I connect via wireless. I got my friend to have a look and he says that the router is displaying a light saying the wireless is working but there is no light for the internet signal itself. The computer is saying there is a problem with the domain name server. Any help you could give me would be much appreciated!
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Re: Thanks for replying to my problem
1.Ok check that you've light for ADSL or not?
If you do have light for ADSL that mean your ADSL is working fine.
2.If ADSL light is ok bu internet light is not working that mean some wrong setup in the router
what can it be ???
only 2 possible case
1.your username,password and all require setup is not correct
2.you have to setup Domain Name Server.This is a 4 group of number like 188.8.131.52(just sample).You should ask the provider that you need to put in your router or not?? If the answer is Yes then you should ask them for this number. If the answer is NO then you've to set in your Router that you use AUTO DNS
After doing this setup..again monitor that your internet signal is up...IF yes...then its running..
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It looks like the wireless part of your wireless router is damaged. If your friend's wireless computer/laptop cannot detect a wireless signal from your wireless router then this confirms the wireless fault.
'I've forgotten the router password,' is a common problem. But first, which password do you need?
If you want to login to your router, to view or change settings - you need therouter loginpassword.
If you want to connect (say) a new laptop to your wireless internet connection – you need the network key. This is the encryption key used to secure your wireless signal. Windows asks for this key when you try to connect.
Here’s a rough guide to what to do in each case. For detailed instructions, check your manual. If you can't find a manual, follow the tipHow To Find A Router Manual. (NB: You don't have to read the whole manual - just check a few details, as described in the tip).
1) Retrieving a lost network key-so you can connect (say) a new laptop to your wireless network:
i) Login to your router. Do this by enteringhttp://192.168.0.1or whatever is correct for your model, into a web browser. Enter your router username and/or password at the prompt.
If you don’t have these, see Step 2, ‘Retrieving a lost router password’.
ii) In the screen that you see, go to the section headedWireless, Security, or similar. Every router is different, so you may have to hunt around. Key words to look for are Security, Wireless Settings, Encryption, WPA, (or WEP).
Your network key will be here. It might be labelled PSK, pre-shared key, WPA or WEP key, WPA-PSK etc – but that’s the one you need. Now you should be able to connect to your wireless network. Tip:Write the network key on a label, and stick it to your router.
2) Retrieving a lost router username/password-so you can login to your router, to view or change settings:
i) First, see if there is a label on the base of your router, showing the correct username and password.
ii) Otherwise, try the defaults and see if they work. Common defaultusernamesareadmin, or blank (ie type nothing, just leave blank).
Some common defaultpasswordsarepassword,admin,1234,sky(for UK Sky users), or blank (no password). Check your manual for this, or try a Google search. It’s important that you find the correct default password for your router.
iii) Defaults don’t work? You will have to resort to a hard reset.
Beware.If you perform a hard reset, your router will be back at factory defaults. Your router login password will then be the default, BUT you will normally lose all your router settings. If you have a combined modem/router you will also lose your internet connection, until you have set up your router again.
If you are very concerned about this, ask the person who set up your router to help you.
Otherwise, you can do it yourself . Every router and ISP is different, but if you have your ISP login details and your manual (seeHow To Find a Router Manual) - you should be OK.
Your ISP’s website may also have info which will help you - why not take a look. Similarly, your router manufacturer’s website may offer easy install software, and setup tips, if you need them. Print off any online information you need before performing the reset.
iv) To reset - ensure you have a wired (ethernet) connection to your router, and that it is switched on. Find the router reset button, which may be an unmarked pinhole, often on the back of the router. Press and hold down the reset button as long as it takes to reset the router. This is typically 10 seconds or so (check the manual).
v) You can now use your default password to login to the router, and set up your details afresh.
I hope this tip helps you. Losing a password is a pain, and we've all done it. But - armed with your router manual - you will soon be up and running again.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- All information is offered as is, without warranty. If you choose to use it, it is completely at your own risk. If you are in doubt, consult a local professional. Thanks to all Fixya contributors who helped with this tip. Updated Dec 09.
The wireless light when lit up in AMBER says, either you are trying to connect with a wrong password or the security enabled in the router is not compatible with your laptop. If you have the security enabled as WPA/WPA2 in the router, then change it into 64bitWEP. Also change the name of the network (SSID) to prevent any future issues with SSID.
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Belkin wireless router configuration....
Try verifying your WEP key- by default, most gateways from an ISP setup WEP on their combination wireless/router/modems. If there are multiple wifi networks, you may considering shifting the channel- that is done by accessing the wireless router (I recommend via ethernet cable!) and shifting the channel to something other than 2, 4, or 11 (I usually use 3) The usual IP's for routers are 192.168.0.1, 1.1, and 2.1 Depending on the manufacturer, it may require an user name and password- sometimes your ISP can help with that.
I am having exactly the same problem. It occurred on Sunday 17th. I have phoned Optus who seem unable to work out what has happened. It will work wirelessly but not recognise it when set up via ethernet cable.
assuming your pc has previously connected to the router, why did you require a reset.
Remove your RJ45 cable and try reset button for 10 secs then let go.
The other problem I see is you cannot connect through both wireless and wired to one IP address, you say the wireless lan light flickers and then say it knows you have removed cable, are you trying to connect via two different computers or just one.
Please reply on this post and not a new one; it's hard to follow.