Getting my Linksys Wireless Router to work through my DSL Modem
Posted on 2005-05-05
I know this question has been asked before, and I've read the answers, but I must be missing something:
Plugged straight into the DSL modem ( model 2200 ) I can see the internet with my W2K PC, and plugged
into the router, I can see the other machines on my network, whether I'm wireless or not. The status
screen on the router says it's connected, gives an IP address, DNS and gateway addresses. The DSL
modem is set to DHCP, and the userID and password are entered on it. The router is set to PPPoE and
the userid and password are also set on it.
But when I try to access the internet through the router, I can't see anything. I can't ping anything except
the router and the other PCs. I can't even ping the DSL modem, although that status screen says it's connected.
Why can the router supposedly see the internet, but my PC can't, from any port, wireless or not?
Internally, the modem is 192.168.1.1, and the router is 192.168.1.2, and the PCs are .3, .4, etc. Mask is 255.255.255.0
When I do IP config at a DOS prompt on the PC, the router apparently passes the info from the "Connected" PPPoE, because
the info from the status screen on the router matches the IP info, but I still can't access the outside world from the PC.
I just don't understand why the router can see the internet, but my PC can't. At first I thought it was a bad router, so I
exchanged it, but now I think I've configured something improperly.