I recently bought a wireless notebook and a wireless router so that I can connect the notebook to the internet from other areas of the house. It is a Linksys WRT54GS. The configuration looked so easy but at the end of it, it says it cannot connect to the internet or be configured...or something like that. Given the number of times I have seen that message, you would think I would remember the exact wording! I tried resetting my modem etc. powering down and up again, but even though I have the Local Area Connection icon on my taskbar which says I am connected, I cannot get to any browser. So I am on but not on!
I have a LAN broadband connection with DHCP enabled, IP to be obtained automatically. I firstly just picked the DHCP option on the router configuration panel and then tried the Static IP but neither worked. Each time I get the same message that the router cannot detect internet connection. Each time I try, I reset the router. The notebook is picking up the signal from the router but, of course, cannot connect to the internet, because the router is not connecting to the internet.
I printed out the manual and it says to access the routers IP address at 192.168.1.1 but I get a message that it does not exist, so can get no help there.