Hi I am in the UK, and have a cable broadband connection. I am trying to connect a router, but I keep getting told a plug is not connected, even though I have everything connected correctly. I am using a Cisco systems wrt54gs, router. my wife's laptop is picking up the signal from the router. But we both cannot connect to the internet. I expect I am doing something stupid. Please can anyone help. Thanks.
Hi, I am sure you have cable modem. Turn off modem, router. all your computers. Then connect your modem to router, connect your computers to router. Then turn the power on in this order; modem, router, all your computers one by one. And from one of your computer, do this command. ipconfig /all. What do you see? Good luck, Tony
How many computers? Sounds like more than one... Are you wired or wireless to the router?
Connect thde modem via CAT5 cable to the WAN port on the router. Connect the laptop(s) to the router's LAN ports also using CAT5 cable. Open your internet browser - you should get the internet... This will show your wired side is working. In your browser, go to router's main config page at
192.168.1.1 Log on with no username, and 'admin' as the password. On the wirless tab, make sure that you have NOT configured the router to filter connecting machines by MAC and/or IP address and that you have NOT added any encryption. [While you're there, change the password from 'admin' to something else.]
What have you set the SSID to? Have you enabled SSID broadcast (do so...)?
Disconnecting the CAT5 cable from the laptop(s), can your wireless card pick up the SSID of your router and connect to it? If so, can you connect to the internet? If so, go back to your wired configuration and enable encryption (using WPA-PSK if you can).
Yeah, I missed it Hell I am not ashame of my game I am only a Human Being which I have a troll or two on my tail at times. You're still trolling the poster MM as far as I am concerned and you have been doing it for the last couple of days that I seen your posts partner with you talking out the side of your head.
*You*, I have not seen before and MM I have seen all the time. So I assume you're here for one and one purpose only and that's to troll.
Am I digging now? Do you see me digging now?
One other thing, I am not into debating *shit* with anyone. In a situation such as this, I am firing bullets.
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Thanks Duane. It's an easy mistake to make.
Let's try starting anew. I hope you will accept my assurance that:
1) I'm not new here, I've been lurking here for years. I've been
*doing* this stuff for many years, but I'm always happy to learn new stuff so if I've got it wrong I want to find that out.
2) I regard out-of-date and inaccurate assertions from posters, particularly those posing as alleged experts, are fair game as far as I'm concerned.
3) Name-calling etc just indicates to me a lack of ammunition on the part of the perpetrator, so don't waste your time.
4) I'm not trolling against an individual. It is pure coincidence that MM has been a source of instances of 2) recently and his responses happen to fit 3) as well - abuse and no tangible information to justify his opinion.
Hey, we can start fresh I got nothing against that. However, your mama this, your mama that, you this and you that are part of the street game called the Rag game, which I grew-up with and will apply in the Internet streets.
You're lucky I didn't drag your whole family into it. :)