View Full Version : Need help with Linksys Router setup..bah
02-13-2002, 06:00 AM
Ok so here is the problem..both kids still at home have computers..I'm sick and tired of having separate road runner accounts for all three..so of course, we decide to put a router in and share the one line coming in..we ran the cat5 through the floors( all 3 systems are located on the first floor)and down through the ceilings and then back up through the floor at the other end of the house where MY pc and the router and last remaining cable modem are..hook up all 3 to the router-run the cable modem into the router,do some configuring and WALLAH! I'm online as usual but I can't seem to get the router to recognize the other two pc's..I tested ALL the cables and they all work..I have ME on my system and the other two systems both have 98..After 4 hours of trying to get this router going-I said Screw it and called the Linksys help number..the guy had me on the phone for over 45 minutes and the problem is still not resolved..he said-well your router isnt recognizing the other systems..NO SH*t sherlock why do you think I'm calling you!...anyway..the problem isnt resolved and I need help! ..thanks all.
02-13-2002, 06:19 AM
ok, heres what ya gotta do, ive had to setup 3 systems with my linksys router many times:( , attach all cables while call computers are off. PUSH the reset button and turn on one computer. you then need to go into you router and reset your settings, 192.168.1.1 pass is admin , pop in your host name/ domain then go to DHCP and turn it on.
Now that you have the router part squared away, turn on each of your computers to configure them- get to newtork settings either through control panel or by right clicking net neighborhood and going to props. once there check if you TCP/IP settings are there IF they arnt go to ADD/ microsoft/ TCP/IP IF you have it click into it, make sure everthing is disabled or obtaining restart and it should work fine :D
02-13-2002, 06:24 AM
oh when i say push the reset button i mean push and hold, mkae the lil lights turn red.
02-13-2002, 06:53 AM
did all those things last night and still no connection..even the linksys tech gave up after a while.
02-13-2002, 09:37 AM
Are you sure the cables are good? Can the PCs see each other on the network? Assign a static IP address to each machine (like 10.0.0.1, 10.0.0.2, 10.0.0.3), subnet mask 255.255.255.0, no gateway. Make sure each machine is in the same workgroup (WORKGROUP is fine) and that each machine has a different machine name.
Reboot all 3 machines & try to get them to ping each other.
I don't know if ME still had netBEUI as a protocol option, but if so you can turn that on rather than IP to test the connection - just load netBEUI on every machine, same workgroup, different machine names, reboot - see if you can see the machines in Network Neighborhood.
Also have a peek at http://www.practicallynetworked.com for some good tips/info.
02-14-2002, 12:15 AM
If you can't ping the computer then it's probaly router problems. I know it sounds stupid but check to see if the cables are plugged in tight (took me an hour to solve that problem before :rolleyes: ). Also, make sure that there aren't crossover cables going from computer to router. there's a-a and a-b. Crossover cables have a specific use that i can't remember right now.
02-14-2002, 04:44 AM
Crossover cables are for connecting switch to switch or PC to PC. Straight through are to connect PC to switch
02-14-2002, 03:04 PM
i had a problem with my linksys router at my apartment too. none of the two laptops hooked up directly to the router would work, but two computers hooked up to a switch hooked up to the router worked fine. i called up linksys too and they had me put in static IPs for my laptop and put in DNS numbers. the IPs they had me put in are: 192.168.1.10 and a DNS search of: 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, and 184.108.40.206. after that, both laptops worked.
02-20-2002, 01:11 AM
did you figure out what went wrong?
02-21-2002, 01:15 PM
I have a Linksys router, but I can't help you. I connect all my computers to a switch and connect the switch to the router.
02-21-2002, 01:24 PM
haven't figured it out yet..we've switched cables, shortened cables,replaced nics etc..still no go..*sigh*....spoke with my old networking instructor and he told me that it might be configured wrong-even though we went by EVERY SINGLE direction it gave-correctly...oh well..I'll keep trying. Maybe I'll add a switch and see what happens.
02-21-2002, 03:27 PM
does the cable company use static IP's or dynamic? are the computers set to dhcp? Is it really the router that isn't working, or is it the setup on the PC's? If the router lights are going, then the connection is ok, it's the computers that are futzed. 98/ME machines can be a bitch to get right
Do you have Virtual networking and Internet Sharing installed properly?
another place for help would be http://www.dslreports.com
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