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    physicistFL May 11, 2010


    I need to get more information in order to help you out.  What type of router is it?  Make?  Model? What software are you running on your system that is hooked up to it?  Once you get the information posted, we can get you going rapidly!



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Your router IP address has to be typed into your Web page. To find out your IP address do the following. I am going to assume you have WinXP Vista is almost same:
Click on Start>Run>type in cmd>click go
this will bring you to the DOS prompt type cd:\
then type ipconfig /all
look for the IP address of your Default Gateway.Ex or it should begin with 192.168.
write the IP address down and type in exit to get out of DOS
open your web browser and type your IP address into the URL this will bring you to your router home page

Hope this helps. Please rate this action accordingly.

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Of course, if you just want to reset to the factory settings and start from there, look on the back of the router for a little button to depress. Hold that in for 10 seconds while powered on. When it reboots itself, it will have the original factory configurations and you can enter any settings desired.

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  2. Plug in the router's electrical power source, then turn on the router by pushing the power button.

  3. (Optional) Connect your Internet modem to the router. Most network modems connect via an Ethernet cable but USB connections are becoming increasingly common. The cable plugs into the router jack named "WAN" or "uplink" or "Internet." After connecting the cable, be sure to power cycle (turn off and turn back on) the modem to ensure the router recognizes it.

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  5. Open the router's administration tool. From the computer connected to the router, first open your Web browser. Then enter the router's address for network administration in the Web address field and hit return to reach the router's home page.

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  11. (If applicable) Verify your one computer can connect to the Internet properly. Open your Web browser and visit a few Internet sites such as

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