I recently got a new 2 wire modem installed on my network by my local phone company ''which is AT&T '' , I have a laptop which used to connect to my old smaller 2wire modem, but now since I got the new modem ''which connects all of my services like cable, phone service, and Internet '' my laptop has to two connections but they are passphrase says that they are secure connections I don't have the passphrase . how do I get it connected . oh yeah I am running Windows Vista.
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im not sure if this will help it worked with my thomsom modem &netgear router
hope this helps good luck
Log in to your NETGEAR router by browsing to http://www.routerlogin.net or http://www.routerlogin.com. Enter the username (admin) and password. By default, the password is password or 1234 unless it has already been changed.
From the left-hand navigation menu of the Router Manager, select Set Up > Wireless Settings.
3.From the center screen, select your encryption type from under the Security Options heading.
If the wireless network passphrase is visible, review it and use it to log devices onto your network.
If it is not visible, you can change your wireless passphrase; however, changing the passphrase will cause you to lose your wireless connection. Connect your computer to the router with an Ethernet cable before entering a new passphrase into the text box and clicking Apply.
If you cannot log into your router:
Unfortunately, there is no way to recover a lost or forgotten password from a router or access point; you will need to reset the device to factory defaults. However, once the device is reset to factory defaults, you can use the default username ("admin") and password (either "password" or "1234" depending on your router) to reconfigure your router settings.
If the PK5000 was setup with the default settings follow these steps to turn on the wireless.
1.) Open up an internet browser such as Internet Explorer or Firefox.
2.) Delete the info in the address bar at the top where it has your homepage the http://www.myhomepage.com, then type in the numbers 192.168.0.1 then press enter. This should take you to the modem configuration page. If not, you may have another address for your modem such as 192.168.1.1
3.) On the Modem Configuration page there are 5 options. Choose the Wireless Setup option.
4.) In the middle of the page there are 4 steps.
5.) On step one turn the wireless to On by selecting the small circle button next to On.
6.) On step two this is your wireless name that will appear when connect from your laptop, you can change this name to something you would like or you can keep the default name.
7.) On step three it is already selected the default passphrase/password that will be required when you attempt to connect to the wireless network from your laptop. The default password is in green. I recommend keeping the default Key/passphrase: you will notice the default key/passphrase is also on the modem itself near the barcode under key/passphrase so if you ever forget it you can look on the modem.
8.) On step 5 click on apply, your PK 5000 will reboot itself and the light on the modem next to wireless will turn green when the power light is a steady green.
9.) On your laptop search for wireless networks then select the network name you chose, then enter the key/passphrase from the back of the modem next to key/passphrase.
To add the printer to your wireless network, you need to know the name (SSID) of your wireless network. If it has security enabled, you also need to know the WEP key or passphrase. Write down the SSID and WEP key or passphrase below: ■ Network name (SSID): _________________________________________ ■ WEP key or passphrase: _________________________________________ Note: If the WEP key is either 5 or 13 characters, it’s ASCII. If the WEP key is either 10 or 26 characters, it’s hexadecimal. The default WEP key is usually 1. If your passphrase contains upper- or lowercase letters, be sure to note it correctly. The printer supports the following wireless security modes: WEP 64, WEP 128, and WPA-PSK. If you don’t know your wireless network name (SSID) or WEP key or passphrase, contact the person who set up your wireless network before you begin.
Insert the printer software CD. 2. Windows Vista®: If you see the AutoPlay window, click Run Epsetup.exe. When you see the User Account Control screen, click Continue. Windows® XP: When you see the Software installation screen, continue with step 3. Mac OS® X: Double-click the icon. 3. Click Install.
1.Make sure that the printer is turned on. 2. When you see the FireWall Warning screen, click Next. 3.Make sure you connected the Ethernet cable
your modem. Unplug the modem's power cord and place the wireless router unit
next to the modem. If the router has antennas, make sure they are raised to
their full upright position. 2)Reassign
your networking cable. Unplug the cable currently connected from your computer
to your modem and plug it into the port located in the wireless router. This
port is usually colored blue. 3)Connect
the router and the modem. Use the networking cable that came with your wireless
router to connect the modem and router unit. The router port is typically
colored in green. 4)Start
up your modem. Plug in the modem's power cord and wait 1-2 minutes while it
configures its settings and prepares to connect to the Internet.5 5)Start
up the wireless router. Plug the wireless router's power cord into an outlet
and wait 1-2 minutes to get it started. The router is ready when the 'wired
computers' and 'modem' icons light up. These logos or icons vary by make and
model of your router so consult the owner's manual if needed.6 6)Insert your installation CD. Use the wizard or assistant to check the
configurations of your computer settings and launch yourwirelessnetwork
Things You’ll Need:
Do you have a Wireless Internet Network. If you do, then go to your modem, and disconnect the power wire and plug out your Wireless Internet Network. Wait for about 10 seconds, then start reconnecting your internet modem and plug in your Wireless Internet Network. Sometimes all 4 green lights will appear.
If it said "network security key" or "passphrase". Then you should buy a USB Flash Drive.
if you are using a laptop, make sure wireless or wi-fi switch is on. usually, you will see the name of your wireless network on the connect to options under the start menu, (if you're using windows operating system.) or under network connections. try to connect to that network (usually it is named 2wirexxx.) and if it prompts you to enter a pass phrase or security key, type the default wep key found at the barcode sticker at the bottom of your 2wire modem, the nos. in brackets below the serial no. is your security key or passphrase. also check if wireless card is ok. if you are using a desktop, check if wireless adapter has the drivers installed (it also helps to know the brand of the wireless adapter....)
look at the back of your two wire modem, you would find a 10 digit number that would be the default password, try it out, or else you need to login to your modem setup page to get the wireless settings, contact 2 wire they would help you to login and get the wireless settings
Optimum appears to be a cable company. From what I can see on their site they provide no guidance as to how to configure your router. Both pieces of information (and info from the netgear site) lead me to believe that they operate successfully with the factory default configuration in the router.
Currently you probably have an ethernet cable connecting Optimum's modem to one of your computers. That cable needs to connect to the single Internet port on the router instead of your computer. Then connect another ethernet cable to one of the 4 lan or local ports and to your computer. Plug the power into the router. Reboot your connected machine -- Assuming your computer is setup for dynamic addressing it should be working.
If this router is wireless and you have wireless computers to attach -- power on their wireless adapters (built-in adapters have a switch or button). With any luck they will access the internet successfully.
If you have wireless you probably want to change the network name (SSID) from the default name to something like jennet or something else you like.
Now to secure your wireless network, if you have one you need to consult your router's User Guide to see if it supports either WEP or WPA. Likewise check your wireless adapters (could be built in to your computer) to see if they support WEP or WPA. If they all support WPA choose WPA. If not all WPA, if they all support WEP then choose WEP. Wither will require you to configure your router and enter a passphrase. After that is completed you will need to return to your wireless devices and reboot them and when connecting to the network you will have to specifically choose jennet or whatever you named it you will be prompted one time for the passphrase -- enter it. now only computers with the passphrase can access your network.
After a small amount of trouble, I have configured my Win 98 laptop to use
Netgear WG111v2 wireless modem to connect to my wireless router. I used
the driver from the CD that came with the modem, following the instructions and
got to the point, after rebooting a couple of times, where I was connected to the
router, but could not reach another computer on my network (or the outside world).
I double-clicked on the wireless model icon in the system tray and noticed that,
on the NetGear SMART WIZARD panel, the WEP key was set to use the
"Create from passphrase" option, even though I supplied the already generated key (the
hex numbers) during installation of the modem. (The modem was using the key
as a passphrase to create another key.)
To fix this, on the SMART WIZARD panel, I
selected the "Enter key manually" option and, er, entered the hex key (the one
the router/access point uses for security) manually.
I hit "Apply" on the Wizard and, lo and behold, I was pinging the rest of my network.
I rebooted one more time (I had some leftover bad settings in my "Network Connection"
TCP/IP entry for the WG111 connection; I reset them before the reboot
to allow my network to automatically assign an address) and I was then able
to view my favorite site (bythestadium) from my favorite browser (firefox)