Thursday, March 20, 2008

Installing Linksys WRT54G with AT&T DSL

For those trying to install WRT54G type wireless routers with AT&T DSL among others.

One problem, the main one, is that the DSL modem and the 54G try to occupy the same IP networks. Easy fix: change the router IP to or something other than 192.168.1.n

Second problem is that Windows Vista won't run the installer correctly. This is a little tougher. (XP gets confused sometimes too, but only if it was alredy in bad shape.) There is no way to get by that without spending hours restarting the install.

the fix: skip the setup program and point your browser at and use the web interface!

Jonas Bull

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Eric said...

Thank you so much for the tip! I changed the gateway IP, and all is well. that was really undermining my confidence in my nerding abilities.

TheJonas said...

Glad I could help!!

This was discovered at my Pa-in-law's. You should have seen the mess of cables and papers he had from trying to do it himself!!