anyone know anything about wireless routers? - Jemsite
Off-topic / Miscellaneous Talk about miscellaneous stuff off-topic and not related to music, guitars or bands. No music, gear or anything guitar related here please.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-21-2007, 12:27 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Rochester, NY/Boston, Mass
Posts: 1,019
Reviews: 6
anyone know anything about wireless routers?

I just moved into a new apartment. I've been trying to get my mac onto the wireless router but I need a password. My room mate doesn't remember what it is. It's saved on his computer but it's hidden by the dot thingies. Does anyone know any tricks on how to fix a problem like this? Is there some way to restart the router from scratch? Any help would be appreciated.
Jemwielder is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-21-2007, 12:45 PM
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Mexico city
Posts: 322
Re: anyone know anything about wireless routers?

The router must have a small button on the back to reset it to factory conditions, push it for 10 seconds and then still pushing power it up and keep the buton pushed 10 secs, that for sure will reset it to factory (belkin, Linkys, etc etc) then use the original password that almost always is User..... (leave it blank) and password is almot always blank also or administrator, admin, or check the manual.
Randy Rhoads is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-21-2007, 02:51 PM
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,234
Re: anyone know anything about wireless routers?

You might be able to get it off his PC using a program called ASTERWIN. That "unhides" passwords from under the dots. Google it.
JESTER700 is offline  
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-21-2007, 03:24 PM
 
jb4674's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Fairfax, VA - USA
Posts: 4,612
Reviews: 18
Re: anyone know anything about wireless routers?

Dowload this tool and run it on his pc...

http://www.gtopala.com/siw_download.html

It's totally harmless and you can delete it or carry it in a usb drive and let it live there.

Jimmy
jb4674 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-21-2007, 05:11 PM
site founder 0% owner
 
jemsite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: NJ - USA
Posts: 11,475
Reviews: 1
Re: anyone know anything about wireless routers?

log into the router from your web browser using the ip like
http://192.168.0.1
if you don't know the login google your router model # and find the login (admin, password or admin no password.

then go into wireless settings and lookup the SSID, security type and KEY.

you probably can't read the KEY so use NOTEPAD to type up a key then paste in the new key and save the router settings.

this will disconnect any computer wirelessly connected as the key is changed.

now go into the wireless setup on each computer and use the NEW KEY

even with a lame MAC this should be easy. on XP it's idiot-proof beyond words ...glen
jemsite is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-21-2007, 05:14 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 636
Re: anyone know anything about wireless routers?

Doh, everyone knows XP is for idiots Anyway, I don't seek to start another Mac vs. PC argument with glen
Wis Redz of Silvanost is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help needed concernin wireless internet Wis Redz of Silvanost Off-topic / Miscellaneous 12 08-18-2006 06:29 PM
Wireless network question EdE Off-topic / Miscellaneous 4 07-30-2006 06:35 PM
isp connectivity with wireless router issue shredmaster Off-topic / Miscellaneous 13 08-31-2005 11:12 AM
wireless Pc headset/microphone and Yahoo messenger SilverSurfer2 Off-topic / Miscellaneous 2 08-11-2005 12:37 PM
Wireless guitar units? - Any experience with current models? BillEarl Gear, Equipment, Recording & Off Topic 11 01-16-2001 10:36 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome