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Laptop carn't find My us Robotics Router help needed and wanted

I recently Reset my vista basic laptop due to a virus and ever since it won't find my router,My brothers connection still works fine, My desktop Computers Internet is also fine. the only difference i an see is that my brothers laptop has a program called ESB which came with the laptop and i had until i reinstalled everything
Help Will be greatly appreciated
Thanks Jake.

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Re: Laptop carn't find My us Robotics Router help needed...

So I went to shut my Laptop down and after 3min. or so the screen was still "Saving My Settings", I proceeded to Hit the Power off button. The screen went black but the power light stayed on and the volume on/off light came on, and a fan came on. Now no matter what I do, I cannot turn it completely off, or get it to start up again.
Please help me if you can...

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Re: Laptop carn't find My us Robotics Router help needed...

The default IP address for this router is Using Internet Explorer from one of the PC's that still connected to the network type in the Address bar and you should get a login screen. The default password for this router is "admin" with no quotes. If someone changed either the default IP address or default password and you do not have a record of what they are now, you'll have no choice but to hit the reset button on the back of the router. This will return the router to factory defaults. Be aware that you will likely lose your wireless connection on all PC's if you have to do this. If this is necessary you'll most likely need to connect a PC to the router with an ethernet cable to login and alter settings.

Assuming you are able to login to the router, you'll want to first navigate to the LAN menu and see if DHCP is enabled. If it is not please let me know and we'll have to talk about some settings on your laptop. If it is enabled then navigate to the Wireless menu. Under the Channel and SSID section see what the SSID is and write it down. The SSID broadcast is most likely disabled...that's fine or you can turn it on if you like. If you turn it on it will make getting your laptop hooked up a little bit easier, but it's not a big deal either way.

Next go to the Security section and see what type of encryption is being used and write down the Key. You'll need to enter the key in the same format on your laptop (ASCII or Hex, 64 or 128 bit).

Once you've got all this information go back to your laptop and try to connect again. There should be a place for you to enter an SSID if you did not turn on the SSID broadcast. If you did turn on the SSID broadcast then your laptop should be able to see the router now. Enter the key in the proper format and you should be all set.

All of this information is the USR manual for your router and you can find that here:

Please do not rate this solution if the above suggestions do not work. There are plenty of reasons why this may not work and I would be happy to help you figure them out. If, on the other hand, this did work, I hope you will take a moment to rate the solution. I don't get paid for this, I just like helping out when I can. Thanks and good luck.

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