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Linksys Wrt56gs Not Working


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#1 notamondayfan

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 12:45 PM

hey guys,

just wondering if any of you could shed some light on my situation.

im connected to talktalk broadband using their free wired router. i'm trying to set up a wireless network using a linksys wrt56gs wireless router, but i'm having trouble.

basically i can access the internet when i connect the talktalk router directly to the pc, but as soon as i try to use the linksys router i cant get internet access. i have tried both wired and wireless conections to the router, but with no luck.

i have used another wrt56gs router at my girlfriends place, so i should be able to get it to work here, but cant see whats wrong.

i bought the router off ebay with no manual (cant remeber if theres meant to be a CD with it or not, can someone confirm please?)

any sugestions? ive tried reading the manual, but again i come across the same issues.


thanks, dean

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 08:57 PM

Hello I think you meant 54GS. Any way there are some solutions and related articles here that should help.

http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satellite?c...d=6187941396B10
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:58 AM

Upgrade the Linksys router to the latest firmware @ Linksys

1. Once you upgrade to the latest firmware or if there is no firmware upgrade, you need to perform a factory reset by holding in the reset button for 30 seconds located on back of the router, you will notice the routers lights blinking. Then wait about 2-3 minutes while the router syncs back up.

Note: The factory reset will erase all previous settings, so you may want to write down your settings as you will have to enter the settings back into the router.


You do not need the CD to install the router, You can set it up manually.

1. Just open up Internet Explorer and type 192.168.1.1
2. A Linksys sign-in box will open
3. User Name = (leave this blank)
Password = admin
4. Click OK

You should be at a Linksys set-up page, at this point I do not know if you have Cable or DSL connection so I will provide both set-up links below.

DSL set up link @ http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksy...&p_topview=


Cable set up link @ http://linksys.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/linksy...amp;p_topview=1

Hope this helps,
Ttech




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