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post #11 of 24
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the other thing i noticed is that the only way for me to manage my router settings is through the "web based" management program, found by entering my router's default IP into the address bar in IE.... what is weird is that i cannot access that program from my desktop, only from my lappy- and only when its wireless! it seems weird that the router settings can only be accessed from an external source, not from the router's base computer!
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post #12 of 24
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Originally Posted by h4rdcor3 View Post
i'm guessing your modem and router don't like each other. Right now you have 2 dns servers, your modem and your router. Your router can be configured to work but what i've found is easier is setting your modem into pass through mode so your router would have the external ip that your router would normally have.

Call up your isp and ask them how to tell your modem to do into pass through mode so everything gets sent to the router. I've done it several times with friends. If they can tell that your aren't a complete idiot and you know at least a little bit about networking it will make things go a lot smother
i run comcast cable internet, through a Motorola Surfboard modem.... basically:

modem>computer (via USB) <sidenote, i have both the USB and ether plugged into desktop when running wired>

computer>router (via Ethernet)

router>modem (via ethernet)


this is the exact instructions they gave me to set up the router....


1. unplug the ethernet cord from the computer which connects the modem to the computer...

2. plug the ethernet cord from the modem into the "Internet Port" on the back of the router...

3. Plug the included ethernet cable into the "network port" (ethernet slot) on the computer, and plug the other end into the ethernet slot #1 on the back of the router....

see anything wong with this? they didnt say anything about the USB cord which connects the modem to the computer....when i run my desktop wired it has the ehternet AND USB running from the modem to the comp....


ive been thinking about re-installing windows, cuz my pcs filled with crap....would re-doing my windows install possibly clear up the problem?
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post #13 of 24
ya, thats the standard walk though. Lets try some things.

First unplug everything from your router. Then plug just your desktop to your router.

check what IP you get from the router, should be 192.168.1.1XX
ping your router
try connecting to your router through the web browser

If all of that works great. Your router works like it should coming straight out of the box.


Next plug your modem(connected to the internet) into the router, using the WAN port.
log into your router and check what the external IP of your router is.

Check back in and we will go from there
post #14 of 24
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haha... i got it to work, but now the regular internet isnt working (on my desktop)

shouldnt they run at the same time? haha

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post #15 of 24
i have the same router. had the same problem myslef several times even with the computers connected through the ethernet cable. i turn modem and router off same time plug modem back in and let it restart fully then plug in router. then all works well. good luck
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post #16 of 24
Also look for a bios update for your router.
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Is this solved or same problem happening?
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tried to hook up a router at my cousin's house tonight...wrt54GS...same thing happened....I dono ***...
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post #19 of 24
Reset everything in sequential order starting with your comp. then down to the modem. Most likely its an ip related problem.
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post #20 of 24
try power cycling... unplug everything doesn't matter which order really just unplug it and wait a lil while then plug in the modem first let it get started up wait a few more secs then connect it to your router and plug in the router. if that doesn't work update firmware
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