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Thread: WRT160N not connecting, other wired/wireless do

  1. #1
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    Feb 2008

    Exclamation WRT160N not connecting, other wired/wireless do

    OK So I moved today and had to purchase a new wireless router. Without changing any setting I connected using WiCd wirelessly from my last residence.

    I now purchased a Linksys WRT160N wireless router to use however cant connect to that wired or wireless. well let me specify, WiCd states its connected but no internet connection is found in firefox.

    I can connect directly to the motorola surfboard modem without a hitch, and can connect to a local unsecured network (hola)

    I read somewhere that this was fixed by bridging the wireless router and the modem but I cant find directions on how to do that, if that is the case? that the Surboard Modem needs to be in bridge mode?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008

    Re: WRT160N not connecting, other wired/wireless do

    come on gurus, bump

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    South Carolina, USA
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: WRT160N not connecting, other wired/wireless do

    This may be a bit elemental, but let's start with the simple stuff and move forward. The Surfboard modem has an ethernet jack that is connected with an ethernet cable to the WAN port on the router.

    Then, your computer has an ethernet port that connects to a LAN port on the router.

    If you have verified that is the way things are connected, please power down all three devices and then power up the modem, wait a few moments and power up the router and, after a few moments, boot your computer. On the computer, open Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal and do:
    Does your eth0 interface have an IP address, like this?
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 99:19:d2:c2:88:87
    inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
    If so, do:
    ping -c3
    If you get ping returns, you are all set. If not, post back.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.


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