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14-Oct-2009, 02:02 PM #1
Solved: Secure Wireless Network Gone
The secure wireless network I've been using for the last 2 years has suddenly gone missing. I am able to connect wirelessly on the unsecured Linksys network, but that is the only choice available. I am able to view my secure network in the Network and Sharing center under the task of Managing Wireless Networks, but don't know how to add or access it. I'm not a very tech savvy person, so any help would be really appreciated. I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 running Windows Vista Home Basic and a Linksys Model WRT54G wireless router. Thanks!
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14-Oct-2009, 02:06 PM #2
has the unsecured Linksys network, always been there?

you have a router which has wireless on it - that should have been the one you where connecting too ......

what was the name of the secure network, and how did you know the passcode
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14-Oct-2009, 02:13 PM #3
I'm not sure if Linksys unsecured was always there or not. Was set up to automatically connect to the secure network I set up when I first purchased the router. I knew the passcode from the initial setup.
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14-Oct-2009, 02:21 PM #4
sounds like somethinghas happened to your linksys - have you had a power cut at all - althiugh the settings should be remembered

Anyway

to set the linksys back up to a secure network
connect to the router with a cable

the default settings - assuming you did not change anything
from manual page 14

open internet explorer
192.168.1.1, in the Address field.
Then press Enter.
A password request page will appear

Leave the User Name field blank.
default password admin.

you should now be able to go into the wireless settings and add a secruity code

ASSSUMING you have not changed these default settings
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14-Oct-2009, 02:26 PM #5
Should I use the same security code to access my old network or just set up a new secure network?
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14-Oct-2009, 02:38 PM #6
use the same one
will be interested to see what you find when you log into the routers wireless settings
ONLY do it with a cable and not wirlessly
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14-Oct-2009, 07:12 PM #7
Typing 192.168.1.1, into the address field just brings up Yahoo search not a password request page.
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14-Oct-2009, 08:35 PM #8
Assuming you have a Windows PC successfully connecting to the router please show, for that PC, ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

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

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

The Gateway IP is the address of your router.
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27-Oct-2009, 07:31 PM #9
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\steve>IPCONFIG /ALL
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27-Oct-2009, 07:32 PM #10
Sorry, have been out of town for a while. Hope I did this correctly.
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27-Oct-2009, 07:55 PM #11
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

Please respond to all the following steps.
  1. Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
  2. Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
  3. Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?
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27-Oct-2009, 10:30 PM #12
The devices listed are:
Broadcom 440x10/100 Integrated Controller
Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card
There are no red X or yellow ! ? displayed.
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28-Oct-2009, 09:30 AM #13
I'm afraid I don't understand your IPCONFIG being blank if those adapters are present in Device Manager with no errors. Let's do that again, we actually want to see the results of an IPCONFIG /ALL


Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

IPCONFIG /ALL

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.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
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28-Oct-2009, 08:24 PM #14
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\steve>IPCONFIG /ALL
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : steve-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : maine.rr.com
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : maine.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1A-92-CD-27-80
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::283c:2d0f:e8d0:1f62%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 74.75.94.14(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.240.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, October 28, 2009 7:42:30 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, October 29, 2009 7:42:28 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 74.75.80.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.24.29.154
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.92.226.40
24.92.226.41
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : maine.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controlle
r
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-19-B9-5E-BD-89
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e50:18a0:f62:b5b4:a1f1(Prefe
rred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::18a0:f62:b5b4:a1f1%8(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : maine.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.maine.rr.com
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 6TO4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 13:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : maine.rr.com
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter #2
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:4a4b:5e0e::4a4b:5e0e(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::c058:6301
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 24.92.226.40
24.92.226.41
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
C:\Users\steve>
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29-Oct-2009, 11:47 AM #15
You are getting a public IP address on the wireless. This would suggest you have the modem connected to one of the LAN ports of the router and not to the WAN port. Correct this and maybe you'll have better luck.
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