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WPA encription disappeared, cannot access router

Hi,

About a year ago I turned my wireless router into a wireless hub using instructions given to me here (http://www.fixya.com/support/t1275987-trying_turn_linksys_wrt54gs_into_hub). I asked at the time for instructions on how to once again access the hub as a router, and was given instructions on how to do so, which are detailed in the comments.

However recently the WPA encription I had on my wireless hub has disappeared, and I cannot access it to resecure it. I've tried following the instructions given, but these do not work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jon.

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  • jonathanport May 24, 2009

    Sorry, but I'm still in need of help. I've reset the router, and gotten the internet working with just my modem plugged into the computer, but I can't get the router to work.

    I plug the modem into the router's "Internet" socket, and the computer into one of the other four ports, and can access the router's settings by going to 192.168.1.1, but this causes me to lose internet access. I can then only regain internet access when I unplug the router and plup the computer into the modem direct.

    Also, when in the router's config page, whenever I change any settings such as the type of wireless security it immediately refreshes back to what it was before. Essentially it seems to undo any changes I make to it.

    Yes, I have tried restoring factory settings via the config pages.

    Any ideas? Your help is greatly appreciated.

    Jon


  • jonathanport May 27, 2009

    Sorry I'm your solution didn't work fougzki. I pinged the router successfully and could access its configuration page at 192.168.1.1 but when I connected it to the internet via the WAN port it did not connect properly and I could not access the internet.

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First get the DNS setting of your ISP. If you have activated the internet connection icon on system tray. View its status then i think it support menu. It will give you the details and the ISP DNS. Or ask your ISP provider.

Then connect your Computer LAN to LAN1port of the router thru LAN cable. Set your Computer LAN setting, input your LAN ipadress say 192.168.1.2 then subnet say 255.255.255.0 then default gateway ot the router say it is 192.168.1.1 then in DNS input your ISP DNS. Test it goto router's utility page, input user and pass. Or ping the router, on windows dos type ping 192.168.1.1 enter, you will got 4 lines for good connection.

Now connect the Internet cable to WAN port if it is LAN cable. browse the internet. This is the first step.

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  • fougzki May 28, 2009

    Ok your setup should be your computer is directly connected to the router's LAN port 1 or either 2,3,4(wired) i think its only having 4 LANport. Then Your internet cable is connected to WAN(internet) port of your router. I just skip if your internet is connected to your modem(not your computer dial up modem).

    With this setup you can directly troubleshoot and reconfigure the router's setting and the Computer LAN settings easily.

    From here you can toggle the settings. As router you should set DCHP be enabled. Or try to set the DNS settings In your computer LAN properties (tcp/ip) to auto detect. This is for your internet connection.

    If even in the basic setup, you cannot connect. You might try to use another router and try to set up the same DNS settings and dhcp enabled. If this works then you know your router is retiring already.




  • fougzki May 28, 2009

    Or try to see this also directly from their site FAQ just click the right link for your question.

    Regards

    http://www.linksysbycisco.com/US/en/supp...


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My daughter has a laptop w/o internet . I have a Linksys wireless G USB adaptor but I don't have the software to download. Please help.

Thanks,
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  • vestor May 26, 2009

    My daughter has a laptop w/o internet . I have a Linksys wireless G USB
    adaptor but I don't have the software to download. Please help.

    Thanks,
    Jackie




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Reset the router and start from the beginning.

Linksys reset
The easiest method of resetting your Linksys router’s password is to reset your router back to the default factory settings. This is done by simply holding down the reset button located on the back of the unit for at least 30 seconds. Once the router has been reset, it must be reconfigured. Using your web browser go to URL address http://192.168.1.1. You will then be prompted to login to your router. A log-in screen asking for the password will automatically appear. At this time enter the default password “admin”, in lower case letters into the password field. The username field may be left blank at this time. (Note: both the default username and default password are set to “admin” on some of the newer Linksys router models).

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