Problem with 2 Laptops and WRT54G router
Posted on 2005-04-18
Long story short, I have recently upgraded my laptop and now I have two that I need to get online at once. I'm using a WRT54G wireless router and couldn't get the new one online (the old was working like a champ).
On the new machine, I could connect (using WEP security), and it would act like and look like it was online, but no Web pages would pull up.
I regenerated the WEP keys, saved the settings, then went into a command window did the inconfig /release (then /renew) trick. I was back online, and working like a champ with the new laptop.
But when I turned around to work on the old laptop, the problem is now repeating over there.
And the strangest part - on both machines, when I'm having problems, ipconfig/release doesn't work, and the IP address is pulling up as 169.x.x.x, rather than 192.168.1.x.
Any idea what is going on??