Linksys Wireless G Broadband Router plus Linksys Wiress Access

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I really don't have any idea what I am doing but here's the set up. I have a LinkSys Wireless G Broadband router in my office connected to a leased AT&T Cisco Router for a T1 connection. It is working fine.

I have a LinkSys Wireless G Access Point w/SES located in another building connected through a CAT 5 cable to one of the ports on the broadband router in my office. When I connect the cable to the access point, the (middle) green light is blinking, but the Link light (far right) remains off. I am assuming this indicates the root of the problem. I honestly don't know what to do next. I have pressed and held in the white label on the left and it flashes but nothing is happening. Any idea what needs to be done next?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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I assume the Ethernet cable is connected to a regular LAN port in the home building. So now connect the cable to a LAN port on the wireless router in your office. Log into the wireless router, turn off DHCP, and give it a static LAN address on the network in the home building. That will connect you to the home building network.

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Thanks for your quick response. I connected theWAP54G to the computer, disabled the wireless router connection, connected a LAN connection from the LAN connection on the computer to the LAN connection on the WAP54G. Then I type in the default I.P. address 192.168.1.245, and the browser responded with 'Cannot Load Page'. I rest the router to factory defaults according to the manual and still cannot connect to the router. Any thoughts?
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First, let's get the router going.

Do a hard reset to factory settings, connect a computer to a LAN port on the router. Now open a command prompt and type IPCONFIG.  This will produce a connection IP and a gateway address. The router address should be the gateway address. I thought that might be 192.168.1.1, but be governed by the ipconfig output.

Now see if you can login to the address provided by the gateway address.

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The Link light on the WAP54G should light as soon as you plug in the cable on both ends.

I suspect a bad cable.

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I am afraid you are right Darr247. The cable has been unused for about three years. The link light works when I plug it into my router, but when I connect the cable to the router in the other office where I need it, the link light is not lit. Thanks, Thinkpads_user, but I think when I replace this cable everything will work.
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You would know right away if the cable is bad because ipconfig will not return an IP address.

Change the cable and then go through the steps above again.

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Thanks, again. I did try another cable (a much shorter one), and I was able to connect with no problem. The cable is about 100 feet long. I need to make up a new one and I am sure it will work.

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Thanks everyone for the expert help.
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Thank you and I was pleased to help you with this. .... Thinkpads_User

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