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In trying to configure....
a wireless router for the first time, it's best to hardwire a PC or laptop to the router via ethernet cable. You can more easily get into the routers setup program and make the proper settings. Once those settings are made, the wireless adapter can be used to connect.
The physical layout of your network should be>>>
cable modem(using ethernet cable) to routers WAN port, PCs network port (using ethernet cable) to routers LAN port.
I've used the ethernet cable but...
When I run the router software to configure it, it keeps saying there is no connection.
Any help would be appreciated, thanks.
When using Linksys products I.....
1) will enter the routers setup program using the web based utility, usually 192.168.1.1 in your browsers address bar.
2) Cable connections mostly use DHCP(obtain IP automatically), DSL will use PPPoE with a user name and password provided by the ISP.
3) Check Device Manager for any disabled networking devices.
4) Look at the lights on the router for proof of connection to the PC
If none of this happens, you likely have hardware issues that need to be addressed.
Thanks, it seems to be working
I ended up configuring the router with BOTH USB and ethernet cables plugged in, and the router seems to work now (all the lights are on).
Am going to try to install the card now and hopefully it will work!
I am not one to argue with....
success. Although using both USB and ethernet connections will probably end up causing problems later.
I might try disconnecting the USB cable after shutting everything down. By that I mean modem, router and PCs. Try just the ethernet alone and see what you get when you start back up.
Everything seems to be working
I configured the router with both the USB and ethernet plugged in. Had no choice as it couldn't connect just to the ethernet. It configured fine so I've unplugged the USB and just using the ethernet now and wireless is working like "normal".
And don't use both rj45 and usb - choose one.
In my place, when you change a device that connected to a cable modem, you have to wait for the 'lease time' to expired.
You can not just disconnect and connect different device, and hoping it get a new IP instantly.
That is one reason why we connect the cable modem to the router.
I HAVE THE SAME EXACT PROBLEM
I HAVE A TOSHIBA LAPTOP COMPUTER WITH CABLE INTERNET.
WHEN I TRY TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET VIA ETHERNET CONNECTION ID DOES NOT WORK, BUT WHEN I USE USB IT CONNECTS FINE. WHEN I LOOK AT THE CONNECTION PROPERTIES IT SAYS "INVALID ADDRES" AND WHEN I TRY TO REPAIR, I EITHER GET A MESSAGE SAYING IT CAN'T REPAIR OR IT CHANGES TO AUTOMATIC ADDRESS BUT STILL NO CONNECTION. IT DOES NOT ASSIGN IP ADDRESS BY DHCP.
P.S.ON DETAILS THERE IS NOT DEFAULT GATEWAY OR DNS SERVER.
Is the keyboard failing too?
All capital letters is considered shouting and makes posts very hard to read.
Just try a crossover cable
Just try an RJ45 crossover cable. It solved a similar problem to me.