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Gateway 400 VXT just restored it to factory because of a virus. We can't get the ethernet to connect to the internet. it's wired to the router. Checked All settings. HELP been at this all day

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  • joannm53 Jan 14, 2009

    This computer was so bad we had to Fdisk and Reinstall the system Many times before it finally took. The actual connection was in the .netframwork, I didn't think we needed it as I run Windows98 still, but XP needs it. It's running like a champ now. It had the virus Vundo-Virtumonde. Must have had if for sometime. Nothing would cure it, had to just Fdisk and reinstall, and that took redoing many times. That's one of the Nastiest virus' I've delt with.
    Thank You for all the help.

  • joannm53 Jan 30, 2009

    We used the Vundofix but it was Too infected it wouldn't work. We ran the program many times and it found many infections, but when we restarted the machine again it would be infected again. We even installed the program from 3 different sites just to be sure. That's when we gave up. The only thing that did work was using the Restoral tools. Completely FDisking the machine and starting over, and we had to do it Many times for it to take. It took Hours.
    This is someones elses computer who doesn't know much about them any way, and I've never heard of the ipconfig/release and then ipconfig/renew. I myself haven't had a problem and I'm sure it has something to do with haveing an old computer (W. 98SE) and the way it's configured.
    So Hopefully people out there try not to get too discouraged there is a fix as long as you have your disks and are patient. The Vundofix should have worked, but this had to have been in there for almost a year as far as he could remember. Don't quote me on it but we think it was from Myspace, or a link. There was a background on there from a myspace site that you could Not get rid of. No mater what you did that picture stayed there. But it's gone now.

  • joannm53 Jan 30, 2009

    Wish I would have known that a few weeks ago. Luckily just installing the Netframe work did the trick.


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Vundofix was the program you could have used to kill the virus.
Have you tried ipconfig/release and then ipconfig/renew yet???

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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    Alex M Jan 30, 2009

    To continue with your internet connection problem:
    First go to start then settings then network connections open network connections, you should see an icon which say's
    "Local area connection"
    This is to confirm that you actually have an internet connection of any type.
    If you dont see any Local area connections, you must create one.

    Ok,, so assuming you are operating WinXp

    sometimes your IP settings can get messed up, so doing the following can resett them.
    Go to "start" then "Run" in the screen which comes up,type in CMD and then "OK"
    this will bring a Dos type screen, when you get here type in:
    ipconfig/release then enter.
    you should see all of the settings change to zero's
    Then type in (by just clicking in the dos screen) ipconfig/renew and then enter again.
    This time you may have to wait for a few minutes for the settings to take place.
    Make sure your computer is connected to your Hub/Router when you do this.
    If all is successful


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My internet Connects perfectly to the computer to the modem.. but when I put my router inbetween the two, it stops working and i've tried everything including restore factory settings, and it still...

Well in order to access internet via your router, it needs to be configured as you said its being restored to factory defaults. Also always mention your ISP (Internet service provider), Router model no and Computer type with running Operating system for exact steps to fix such problems
Alright, first of all we need to establish physical connection with the Modem -> Router->Computer, then we will setup router
  1. Connect Ethernet cable from Modem to the WAN port of the router.
  2. Connect another Ethernet cable from Router LAN port to computer LAN port.
  3. Power cycle all the devices (Turn on Modem first, then Router and at last computer).
  4. Usually in case of Cable ISP, router would automatically get connection from Modem and Internet should start working.
  5. Else you can open Router admin page to configure
  6. You need to find the IP address of your router (usually Default IP of Netgear routers is I can't tell what is the IP for your router as you didn't mentioned Model no.
  7. Open Command prompt (Start-Run-CMD) and type IPCONFIG.
  8. Default gateway address is the IP address of your router. (You can also find router's default IP on the its panel below.)
  9. Now next step is to access router interface.
  10. Open Browser and type (It is just an example, you need to use the IP address of your router, we are assuming its Press Enter
  11. Type "admin" in usename and "password" in password box to login (both are in lower case without quotes)
  12. In the left side you can find Setup Wizard, Click on Yes and then Next
  13. Wait for the process to complete and then hit "Apply".


Ask me any questions if you need any help. Hope this helps.

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Connect the DSL Modem to Router in the port named Modem (usually yellow in...

  • Connect the DSL Modem to Router in the port named Modem (usually yellow in color) using an Ethernet cable.
  • Connect the Computer to the Router in one of the 4 ports named wired (usually grey in color) using another Ethernet cable.
  • Open internet explorer / Firefox or any of your default web browser.
  • In the address bar type the default gateway address of Belkin router
  • Belkin router setup page (RSP) will be displayed.
  • Login to the page. (password: leave it blank and click submit)
On the left side below the "utilities" select firmware update and check the current firmware version of your router.

In these updated firmwares all the problems related to various issues have been fixed.
download the latest firmware and update it.
After updating the firmware click on restore factory defaults found below the "utilities" and restore it.

then configure your router according to your internet service provider...

For Cable ISPs click here...

For embarq and centurylink ISPs click here...

For DSL & Satellite ISPs click here....

To configure the wireless part except for play & playmax click here...

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Http:// has been put into my home page browser but nothing happens

IP ADDRESS is the default gateway of an AT&T modem router (RESIDENTIAL GATEWAY) (2WIRE). for this ip address should be able to view the main screen of your 2wire modem and if not your computer is connected to a different network.

1) try connecting the computer to the 2wire RG using a ETHERNET cable (if your connected via wireless)
2) make sure that the DSL light is solid and not blinking.
3) if your computer already connected by a ETHERNET cable, try accessing the same ip address if your able to view the main screen of your 2wire modem it means that your computer will be able to connect to the internet.
4) try this also:
this for internet explorer:
click tools - connections - LAN settings
( if there's a tick mark on PROXY SERVER remove it )
if you do have tick mark on PROXY SERVER then your computer have a virus, because virus can put a tick on PROXY SERVER without you noticing it.
after removing the tick you will be able to connect to the internet again.

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We had a storm Monday night. I have ATT internet and a Linksys WRT54G Router. Called Att and they got me back online, but if I try to use the router I can't get online. Not sure if there are some settings...

1. Try connecting using an Ethernet cable.

2. Reset the router and try connecting again

3. Open an internet browser, in the address bar type and see if it connects

4. If you cannot connect to the router, try a different Ethernet port in the router.

5. If you can connect to the router, look for a "restore factory settings" button

6. Reset your router's password and connect to the internet


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Router was working fine, then I upgraded the fw level to .29. When I did that, I could connect my 2 wireless laptop connections, but the 2 desktop pc's will not connect to the internet being wired. I have...


I hope you have a Belkin F5D8233 ver :3000 wireless router and you have upgraded the firmware version: 3.01.29.

It's a known issue with this model , only the wired connection will be not be online. Another information when you connect the computer in the 1st LAN slot you will have internet connection but not with other 3 LAN slot on the router. To fix this please follow these steps,

1. Log into the Belkin router setup page ( in a wired computer .

2. In the left hand side under the heading Utilities? click on save/backup settings

3. When its asking for password to login leave it blank and click on submit.

4. Click on save to save the settings of the router in the Desktop

5. Then again under Utilities? click on restore factory defaults and then click restore defaults button, to restore the settings of your router to factory settings.

6. Then Under Utilities click on restore previous settings and select the file where you saved it and click on restore settings.

Then automatically you will be able to go online both wired and wireless.

I'm sure this would work. If it does work then please rank me and give me a testimonial

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try uninstalling reboot then install again
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I cant connect internet through hardwire(ethernet) but i can connect to internet by wireless... and it keeps on telling me Unidentified network.

Not really ...

1 thing that should not be in common between your wireless and modem is GATEWAY...

Your default modem gateway will be

change your router gateway to or

to do this ...
1. click on start menu , type cmd , enter
2. COMMAND PROMPT dialogue box opens .
3. type . IPCONFIG
3. note your Default gateway.
4. open internet explorer
5. type your default gateway in browser address
6. it will prompt you to give user ID and password .
7 Your USER ID and password is ADMIN .
8. your router setup page opens .
9 change your local IP address to .
10. Check mark on BRIDGING MODE .
11. Disable and enable your ethernet .
12 . now try connecting to INTERNET .

It should work . .

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Connecting Laptop wireless and Desktop wired to the router

Do you need to see the desktop or just share folders from each other? If the latter then you need to do the following:

Use Windows Explorer and select a folder you want to share. Right click and select sharing and security.

On the sharing tab click on Share this folder. Enter a share name ( I like to enter the PC name _folder name; Rick1_Downloads)

Click on Permissions. If your ok with everyone using the PC's and Laptops having access then highlight Everyone and click on Full Control.

Do this on each PC and Laptop.

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Belkin N Modem Router If main PC which is ethernet wired to the modem router is swtiched off, laptops cannot access the internet. Does this mean that the PC to which the modem router is connected has to...

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How can I restore the default ip to the port?


My name is Laxman,
you can restore the ip in two ways ;-
1) if you are familiar with the Router web interface configuration, just follow this instruction...
connect the computer to the Router's Ethernet port. Check the default gateway ip on the computer ( for exmple: ). open internet browser, in the address bar type the default gateway ip as ( example: ) and it will prompt for username and password ( by default no username , its blank., Password is " admin " ). then you can login to the router page and see Setup page. you can find " Local IP address " ( for example it might be : ). you can change it to "" which is default one.

Let me tell you the another way which is very simple :

2) At the back of your router, you can see tiny button like a pin hole labled as RESET. you can press it with the help of pencil or paper clip for more than 45sec. your router ip would be set as default one ( )
Warning: Pressing reset button will let you lose all settings on the router to factory defaults. user name and password , wireless settings, local ip address etc., would be set as factory defaults. you need to re-configure the router.

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