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My ASUS WL-520GC wired/wireless router won't work! i go into the EZSetup Wizard and it dosn't do anything it comes up with troubleshooting....??? please do i need to change some setting i have? PS: i have vista...

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    TERRI RODDEN May 11, 2010

    I am assuming you are setting up a wireless connection? How far is the router from the wireless adapter? Which wireless adapter are you using? ( the one connected to the pc). Make sure you are following the instructions in order ...
    Open the EZSetup Wizard on the desktop and then hold the the EZsetup button on the back of the router for 3 sec, and then release.

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Also make sure your adapter is recognized by your computer .. go into Device Manager and make sure it is listed there without any red or yellow marks.

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1) Secure your wireless router or access point administration interface
Almost all routers and access points have an administrator password that's needed to log into the device and modify any configuration settings. Most devices use a weak default password like "password" or the manufacturer's name, and some don't have a default password at all. As soon as you set up a new WLAN router or access point, your first step should be to change the default password to something else. You may not use this password very often, so be sure to write it down in a safe place so you can refer to it if needed. Without it, the only way to access the router or access point may be to reset it to factory default settings which will wipe away any configuration changes you've made.

2) Don't broadcast your SSID
Most WLAN access points and routers automatically (and continually) broadcast the network's name, or SSID (Service Set IDentifier). This makes setting up wireless clients extremely convenient since you can locate a WLAN without having to know what it's called, but it will also make your WLAN visible to any wireless systems within range of it. Turning off SSID broadcast for your network makes it invisible to your neighbors and passers-by (though it will still be detectible by WLAN "sniffers").

3)Enable WPA encryption instead of WEP
802.11's WEP (Wired Equivalency Privacy) encryption has well-known weaknesses that make it relatively easy for a determined user with the right equipment to crack the encryption and access the wireless network. A better way to protect your WLAN is with WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access). WPA provides much better protection and is also easier to use, since your password characters aren't limited to 0-9 and A-F as they are with WEP. WPA support is built into Windows XP (with the latest Service Pack) and virtually all modern wireless hardware and operating systems. A more recent version, WPA2, is found in newer hardware and provides even stronger encryption, but you'll probably need to download an XP patch in order to use it.

4) Reduce your WL-AN transmitter power
You won't find this feature on all wireless routers and access points, but some allow you lower the power of your WL-AN transmitter and thus reduce the range of the signal. Although it's usually impossible to fine-tune a signal so precisely that it won't leak outside your home or business, with some trial-and-error you can often limit how far outside your premises the signal reaches, minimizing the opportunity for outsiders to access your WL-AN.

5) Disable remote administration

Most WL AN routers have the ability to be remotely administered via the Internet. Ideally, you should use this feature only if it lets you define a specific IP address or limited range of addresses that will be able to access the router. Otherwise, almost anyone anywhere could potentially find and access your router. As a rule, unless you absolutely need this capability, it's best to keep remote administration turned off

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Does your DSL not have a wireless router? If not, you can certainly get one for cheap...walmart has Belkin/Netgear/ASUS wireless routers for about $40...the instructions are pretty straight-forward. It's a cheap and easy. let me know if you need assistance.

http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng.do?search_constraint=0&ic=48_0&search_query=Router

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Power cycle your system, including the router. make sure you physically disconnect the power cord from the router, wait about 30sec to 1 minute before reconnecting it and try to fire it up again. If that doesn't work, double check to make sure your computer is acknowledging that there is a network. you can normally do this with the troubleshooting wizard for your network. And worst case scenario, you may need to replace the router depending on how old it is.

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connect to it using a rj45 cable and type 192.168.0.1 into your browser.  if that doesn't bring up the router config, you'll need to find out the ip by clicking start>run> type cmd enter.  then type ipconfig and see what the router assigned  your ethernet card.  type that in, except for the last triplet of digits, type 1.  once you're there, login using admin and a blank password or admin and admin for password (differs from router to router) and see if your wan connection is set to automatic or manual.  if you're using dsl, you'll need to manually configure your connection.  cable does not require configuring and can be set to automatic.

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I have a D-Link DI-624 Wireless Router. My Comcast cable high speed does work but none of the wireless laptops are seeing the network. I've unplugged it etc but it still doesn't come up.


There are a few configuration problems that can cause this. lets start with the basics. I will assume two things for this process.
a- that you will be right next to the router with a wireless laptop/computer so we can rule out transmission interference
b- that the laptop/pc that you use has connected to a wireless network before.

Problem #1
the router is not setup to send a wireless signal.

SOLUTION: run the setup wizard and make sure that the wireless options are turned on. If you would like help with getting into the wizard you can consult your manual and if needed i can find out how for you. Its usually a program that is installed or you can connect to your router through your browser for the configuration interface.

Problem #2
the router is transmitting a wireless signal but not the name of the signal (its called the "SSID")

SOLUTION: the same as above you must get access to the settings and make sure that there is a name in the SSID space and that it is transmitting said name.


just starting with the basics like i said we can work our way up if you still need assistance i will help.

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I would like you to attempt this troubleshooting technique which helps alot of people:
1st: Unplug your High Speed router then unplug your Wireless Router (ALL WIRES)
2nd: Shut Down your Computer(s)
3rd: After 60 seconds of your High Speed Router and Wireless router being disconnected please plug the High Speed router back in make sure that it appears Online/Connected then plug in your Wireless Router make sure that it appears Online/Connected.
4th: Turn on your computer, login in and reattempt connection.
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in order for the laptops to see each other and allow you to work one with the other a network has to be installed and a work group formed.

1. Choose Start --> All Programs --> Accessories --> Communications --> Wireless Network Setup Wizard.
The wizard shows its splash screen.
2. Click Next.
The wizard asks you to type in a name for your network.
3. Type a name for the network.
The name of the network is used for the wireless router's SSID (Service Set Identifier), which the wireless box typically broadcasts to make it easy to connect. The SSID is the name that appears when you try to connect to a wireless network. Each wireless router has a default SSID: tsunami, wireless, and linksys are all common default SSIDs.
4. Unless you already have a network key that you absolutely must use, select the Automatically Assign a Network Key radio button.
5. If your wireless base station and all the wireless cards on your network support WPA (if you have 802.11g, they may or may not; with 802.11b, it's unlikely), check the Use WPA Encryption box.
There is a performance hit for using either WEP or WPA encryption. Your network will run slower — but your neighbor won't be able to look at your files. Fair trade, eh?
6. Click Next.
Behind the scenes, the wizard generates all the information it needs to set up a secure wireless network.
The wizard asks if it can use a "key drive" (USB flash drive) to set up the network.
7. Select the Use a USB Flash Drive radio button.
Select this button if you meet the following requirements:
• You have a key drive (USB flash drive) handy
• A free USB port is on every computer on your network
• All of the computers on your network are running Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later
• Your wireless router has a USB port and it understands WSNK (check the manual)
If you don't meet those requirements, then select the Set Up a Network Manually radio button. Then click Next.
• If you click the first button, the wizard takes you through the steps to transfer the settings to all the other computers on the network, as well as the wireless base station. Basically, you schlep the key drive to all the PCs, and they set themselves up.
• If your hardware isn't quite up to the **** Tracy stage yet, the wizard shows you its final instructions.
8. Click Print Network Settings.
The wizard doesn't actually print them. Instead, it opens Notepad and sticks the relevant settings in a new text file.
9. Print the text file and follow the instructions to transfer the settings to each of your wireless devices manually.
It isn't as bad as it looks. See the next section.
Making manual changes So you're stuck with entering wireless network security information by hand. Be of good cheer. The Wireless Network Setup Wizard (see the preceding section) does all the heavy lifting. If you're running Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, it's pretty easy:
1. Enter the new settings in your wireless router or access point.
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2. Make sure you update/apply/save the changes to the wireless router before leaving.
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3. Choose Start --> All Programs --> Accessories --> Communications --> Wireless Network Setup Wizard.
You see that really confusing splash screen again.
4. Click Next.
The wizard asks for a network name.
5. Type the network name precisely the same way that it appears in the printout from the preceding section.
6. Select the Manually Assign a Network Key radio button and click Next.
The wizard asks you to type the key.
7. Click Next.
You end up at Step 7 in the preceding section, from which point you can print your settings or just close down the wizard.
8. Repeat Steps 3 through 8 on each computer in your wireless network.

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is the problem that "nothing coming from the modem to the router"
if the router has more than one Lan port try the cable from the modem to the router, in the first lan port or the last port.

if its a wireless problem,ensure wireless is enabled on the laptop and the router,if you set up a security key ensure that it is put into the laptop wireless setting

sometimes you need to turn on the modem first then turn the router on after a little while to sort the ip address out before trying to connect the laptop, in the first instance.

hope this is of some help but more info would be good

good luck
Terry

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