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WRT54GX2 I cannot access the setup utility to add a new mac address.Will I have to reset and start all over?

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  • nemoman Nov 08, 2007

    I needed to add a new computer's mac address and could not log onto the unit. Tried connecting wirelessly and directly into one of the 4 wired ports. Ended up reseting the unit.



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If you are unable to access the router through the usual ip address you will have to reset the router

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I have a router i forget everything to it i cant get into it at all cant access the internet or nothing

To access a router on which you forgotten everything, do the following...
1. apply power to the router and connect an ethernet cable from PC to one of the router's LAN ports
2. press the router's reset button (usually located beside its power supply jack) for at least 5 seconds
3. (pressing reset for 5 seconds resets the router to its factory defaults)
4. with factory defaults, you can now use the Setup Wizard on the router's Setup CD-ROM
5. if no Setup CD or to configure advanced settings see router manual about web-based utility
6. open Internet Explorer and enter the router's default IP address (see router manual for address)
7. IE presents a login window for entry of router userid and password (see manual for defaults)
8. once into the router's Basic Setup screen, follow the steps in the router's manual to do the setup.
9. if your ISP requires a registered MAC address, enter it on the clone MAC address screen
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Where shoild i find MAC based filtering in Netgear WGR614v2 router

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Then click Add and continue adding each device and MAC address - when finished then click Apply and log out.

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How to obtain my password and add another laptop to wrt54G

To access the router's web-based setup page using Mac, click here. Step 1:
Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer.
Step 2:
Go to the Address bar and enter your router's IP address ("" is the default IP of most Linksys routers) then press [Enter].

Step 3:
A new window will prompt for a User name and Password. Leave the User name field blank then enter your router's password ("admin" is the default password), then click OK.

If you forgot the router's password you need to reset the router. For instructions, click here.

NOTE : For WRP400, the default IP address would be "" and if you place the router behind a primary router with the IP address of "", then the router will automatically assume a new default IP address, "".

The router's IP address can be changed by:

1. Running the router's setup CD.

2. Changing it on the router's web-based setup page.
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2. Press the Reset button at the back of the router for 30 seconds.

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How can i put my linksys 54G a password

  1. Using the "Quick Installation Guide", follow the instructions in step 1 toset up your new wireless router. You may also need to restart your computer inorder to see the router.

    Note: If you normally use a static IP address, you will have toreconfigure your internet connection to use DHCP. Go into the controlpanel and open your network connections. Edit the properties of your currentnetwork connection, and make sure that "Obtain an IP address automatically" isenabled.
  2. Connect to the router using your web browser by typing"" into the URL address box.
  3. Leave the Username field blank, and enter the password "admin" to accessyour router when the login prompt appears.

    Note: You will notice immediately a list of menu options (Setup, Wireless,Security, etc.), and as you click on each of these submenus appear. Thisdocument will refer to a menu-submenu combination as Menu -> Submenu.
  4. Setup -> Basic Setup. In the "Internet Setup" section, choose"Static IP" from the drop down menu. Fill in the appropriate values thatdescribe your network. (You don't need to change anything in the optionalsection just below that.)

  5. In the "Network Setup" section, you should at least set your timezone toEastern Time, although you may make changes to the DHCP server as well if youanticipate more than 50 users connecting to your network at once.

  6. Wireless -> Basic Wireless Settings. Set the Wireless networkmode to "Mixed" if you would like both B and G clients to be able to connect toyour network. Otherwise you can just select "B-only". The "Wireless NetworkName" will be provided by CNS. Make sure that you disable "WirelessSSID Broadcast" to give a little extra security.

  7. Wireless -> Wireless Security. CNS recommends that you use atleast WEP based security to protect your network. Choose WEP from the dropdown menu and then select "128 bits 26 hex digits" for the "WEP Encryption".Enter a passphrase into the "Passphrase" field and click "Generate" to generatethe corresponding HEX keys. Distribute key 1 to your users as the WEP key foryour network.

  8. Wireless -> Wireless MAC Filter. CNS also recommends that youuse a MAC address list to filter access to your network. Click the "Edit MACFilter List" and add all the MAC addresses that are going to be accessing yournetwork. Any time a new user requires access, you will have to add them tothis list.

    mac-filter.png IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure that you add the MAC address of thecomputer you are using to set up your router first, before enabling this filter.Otherwise you will be unable to access the router and will have to reset therouter. If you do have to reset the router because you have locked yourselfout, there is a small reset button on the back of the router that will resetthe router.

    Once the appropriate MAC addresses have been added, "Enable" the filter, andchoose the option "Permit only PCs listed to access the wirelessnetwork".wireless-macfilter.png
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  10. Administration -> Log. If you would like to keep a log ofconnections to your network, enable the logging here.

  11. That's it! You should be on the air!

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Forgot how to put a new computer on my router that is locked

go to the router's setup page from the working PC. it usually accessible using browser. type http://IP address of the router (go to Start-Run-CMD-type ipconfig hit enter on the working pc and look for default gateway to check the IP address of the router- it is by default).

It will prompt you to enter the username and password. type your router's password.

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SummaryWith Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5 or later, Printer Setup Utility includes a Reset Printing System feature, a troubleshooting function that you might want to use after you try all other printing troubleshooting stepsImportant: This feature should only be used as a "last resort" for troubleshooting a printing issue.
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Resetting the printing system in Mac OS X 10.4.xTo use the Reset Printing System feature in Mac OS X 10.4.x, follow these steps:
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1. Please assign an IP address to your computer using the IP Address Reservation.

a. Please open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
b. Connect to the router by typing or in the address field and click Enter or Return key.
c. A window will prompt for a user name and password. The default username is "admin" and the default password is "password".

Note: If it does not take password as the password, you might have changed it when you have run the NETGEAR Setup CD so please try other passwords. If you cannot remember the password, you need to reset the router and run the Setup CD to reconfigure it.

d. On the setup page, please click LAN IP Setup under Advanced tab.
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