I live in Italy and I use NGI-Eolo wireless internet service, so l have to connect directly my rj-45 cable into the WAN port of my router. It connects to the internet perfectly, but I can only navigate to the Google websites, is there anything that I can do to make it connect to the other websites? My router is Asus RT N16. I've used the original software and also dd-wrt but the problem is the same, I noticed in one forum that somebody had the same router with the same internet provider with tomato shibby so I decided to try tomato but the problem is the same. Can someone give me any idea how to fix this. I'm a newbie.
The thing I don't understand is why you are connecting to the WAN side of your router. If your router is set-up correctly you should be able to connect via the LAN side. I have several routers with DD-WRT I used in wireless bridge mode, and the only ports that work reliably are the LAN ports. I have never had the need to try wireless bridge on Tomato, so there might be some tricks I'm not aware of. However, in cases when I use the router as just a switch, the WAN port fails to work even if I select bridge it to the LAN. It seems when bridging the two all the WAN firewall rules take effect on the LAN. Of course with a bit of configuration one can solve that issue, but it is really more trouble than it is worth.
The following is what I wrote before realizing you are connecting to the WAN side…
Are you using IPv6? Assuming the answer is NO, the most likely problem is your DNS servers. Try using 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 as your DNS servers.
If that doesn't solve it, something else you could try is to reduce your MTU value. Drop all the way down to 576 and see if it has an effect. If it does you can then use one of the websites for finding your MTU value to tweak it to the right value. I've seen a few hotel routers misconfigured where MTU makes a difference, normally for IPv4 a wrong MTU value only effects performance, not connectivity.
If that doesn't solve it either, the most likely things I can think of remaining is you are being blocked by your internet provider, or there is a hardware error. But maybe someone else can think of other possibilities.
The thing I don't understand is why you are connecting to the WAN side of your router.
I live in Italy and I use NGI-Eolo
[quote]I live in Italy and I use NGI-Eolo[/quote]
That doesn't really address the question. I don't care what ISP you use, and what country you are in, the router still functions the same way. The LAN side provides your NAT or GATEWAY you need to connect to your provider. The WAN only really serves to connect to your ISP's modem via a wired connection.