Problem with Comcast Internet: Ubee Modem and Linksys Router
Posted on 2010-09-18
I just got Comcast internet. FiOS is better but Apartments don't have it yet...plus 30/month for internet up to 20Mbps is damn good deal.
Ok so here's the rundown...
-Comcast service just hooked up and activated to my purchased Ubee modem (free via rebate)
-Did the Comcast service setup using my laptop directly connected to modem.
-hooked up perfect in ~10 mins. Speedtest showed 21Mbps down/5Mbps up
-Connected to Linksys WRT54GL (internet port on WRT54GL to ethernet on modem) and browsed to the "Status" page to see that the Comcast WAN IP information shows up properly.
---Only weird thing is that the internet port on the WRT54GL flashes 100% constantly
---The above makes me so confused as to why it wont work now.
So, after getting all of this set up the way I always have, it will not go out to the internet when connected through the router. So, I reconnect the modem directly back to my laptop (bypassing the router) and it goes right to any webpage. (the WAN IP i saw in the WRT54GL page now shows up as my IP under network preferences on my laptop.) I started to think that the direct connection setup caused my MAC address of my laptop network card to be bound to the modem for whatever reasons. Here is what I tried;
-Cloned the MAC from my laptop (used to initiate the modem with comcast) to the Linksys WRT54GL.
---waited some time and rebooted the router. nothing. waited some time and rebooted the modem. waited some time and rebooted both...letting the modem come up 100% first...then connecting the router up. Nothing again. It still shows that I have a comcast WAN IP on my router so I have no idea why this happened. Also, I reset the router back to defaults a few times to clear it out for every possible fix that I came up with.
Now, why in the heck can I not get out to the internet through a router? boggles my mind.
--edit-- also I have tried to change the IP on the router to 192.168.2.1 instead of 1.1 because I googled around and thought it may be a problem.