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11-Mar-2011, 07:04 PM #1
Wireless Router Gives Landline Internet But No Wireless
Ladies and Gents,

I'm sure lots of people say this, but I know very little about technology. I must say if this works for me, this is the sikest website ever and I will be telling the entire world about it.

I have a Linksys Wireless-N Broadband Router Model No. WRT160N. I have had it since 2008; therefore, the warranty is expired and Linksys refused to give me tech support over the phone. Here's the problem:

It is not giving off a wireless signal. It works as a router just fine. I have my landline ethernet cable coming into it, and then a cord going to my desktop and a cord going to my laptop and the internet works fine. However, it give off no wireless signal.

I tried resetting to factory settings and that did not help. I've attached a pic of the router when it's turned on. You can see the middle button is Orange and the wireless icon is not lighted at all.

Any ideas?

Cheers!

Jason
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11-Mar-2011, 07:22 PM #2
Hi Jason, Have you tried connecting directly with the router to check for firmware updates ?
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11-Mar-2011, 07:30 PM #3
Hmmm...I don't know how to do that. My computer is connected directly with the router. An ethernet cable is going from the router to the desktop. Is there something else I should do?
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11-Mar-2011, 07:40 PM #4
If you have the user guide that will help if this ip address is wrong.
Type in the address bar http://71.168.2.100
Hopefully your now inside your router.
If not please consult the user guide for the ip address for the router and use that.

Once inside you might be asked for a password,if you set one up then enter it, if not click through. Now rumage around for a link that might be called "Firmware Update" and click it and follow instructions.
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12-Mar-2011, 02:21 PM #5
can we see an ipconfig /all from a cable connected PC - see below

from the user manual
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How to Access the Web-Based Utility
To access the web-based utility, launch the web browser on your computer, and enter the Router’s default IP address, 192.168.1.1, in the Address field. Then, press Enter.
A login screen will appear. (Non-Windows XP users will see a similar screen.) Leave the User name field blank. The first time you open the Web-based utility, use the default password admin. (You can set a new password from the Administration tab’s Management screen.) Click OK to continue.

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{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
Next
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste
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