Question about NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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WGR614. I simply moved desktop, router and modem to another outlet, same room. Wireless connection to notebook no longer working. I have reset router. Wireless is being detected but cannot connect.

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  • rspender Feb 08, 2010

    You've got to be kidding me. The signal is getting out to the notebook. I cannot log onto the signal that has excellent strenth.

  • rspender Feb 08, 2010

    Unplugging and waiting has been done several times.Could we please fast forward thru the baby steps. If you dont know, just say so. I would like a refund to my credit card, unless you have something a little more helpfull.

  • rspender Feb 09, 2010

    still not working. signal is excellent but cannot connect.

  • rspender Feb 09, 2010

    still not working. signal is excellent but cannot connect.

  • rspender Feb 25, 2010

    Issue is resolved by help of anandg27. thank you so much!!

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Hi, please perform the below steps to configure the router:


RESET:

At the back of the router you will find a small tiny hole (which says restore to factory default settings). Press the button with the help of a paper clip and hold it down for 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, please release the button and power off the router for 5 seconds then power the router back.

CONNECTIONS:

1. Connect a Ethernet cable from the modem to the WAN port of the router (isolated port).
2. Connect the computer to the router using any one of the 4 available ports. Please make sure that there is no direct connection between the modem and the computer (either using Ethernet cable or USB cable).
3. Power off the modem and the router after making the connections.
4. Power on the modem and wait for the lights, then power on the router.

RECONFIGURE:

1. Open a web browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Safari).
2. Access the router, usually with http://192.168.1.1 or http://www.routerlogin.com.
3. Login to the router with the Username as "admin" and Password as "password" (please note that the Username and Password are case sensitive).
4. Click on 'Basic settings' from the left menu and select 'Use Computers MAC Address' from 'router MAC Address' section.
5. Click Apply.
6. Once it updates the settings then power off the modem and the router. Power on the modem and wait for the lights, then power on the router.


Once online on the main computer connected through the router. Perform the following tasks to configure the wireless connection:

On the router settings page

1. Click on wireless settings from the left menu.
2. Select security options as 'WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)'.
3. Set the 'Authentication Type' as 'Automatic'.
4. Set the 'Encryption Strength' as 64-bit.
5. In Key 1 type a 10 digit number.
6. Apply the settings.

Please perform the following steps on your XP wireless computer to enable WZC (Wireless Zero Configuration):

1. Right click on My Computer icon and go to Manage.
2. Go to Services then go to Service and Applications.
3. Double click on Wireless Zero Configuration.
4. Change the Start Up Type to Automatic and click on Apply.
5. Click on Start and press OK to close the window.
6. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
7. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
8. Go to the 'Wireless Networks' tab.
9. Check the option 'Use Windows to Configure this Wireless Connection' and click 'OK'.

Now please perform the following instructions to connect to the wireless network:

1. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
2. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
3. Click on the 'wireless network' tab.
4. Under Preferred networks if you see any name in the list then highlight the name and click remove. Click OK.
5. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'View Available Networks'.
6. Look for the SSID (aka Network Name) of the Wireless router or access point.
7. Highlight thee SSID from the list that you want to connect to.
8. Type the security Key here and click on the 'Connect' button.
9. You should have successfully established a wireless network connection.


Hope the above steps allows you to resolve the issue

Posted on Feb 10, 2010

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    Anand Gupta Feb 17, 2010

    Is the issue resolved?

  • Anand Gupta
    Anand Gupta Feb 25, 2010

    Glad to assist you. Please rate my solution with 4 thumbs up. It will boost my morale to provide assistance to other users in need.



    Cheers!!!

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Hello. Click on your start button on your laptop and then click on "connect to" . That should permit you to access the protocol as if your laptop was brand new to your network. Regards, Joe

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Since everything is setup and connected, just unplug the router itself from power cord for 10 full seconds, then plug back in, wait a couple minutes and you will be good to go.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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    Nate Stansfield Feb 09, 2010

    You are supposed to unplug and plug in modem first, then as it goes back on, then do the same to your router.
    Another thing you may want to do is renew your ip address on the pc, Go to run, type ipconfig /release, then ipconfig / renew.

    Or go to back of router and modem, find the pin sized reset button, press it in for 5 seconds and release.
    You can enter your routers configuration settings by opening up a web page, then go to address bar and type 192.168.1.1 and hit enter. Then check all your settings to see if everything is set to Open Nat


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    Nate Stansfield Feb 09, 2010

    Have you tried to set up a home network on your computer, or set connection settings making sure everything is set to automatic. I would try that as well.

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Good day, try moving the router and hopefully you find a good signal that the pc can connect. hope this helps, have a nice day

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