I cant connect my laptop to my DI-524 router after I reset router
I had two pcs and a laptop networked with dlink's DI-524 router. This morning I think something may have gotten unplugged because no computers could connect to the internet. I checked the wires and tightened them but this still didn't seem to work so I reset the router by holding in the hidden button for 10 seconds. this still didn't work. My roomate checked the wires again and pluged the wires in harder and both the pcs could connect to the internet but not the laptop. I think it was a mistake for me to reset the router since the problem was probably just the wires not being plugged in tight enough (my ethernet cord's little plastic thing that keeps it tightly plugged is broken). So now the settings for the router have gone back to default (a tech support guy originally set them over a year and a half ago so I don't know how) and the laptop cannot connect. The router is out of warranty so cant get tech help without a large charge. Does anyone know how to configure the router to have a password and connect wirelessly with a laptop?
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Try to reconfigure your wireless network on your DI-524.
To access the configuration page of your router by Default type in on the address bar 192.168.0.1. On the login page by default the Username is admin and leave the Password blank.
If inside the the configuration page of the router
> Click on WIRELESS located on the left side and you will have the wireless setting of your network > Change the wireless network name > Under security choose either WEP or WPA -PSK for this type of router. > Type in your new network key (also know as Passphrase of Key1).
For WEP use 0 to 9 Number or A to F character and it should be exactly 10 characters. For WPA-PSK you can use alpha numeric from 0 to 9 and from A to Z. The minimun character would be 8.
> Click on apply > Click on continue. Try accessing your wireless network first using your wireless computer. If you are connected to your wireless network try connecting to the Internet.
do a hard reset on it first (press and hold down the small reset button for about 10 seconds usually located at the back of it).
On your wireless connection icon, right click then select view available wireless networks, check if it finds your dlink then connect to it. If your router has a wireless key, its gonna ask for it before you can connect to it
You need to cascade the Dlink wireless router to your RV042.
Suppose your RV042 has a default IP Address of 192.168.1.1, and the DLINK IP uses 192.168.0.1. Your Physical connection is from the regular port of the RV042 going to the WAN/Internet Port of the DLink wireless router.
Once you do that, your Dlink router should automatically obtain an IP from the main router. If it did, configure your wireless settings and you should be able to connect via wireless.
This is just one way to cascade your router to another router.
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