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Take an Ethernet cable, and connect one of the LAN ports on the router to the network-port on your computer. If you cannot get Internet access, then it is the router that is the problem, namely, that the 'WAN' side of the router has not connected to the Internet.
'I've forgotten the router password,' is a common problem. But first, which password do you need?
If you want to login to your router, to view or change settings - you need therouter loginpassword.
If you want to connect (say) a new laptop to your wireless internet connection – you need the network key. This is the encryption key used to secure your wireless signal. Windows asks for this key when you try to connect.
Here’s a rough guide to what to do in each case. For detailed instructions, check your manual. If you can't find a manual, follow the tipHow To Find A Router Manual. (NB: You don't have to read the whole manual - just check a few details, as described in the tip).
1) Retrieving a lost network key-so you can connect (say) a new laptop to your wireless network:
i) Login to your router. Do this by enteringhttp://192.168.0.1or whatever is correct for your model, into a web browser. Enter your router username and/or password at the prompt.
If you don’t have these, see Step 2, ‘Retrieving a lost router password’.
ii) In the screen that you see, go to the section headedWireless, Security, or similar. Every router is different, so you may have to hunt around. Key words to look for are Security, Wireless Settings, Encryption, WPA, (or WEP).
Your network key will be here. It might be labelled PSK, pre-shared key, WPA or WEP key, WPA-PSK etc – but that’s the one you need. Now you should be able to connect to your wireless network. Tip:Write the network key on a label, and stick it to your router.
2) Retrieving a lost router username/password-so you can login to your router, to view or change settings:
i) First, see if there is a label on the base of your router, showing the correct username and password.
ii) Otherwise, try the defaults and see if they work. Common defaultusernamesareadmin, or blank (ie type nothing, just leave blank).
Some common defaultpasswordsarepassword,admin,1234,sky(for UK Sky users), or blank (no password). Check your manual for this, or try a Google search. It’s important that you find the correct default password for your router.
iii) Defaults don’t work? You will have to resort to a hard reset.
Beware.If you perform a hard reset, your router will be back at factory defaults. Your router login password will then be the default, BUT you will normally lose all your router settings. If you have a combined modem/router you will also lose your internet connection, until you have set up your router again.
If you are very concerned about this, ask the person who set up your router to help you.
Otherwise, you can do it yourself . Every router and ISP is different, but if you have your ISP login details and your manual (seeHow To Find a Router Manual) - you should be OK.
Your ISP’s website may also have info which will help you - why not take a look. Similarly, your router manufacturer’s website may offer easy install software, and setup tips, if you need them. Print off any online information you need before performing the reset.
iv) To reset - ensure you have a wired (ethernet) connection to your router, and that it is switched on. Find the router reset button, which may be an unmarked pinhole, often on the back of the router. Press and hold down the reset button as long as it takes to reset the router. This is typically 10 seconds or so (check the manual).
v) You can now use your default password to login to the router, and set up your details afresh.
I hope this tip helps you. Losing a password is a pain, and we've all done it. But - armed with your router manual - you will soon be up and running again.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- All information is offered as is, without warranty. If you choose to use it, it is completely at your own risk. If you are in doubt, consult a local professional. Thanks to all Fixya contributors who helped with this tip. Updated Dec 09.
Well sir make sure of one thing that you should be connected to the network you have created for your wireless.
If you are using windowsright-click on the two small computer icon located in the system tray at extreme right-hand side corner of your computer screen and then left cilck on view available networks and select the network you are using enter the password(if any) and click connect.
The message will apppear you are now connected to the network.
Open Internet Explorer page and you will be navigated to your home page automatically.
You can assess the seting by typing it in while being conected by an eathernet cable to the router to adjust your settings. I hope this will help you fix the problem. Also do not for get to vote for this slusion.
ping it first. got to start menu, run, type cmd, press enter, and type, ping 192.168.1.254. you should get a reply after you did that. if not, connect to the access point first and go to wireless connection status, click properties, scroll down and look for the internet protocol (TCP/IP) and highlight it and click properties, mark the use the following ip address and type 192.168.0.1~100. this means choose a number from 1 to 100 onthe last slot. after that press tab on your keyboard and you will see that it will automatically generate the default subnet mask. press ok and close the application. got to start menu, run type cmd press enter and type ping 192.168.1.254. if it does not work, i do not know what else you can do. just remember, if it work or not, be sure to put the setting of your wireless network connection status and mark obtain IP address automatically. press ok and close application.
Inability to access certain websites is due to three main factors.
Security on the web browser is set too high
MTU not set on the router properly
Lowering Down the Security Settings on Internet Explorer
Step 1: Double-click Internet Explorer and click Tools. Step 2: Select Internet Options, click Security then CustomLevel. A window similar to Step 3 will appear. Step 3: Select Medium-low under the Resetto drop-down menu.
If this did not work, you may try to:
-- enable the MTU on the router.
-- forward port 443 on the router