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11-Jan-2009, 05:20 PM
Belkin 54g Router password
Hi all - just joined so please forgive if this has been asked before. I have been using a Belkin wireless router with an old Tiny PC running XP, have just lost the system (hard-drive failure) and have updated to another system running Vista. I was using wireless router in unsecured mode and have now connected system up and want to encrypt but am unable to access the Belkin page as it is asking for a password to which I never set - manual says if none set then use "blank" - either way it will not allow me in. Please can anyone advise what else I can do - I have done factory reset etc. System is operating ok on 2 wireless laptops in the house.

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11-Jan-2009, 05:27 PM
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I have done factory reset etc. System is operating ok on 2 wireless laptops in the house
strange you have done a factory reset and its stil working, i would expect you to have to login and reset everything
whats the exact model of the router
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11-Jan-2009, 05:53 PM
The password should just be left blank.
If leaving lt blank still doesn't work, then try another factory default reset.
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11-Jan-2009, 06:37 PM
I assumed that my son-in law DID a factory reset - he said he did, using the instructions from the manual. I wonder if there is another reset on the box that he did. Any advice?
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11-Jan-2009, 06:43 PM
make sure you know all your login details and setups - you may/will need to reset these in the router for your ISP
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11-Jan-2009, 06:52 PM
Could I factory reset and then go through setting up as if Router is new? I still have access by ethernet cable from cable modem / wireless router to desk-top pc. Wireless is just used by lap-tops.
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11-Jan-2009, 07:01 PM
yes, that is what you would have to do on a reset, hence make sure you know the settings required by ISP
and only via the cable connected PC - always best to connect that way when setting up a router
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12-Jan-2009, 04:06 PM
Reset was not done as I had thought, I did one and voila, able to set a WPA password. Many thanks for help to members that replied.

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you can make as solved - button at top of your first post

glad its all sorted
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