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Topic # 29274 31-Dec-2008 21:36
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I have a Linksys WAG54GP2v2 ADSL router, connected to XNet for both VOIP and internet. I've only ever used wireless connections with it and it's been great so far.

However, I now have a requirement to connect a PC using one of the 4 LAN ports and it's not working. I get assigned a DHCP address fine, I can ping the other devices on the local network - default gateway, other PCs connected via wireless - but any traffic destined for the internet just goes into a black hole. DNS lookups timeout, even trying to ping an IP address gives 100% packet loss. It's like NAT isn't enabled or something.

Is there some 'magic' setting in the config I can turn on to enable internet connectivity fron the wired LAN, or do I have a faulty unit?

I've tried connecting using different physical ports and even done a factory reset and configured the router again, with no success.

At this point I'm willing to try almost anything - I either get this working or have to go out and buy another 802.11g adapter.


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  Reply # 190087 17-Jan-2009 00:04
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Doesnt sound like magic at all, sounds like the router specifies some kind of filter or privilege for different LAN groups, so wireless and ethernet (WLAN and LAN) are configured differently for some reason. Try setting a different range of IP addresses for the ethernet ports, it might help the NAT engine know where to find computers. Not sure though...

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