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I can not get my Belkin F5D7230-4 router to work

Hey I have searched the message board and no luck. Here is a summary of my problem and the steps I have tried.

I recieved a hand me down wireless router and so far after 1 day of cussing and throwing things I can not get it to work. Please help!!!

I am running Windows Vista as my OS. I checked every website known to man and they assured me the router was compatible.

I started off by downloading the EZ set up software from the Belkin support website. I was able to run it but then I got to the part of the program where it would scan my CPU and then i would get an error stating that the drivers for the device could not be loaded and from there the EZ setup would stop responding.

So I searched the web and saw that I can access the routers internel setup menu and moved on to actually connecting my router up to the internet and the CPU and accessing the routers Internal setup options manually. I connected my cable modem to my router and my CPU to my router and got all green lights across the board (power, wireless,Internet, and modem, and port #1 since that is the port I have my CPU hardwired to) and I was still unable to access the router setup options. Even with all the green lights i am still unable to access the internet via the wireless router on my CPU nor am I able to access the router setup screen by typing in the IP address in the internet explorer address bar. I tried the "default" address 192.168.2 that was suggested on some of the other posts on here and nothing, I even tried running a ping test to see if the router was assigned to some other IP address by following the steps below and i get the following message 'Ping request could not find host Please check the name and try again".

- - 4) Click "start" and then click "run." (On Vista, click "start")

- - 5) Type "CMD" (without the quotes) into the RUN window. (On Vista, type CMD where it says "start search.") Press the Enter key on your keyboard.

- - 6) You should now have a window open with a black background. Type "ping -r 1" (without the quotes) and press the Enter key on your keyboard.

I am about at my wits end. Plese help if you can. Thank you.

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Hi! My name is Steve Medley and I saw your request for Live Chat fly by twice before I could even begin to read the entire post.
The default IP address was incorrect -missing a digit, should be entered in the RUN field, and be in this format
Command Prompt in Vista should be started with right clicking and "Run as administrator" as elevation will be required.
I am hokuwho, an expert (certified) in networking and hardware if you do not get help with your problem

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