I have searched the forum for possible answers, but I could not find any. I have a cable modem and want to share the connection between two computer, and possible three. I went out and bought the Linksys BEFSR41 4 port router and tried to set it up. I have tried about ten different ways to get the router to work, but it will not recognize the Internet connection. I went through the set up for the router and could not get anything. Know when I type in the IP address to get into the router, nothing happens. I am very frustrated and would appreciate any help you all could give, I value the opinions of this community more than anything. Thank you in advance.
First of all, you must set your networking options on your computer to <b>obtain IP address automatically and obtain DNS servers automatically</b>. The router is pre-set as a DHCP gateway when it first is ran.
Figure out what type of connection you have from your service provider. I have DSL, and they told me I had to set my router/computer to DHCP.
Can you log into the router using: http://192.168.1.1 ? Make sure you can do this. Type this address into the internet browser.
If so you can change these on the status page:
Different modes to set the router:
Now go to the DCHP screen and select the enable option. Also, set a starting address that you want the computers to be.
You actually have to hold the reset button for like 10 seconds(I think). I had the same thing happen to me with my BEFSR41, and needed to reset it. After doing the reset, login as admin, pass:admin. Most likely your isp has dhcp set up, so make sure dhcp is setup on the router. Sometimes you have to cycle power to your cable modem as well. Tech support had me turn off mine for about 15 seconds to get it going once. You may also need to release and renew the ip in the router, there is a page for it though. My lockup that required the reset was started with a firmware problem so it might not be a bad idea to update your firmware too.
I finally got the router to work. The problem was that the cable modem did not send back a strong enough signal to the server. They came and did some work on the main box, and increased the signal. Another problem was that the site said that I had a dynamic IP, and I actually had a Static IP. I check the IP for several days and it was always the same. I even disconnected the cable modem several times to check. I appreciate all the help I received.
same problem i had, before i even hooked up my router, my dad was paying for 2 ip's.. with our cable modem, and all the time the Connection would just drop out.. so the guy came here and finally relized that the Cable Signal Coming in from the house was not to strong, and then the idiot technician they sent ... put on a -15db SPLITTER, which made everything ten times worse.
I use one of these:
Motorola Signal Booster
(484095-001-00) The Motorola General Instruments Signal Booster is designed to amplify broadband signal strength up to 32 times and help eliminate the common effects of "snowy" television pictures. The amplifier enables the clear transmission of multiple voice, video and data services over broadband products, such as set-top terminals and cable modems.
Ever since I installed it I have had no signal drop outs or weak signal problems.
btw rob423 and phroze, nice systems, wish I had that :smile:
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Thats the exact problem I had, although the reason mine wouldnt work is because im in the UK and I use PPPoA to connect. Since that modem doesnt support the UK standard it couldnt connect to the modem, so I cant use it. Even though my modem should process the connection (I think, it has a choice of connection - including PPPoA - in its setup menu) The router just could not connect.