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Registered: ‎12-17-2010

No internet connection when WRT54G cascaded to E3000

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No internet connection  when WRT54G cascaded to E3000.

 

I cascaded a WRT54G with an E3000. 

E3000 is connected to the internet modem.  E3000 IP adddress:   192.168.1.1

The WRT54G is connected from its Internet port to the LAN port on the E3000

WRT54G Setup:

Automatic Cofiguration-DCHP

MTU: Auto

Local IP Address: 192.168.2.1

Sub Net Mask:  255.255.255.0

DHCP Server:  Enabled

Static IP Address:  192.168.2.1

MAC Clone:  enabled

  user defined:        00:06:5B:49:EF:3F

Advanced routing:  Gateway

 

I tried to communicate with the internet through the WRT54G using a computer running Windows 7 and another running XP.  Same message with both:   NOT CONNECTED TO INTERNET  

 

ANY SUGGESTIONS how to make this work??

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Registered: ‎11-11-2008

Re: No internet connection when WRT54G cascaded to E3000

Posts: 14
Registered: ‎12-17-2010

Re: No internet connection when WRT54G cascaded to E3000

YES, the link that you suggested was the procedure that I followed.  I choose connection option #2.  The WRT54G is connected from its WAN port to the LAN port of the E3000 which is connected to the internet modem.    Per the info above in my original post I had changed the IP address of the WRT54G so as not to conflict with the IP address of the E3000.  But for some reason either of my computers when connected to the WRT54G are not able to connect to the internet.  They were able to communicate with the WRT54G to change its IP address. The lights are active for the WAN and LAN port on the WRT54G.

 

 Do I need to setup something on the computers?   One has Windows 7 and the other XP operating system. 

 

SUGGESTIONS on how to fix this communicaton problem?

Posts: 2,324
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: No internet connection when WRT54G cascaded to E3000

Make sure that Internet light on WRT54G router is lit up.

Open the setup page of WRT54G router and go to Status tab.

Make sure that connection type is Automatic configuration DHCP. Check the Internet IP address on the status page. You will get IP address on the status page ( 192.168.1.xxx ).

 

If you have Internet IP address on the status page then WRT54G is getting IP address from E3000 router.

Connect the computer to WRT54G router. Try to ping the IP address 192.168.2.1. You will get 4 replies from that number.

now try to ping 192.168.1.1 and see if you get replies from E3000. If you get replies from E3000 then computer is communicating with E3000 router.

Now try to ping 4.2.2.2 and yahoo.com and see if you get replies.

Posts: 14
Registered: ‎12-17-2010

Re: No internet connection when WRT54G cascaded to E3000

Still having connection problems:

Internet light WRT54G:  ON

WLAN, LAN #1, and Internet lights: ON

Connection type: Automatic configuration DHCP

Status Page IP Address:  192.168.1.101

Checked continuity of ethernet cable that is attached from WRT54G  WLAN to computer: OK

 

Ping: 192.168.2.1     sign in for Setup page

Ping: 192.168.1.1    Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

Ping: 4.2.2.2             Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

yahoo.com                Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

 

Then I reset computer:

Ping: 192.168.2.1    sign in for Setup page 192.168.2.1

Ping: 192.168.1.1    sign in for Setup page on 192.168.1.1

Ping: 4.2.2.2             Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage

yahoo.com               after very long wait:   yahoo.com was obtained

 

Tried the same sequence above again without reseting the computer:

Ping: 192.168.2.1    sign in for Setup page 192.168.2.1

Ping: 192.168.1.1    Internet Explorer connot display the webpage

Ping: 4.2.2.2             Internet Explorer connot display the webpage

yahoo.com                Internet Explorer connot display the webpage

 

Do you think that there is something intermittent going on with the WRT54G?

 

Posts: 2,324
Registered: ‎09-07-2006

Re: No internet connection when WRT54G cascaded to E3000

I think WRT54G router is not working properly.

Download the latest firmware for WRT54G router and save it on the computer.

Disconnect all the cables from WRT54G router. Connect only the computer to Ethernet port 1 on the router. Connect the power cable to the router.

Press and hold the reset button on the router for 30 seconds. Release the reset button and wait for 30 seconds. Power cycle the router. Open the setup page of WRT54g router using 192.168.1.1. Go to Administration tab and click on Firmware upgrade sub tab. Browse the firmware file and upgrade it on your router.

After upgrading the firmware on the router, it is recommended that you should reset the router and reconfigure it. Press and hold the reset button on the router for 30 seconds. Release the reset button and wait for 30 seconds. Power cycle the router and reconfigure it.

 

Open the setup page of the WRT54G router. Change the Local IP address of the router to 192.168.2.1. Save the settings. Now connect E3000 router to the Internet port on WRT54G router. Power cycle the router and see if that works.

Posts: 14
Registered: ‎12-17-2010

Re: No internet connection when WRT54G cascaded to E3000

Still not working:

 

I followed the instructions that you provided above and upgraded to the latest revision of the latest version of the WRT54G Version 6 software and got the same results as before:

 

Ping: 192.168.2.1    sign in for Setup page 192.168.2.1

Ping: 192.168.1.1    Internet Explorer connot display the webpage

Ping: 4.2.2.2             Internet Explorer connot display the webpage

yahoo.com                Internet Explorer connot display the webpage

 

WRT54G Status:

Firmware Version:  V1.02.8 build 001, Oct 5, 2009

IP Address:   192.168.1.139

Subnet Mask:   255.255.255.0

Default Gateway:  192.168.1.1

 

Computer:  Network Connection;

 Local Area Connection status:

 

Address Type:  Assigned by DHCP

IP Address:   192.168.2.100

Subnet Mask:  255.255.255.0

Default Gateway:  192.168.2.1

 

I disconnected the WRT54G and then connected the LAN cable from the E3000 to the Internet port of the computer (XP) and was able to get on the internet within a few seconds. 

The WRT54G was working properly when I replaced it with the E3000

 

Any more suggestions to make this cascaded LAN connection work?

Posts: 77
Registered: ‎08-05-2010

Re: No internet connection when WRT54G cascaded to E3000

You mentioned that you will be able to go online when connected directly to the E3000.

 

If your setup is :

 

MODEM -- e3000 -- WRT54G -- PC (not online)

 

You might need to reset the WRT54G for 30 sec and power it off for 1 min. Disconnect the WRT54G from the E3000. Login to the WRT54G setup page and change the LAN IP from 192.168.1.1 (which is the default after reset) to 10.10.10.1. After that, connect the E3000 to the internet port of the WRT54G. Poweroff the modem, e3000 and the wrt54g for 1 min. Power on the modem first, then the e3000, then the WRT54G. Then, check if you are getting the 10.10.10.XXX ip. If your getting this ip, on the computer, you should be able to go online.

 

Hope this helps! Smiley Happy

 

 

Posts: 1
Registered: ‎12-31-2010

Re: No internet connection when WRT54G cascaded to E3000

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Dear seabreeze,

 

The only thing you have configured incorrectly (per your first post) is the Advanced Routing setting. The WRT54G must be set to "ROUTER" rather than gateway. Using gateway causes routing issues between two routers on the same network. Trust me on this, many of my clients have had similar issues with two routers on the same subnet, I'm CompTIA Network+ certified.

 

Best wishes,

Sean Rackley

Posts: 1
Registered: ‎01-01-2011

Re: No internet connection when WRT54G cascaded to E3000

HI all,

 

I can report that I am having the exact same issue, and I think I have now tried everything. At the moment, I have a WRT150N as my primary router, and my E3000 as the access point (it had been reversed earlier). I have tried flashing them with both the most recent stock firmwares and DD-WRT, and there has been no difference in behavior.

 

The problem, from what I can tell, is that wireless bridge doesn't seem to want to work in this configuration. I know this because if I hook the secondary router up to my PC with a cable, all works fine. If I attempt to connect to it wirelessly, that fails. I can ping the E3000 (secondary router) but the primary fails.


I have configured all of this by the guides, and I cannot figure out what I am doing wrong. I have tried multiple routers, PC's, cables, etc, and the behavior never changes. As an interesting side note, when I attempt to ping the primary router I get the old 'destination host unreachable error', with a few 'Request timed outs' thrown in for good taste.

 

I, personally, am at my wits end, so any guidance would be highly appreciated.


Thanks,

John