to internet traffic? I would hope the checkpoint firewall box would prevent exposing the LAN, but if the wireless had an internet connection, wasnt sure if that backdoor'd the whole thing.

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Jai,

      Who is your provider? What type of internet connection you have got?

      Configure the router by following the procedure above.Let me know if you got any troubles understanding the procedure.

      THanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Scott,

      The setup should be this way

      Cable Modem--Firewall--Switch(port) --- (Wan Port)Linksys router--Hard Wired PC or Wireless PC

      Please setup the network as above and you should be able to vie-versa. Disabling the firewall will not affect the LAN as their NATTED.

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      Dannie 6 years ago

      I just bought one of Cisco Linksys wireless router for my office use have configured it alright, but am not able to restrict some website;say block some website to prevent people from browsing them. It does not work. How can you help me.

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      Mohd 6 years ago

      hi karthi i have linksys router n bsnl router i configure bsnl routher as wifi its working continue 4days later in the configuration v r giving isp provider username and password its changing automatically as multiple what is the proble its changing automatically , i thinked to use linkys but its not able to login in the setup page when typing the 192.168.1.1 so what is the issue for both router how can solve this . if u help it will more useful to me .... Thanking you

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Dannie,

      Please use the below link to complete your task.

      http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?vw=1&do...

      I hope it helps

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Mohd,

      BSNL modem has got the same IP address(192.168.1.1) as our Linksys router. Either you need to change the IP address of your router or the BSNL modem.

      Thanks

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      chandra 6 years ago

      BSNL modem has got the same IP address(192.168.1.1) as our Linksys router. Either you need to change the IP address of your router or the BSNL modem.

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      Richard 6 years ago

      Thanks for all the support you are offering. Your advice is great! I hope you can help with this problem. I have a Linksys WAG200G connected to my ISP, with two wireless laptops and a PC connected to it. Also connected to it by wire and in bridge mode is a Netcomm NB5Plus4 with a desktop PC and a networked printer attached to that. All are using the same IP address range, all can connect to the internet, all can ping each other as well print to the printer. I have set up an ftp server on the desktop PC but I can't get any of the laptops to connect to the ftp server although the desktop PC can connect to its own ftp server. I'm guessing the traffic between the two routers is being filtered for port 20/21 but I can't see where. Can you help?

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      Bagya31 6 years ago

      Hi Karthick: I have BEFW11S4 router and firmware version 1.44.2. I am not getting signal for my lap top in the sun room. I want to add a range expander ( repeator?)

      Which range expander is compatible with my BEFW11S4 router?

      How to set them up?

      Bagya

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      kevin 6 years ago

      I followed the steps and I am getting 0.0.0.0. as the IP address in the "status" field and obviously, I'm not online. Suggestions?

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Richard,

      You need to open the ports for the TFTP(20/21) and the option is available under Applications & Gaming-->port triggering.

      Please use the below link to complete the task.

      http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?pid=80&...

      thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Bagya,

      I would suggest you to go for an access point(WAP11) or WAP54G (which can be used as a range expander as well)instead of a range expander which sometimes may not be compatible with BEFW11S4.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi kevin,

      If you are confidient that the configuration is correct. Try testing if the router is working. Please follow the below procedure to test.

      Login to the setup page.

      Take a cable, connect the one of the lan port to wan port of the router and check the IP address in the status page. If you are getting the IP address as 192.168.1.x then the router is working fine it should be something to do with the configuration or firmware of the router. If you are not getting the IP address then try resetting the router and repeat the task. If no luck again then its an issue with the router.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      kurano 6 years ago

      Hi sir,

      our teacher gave us and assignment on a linksys router. he said we should use five computer and one of them should serve as a server and we should configure it we should communicate we each other (the rest of the computers) through wireless. how can we provide?

      Kurano

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      karthickjck 6 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Kurano,

      Before configuring the router, I need to understand the purpose of the server. If the server is going to be the DHCP server then we need to disable the DHCP on the router.

      I can help you if you could provide me with the requirement.

      Thanks

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      Friend 6 years ago

      Gud information friend!!!

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      Nico 6 years ago

      Thanks ur info was very helpful ^_^

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      munikarsr@yahoo.com 5 years ago

      i hav no cd then how can i install my produc model is wrt150n

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      HI munikarsr,

      THe process explained above doesn't require any CD. Please follow the procedure.

      Thanks

      Karthick Mrugan

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      Dj Martin 5 years ago

      THANK YOU! I accidentally reset my Linksys and couldn't get a straight answer from any other source.

      BTW- I am a 56 yr old Grandmother...so if I can do it from your instructions anyone can.

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      Schiller 5 years ago

      Thank you my friend, you are a genius!Your notes help me a lot.

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      HOJO 5 years ago

      Hey karthickjck,

      I'm still having a problem. I followed your instructions but I'm still receiving a 0.0.0.0 for my IP address in the status.

      Please help,

      Thanks.

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      Tasha so stuck 5 years ago

      LOST-I have tried to reset my linksys router from the back and it is not working, I bought the router from a garage sale and can not log on using default Ip address either

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      Yare 5 years ago

      THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH.. I have comcast high speed internet and I didnt realize when i bought the plan that the modem wasnt wireless accessable (only one port to connect to). I called comcast Tech support because 1) they owe me free assistance for messin up and installing my modem the first time incorrectly. I called them, the answer they gave me was " look it up on youtube or google" haha i couldnt believe it. then i said ok ill google it, i came across 10 different ways to set this up and this one by far was the best. Its been a while since i used a linksys router like 3 yrs ago lol but i knew it still worked and i didnt want to buy a new one and waste money. i had x'd out all my internet tabs and i just had to come back and thank you i mean really, i was about to drive myself crazy.

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Tasha so stuck,

      Upgrade the firmware and follow the instruction once again.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      HOJO,

      It could be the provider issue or the router problem.

      Connect a cable between a LAN port and computer.

      Login to the router setup page.

      Connect a cable between a LAN port and Wan port of the router.

      Check the status page, u should get an Ip address(192.168.1.x).

      If you get an IP address then its not an issue with the router else do hard reset for 1 minute and follow the instruction once again.

      THanks

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      Abhijeet 5 years ago

      Hi,

      I have configure my Linksys WRT54GH router which is connected to my Desktop PC.

      Now, on my Laptop I can see the wireless connection connected. Also m able to ping yahoo.com with 0% packet loss. But still unable to open any website thru IE or Firefox browsers.

      Kindly guide me on this..

      FYI : when I run ipconfig I get the below,

      C:\Users\Abhijeet>ipconfig

      Windows IP Configuration

      Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

      Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

      Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c49f:c3de:daed:12b5%12

      IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.101

      Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

      Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1

      Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

      Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      Tunnel adapter isatap.{D5B8EB38-EC74-4F19-AD18-9DD6E18422B1}:

      Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      Tunnel adapter isatap.{B59C55D2-00C1-4009-B363-70D35A2D8FDC}:

      Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      Tunnel adapter isatap.{597649FD-27A4-4D35-AFDB-8328C72AAAD8}:

      Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      Tunnel adapter isatap.{8AF43699-E97F-47DA-B2C0-EEBF01DB8842}:

      Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

      Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

      IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:c74:2f68:3f57:ff9a

      Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c74:2f68:3f57:ff9a%15

      Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::

      Thanks,

      Abhijeet

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Abhijeet,

      If you are able to ping yahoo.com without any packet loss then your internet is working. Then its the issue with browser. But you said that u have tried two browsers and the result is same on both the browsers.

      Tried to restore default settings in IE and clear the temp files and clear the cookies. Even after that if the issue is not resolved then try connecting the computer to modem bypassing the router and check the status. Even after that if the issue is not resolved then try reinstalling the browser.

      Also try to access the site https://www.google.com

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      Moses 5 years ago

      pls can u tell me how to block yahoo messenger through linksys router. i need the exact steps

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      AlfiestheCat 5 years ago

      Hi karthickjck

      Fantastic hub!

      I have a problem with my WAG354G and I hope you may be able to help.

      I have had the router for approx 7 years.

      Last night the connection was fine.

      Today, although I can connect through the ethernet cable I cannot connect to my wireless network, either through the laptop or other devices, i.e ipod touch,xbox360. I can see my network in the list of available networks but it tries to connect for a long time then stops and then my wireless network disappears from the list.

      All lights that are usually on the router are all working fine. No problems with my internet provider as eveything is fine when connected by cable. I have tried a hard reset and done a set up from factory settings again. Cant think of anything it else to do.

      Is it time for a new router, is there any way of fixing it?

      Thanks

      PS. Should also mention I disabled the security just to see if it was that, but I could't even connect wirelessly to the open network!!

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Cat,

      I believe its an issue with the router firmware. Before U buy a new router. Try upgrading the firmware of the router and reconfigure it. If it is still not working then it should be a hardware issue.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      Emraan 5 years ago

      Hi Karthick Murugan

      I have Linksys WRT54g2 Router, I want to configure this with ISA server 2006. Please guide me.

      Thanks

      Emraan

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      AlfiestheCat 5 years ago

      Its working!! Thank you so much!!!

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Wonderful CAT

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      surrealvoice 5 years ago

      Hi Karthickjck!

      I'm not very computer saavy, so I hope you can understand what I mean. I idiotically reset my linksys today. I couldn't get on the internet after I did that. I followed your steps as best I could. I now have internet connection on my desktop which is connected to my router (wrt54gs) and comcast modem and stuff. But I only have limited access to my network that i'm trying to connect to on my wireless laptop. I hope you can help : )

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      surrealvoice 5 years ago

      You can ignore my last post.. I fixed it. Yay! thanks for Hub... it really helped!

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      I am glad that my helped u surrealvoice

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      Ali 5 years ago

      Hi

      i have a problem , i have a linksys router and have configured DHCP for my cleints. internet works fine and all security features works ok as well. The only problem i am facing is when i try to remote desktop i get destination host unreachable , also when i ping it gets the same too. so clients cant talk to each other but they can router. solution please .... help help !!

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      Ali 5 years ago

      also Mac filtering has been turned off on router.

      i have been told that because of this i cant use my wireless printer wirelessly as well , as i get the same destination host unreachable when i try to ping my Printer. So NO RDP and NO Ping but communicating to router. thanks in advance for help

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      Michael 5 years ago

      Hello i have a linksys wireless Wrt54 GL and i would like to make it ping able.

      Can you help please

      Thank you in advance

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi ALi,

      I believe that U r online on PPP connection(modem) and not via router.

      Thanks

      Karthick

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi ALi,

      I believe that U r online on PPP connection(modem) and not via router.

      Thanks

      Karthick

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      Ali 5 years ago

      Hi Karthick

      I have a cable modem which is plugged into my linksys wireless router via ethernet cable .. is that what you meant ??

      Thanks

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      Ali 5 years ago

      So you mean i need to speak to my service provider for this ? or how about if i assign static ip's to the machines on my network will that help ??

      Thanks

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      Umer 5 years ago

      I typed in my IP into the browser, but "admin" doesnt work for username or password

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      ketlord 5 years ago

      hello

      i just came across your page is pretty helpful...any way i have got a problem for connection though my linksys wrt54g2 v1 .... Before i was using 1 mb line its i think adsl so it was working fine and then i upgraded to 2mb line and also there is a power problem at my side...so i got reset or something i tried hard to reconfigure it but everytime i do i cant access internet the network is okay....now i dont know wt could be the problem....

      I am using ppoe and username passwrd.....also i configure security key. may be there is a problem in basic wireless setup...can u suggest some help?

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Michael,

      Connect a laptop to any of the lan ports of the router and ping 192.168.1.1.

      If it is not pinging

      Try disabling your anti-virus/firewall.

      Try to reset the router.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Ali,

      Assigning an IP address on your computer will only help u to connect to your router but not to the internet. To get online, the settings should be provided by the provider.

      1) Cable Connection -->Need Mac-Clone in your router

      2) PPP Connection --> Need to configure the Username and Password in the router

      3) Static connection --> Need to assign a static IP address in the router.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      HI Umer,

      If admin didn't work then you might have configured an username and password during your initial installation. Only way to get into the router is to recall the credentials or to reset the router and start the installation from scratch.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      HI ketlord,

      Please make sure you are getting an IP address in the status page of your router.If not then either the username/password you configured on your router for PPOE connection is incorrect or the connection is not a PPPOE connection.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      ketlord 5 years ago

      Infact i got some screenshots to explain more what is the problem. BTW somehow i was reading on internet that sometime there is a modem or router in ISP and reseting that can solve the problem. if you can have a look at those images. there are two types of screenshots . One when i connected to modem directly and acess modem page . Second when i connected to linksys and access router page and got screenshots.

      http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/2319/page5na.jp...

      http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2664/page4fs.jpg

      http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/6672/page3yo.jpg

      http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/5091/page2f.jpg

      http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/1655/page1in.jpg

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      ketlord 5 years ago

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      From the screenshots it is very evident that your modem acts as a router and modem. To fix the issue, u need to change the IP address of the Linksys router to 192.168.2.1 then select configuration type as "Automatic Configuration" in the setup page.

      This will fix the issue.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      ketlord 5 years ago

      Thanks alot for your help but it did not work....

      well i should have told you that i have a modem from isp which is connected to linksys router. now as these days linksys cannot transmit internet so i have to connect the wire directly from MODEM. there were two types of images the blue page is from linksys router connected to modem. And black page is modem which is directly connected to pc.

      I did same as you told to put the ip and choose automatic config but then i could not access the page of linksys router ..i tried diff addresses but in vain...SO what do u suggest

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      ketlord,

      What is the IP address that your computer receives when you connect to your modem?

      If it is 192.168.1.x then follow the below steps

      1) Disconnect the linksys router from the modem.

      2) Connect the computer to the router. Access the setup page and change the router IP to 192.168.2.1.

      3) Save the changes(U will loose access to the setup page, thats normal).

      4) Again access the setup page using the new IP(192.168.2.1)

      5) Now connect the Modem cable to WAN port of the router.

      6) Select automatic configuration and check the status page.(If you get an IP address 192.168.1.x then the issue is resolved)

      Update me the progress.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      ketlord 5 years ago

      well thanks alot for your help.... infact when i connect to modem directly then i have to manually put IP and DNS and when i connect to router, ( Plug the cable of modem into main port of linksys router and another cable to PC) I cannot access internet ( already told ).

      I followed all the steps as you told me and i got following snapshots for you to check briefly. i changed the ip address to 192.168.2.1 and select auto but i could not find anything in the status page.

      Now i think i cannot get the ip in status page. well i am a noob but when i check ip i use this command ipconfig. I will still insist to ask may there is something which needs to be restarted at ISP ???

      http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/36/ipconfigro...

      http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/839/statusrou...

      http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/190/status2p....

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      HI ketlord,

      The only thing that I can think off is to assign the same static IP that you configured on your computer when you were connected to modem.

      Select the configuration option as "Static IP address" then assign the IP address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS values.

      (Those details that were used when we you were connected to Modem)

      THanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      ketlord 5 years ago

      Yes Sir, it absolutely worked when i used the static IP option....by the way before i was using wifi without this option but now....is there any specefic reason??

      Thanks alot for your support and help

      Regards

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Ketlord,

      DHCP server of your Internet Service Provider router is not functioning properly. Please get the ISP router replaced/reset/reconfigured

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      JJ3309 5 years ago

      HOW DO I CONFIGURE MY ROUTER TO PLAY PS3 GAMES. SOME IT ALLOWS AND SOME IT DOESNT!

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Get the port numbers from sony that needs to be opened. We can open those ports in the Port Triggering tab in the setup page which will be available under Application/Access Restriction.

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      Krishna 5 years ago

      Thank you very much for your illustrations. finally I saw the right information I needed. No wonder you got a great number of comments in your hub. Excellent work in this hub.

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      Shekar 5 years ago

      I have an issue with my linksys.. any suggestions..

      1. Ping from router to all hosts (wired and wireless) works fine

      2. Ping from wired to all hosts (wired and wireless) works fine

      3. All wireless hosts can reach Internet (IP & DNS)

      Problem is that the wireless hosts cannot ping each other.

      Subnet mask is 24 and using the default 192.168.0.0 network

      Running the latest version of the code and based on some suggests found online.. also tried doing a factory default and reconfigure.

      No MAC filters, just WPA2 with AES

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Shekar,

      Its nothing do with the router configuration. You need to enable File Sharing in your computers or try disabling the firewall in the computers.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      EDWARD 5 years ago

      Hello i have a linksys wireless but i can not configure it please help me out,

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      Trent 5 years ago

      I have recently moved to a new house....I just unplugged my linksys and now when i go to plug it back in to the new location I get nothing? Can you help

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      ketlord 5 years ago

      Hello

      Ketlord here again.

      Well i can access internet in win 7 easily but the wifi is asking for ownership password in winxp?? do u have any idea?? i can only type numbers in that field.

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      ketlord 5 years ago

      well i can connect directly with wire to wifi router but wireless its asking for a password.. i dont know wts wrong?? here is a screenshot

      http://img585.imageshack.us/img585/2816/deviceowne...

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      Shabeerali 5 years ago

      Hello, am new in networking field, i just configure router, every time password is missing, how to tempararely save the password.

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      Raji 5 years ago

      great hub... thanks for the information. it is so helpful.

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      Yogindra Acharya 5 years ago

      Thanks Karthik.. Nice job.. It was really helped me a lot.

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      Kaitou 5 years ago

      Nice Job..keep it up..thanks to your help..

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      Nik 5 years ago

      Hi Karthick,

      I've ADSL modem connected via USB to access internet. I've now bought Linksys wireless router WRT54GH. I followed the isntructions mentioned above, but when I reach the status page I am unable to connect (i.e. the ip address continues to show 0.0.0.0). Can you please help?

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Nik,

      ADSL connection with USB port wont work with Linksys router. Try to get a ADSL modem with ETHERNET PORT(RJ45)

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      King 5 years ago

      Excellent article...

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      Alex 5 years ago

      You are brilliant, thank you so much!!!!!!!

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      Chetan 5 years ago

      Excellent Article.

      I am having a weird problem, My Laptop using the WIFI is able to connect to FACEBOOK. and My Android Hand Phone is not able to connect FACEBOOK on the same WIFI router. While my Hand phone connects to FB using 3g or my Neighbour's WIFI. Its a funny situation. Is there something that needs to be done with the WIFI router??

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      Abe 5 years ago

      Wow you really know your stuff. I have a wrt120n linksys router. It usually works ok. Once in a while I need to restart the router because it looses connection to my wireless devices. Ie. My iPad, iPod, blackberry etc. I was told to change the channel. What channel should I try? Is there a way to see if 11is better than 6?

      Im running the latest firmware. Also, Should I change channel width to auto or 40? If I change to auto I can't set the standard channel. Can you tell me what are the best settings in my case?

      Thank in advance

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Chetan,

      Thanks a lot visiting my hub. Are you not able to access FB only or complete internet?

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Abe,

      Select Width as 40 and channel as 1.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      Mir Enayatullah 5 years ago

      hello dear sir Karthick Murugan i really used positive from your effective information and i honestly wish you the happiness of all the world for you i need for more like this information is it possibly to give me your email address to make contact with you sir my email is (e.0788662576@hotmail.com)i have look for you thanks

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      Mir Enayatullah 5 years ago

      hello dear sir Karthick Murugan i really used positive from your effective information and i honestly wish you the happiness of all the world for you i need for more like this information is it possibly to give me your email address to make contact with you sir my email is (e.0788662576@hotmail.com)i have look for you thanks

      best wishes

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      mansoor palakkal 5 years ago

      hi karthik

      i have two dlink "DWL 3200 AP".my problom is i put one AP my house.other one put my brother house.distance may be 60 meeter only.my house working internet.my AP ip adderess 192.168.1.251. my brother AP ip 192.168.1.149.

      my gatway 192.168.1.254

      so how can connect WDS in DLINK AP.

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      shamshuddin 5 years ago

      Hi Karthik,

      we have lan setup in our office with leaseline connection. I want to setup wifi in one room. It is possible. Please explain how.

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      ERIC 5 years ago

      HOW TO CONFIGURE MY LINKSYS ROUTER

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Shamsuddin,

      If you got a leaseline then please follow the above instruction with static IP it should work

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      swetha 5 years ago

      hi do u have any idea like how to configure ipv6 address in linksys wireless router !!!!

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      Sagar 5 years ago

      I put the values of primary and sec DNS server as told be you , when i was getting the ping respons as host site unreachable for 192.168.245...... Still i am getting the same ping response..... Please help me out.... I am really frustrated trying to configure this WAP54G lynksys model.....

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      coi 5 years ago

      nice helpful tips. tnx much

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      5 years ago

      Hello, i've been trying to configure on how to make my linksys router work... i successfully installed it. i put the username and password on the setup tab and choose PPPoE.. but i wonder why i still cant connect? what is missing? i hope u can help me thanks. J

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      Josh O. 5 years ago

      Will I have to reconfigure my Linksys wireless router every time the electricity goes out in the house? That's why it is messing up right now, because the power went out during a storm two nights ago for only about two seconds. It is a WRT610N.

      Thanks,

      Josh O.

      Nashville, TN

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      Niki 5 years ago

      Hi hope you can help. Have had a Linksys router for years with no problems. But now iphone 4 cannot join network, yet all other PC's, iPad and laptops all OK.

      Any ideas as iPhone has never been a problem before.

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      jk 5 years ago

      thanks for the great post! for some reason the id and password "admin" are not working on 192.168.1.1 (this is the router address as appears on my network setting when i connect the modem to the router, then the router to my computer). i get a page that says something like "authentication fail".. what do i do?? thanks!

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      Jason 5 years ago

      Ok. I did all those steps.. Thank you for the explanation.. comcast and linksys wanted to charge over $30 for that. but i'm still getting a "Limited or no connectivity" exclamation point on my tool bar..How to fix? Please help.

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Sagar,

      It seems ur cable is not connected properly.

      THanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi J ,

      What error you are getting? Probably your modem is bridged. Let me know the IP address that you are getting.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi Josh O.,

      Linksys products are prone to electrical surge. So u may loose ur configuration in case of storm or lightening.So it is better to use a spikebuster to minimize the effect.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Niki ,

      Try to clear the SSIDs on ur Iphone. If that is not possible then try creating a new SSID and try to connect.

      Make sure no Mac-Filter is blocking ur Iphone.

      THanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi jk ,

      Most of the modem's will also have the same IP address(192.168.1.1) and due to improper cabling u may get that screen. Make sure you disconnect the modem and connect the laptop directly to the router and try to login to it.

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      hi Jason,

      Try connecting ur laptop directly to the router and check if you are getting IP address

      Try connecting ur laptop directly to modem and check the internet.

      If the above two results are positive then hard reset the router and follow the steps mentioned in this page. It should work

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      missingport 5 years ago

      Hello ,

      I was able to play online games on my computer then all of a sudden I cant. I contacted Linksys and they told me , seems like I am missing port 3074. Not really sure what all this is, and why like overnight I cant play online anymore. I am trying to get this fixed without getting a new router, if that is possible. Just wondering if you could help...

      thanx

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi MissingPort,

      Yes, its because the builtin firewall in your Linksys router blocks the X-Box ports. Please use the following link to fix the issue.

      http://www6.nohold.net/Cisco2/ukp.aspx?pid=80&...

      THanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      richardroberts 5 years ago

      ok big problem, everywhere i look for tech support on the linksys wireless router they show a screen shot from the ip adress that must be new, mine is old and doesnt have "management" features, this is a nightmare i just want to put a password on it so the neighbors dont drain may bandwidth, its clear im using an old one what do i do?

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      karthickjck 5 years ago from Bangalore

      Hi richardroberts ,

      All the linksys router has got a Graphical User interface. If you are unable to see the screen shot then it is an issue with firmware. Please read the procedure in my other hub.

      https://hubpages.com/technology/How-to-upgrade-fir...

      Thanks

      Karthick Murugan

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      RS 5 years ago

      I have had a wireless router that a home pc, 2 laptops and an ipod access the intenet through for over a year. Now suddendly, after an outage from the internet provider, only the home pc and one laptop can access the internet. What do I need to do?

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      sachin 5 years ago

      Thanks Karthick, your info helped

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      Jan Zaar 5 years ago

      We have this Linksys router Wag54g2 on our ship,but someone changed it from mixed mode to bridge mode,and now we are not able to enter the setup anymore,we need to make a password for it, so how do we enter the setup ?

      We have tried with the setup Cd,but it cannot find the router, and also all possible ip adresses,but nothing works.I have also tried with a ip scanner,but it cannot see the router on the network, so how do we connect to the setup in the router ??

      Brgds Jan Zaar

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      Rene Faria 4 years ago

      Cisco were asking for $29 just to configure my router with my new Internet provider, I just came here and made it so easy. Thanks for this free help and for beating the companies abuse.

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      bryant b 4 years ago

      how do you do all this if your router wont connect sorry if this comes off stupid but ive tried every thing

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      Madhes 4 years ago

      Please gimme solution for my problem that my Linksys wireless router cum modem WAG354G blocking some websites like yahoo, bluedart,jabong.com, etc. Ithink there will be problem in configuration, please any onne suggest the solution

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      anonymous 4 years ago

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      karthickjck 4 years ago from Bangalore

      There can be two reasons.

      One ur PC firewall must be blocking

      Second ur router policy must be blocking

      If it is blocked by your router policy then you can see the same under Access Restriction Tab.

      Make sure nothing is enabled. If it is enabled then make sure the required sites are not added in that policy.

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      Ale 4 years ago

      Hello I am trying to set up my Wii to my wireless router - I saw somewhere that you need to change your settings to Mixed but mine is on G only and when I switch to Mixed I dont get internet at all

      I did notice that all the other people in my neighbourhood are on g mode...could it be that my ISP only uses G and if so what work around can I use to connect my Wii

      Thanks for any help

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      Juna 4 years ago

      Hello I know this is a old, post but I have a linksys router, and in the adminastartor Log the outgoing it has alot of strange ip addresses some from romania and russia and other place like that.. Does that mean I have a hacked router?

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      karthickjck 4 years ago from Bangalore

      can you share the logs to identify if it is hacked.

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      Mansoor 4 years ago

      hi,

      actually we are using an vsat system from an ISP , we used an linksys x3000 modem router for wireless internet it worked well for few day , untill i made a mess, re set the router settings to factory reset and lost all the default settings , so now the wireless device is no working , i am pissed off , dont know how to do the system settings asidont have the manual and the setup CD,

      Kindly help

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      kuntop 4 years ago

      thank u so much ur help its really help ful thanks again

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