I currently live at my cousin's place overseas. Her Internet connection is one Ethernet line from a community network, which I assume is some master router. To configure the network, one must manually input the IP address (static), subnet mask, router IP, and DNS server.
I would like to use this Ethernet connection with my WRT54G2 Linksys router for wireless Internet access. I somehow managed to do the first time I set up the router by resetting the router and connecting the cable to one of the LAN ports. However, the connection stopped working after a week or so. Now I can't figure out what to do.
Another problem is that I can't seem to access the router settings. When I connect a cable to my router, I get a self-assigned IP address with some random gateway (127.0.0.1). The normal 192.168.1.1 doesn't even appear when use the terminal command [ netstat -f inet -rn ]. I run MacOS 10.5
Last two notes:
1) I can hook up the community line to my router LAN and use another Ethernet cable (with the same manual config) to access the Internet.
2) Twice, I have been able to access the default 192.168.1.1 router address by unplugging/replugging an Ethernet cable. However, this is not reproducible, and when I did have access to the router this way, it only worked for 20 seconds or so.
Any help would be much appreciated! If I could figure out how to access my router consistently, things should be a lot easier. Thanks in advance!