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What do I do after the router is reset to the factory default condition?

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You have the choice of using the installation program on the CD that came with the router or connecting to the router and then using your browser to go to:

and then log in with password "admin" (no username).

Once in to the web page for the router, you'll want to set up the basic wireless and security settings.
On the basic setting page, change the SSID to something unique and change the administrator password to something other than "admin".
On the security page, enable WPA2 security and provide a passphrase to use. Make sure that you write down the passphrase and the administrator passwords for future reference.
This should get you set-up enough to know that your network is secure.
Note that after you change the SSID and the admin password, you will have to first find the new SSID and connect to it again and also supply the new administrator password.
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Step 2 Hold paper clip down for 10 seconds and release.

Note: Do not repower unit during this procedure.

Step 3 The unit will reboot on its own. Once the WLAN light stops blinking, the unit is reset.

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