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HughesNet and LINKSYS WRT54GS Wireless Router Issues


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cstach

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Well this is the first time I've run into a networking issue with this router (it was a lot easier to setup with a cable connection). Well I just got HughesNet satellite internet installed today with the HN7000S modem. HughesNet provides the following instructions for setting up the router to be compatible with the modem:

*Disconnect your computer from the DW6000/7000 or HN7000S. You will reconnect it to the network later.

*Establish communication between your PC and your router. If you are having trouble doing this please contact the manufacture or your router.
Note: Do NOT plug into the "WAN / Internet" port on your router.

*On the router, you will need to make the following changes to the LAN settings or setup. Consult the owner's manual for instructions on how to do this.

*Disable the built in DHCP server.
*Set its LAN IP address to 192.168.0.254.
*Set its LAN Subnet Mask to 255.255.255.0.
*Set its LAN Default Gateway to 192.168.0.1.

Note: Not all routers will have these settings. If yours does not you should consider purchasing either a hard wired hub or a wireless access point. Also you may loose connectivity to your router after making these changes. If at any point you want to reset your router, most routers have a reset button on the back. Press and hold the reset button for at least 15 seconds. This will reset the router to its original factory settings and allow you to regain connectivity to it.

*Plug the DW6000/7000 or HN7000S into your router.
Note: Do NOT plug into the "WAN / Internet" port on your router.

*Reboot your computer to renew its IP address.
*At this point you should have internet connectivity. If you don't recheck each step carefully. You can also try resetting your router's settings and starting over. Most routers include a reset button on the back for this purpose. Press and hold the reset button for at least 15 seconds.

I tired entering this stuff in the Linksys WRT54GS router's setting but it still wouldn't work. This is what I did, so it may be wrong.

I switched the connection type to Static IP in the internet setup area and entered the provided IP address, subnet mask, and Default Gateway. I also disabled the DCHP Server. I restarted my computer and nothing. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Also if there is any info that I left out I can give it to ya. Thanks.
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