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Wireless adapter not recognizing IP address

I had my cable modem changed. Ever since I am not able to get internet service on my wireless router computer and xbox. I am getting service on my hard wired computer, therefore I have been told that the cable modem is fine, that it has to do with my wireless router being reset. I have tried unplugging the wireless router and computer to try and reset, but this does not resolve the issue. Please HELP!!!

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Re: wireless adapter not recognizing IP address

Try pressing and holding the reset button in for 15 seconds and unplugging the power cable and plugging it back in. That should reset the router to factory settings. It can also be done through the router's web interface.

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Problem with D-Link 1360 n access point. Not able to visit ip address

The internal Wi-Fi radio is enabled by default on most new wireless routers.
However, if you purchased a D-Link router used, you may find that the internal radio is disabled because the previous owner had an exclusively wired network and wanted to eliminate the possibility of a hacker breaking into one of her computers.

Enable the Wi-Fi radio on your D-Link router to enable your computers to connect to the Internet wirelessly.

Connect the router to your computer using an Ethernet cable.
Open a web browser and browse the IP address ""

Enter the username "admin" and leave the password blank.
Note that these are default values; both the user name and password can be changed.

Click the "Setup" tab at the top of the screen, then click the "Wireless Settings"
Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the "Manual Wireless Network Setup" button.

Place a check in the box labeled "Enable Wireless" and click "Save Settings."
Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll to network adapters should see a yellow question ? exclamationmark! or a red Xright click install drivers.

The driver might be on the disc supplied by your ISP internet service provider
or the motherboard disc
If you cant install the driver
Make sure you Ethernet/internet is enabled in biosrestart your computer during the boot up process you will see on your screen a certain key to
press to enter set up (BIOS) press and hold that key to enter bios using arrow keys navigateto integrated peripheralslook for SiS On Chip Pci Device press enter scroll to SiS 10/100m press enter make sure its

D-Link Wireless Router

D-Link routers use the connection from your Internet service provider to create a wireless network for the various Wi-Fi- enabled devices in your home or office.

Once the router is installed, you can truly enjoy the portable capabilities of your laptop or other wireless device.

D-Link routers have a straightforward installation process, despite the advanced technology behind wireless equipment. So there is no reason to wait around for a technician to help you install your wireless equipment. Remove the cable that is attached to the "Internet" port on the rear of your DSL or cable modem.

Plug the Ethernet cable into the "Internet" port on the modem and plug the other end of the cable into the "Internet" port on the rear of the D-Link router. Attach the power adapter to the port on the rear of the router and plug the adapter's cord into a outlet.

Remove the power cord from your modem and wait 10 seconds before plugging it back in.
This will reinitialize your modem and force it to establish a connection to the D-Link router.

Your router will immediately begin distributing a wireless network with the "D-Link" network name.

Connect your computer to one of Ethernet ports on the rear of the router and open a Web browser.

Type "" into the address bar and press "Enter." Enter "admin" into the username field and type "admin" again into the password field.

Click "OK" to open the wireless configuration page. Click "Wireless Security Setup Wizard" to create a wireless password for your router's network.

Click "Apply" to save the changes to the router's settings.
Network D-Link wireless

Type the router IP address, "", into your Internet browser. Press "Enter" on your keyboard.

Enter your username and password to log into the D-link configuration panel.
By default, the username is "Admin" with a blank password field.

To prevent outsiders from being able to access your D-link router's configuration panel, change the username and password to something more secure.

This can be done by selecting "Tools" from the menu and selecting "Admin."
Select "Administration Settings" and enter your new username and password.

Save your changes by clicking "Apply."
Enter the IP addresses for the computers you want to give access to your router.

You can do this by clicking the "DHCP" link underneath the "Home" tab.
Click "Apply" to save the IP addresses.

Select the "Wireless" link underneath the "Home" tab.
Enter a name in the "SSID" field to identify your wireless network.

Choose "WPA" for your "Security" option.
WPA will provide the highest level of security for your wireless network.

Create a WPA password to access your wireless network.
For maximum security, enter a combination of numbers, letters, and symbols.

Store your password in a safe place in case you ever forget it.
Click "Apply" to save your settings.

Install a software firewall program on your computer to add an additional measure of security for your wireless network.

A few of the popular firewall programs available are Norton Antivirus, McAfee and Zone Alarm.

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My internet Connects perfectly to the computer to the modem.. but when I put my router inbetween the two, it stops working and i've tried everything including restore factory settings, and it still...

Well in order to access internet via your router, it needs to be configured as you said its being restored to factory defaults. Also always mention your ISP (Internet service provider), Router model no and Computer type with running Operating system for exact steps to fix such problems
Alright, first of all we need to establish physical connection with the Modem -> Router->Computer, then we will setup router
  1. Connect Ethernet cable from Modem to the WAN port of the router.
  2. Connect another Ethernet cable from Router LAN port to computer LAN port.
  3. Power cycle all the devices (Turn on Modem first, then Router and at last computer).
  4. Usually in case of Cable ISP, router would automatically get connection from Modem and Internet should start working.
  5. Else you can open Router admin page to configure
  6. You need to find the IP address of your router (usually Default IP of Netgear routers is I can't tell what is the IP for your router as you didn't mentioned Model no.
  7. Open Command prompt (Start-Run-CMD) and type IPCONFIG.
  8. Default gateway address is the IP address of your router. (You can also find router's default IP on the its panel below.)
  9. Now next step is to access router interface.
  10. Open Browser and type (It is just an example, you need to use the IP address of your router, we are assuming its Press Enter
  11. Type "admin" in usename and "password" in password box to login (both are in lower case without quotes)
  12. In the left side you can find Setup Wizard, Click on Yes and then Next
  13. Wait for the process to complete and then hit "Apply".


Ask me any questions if you need any help. Hope this helps.

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With Direct cable ,internet connection can able to get.Through DLINK router and adapter cann't get the connection.previously it was it showing limited access or low connectivity.

This is most likely due to the still having the Media Access Control (MAC) address of the device that was previously connected the modem in NVRAM.
In order to clear this old MAC address, the easiest thing to do is to unplug the power cable from the modem for 15 to 20 minutes. This allows the NVRAM in the modem to clear and makes it able to accept the new MAC address of the router.

After the modem has been unplugged from the power for 15 to 20 minutes, plug the Ethernet cable of the router into the modem and plug the power cord back in to the modem. After the modem syncs back up to the network, it should add the MAC address of the WRT54GL router to its NVRAM and assign it an IP address. This should allow the router to connect your systems to the Internet.

Please be sure to rate my answer as a 3 or 4 thumbs up if you found it helpful. The 1 and 2 thumbs-up are like saying "didn't really address the problem" and "wasn't the best solution"

Feb 21, 2011 | D-Link AirPremier DWL-3200AP 802.11g/b...

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The installation wizard is not recognizing the router. When plugged into the modem, the internet is fine. No firewalls are blocking the router. Tried different hardware cords, did not fix the problem. ...

Connect your router to computer with ethernet cable then you can access it with following default link. or or or If you are not able to access it with above ip then check your computers ip address gateway ip is your router ip try with it. Then it ask for user name and password. Type user as "admin" and password as "admin" or "password" or blank. Then you can see configuration page of router. Then configure wan settings and lan settings enable wireless if you want to use wifi Then save settings and restart router Then connect cable from internet service provider to WAN port of router and connect ethenet lan cable from computer to lan port of router. . Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

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Game server and my IP address

First option is to forward ports where your friends can connect to. The second option is to put your computer in DMZ. These options can be found on the router settings.

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Not able to install the software, tells me mdm.exe has stopped working and won't go any farther

Manual Setup: This option is best if you cannot use the wizard on the CD, are replacing an
existing router, or are technically knowledgeable. Follow the instructions in this manual to set
up your router.

Connecting Your Router
1. Connect the router, the computer, and the modem.
a. Turn off your computer.
b. Turn off and unplug the cable or ADSL broadband modem.
c. Locate the Ethernet cable (1) that connects your computer to the modem.
d. Disconnect the cable at the modem end only (2).
e. Securely insert the free end of the cable (1) into a LAN port on the router, such as LAN
port 4 (3).

f. Securely insert the yellow cable (5) that came with your router into the yellow Internet
port of the router (4) and the other end into the modem (2).

Setting Up Your Router for Internet Access
To access the router using its login name and password, follow these instructions.
1. Connect to the router by typing in the address field of your
browser, then click Enter.

For security reasons, the router has its own user name and password. When prompted, enter
admin for the router user name and password for the router password, both in lower case

Enter the user name and password. The router will display its home page.

When the router is connected to the Internet, click the Knowledge Base or the Documentation link
under the Web Support menu to view support information or the documentation for the router.
If you do not click Logout, the router will wait 5 minutes after there is no activity before it
automatically logs you out.
Set Up and Test Basic Wireless Connectivity
Follow the instructions below to set up and test basic wireless connectivity. Once you have
established basic wireless connectivity, you can enable security settings appropriate to your needs.
1. Log in to the router at its default LAN address of with its default
user name of admin and default password of password, or using whatever LAN address and
password you have set up.
2. Click the Wireless Settings link in the main menu of the router.
3. Note that the default SSID is NETGEAR.
4. Set the Region. Select the region in which the wireless interface will operate.
5. Click Apply to save your changes.
6. Configure and test your computers for wireless connectivity.
Program the wireless adapter of your computers to have the same wireless network name
(SSID) as the router. Check that they have a wireless link and are able to obtain an IP address
by DHCP from the router.

6. Configure and test your computers for wireless connectivity.
Program the wireless adapter of your computers to have the same wireless network name
(SSID) as the router. Check that they have a wireless link and are able to obtain an IP address
by DHCP from the router.

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ADSL ISP provides same address for IP and Gateway

Can you manually change the WAN IP on the router?  If so, give it an IP like and set the gateway address to  If it asks for a subnet mask, give it
If she has a Linksys router, you may need to change the operating "MODE" on it.  A lot of Linksys routers have 2 modes of operation---Router mode and Gateway mode.  For her configuration, make sure the Linksys is in Gateway mode.  This will fix the NAT problem.


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Linksys wireless camera--viewable if ISP uses dynamic IPs?

Ok, everything by default hands out dynamic ip addresses. If the camera is plugged into the network it will automatically pick up an ip address and you would be able to see it in your router config page. Try attaching the camera to the wireless network and then log into your router and look for attached devices. Let me know if you get stuck and where you get stuck.

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Problem with netgear super g router

Here's sort of a checklist of things to consider:

1. First of all, connect the computer directly to the cable modem. Make certain that your ISP (Comcast) is providing internet service. Modems (DSL, cable) typically have a web page (HTML document output format) interface through which you can connect with your favorite HTTP client (that is, browser), such as MS Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. You can always connect to that if your computer has been given an IP address: you would look for the device you are connected to (modem, router) as the "gateway IP address" (for modems, it might be a 10.0.0.x IP number or something like that; for routers, it might be a private LAN address of 192.168.x.x or 172.16.x.x or something like that). Type in the gateway IP address: if it unsecured, you will see the interface immediately with gettable (status) and settable (configurable) form controls; if it requires authentication, you must enter a username/password combination to gain access to the interface. The default username/passwords are provided in the user guides of the device from the manufacturer.

2. Once you are sure the modem is providing service and that you have configured it properly, then remove the connection to the computer and connect the router. Check that all the lights of the router illuminate properly after startup.

3. Now connect BY ETHERNET (Cat 5 unshieled twisted pair) cable your computer to the one of the slots to the router. We'll go wireless later. Make sure that you are now getting internet service through the router while connected to it with the Ethernet cable. Make sure that you are talking to the router through its web interface. Again, look at your internet settings (find the gateway IP address), and enter that IP address into your browser. You will be challenged for authentication: use the router's default authentication (usually the user name is "admin" and the password is also "admin" or maybe a number sequence like "123456", I don't have your super G model number) and then enter the Interface. Perhaps you need to make special settings for the type of broadband: VCI and VCP values and protocol for the WAN side. You might need to learn these from Comcast's support (by phone or by web site).

Alternatively, rather than us the browser interface to your router, Netgear may provide a CD install disk which contains an application you run to directly manage your router device. It will configure it and also set it up for wireless (see next step).

When you see web pages (such as Google, Yahoo, even Comcast's) through your router, then you are ready to configure the wireless part.

4. While still connected to the router's web page interface in admin user mode, look for the wireless part. You need to set an SSID (don't use the default...create a name you can recognize). This SSID is broadcast to the wireless and you will identify it when opening your computer's wireless adapter. Set an authentication mode as well, so that only you and other can connect to your wireless and no one else (prevents unsecured connections, and turning your wireless into an open "hotspot"). Use WPA or WPA2 (not WEP) if you have it, and you will be given or asked to create a key which is probably a series of numbers and the letters A through F (a long hexadecimal number). Write down the authenticatin type (WPA or WPA2 with AES or TKIP and the key value) and then write this information in for the wireless setup of all computers wishing to connect to the router. You can create this also if Netgear provides an interface (by an CD install disk) for your computer: it may tell you to insert a USB drive to copy information that you would then use to configure all computers that will use the wireless, since it will setup a network configuration that includes the authentication key.

For specific information about how to configure the wireless adapter for router connection, you would need to give the OS you are using (WinXP? Win Vista? MacOS? Linux?)

In future posts, or messages to me, please as a rule provide as much information as possible about ALL devices, namely make AND model/product numbers, since often the experts can check online to see how you can interface with these and configure them.

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Netgear MR314

Chapter 1: Connecting the Wireless-G Broadband Router
Hardware Installation
1. Locate an optimum location for the Broadband Router. The best place for the Broadband Router is usually at
the center of your wireless network, with line of sight to all of your mobile stations.
2. Fix the direction of the antenna. Try to place it in a position that will best cover your wireless network.
Normally, the higher you place the antenna, the better the performance will be. The antenna's position
enhances the receiving sensitivity.
3. Connect a standard Ethernet network cable to the Broadband Router’s Internet port. Then, connect the other
end of the Ethernet cable to your Cable or DSL Broadband modem.
4. Connect your network PCs or Ethernet devices to one of the Broadband Router’s numbered ports with a
standard Ethernet network cable.
5. Connect the AC Power Adapter to the Broadband Router's Power Socket and the other end into an electrical
outlet. Only use the power adapter supplied with the Broadband Router. Use of a different adapter may result
in product damage.

Chapter 2: Configuring the PCs
The instructions in this chapter will help you configure each of your computers to be able to communicate with
the Router.
To do this, you need to configure your PC’s network settings to obtain an IP (or TCP/IP) address automatically, so
your PC can function as a DHCP client. Computers use IP addresses to communicate with the Router and each
other across a network, such as the Internet.
First, find out which Windows operating system your computer is running. You can find out by clicking the Start
button. Read the side panel of the Start menu to find out which operating system your PC is running.
You may need to do this for each computer you are connecting to the Router.
The next few pages tell you, step by step, how to configure your network settings based on the type of Windows
operating system you are using. Make sure that an Ethernet or wireless adapter (also known as a network
adapter) has been successfully installed in each PC you will configure.
Configuring Windows 98 and Millennium PCs
1. Click the Start button. Select Settings and click the Control Panel icon. Double-click the Network icon.
2. On the Configuration tab, select the TCP/IP line for the applicable Ethernet adapter.
Do not choose a TCP/IP entry whose name mentions DUN, PPPoE, VPN, or AOL. If the word TCP/IP appears by
itself, select that line. Click the Properties button.
3. Click the IP Address tab. Select Obtain an IP address automatically.
4. Now click the Gateway tab, and verify that the Installed Gateway field is blank. Click the OK button.
5. Click the OK button again. Windows may ask you for the original Windows installation disk or additional files.
Check for the files at c:\windows\options\cabs, or insert your Windows CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive and
check the correct file location, e.g., D:\win98, D:\win9x, etc. (if “D” is the letter of your CD-ROM drive).
6. Windows may ask you to restart your PC. Click the Yes button. If Windows does not ask you to restart, restart
your computer anyway.
Configuring Windows 2000 PCs
1. Click the Start button. Select Settings and click the Control Panel icon. Double-click the Network and Dialup
Connections icon.
2. Select the Local Area Connection icon for the applicable Ethernet adapter (usually it is the first Local Area
Connection listed). Double-click the Local Area Connection. Click the Properties button.
3. Make sure the box next to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is checked. Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and click
the Properties button.
4. Select Obtain an IP address automatically. Once the new window appears, click the OK button. Click the
OK button again to complete the PC configuration.
5. Restart your computer.
Configuring Windows XP PCs
The following instructions assume you are running Windows XP with the default interface. If you are using the
Classic interface (where the icons and menus look like previous Windows versions), please follow the
instructions for Windows 2000.
1. Click the Start button and then the Control Panel icon. Click the Network and Internet Connections icon.
Then click the Network Connections icon.
2. Select the Local Area Connection icon for the applicable Ethernet adapter (usually it is the first Local Area
Connection listed). Double-click the Local Area Connection. Click the Properties button.
3. Make sure the box next to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is checked. Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), and
click the Properties button.
4. Select Obtain an IP address automatically.
Once the new window appears, click the OK
button. Click the OK button again to complete the PC configuration.

Jul 05, 2008 | NetGear MR314 802.11b

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