08-30-2006 02:40 AM
My objective is to set up a wireless connection to enable me to move a PC from downstairs to upstairs, where there is no telephone access point.
I have purchased a Linksys WAG54GX2 ADSL Gateway and Linsksys WUSB54GS adapter to enable me to achieve this objective, and can get the two pieces of equipment to communicate with one another, but not recognise my ISP, which is Plusnet.
Using the installation CD that comes with the WAG54GX2, I am able to input the settings that apply to my Plusnet account:
VPI = 0, VCI = 38, PPPoA, VC Multiplexed
but when the Gateway trys to detect my ISP I get the following error message:
“Unable to detect the internet connection. Please go to the advanced settings page and check your internet connection type.”
As a non-technical person, this is where I’m getting confused. I’ve adjusted Internet Explorer settings so that they don’t default to a dial-up connection. Other than that, I’m not sure what needs doing to get my ISP settings recognised. I should explain that I use Mozilla as my preferred browser.
I’ve therefore been unable to get to the point where I am required to access the web-based utility by inputting the Gateway’s default IP address into the browser.
The Linksys user guide, and ISP advice, both suggest that a dynamic IP setting should allow the adapter to communicate with the Gateway. I receive a “limited or no connectivity” error message when I use this setting, but no such error message if I use a static IP address with the adapter. Pinging 192.168.1.1 does not generate a reply, which indicates that the PC is not communicating with the Gateway. I’m reasonably confident that all cables are correctly inserted.
After reading advice offered to others, I disabled security settings in both the Gateway and adapter, and disabled my software firewall, Kerio.
Can anyone suggest something further I could try to get my ISP recognised by the Gateway; and suggest a reason why “Obtain an IP address automatically” does not result in the adapter communicating with the Gateway?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
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