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Lost security key for belkin f5d7230

Discussion in 'Networking' started by wickedarb, Nov 23, 2008.

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  1. wickedarb

    wickedarb Thread Starter

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    I installed my belkin wireless router at work and someone threw away my security key before I could give it to my boss. Is there anyway to recover..on XP? Cannot find reset switch on back of router either as this was my first option. The address that the router is giving me on the ipconfig is 216.8.194.22 and the gateway address 216.8.192.1 but cannot access the router directly wired either. Any ideas?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Your public IP address indicates that you are connecting the modem to a router LAN port instead of the WAN (Modem) port.

    If by security key you mean the encryption key I'm pretty sure that router shows what it is after you login. If you mean the login password then you need to reset to factory default settings.

    Page 12 of the manual includes a diagram clearly indicating the location of the reset--beside the WAN port.
     
  3. Jason08

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    Does that normally work for Internet with a single NAT?
     
  4. Courtneyc

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    That's the point of the router. If the router is enabled, the external address will be a public address. The internal address (including the inside address of the router) will be a private address. By default it will be either 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1.

    Please follow TerryNet's advice. The reset pin is right next to the WAN port (the one the modem should be plugged into). You will need a thin item, such as a straightened paper clip to push the button. Make sure the router is on when you reset it. It will require you to push the button for more than 5 seconds.

    Courtney
     
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