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Mobile router hook up

by mocheeze / January 21, 2006 5:44 AM PST

Yes, I have the Linksys WTR54GS I just got yesterday and when I plug the router into the outlet(regular home outlet), my laptop sees the router and IP of the router and all of that but It wil connect to the internet. I get the full 54Mbps but no internet. Any ideas?

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From what source.....
by Michael Geist / January 21, 2006 6:40 AM PST
In reply to: Mobile router hook up

does your Internet come? Free wireless Internet is beginning to appear in some large cities, all others will pay a cable or DSL provider.

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by mocheeze / January 21, 2006 8:16 AM PST
In reply to: From what source.....

I have DSL at home. But I thought thats what the mobile wireless router was for? For you to hook up the router in any place you have a outlet,and create a small wirleless network?

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Most will connect.....
by Michael Geist / January 21, 2006 10:32 AM PST
In reply to: DSL

the modem's ethernet port to the router's WAN (Internet) port via CAT5 cabling. If this is your setup I would refer to the router's manual for more concise instructions.

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NO, you have to hook it up to your DSL line.
by Melati Hitam / January 21, 2006 6:18 PM PST
In reply to: DSL

then the wireless device (laptop etc.) can be anywhere within the range.

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Back of the box
by mocheeze / January 21, 2006 8:31 PM PST

The back of the box that it came in said that if you wanted to use it just as a router you would have to hook it up with the DSL line (picture on back of the box) then the modem to the internet link port. But beside that picture it said "OR" just plug the mobile router in, and you can get a wirless connection.
I will try the DSL line today.

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Yes its correct... it said..
by Melati Hitam / January 22, 2006 1:29 AM PST
In reply to: Back of the box

'as a router you would have to hook it up with the DSL line' OR 'plug the mobile router in...'

Meaning, Plug it in to the DSL line... NOT just any line.

that WRT54GS can be use as a router only or as a wireless access point.. OR as a repeater.

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