Model name: Linksys E2500
Model number: E2500
Serial number: 10A10C1A100152
Firmware version: 1.0.03 build 4
Operating system: Windows 7 SP 1
Software version: 1.5.13310.0
Connection type (WAN): unknown
IP address (LAN): 192.168.1.1
IP address (WAN): unknown
Computer IP address: 192.168.1.125
This is the model that I have. So here's my situation. I live in a dorm room with an ethernet outlet in my wall that I could connect my computer to and have internet access. I would like to have wifi instead so I brought this particular model back with me to college and I plugged it in with my wall ethernet into the internet port on the router. Now when I can see the router on my computer but when I connect to it, it doesn't have internet access. I was looking around online and trying to look for a solution and I thought it was the device manager because my wireless router won't show up there. So I tried fixing that but when I researched further into it, some routers don't show up on the device manager but i'm not even sure that true. When I plug my ethernet chord into my computer, I do have to go to a certain campus website and log in with my student account specifically. When my other friend had a router and plugged it in, it worked fine until he turned it off and turned it back on again. I was thinking maybe it might be the campus but there are other WIFI's around that I can see and they work fine. It is possible to hook up a router here but my particular model, I can't access the internet through it. Please if you can help I would be much grateful.
PS my router works well with the modem back home. it never had problems when I unplugged it and plugged it in back home. I also have the right firmware downloaded..so what is the problem?