I recently purchased a Linksys WRT54G v5 wireless router because my old WRT54G v1 died. Hook it up to my cable modem and it's not getting an IP from the DHCP server of the cable company. I've tried almost everything. Clone MAC address of the NIC, power everything down overnight, different cat 5 cable, upgrade the firmware, return and get another router.....etc. The only way I can use the new router is to set a static IP address for the WAN port using the dynamic IP I got from the DHCP server. If I connect the PC directly to the cable modem, the PC receives the IP instantly. Does anyone have any suggestions?
17 years ago