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Appreciate the postback and additional information.
Before doing anything else, pls log down the details of your router by opening a browser and entering 192.168.2.1. 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 192.168.2.2; 255.255.255.0; 192.168.2.1; and whatever DNS you were able to get from the router earlier. The same could be done with the Wireless Networking: 192.168.2.3; 255.255.255.0; 192.168.2.1; 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.
Posted on Mar 25, 2008
Install operating system with recovery cd after completing install the wireless router and check the status
Posted on Mar 24, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
- Power up the router, and wait for it to complete booting up, typically about one minute.
- Press the Reset or Restore Factory Settings button until the test or power led starts blinking. This takes about 20 seconds. Release the button.
- Wait for the router to reboot.
- Log in with the default password. If the reset was not successful, try these additional steps AFTER the router has finished rebooting.
- Unplug the router's power.
- Press and hold the Reset button. While the button is held down, reconnect router's power.
- Continue to hold the reset button for 20 seconds after reconnecting the power.
- Wait for the router to reboot.
- Log in with the default password.
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The default username is admin and the password is either password or 1234. (Try these before resetting the router.) You may be able to get the wireless security key and/or passphrase.
If the router configuration was not cleared, try these additional steps AFTER the router has finished rebooting.
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