I have just returned my computer to factory settings, i am now trying to setup my router for internet.when loading the disc for netgear router it asks for name and password but i havent given any passwords yet so i am not getting any further. what do i need to do?
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There should be four sets of numbers each seperated by a dot. These are the address of your router which will allow you to configure the router as you wish. Follow explanation below.
Broadband router manufacturers generally allow users to setup and configure the router settings through their web browsers. You just have to connect the browser to your computer and enter the default private IP address in the address bar of your browser.
The default IP address is factory set and is usually begins with 192.168. Some of the popular brands as given below use 192.168.1.254 as their default private IP Address.
some 3Com OfficeConnect routers
Netopia / Cayman Internet gateways
Billion ADSL routers
Linksys SRW2024 managed switches
Westell modems for Bellsouth DSL Internet service in the U.S.
192.168.1.254 Router Password
Alongwith the default Private IP Address, these manufacturers also set a default username and password. Users are allowed to change these default password settings. But in case they forget the changed admin and password details, they can use the hardware reset button to change all the settings to the default settings. In this process the password is also reset to the factory default value
If you are trying to set your laptop back to it's out of box state, it should have come with windows discs. Sometimes Dell called them the recovery discs. If you boot the PC with these discs in it will take you though the process of reinstalling windows. Be careful! If you do this it will erase all of your data. However, it will take your computer back to day one. If you can't find your discs you can contact Dell for replacements.
How is your internet security set? Try resetting your router to factory specs and see if your laptop works. I know it seems weird that only one computer wont connect, but try a different router, and try a different security setting within your wireless router.
To access a router on which you forgotten everything, do the following...
1. apply power to the router and connect an ethernet cable from PC to one of the router's LAN ports
2. press the router's reset button (usually located beside its power supply jack) for at least 5 seconds
3. (pressing reset for 5 seconds resets the router to its factory defaults)
4. with factory defaults, you can now use the Setup Wizard on the router's Setup CD-ROM
5. if no Setup CD or to configure advanced settings see router manual about web-based utility
6. open Internet Explorer and enter the router's default IP address (see router manual for address)
7. IE presents a login window for entry of router userid and password (see manual for defaults)
8. once into the router's Basic Setup screen, follow the steps in the router's manual to do the setup.
9. if your ISP requires a registered MAC address, enter it on the clone MAC address screen
10. for better wireless security, change router SSID from its default and enable WEP or WPA
Turn Off the computer, now as soon as you hit the power button, keep on holding "Alt" key & keep on tapping "F10 key,ie: Alt+F10, it will open the recovery console ,select full factory restore and follow on screen instruction. (Note:this will erase all datas on the computer)
or During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS you can load failsafe defaultsor load optimized defaults ,press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart
The router is clear (Router Setup cannot run over a wireless connection) NEVER try to setup the wireless settings trough the wireless connection on ANNY router (I'm impressed it is a verry intelligent router) a lot of routers will permit wireless setup trough wireless but obviously this one wont
Connect a CAT5 patch cable from one of the router's ethernet ports to your computer, than setup your wireless connection...
Its hard to diagnose cause the process starts long before your current setup..ie, programming your router. So I have attached a website from Microsoft that walks you thru the steps to set up your wireless home network so you can backtrack...good luck and let me know if you have any problems. Pls rate this solution.