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Router Resets all Settings to Factory Default

Whenever i set WEP key and security settings Router reset after may be 2 or 3 days or may be in a month to factory defaults and wash out all WEP security settings and SSID and Comes to DEFAULT , which is sometimes costly when u are using limited download package if mis used by someone when u are not home !!

My router is WRT54G Version 5

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  • Shoaib Rais
    Shoaib Rais Apr 24, 2009

    yes i always set Login Password but it simply goes back to DEFAULT actually it is known problem in this router , i have tried firmware upgrade everything but doesnt work

  • Shoaib Rais
    Shoaib Rais Apr 24, 2009

    thanx but i have stated i have already tried the firmware upgrade but it persist

  • George Day May 11, 2010

    After you set up your config, login to your router and backup your config to your pc just in case you lose your config and you won't have to re-enter the info

  • Carl Navarro
    Carl Navarro May 11, 2010

    Oh, I'm a Netgear house, so we seldom work on Linksys....got about 5 or 6 of them here in the warehouse, maybe I can send you one or twu :-)



    The red decorated office supply house usually puts routers on sale for $40 every other week. It's probably time to find a WGR614 from Netgear.

  • Carl Navarro
    Carl Navarro May 11, 2010

    Did you set a router login password? If it's at default, it's wildly possible that someone is changing it either by logging into it, or just pressing the reset button!

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I had the same problem before too. Try updating the firmware. After you update the firmware for that router, it shouldnt do that anymore.

http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/support/WRT54G/download

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WEP key


Hello.
Do you need the wireless password or the router login password?
If you need
wireless password(security key like WEP or WPA) or you would like to setup wireless security for your Netgear router, access the router setup page by typing http://www.routerlogin.net or http://192.168.1.1(sometimes it's http://192.168.0.1) in the address field of your browser and then press Enter.
Enter
admin for the router user name and your password (or the default, password).

This image is the login window to access the router's setup page.

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After logging in. Look at the main menu on the left, click on Wireless Settings, from there you can check the Wireless Key(For WEP you need Key 1,2,3 or 4 whichever is selected... For WPA you need passphrase) or you can setup wireless security from there if you haven't done so.


This image is the router's setup page and this is where you can configure the router and check some settings like Wireless security or password.



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**If by chance you are unable to access the router's login or setup page by using the default username &password(admin, password) and you totally have forgotten it, you need to reset the router to factory or default settings then you have to setup the router again.

**To reset the router to default settings:1. Unplug all the cables attached to it except the power cord.
- Make sure the router is plugged into the power outlet, then hold down the reset button at the back of the router for 30 seconds using a paper clip or a pen. You should see the lights flicker momentarily on the front panel of the router.
2. Once the lights are stable, connect 1 computer or laptop directly to the back of the router(Ethernet/LAN ports usually they are labelled by numbers and have the same color, just pick one). If you pick number 1, check the corresponding light indicator at the front panel of the router, make sure light 1 is also lit up if not choose another port at the back of the router.3. Setup and configure the router again.



~~Hope this helps~~

Nov 28, 2011 | NetGear Computers & Internet

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Where can I find the WEP key on my router? Router security key, router password


Where can I find the WEP key on my router?

If you have a wireless router at home you will need to have a WEP key setup on your router. WEP stands for "Wired Equivalent Privacy" and WEP is a security protocol used to secure wireless networks. When you setup a router for wireless, you normally specify a key(password) so anyone that wishes to join your network has to enter the key. You normally set the WEP key during the router setup phase. You may have set it up and forgot it, or want to reset it. In this article I will go over the steps to find out the WEP key or change it. Your router may use a different security protocol than WEP so don't worry, you still need a KEY in order to access the network.

-On most routers(reference your user manual) you can access the router configuration page by going to the gateway address. The gateway address is the IP address assigned to your router. In a lot of the cases, this address is 192.168.1.1 but depends on your router.
There are a couple of ways to find out this IP address.
-Reference your router manual
-In Microsoft Windows, go to Start > Run and in the run box type "cmd" or "command". A black DOS windows should open. In this window, type "ipconfig /all". Look near the top and you should see a "gateway address" item. This number is the ip address of your router.

Once you know your gateway address, open up your internet browser as if you were going to go to a website. In the URL(address) bar, type the gateway address and hit enter(see image below). A log in box should now show. Again, reference your router manual if you do not know the administrative password. Enter in your password and username.

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Once you log in you now have access to the router settings and you can configure what you please. What we are looking for in this article is the wireless security settings. In the wireless security settings page you should be able to see the password for your wireless network and change it. If you see no password go ahead and set one up.
**You can also look around and modify other settings. You can change the wireless security, give your wireless network a name(SSID field) and even with some routers have built in testing features to test the connection at home.
I would recommend that if your router has a default password for admin/configuration access, that you go ahead and create a new one. The default router passwords are usually very simple and this information can be easily found on the internet by anyone. People who set up home networks tend to leave this as is and it is a security risk.


TIPS
-If you can't connect to the router and you know the gateway address, try plugging the computer into the router directly using a Ethernet cable(LAN/patch cable). If you are still having trouble, you can perform a power cycle. Turn off your modem, router and computer. After 10 seconds turn on your modem, after 30 seconds turn on your router and after another 30 seconds turn on your computer. Try to access the router now. This also helps resolve other quirky router issues.
-Make sure all the network cables, phone lines(if using DSL) and coaxial cables(cable/Broadband) are plugged in and secured firmly.

-If you set up a password and username for your routers administrative access and can't remember it, you can reset the username and password back to factory default by performing a factory reset. On most routers this can be achieved by pressing and holding the small reset button on the back of the router for 15 seconds. Please reference router user manual for more information.

I hope this article was informative. Thanks for reading.

Regards,
G33k


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on Jun 01, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I need the wep


you can find this out by connecting to your linksys router with a cat 5 cable.
in your browser such as internet explorer or firefox type
192.168.1.1
login with your login/pass that you assigned to it.
go to the wireless tab and go to security
it will show the the WEP key that is needed in order for your laptop or wireless devices to connect.
BTW I would recommended using WPA as WEP is not secured.

Mar 06, 2011 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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How can I find or reset the security key on my D-link WBR-2310 wireless router?


Hi,

In order to find the wireless security password of your Dlink wireless router G WBR-2310 , please follow these setps

1. Open up the internet explorer in the computer in which you are online and clear the address bar and type in the number 192.168.0.1 and hit enter.

2. You will be logged into the D-Link router setup page .

3. Under the SETUP tab, in the left hand side, click on WIRELESS SETTINGS? you will find Wireless security Mode under which you can find the password for the wireless settings.

Good Luck!

Thanks in Advance!

With Regards,

Prema.

Jan 11, 2011 | D-Link RangeBooster G WBR-2310 Wireless...

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I still cant find my wep address!


If its your wireless router, take 1 of 3 approaches:

1) forego the wireless connection and wie your PC to the router, ten log into the
router's system mgmt web page and view your WEP setting.
Use this WEP in your wireless link software.

HOW to reset a wireless router: press in the tiny "button" on the bottom.
This resets your router mgmt password to the default in the manual
and resets WEP security to OFF (the default).

Approach #2) reset your router, returning it to the default state, which
is no WEP protection. then, wirelessly login to your routers network
security web page, and set a WEP. Then use this WEP

Approach #3: reset your router, and leave WEP security disabled.
login wirelessly. WEP denies access to those without your
WEP password, it does not allow others to "see" what you're
doing on the internet (as many believe).

Dec 21, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Web key wireless internet service


I think you meant WEP key. this is a wireless encryption security key. and it is normally required when you try to connect to a secured network. Your administrator should be able to provide you with this. because it varies. i.e you can set it to whatever you want if you have access to the wireless router. in your case Belkin 54g Wireless DSL/Cable Router
so please if you have access to it, log in to the router and check from wireless security settings.

Regards

May 20, 2010 | Gateway Belkin 54g Wireless DSL/Cable...

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What is my WEP key?


open a browser - clear the address bar - type in
192-168.1.1 - then in the password - forget the username unless u set it - in the password type in 'admin' - just admin that's it -
the go to security - - hunt around and you will see your wep numbers - there will be 4 of them most likely - pick one -
Gary

May 08, 2010 | Actiontec GT704WG Wireless Router...

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Need to set up security WEP key for wireless connection


HI! I bliv u are having some issue setting up ur router.. I will be more than glad to assist u. here are the steps u need to do:

1. connect the ethernet cable to port1 of the router and the other end to the lan port of your computer..
2. pull up ur browser then type at the url:192.168.1.1.or 192.168.0.1 or u can check the routers default gateway by right clicking the network icon on the lower right of your task bar and click on status and it will show the ip address of the computer, subnetmask and default gateway, the default gateway is the routers ip address, once u type in to the url, it will ask u the username and password, by default the username is admin and the password is 1234 or just leave it blank
3. it will show the setup page of the router. u can set the router on the specific internet setup that u have. go to the wireless settings tab or wireless security settings tab. then it will show you wat type of security settings do u want, wep, wpa, wpa2..

if you have any querry pls feel free to get in touch.. good luck

Aug 30, 2009 | Gateway Belkin 54g Wireless DSL/Cable...

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Can't find my WEP key


By defaul, your WEP key is the serial number of the router, located in label in the bottom of the unit.

Apr 19, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Lost wep key for router


Hold down the reset button for 30 seconds to restore the default settings, it removes all security and the wep key.

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