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My boyfriends sister just gave us a wireless router - I can get it hooked up appropriately, but I don't have the CD rom or the network key! HELP? can we use it?

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SOURCE: Linksys WRT150N

Hi there,

I only have 3 suggestions.

1st one is to make sure the ssid is not similar to other routers you are using on your profile. ie.(change it to a unique name)

2nd is to make sure you check the box that says broadcast your ssid.

3rd check to make sure you select the router as an access point and not adhoc or infrastructure option. Finally you can try to change the channels eg. i like channel 3 b/c it doesnt interfere with any phone lines.

good luck


Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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SOURCE: How can i reset my Linksys Wireless-G2.4GHZ Broadband Router settings

Try to reset the router. This should resolve your problem. That model has a small hole were you must press with some a paper clip for exemple for a few seconds. This will reset the router to its original state.

Posted on Nov 07, 2008

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SOURCE: Lost encryption key for wireless connection

Yes there is a way you can find out the encryption key or passphease. You can also change it according to your preference.
first connect the router with an ethernet cable to the NB
Go to command prompt and type IPCONFIG
get the default gateway number
type the DG number in the internet explorer address bar
it will prompt for a username and password
Default username : admin
Default password : admin
not once u you are at the router configuration page go to wireless tab and click on wireless security
type the 10 digit phone number in the key 1 boz and make sure it is selected as yr passphrase
not reinstall yr wireless card drivers and connect again
it should work
for further help refer to this link :-

Hope this helps..

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: I was installing the Linksys router and I hooked

Replace your cat 5 cable please. I believe you have a bad cable end. DO NOT DISCARD THE CABLE UNTIL PROVEN FAULTY.

It is also possible you have a faulty port on the router. Though rare, it does happen. Drove me nuts one evening. It was a short trip.

I have lots of experience with cables having 25 computers on 5 networks in my home. Why? Darn good question my friend. I have made 99% of my cables.

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Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Wireless router is not working

Go to Here for Linksys EasyLink Advisor (LELA). With this software you can monitor the routers status and troubleshoot.

Most trouble shooting involves disconnecting the power to the cable modem and the wrt54 router for about 10-20 seconds. Then plug in the modem until it lights, then plug in the router. The Advisor will then get a new address.

It also shows a graphic picture of your whole system.

I have a wrt54 and use this whenever I have a problem. I fix it then turn it off.

Hope this helps.

Good Luck

Posted on Feb 19, 2010

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