Reconnecting Linksys Router

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FZWG

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Appreciate some assistance.

Helping these folks who had a cable modem and 2 PCs connected to a router. Both PCs had the hard drive reformatted and Windows Me reinstalled.

While all this was taking place, the router was disconnected from its power source and set aside. The PCs are now ready to be connected to the router once again, along with the cable modem.

Since the router (Linksys with 4 PC connectors and 1 cable modem connector) was shut down (no power), does it have to be reset from scratch again (hard reset), or will it work if reconnected and powered up again?

Thanks for the help.
 
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All the routers that I know does not clear the settings when they get unpluged. The only way to reset the router is to manually press a button on the back of the router. In other words, as soon as the router has power again, it will keep the original settings. However, you're going to need to setup the network settings (ie. workgroup/domain) on the computers since you reinstalled Windows Me.
 

Squashman

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If the Network Cards are installed, I would assume that they are setup for DHCP by default.
 

JohnWill

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Isn't this the same problem you had another thread on? Did you try what I told you to do? You shouldn't have to do anything to the router or broadband modem, outside of plugging them in and connecting the cables.
 

FZWG

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Thanks for the replies.

Will plug in the cable modem and 2 PCs to the router and let them rip. Hopefully, as you say, it will be happy sailing!!
 
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