Router validating identity
Therefore, to get the router to be recognized you must force the modem to reload its configuration: Hence they are able to provide much better signal strength at greater range than earlier designs.
For example, see Comcast branded routers Some older Linksys equipment, e.
Everything was working fine when she picked it up, specifically the wireless. I did a search for this and maybe one of the fixes will work. Here is the manual for her router so if you are doing this over the phone you can see what she is seeing. Unplug the power to the router then plug it back in.
When she got it home she said she was getting this error message that her wireless wasn't working. I took it back to my house and it didn't have any problems connecting to the wireless router. OS- Windows XP SP3 Laptop- Compaq Presario V6000 Wireless Router- Netgear N 150 WNR1000v2 Cable Modem- Arris TM502G Browser IE 8 Thanks. Once the router settles, open another browser window and see if she can surf. If yes unplug the Ethernet from the laptop and try to connect wireless.
FYI- her router (Netgear) login was "routerlogin.net". I did what you said, and change the address to the computer address.
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This will reinstall the known good drivers and will recreate her wireless connection, try again to connect wireless. A word about WEP vs WPA/WPA2: Mainly it comes down to when/how you are authenticated. You get enough of them, use a program and it can put all the bits together to figure it out.
Yesterday I reformatted a friends computer and reinstalled the OS and other software at my house. I brought her laptop and router to my house and it works fine. I tried to install the disc that came with the router, but it said something like the IP address wasn't static and I needed to imput the blah blah blah. Whatever PC was used when they installed Comcast needs to be connected to the router and the MAC address cloned to the router. It will be slightly inside the router housing so she'll need a paperclip to push it. She can then boot her laptop while the router does what its doing. Dot beside No for "Require a logon" and then all the way at the bottom, put the dot beside "Use Computer MAC Address" click Apply.
But you'd have to know their ISP IP address, not the 192 etc address. I then changed it back to the Default Gateway, reset the Cable Modem, and hit the test button.
But wireless, you have to get connected before you could get into the router. I never noticed the MAC address check boxes at the bottom of the page until you mentioned it.
But since WPA/WPA allows for spaces, I recommend a sentence. Doesn't need to be long, but just make it random like: "The mouse juggles pineapples" something silly and random.
You could break into a router the way you described.