My current network consists of a PC using w2000 professional & a wireless enabled laptop using XP. Both use cables to connect to a Conexant Dynamode ADSL router which is connected directly to the broadband.
I want to convert the network to a wireless network. Thus I purchased Linksys Wireless G Broadband router (model WRT54G) + USN network adaptor (model WUS54G) for the desktop.
I was told that I could simply take an output from the Dynamode ADSL router into the Broadband socket of the Wireless G Broadband router, then set up as per instructions in the box. Ignoring the PC for the time being, I hard wired the laptop to the wireles router (per instructions) which in turn is wired to the Dynamode ADSL router. I tried to connect to the internet but without success. The firewall has been disabled.
I tried changing the laptop IP address to one not already on the system (188.8.131.52) and pointing the default gateway to the router default of 192.168.1.1 per wireless router instructions. TCP/IP is ticked. No success.
I have also tried pinging 192.168.1.1 from the system prompt on the laptop but get no response. I have rechecked all wiring, pressed the reset switch to ensure the router is set to factory default, rebooted everything but still cannot ping 192.168.1.1. I have also changed the cables to prove that is not the problem.
Can anyone suggest what I do next please. Many thanks