What would keep my Linksys wireless router from assigning an IP addres - Chevelle Tech
Chevelle Tech join team chevelle as a supporting member  
Chevelle Parts at SS396.com      
GROUND UP & SS396.com         
Official Sponsor of Team Chevelle
     

Auto Insurance

Chevelles.com is the premier Chevrolet Chevelle Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Bug Hunt Computer related problems
Virus warnings - Technical help.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old Feb 23rd, 12, 8:06 PM
Dean Dean is offline
Lifetime Premium Member
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: near Kansas City
Posts: 31,178
Default What would keep my Linksys wireless router from assigning an IP addres

I have a Linksys BEFW11S4V.2 wireless router and I have to keep it unsecured or else the wireless will not work.

We can log in with the password and it says it is connected but with limited or no conductivity.
If I hit repair, it says it is renewing IP Address but then finally says it can not assign the computer an IP address.

My twin granddaughters want to get their Ipods online and also the laptops from time to time but the wireless only works if I have the WEP key disabled.
I would like to keep it secure but this stuff is so far over my head with all the "dhc" and whatever long list of "initials" settings I'm totally lost.

As far as I know, I haven't had any problems leaving the wep disabled and if any neighbors are using it, I can't tell it unless maybe that's why some videos are slow and have to stop and restart several times.

Anyone that knows about this stuff have any ideas?
__________________
.

Gold Founding Member #3
My 69 SS
My 70 Convertible
Mid America Chevelle Club
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old Feb 24th, 12, 3:55 PM
6970chevelle 6970chevelle is offline
Lifetime Premium Member
Rod
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Alabama
Posts: 262
Default Re: What would keep my Linksys wireless router from assigning an IP ad

I was having the same problem a few days ago. My laptop would say it was connected but with no internet service. It was saying my IP address was not correct. Don't think my router is the same as yours, but I fixed mine by unplugging the router and leaving it unplugged overnight. The next day when I plugged it in, my connection was fixed. Not sure why, as I had reset the thing several times and that did not fix it but just shutting it down did. Good luck.
__________________
ACES Member
http://www.chevelles.com/forums/album.php?albumid=761
'69 Chevelle SS 396/325 Matching Numbers w/factory docs
'70 Chevelle SS 454/360 LS5-SOLD
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old Feb 24th, 12, 3:58 PM
Philip Philip is online now
that Nova Guy
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Marana, AZ
Posts: 9,890
Default Re: What would keep my Linksys wireless router from assigning an IP ad

Unplugging just for a few minutes will normally clear any problems with the linksys routers. I usually do this about once a month, mine is the old blue one with 2 removable antennas.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old Feb 24th, 12, 4:05 PM
Andy69 Andy69 is offline
Senior Tech Team
really?
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Memphis, TN, USA
Posts: 18,282
Default Re: What would keep my Linksys wireless router from assigning an IP ad

Linksys routers are crap. We were replacing them annually at the office before I realized the problem.

Buy a different brand.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpete, Dean, Derek69SS, hoffbug, rubadub, Grandsport, Thomas Jefferson, 1badss396, MEJ1990TM, and mrdjc99
As usual, Andy is right
If it doesn't fit, force it. If it breaks, it needed to be replaced anyway.

SuperAndy's Garage

B and A Antiques
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old Feb 24th, 12, 4:10 PM
atle atle is offline
Lifetime Premium Member
Anhtuan Le
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 963
Default Re: What would keep my Linksys wireless router from assigning an IP ad

Dean, the "thing" that assigns your ip address is the DHCP option. This must be "on". How old is the router? They do get hot, and they do burn out.

You could always try doing a factory reset, there's a hole on the front or back of the router, push that in and count to 30 or so and release. see if that helps.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old Feb 25th, 12, 10:15 AM
DaleM DaleM is offline
Gold Founding Member
Dale
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Lawton, Oklahoma
Posts: 17,952
Default Re: What would keep my Linksys wireless router from assigning an IP ad

Any brand of router can go bad. I've used Lynksys for a number of years at home without problems. I recently bought a Netgear wireless router out of necessity due to a change in my home network to a faster N wireless speed. I have mine set up to limit access by MAC address. Only real compaint I have with it is I have to reboot the router when I add a new device, something I did NOT have to do with the Linksys unit. I still use me linksys hub though for hard-wire connections.
__________________
TC Gold #92 ~ August 1998
* I only report what I read. If they're wrong, I'm wrong.
* ChevelleStuff - Decoding info for 64-72
* 1966/1967 Chevelle Reference CD
* Chevelle, HHR, Nomad Registeries
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old Feb 25th, 12, 7:06 PM
Dean Dean is offline
Lifetime Premium Member
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: near Kansas City
Posts: 31,178
Default Re: What would keep my Linksys wireless router from assigning an IP ad

I'll have to try unplugging it and see what happens.
I haven't done that in quite a while now and I used to have to unplug it a couple of times a day to reset it then I figured out all I need to do is type 192.168.1.1 and log on then it works again.

I wish I wasn't so thick headed and could learn all this stuff.
__________________
.

Gold Founding Member #3
My 69 SS
My 70 Convertible
Mid America Chevelle Club
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old Feb 25th, 12, 9:21 PM
LevonH LevonH is offline
Moderator
Levon
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Priddis, Ab. Canada
Posts: 6,465
Default Re: What would keep my Linksys wireless router from assigning an IP ad

Hi Dean. The DHCP on the router can cause a little problem on occasion if you do not shut your computer off. What happens up here is that your router gets an IP address form the ISP. They "lease" the address for up to 30 days and if you do not shut your computer off occasionally, the lease expires and does not renew so you end up with a dead link to the ISP. With 6 computers in our house we usually get them all shut off at some point but the "boy" forgets sometimes and I end up doing the ruthless pre-emption (AKA Power Plug) to reset it. Ours is a D-Link.
__________________
Levon Hovagimian
Team Chevelle #279
70 Chevelle SS 454 LS5 4 speed (Current Engine VortecPro 460 (513 HP) Original is resting
1966 427 Corvette SOLD
1973 Camaro IHRA Hot Rod (LS-6 Auto)11.00 @121 (Chased a 10.99 or better) SOLD

Priddis, Ab. Canada

My Showroom
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old Feb 25th, 12, 9:36 PM
Dean Dean is offline
Lifetime Premium Member
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: near Kansas City
Posts: 31,178
Default Re: What would keep my Linksys wireless router from assigning an IP ad

Interesting but the laptop and iPods are shut off every day, the laptop several times a day.
__________________
.

Gold Founding Member #3
My 69 SS
My 70 Convertible
Mid America Chevelle Club
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old Feb 25th, 12, 9:43 PM
LevonH LevonH is offline
Moderator
Levon
 
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Priddis, Ab. Canada
Posts: 6,465
Default Re: What would keep my Linksys wireless router from assigning an IP ad

Recheck the settings in the router and see if DHCP is set to automatic. Some let you do automatic or manual. My Dlink is that way.
__________________
Levon Hovagimian
Team Chevelle #279
70 Chevelle SS 454 LS5 4 speed (Current Engine VortecPro 460 (513 HP) Original is resting
1966 427 Corvette SOLD
1973 Camaro IHRA Hot Rod (LS-6 Auto)11.00 @121 (Chased a 10.99 or better) SOLD

Priddis, Ab. Canada

My Showroom
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11  
Old Feb 27th, 12, 7:36 PM
Dean Dean is offline
Lifetime Premium Member
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: near Kansas City
Posts: 31,178
Default Re: What would keep my Linksys wireless router from assigning an IP ad

FIXED

Many thanks to atle!!!
http://www.chevelles.com/forums/member.php?u=52403

I thought that my router log on password and the WEP key were one and the same.
__________________
.

Gold Founding Member #3
My 69 SS
My 70 Convertible
Mid America Chevelle Club
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12  
Old Feb 27th, 12, 10:09 PM
atle atle is offline
Lifetime Premium Member
Anhtuan Le
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 963
Default Re: What would keep my Linksys wireless router from assigning an IP ad

anytime Dean !! any problems gimme a ring
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13  
Old Feb 27th, 12, 10:47 PM
Dean Dean is offline
Lifetime Premium Member
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: near Kansas City
Posts: 31,178
Default Re: What would keep my Linksys wireless router from assigning an IP ad

Granddaughter's iPods worked OK too Anhtuan
__________________
.

Gold Founding Member #3
My 69 SS
My 70 Convertible
Mid America Chevelle Club
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14  
Old Feb 28th, 12, 9:40 AM
Dean Dean is offline
Lifetime Premium Member
Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: near Kansas City
Posts: 31,178
Default Re: What would keep my Linksys wireless router from assigning an IP ad

Hey Anhtuan, remember that I didn't have a "wireless tab" before, well guess what I have one now.
__________________
.

Gold Founding Member #3
My 69 SS
My 70 Convertible
Mid America Chevelle Club
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15  
Old Feb 28th, 12, 10:48 AM
atle atle is offline
Lifetime Premium Member
Anhtuan Le
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fairfax, VA
Posts: 963
Default Re: What would keep my Linksys wireless router from assigning an IP ad

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dean View Post
Hey Anhtuan, remember that I didn't have a "wireless tab" before, well guess what I have one now.
weird!! probably only shows up when you activate the wireless security. good work, you are now a wireless expert.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Chevelle Tech > Team Chevelle > Bug Hunt      Current Topic: What would keep my Linksys wireless router from assigning an IP addres
Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Chevelle Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address. Note, you will be sent a confirmation request to this address.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 8:23 PM.


Is there a site like this for?    El Caminos Camaros Novas Impalas GTO Chevy Punch All Chevys

2009 Team Chevelle - AutoForums