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N00b At Networking - Can't Get A Connection


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#1 JamieH

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Posted 19 July 2008 - 09:26 PM

Hi, this is how my home network is set up, but I can't get a connection, even though going directly from the modem to one computer works fine. The WRT54G definitely works, because it worked at my old house (I recently moved, and am trying to reconnect the network)

The answer is probably obvious, but what do I do? I had to go to the freakin LIBRARY to post this!! I really need help!

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 08:55 AM

Hello JamieH,

You said that you used the router at your old house. Does your connection require a user name and password? If so then the old information would still be in the router.
Regards,

Alan.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:34 AM

Hello JamieH,

You said that you used the router at your old house. Does your connection require a user name and password? If so then the old information would still be in the router.


How do you change this info?
"192.168.1.1" doesn't work.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 01:05 PM

Going to that address should be correct, just in case it isn't do you have the router manual?
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 01:53 PM

WRT default IP is 192.168.1.1 so it should work.
Is that a DSL modem? Is it new?
If so, did you shut off DHCP server on that modem - it should be shut off.
There might be a conflict with IPs or which device issues them.

Is the modem light blinking or solid green? If it's blinking, that might indicate bad line to start with.

If you disconnect the router from the modem, and reboot the computer, are you able to get IP address and are you able to get into the setup page?

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#6 JamieH

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 06:51 PM

I think I found the problem.
My phone line had a problem with lots of static in the background, even with filters. So I phoned Telus and they said that the static problem could be preventing me from accessing the internets. (The guy on the phone kept saying "internets")

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 06:53 PM

Static interference can cause problems with connections. Did the ISP guy mention anyway of fixing the problem?
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:04 PM

Static interference can cause problems with connections. Did the ISP guy mention anyway of fixing the problem?


He said he'd come by on Tuesday to have a "look-see" at my setup.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:07 PM

That's good, let us know how it turns out.
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