Here is where you now require a leap of faith, as we’re going to disable your USB network connection, unplug the USB cable, and connect your cable modem to the network card using an ethernet cable. At the end of this, we’re going to hope you have a working Internet connection.
Disable the USB connection
Go to Control Panel > Network Connections
Right-click Local Area Connection 3 and select disable from the shortcut menu.
Note: If you need to re-enable this USB connection for whatever reason, you again have to go to the Device Manager listing to turn it back on.
Do the switchover
Unplug the USB cable from your computer and from the cable modem.
Connect the ethernet cable from your computer to the cable modem.
Remove the power source from your cable modem for 15 seconds.
Restore power to your cable modem and wait for it to sync up.
Since the topic of Linksys WRT54G routers came up, just put a new one in to replace an old router that stopped working. Most things work just fine, except for whatever reason, the wired and wireless machines can’t see each other. I upgraded the firmware, and I can ping the machines just fine, so this might just be a Windows Networking problem. I’m curious because the only thing that changed recently was the router. Any ideas on what to try next?
I called up eircom and they supplied me with the correct username and password. Despite this, the Linksys still can’t reach the internet, and I know the username and password to be correct, having plugged them into my modem as well to test.
Any other ideas? I’m really starting to think this thing actually is broken.
Sorry I keep on spending so much time between replies… I don’t find myself having a lot of time to try to troubleshoot this.
Anyway, I tried checking that just now, Roger, but it’s asking me for a username and password to even see the page. I have no idea what this would be. admin:admin, [blank]:admin, admin:[my password], brownlee:[my password] and anything else I can think of aren’t working. Any ideas?
Weird; a hard reset should return the login to the default [empty]:admin. Do you have an option to return the unit and get a new one?
Also, for my problem, partial solution for the workgroup problem by resetting everything (machines and router), although there’s still something odd going on with the share directory on one of the machines. However, at this point I’m satisfied it isn’t a hardware issue.
The ethernet cable from the modem to the computer works. What I really need now is a way to log-in to the backend of the router.
I’ve tried doing a hard reset, but I’m not sure I’m doing it right. Can anyone confirm that the proper way to do a hard reset is by holding down the reset button for thirty seconds, unplugging the router, then letting go of the reset and plugging it back in?
Enter those values for the topmost “Static DNS” entries and see what happens.
Go to the “Status” tab of the Linksys configuration and type in what you see there. That will tell us if your linksys router is communicating with the DSL modem properly. The modem is supposed to get an Internet IP address from EIRCOM, and then pass than IP address to the router. The “Status” page is where that is visible.
Is the DSL modem one of those Netopia thingies?
Because if it is, what you effecitvely have is two routers in-line with each other; those Netopia modems are secretly also routers.
You may need to go into the modem’s configuration and change it to work in bridge mode instead of router mode.