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The Green light is the only thing that is on. Nothing works, not the switch, not the router. I think it is completely dead and needs refurbishing. If so who repairs these devices ? Do you ??? Please help

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The warranty on a Netgear is sinfully long, like maybe 5 years, so It's unlikely that it is out of warranty.

Somewhere on the back of that unit, there ought to be vent holes, only one of them hides a reset button. Get a paper clip and push the reset button untill all the lights go out and come back on in the router. Now connect a network cable to the box and your PC. You may have to set your PC to 192.168.1.5 and log into 192.168.1.1. (it may also be 0.5 and 0.1 by default).

Netgear will be in default and let you set this up just as if you had taken it out of the box.

You may want to check netgear.com for manuals and repair info.

Carl


Posted on Sep 08, 2008

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