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Has anyone been able to just plug&play a WRT54G ?


I've been battling with so many IP, DNS, subnet mask,DHCP server,

default gateway,mac address numbers and codes that I cant see straight anymore



I'm no tech geek, but have managed to install and run every upgrade on my PC

without anyones help before... swapped out video and sound cards,

replaced hard drive and made the old one a slave drive,

uploaded and installed updated drivers, changed to dual monitors, wireless mouse/key boards blah blah blah.


But the Linksys WRT54G (v.6) has tested my patience to the limits!


Here's what I've done so far (before install)

checked my pc control panel, network connections

and wrote down my IP number and all the other DNS/Gateway #' I could find


I have a broadband cable connection/modem, pretty sure my IP is static


Installed the WRT54G router using the wizard on CD rom....piece of cake

so it works fine on my PC,

went to Linksys.com for latest firmware update

copied to my PC, then uploaded to the online router utility.


Everything work great,

... but how do I get my PS3 running wireless on-line now?


Went to the network settings on the PS3 and the scan found my router DHCP/

SSID right away, 100% signal, entered my password...

set everything to easy and auto...but when I get to the "test connection" part it wont even get past the IP,

locks up and kicks me out to try again.


So I figured the manual route may work,

trouble is I now have 2 of everything to choose from when trying to enter data,

my old IP, and now I "think" I have a new IP and mac address numbers from the Router?

the DNS 1 and 2 are the ony numbers the same. what do I use?


Tried WEP, WPA, and no security, settings

nothing helps


tried every option and combo I could think of in the manual setup,

still wont recognize the IP, even changed last digit by 1 number.

It starts to test the connection, still no love.


Do I need to plug some numbers in for the PS3 (IP , Mac address etc.)

into my options setup somewhere on the Linksys on-line utility?


where do I get those number?


Holy Crap between the 80+ pages of PDF manual on the CD Rom that came with

the Router, and the multiple pages and options on the Linksys web utility I finally said [email protected]#% it

and went back to BestBuy for a 25' length of Cat6 and hard wired the Beeeyatch!



I'll try again later, for now I'm downloading GT HD (via hardwire)

(BTW, yes I already have a PSN account and have the latest firmware update

and downloaded motorstorm)


I justed wanted to hear that I'm not alone in this wireless crap

and feel like I have to call the Geek Squad to do it for me

...I'm soooo embarassed



I've still got an XBOX 360 to wireless network adapt as well,

but wont make the adapter purchase until I'm sure the PS3 will work,

other wise they are going to be sharing the same 25' Cat6 connector
 

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I have this router (well the speed booster version) but I have a modified bios on mine but my friend also has one and he could not get his Wii or PS3 on it as well. I went to his house yesterday and checked it out and all I did was change the channel from the default 6 to 11 and it worked so try that (I have mine set on 11 I also). I believe they were getting interference from several other wifi signals in their apartment building.
 

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I had no problems with my WRT54G. I just entered my PS3 Mac address in the router and my security key in the PS3 and that was that.

Maybe that's the step I'm missing,

I just found my PS3's mac address (finally)from the system settings menu,

but have not found where to enter it into the router???


is it at the on-line Web-based utility for the router?,

I'm not sure where to enter the PS3's mac address,

does it go into one of the 3 static DNS slots under the basic setup tab?

...or are those for IP numbers?



If that doesnt work I will try another chanel,

I'm currently in an apartment so switching to 11 may help.


You'd think someone would have step by step instructions for these things,

instead you need to read an encylopedia of CRAP to only find very vague information un-related to the specific hardware I'm using.


thanks guys
 

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You shouldn't have to enter the Mac address into the router (I never have so I cant remember where to enter it) but I would go into the routers setup by entering 192.168.1.1 in your browser to set it up instead of using the installed software.
 

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I know this isn't what you want to hear but the new WRT54G models are crap. Everything since version four; so V5 and V6 fall into that category. They actually stripped the version four down.


Check out Tom's networking ( www.tomsnetworking.com ) for reviews. If I remember right it's one of the worst wireless routers available today. My suggestion is to upgrade to one of the top performers.
 

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You shouldn't have to enter the Mac address into the router (I never have so I cant remember where to enter it) but I would go into the routers setup by entering 192.168.1.1 in your browser to set it up instead of using the installed software.

Yes I'm there right now,


flipping through all the tabs,

but with no idea what to do with any of the info



under the basic setup,

Do I have to enter an IP for the DNS ports I want to use,

same as the 192.16.1.100 IP


but change the last digit to 101 (for my PS3) in DNS port 1

then the next one change the last digit to 102 (for my XBOX 360) in DNS port 2

etc.


Like I said before, there is no step by step manual for any of this



sorry for all the questions
 

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Pio,


Do you have any security settings or encryption set up on your router? If not, you should be able to get it working. You don't need to enter the PS3 Mac Address into the router unless you're using the MAC Address Filter Security setting in the router itself. You should be able to create your SSID then broadcast it from the router. Then just enter the SSID into the PS3 Network Settings and everything should work. Doing it this way is a good way to test the wireless connectivity but you'll want to lock things down once you get it working. Also, do you have any other devices connecting wirelessly to your router? Feel free to PM me if you need help.


Steve
 

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Pio,


Do you have any security settings or encryption set up on your router? If not, you should be able to get it working. You don't need to enter the PS3 Mac Address into the router unless you're using the MAC Address Filter Security setting in the router itself. You should be able to create your SSID then broadcast it from the router. Then just enter the SSID into the PS3 Network Settings and everything should work. Doing it this way is a good way to test the wireless connectivity but you'll want to lock things down once you get it working. Also, do you have any other devices connecting wirelessly to your router? Feel free to PM me if you need help.


Steve

No, security insnt an issue,

It goes all the way through all the steps without issue,

its just fails at the connection test and hangs while confirming the IP


So some of you were able to just do the

scan> locate SSID >enter key>easy> auto> connect and go? ...right?


I just cant complete the last step, it times out before I get the IP confirmed

yet the IP gets "succeed" status right away when its hard wired



This POS is this >||
 

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Another thing you may want to try is to set the router to mixed mode instead of G only. You should be able to find this under the Basic Wireless Settings Tab. I know when I've set my router to G only in the past my laptops could not connect even though they were G only.
 

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I've been having trouble getting past the security settings. My router has WEP and when I enter the password into the PS3 it says the entry is invalid. I tried entering my passcode and the key that is generated from the passcode but it keeps saying invalid. Any thoughts?
 

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Wow I guess I got lucky, I have the speedbooster version & I just followed the on screen instructions.

I do have security set up;


This was the first wireless connection I've set up & fortunately it went smoothly.
 

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Its not the router, the PS3 has a crappy internal WIFI adapter, that or the drivers they are currently using are bad. I get dropouts and disconnects all the time from the PS3 and have NEVER had a problem with my laptop, Wii or 360. So hopefully Sony updates the drivers sooner or later.
 

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Originally Posted by jayselle /forum/post/0


I know this isn't what you want to hear but the new WRT54G models are crap. Everything since version four; so V5 and V6 fall into that category. They actually stripped the version four down.


Check out Tom's networking ( www.tomsnetworking.com ) for reviews. If I remember right it's one of the worst wireless routers available today. My suggestion is to upgrade to one of the top performers.

Yea I agree, V4, V5, and V6 of these routers are not even in the same league as the versions 1-4. If you cant find any V1-4 then look at getting a WRT54GS, which is basically the WRT54G V1-3 with speedburst.
 

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I GOT IT!!!


Sunkist you were right about the channel change



It was the only option I had not tried, and the easiest one to alter



I tried to change the channel through the web based utility,

but that killed my internet connection on my PC



The only answer was to re-install the router from scratch,

using the start up wizard on CD rom, again.

Selected channel 11 this time and its good to go!


ALL The farting around with manual settings and inputting all the numbers for IP /DNS / etc...was a total waste of time.

I had everything right the first time, just could not do it through channel 6 (the default)

I knew you must be able to just go through the scan>enter key>easy setup and GO!


Like your friend, I'm currently in a apartment,

(for the next 9 months anyway til my house is ready)

and it's possible someone else has a router with channel 6 selected.

Moving to another frequency was all I needed.


Everything is working wireless now, moved my Cat6 wire over to the XBOX 360

..until I can get a wireless network adapter for it. Got my 1 month trial Gold Card registered and signed up for XBOX Live anyway.


BTW, for those that have not downloaded GT HD demo, DO IT!

it took me 6 hours to download , but TOTALLY worth the wait!



Already through the first part and got all the cars now

and I'm on to the drifting next WOOOHOOOO!!!
 

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I picked up the MS wireless network adapter for the XBOX 360

at Best Buy on the way home today.


Mounted it to the back of the HD DVD drive with the tabs provided,

Plugged in the USB.

It found my SSID right away (auto scan in the system settings)

Plugged in my key (password) and was up in running instantly !



Wifi PS3 and XBOX 360 !!!


Thanks again guys


..now I just need to get a wireless keyboard/mouse for the PS3

I'll probably just get a cheap one until there's more Blue Tooth options.
 
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