Linksys Wireless Router :: WRT54G - Internet Access / Computers Cannot Ping Google
Nov 17, 2012
I have a WRT54G that has worked fine for years, with some PCs hooked up with Ethernet and various other devices connected wirelessly. I came home this afternoon and nothing going through the router could connect to the internet. I've made no changes to anything recently.
I did troubleshooting with Comcast, and we determined that when their modem was hooked up directly to my computer then that computer could connect to the net. Problem solved as far as they are concerned--my router is busted. But I can still connect to the router, and enter its admin screen, and everything looks fine there. The computers on the router can all see each other. So the router is working.
Once I hooked it back up to the modem my computers all lost their internet, but the router does get an IP successfully from Comcast. And it even assigns IPs to my computers that are hooked up to it. It's just that for some reason they still cannot get past the router.I used the ping function in the router admin site and the router pinged Google no problem. My PCs can ping the router without difficulty. But the computers cannot ping Google.
I've tried every combination of power cycles and reboots you can name. I've tried duplicating the MAC address of the PC that connected to the internet onto my router. None of it has made any difference.
I'm trying to setup my Linksys WRT54G v5 router to use Google's Public DNS but the steps in the Google instructions are a bit vague for me: To change your settings on a router:1. In your browser, enter the IP address to access the router's administration console.2. When prompted, enter the password to access network settings.3. Find the screen in which DNS server settings are specified.4. If there are IP addresses specified in the fields for the primary and seconday DNS servers, write themdown for future reference.5. Replace those addresses with Google IP addresses: 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52.6. Save and exit.7. Restart your browser.8. Test that your setup is working correctly; see Testing your new settings below.
I'm just not confident as to where I input the primary and secondary DNS IP addresses?
wrt54g wireless router so we could get Netflix through our Wii. I have a one year old Compaq and am running Windows 7 with a wireless Internet connection through my service provider. I installed the router with no problems and was able to get online with the Wii. However, I am no longer able to get Internet access on my desktop. It shows that my Internet is connected, but it shows "No Network Access". I had gotten on fine at first, then I went to the 192.168.1.1 site to configure my data. I changed my time zone and then went to secure my connection. I cannot remember the exact option I chose, but I think it was something like WAP2 Personal. As soon as I selected that the screen froze and I can no longer access that site or get online through the router.
I just got a Linksys router from a moving neighbor. The router is a Linksys WRT54G v5. She didn't have the power adaptor, so I found one that is 12VDC 500mA and it works. The factory resetted the device. I always get a signal, but it has that little error sign on it. It says my internet connection is broken. I believe this is caused by a bad ethernet port, but I have gotten into the internet sometimes. I have another router but it doesn't work either. On the other router I get a signal that as no error sign and says "Internet Access" but I still cannot access the internet. My laptop's network card works.
We have a WRT54G (hardware v6) which we have used for a couple years in conjunction with a cable modem to make a home wifi network. In the past few days, we've been unable to access any sites in the IP range 130.160.x.x (that is, those at The University of Alabama). A particular example is ua.edu (184.108.40.206). The rest of the internet works fine.This is on Ubuntu 12.04, Windows 7, or Android ICS; with Chrome, Firefox, IE9, or SSH. If I connect the modem to an Ubuntu laptop directly by USB, I can get to ua.edu just fine.
I tried resetting the router to factory defaults, upgrading the firmware, connecting via ethernet rather than wifi, and using the Google DNS servers 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 in the router, but the problem persists. Naturally, UA's helpdesk, Comcast, and Linksys were all either useless or uncooperative. [code]
I am trying to get wireless internet set up again and have run into a big issue. Previous wireless router was also a WRT54G and she had problems. I gave her my old one that I was no longer using, but it was still working with no problems.
The problem that I am having is that we are unable to get internet through the wireless router. We are able to get the desktop connected to the internet when we plug it directly into the DSL modem, but when we plug the wireless modem into the DSL modem and the desktop into the wireless modem, then we don't get any internet connection at all.
I had her do a factory reset on modem so that we were starting fresh. I have also tried unplugging both modems and then pluggin in the DSL and then Wireless modem, with no change. We have the ability to get into wireless settings page, but I'm not sure what in there to change that would make any difference on this one.
I know that this problem isn't actually a wireless problem, but it has to be related to the modem. We haven't even been able to get to the wireless part of the set up and we are already running into problems.
I have some issue with internet connection and Router WRT54G. There is always "Local Connection" but no internet access. I checked that at two different laptops. One with Windows Vista and the other one with Windows XP. Both the same problem. There is a wireless connection with excellent signal strength but no internet access. I added a screen shut to see the Router setting. If more needed I will add more.
I am using WRT54G, I have 3 pcs connected to this router, some wired, some wireless.I need to monitor from my PC what my kids are doing on their PCs, including website visited, chat, email etc. Which software to use, or do I need to buy additional hardware?I have downloaded a application, however, it needs hub or switches on top of router. And my kids r connected by wireless and if I ask them to change to wired connection, they may not like it.
just replaced a WRT54G with E4200. Most functions work well. 4 wireless computers (1 Macbook, 3 Win 7), 1 wireless android, 1 wired Win7 computer, 1 ethernet connected hard drive, 1 ethernet connected printer. All computers can ping router, access hard drive, access internet, ping android and ping Macbook.However, router, nor any computer, can't ping Win7 computers. Apparently IP based connections between WinX computers is blocked. My real applications are to Remote Desktop Connect from 1 Win7 computer to another, or to run a DLNA music server on 1 Win7 computer, accessed by another. (the LAN connected computer is the server, accessed by a wLAN client. All worked fine on WRT54G router, but can't connect thru E4200. When these apps failed, I tried PING, and that failed as well.All computer's IP addresses are properly served from E4200 via DHCP, and are visible thru the router's DHCP Reservation panel.
I've tried everything that has been posted so far except for opening up the router itself which I will refuse to do.- Getting = Host Unreachable 192.168.1.20 (I am using 192.168.1.1 as the gateway)- No ping whatsoever even when turning on the router over and over.
Can your wireless router do a ping test to 22.214.171.124 [URL] or any other [URL] for that matter?Mine can't, either with my wireless PB G4 running OS X 10.4 or wired Dell running Windows XP. I tried it with a wrt54g v5 & wrt54g v6 both tests got a 'request timed out' with 100% packet loss. v5 had the latest firmware, v6 is still at 1.00.9
So, I restarted my linksys router (WRT54G model) yesterday because of some issues I was having. Right now, I have full bars for connectivity on all my devices (Acer Aspire laptop running Windows 7 starter) when the Ethernet cord is connected from the modem to the router, but I have no internet access. Only when my laptop is connected directly to the modem, I have access to the internet (but ofcourse no wireless).
I am running a Linksys WRT54G wireless router but have my primary computer hard wired to it while my laptop connects wirelessly. In both cases, when I ping my IP's speed test site, I get a solid ping rate of approximately 17-20ms but i also get about 5% failed: timeout's. Now I've seen posts here that suggest wireless interference could be an issue but since my desktop is hardwired into the router, that source would seem to have been eliminated. When I connect my desktop direct to the cable modem the problem doesn't occur.
I am using the default configuration at this point. I just connected 1 computer using the default IP with DHCP on the RV042 router. 192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0.I connect my wildblue satalite modem using a static IP address 75.106.203.xxx / 255.255.252.0 I can ping the RV042 router and the static IP address of the wildblue router but I can't ping the gateway on the wildblue side. Either from the PC or the Router diag tools.
Recently installed an E4200 router to an MacPro following the setup as directed by Cisco Connection (connect Ethernet to router and then computer to router.) The wireless and the hard-wire connectivity works fine with accessing the internet. However, we have lost the ability to connect to other computers on our LAN via the Shared folder connection. This is usually accessed via the Sidebar (see image)
However with the E4200 in the mix, all we see is the router per its "given name" (what it was named on installation). I have tried to follow the advice mentioned in other threads, such as "Can't access network shares with E3000" and nothing worked-- and those threads seemed to apply to Windows and PCs anyway.
I have a linksys wrvs4400n router on which:The wireless computers are connected to the home network (v lan 1)Port 1 is connected to the home network (v lan 1)Port 2 is connected to the office network (v lan 2)And the printers are connected to port 3.Now I'd like to setup the router in such a way that all computers have access to the printers (port 3), but I don't know what v lan settings I have to use on port 3, or if it is even possible...
I had my router settings in a file on my hard drive so I would not lose them. Just my luck, my hard drive took a giant dump and the restore did not restore 100% and guess which file was among the missing?So I've followed about 15 different "reset" instructions which includes holding the reset button for 10-60 seconds; unplugging the router afterwards for anywhere from immediate to 60 seconds. Obviously, none of those sets of "sage" advice had any influence whatsoever on my router. My "server" is of my own creation:
Core2 Quad Q9550; 8 GB PC28500; Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R; Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1. Cable Modem RCA DCM425.
My own sites were down & I can't view them on my computer now.This is the 2nd time this has happened to me with router WRT54G.Every time there's a problem with my hosting company & my sites go down, my router blocks them once the sites are back up & running.When I plug directly into the modem I can access them, but then I can't use my phone, etc.I've recycled & I keep trying to find how you save your settings on your router so I can do a cold reboot, but I can't find the instructions anywhere.Why does it keep doing this & how to save the settings & restore them.
I am using a newer wireless router but would like to use my older wrt54g router as an access point (wired and wireless) at the other end of my house. how to do it, and what the specific settings should be, especially the security settings. I can connect the wrt54g via a homeplug (cannot run a LAN cable). I had previously tried an Aztech wireless homeplug but found the security feature to be worthless and everyone was able to "break-in".
I have a E4200 as well as a WRT54G. I'm looking to create two different access points to the same network, one access point being 802.11g (WRT54G) and the other being 802.11n (E4200) I want to do this because I need the extra speed from 802.11n for streaming video to my consoles. The problem is that there are multiple devices that only reach up to 802.11g. Would it be possible to plug the WRT54G into the E4200 in order to give a second access point (probably with different SSID) so that 802.11g devices can connect to the network, without having to destroy my 802.11n network? The WRT54G is currently running DD-WRT.
I upgraded my wrt54g v.2 with a firmware for wrt54gl and now, the power light is continuous blinking and I can't access via web to the device.I tried to reset it and replace the firmware without success.
I can't access a particular website with my Linksys WRT54g router in line, but can do so if I hook my mac directly to the ISP's modem. I have checked the firmware of the router and it is up to date. This is happening with only one website. It happens on multiple browsers. Using an imac with OSX 10.8.
target 192.168.0.21following are rules of access restriction on WRT54G1.rule A- 07:00am~10:00am,internet access allowed, keyword blocked such as Facebook,mail.2.rule B- 10:05am~10:00am,internet access allowed, no keyword blocked.but 192.168.0.21 fails to access internet after rule A expired.
I'm using a Linksys WRT54G in my home and I have it set up to allow me to connect remotely (VPN and RDP) from work. I do this every day and it works perfectly. The problem I'm having, though, is that every morning it doesn't work until my wife wakes up her laptop. After that it works fine, whether her laptop is on or off. It behaves as if the router is "asleep," and when she generates some local network activity, it wakes up, thus allowing me remote access.
I believe it's a router issue and not a computer issue because not only does it affect VPN and RDP, but even the router's remote management interface is unavailable until this happens.
Some more details about my home setup. I have a fixed IP address assigned to me by my ISP . All computers connect to the router wireless VPN and RDP is routed to a desktop computer running XP SP3 that is always on (it never goes to sleep or hibernates)The router is enabled as a DHCP server (192.168.0.2 thru 11)The desktop computer is set up with a fixed IP address (192.168.0.100)The router is set up to forward VPN and RDP traffic to the desktop . Here's some screenshots that may be useful.
Basic Setup Port Range Forward Management
Pretty much every other setting is defaulted. Like I said at the start, my setup works perfectly and I'm very happy with it. I just can't figure out why every morning it doesn't work until my wife uses her laptop?
When I'm at work, hers is the only computer on the local network getting assigned an IP by the router. Until she turns on her laptop, the DHCP client list is empty. Could it be that the router needs at least one connected device assigned an IP by its DHCP service in order for it to receive external connections?
Is there a way to restrict wireless access to my router from wireless pc's in my home. Two grandsons are off from school now, and are playing online games to the wee hours of the morning. Can I do something to have the routher shut off their connection at a certain time? Is that possible. If I have to go back to dd-wrt to do that, fine. I have lynksis wrt54g with their 4.2.1 firmware.
I am trying to get a cell phone to have access to my LAN from 3am to 7am. I gave the policy a name, allowed access, checked everyday and the time 3a to 7a. Under edit list of PCs, I entered the MAC address of the phone, and I have also entered the MAC address of the phone on the wireless>edit mac filter list, though didn't know if I should.
I keep trying to set access restrictions for my wrt54g router for time. There is no 12 for time so I'm selecting 11:55 pm to 6am but I keep getting an error message of, "end time must be bigger then begin time." I get this no matter if I select 9pm, 10pm, etc.
I have a WRT54G router that I have not used for many years, but now I need to use it again. I have connected it between my modem and PC, and I am able to get an internet connection on the PC, but I am unable to connect to the router's configuration page. I have tried resetting the router numerous times (holding the reset button 5 seconds, 10 seconds, even longer) to reset the IP address to the default 192.168.1.1 address, but still cannot access the page. The power LED is on and the WLAN and Internet LEDs are on, and the LED for the port my PC is connected to is on. The hardware version of the router is v3. I tried downloading the latest firmware, but without being anble to communicate with the router at the IP address I cannot update the firmware. How can I go about connectiong to the router's setup page? When using ipconfig, the Default Gateway appears to still point to my ISP's IP address instead of the router's.
I'm unable to access my linksys wireless g broadband router (WRT54G)'s access gateway. (192.168.1.1)The gateway page doesn't load, at all. It doesn't ask for the user or password at all. On any of my internet browsers (firefox, and internet explorer)Anyway of fixing this would be appropriate.