Sometimes that's needed. As well as updating the firmware in the router.
Also a damning issue I ran into was I had to uninstall PPPOE software (some, not all) to connect to the router. Drives people insane!
Im in desperate need of tech help from anyone who can throw me a hint here. I've recently moved in with my parents for a short period of time and I'm trying to set up a network with my wireless linksys router so I can get online with my laptop. Unfortunatly, the way my dad has his internet setup is on a old Windows 98 PC which logs into his DSL router (directly connected) using some software called Enternet 300.
Now the only OS I really have decent experience with in terms of networking is Windows XP. Im pretty much clueless with Win 98. I connected the router to the computer and for whatever reason I couldnt even log into the router interface with the router's IP from the Windows 98 machine. I know it's the right IP because I tried it on my (offline) XP desktop and and got into the router config screen fine.
Every time I try to connect the router to the modem (physicly) and then to the 98 machine, I can't get any access through Enternet 300, even after I took the router over to my XP machine, and configured it for PPPoE (what enternet uses) and made sure the router had the correct login info (username, password).
I understand that Windows XP has built in support for PPPoE and 98 doesn't and that's why my dad uses Enternet 300, but how on earth can I get Enternet to connect through the router? The ISP tech support won't help me because the router is from another company.