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Press the reset button on the back its a small hole you might need a pen or paper clip to press it in for about 20 seconds then after that unplug the router then plug it back in.

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Forgotten password for wifi network


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Your wireless Internet password is the encrypted security pass phrase that was set up when you installed your wireless router.

Your router allows you to access the Internet.
If you have access to more than one wireless network, you may need to remember multiple passwords.

If you happen to forget one password, you have two options: reset your password or locate the current password.

Windows 7 allows you to view the security characters of all your wireless network passwords.
Click the "Wi-Fi" network icon located on the Window's taskbar.


Right-click the name of your network's "SSID" name and select "Properties" from the drop-down menu.


Click the "Security Tab." The network security key is now visible but unreadable.


Click the "Show Characters" check box and this will reveal your wireless password.

http://www.thewindowsplanet.com/939/how-to-recover-wi-fi-network-key-in-windows-7.htm

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Reset My WiFi Password

Wireless networking is a common feature in homes and offices.
Wireless routers provide access to a single Internet source, and wireless passwords ensure that only select users can access the network.

If a password is forgotten or lost, the password can be recovered or reset by accessing the router's Web-based settings menu.

Most wireless routers also have a reset button, which is capable of returning the router to its default settings which includes resetting the password.

Connect to your Wi-Fi or attach your computer directly to the router with an Ethernet cable.
Open your Web browser.

Enter the default address of your router.
The default address is listed in your user manual or on the product website.

Linksys and 3Com routers typically use "192.168.1.1" while Netgear routers use "192.168.0.1."
Enter your username and password.

Many routers use "admin" for the username and password by default.
Locate the wireless security settings. Disable the wireless security.

Reset to Factory Defaults

Locate the reset button on your router.
Typically the reset button is a small indented hole on the back of the device.

Insert a long thin object such as a paperclip and hold down the reset button for 30 seconds to revert the router to its factory default settings.

Open your Web browser.
Enter the default address of your router.

The default address is listed in your user manual or on the product website.
Linksys and 3Com routers typically use "192.168.1.1" while Netgear routers use "192.168.0.1."

Enter your username and password.
Many routers use "admin" for the username and password by default.

Locate the wireless security settings and add security as necessary.

How To Reset Your Router's Password
http://www.lostintechnology.com/how-to/how-to-reset-your-routers-password

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Hello, please helh me how to secure my netgear router!


Follow the manufacturer's instructions to "login" to the web-server "inside" the router.
In the "wireless networking" section, configure to set:
* SSID (your "network-name")
* encryption-level -- use 'WPA' or 'WPA2'
* password for your network

Using 'WPA' encryption means that the wireless traffic between your computer and the router will be "secure", and using a password means that only you can use the wireless network.

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Please follow the following link for any FAQ's on the NETGEAR DG834G v3 wireless router.

http://kbserver.netgear.com/products/DG834Gv3.asp

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My wireless router now has a lock on it. i did not put a lock on it. How do I unlock it?


Refer to the users guide.  There will be a reset switch on the router.  This will reset all the settings to their original manufacture settings.

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PC repaired, can't find my original installation discs for my netgear 54 Mbps Wireless Router WGR614 v4. Is there anywhere I can download the necessary info? I'm using the router on my laptop OK. Thanks


You should be able to download everything you need. Just go to the manufacture's website, NetGear.com, go to Support>Downloads>select your product>find your V4 listed>download installation. If you cannot find it, just email support and request a CD, be sure to include your name/address/everything necessary.

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I having problems connecting a netgear 54 rt usb adp router to virgin broadband.Router is saying there is an internet connection but computer displays cannot display page and no connection.PS3 has picked...


on your computer try to reinstall the device driver for wireless. try to connect the ethernet cable directly to the computer. if you have internet access, then most likely your netgear router needs to be reconfigured. you need to contact your internet service provider or router manufacturer for the reconfiguration of your router. mostly likely the security settings of the router needs to be changed.

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NetGear DG834G Router The Wireless Signal keeps dropping out.


try seeting the channel to 11. (adjust the channel)

if your wireless network is secured try to disable it for a while to see if that is causing the problem.

try to reset the device by pushing the reset button for 15 sec at the back
(note: important!! by pressing the reset you will loose the informations that you set on the router be sure to know all the settings before resetting the router.)

try updating the firmware of the router to the latest.

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I use remote desktop, winxp profess. Every so often the router hangs up eliminating remote access until the netgear MR814 router is rebooted. Is there any way I can reboot this wireless router remotely? ...


i would go to your local radio shack or electronic dealership and buy an automatic timer, and plug your router into that. have set to shut off then turn on at certain times. it will work for just fine. you can get them at kmart or pretty much anywhere. if you not sure about the device im writing about just tell someone in the store to get you a timer that has 110 v plug and explain what you need it for . hope you find one, good luck

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