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Lost wireless connections

I have the rangemax, and the blue lights now just stay on and there is not the flashing of the lights that there was. I cannot connect wirelessly now through it, although my cable internet still works connected to it. Can you help me, as I sure would appreciate it.

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Hi

Yes sure i will help you out with this.

As you mentioned your wired connection with the modem is working fine in that case you can check when you connect your computer wired with the router is it working fine on the internet oor not if not then we need to reconfigure the complete router with wired and wireless connection and if yes you need to follow the wireless part of the troubleshooting i mentioned below........

first check is your internet is working when you connect your computer wired with your modem given by your internet service provider, if yes, lets move on to the second step, connect your router and their should be four lights on the router

A. POWER : looks like a circle and a line in it.
B. WIRELESS : looks like a radio sending signals
C. INTERNET : looks like i with a circle underneath it
D. and number light : that shows one of your computer is connected with a wire to the router.

once its done now open the internet explorer on your wired computer
type in 192.168.0.1or you can type http://routerlogin.com
, it will prompt you for user name and password, the user name will be 'admin' and password will be 'password', make sure you type it in small case
On the left hand side their is blue coloum, their you need to click on SETUP WIZARD the very first option,
It says the router can autodetect the internet connection, their select YES and click on NEXT option and it shows the screen below :

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a. does your internet cinnection require login, Seclect NO
b. make sure you check all the options that i have circled in above screen shot and click on apply it comes with the same page again
c. now click on ROUTER SATTUS under the Heading called maintainence and check do you have any ip address under the internet port if YES then you have your wired connection working now, check that by opening another internet explorer, if its still not working

Then upgrade teh firmware from the link mention below :

http://kb.netgear.com/app/products/family/a_id/1297

above mention is the master link for all WGT624 routers select teh version and upgrade the firmware, and steps are mention on the smae link as well.

WIRELESS SETTINGS, you can follow directly to solve teh wireless part of the router :

Once its done follow the same steps to make you wired connection working. Once its done, Lets move on to the wireless connection

a. click on the wireless settings under the heading of setup

check out another screen shot below :

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a. Change Name SSID : name of your network that you want to have
b. CHANNEL : Change to 11 and if uts 11 change it to 06
c. Mode : change to G&b
d. Sceurity : Select WEP
e. Key1 ; type any 10 digit number or you can type 1020304050, as mention above as the password for your wireless network

Till now we have set up the wired connection and wireless connection on router and now lets connect your wireless computer with it

you will able to see your wireless network name on your computer, simply select it and it will prompt you for password that will be your 10 digit number you punch in Key1

connect with it and you are ready to go with your wired and wireless connection

I hope above mention will resolve your concern.....

Thanks
Harmeet :)

Posted on Oct 28, 2009

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Hi,

How can you configure wireless settings on the netgear router.
1. Open IE and type 192.168.1.1 (or you can open command prompt and type ipconfig and you can see default gateway number, you can use those numbers to open router page)
2. Enter login and password ( By default user name "admin" and default password "password" in lower case.)
3. Once you login to netgear router page
4. On the left hand side at the top you have wireless setting click on that.
5. You will get following screen
6. Name SSID: (any thing) Make sure when ever you change any settings on the wireless screen always change Name of your network.
7. Mode you can select any one of the option


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8) You can select any of the security option
9) Apply

Then you can see your network name on your computer which you have setup on the netgear router.

I believe no one face any problem after that but still i am here to assist you.

Thanks & Regards
Jaspreet Singh Saini

Posted on Oct 28, 2009

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