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October 28, 2010 11:34:36 PM

Hello,
I have a Dell Inspiron 530 computer and Comcast high speed cable. I have Windows XP and use Firefox for a browser. I bought a used Linksys WRT54G v2.2 router and am trying ti hook it up to the internet so I can get Netflix thru my Wii.
The router will not connect to the internet and I do not know why.
These are yhe instrictions I found and followed:
Turned off computer and modem.
Connected one end of Ethernet cable to #1 port of router.
Connected other end to computer
Connected a 2nd. Ethernet cable to internet port on router.
Connected the other end to the high speed modem.
Powered on the modem.
Plugged router power supply into wall and router.
It said to wait for LCD light labeled Diag to stop displaying a bright red light and then turn on computer. (THE RED LIGHT NEVER CAME ON)
I went ahead and opened the network management control panel.
The "obtain an IP address automatically was already in operation.
All the computer would do at that time was to tell me that there was no internet connection.
Hate to say it, but at that point I "chickened out" and unplugged the router and put everything back the way it was. Internet worked fine then.
The little window I did access for my computer noted that the following was assigned by DHCP:
IP address - 24.125.113.18
subnet mask - 255.255.255.128
default gateway - 24.125.113.1
I never got into information for the router, and do not know how to get the Firefox settings.
Thanks for any help from a 65 year old computer dummy.

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October 29, 2010 6:08:57 AM

since it is a used router I would recommend to reset the router to manufacture default.

to do that, turn on the router and hold in the Reset button on the back for about 30 sec.

then hook it back up as you described in your post.

http://homedownloads.cisco.com/downloads/WRT54G-v1.1_ug...
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October 29, 2010 6:26:24 PM

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October 29, 2010 9:15:30 PM

buwish said:
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Thank you very much. I did not realize I had not done that and I appreciate the assist.
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October 29, 2010 9:19:13 PM

Emerald said:
since it is a used router I would recommend to reset the router to manufacture default.

to do that, turn on the router and hold in the Reset button on the back for about 30 sec.

then hook it back up as you described in your post.

http://homedownloads.cisco.com/downloads/WRT54G-v1.1_ug...

Thank you. Followed your advise and direction and am now typing this while connected to the internet through the router. Things all come together when you find kind people with the right answer.
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October 29, 2010 9:19:32 PM

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