Question about Belkin (F5D7231-4) Wireless Router
I think my router has crashed... I have reset it numerous times and I have plug and unplug everything to it (pc, modem,etc.) I still am unable to access my router setup page. I've reset internet explorer and have tried to put the IP address in manually. I went to run/typed cmd/ and then ipconfig/all and still nothing. All I wanted to do was undo the username and password so my Belkin adapter could get a connection again. Please help!
To reset the router to default values: disconnect power for 5 minutes. Locate the reset button (accessed thru hole in rear of router) press the button, holding it while you re-connect power and continue holding for 15 seconds. That should clear it up. The IP will be 192.168.2.1
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Figure 1: Location of the Reset button on a Linksys BEFW11S4 router.
NOTE: The image may vary depending on the model number of the Linksys device.
Figure 2: Location of the Reset button on a Linksys WRT54GX router.
Figure 3: Location of the Reset button on a Linksys WRT54GC router.
NOTE: If the image of your router looks different from the ones shown above, consult your router documentation.
If the normal reset does not work, try to press and hold the Reset button for three seconds. The Ethernet light should go OFF then back ON. Unplug and re-plug the router's power adapter while pressing the Reset button. Keep holding the reset until the power light stops blinking.
NOTE: The router must be powered ON when you press the Reset button.
To reset the router via its web-based setup page, follow the steps below.
Resetting the Router Using the Web-Based Setup Page
Access the router's web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.
NOTE: To learn how to access the router's web-based setup page using a Mac computer, click here.
When the router's web-based setup page appears, click Administration then click on Factory Defaults.
NOTE: If the screen on your router's web-based setup page looks different, click here.
Click on Restore Factory Defaults and select Yes.
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All Linksys routers have a built-in web-based setup page that allows the user to customize settings and set up advanced properties.
NOTE: Before accessing the router's web-based setup page, make sure the router is powered on and the computer is wired to one of the Ethernet ports on the router (1, 2, 3 or4 ).
Accessing the Router's Web-Based Setup Page
NOTE:To access the router's web-based setup page using Mac, click here.
Open a web browser such as Internet Explorer.
Go to the Address bar and enter your router's IP address ("192.168.1.1" is the default IP of most Linksys routers) then press [Enter].
NOTE : For WRP400, the default IP address would be "192.168.15.1" and if you place the router behind a primary router with the IP address of "192.168.15.1", then the router will automatically assume a new default IP address, "192.168.16.1".
NOTE: If the IP address of the router has been changed, type the router's IP address in the Address bar instead.
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.
If you forgot the router's IP address you can:
1. Check the router's IP address. For instructions, click here.
2. Press the Reset button at the back of the router for 30 seconds.
NOTE: This procedure will reset your router to factory defaults. Any settings on the router will be erased. The router's IP address will be "192.168.1.1" and the password will be "admin".
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: If the password of the router has been changed, type the router's new password in the Password field instead.
The router's password can be changed by:
i. Running the router's setup CD. Click here to learn how to download firmware.
ii. Changing it on the router's web-based setup page. Click here to learn how to change password on the web-based setup page.
Unable to Access the Router's Web-Based Setup Page
Reset your router for 30 seconds. Try accessing again using the default IP address "192.168.1.1". If you are encountering problems accessing the router's web-based setup page, click here.
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