[Novalug] Will I need a new router?
cmhowe at patriot.net
cmhowe at patriot.net
Thu Jan 21 10:56:47 EST 2010
I was absolutely stupefied, but -- that didn't work. I am back to my old
he next thing I am going to try is to press the reset thingee. (For those
who aren't familiar with Linksys routers, it isn't a button, it is
recessed so no one will reset accidently.)
But before I do that I am going to play with my other computer, which I
have finally decided to call black.
> 1. Plug a cable from the patriot.net box to yellow/green port all the way
> the left (opposite end from power)
> a. you can unplug the cable from the current router and into this
> router, not touching the partiot.net box
> b. if connection is from patriot.net box to computer, move plug from
> computer to WRT54G2 router
> 2. Turn on router and watch lights flash
> 3. on the right front side there are 3 lights (wirless, internet, power).
> The two right should be light, leftmost might be
> 4. plug a cable from your computer to one of the purple ports on the back
> 5. on of the lights on the left front (numbered 1-4) should light up
> 6. you should be able to get to the internet on your computer
> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 5:02 AM, John Franklin <franklin at elfie.org> wrote:
>> On Jan 17, 2010, at 11:22 PM, cmhowe at patriot.net wrote:
>> > But I did wind up buying a Linksys WRT54G2. Does anyone know how to
>> > install my internet service provider's DNS in said WRT54G2 router?
>> When the router gets an IP from the ISP, it should also get the DNS
>> entries. This is supported by the DHCP protocol the router uses to get
>> IP. In know configuring the DNS entries is supported in a different
>> routers I own, so I would be very surprised to find yours does not
>> it. Are you having problems with the router?
>> I know that cable modems typically only allow one device to connect to
>> It does this by memorizing the hardware address of the first device to
>> it for an IP. You can get a cable modem to forget the hardware address
>> removing power from it entirely, waiting a couple seconds, and plugging
>> back in. I'm not sure if your DSL modem requires this, but it would be
>> first thing to try if you have problems with the new router connecting
>> A bit of trivia: the hardware address is often called the MAC address or
>> Media Access Control address, a term which has no relation to the line
>> computers from Apple.
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