New Linksys wireless gateway - how do I get it to work?

By TC Machine ยท 5 replies
Apr 27, 2007
  1. Bought a Linksys WAG2000 router/adsl/wireless/gateway thingy so I could run the internet to the rest of my network with the PC switched off.
    It started to be installed then when it wrote to the device it failed to work. Now I cannot get the PC to recognize the WAG. It says, "Cannot detect the gateway".
    Do I have to do something to my Network Settings or use Home Networking Wizard first? :confused:

    Any ideas may be work a try. Thanks!
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +10

    You likely have problems because that unit needs to be connected to something at boot up. If your PC is switched off, to what is the router connected? How was it originally installed? I assume you used the LinkSys install disc, and it worked upon initial install. What has happened since then.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    WAG200 or WCG200? The WCG is a ' Cable Modem with Built-In Wireless-G Router'
    Can't find the WAG.
  4. TC Machine

    TC Machine TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    This is what I got click here.
    The "WAG" initially did install - connected to my PC through the ethernet port - but has never 'worked' (connected to my network or the internet). It has an adsl cable attached also.
    Can't seem to figure out how I got it to work. Do I do something with Network Wizard and if so what???

    Thanks again.
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    hum; I tried to find the manual for it, but no luck.

    With the ADSL setup, you have two halves to configure;
    the modem/telco side and
    the router/lan side​
    Do the latter first so you can access the config pannel

    Linsys defaults to a router address of
    WIRER your system to the device for now.
    Place this in your browser URL address and hit return
    You should get a login prompt
    User: (leave it empty)
    Password: admin

    If you get into the config, first thing, find the PASSWORD settings
    and change it!

    Enable DHCP support for all your WIRED + Wireless devices + 2-3 extras :)

    Leave the encryption OFF (for now), but do set a new SSID
    to anything unique for you.

    Save the settings and your LAN side is all set to go.

    The WAN (telco side) will need info from your ISP -- pick up the phone and
    call them.
  6. TC Machine

    TC Machine TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 18

    Thanks - I'll give that a try and see what happens.
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