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Is it possible to turn on my motorola modem using my computer??

I don't know if it is possible or not but i was just wondering.. If it is could someone please tell me how? it would be a big help

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Can you please explain what is going on with the surfboard or what you are trying to do. i work with these modems every day?

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

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We have forgotten our wifi network password. We have a Motorola surboard cable modem but I dont see any wireless router. Is that possible? If so, do we need to reset the modem password? help.


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yes this has built in wireless the thing sticking up in the back is it's antenna.
if you have a machine wired directly to the modem you could then browse it by its IP. usually something like 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 there is a default ID =admin and password=motorola..see page 12..http://broadband.motorola.com/noflash/customer_docs/user_guides/506705-001.pdf
if you can't get in you would have to use the hard reset feature described page 15

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What wireless is compatible to a motorola modem


Any wireless router should be compatible with your modem.Some are as easy to set up as only plugging the cables in the right jacks and you are done.

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You may want to start by doing a full cleanup on your computer first and doing a few anti spyware scans with such as "MBAM"

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r3682974-slow_laptop

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Take a look at those pages too in case anything there is useful in your situation.

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This setting does not always work straight away as you usually have to set up firewall.
AWith this set up the computer connected to the modem will act as a proxy, repeating the signal on the other computer.
This solution will make navigation slower, force you to keep low firewall defences.
Best thing to do is buying a modem or modem router and build network using a router.

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