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Old 08-03-2006, 04:29 PM
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Default Tp-Link Wireless Router not working

I am connecting to the internet thru LAN in the buildign I live in.
I have only one socket working, so I want to make a wireless
connection. I have a Tp-Link wireless router.
I plugged the cable into th working socket and the WAN port of the
router. My laptop detects the router in the wireless networks (as a
securit yenabled network), but I can not connect to the network nor
ping the router on the IP address given in the manual (192.168.1.1).
Router config on http://192.168.1.1 is not working as well.
Please help me make it work.
Thank you


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Old 08-03-2006, 04:37 PM
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On 3 Aug 2006 08:29:53 -0700, masia75@gmail.com wrote in
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>I am connecting to the internet thru LAN in the buildign I live in.
>I have only one socket working, so I want to make a wireless
>connection. I have a Tp-Link wireless router.
>I plugged the cable into th working socket and the WAN port of the
>router. My laptop detects the router in the wireless networks (as a
>securit yenabled network), but I can not connect to the network nor
>ping the router on the IP address given in the manual (192.168.1.1).
>Router config on http://192.168.1.1 is not working as well.
>Please help me make it work.
>Thank you


What is your IP address when connected to the LAN in your building?
If something like 192.168.mmm.nnn, then your building is on a NAT/PAT
router, and you'll probably need to configure your Tp-Link wireless
router as a wireless access point, as described in the How To wiki
below.

Since the Tp-Link wireless router has security enabled, you'll only be
able to connect wirelessly with matching security. Check the user guide
for how to hard reset the Tp-Link wireless router back to factory
default settings. Or, if it has wired LAN port(s), try using a wired
connection.

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Old 08-03-2006, 04:41 PM
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John Navas wrote:

> What is your IP address when connected to the LAN in your building?
> If something like 192.168.mmm.nnn, then your building is on a NAT/PAT
> router, and you'll probably need to configure your Tp-Link wireless
> router as a wireless access point, as described in the How To wiki
> below.


My Ip address starts with 194.54.xxx.x


> Since the Tp-Link wireless router has security enabled, you'll only be
> able to connect wirelessly with matching security. Check the user guide
> for how to hard reset the Tp-Link wireless router back to factory
> default settings. Or, if it has wired LAN port(s), try using a wired
> connection.



The router has a reset button which should get it back to the factory
settings but pressing it as per manual makes no difference as far as
security enabled.

There are 4 LAN ports at the back of the router.


So what should I do? I am still clueless...


thank you




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> John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
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> Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes>



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Old 08-03-2006, 06:04 PM
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On 3 Aug 2006 08:41:11 -0700, masia75@gmail.com wrote in
<1154619671.801494.61370@i3g2000cwc.googlegroups.c om>:

>John Navas wrote:
>
>> What is your IP address when connected to the LAN in your building?
>> If something like 192.168.mmm.nnn, then your building is on a NAT/PAT
>> router, and you'll probably need to configure your Tp-Link wireless
>> router as a wireless access point, as described in the How To wiki
>> below.

>
>My Ip address starts with 194.54.xxx.x


Public address, so either router mode or access point mode may be OK.

>> Since the Tp-Link wireless router has security enabled, you'll only be
>> able to connect wirelessly with matching security. Check the user guide
>> for how to hard reset the Tp-Link wireless router back to factory
>> default settings. Or, if it has wired LAN port(s), try using a wired
>> connection.

>
>The router has a reset button which should get it back to the factory
>settings but pressing it as per manual makes no difference as far as
>security enabled.
>
>There are 4 LAN ports at the back of the router.
>
>So what should I do? I am still clueless...


Connect to a wired port, and try to access the configuration screen.

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Old 08-03-2006, 06:22 PM
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John Navas wrote:

> >My Ip address starts with 194.54.xxx.x

>
> Public address, so either router mode or access point mode may be OK.


How to do this?



> Connect to a wired port, and try to access the configuration screen.


Tried this, not working



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> John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
> Wi-Fi How To: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_HowTo>
> Fixes to Wi-Fi Problems: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_Fixes>



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Old 08-03-2006, 06:36 PM
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On 3 Aug 2006 10:22:45 -0700, masia75@gmail.com wrote in
<1154625765.520987.68390@h48g2000cwc.googlegroups. com>:

>John Navas wrote:
>
>> >My Ip address starts with 194.54.xxx.x

>>
>> Public address, so either router mode or access point mode may be OK.

>
>How to do this?


Router mode is the standard configuration. Configuration a router as an
access point is described in the How To wiki below.

>> Connect to a wired port, and try to access the configuration screen.

>
>Tried this, not working


What does "not working" mean _exactly_? Did your computer confirm that
a cable was connected? Is your computer configured for DHCP? Did you
get a DHCP address? Or did it time out and give you "limited
connectivity"? Did you try manual IP configuration?

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John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
Wi-Fi How To: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi_HowTo>
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Old 08-03-2006, 07:32 PM
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John Navas wrote:
> What does "not working" mean _exactly_? Did your computer confirm that
> a cable was connected?


No

> Is your computer configured for DHCP?


I don't know how to check this

> Did you get a DHCP address? Or did it time out and give you "limited
> connectivity"?


After typin http://192.168.1.1 I get "Operation timed out"

> Did you try manual IP configuration?


yes, but I am not sure if I configured it right
which IP address should be IP address and which the default gateway?

The problem is there is no one here with me to help me do this


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Old 08-03-2006, 07:55 PM
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I tried this command:

%comspec% /k ipconfig /all

and I got "media disconnected" on all and no IP address


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Old 08-03-2006, 08:28 PM
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DHCP on my laptop is enabled


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Old 08-03-2006, 08:32 PM
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On 3 Aug 2006 11:32:43 -0700, masia75@gmail.com wrote in
<1154629963.224559.133150@m79g2000cwm.googlegroups .com>:

>John Navas wrote:
>> What does "not working" mean _exactly_? Did your computer confirm that
>> a cable was connected?

>
>No


If Control Panel -> Network Connections -> Local Area Connection shows
"Network cable unplugged", then you've got a bad cable, or you need a
different type of cable, or your hardware is dead.

>> Is your computer configured for DHCP?

>
>I don't know how to check this


Right-click for Local Area Connection; select Properties; scroll items
down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and double-click it; and then make
sure the two "automatically" items are selected.

>> Did you get a DHCP address? Or did it time out and give you "limited
>> connectivity"?

>
>After typin http://192.168.1.1 I get "Operation timed out"


See my next reply.

>> Did you try manual IP configuration?

>
>yes, but I am not sure if I configured it right
>which IP address should be IP address and which the default gateway?
>
>The problem is there is no one here with me to help me do this


For general help:
"How to troubleshoot TCP/IP connectivity with Windows XP"
<http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314067/>

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Old 08-03-2006, 08:34 PM
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On 3 Aug 2006 11:55:25 -0700, masia75@gmail.com wrote in
<1154631325.271154.135710@75g2000cwc.googlegroups. com>:

>I tried this command:
>
>%comspec% /k ipconfig /all


Good!

>and I got "media disconnected" on all and no IP address


That means your cable isn't working or your hardware is dead. You need
to fix that before anything else will work. Try a different cable. Try
a different type of cable. Try a different port on the router. Make
sure you're plugging into a LAN port, not the WAN port, on the router.

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John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
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Old 08-03-2006, 08:44 PM
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On 3 Aug 2006 12:28:06 -0700, masia75@gmail.com wrote in
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>DHCP on my laptop is enabled


See my prior post on getting the cable working. I'm beginning to think
the Tp-Link Wireless Router might be toast.

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Old 08-03-2006, 08:50 PM
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John Navas wrote:

> >and I got "media disconnected" on all and no IP address

>
> That means your cable isn't working or your hardware is dead. You need
> to fix that before anything else will work. Try a different cable. Try
> a different type of cable. Try a different port on the router. Make
> sure you're plugging into a LAN port, not the WAN port, on the router.


Local Area Network shows ''Network Cable Unplugged''
I tried all 4 LAN ports and always the same result
but when I am using the very same cable to connect directly to my
laptop not the router it is working perfectly


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Old 08-04-2006, 12:07 AM
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On 3 Aug 2006 12:50:35 -0700, masia75@gmail.com wrote in
<1154634635.867124.318960@p79g2000cwp.googlegroups .com>:

>John Navas wrote:
>
>> >and I got "media disconnected" on all and no IP address

>>
>> That means your cable isn't working or your hardware is dead. You need
>> to fix that before anything else will work. Try a different cable. Try
>> a different type of cable. Try a different port on the router. Make
>> sure you're plugging into a LAN port, not the WAN port, on the router.

>
>Local Area Network shows ''Network Cable Unplugged''
>I tried all 4 LAN ports and always the same result


With the router powered up -- right?

>but when I am using the very same cable to connect directly to my
>laptop not the router it is working perfectly


It may be the wrong type of cable. There are two types of Ethernet
cable, "normal" and "crossover". Whichever type you have (I'm guessing
crossover -- see if that's marked on the cable), you may need the other
type to connect to the router (e.g., normal instead of crossover).

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John Navas FAQ for Wi-Fi: <http://wireless.wikia.com/wiki/Wi-Fi>
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Old 08-04-2006, 07:40 AM
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John Navas wrote:

> >Local Area Network shows ''Network Cable Unplugged''
> >I tried all 4 LAN ports and always the same result

>
> With the router powered up -- right?



yes, the router is on


> >but when I am using the very same cable to connect directly to my
> >laptop not the router it is working perfectly

>
> It may be the wrong type of cable. There are two types of Ethernet
> cable, "normal" and "crossover". Whichever type you have (I'm guessing
> crossover -- see if that's marked on the cable), you may need the other
> type to connect to the router (e.g., normal instead of crossover).
>


I'll try with a different type of cable
thanks!


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Old 08-16-2006, 05:22 PM
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I had to exchange the router and now the wireless connection is
working.
The problem is I was able to log into router setup only once, after I
passed the quick setup I cant log on anymore, I am using the same login
and password, they won't work, and I am positive I did not change them
I tried to reset the router to the factory settings but it didn't help
Does anyone have suggestions?

Thanks in advance


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Old 10-22-2010, 09:37 AM
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Default wireless router

It also happened to me.The problem was that when you were setting the router up, you still left your IP configuration as it was when you were using LAN cable.
You should set your IP config to:
Automatically obtain IP address.

Then, re-connect your router to set it up again.
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