Nukem Moderator
#1

Hello

I have ZyXel Presitge 623T Esat modem and a Linksys WRK54G. Cant get the wirelss to work. Have the ZyXel in the standard mode for just LAN (setup shown below). It will allow me to enter the Linksys setup page as long as its not on the same computer as the ZyXel and the ZyXel is in bridge mode. The IP for the ZyXel http://192.168.1.1 is the same for the Linksys. So iv tried too things in bridge more (assuming thats correct)

(1)
Left the IP addresses alone and tried arranging the Linksys through PPPoe and set up the network but keep getting limited connectivity. It does show the wireles network but wont let me connect

(2)
Changed the Linksys to http://192.168.1.2 and tried using obtain Ip automatically, same effect really.

What am i doing wrong, i have enabled internet connection through my ZyXel, think im doing something tiny wrong!

Any help would be great.
Cheers
Nukem

irlrobins Registered User
#2

You need to set modem into bridge mode, this is the easiest way of getting this to work. Then connect it to the WAN port of the Linksys. Config the linksys to handle the PPPoE settings. Should work fine then.

Work on this setup and see how far you get. Then post back here with as much info as possible:

i.e. can you connect to linksys at 192.168.1.1?
Do you get an ip address when you connect PC to router via ethernet or wireless?
Can you ping sites etc.

Nukem Moderator
#4

Ya all set up ok, USB to PC -> Wan to Linksys -> Ethernet to other PC. Once you change in to bridge it gives an option for RFC or PPPoA - tried both and nothing. Shows a cnnection but wont let me do anything
Really sick of this rubbish,tried resetting both of them and nout! Severly tempremental, works and doesnt work. Il try again later.

Cheers
nukem

therecklessone Registered User
#5

Nukem, I have the exact same setup and here's what I have (it works)

1. Set the ZyXel to bridging mode.

ZyXEL bridging settings

2. Set up your connections as follows:

Phone - ZyXEL - ethernet - Linksys - ethernet to PC

3. Set your Linksys like this

That should allow your wireless to work, if you're still having difficulties you may need to set static IPs.

Hope that helps.

irlrobins Registered User
#6

Nukem
Ya all set up ok, USB to PC

That doesn't sound like a correct setup. therecklessone has it right. Modem should only connect to the linksys.

Nukem Moderator
#7

Lads ye are f*cking savage!
Its running my lappie and PC now through LAN and registering the Wireless but Low connectivity.....etc......
Getting there - any ideas whats up with the low connectivity, tried with and without WEP,with & without MAC filters,head scratcher.

Keep the advice coming and the milkybars are on me!

irlrobins Registered User
#8

update drivers and firmware on all devices. Switch off power saving mode on wireless cards. Maybe try changing wireless channel in case of interference.

JohnnieM Registered User
#9

Nukem
Lads ye are f*cking savage!
Its running my lappie and PC now through LAN and registering the Wireless but Low connectivity.....etc......
Getting there - any ideas whats up with the low connectivity, tried with and without WEP,with & without MAC filters,head scratcher.

Keep the advice coming and the milkybars are on me!


If you give the laptop a static ip can you then connect.. Could be that both devices are giving out dhcp... try turn off dhcp on router and make sure dhcp on on wireless ap or other way round which ever you prefer obviously make sure that the devices them selves dont clash on ip's.Also you dont need bridge mode have as standard connection to th internet.. the wi fi is simply using it as a gateway..

therecklessone Registered User
#10

irlrobins
Maybe try changing wireless channel in case of interference.


Probably the first step I'd try.

irlrobins Registered User
#11

Ignore JohnnieM's post. He's got it arseways imo.

Nukem Moderator
#12

Changed Channels and updated everything humanly possible,even that Sp2 fix and regedit for no connectivity. Head scratchin continues. Any ideas again.

Thanks lads

therecklessone Registered User
#13

Got me scratching my head now as well...

If its a wireless card you have (rather than on-board wireless) I'd try removing it from your hardware profile then reinstalling it.

Try assigning a fixed IP to the wireless connection in XP.

Other than that the best I can suggest is Linksys support. Best of luck mate.

irlrobins Registered User
#14

did you switch off power saving features of wireless card?

Nukem Moderator
#15

Think there is something iffy as it connects spot through ethernet bar one PC,the main PC is crap slow and only loads some pages and getting limited connectivity from 2 laptops with built in cards and one from a PCMCIA via wireless so i reckon its firmware in the routers. Will install and try again and check back.

Cheers again lads

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