I cannot get a connection on my desk top or laptop (I use the netgear router) I am now plugged in directly to my modem. It was working 2 days ago and now it says it can't connect. I have rebooted, shut down and all the things I can think of, do I need to do a system restore on my desktop or is this with my router?
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Re: Router not working
Realistically, your desktop is most likely not the problem. Sounds like your Netgear decided to go South on you. Last thing to check is to force a reset. There is a button on the back (you'll need a ball point pen). Press the button and hold for 30 seconds and release. Be aware that this will reset all the router's settings, including any admin username/password changes and/or DHCP or static IP configuration. However, with just a couple of config tweaks, you'll be back into the interface. Set the router to DHCP and let your DSL or cable provide the signal. If it doesn't work after that, bad router.
Go to the store and buy a Linksys wireless-G or N and you'll be glad you did :)
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>in order for you not to have more problems at all >first, ask AT&T to set your motorola modem to BRIDGED MODE first >then, connect your Netgear router to the modem >connect the desktop computer to the router and check you connection >after you got the desktop computer connected to the internet >try to establish connection to your wireless network using your laptops (Laptops cannot connect to Motorola modem since it doesn't have wireless capability like routers)
>comments suggestions ratings and violent reactions will greatly be appreciated thank you...
Make sure that your computer is able to go online directly through the modem. If your computer is able to go online through the modem, that means the modem is working fine. You will need to connect the computer to the router and the modem to the router. open the set up page of the router and change the settings of the router according to the ISP.
Click Here for more information about the routers and network
You will need to check the settings of the router.
You are able to go online when you connect the computer directly to the modem.
Your internet service provider is DSL.
You can try to reconfigure the router.
Press the reset button on the router for 30 seconds. release it. unplug the power to the router.
plug it back in. wait for 1 minute and try to reconfigure the router.
Click Here for step by step set up
Can you pls confirm if you have cable or PPPoE connection. Also, please connect the modem directly to the computer and let me know the results:
A. Click on Start—Programs—Accessories—Command Prompt. B. In Command Prompt window, type in 'ipconfig' and hit 'Enter'. Note down the IP Address, Subnet mask & Default Gateway here.
Once I have this information, it will be quite easy to configure the router.
-- what is the operating system of your computer? -- is this working fine before or is this a brand new router
you may try this and see if this help solve your problem. make sure your computer is directly connected to the router
Step 1: Shutdown the computer. Step 2: reset the router while power on then Unplug the router’s power cable. Step 3: Unplug the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for 30 seconds. Step 4: Plug in the Broadband modem’s power cable and wait for its lights to appear stable. Step 5: Plug in the router's power cable once the modem’s lights appear stable. Step 6: Power on the computer on Step 7: test the Internet connection on both pc
if this still didnot work, upgrade the firmware of your router
Hi - dlund - is this a new router? If so, did you use the disk and follow the instructions? ( sorry, I have to ask?) Assuming everything is connected correctly, what's your machine make and model#? If it's a laptop is it a card you plugged in or did it come installed? Try this: Unplug your modem and router. After about 60 seconds plug in your modem. When all the lights come on(except the activity light) ,plug in your router. Give it ten seconds and try it. Also, is your router protected by a WPA or WEP key? Try these things, answer these questions, let me know. Thanks.