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linksys wrt54gs and cable help

by B123456H / April 24, 2008 12:24 PM PDT

I have comcast high speed internet. (area code 37363) running xp pro need internet connectivity over wired and wireless with the linksys wrt54gs router.

Comcast was of no help, linksys will not talk to me, i think the geek squad charges too much, and i need to restore my internet connection by saturday evening. Who here has had success with configuring a linksys wrt54gs router for cable? For the life of me I cannot figure it out. There are too many open variables. Help me please!

Default settings do not work. Neither does turning off dns server. What the *** am i missing?

step by step change lists are fine with me


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Your post didn't share the parts involved.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 24, 2008 12:44 PM PDT

I can't tell which cable modem you have or if you remembered to power cycle the cable modem after moving the cable from the cable modem to the router.

Sadly I must decline asking for details. Apply yourself and make a good and complete post.

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by B123456H / April 24, 2008 12:55 PM PDT

i didn't realize that is was cable modem specific

but the cable modem is pretty recent, it's the motorola surfboard modem, the model number is sb5100

what else do you need to know?

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Try this. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 24, 2008 9:13 PM PDT
In reply to: rats
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ip maybe
by B123456H / April 24, 2008 11:52 PM PDT
In reply to: Try this. . .

the ip address may or may not the problem, it is the router and the modem either not talking properly, or the router is misconfigured and isn't allowing internet access.

That is why i asked for settings that have been found to work.

the ip/dns address that the modem gave router started with a 69 or 70, i can't remember the rest of the address.

i'm not good with ip address configuration, so help would be appreciated.

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Got the manual and ..
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2008 12:20 AM PDT
In reply to: rats

This cable modem will require power up in the correct order and that you NEVER have the USB connection in play. The ROUTER will work fine with FACTORY DEFAULTS and the ethernet cable that came with the cable modem from the cable modem to the WAN port of the router.

There is NO settings I would need to change on the router.

If this fails then try another router.
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