Question about Microsoft Broadband Networking MN-500 Wireless Base Station (L21-00001) Router

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I forgot my password for my router its an mn- 500 and i set a password then had bad break up and didnt use the router untill now and now i cant rememner what it was but i was told you can reset it back to factory settings or default but how would i find that out help please

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Yes, you can (and you have to ) reset your router to factory default if you forgot your password.

Here is how to do it:

  1. Use a pointed object to press and hold the Reset button on the back of the base station.
  2. When the Power light on the front begins to blink green and orange, release the Reset button. The Power light turns solid orange. When it it turns solid green, the restoration is complete. This process takes about a minute.
Note that your current settings are erased and the base station is restored to the factory default settings!

Now you should be able to connect to the router.
  1. You can access the base station at http://192.168.2.1
  2. The default password is "admin"
Look at this article and check how to upgrade the firmware to the latest version. (I read about lots of problems with old firmware.)

You should have a manual.If you don't, you can get it here.

If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

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Compatibility problem with Microsoft Wireless router MN 500 after working fine for many years


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Reset it and use default factory login details.

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I don't think it's your router or your computers. If you just replaced your modem it has to be the problem. If it is a DSl Modem you have to imput you account username and password. If it's a cable modem you have to call the cable company and tell them you have a new modem. Which every it is you need to contact your Internet service provider, they are the ones who can help you.

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Just open Internet Explorer and type http://192.168.2.1
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If you forgot the password, then you will need to do a hard reset and set everything up again, including security. There should be a small recessed button on the back of the router. Push and hold for 30 seconds while the router is plugged in.
To set everything back up is easy for someone who knows how, and don't do it (press the reset button) unless your confident you have the patience to set everything back up.

You should be able to download the CD from the website of the router manufacturer. But you will still need to know the password.

I would also download the manual so you will know how to set the router back up.

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If you forgot password you can still retrieve your password with http://www.piotrbania.com/all/kon-boot/
Just download the .iso and run it in your pc... when the login screen comes up you can put in your username and hit enter. No password needed.

*To be used for retrieving your data.

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do this to change from routing mode to bridging mode, which allows your MN-500 to act as a wireless access point. Important: If you follow the procedures I've listed below instead of the procedures documented in the MN-500 User Guide, you will not lose the ability to administer the MN-500. This will give you the ability to change the SSID, channel, and encryption key if needed without performing a factory reset of the base station and starting from scratch. 1. While logged into the BSMT, click the Local Area Network link and access the Settings page. 2. Change the IP address from the default (192.168.2.1) to another IP in the same range and set the DHCP server to disabled using the list. Click Apply. In the example shown above, I've changed the IP to 192.168.2.252. Wait for all lights to turn green on the base station. 3. Open the BSMT again using the new IP. Use your Web browser and navigate to http://192.168.2.252 and enter your password if prompted. You will not be able to open the BSMT from the Microsoft Broadband Networking Utility (BNU). 4. Click Security, and then click Network Mode. 5. Click Bridging mode, and then click Apply. 6. Disconnect your computer from the MN-500 but do not disconnect the power from the MN-500 because it may take several minutes for the hardware to restart in access point (bridging) mode.

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