Problems w/connection, please help!

By djfigar0 ยท 5 replies
Oct 18, 2006
  1. Hello,

    A few weeks ago I was able to connect and surf the 'net with my wireless router without any problems (It's a Linksys WRT54GX), but up until about 3 weeks ago it completely stopped working and the only way I am able to connect is through a wired connection.

    I've tried to access the whole setup but my computer won't even let me get into that! I've also reset my wireless router and still no luck.

    Any detailed help would be most appreciated. I have no problems using a wired connection, but I also have a laptop that is pretty much rendered useless without the wireless connection.

    Thank you for any help.
  2. krismeister

    krismeister TS Rookie

    check that the router replys

    Since you really need to get into the reuter menu to verify your wireless settings. It's probably best to troubleshoot by first getting the reuter to verify it's there.

    plug your computer into your router.

    go start>run

    type cmd and hit enter

    then in the console window type:

    you should get 4 replys.

    what do you get?
  3. djfigar0

    djfigar0 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    upon using the "ping", I get...

    "Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
    Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
    Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
    Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64"

    That's the four replies I get, so I'm assuming everything SHOULD be in order. And yet, it still won't connect to the admin, or anything for that matter.
  4. krismeister

    krismeister TS Rookie

    whats important is you did get a reply.
    4 timouts would mean it wasn't connecting at all.

    for kicks type ping ;-)

    I'm not going to second guess you reseting your reuter, but unplugging it for a couple minutes and holding down the reset button would do it.

    Sometimes a new toolbar on your browser will incorrectly redirect your browser
    make sure you use the HTTP:// in
    That brings up an Unable to connect message?

    you aren't for instance using a new dsl or cable modem? voip reuter etc?
  5. djfigar0

    djfigar0 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Somehow...even after doing the exact same thing you told me to do hours worked! I'm all set up on both the laptop and desktop.

    Thanks so much for your help guys, it was definitely useful!
  6. krismeister

    krismeister TS Rookie

    i've done it before

    No prob, I've done the same thing.
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