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I tried to reset my security password and now it won't work.

I am getting a signal through my modem. It is currently hardwired to my laptop. It seems to receive a signal from the modem but doesn't sent one out to my laptop.

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  • eecom May 11, 2010

    Hi...I was wondering if you actually reset your router - that is, used the recessed reset button on the back?

    If so, this would cut off the internet signal through the router. If you perform a reset, all settings are cleared back to factory defaults. This means anything you entered, including ISP information, is lost.

    If this is the case, you will want to set up your router again. Visit the Netgear Site to pick up a user manual and setup instructions if you need them: there are also tips there which will help with setup.

    During the setup, you can create a new network key - the one Windows asks for when you want to connect to a wireless network.

    Hope this helps you, but please come back to Fixya if you need help or more information.


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Make sure you have the physical connection connected properly.

-Modem should be connected to the Internet/WAN port of the router.
-Your laptop must be connected to port 1 of the router as well.
-Make sure you can go online hardwired to the router.

Then configure the wireless settings of the router by accessing the router setup page, change the wireless settings.

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Wireless or Wi-Fi Internet is convenient because it allows many people who have laptops to connect to the Web anywhere within their homes or businesses.
The downside to wireless is that anyone with a laptop or a smartphone within a short distance of a router can access it.
That is why it is often password-protected.
Some Internet service providers let you choose a password that you can remember, while others will give you a very long, case-sensitive code.
If you lose or forget your password, you can usually get it from your modem or your Internet service provider.

Look on your modem.
This is the box that your Internet service provider gave you when your Internet service was installed.
Some Internet Service providers put your wireless password directly on the box along with your user-name.
A modem may or may not be separate from a router, which sends out the wireless signals.
If you have two boxes and are unsure which is which, look at both.
Call your Internet service provider if you cannot find a password on the modem.
You can also try online customer service through your service provider's website if you are able to get Internet access apart from your wireless connection.
Talk to a customer service representive and ask to retrieve your password.
You may be required to change it.
Be prepared to provide security information that the service provider has on file, such as your Social Security number, phone number, address or another personal security question.

also reset your password
If a password is forgotten or lost, the password can be recovered or reset by accessing the router's Web-based settings menu.
Most wireless routers also have a reset button, which is capable of returning the router to its default settings which includes resetting the password.

Connect to your Wi-Fi or attach your computer directly to the router with an Ethernet cable.
Open your Web browser.
Enter the default address of your router.
The default address is listed in your user manual or on the product website.
Linksys and 3Com routers typically use "" while Netgear routers use ""

Enter your username and password. Many routers use "admin" for the username and password by default.

Locate the wireless security settings. Disable the wireless security.
Reset to Factory Defaults
Locate the reset button on your router.
Typically the reset button is a small indented hole on the back of the device.

Insert a long thin object such as a paperclip and hold down the reset button for 30 seconds to revert the router to its factory default settings.
Open your Web browser.
Enter the default address of your router.
The default address is listed in your user manual or on the product website.
Linksys and 3Com routers typically use "" while Netgear routers use ""

Enter your username and password.
Many routers use "admin" for the username and password by default.

Locate the wireless security settings and add security as necessary.

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Seems you forgot everything.
1. You could try the default username : admin with password : admin or username : user with password : user
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With your computer hardwired to the router, try to access your router's administrative program. In a Linksys router you do this by entering the address in your browser. If you get into the router it may ask you for an UserID and password. Again, in Linksys, if it hasn't been changed by the owner, both of these will be admin or Admin or the password may be blank.
If someone set up the router for you and set a password, you have to get the password or reset the router to the factory settings. There is normally a reset button on the bottom or back that you can hold down for 10 seconds to reset the router. DO NOT RESET YOUR MODEM. Modem's require special set up by your internet provider and they will charge you a setup fee to come in and reset your modem if you erase it's settings.
Once into your router settings, look for the wireless setup. Where it shows "Wireless SSID Broadcast", make sure it is enabled, if not you will not see it on your computer's list of wireless networks. Make a note of your SSID name. This is the connection you will be looking for when you search for wireless networks.
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Disconnect the ethernet cable and try to locate your SSID. When you try to access it, it should request your wireless key and that will be all you need to connect.
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How many computers do you have? Make sure you can go online first via hardwired. If the internet works fine hardwired, one thing that you can try is change the current channel of the router.

Open the setup page of the router.
1. Launch Internet Explorer, type
2. A username and password box will show up. No username and password is admin
3. Go to WIRELESS tab. Change the channel to 11 and click on Save Settings. Restart your computer and try to connect again.

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