wireless troubles-- please help!

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  1. fryman343 macrumors newbie

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    i own an iBook G4 laptop and recently hooked up a linksys WRT54G router to my desktop computer. the router seems to be sending out a signal b/c my airport picks up the name of the network and shows a strong connection, yet when i try to use safari it cannot access the internet. i have tried installing filmware and everything, i may be overlooking a blunder in configuring the two. i am quite computer illiterate so if anyone could please help me with any info it would be much appreciated. thanks!!!!!
     
  2. minnesotamacman macrumors regular

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    Have you used the network assistant?

    Another thing that might work is leaving the iBook on, but unplug the router and let it sit, plug back in after 30 seconds or so. Sometimes this helps reset the computer.

    Try restarting the iBook after that if it doesn't work.

    This usually cures it for me when setting up a new network.
     
  3. ddekker macrumors regular

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    router

    well lets try a little experiment first, open up terminal and type ping 64.233.187.99 that is the IP address of google, this will tell us if there is connection at all or if maybe it is a DNS thing, see what this does and we can go from there... (to stop the pinging just hit ctrl C ) there is alittle DNS back ground to look at below...

    http://trialsoftheswitch.com/index.php/2006/10/01/slow-safari/

    DD
     
  4. jTreu macrumors 6502

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    that happened to me, i had to disable DHCP and manually enter the adresses
     
  5. DJ OJ macrumors regular

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    Do not use the WRT54G router with macs, It takes way to much time and effort to have it work with a mac. My dad replaced the Linksys router with a Belkin Wireless G router. Works fine ( though signal is not always great ) I heard the the Linksys for some reason ( I think ) sends a faulty IP *******, and to get the correct one you have to reset the whole router ( there for you lose your connection to all the other computers, even PCs connected to the router. ) and do some other annoying things. This did not help me though, but it helps some people I heard. See my thread here. I mean here. :)
     
  6. ddekker macrumors regular

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    Fryman, did you run a ping yet? other say to not use the linksys, but I can 100% tell you that it should/can work just fine... I would like to help you get to the bottom of your problem.

    keep me updated..

    DD
     
  7. tedrjr03 macrumors regular

    tedrjr03

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    hey i have the same problem could you help me i have the v7 if that gelps any. i also did the ping thing and it worked, but i still cant go to webpage
     
  8. kb9klc macrumors newbie

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    Mine works but had problems

    I have a 54 G also. I upgraded the firmware and after the lease expired wouldn't reconnect. I went back to version 1.009 and all is well again. My daughter and several friends with macs have no problems connecting to it either and I must say the range is ok. Good Luck
     
  9. ddekker macrumors regular

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    linksys-apple

    so you can ping the google address but can't get to google in your browser by typing google.com.... what happens when you put that IP address in your browser? this will bypass the DNS basicly... type that address in and let us know what happens.

    DD
     

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