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The computer into which my wifi router is connected was fried by power outage. No response to attempts to start it. Network still working on another computer and printer through router. When I replace the damaged computer what do I need to do in order to maintain the network? Do I need to start all over?

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    Chris Hingee Sep 08, 2010

    Is you new computer going to be connected to the wireless router with a LAN cable or by wireless connection?

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In regards to your network setup. As long as your modem is connect to the router you do not have to do anything except reconfigure your new computer for your network. The links below can help you with this.

How to check and change you computer IP address in Windows 7

How to enable and disable printer and file sharing in Windows 7

How to allow ping (ICMP Echo) request through Windows 7 Firewall

How to determine your computer's MAC address

Note when you run the install CD for a router on your computer you are not really installing any drivers on the computer. All you are doing is telling the router your connection settings to your modem so that you do not have to manually enter them.

Let me know if you have any more problems or questions

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After adding that second or third computer to your home network are you constantly fighting over who's using the internet connection? When your high schooler logs into his facebook chat, are you getting dropped off of your internet connection?
Or have you added a wifi router and is your whole network not staying connected like it did before you added your wifi?
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Here is s a tip that will get you past the internet connection being dropped by someone else on your network attempting to log into the internet or help you get that wifi up and working with out all the cut outs and drop offs.

Follow this simple procedure and you'll be amazed!
1. Turn off everything. Turn off computers, routers, modem, printers... everything that's on your LAN (local area network) or home ethernet.
2. Turn on your wireless router next. With the ethernet cable connected to your wifi router to your modem and let it cycle up to running. If you aren't running wifi, do this with your main router. Make sure your modem and everything else is still off.
3. Turn on your modem (enet cable attached to wifi router or main router) and let the modem cycle up to running.

What you've done is allowed your wifi router to be established as the "MAC" Address for your modem. Modems look for a single MAC address. Once the router has this address, the router will maintain the connection with the modem and the internet, AND will assign MAC addresses to your computers, network printers, network routers etc, while still maintaining your connection to the internet.

4. Turn on all other peripherals, computers and network printers. At this point the order of power up isn't important, because your router will be assigning separate addresses to all the computers, etc on your network.

That's it! The secret's out! Just keep this handy... remember if you have power outage, you'll need to reboot in this order again... Happy Home Networking

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From what you have told us, it appears that the routers motherboard or chipsets have taken some damage due to the power outages, I'm assuming most of the damage would of occurred during the restore of power to the device, unfortunately you have also done all the obvious and clear paths to troubleshooting the problem without actually inspecting the devices main board.
The inevitable purchase of a new router looks likely and i would suggest purchasing a surge protector along with the router to protect the new asset from suffering the same fate. If this is going to be too expensive for you at once, i would also recommend unplugging the device completely from it's power outlet during the next power outage and then you can plug the device back in once power is restored to your premise.

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You stated you've got internet hooked up, so I'll assume it's working..

So here's the procedure:
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2. Turn off computer, router and any printer.
3. Make sure you've got a ethernet cable connected between your modem and wifi router.
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