I'm trying to setup a Linksys WRT54G router for my friend, but it seems no connection to the internet through the router can be made. First, I used the installation CD to have the router automatically configured. At the end of the installation, it announced it failed to connect to the net.
Having one of these routers at home, I performed the usual setup procedure:
1.) Power down everything
2.) Connect cables into appropriate ports
3.) Turn on modem
4.) Turn on router soonafter, wait half a minute or so...
5.) Boot the machine
Naturally, this procedure and several other ones I attempted failed. He has no internets, but can access his router. I took the liberty of upgrading the firmware.
I noticed he had a DSL modem, and I was used to working with cable. I've never seen a connection interface requiring a username or password to connect to the net, but I was wondering if this little Westell thing is using PPPoE.
If anyone would know what to do, or what addresses to assign, or similar helpful stuff, I'd appreciate the input.
*Note: The net works fine when modem->comp connection is made, without the accursed router.