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Wireless router Hi, I want to reboot the computer from scratch, but I don't know how to set about reconnecting the wireless router, I had to pay to get it set up the first time round, help please


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Hi Louise,

Appreciate the postback and additional information.

Before doing anything else, pls log down the details of your router by opening a browser and entering 192.168.2.1. Log in to the web-based management user interface, the default User Name is “Admin” and the default Password is “Admin”.

Pls verify or note down the following information:
Default Gateway =
Primary DNS Server =
Secondary DNS Server =
Wireless Channel = 11
SSID = belkin54g
Security = off (or Security Key for your WEP, WPA if used)

Thereafter, it is a matter of poping in the XP CD installer od the recovery CDs, reboot/restart the PC and boot with the CD (you may need to enter the CMOS/BIOS setup to set the PC to boot first on the CD drive). It wold be preferable to allow windows to delete the partition, create a new partition and to format using NTFS (pls not quick format). Follow on screen instructions. You need to make sure that all the drivers are installed especially the WiFi Networking Card.

After the OS install, pls check connectivity to the router. You need not re-install the router to your PC. If for some reason the WiFi will not work and/or you will not have any Internet connectivity, try temporarily using a LAN cable and connect using the Ethernet port of the PC to any of the 4 Ethernet ports of the router. It sometimes proove to be more reliable to use static IP address rather than "Obtain an IP address automatically". For the PC's Ethernet, pls use 192.168.2.2; 255.255.255.0; 192.168.2.1; and whatever DNS you were able to get from the router earlier. The same could be done with the Wireless Networking: 192.168.2.3; 255.255.255.0; 192.168.2.1; and DNS same as the Ethernet. You may need to enter the security key if it was enabled in the router and required.

Would appreciate you posting back for any developments.

Cheers.
Install operating system with recovery cd after completing install the wireless router and check the status
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