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Posted: 1/6/2005 6:38:32 PM EDT
I bought a used Netgear wireless router on E-bay.  I got  it and tried to use it , my laptop sees it and says it has a good reception.  However when I try to use it it asks for a  "network key".

I thought this might be a passwork or something.  I got no manual with it.  I went to their web site and downlaoded the manual and can't really make it out.

I took it apart  thinking there was a CMOS battery or jumper or something I could reset.  Nothing inside.

Anybody with sugestions?


Bobwrench
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 6:39:37 PM EDT
Probably looking for the WEP key from the prev owner's config.  Can you get to the admin page of the router?
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 6:39:52 PM EDT
tcp/ip addy


SGtar15
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 7:02:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By racer934:
Probably looking for the WEP key from the prev owner's config.  Can you get to the admin page of the router?




Do not know how to get there.

Let me read the manual again.
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 7:02:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
tcp/ip addy


SGtar15



I have no idea what you said.
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 7:10:20 PM EDT
Open a browser window.

Type in http://192.168.0.1

When the password box opens,  try admin for the user and password for the password ( this is the default stuff hopefully it has not been changed,  if so check the netgear website for the reset procedure )

on the right side you will see advanced and WAP ( I think )  check for a code there and put that in to your laptop config.

Link Posted: 1/6/2005 7:15:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PinePig:
Open a browser window.

Type in http://192.168.0.1

When the password box opens,  try admin for the user and password for the password ( this is the default stuff hopefully it has not been changed,  if so check the netgear website for the reset procedure )

on the right side you will see advanced and WAP ( I think )  check for a code there and put that in to your laptop config.




Nope. could not connect.

I get the "Page cannot be displayed" ...........



Link Posted: 1/6/2005 7:16:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 7:17:37 PM EDT
Open a DOS prompt on your machine.

Type "ipconfig /all"

Find your default gateway ip address for your wireless card.

Type in your browser http://<default gateway address>/

Use admin/password at the prompt.
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 7:18:23 PM EDT
try 192.168.2.1
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 7:19:15 PM EDT
press the small reset button on the back for 30 seconds with a paperclip or pen.  Then power cycle the box and retry the login procedure above.
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 7:19:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wingnut116ACW:
try 192.168.2.1



or 192.168.1.1
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 7:20:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bobwrench:

Originally Posted By PinePig:
Open a browser window.

Type in http://192.168.0.1

When the password box opens,  try admin for the user and password for the password ( this is the default stuff hopefully it has not been changed,  if so check the netgear website for the reset procedure )

on the right side you will see advanced and WAP ( I think )  check for a code there and put that in to your laptop config.




Nope. could not connect.

I get the "Page cannot be displayed" ...........






You did try this on the computer the router is connected to right?   you also have to be connected to the net.

Link Posted: 1/6/2005 7:24:14 PM EDT
Your laptop sees the router,  it just doesn't have the password to connect to it,  you will find that password or encryption key in the router itself ( the way I explained it )

Trying to be a little more clear.

BTW which model is it?

Charlie
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 7:27:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2005 7:28:07 PM EDT by cruze5]
Depending on how old it is it might not have a reset switch on it.  Your best bet is to call the previous owner and kindly ask for the password.   This is what i had to do if i  or customer forgot password link
not fun let me tell you
what is the model number by the way
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 7:31:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By racer934:
Open a DOS prompt on your machine.

Type "ipconfig /all"

Find your default gateway ip address for your wireless card.

Type in your browser http://<default gateway address>/

Use admin/password at the prompt.



At the "default gateway"  it is blank.

At the little icon for my wireless connection in the lower right corner it say signal strenghth is excellent
Status is connected.  Speed 54.0 Mbps.  Sent 164.  Received 0


Link Posted: 1/6/2005 7:32:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MissouriBob:
press the small reset button on the back for 30 seconds with a paperclip or pen.  Then power cycle the box and retry the login procedure above.




That did not work either,

Maybe this thing just don't work.  Maybe that is why it was sold.
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 7:34:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PinePig:
Your laptop sees the router,  it just doesn't have the password to connect to it,  you will find that password or encryption key in the router itself ( the way I explained it )

Trying to be a little more clear.

BTW which model is it?

Charlie




WGR614
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 7:35:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PinePig:

Originally Posted By bobwrench:

Originally Posted By PinePig:
Open a browser window.

Type in http://192.168.0.1

When the password box opens,  try admin for the user and password for the password ( this is the default stuff hopefully it has not been changed,  if so check the netgear website for the reset procedure )

on the right side you will see advanced and WAP ( I think )  check for a code there and put that in to your laptop config.




Nope. could not connect.

I get the "Page cannot be displayed" ...........






You did try this on the computer the router is connected to right?   you also have to be connected to the net.




Yep, on both counts
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 7:36:03 PM EDT
Which router is it?

IM me a phone # I'll call you.


Charlie
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 7:38:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2005 8:07:19 PM EDT by MillerSHO]
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 7:51:57 PM EDT
I just spent some time looking through the manual for that one

instead of the 192.bullshit try  http://www.routerlogin.net

then continue looking for the WAP encryption key.

Charlie
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 8:44:35 PM EDT
you might also try 192.168.0.1 from the browser
Link Posted: 1/6/2005 8:52:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/6/2005 8:55:00 PM EDT by fritzthecat]
If the router has a WEP or WPA key installed, he will not be able to connect via a wireless connection.
Use a Cat5 cable and hardwire the router to the laptop.  Use a std cable and plug into one of the 4 out ports on the router. Do not use the Internet port.  Net access is not required.  Then access the admin page at http://192.168.0.1
User name: admin
Password: blank

If the password is incorrect, reset the router by pushing in the little reset button.

Note that all the above is written on the bottom of the router - with pictures.

Fritz


Link Posted: 1/6/2005 8:59:13 PM EDT
neat thread, I just got one of the same model in today. I bought it off of newegg for $50 and I'm going to send out the $20 mail in rebate tomorrow.

My girlfriend came in today and we messed with the wireless and her notebook among other things.

I'm still needing to look up how to do alot of this security stuff on it.
Link Posted: 1/7/2005 6:23:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fritzthecat:
If the router has a WEP or WPA key installed, he will not be able to connect via a wireless connection.
Use a Cat5 cable and hardwire the router to the laptop.  Use a std cable and plug into one of the 4 out ports on the router. Do not use the Internet port.  Net access is not required.  Then access the admin page at http://192.168.0.1
User name: admin
Password: blank

If the password is incorrect, reset the router by pushing in the little reset button.

Note that all the above is written on the bottom of the router - with pictures.

Fritz






That worked.  

I never thought of connecting with a Cat 5 cable.  Works fine.  Not bad for $9.00 and $6.00 shipping.  I got it on E-bay

Thanks to all with suggestions.  I knew someone would know the answer.  

I always look at Arfcom for advice.

Bobwrench
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