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USRobotics USR5461 - WiFi local network intermittently available and unable to connect

I had set up my WiFi local network and have two notebooks connected to it fine for over a year. Suddenly, the WiFi network is intermittenly showing up (mostly not showing up) in my list of available networks. I can see my neighbor's wifi networks showing up fine, just not my own.

I have my local wifi set up with automatic access, but even when it shows up, it's not connecting automatically.

I've tried 3 times to connect manually and it looks like it's trying to connect but then nothing happens.

is the wireless part of the router bad?

I am currently connected via a hardwire....



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Re: USRobotics USR5461 - WiFi local network...

I've been having the same problem where even hard wiring to the router won't work. I called USR and they had me reset to factory defaults. Now three days later, the same behavior is happening. I reset to factory defaults and it works again but I don't know for how long. Maybe these things just wear out after a while...who know.

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Re: USRobotics USR5461 - WiFi local network...

Usually this is because of radio frequency (RF)interference. Typically, if you have three devices that are working correctly for over a year then it is none of these is something else. Did you get any new electronic gadgets (Blue Tooth, portable phones, wireless anything) when this started to happen? It is probably something in the area of the router that is interferring with the WIFI input and output.
Solution: move the WIFI router away from the device that is causing the interference as far away as possible.
Also, it may be caused by a device on cell phone, new Blue Tooth that is causing the interference. Try removing or turning off all these devices and see if that doesn't help.

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Need the network key

  1. Type into your web browser address line to log into the 5461. (If you have changed the default IP address, please enter your own)
  2. Enter your user name and password.
  3. Once logged in, select the Wireless tab.
  4. You can see the wireless security from there or network key

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I've reset the USR5461 and now it is wireless, but I want to set a password for it. We haven't used this router for a few years so we don't have a CD or anything... How do we go about setting a new...

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 click on wireless settings then wireless security then enable WEP and enter WEP code it is your password to connect wifi. Then save settings and restart router. Let me know if you need further assistance. Thanks for using FixYa.

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go to your LAN connection and double click it -> click details -> see the default gateway thats it .

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I have a U.S. Robotics USRobotics USR5461 Wireless router

heres the online installation manual
see configuration tab - You will not be prompted to login the first time you connect to the Web User Interface during the initial setup. During the Setup Wizard procedure, you will be prompted to create a user name and password to log on to the router. If you create a user name and password, you will need to use these whenever you want to log on to the Wireless MAXg Router. The user name and password are case-sensitive.
------------- so if you cannot remember the username and password - you will need to reset to fsactory condition and reset all the settings in the router for it to work with your ISP again
the reset button is on the back - RESET Button: To restore the factory default settings, use a paperclip to press in and hold the RESET button for five to ten seconds. If the RESET button is pressed for less than five seconds, the Wireless MAXg Router will reboot.

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My US Robotics USR5461 Wireless MaxG router needs to be rebooted quite often (sometimes once or twice a day) to get internet access back. The status page says it's connected to the internet but I can't...


Considering the frequency you have to reboot the router to get it to work may indicate a glitch with the WAN gateway.

I recommend fully resetting the router and setting the wireless network up again.
You should be able to reset the router using a pin and sticking it in the pin hole on the back of the router near the power source.



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I have a US Robotics usr5461 wireless router. It

You might want to check your firmware version to make sure you have the lastest.

BETA Firmware Version firmware fixes the following issues:
  • Printing issues with CUPS version 1.2.
USR5461a-v4. 1.8 MB 06-05-08

Firmware Version firmware fixes the following issues:
  • DST (Daylight Saving time) Firewall issue with how IAC (Internet Access Control) works.
  • PPPoE server disconnect/reconnect
  • PPPoE inactivity timer
  • PPTP client disconnect/reconnect
  • backup/restore settings
Note: If upgrading from Version, follow these instructions before proceeding.
  1. With a thin tool, such as a paper clip, briefly press the RESET button on the back of the router.
  2. Wait about 30 seconds.
  3. Continue with instructions below.
Important: To ensure a successful upgrade, please perform the firmware upgrade from a client that is physically wired to the router. A wireless client may become disassociated from the router during the upgrade process resulting in an incomplete upgrade.
  1. Download this file to a temporary location on your computer's hard disk drive.
  2. To upgrade your USRobotics Wireless MAXg Router with all operating systems, open an Internet browser and enter the router's IP address. The default IP address of the router is
  3. Enter your User name and Password. Click OK.
  4. Click Device in the main menu.
  5. Under the "Upgrade Router" section, enter the location of the USR5461-v3. file in the text box, or click the Browse button to search for the file. Then click the Upgrade button to begin the upgrade process.
  6. When the upgrade process is complete, the router will reboot. To re-establish a connection with your router, wait approximately 15 seconds and click Continue.
USR5461-v3. 1.8 MB 10-25-06

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Are you looking for the wireless security key / password ?
That is set up on the router.
These are the settings of your router. To find out the code you will need to access the router set up interface.
Do you have any computer connected to the router or able to go online through the router ?
Use that computer to open the set up of your router.
Click Here for more info

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