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#1 Jimmy needs help

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 07:13 PM

Hi, I was just wondering...

Do you know how most routers have that little red button that says "reset" in the back of it?

Now, I wanted to know if my router's IP would change if I pressed the button and if it will ERASE ALL of my settings in the router, such as ports and WED encryption keys.


I don't want it to reset to its factory default settings!

My router is as follows:

A verzion FiOS router model : MI424-WR

Thanks, much appreciated!

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:39 PM

The purpose of that button is to reboot the router
https://www22.verizon.com/foryourhome/eRepa...spx?case=c27381

If you're haveing some problems, power it off (or unplug), wait few minutes, power up again. So it can get a new IP from Verizon.
If you need to make changes, use the web interface.

Edited by tos226, 16 March 2009 - 12:42 PM.


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Posted 16 March 2009 - 02:25 PM

I know, I'm just asking if it will erase all of my config/settings.

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 03:39 PM

Using the link I gave you, here is what I read. Which part of it might be unclear?

Resetting your Actiontec MI424WR router to the factory defaults Verizon : Change portal

You may be instructed by a Verizon technical support person to reset your modem in order to clear any existing properties. You may also have to reset your router to the factory defaults if you have forgotten your router user name or password.
Note: Resetting your Actiontec router clears all of your home networking settings.



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Posted 16 March 2009 - 04:31 PM

Ok. Thanks..

Now, I need a way to change my ip.

Got any clue?

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 08:21 PM

Which IP you want changed?
External, the one Verizon issues? You can't change that. It'll change when the lease expires.
Internal, router IP visible on the LAN? You can change it via the web interface of the router. You will need to reboot the computer when done, if router is your DHCP server.
Computer IP? you can change the IPs the router gives out. Just change the range. Reboot the computer when done.
You can also setup static IP for the computer. Bit more involved, and unless you have a good reason, you may not want to do it.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:02 PM

I changed my IP.

In the Verizon Router, it allows me to release and renew my DCHP Lease.

I simply just released, then renewed. Changed my IP.

Thanks for the help!




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