Connection problem after unplugged WRT54-G

Linksys Wrt54g wireless router
March 3, 2010 at 06:54:15
Specs: Windows XP
Good Morning,

I recently unplugged my Linksys wireless WRT54-G router and now I'm unable to connect wirelessly, although I can see the network and it says that I'm connected, however I keep getting "server not found". I've disabled security on the router to ease the connectivity however I must have something set wrong on my wireless desktop. Any help would be appreciated.

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March 3, 2010 at 07:03:56
No because if you did you would not be able to get into the router to configure it. Unless you are hook direct to the ethernet cable to configure it. If that is the case see if you are on the internet using the direct connect. If not then it sounds like it is not connected to your Internet Modem correctly. Who or what are you using to get on the internet with? Is it DSL, Cable, Satellite or what?

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March 3, 2010 at 07:33:54
I would suggest at this point you reset your router to it's factory defaults and then set it up from scratch. I would definitely use the highest level of encryption possible on your wireless network.

You'll want to clear the present wireless connection profile from your laptop and redo that after as well.

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March 3, 2010 at 08:31:03

I'm able to access the router/internet from my computer that is hardwired to the router and then to the cable modem, however I can't connect my other computer wirelessly although it says I'm connected

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March 3, 2010 at 10:42:13
You only have a couple of options in this case.

The first thing I would try is redoing the wireless network profile on your client. Which is to say, delete the existing one and then do a fresh connect to your WLAN. If you're using encryption (and you SHOULD be) you'll want to make sure you have your key handy beforehand. You can check that on the router's management interface.

If that doesn't do it, you may need to redo the wireless portion of your network, on the router.

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March 3, 2010 at 10:58:09

I've reset the encryption key on the router & wasn't able to connect to the secured network, so I thought that if I could just get it connected unsecured, I could go back later & secure the network. Yet I'm still having an issue getting online, although as I mentioned before, it says that I'm connected. Could have anything to do with the fact that I'm using a Belkin wireless device to connect to the Linksys router, just grasping for straws

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March 3, 2010 at 12:00:09
It should be an interoperability issue unless those are wireless N devices. N has not been ratified as a standard yet

SInce your router is a 54G, I'd say it's not a wireless N issue.

If you haven't yet tried redoing the connection profile on your laptop, do so.

If that doesn't do the trick, you may need to reset your router to factory defaults and reconfigure it from scratch.

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March 3, 2010 at 12:04:10
This is all the same router & wireless hardware that was working fine a week ago

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March 3, 2010 at 12:54:19
I see on a Linksys forum that in the wireless LAN settings all the boxes should be unchecked, I remember checking the auto-detect because I read somewhere that I was supposed to, perhaps this is my issue, what do you think?

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