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#12134 1-Mar-2007 00:24
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Hey I recently got telstra cable, and I have a Linksys Wireless Router (WRT54G). My laptop has a wireless PCMCIA card. I plug the Motorola cable modem into the router via ethernet and try to access the internet from the laptop but it doesnt seem to work. When I had slingshot broadband this was all I needed to do and It would work. Is there something else im spose to be doing with cable?
Any kind of help would be good, preferably a step by step guide!!

Thanks in advance


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  #62633 2-Mar-2007 21:51
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You need to setup the Basic Setup page on the WRT.

You can reach this at, I think, or maybe it's

There you need to enter your static ipaddress, the gateway, and dns.

And then it should work for you.

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  #62656 3-Mar-2007 13:33
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Best best is to first get it working with an ethernet cable before worrying about wireless.

Go to - you should be prompted for a username and password.  I think the default username is admin with no password.

Set up your Static IP Adreess and other details in the Basic Setup area.

Once that is working - i.e. you can connect to the Net via the ethernet cable.  Go to The wireless setup and enter the wireless details - don't forget to then enter security details (like the wireless password) in the wiresless secuity area.

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