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Monday, April 7, 2008

Configuring Linksys WRT54G with MyDestiny Cable Internet

I have had my Linksys WRT54G Wireless Router connected to my PLDT DSL line since December last year. We have two computers in the house and a laptop and moving the modem from one part of the house to another is cumbersome so I thought of setting up our own WiFi network.

However, due to PLDT’s sucky service, I was forced to transfer to Bayantel. I was a happy camper with Bayantel but my odyssey with Bayantel is another story that I’m reserving for a separate post. Anyways, setting up my Bayantel DSL with my Linksys WRT54G was easy, I just need to change the username and password for the PPOE connection in the browser administration settings. Well, due to some unforeseeable problems, I had to make use of Bayantel’s money back guarantee and thus I was left without an internet connection.

I was able to subscribe with Destiny Cable Internet and the day after the installation, I had encountered some problems. I forgot what the error message was but I couldn’t connect to the internet. I thought I needed some special IP address from Destiny so I did some experiment and checked and unchecked some things on the browser administration (192.168.1.1). Well, that led to me not being able to access the browser administration settings using http://192.168.1.1.

Anyways, after agonizing for two days over what I did wrong, I finally decided to reset my Linksys WiFi Router. In order to reset the Linksys WRT54G Router, you need to press and hold the reset button on the back for about five seconds. I initially thought that if I just press the reset button it would reset to the original factory settings but I read the user’s guide and it said that I have to HOLD the button for five seconds in order to completely reset the router.

Anyways, it turns out that I really don’t need any special settings or IP address of whatever from MyDestiny Cable Internet. Resetting the Linksys WRT54G router did the job. I just connected my modem to the WRT54G router, connect the router to the PC and then turned on the PC. I didn’t even have to run the installation CD. I just entered 192.168.1.1 on my browser and I was able to access the administration settings again.

Thank goodness for reset buttons. Anyways, like I always say: The First Aid for any electronic devices is to press the reset button.

2 Comments:

Ralph said...

HI,

I also have problems with mydestiny cable linking to Linksys WRT45G and stumbled upon your blog looking for answers. Did this solution worked long term for you or you also changed provider soon after you fixed that?

Thanks!

natalie1981 said...

It worked for me. I am now with bayantel again but as I remember, I only did around two resets after that and it's already fixed. In the basic setup, I think you have to use automatic dhcp settings.