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Netgear Router Confusion


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lynzbeth

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We setup a Netgear WGR614v3 router in our house a couple of years ago. At that time we had one desktop and 2 laptops using our internet connection through Comcast. We now have three other laptops we are trying to get connected to the wireless connection and none of them can connect. I don't know if we setup MAC filters or if we setup a WEP code that none of us can remmeber (it's not telling us that it is invalid) however, I don't have the abiltiy to get online with any of these laptops, and we no longer have information on how to connect to the router to verify the settings. we've thought about using the "restore factory default" option, but we don't want to be stuck without ANY access to the internet.

I found other postings and we tried on connect one of the laptops directly to the router, and we tried to go to the http:196.192.1.1 (or whatever the address is) and nothing came up. So we're a little stuck. Any help would be appreciated!!!

All of the machines' we're trying to connect with are XP, some are XP home and some are XP pro.

Thanks!
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Neil Jones

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Well if you know what your username and password is to get onto the internet (the ones that your router is currently set up to use) then where's the harm in resetting to factory default?

MAC filtering doesn't tell you if your address is invalid - it just doesn't let your computer get an IP address. Same with WEP encryption - if its invalid, you ain't getting on.

Best thing to do is plug one laptop in with a network cable, then reset the router to factory defaults. When it comes back up, unplug it and replug it back in.

When the laptop tells you its Local Area Connection is now connected, double-click on the two little screens that the bubble is pointing to and click the Support tab.

The number in the Default Gateway line is what you need to type into a web browser to get to the router's web configuration page.
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The router web page can typically be accessed by using the gateway address that the machine gets configured to use.

You would need to try to access the router's web page by using a directly connected machine due to security issues which limits it. You would still need the password though. You could try the default password (check the manual or the web page for the manual) and see if it was ever changed, which it should be.

If you can not access it still, then you should reset it and set things up again. If you look at the machines which are working, then you should be able to figure out how it is setup. I would use encryption, as well as limit access based on the MAC address.

What is the IP address that the machines are using and what is the gateway address?
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What is the IP address that the machines are using and what is the gateway address?



just for a litle help on this one...to find out this info do start > run > ipconfig /all on one of the working machines....this will give you all of the requested info as far as ip and gateway...when posting this info...please omit the last digit of all ip addresses
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Actually, the complete IP address is needed for the gateway, or at least the person needs to know it.

Why do you say to omit the last digit of the IP address? When a router is being used, the IP address is a local network number and can not be used outside of that network. It is a good idea to omit the IP address which the ISP assigns, but those a dynamically allocated typically, so a power cycle often can change that (but not always since it might get reassigned the same number).

If the IP address of the router was changed, then that is the number which needs to be used to access it.
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i know kemesa...but....it's just good security practice not to post that stuff.....i know that in all probability the router's ip on the inside is 192.168.0.1 or .1.1 wich means that all the internal computer's are probably within that range....it's just good practice not to put the last octed of the ip....can never be too safe..plus...we can infer those numbers...and ask for verification..such as "ok...so in that list of ips....do any of them have the same last number"
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Hi,

You can go ahead and reset the router by pressing and holding the reset button for about a minute.Then unplug and replug power to the router.Once the lights are fine on the router check for the ip address in your hardwired computer as follows.

Start -- Run -- cmd(winxp/win 2000)/command(win 98.95,me)

On the black screen typein ipconfig which will give you the ip address.The ip address should be 192.168.0.x.If you get that ip then typein ping 192.168.0.1,you should get 4 replies.

Then open IE and on the address bar typein http://192.168.0.1

Username : admin
Password : password (by default).

Once you login on the left ypu can find an option called wireless setting under setup.you can find all the security info over there.
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