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Q: Router reset, needing some answers

So I?ve been trying to search for an answer to this all day

I have a Virgin WIFI router, And two friends arguing.
Friend 1 reset the password on the WIFI in order to lock people out
Friend 1 went away on holiday and unplugged the WiFi. When they returned they plugged it back in and said someone reset the WiFi password (friend 2).
Friend 2 swears to the ground they did not reset the password at all and they really have no reason to lie,
It is possible the router reset itself to the default password when turned off?

I know this is a strange question
I?m not even sure I?m posting in the right section

Any help is much appreciated


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A:HP mini 110 needing password reset.

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Hello all,
I am looking to you for help.
I am not sure what is going on with my internet. Every time I close down my internet (used to be IE8, now Firefox) and re-open all of the advanced settings under the tools tab keep defaulting on me, and I cannot get a connection to the internet on my computer unless I change my settings to either "no proxy" or "automatic proxy".

I have attempted many fixes including:

uninstalling IE8 2 times and re-installing.
installing a new internet security.
installing Firefox.

All of which have not resolved the problem.
Help please!!

A:Internet proxy's keep needing to be reset?? Help!

What is the proxy setting/address displayed...before you change it?


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Hi all. I'm new to the forums. This is my first Thinkpad and I'm enjoying it. I've been playing around with trying to dual boot, running linux from usb, shrinking the main partition, etc.. Somewhere along the way some things got messed up. I haven't owned a laptop in quite sometime. I booted into recovery mode and reset Windows to factory settings but for some reason now it's worse than before. Is there a way I can literally restore this laptop to the way it was when I took it out of the box? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks so much. - Sully

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Hi all, Close to desperate here  Last month I purchased a new laptop, a Lenovo ideapad 500 with Windows 10.I will mention before continuing that all my other devices are connected to the same router and are unaffected. My Windows 7 laptop also has no issues.After connecting to the internet, at random intervals my connection will drop to a snails pace. My WiFi icon in the taskbar still says I am connected but at a speed slower than 56k.I went to the Network & Sharing Center and clicked Diagnose on the active connection.Sure enough Windows claimed to have resolved the issue claiming the issue was "The default gateway is not available" and that resetting the wi-Fi adapter resolved the issue. Then after 5 minutes of normal internet use, the same will happen. Sometimes I can be online for 20 minutes between adapter resets, sometimes less.Having found similar threads on the Windows forum, and the official support doc (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/10741/windows-10-fix-network-connection-issues) I can confirm that I have tried the following:* I successfully updated the network adaptor driver* I reset the TCP/IP stack* I released the IP address* I renewed the IP address* I flush and reset the DNS client resolver cacheNone of these steps resolved the issue.As the laptop is new, I only have a handful of applications installed and none are ones I haven't used a million times before and all are extremely popular. i.e Adobe Illustrator, Chrome, Firefox etc.I hope ... Read more

A:Ideapad 500 - Constantly needing to reset WiFi Ada...

Using Device Manager, can you give me the exact model number of the adapter, and the version and date of the driver.  Thx. 

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 I have HP Envy from 2013. I have started losing my wireless internet connection every few minutes. The wifi works for everyone else in my house and my laptop always shows that it is "Connected & Secured" all the while.  I then will run the troubleshooter and I have to reset the wireless network adapter.  This fixes the problem immediately...but then it happens again. My driver for my wifi adapter is up to date. Help! This is making it near impossible to do anything online. The Network Adapters Listed in my device managers are:Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 802.11bgn WiFi AdapterWAN Miniport (IKEv2)WAN Miniport (IP)WAN Miniport (IPv6)WAN Miniport (L2TP)WAN Miniport (Network Monitor)WAN Miniport (PPPOE)WAN Miniport (PPTP)WAN Miniport (SSTP)

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I have aquestion to ask you all. I need your honest factual answers to my questions that follow.

I need toknow what kind of router I need to buy and use for the setup I am about todescribe.

Currently,I have a cable modem (the commonly used SB5101 Surfboard Cable Modem) wherebymy cable modem speed is currently 3 Mpbs (I currently have the slowest speed ofmy high speed cable Internet service.). I randomly use a (#1) Internet Radio(the Aluratek AIRMM01F clock radio), a (#2) laptopcomputer (Toshiba Satellite C855-S5236 IntelDual Core 2.3GHZ 6GB 640GB Windows 7 15.6" HD), and an (#3) older custommade desktop computer by Asus. So far I have been swapping out a singleEthernet cable from my modem to the various Internet hardware listed above whenI need to get online. So far, for obvious reasons, I have had no issues with myInternet connection based on only one piece of hardware connected to theInternet at any one time and the simplicity of the connection between the modemand the hardware. Yes, everything is hardwired so no wireless in my setup, butI wouldn't mind trying out a wireless connection soon-like.

Now, I want to add (#4) VIOP landline service to this whole setup. Obviously byadding VIOP, I will need to *constant* connection to the Internet to receivephone calls. This definitely means I *need* a router now. The VOIP hardware isa VIOP box that connects to your modem or router with one Ethernet connectionand the traditional phone line jack on the other co... Read more

A:Looking For Answers For My Questions - Need A Router Now.

You probably mean Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP), not VIOP phone.

I do notwant to get too carried away with an expensive or overly feature excessiverouter that I do not need.Click to expand...

Exactly. I'd get a "real" 802.11n router (300 Mbps), but what I call "half n" (150 Mbps) would be fine. Since you have no local area network now you are unlikely to need gigabit ethernet in the foreseeable future. And if your needs change you can add a gigabit switch.

Other than making sure the router has (about 4) ethernet LAN ports and getting 802.11n (150 or 300 Mbps) there is really nothing else for you to worry about.

I would get a brand name router--D-Link, Netgear, Trendnet, etc., not some fly-by-night "brand X."

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I have a question to ask you all. I need your honest factual answers to my questions that follow.

I need to know what kind of router I need to buy and use for the setup I am about to describe.

Currently, I have a cable modem (the commonly used SB5101 Surfboard Cable Modem) whereby my cable modem speed is currently 3 Mpbs (I currently have the slowest speed of my high speed cable Internet service.). I randomly use a (#1) Internet Radio (the Aluratek AIRMM01F clock radio), a (#2) laptop computer (Toshiba Satellite C855-S5236 Intel Dual Core 2.3GHZ 6GB 640GB Windows 7 15.6" HD), and an (#3) older custom made desktop computer by Asus. So far I have been swapping out a single Ethernet cable from my modem to the various Internet hardware listed above when I need to get online. So far, for obvious reasons, I have had no issues with my Internet connection based on only one piece of hardware connected to the Internet at any one time and the simplicity of the connection between the modem and the hardware. Yes, everything is hardwired so no wireless in my setup, but I wouldn't mind trying out a wireless connection soon-like.

Now, I want to add (#4) VIOP landline service to this whole setup. Obviously by adding VIOP, I will need to *constant* connection to the Internet to receive phone calls. This definitely means I *need* a router now. The VOIP hardware is a VIOP box that connects to your modem or router with one Ethernet connection and the traditional phone l... Read more

A:I Seek Answers For Questions For A Router I Now Need.

1. With the setup I would have with VOIP added to my network hardware (see above *running all 4 items at the same time*), would I need a Gigabit Ethernet capable router or not (the 10/100 Ethernet would be enough)? (What worries me is the *constant* Internet radio signal here. I do not want to experience any routine random transmission freezes.)

100Mbps should do. A standard VoIP call should not take any more than 128Kpbs. Your biggest concern should be your internet bandwidth. With 3Mbps to play with you may struggle with performance while streaming your internet radio.

2. The Wi-Fi Quality of Service software (QoS) standard feature help me here? If so, where would I put the emphasis on hardware making the most efficient use of Ethernet connections by prioritizing multimedia traffic (from highest priority to least priority)?

The QoS should help with the internet radio however the impact on other devices would be unknown. It may be worth considering implementing QoS for UDP traffic however most standard routers won't support that. You might want to prioritise your VoIP traffic as well so if you can try and get a router with this feature.

3. The speed for the Wi-Fi portion I find is rated theoretically at 300 Mpbs or a 150 Mpbs I typically find presently. Based on my hardware network setup *running all 4 items at the same time*, would I need to consider a Wi-Fi 300 Mpbs based router or ju... Read more

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How do I find results of my posted thread?

A:sclowyemac needing wireless router connect help.

In the old days they used to be posted in the New York Times but nowadays there posted here

It would help if you could give a lil more detail of what the problem is.

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A:Get-answers-fast, find-answers-fast, gimme-answers

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.Run Combofix:You may be asked to install or update the Recovery Console (Win XP Only) if this happens please allow it to do so (you will need to be connected to the internet for this)Before you run Combofix I will need you to turn off any security software you have running, If you do not know how to do this you can find out >here< or >here<Combofix may need to reboot your computer more than once to do its job this is normal.You can download Combofix from one of these links.Link 1Link 2Link 3 1. Close any open browsers or any other programs that are open.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the r... Read more

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I cant access my router. I need to change the passwords on it, witch I redid with my internet provider company. So, no shared internet within the house.

The thing is, no reset button on the router. I was away 2 days, and later today I found out that my brother had changed something with the router previously. After that - no access to the router via usual way (enter ip in inet client). He did talked something, that he only changed one thing.
Something from TCP/IP option to Router option. Dont know under what catacory or so.

I see 2 options: reset router somehow, or contact it another way than regulary and duo to the brother changes. There is just one button on the router btw. on/off. But that dosnt seem the completely reset it.

The router itself is a Chronos Broadband Router, cant say anything more specific about it. No mark or so. Only - support NAT for IP sharing and 4-port 100Mbs Base-T Fast Ethernet Switch.
If that problem rings any bells to someone and knows how to reset it or access it, please post. Help much appreciated. Thanks!!

A:How to reset the router - no reset button

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If I reset my router will it reset the internet username and password too, or just the ip, router password and username? I have a motorola SBG680 router.

A:Router reset

It will reset everything. But since it's a cable modem it doesn't use a username/password for the internet connection so that doesn't exist to be reset. The modem will stay authorized after a reset and reconnect automatically.

Also, I assume you mean an SBG6580 as SBG680 is not a valid model number,

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I have an Actiontec (Qwest) PK5000 router that for some reason isn't assigning IP addresses. I can't log into it from a wired computer and ssid isn't showing up for wireless. I press and hold the reset button on the backside and nothing happens. I've held it for up to 5 minutes and nothing. Can someone please tell me how to reset this thing?

A:how to reset my router

Have you tried unplugging it -
Wait 3 minutes -
Then plug it back in- then hit the reset button.

If you have a cable modem as first line access - then it goes to the router - unplug the modem 1st - then the router - wait 3 minutes - hit reset .

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How do you reset the router(Linksys BEFSR41)? We found the reset button, what is the next step? We need this so our computer will get the internet connected. Please advise! Thanks!


A:reset on the router

With it powered on,use a straightened paperclip
or something similar to press the reset
for 20 seconds and release.
Wait for it to reboot.

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Ok long story short i used Belkins crappy website to search for firmware to upgrade my gateway/router.. Well the results it gave was same model number.. I ugraded Firm ware. Well it stopped reponding to sharing/internet/login in to it (

Now the router has the Wrong FirmWare in it..
The Reset button for my model does nto seem to do anything.. Ive tried but kind of reset.. The hit reset once and the hold in for 5 secs and the lights never change.

Any ideas how i can force a firmware upgrade to the correct version?

model Belkin 802.11b rouer wirelss 11mbs

A:How do you reset a router??

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Why is it necessary sometimes to reset one's network? Be it at the router, gateway, switch, etc... level...What is inside these things that makes them so unreliable. Why doesn't some company make a router that automatically renews and refreshes its own Internet, application and transport information??

A:Router Reset

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how do i reset my router so that i can see if that will work for me hooking both of my computers up is there a way to take it back to the factory settings for it?

A:how to reset my router

Many routers have a reset switch behind a small hole on the rear panel. The exact location and how long it needs to be pressed depends on the brand and model number.

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I lose my wireless internet connection sporadicaly and have to reset my router. I ahve a cable modem and it is not a problem with that. All lights stay active on teh router, just loses connection.
No sign in and user name is required with Comcast. Is router going bad??
I ahve a Lynksys

A:router reset

Unplug the router completley, and leave it like that for a good 2 hours, more if you can wait. I normally unplug it before I go to bed and in the mornining plug it back in. This SHOULD give you a new I.P., if not, call your Internet Provider and ask them if you can get a new I.P. Also, i don't think your router is going bad.

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i would like to know how i can reset my lucent ( cell 20a-gx) router ip
as there ae no reset switch on the unit and i have forgot the old ip
kindly help me out in this regard as i m just a normal computer user and not a professional.

A:how to reset router ip

if you are already connected to it, go to start > run > type cmd and press enter. Then type ipconfig and press enter. The default gateway listed should be your router's ip address.

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I need to reset my Linksys WRK54G quite often. I get a "limited or no connectivity" message on both my wired desktop & wireless laptop. I unplug & replug my router & then it's fine for a while. The cable modem is a Motorola SBV5120.
I'm on Optonline on Long Island.

A:Need to reset router very often

Connect directly to the modem to test and determine that the problem is really with the router and not with the modem or ISP.

Make sure you have the latest firmware for the router; then reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it.

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I have a Linksys WRT54GS wireless router that seemed to reset itself.

Is this possible? Or did someone hack my router to reset it?

It's just my wife and I and I know she didn't do it.

I couldn't remember my dang password and for the heck of it typed 'admin' and holy cow, everything appeared like it was when I first installed it. Really weird.


A:Router reset it's self - Is this possible??

Yes, it is possible for the router to RESET itself. I have seen a few times before in the past.

I would think that if someone took the time to hack into you router, they'd take the time to change the default admin password and lock you out of your own router. I know I would if I did it. Not that I would, but if I put that much effort into, then I might as well take the extra 1 minute to do the rest too.

They can at times reset themselves for no apparent reason. Just make sure you secure it again (default admin change) and make sure you setup wireless security again too.



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My wife reset the router (dlink dir-615),and we don't have the password. We tried to google the password for admin and found it but we still can't use the Internet . It keeps coming up with a dns settings error. Can someone please help me step by step how to reset my router to configuring my computer. If Any of this is illegal I apologiZe I don't know anything about my computer and neither does my wife. Thanks

A:Reset router

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How do i reset my router so that i can configure it to another network.

A:Reset router settings

Most routers have a little recessed reset pinhole bottun on the back or bottom. Usually you can reset via that button by using a toothpick or paperclip and pressing the button for 30 seconds.

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I have a Cisco Valet, model # M10. It does not put out a wireless signal and will not allow me to reset it. I have turned it off several times for periods of 30 seconds to 15 minutes. When I plug in directly to the modem I receive internet but have no clue how to get this router working again. I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 with Windows Vista.

A:Cannot access/reset router

Hi valleygirl123, and welcome to TSG.

Before resetting the router, have you tried logging into it through a wired connection? Has the wireless ever worked on it?
Is there a small, recessed button next to the router's power jack? while the router is powered up, pushing that button for about 10 seconds using a small blunt object, like a straightened out paperclip, will reset the router to factory default settings. CAUTION: THIS WILL WIPE OUT ALL SETTINGS, USER NAMES, AND PASSWORDS CHANGED BY THE USER AND WILL NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL HAVE A WORKING WIRED OR WIRELESS CONNECTION TO THE MODEM OR THE INTERNET.

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I am using XP SP 3 and have happily used a Netgear router DG834v3 for a couple of years. Been seduced to change ISP to TalkTalk. The router now will not connect. Just spent a fortune with the geeksquad saying they do not support that router and garbled instuctions ending with "phone Netgear". Should I just throw it out the window or is there a sane way of sorting my problem?

A:Netgear Router reset

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To make a long story short, I changed my network's name thinking it wouldn't do any harm, but when I did that I lost connection, and when I tried logging back to the new name with my old network password, it wouldn't let me, or it said Limited Connectivity. So now I'm trying to reset my router, and I have all the right instructions from this page but I can't get past the 2nd step which says go to, because my browser says I'm not connected to the internet.

Please help or reply ASAP, thank you.

A:Trying to reset my router but can't access

1st try a sys restore should bring up the router sign in page

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I got a wireless USB port for my computer today, and for some reason i thought it wanted me to press the listtle reset button on my d-link wireless N router. Now it's lost all it's settings and I can't connect to the internet with it. I also lost the CD that would re-install the router because my family moved away, and I stayed back to go to college. Is there any way I could fix this badboy, without having to buy a new one?

A:Wireless Router Reset Help

Okay so some parts of the cities internet is down.. not sure how I'm still connected through someone elses connection, but it's working.

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Ok here's a strange one for you.

At my mother-in-laws to be, she has a PC and her work laptop.

Her PC connects wirelessly no problems, my laptop will connect wired or wirelessly no problems.

Her work laptop (Dell Inspiron 2600) if you connect it either via the wired card (3com 3c905b) or the wireless card (Linksys WPC55AG) when it tries to pick up an IP address it causes the router to reset itself.

Dont think it can be the router as the other machines work fine, but for some reason the Dell laptop has some serious issues.

Have re-installed all drivers and no joy at all.

Any ideas?

A:DHCP Causes router reset

Just an update, if I connect it wirelessly or wired and set a static IP it works no problems.

most bizarre

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I have windows xp on both my desktop and laptop.

Last night, I reset my Dlink wbr 2310 router because I could not remember the password for someone to be able to use my wireless network. Ever since then, I have not been able to use my router. I am on my desktop now plugged directly into the modem (not using the router which I also need for my laptop!!).

I think part of the problem is that my internet IP address and my router ip address are different. I went into the setup for the router (which I can sometimes get to and sometimes cannot) and tried to change it but am still having issues.

When everything is plugged up/hooked up correctly, most of the lights on the router are still blinking, which from what I can tell from the manual means that it is still transmitting. It did this all night last night and still no connection.

Please help!

A:I reset my router and now it won't work!

Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on. The following procedure should get you a connection with any broadband modem that is configured to use DHCP for the router connection, such as cable modems, and many DSL modems. If you require PPPoE configuration for the DSL modem, that will have to be configured to match the ISP requirements.
Turn off everything, the modem, router, computer.
Connect the modem to the router's WAN/Internet port.
Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
Turn on the modem, wait for a steady connect light.
Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
Boot the computer.

When the computer is completely booted, let's see this.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>


PING yahoo.com

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers&g... Read more

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I now have another problem with my router: not being able to reset it. I need the password to go back to default. Resetting the router does not work...I press the button on the back, but it doesn't change anything, because when I try to log in, the default password does not work..

I am using NetGear MR814v2 and Windows 98. While the computer, router, and modem are on, I press the reset button, but that doesn't work. I tried restarting the computer, router, and the Cable modem.

I am running out of ideas.

A:Solved: Can't Reset Router!

Did you hold the reset button until all of the lights blinked and forced a restart? Did you see them blink?

According to NetGear, if the above does not work:
Unplug the router's power.
Press and hold the reset button. While the button is held down, reconnect router's power.
Continue to hold the reset button for 20 seconds after reconnecting the power.
Wait for the router to reboot.
Log in with the default password (either password or 1234)

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often when i "Switch User" in XP and log back in later, the internet stops working. So then i have to reset my router using the on/off button - and the internet will suddenly work again.

This setup has worked fine for a few years, but only recently ive been getting this problem. Any ideas why this might be happening?

My router is an Origo ASR-8400 (non-wireless)

A:Keep having to reset router for internet

Try a new router

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I have a Linksys WRT54G and I have a problem. I like to plug out my main power cabel from the power outlet when I go to bed and when I turn it back on in the morning and switch my computer on I need to reset my router so it can work (otherwise the internet icon has a yellow exclamation mark)
(also my router is connected to my computer via cabel)
I don't think that is normal. Why does the router stop working after losing power?
(it doesn't lose its settings but I need to reset it to fix it)
How can I fix this?

A:Router needs reset after power is off.

Quote: Originally Posted by headbuster

I have a Linksys WRT54G and I have a problem. I like to plug out my main power cabel from the power outlet when I go to bed and when I turn it back on in the morning and switch my computer on I need to reset my router so it can work (otherwise the internet icon has a yellow exclamation mark)
(also my router is connected to my computer via cabel)
I don't think that is normal. Why does the router stop working after losing power?
(it doesn't lose its settings but I need to reset it to fix it)
How can I fix this?

No Headbuster it is not normal, Most of the routers that I deal with do keep their settings when the power is removed and restored.

What might be happening is that the router has not completed it's startup routines and connecting to your ISP before your computer keeps asking for an IP.

I recommend that you plug in the router a few minutes before you turn your computer on and see if then your pc picks up an ip properly.

What you might be experiencing is hurrying the router when it is not ready.


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Hi there,
I am wondering if anyone can help, i recently locked the router with a password and do not remember it. If i use the manual reset button on the router will that reset it for me? Will it also change all of the settings that were previously done?


A:Ineqx Router Reset

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the router reset button changes your ip but does leaving your router off for 30 sec do the same

A:router reset button

Your IP address is assigned to you by your ISP dynamically (unless you have a static address, in which case that information will be stored in your router). Dynamic addresses are not stored in your router. It is quite possible that even though you have a dynamic IP that you appear to have a static one. It just depends on how your ISP allocates its IPs.

The router reset button is usually used when your router gets itself into a state that even a power cycle cannot recover from. It resets all of the router settings to the default factory state. You will need to re-enter all information that was previously stored in order to be able to access the Internet. Check with your ISP for the settings to use, and the router manual for details on how to enter it. Most routers allow you to store all settings and save the data to a file which you can place on a USB stick or other storage and from which you can quickly restore if you need to. I strongly recommend that you create such a file, if you haven't already done so. Again, see the router manual for details.

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I found this RESET button on my ROUTER and I heard I should press it to "possibly" fix my problems, but what does it do exactly, please gimme all the info possible

A:Reset Button on Router?

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For reasons that are slowly pushing me over the edge of insanity, I have to reset this dumb router!!

I press the stupid little button on the back of it, the lights go out, one amber one comes on etc. etc. but when I go to, everything is still the same!!

Like the passwords are still there and nothing has changed!

I thought resetting it was supposed to wipe all that stuff out so you could start from scratch?

Also pulled the power cord in and out a zillion times but no way it will reset!

As an aside, I am having no end of problems getting my iPads (2) and iPhones (2) to connect to the wireless network!

The "Network Discovery" button will not stay checked and though I have done all the Googling and been into Services to start things running, no way it is going to work!

But I digress, how do I get this fool of a router to reset properly?

Thanks all!

A:Cannot reset Dlink 615 router

Generally, for a full reset, you need to hold the button for a good minute at least.

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After being discon a few times I reset my router through anger and now I'm struggling to
connect to the internet.

My wi-fi is not being noticed by my mac.

I was told to go to and set it up again. However, I have
no Internet.

So, I'm trying to do it via Ethernet. However, I struggled to get on the net this way and couldn't type in that ip address for
my speedtouch router ST585 v6

So, I had to do it manually and so my settings are..

Ip address:
subnet mask:

using these settings I am still unable to connect. I can't ping the address because I get the error that
my host is down or can't find a route.

Any thoughts on how to fix this?


A:Reset router now can't connect to net

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Hi. I am having an issue and I don't know how to solve it. We live in an older house and originally I was having trouble staying connected, and so was everyone else in the house no matter the location, so I installed a TP Link wall outlet signal enhancer. This was working pretty well for a few months, but then I began having issues again. I added a USB wireless adapter, like the one pictured here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01CCMUN8C/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
That was working a lot better for a couple of months, but now nearly every time I shut off my computer, I'm having issues with needing to reset the router--and that's even though my computer is showing a strong signal and connection. Once I reset the router, things are fine until the next time I shut off the computer and restart it and then it happens again. Not every time though, but frequently enough that it's irritating.
I just don't understand. If there was a conflict between the TP Link enhancer and the USB adapter, wouldn't that show up all the time and not just require a reboot of the router? Incidentally, no where else in the house on any other device is this happening. My wife's laptop in another room is fine, my grandkids (who live in our basement) are having no issues, etc. Any thoughts are appreciated.

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we have a router hooked up to 3 computers (netgear) and when I download bigger files at over 100 KBps it seems to d/c me from the internet. and to fix it I have to unplug the router and plug it back in. It has nothing to do with the cable modem. I heard someone talking about spoofing the MAC address but I was wondering if anyone else had any ideas or solutions. Thanks, Tay.

A:router problems (having to reset)

Spoofing the MAC is only relevant if the ISP takes a "fix" on your ethernet adapter and you need the router to pretend to be it, it has no other use.

If you had that issue you would not even be able to connect in the first place.

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A couple days ago I figured out the neighbors were jacking my wireless so I put a password on it.
Ever since then, one of my laptops will not connect every morning and I have to go and turn the power off and then on on the router and modem. Other people in my house don't have this problem so it is with my laptop, which is the only one with vista. I try to reset, reboot, etc on this vista laptop, but it will not get internet access until I reset the router and modem. What kind of software glitch might make this happen? This seems to happen every 24 hours.

Much thanks

A:Netgear router needs to be reset

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My friend ha a linksys Wireless Broadband router (WRT54G) It is password protected and my friend did not write it down. How can I over-ride or reset the password on this router? She wants to do this because it is preventing her Nook from accessing the internet.

A:reset linksys router

Try the reset button. Hold it for 30-60 seconds.

I would highly recommend that DD-WRT firmware.

(That's a classic router, with a lot of free memory. I have a Linux OS installed to mine. )

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I have a desktop system running Windows Vista that is wired to a dlink wireless router (WBR 1310). The DSL modem is connected to the router, and the network has been running just fine for my wireless laptop, ipod touch, and wireless blueray DVD player.

When I upgraded the modem (to Actiontec M1000) in advance of a DSL speed upgrade, the problems began. After lengthy tech support calls to Qwest and Dlink and updating the firmware of the router, I am connected to the Internet at fairly consistent speeds on the desktop.

However, the network signal is very inconsistent for the wireless devices. Sometimes they can't find the network at all until I reset the router (it doesn't seem to matter whether I use the reset button, unplug and replug, or go to the admin Settings page and save the settings again). Sometimes they find the network, but can't connect to the internet until a reset. Sometimes they connect and everything works better than ever. For a while - then it goes funky again.

The most noticeable problem is with the laptop, but I suspect that is just because it has more ways to monitor what is happening with the signal.

I am at a loss as to what to try. Should I get rid of all of the network settings and start over? I'm not quite sure how to do that. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

A:dlink router must be reset too often

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Hey there,

Getting nervous because some strange things are happening.

I have been getting random disconnects from the internet. It will connect again if I pull the power from the router and then plug back in.

On two of our pcs a random .pdf popped up that nobody would have opened before.

Then tonight, internet was running fine until I tried to browse on my pc (the one with .pdf pop up). Disconnect happened again. Tried the usual trick but wouldn't reconnect.
Windows wasn't even seeing it as a active wireless.

I went to router web page and I couldn't log in with my password. I then tried the default password and it worked. Went through the settings and the router had no security. Looked like it was reset to factory defaults(no one, other then me would know how to do this). I went through the whole process, new password to enter, new password to connect, new SSID name etc.... It was then that I realized the PCs were finding the network, just the unsecured one!

When the .pdf should up on the 2 pcs I ran MBAM(quick scan) on one and GMER and ESET on the other and the results were clean.

I am terrified that someone has access to our computers. I won't even let family get on internet, boy they are not happy. I have disabled internet on all but one pc, which I am hard-wired. I don't know if that is any safer.

Please advise and TIA.

A:random pdf pop ups, router reset

Hello, the best way to be certain is to repost this with the logs below.Please go here....Preparation Guide ,do steps 6-9.Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9 which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.If GMER won't run (it may not on a 64 bit system) skip it and move on.

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I have Earthlink DSL My router is model no Linksys WRT54G2 V1.2. It works fine during the day. But every morning I have to take the plug out and wait a minute and plug it back in to get it to work.

How do I fix this? I'm in my bedroom and I have to come outside to my living-room to do this and its a real pain.

A:Why do I have to reset my router every morning

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Greetings, we recently got a new desktop and my nephew configured the wireless DLink router for the desktop and two laptops. It was all working fine, with our *****home network connecting with all the computers. Then my laptop stopped being connected to the home network. I tried rebooting, didn't help.
I read online that I should reset the router- so I pushed on the reset button and reset it. Then I learned that was the worst thing I could have done-my home network disappeared. I think it deleted all the configurations on the router. My question now is- can I get it all back? I am very computer illiterate. I do have the CD that came with the router- can I just reinstall it with the CD? I see that the *****home network is still on the computer but it will not show up on the internet access. The only way I can connect to the internet is using the DLink internet access, but I understand that is not safe. So- is there any way to recover all the configurations my nephew put in, or must I start from scratch? Thank you in advance!

A:Accidental hard reset on router- Help!

ask your nephew if he saved the settings for you, or try searching your computer for a file named something like this

network settings.conf

not sure if DLink save as .conf files but worth a try

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