lost router password--query

lost router password--query

Post by MZB » Tue, 05 Sep 2006 08:40:48


OK I have a Dell Dim 2400 in the ba *** t. It has a broadband connection
with a linksys router.

Upstairs I use a Dell Inspiron 2200.

All works great. I even have some folders networked and various security
settings are in place. This was done about 3 years ago and I no longer
remember how to do settings and I also lost the password to change any
settings. If I get desperate I can always press the reset button but then I
would have to call Linksys to help me through the appropriate settings.

Now my question:

I will be getting a new laptop at work that I can take home. But, is there
any way I can access the internet with this laptop at home?? I do have a
wired connection to the router also, but I assume this will not effect
connectivity. I assume it will stay say secured network and I will be unable
to get on.

Any suggestions?

Mel
 
 
 

lost router password--query

Post by Steve Wino » Tue, 05 Sep 2006 10:59:17

In article < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >, "MZB"


You can make a wired connection between the laptop and the router and
access the Internet. Wired connections don't have security settings.

If you've defined a WEP or WPA key on the router, it only affects
wireless connections.
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lost router password--query

Post by Robert L [ » Tue, 05 Sep 2006 11:21:12

his is a multi-part message in MIME format.


1. If you don't remember the warless settings and don't remember the password, you may not be able to use wireless.
2. If you don't setup Mac filter, wired should works in most cases.
3. You can reset the router without calling Linksys. It will reset to the factory settings.

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
"MZB" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
OK I have a Dell Dim 2400 in the basement. It has a broadband connection
with a linksys router.

Upstairs I use a Dell Inspiron 2200.

All works great. I even have some folders networked and various security
settings are in place. This was done about 3 years ago and I no longer
remember how to do settings and I also lost the password to change any
settings. If I get desperate I can always press the reset button but then I
would have to call Linksys to help me through the appropriate settings.

Now my question:

I will be getting a new laptop at work that I can take home. But, is there
any way I can access the internet with this laptop at home?? I do have a
wired connection to the router also, but I assume this will not effect
connectivity. I assume it will stay say secured network and I will be unable
to get on.

Any suggestions?

Mel


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<DIV>1. If you don't remember the warless settings and don't remember the
password, you may not be able to use wireless.</DIV>
<DIV>2. If you don't setup Mac filter, wired should works in most cases.</DIV>
<DIV>3. You can reset the router without calling Linksys. It will reset to the
factory settings.</DIV>
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Troubleshooting on <A
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I have a Dell Dim 2400 in the basement. It has a broadband connection <BR>with
a linksys router.<BR><BR>Upstairs I use a Dell Inspiron 2200.<BR><BR>All works
great. I even have some folders networked and various security <BR>settings
are in place. This was done about 3 years ago and I no longer <BR>remember how
to do settings and I also lost the password to change any <BR>settings. If I
get desperate I can always press the reset button but then I <BR>would have to
call Linksys to help me through the appropria
 
 
 

lost router password--query

Post by MZB » Tue, 05 Sep 2006 13:17:16

his is a multi-part message in MIME format.


Robert:

I'm not sure if I set up Mac filtering or not.

I know I can reset the router. I'm worried about how to set it up after that!!!

(I just don't remember all the settings and I would like it to be somewhat secure)

Mel
"Robert L [MS-MVP]" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
1. If you don't remember the warless settings and don't remember the password, you may not be able to use wireless.
2. If you don't setup Mac filter, wired should works in most cases.
3. You can reset the router without calling Linksys. It will reset to the factory settings.

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
"MZB" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
OK I have a Dell Dim 2400 in the basement. It has a broadband connection
with a linksys router.

Upstairs I use a Dell Inspiron 2200.

All works great. I even have some folders networked and various security
settings are in place. This was done about 3 years ago and I no longer
remember how to do settings and I also lost the password to change any
settings. If I get desperate I can always press the reset button but then I
would have to call Linksys to help me through the appropriate settings.

Now my question:

I will be getting a new laptop at work that I can take home. But, is there
any way I can access the internet with this laptop at home?? I do have a
wired connection to the router also, but I assume this will not effect
connectivity. I assume it will stay say secured network and I will be unable
to get on.

Any suggestions?

Mel


<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML><HEAD>
<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
<META content="MSHTML 6.00.2900.2963" name=GENERATOR>
<STYLE></STYLE>
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<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Robert:</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT> </DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>I'm not sure if I set up Mac filtering or
not.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT> </DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>I know I can reset the router. I'm worried about
how to set it up after that!!!</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT> </DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>(I just don't remember all the settings and I would
like it to be somewhat secure)</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT> </DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Mel</FONT></DIV>
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<A
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<DIV>1. If you don't remember the warless settings and don't re
 
 
 

lost router password--query

Post by Robert L [ » Wed, 06 Sep 2006 01:44:37

his is a multi-part message in MIME format.


Then you can try the wired first. In most cases, people don't setup Mac filter. So it may work.

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
"MZB" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
Robert:

I'm not sure if I set up Mac filtering or not.

I know I can reset the router. I'm worried about how to set it up after that!!!

(I just don't remember all the settings and I would like it to be somewhat secure)

Mel
"Robert L [MS-MVP]" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
1. If you don't remember the warless settings and don't remember the password, you may not be able to use wireless.
2. If you don't setup Mac filter, wired should works in most cases.
3. You can reset the router without calling Linksys. It will reset to the factory settings.

Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN Troubleshooting on http://www.ChicagoTech.net
How to Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on http://www.HowToNetworking.com
"MZB" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
OK I have a Dell Dim 2400 in the basement. It has a broadband connection
with a linksys router.

Upstairs I use a Dell Inspiron 2200.

All works great. I even have some folders networked and various security
settings are in place. This was done about 3 years ago and I no longer
remember how to do settings and I also lost the password to change any
settings. If I get desperate I can always press the reset button but then I
would have to call Linksys to help me through the appropriate settings.

Now my question:

I will be getting a new laptop at work that I can take home. But, is there
any way I can access the internet with this laptop at home?? I do have a
wired connection to the router also, but I assume this will not effect
connectivity. I assume it will stay say secured network and I will be unable
to get on.

Any suggestions?

Mel


<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML><HEAD>
<META http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
<META content="MSHTML 6.00.2900.2963" name=GENERATOR>
<STYLE></STYLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY bgColor=#ffffff>
<DIV>Then you can try the wired first. In most cases, people don't setup Mac
filter. So it may work.</DIV>
<DIV><BR>Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE<BR>Networking, Internet, Routing, VPN
Troubleshooting on <A
href="http://www.ChicagoTech.net">http://www.ChicagoTech.net</A> <BR>How to
Setup Windows, Network, VPN & Remote Access on <A
href="http://www.HowToNetworking.com">http://www.HowToNetworking.com</A> </DIV>
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<DIV>"MZB" <<A
href="mailto: XXXX@XXXXX.COM "> XXXX@XXXXX.COM </A>> wrote in
message <A
href="news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ">news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM </A>...</DIV>
<DIV><
 
 
 

lost router password--query

Post by U3RldmUgQ2 » Thu, 07 Sep 2006 07:42:01

Linksys has instructions on how to reset and reconfigure this router on their
web site. If you go to
http://www.yqcomputer.com/ %2FLayout&cid=1114037290855&pagename=Linksys%2FCommon%2FVisitorWrapper
and click on "Ask Linksys" you'll find information that should save you that
call to their technical support line.
 
 
 

lost router password--query

Post by Nepatsfa » Thu, 07 Sep 2006 08:18:14


XXXX@XXXXX.COM ,


If you remember which computer you last used to access the
router's web interface then you may be able to use this program
to retrieve
the router's logon user name and password.

Protected Storage Explorer
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Look under WininetCacheCredentials for an entry that matches
your current router's configuration page.

Good luck

Nepatsfan