Small network not recognized Linksys router

Linksys Befsr41 10/100 mbps 4-port cable...
November 4, 2010 at 09:48:21
Specs: Windows XP
I'm running Windows XP with SP3 installed. I'm trying to set up a small network (2 computers) using a Linksis BEFSR41 router with a modem supplied by ATT. I have all the cables conneted correctly, everything claims to have a connection, yet I can't use the internet through the router nor can I access my router's configuration page. The router worked great two weeks ago when I had comcast.
I've tried running the setup software provided with the router-- it claims the router is non-existant.
I have all my firewalls disabled when I'm trying to access the router.
I've tried resetting the router using the reset button-- doesn't help
As best I can tell, 192.168.1.1 is the IP address for this router
Pining 192.168.1.1 returns 'Destination host unreachable'
I ran ipconfig/all and got this:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : JRC2P
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : **-**-**-**-**-**
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IP Address. . . : 169.254.**.***
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Any help you can provide would be great!


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#1
November 4, 2010 at 10:09:53
what is on the wan side of the router will have no effect on your lan access.

Try doing the reset again, using a paperclip hole in the reset button while you power up the unit. I have had to do it multiple times on linksys [which I will no longer buy] before it actually reset.


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#2
November 5, 2010 at 08:45:43
Thanks for the tip Wanderer. I actually ended up chatting with a tech from Cisco and it turned out the router and modem had the same IP address and were confusing the system.

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#3
November 5, 2010 at 09:45:26
Ah simple solutions. We like those. Thanks for posting the results

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