cannot connect to internet after reset router

December 20, 2010 at 19:15:06
Specs: Windows XP
I reset my router Linksys wrt54g because I forgot my router password.
After reseting, I am only able to connect to the internet through my modem.
I cannot connect to the internet through my router after plugging in the cables.

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#1
December 20, 2010 at 19:27:27
1. How are you connected to the router, by wire or wirelessly?
2. Have you configured the ISPs authentication data correctly?
3. If wirelessly, have you configured the wireless settings of the router as well as the wireless settings on your computer correctly?

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#2
December 20, 2010 at 20:10:02
1. I'm trying to connect to the router by wire to my desktop. I don't have wireless on my desktop.

2. I do not know how to configure ISP authentication data. Sorry, I'm not sure what that means.


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#3
December 20, 2010 at 20:37:13
You should look at the contract with your ISP.
You Internet Service Provider should have send you a letter with your authentification data for your internet connection (username and password).
In the router, you have to use these information, to configure the authentication at your Internet Provider.
To do this, you have to open your internet browser and type in the address line:
http://192.168.1.1
Then you first have to login to the router (see the routers manual for username and password).
After that, you have to configure the ISP data, also see the routers manual.

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#4
December 20, 2010 at 23:16:07
Thanks! I am able to connect to the internet now. I had to change the internet connection to PPPoE.

But now I am unable to make a wireless password.
I can change my wireless SSID, but when I change my wireless security, I cannot save settings and cannot access 192.168.1.1 anymore.


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#5
December 21, 2010 at 03:05:56
As you said that you have no wireless connection to your desktop and how can you configure the wireless not without any connection.Then also if you want to do that check your wireless configuration in your router and also check the access-list in your router if that so i think you can solve this problem.

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#6
December 21, 2010 at 15:18:14
I think you misunderstood me.

I can now use the internet through my router. I can go on through wire and wireless now (no wireless password). Before I could not. I am able to get a wireless connection but am unable to set a wireless password.

If I try to change my wireless security, it will not let me save settings and will not let me go on the internet anymore.

The only way I can get on the internet is when I reset my router or connect directly through my modem.

If I try to set up a wireless password, my internet stops working (wired and wireless) from my router again.


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#7
December 21, 2010 at 16:00:16
To clarify things.
You have connected the devices as follows:
Wall Plug <-> (WAN port) Modem (LAN port) <-> (WAN port) router (LAN port) <-> Computer.

So when connected to the router by wire, just to configure the router, including the wireless part, you must be able to connect to the routers web interface by typing 192.168.1.1 to the address line of your browser.
If not, what error message do you get.

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#8
December 24, 2010 at 06:49:44
So, I'll try to make it easier to understand.

Able to connect to the internet when:

1. Wall plug <-> Modem <-> Desktop Computer = Internet works

2. Wall plug <->Modem <-> Router <-> Desktop Computer -> Setup PPPoE using 192.168.1.1 + Save Settings = Internet works wired and wireless

Cannot connect to the internet when:

1. Wall plug <-> Modem <-> Router <-> Desktop Computer = Internet does not work wired or wireless

2. Wall plug <-> Modem <-> Router <-> Desktop Computer -> Setup PPPoE using 192.168.1.1 + Save Settings -> Change wireless security (to WEP or WPA-PSK [tried both]) -> Press Save Settings -> Browser Error: cannot load page = Internet does not work wired or wireless


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#9
December 24, 2010 at 08:04:57
PPPoE settings have to be made in the routers configuration, not at the computer itself, read the routers manual.
Otherwise, you have to change settings in the router, so that every single computer can make PPPoE authentication, which in my oppinion makes absolutely no sense.

So if the router does the PPPoE authentication, you must not use any PPPoE authentication at any computer !!! (Just to make things easier to understand.)

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