Trouble setting up linksys wrt54g router

I am having trouble setting up my linkyswrt54g router. I am attempting to connect my modem to the router to allow wireless connectivity to a 802.11g enabled laptop wireless card. I have the modem connected to the internet port on the linksys, and the laptop connected via wireless to the linksys. The problem is that the laptop is not able to access the internet.
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colinkhanAsked:
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sjl1986Connect With a Mentor Commented:
What kind of modem are you using? DSL or Cable? Which device are you using for DHCP?

Typically for Cable, you can just use the "Automatic DHCP" for a Cable modem with good results.

For a DSL modem, I usually access the DSL modem and set it to "Bridge Mode". This makes it a dummy device and passed the authentication on to the router.

Then in the Linksys, you would need to select wizard for DSL and then put in the DSL username and password. Then be sure the router is being used for DHCP.

Or for DSL you might leave the modem setup with the username and password and simply disable DHCP on the modem. Then enable it on the router.

If you'd rather use the modem for DHCP, be sure to setup the router as a DHCP forwarder with the modems address as the forwarding address.
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colinkhanAuthor Commented:
It is a cable modem, how do I get in to the cable modem to set it to "dummy modem.
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colinkhanAuthor Commented:
I would like to use the router for dhcp. I try opening the modem in explorer but it does not open.
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sjl1986Commented:
While I find you some screenshots of the setup and look at the routers setup pages so I can tell you exactly what to do.

Go to your command prompt and type "ipconfig" and paste the information here.

To get to command prompt click "start > run > and type "command"
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colinkhanAuthor Commented:
The router settings are default, other than security.
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sjl1986Commented:
The wireless setup looks fine, but what is this flowtrinidad.com? It appears to be your wired connection and it is getting a totally different address. What is your wired connection hooked to?
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colinkhanAuthor Commented:
oh sorry, i took the internet connection out of the router. I have the internet connection plugged directly into the laptop, for obvious reasons. Flowtrinidad is the ISP
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sjl1986Commented:
Ahh, ok. If you connect the modem to the WAN port on the router, and then plug your laptop into one of the 4 ports on the router (instead of using it wirelessly) are you still experiencing the same problems?

You should be able to access 192.168.1.1 from the browser, login, and be sure under the "setup" tab, under "basic setup" you have selected "Automatic Configuration DHCP"

I assume you have this set correctly?
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colinkhanAuthor Commented:
well I don't have any more cable to have it connected to the modem as well as the laptop. automatic configuration dhcp is set by default.
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colinkhanAuthor Commented:
I just tried it with another cable and it did not work with the router connected to the modem and the router connected to the laptop.
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sjl1986Commented:
Ok, try plugging the router back up and using wireless again. Do some ping tests. Ping some websites out on the internet. A good one to try is 4.2.2.2, so to do this go to command prompt again.

type: ping 4.2.2.2

See if you get a reply from that site or if it fails.

If that works, try pinging the name of a site like

ping www.google.com

See if that replies and tell me what you find out.

If it pings the first and not the second it's a DNS problem. If it pings neither we'll have to troubleshoot some more. If it pings both then it's a browser problem.
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colinkhanAuthor Commented:
I reset the router and it worked fine, someone changed the routing table entries manually. Thank you for the help.
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