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  • chad788 Mar 23, 2011

    What version of windows are you using?


    Do you see the wireless network in the available networks list?

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In order to get your router back to the original settings, you must push in the reset button (usually on the back of the router) for somewhere between 10 and 30 seconds depending on the router. You may need a pin or something small to push in the button, because it can be recessed. Once you have reset the router, the username and password will be changed to the defaults, admin and password, respectively. One thing you must remember is that resetting the router will change all of the router settings back to the factory settings. This means you will lose all of the changes you made since you got the router. Make sure to write down any things you've changed, so you can change them back after the reset. Also, I recommend updating to the latest firmware after the reset.
If you need more help post back! Thumbs and testimonial are welcome!

Posted on Mar 23, 2011

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I think i hve the router hooked up wrong how do i fix it


Connecting Multiple Computers
thru a router to internet






Tips on choosing the right network can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/install.mspx





Since you said there are other computer in the house I assume they will all
go thru the router. I also assume you are using ethernet to connect the new
computer so it will be a "wired" connection. A rounter can also have wireless
connections if the other computers have wireless internet on the other
computers.



To connect more than one computer to the Internet, you need a router.
A router allows you to connect several computers to each other and to the
Internet. The router sits between your computers and the modem provided by your
ISP. You connect the router to the modem, and then connect all your computers to
the router.



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To connect a router and multiple computers to the
Internet


Contact an Internet service provider (ISP) and have them configure
an Internet connection to your home. If possible, have the ISP place the modem
in the room with your primary computer.



Connect your router to your modem in one of the two following
ways:

If you currently have a computer connected directly to your
modem:
Unplug the network cable from the back of your computer, and
plug it into the port labeled Internet, WAN,
or WLAN on the back of your router.



If you don't currently have your computer connected to the
Internet:
Plug one end of a network cable (included with your router)
into your modem, and the other end of the network cable into the
Internet, WAN, or WLAN port
on your router.

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Plug in your router. After a minute or two, the Internet, WAN, or WLAN light
on your router should light up, indicating that it has successfully connected to
your modem.

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Determine whether your computer has a network adapter, and add one if
necessary. Instructions to determine if you have a network adaptor or to install
a Network adaptor can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/netadapter.mspx



Shut down your computer by clicking Start and then clicking
Turn Off Computer. Then click Turn Off.



Connect the network cable to your computer's network adapter.



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Connect the other end of the network cable to your network equipment.



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Start your computer and log on to Windows. Windows automatically detects that
you are connected to the Internet.

Repeat steps 6, 7, and 8 for each one of your computers. If you have a
computer in a different room you can find instructions at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/wired.m

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How block my wirelees router


Is there any computer connected to the router ?
If not then you will need to connect the computer to the router.
Do not change any wireless settings on the router with the wireless computer.
you will need to connect the computer to the router with the Ethernet cable.
check the IP address of the computer.
open the router set up page of the router.
Here you can change the wireless settings of the router.
Now once you change the network anme and security on the router, you will need to connect to the wireless network on your wireless computers.
Click Here for step by step instructions

Nov 02, 2010 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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I want to secure my connection


Is there any computer connected to the router ?
If not then you will need to connect the computer to the router.
Do not change any wireless settings on the router with the wireless computer.
you will need to connect the computer to the router with the Ethernet cable.
check the IP address of the computer.
open the router set up page of the router.
Here you can change the wireless settings of the router.
Now once you change the network anme and security on the router, you will need to connect to the wireless network on your wireless computers.
Click Here for step by step instructions

Oct 13, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54GS Router...

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How do I set up a secure wireless connection


Is there any computer connected to the router ?
If not then you will need to connect the computer to the router.
Do not change any wireless settings on the router with the wireless computer.
you will need to connect the computer to the router with the Ethernet cable.
check the IP address of the computer.
open the router set up page of the router.
Here you can change the wireless settings of the router.
Now once you change the network anme and security on the router, you will need to connect to the wireless network on your wireless computers.
Click Here for step by step instructions

Oct 09, 2010 | Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO (F5D9230-4)...

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I can't set the password on my wireless connection


Is there any computer connected to the router ?
If not then you will need to connect the computer to the router.
Do not change any wireless settings on the router with the wireless computer.
you will need to connect the computer to the router with the Ethernet cable.
check the IP address of the computer.
open the router set up page of the router.
Here you can change the wireless settings of the router.
Now once you change the network anme and security on the router, you will need to connect to the wireless network on your wireless computers.
Click Here for step by step instruction

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How do I 'program' my router for a secure connection?


Is there any computer connected to the router ?
If not then you will need to connect the computer to the router.
Do not change any wireless settings on the router with the wireless computer.
you will need to connect the computer to the router with the Ethernet cable.
check the IP address of the computer.
open the router set up page of the router.
Here you can change the wireless settings of the router.
Now once you change the network anme and security on the router, you will need to connect to the wireless network on your wireless computers.
Click Here for step by step instructions

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Wont connect to the computer or internet


You will need to check the wireless settings of the router
is there any computer connected to the router ?
If yes then you can open the router set up page on that computer.
Router set up page is the page where you can check all the wireless settings of the router.
Click here for step by step instructions

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My linksys wrt54GC stops working when connect internet cable


There might be a reason that the default gateway of your router and the internet are same.So first connect your router to any one of the computer and open the router page by typing 192.168.1.1 (username should be left blank and password-admin).Then on the basic setup page change the Local IP address to 10.10.10.1,scroll down and click save settings.Now power off your router and connect internet cable to internet port of the router.Switch on the power of router and now try to go online. If you are unable to go online then connect your computer directly to the modem and download the new firmware from www.linksys.com/support and connect your computer then to the router,upgrade the firmware of the router and try to go online by connecting internet cable.

Jun 05, 2009 | Linksys (WRT54GC) Router

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Ineed to know what blue light tells me that my router is working?


Hi jackmyrtue,

Here's what the lights on the front indicate:


A. Wireless Security
  • OFF Wireless security is off
  • Solid Blue Wireless security is on
B. Wireless-Computer Status
  • OFF Wireless computer is not present
  • Solid Blue Wireless computer is connected to the Router
  • Blinking Amber Problem with wireless computer onnecting properly to the Router
C. Wired-Computer Status
  • OFF Wired computer is not present
  • Solid Blue Wired computer is connected to the Router
  • Blinking Amber Problem with wired computer connecting properly to the Router
D. Router/Power Status
  • When you apply power to the Router or restart it, a short period of time elapses while the Router boots up. During this time, the "router" icon blinks.
  • When the Router has completely booted up, the "router" icon becomes a solid light, indicating the Router is ready for use.
  • OFF Router is off
  • Blinking Blue Router is booting up
  • Solid Blue Router is on and ready
E. Modem Status
  • This icon lights in blue to indicate that your modem is connected properly to the Router.
  • It turns amber when problem is detected.
  • OFF Router is NOT connected to modem
  • Solid Blue Router is connected to modem and functioning properly
  • Blinking Amber Problem with modem
F. Internet Status
This unique icon shows you when the Router is connected to the
  • Internet. When the light is off, the Router is NOT connected to the Internet.
  • When the light is blinking amber, the Router is attempting to connect to the Internet.
  • When the light is solid blue, the Router is connected to the Internet.
When using the "Disconnect after x minutes" feature, this icon becomes extremely useful in monitoring
the status of your Router’s connection.

  • OFF Router is NOT connected to the Internet
  • Blinking Amber Router is attempting to connect to the Internet
  • Solid Blue Router is connected to the Internet

I hope this helps figure out your PS3 issue.

Thanks and don't forget to leave a rating.

Mark


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Cant get to internet thru linksys etherfast cable/dsl router


Reset the modem while the router is plugged into it. Do this by disconnecting the power to the modem and then reconnecting.

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