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Speedtouch 576 When I was with AOL they issued me with a speedtouch 576 router. I have since come away from AOL and gone to talktalk and would like to use the 576 , but it seems locked to aol it always tries to connect to a valid aol accountwhich I do not have any more. Does anybody know where I could download drivers or a way around this

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  • steve stukins May 18, 2007

    Thanks for the advice, I have tried this and going through the thomson setup proceedure,but it still comes up with an authentication error.I have tried contacting talktalk but no response awaiting thomson to get back with another solution.

    Thanks again for your time if you have any other ideas i will gladly try.

    steve

  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem, I have tried all above resulting in getting no where. Does anyone know where i can recycle AOL's

    router?

  • Chamberpot Dec 14, 2008

    Hey this router is really buggin me and i would like some help. I had recently bought this SpeedTouch 576 modem router from ebay, also including a AOL CD. I already have AOL so i thought that this would be easy to set up. I was wrong with that idea, it seems to locate and install my router whilst through the set up, but as i try and go wireless it fails on stage 2 out of 5, saying that my SSID and WEP password were not valid but i am copying them from underneath the router. The power, ethernet, DSL and internet lights are turned on as a green colour but the WLAN is orange and i had read that orange ment configuration in process. So if anybody knows how to set this damn thing up please may you help me. One last thing to mention is that i had created a wireless connection but it kept saying that the connection was limited and corrupt. I could not find an answer, so i deleted the connection but has not fully deleted of the router, because i can still locate it from my bilt in WI-FI laptop and i was wondering how to delete this from the router. I have tried to use the reset button many times, holding it in for minutes on end, but i won't go.

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At the back of the modem the is a small hole very small, use a pin and while the modem is on use it to push the botton inside of the small hole. this should restart the modem, if not delete AOL from your PC and then do it again usely when you connect your modem to your PC it should log onto the web without you having to do anything.

if this dosen't help you need to give us more info on what errors are coming up.

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Have you tried to reset the device using a pin or paperclip, this should restore the device to factory settings and allow your new internet service provider help you with the setup to connect to thier service.

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