So, at my mother's place, we always had a wireless internet connection (computers are upstairs, connection is downstairs). It was installed on my old laptop and our old PC.
Now, I moved out, my mum has a different PC, blah blah. I formatted my laptop and forgot it had the set-up info of the internet connection on it. Now I can get everything to work on my mum's PC (it finds the network via the wireless receiver, and it all looks okay), it just doesn't actually retrieve an IP address etc, so the connection doesn't go through. It never gives an error message, it just keeps trying.
So I'm pretty sure it's because I secured the network and need to enter the WPA PSK key, which is unfortunately gone. Is there any way I can reset the router to factory defaults? Or un-secure the network? I mean, I have everything there: router, receiver, installation disk... The 'reset' button on the back of the router didn't seem to do it.
What I'm wondering about is where is this info stored?? Where is the network name and the security key stored? It's not on any computer any more, so have I locked myself out for good?
Thanks for your help!