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Router disappeared as an option on my computer

My wireless went down after a power outage.  The router is plugged into a power strip and gets power but both my husband's and my computers don't register our router as an option for connection.  I've tried the reset and the unplugging/plugging back in.  Any suggestions would be apprecaited.  thanks.

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Re: Router disappeared as an option on my computer

If all the light are on then the router is working, any flashing other than the wireless then refer to the manual.


Go to control panel>network connections, right click, then properties, then click the TCP/IP line, properties again and ensure that 'obtain ip address automatically' is ticked, click ok,  then close down the window, right click on the network icon again and then properties, then view wireless connections.


Any that appear in this list including your own if it shows need to be deleted, then when you close the window a pop up should appear in the task bar saying wireless networks detected, click the bubble then highlight your connection, click connect and if security is turned on you will be prompted to enter the passkey.


Type in your web browser enter your username and password, then in the routers settings ensure that DHCP is enabled to allocate ip addresses automatically, then reboot the router if neccasary.

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Hi rick,

I see that there was a power outage, now your wireless will not turn ON as you mentioned.

Have you tried checking the Linksys Router settings if the Wireless radio is turned ON.

It is possible that when the power went out the Router was reset to default and may have turned OFF the Wireless Radio on the Router.

  • Next open a web browser window on the connected computer and type into the address bar and press enter. A window will pop up prompting you for a username and password to access the configuration page for your router. Enter admin for both the username and password.
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Make sure that in the Wireless page that the Wireless SSID Broadcast is Enabled because if it is Disabled your wireless device will not detect the Router at all.

Also you try and reset the Router from behind, there should be a PINHOLE Button there that you can press and hold down for at least 30 seconds to reset the Router s settings to defaults.

If still the Wireless Light will not Turn ON then most probably the Power outage may have damaged the wireless radio on the Router.

I hope that this will help with your concern.

Have a nice day,


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Is the router plugged into the same power source (surge protector or power strip) as your computer? Try plugging it into a different outlet -- one that you know works -- and if the router doesn't turn on there then either your router is fried or the AC adapter that powers it is fried.

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When you say your rebooted the modem and router, do you mean you power cycled them both? If you're unfamiliar with power cycling, this the technique:
1) Unplug your main Cable or DSL line from your modem.
2) Unplug the power from the modem.
3) Unplug the power from the router.
4) Wait about 20 seconds.
5) Plug the Cable or DSL line into the modem.
6) Plug the power into the modem.
7) Plug the power into the router.

Make sure that all computers are shut down and completely off. After you have power cycled, reboot the computer(s). If you still do not see the SSID (the name of the network), then someone probably hacked into your router and changed the password. Here's how to overcome that:

1) Unplug the power from the router.
2) Press and hold the Reset button on the router for at least 30 seconds.

3) Plug the power into the router.
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My information for you router came from this link:

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