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Wireless router Hi, I want to reboot the computer from scratch, but I don't know how to set about reconnecting the wireless router, I had to pay to get it set up the first time round, help please

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  • louiselody Mar 24, 2008


    The computer is an Advent XP

    and I want to clean fresh install

    I have got the recovery disc that came with it

    the router is a Belkin ADSL Modem with Wireless G router

    the router is actively connected

    there are no other PCs

    Thank you Louise

  • louiselody Mar 25, 2008


    Thank you for all the information, I will give it a go at the weekend, If I get introuble you may hear from me again!! Thank you, Louise

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    Louie Role May 11, 2010

    Hi louiselody,

    Perhaps if you could be more specific:
    1. what brand and model of computer pls?
    2. by reboot from scratch, do you mean a clean fresh install?
    3. if yes, what Operating System pls, XP or Vista?
    4. do you still have the recovery CDs that came with the PC?
    5. what wireless router (brand & model) are you connecting to?
    6. is the router actively connected now to an Internet connection?
    7. are there any other PCs connected to the router?

    Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back information.

    Good luck and kind regards.

    Thank you for using FixYa.



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Hi Louise,

Appreciate the postback and additional information.

Before doing anything else, pls log down the details of your router by opening a browser and entering Log in to the web-based management user interface, the default User Name is “Admin” and the default Password is “Admin”.

Pls verify or note down the following information:
Default Gateway =
Primary DNS Server =
Secondary DNS Server =
Wireless Channel = 11
SSID = belkin54g
Security = off (or Security Key for your WEP, WPA if used)

Thereafter, it is a matter of poping in the XP CD installer od the recovery CDs, reboot/restart the PC and boot with the CD (you may need to enter the CMOS/BIOS setup to set the PC to boot first on the CD drive). It wold be preferable to allow windows to delete the partition, create a new partition and to format using NTFS (pls not quick format). Follow on screen instructions. You need to make sure that all the drivers are installed especially the WiFi Networking Card.

After the OS install, pls check connectivity to the router. You need not re-install the router to your PC. If for some reason the WiFi will not work and/or you will not have any Internet connectivity, try temporarily using a LAN cable and connect using the Ethernet port of the PC to any of the 4 Ethernet ports of the router. It sometimes proove to be more reliable to use static IP address rather than "Obtain an IP address automatically". For the PC's Ethernet, pls use;;; and whatever DNS you were able to get from the router earlier. The same could be done with the Wireless Networking:;;; and DNS same as the Ethernet. You may need to enter the security key if it was enabled in the router and required.

Would appreciate you posting back for any developments.


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