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New notebook on wireless network

My IT person set up my wireless network and is gone. He set security to make system invisible i our condo. I have no passwords he may have set up.

I use the router above and my notebook. I do not know how to release the security to add another notebook.

Can you help me turn the security off get everthing working and then turn back on?

I am on XP

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Re: new notebook on wireless network

Your IT guy turned broadcasting off. There is a reset button on the back of your router. Use a pin to hold the button down for a few seconds then plug back into the router with a hard wire to your computer.

Open a web browser on your computer and go to

It'll ask you for a user name and password.

User: admin


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I got this switch DGS-3224TGR from a friend but he forgot password. Can I manually reset switch to factory defaults?

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Get the install program from D-Link, for free, but below are the highlights of what I think is important to set:

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To get access, start your browser, and put or, or other address for your unit, into the ADDRESS bar (not search box) of your Internet Browser. Every unit has unique access login and passwords, some are admin with no password, some are admin and access information from the website of the manufacturer of your unit. Look under support, downloads, drivers or similar sounding areas.

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i'm not sure about the network connection u have. As I understand the wireless router is connected to the linksys Hub and computers getting wireles connection from wireless router.
Here nothing we can do on the hub for secured wireless connection.
Please folllow he instructions below:
- If you want to configure the wireless router for secured wireless
please check this link, so you can get some idea.

In this above link, you can check whether your wireless router model is available. If it is, click on it, then you can see step by step wireless configuration about your router with screenshots.
If you don't find any model , please mention your wireless router model, so I can help on that.

please feel free to ask, if you need more help on this.


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