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reinstlling wireless router after formating comp


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#1 creighs

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 08:29 AM

Hello hello!

Once I'm finally prepared/have worked up the courage, I'm going to format my 2 computers (desk and ntbk). I have ALL of my installation cds for everything else, but for the life of me I cannot find the one for my linksys wireless broadband router. Is this going to be a big problem (I.e. Will I have to spend money)??? Would someone be able to help me by explaining how to get my router up and running again? I should be okay (for the most part) with reconfiguring the security stuff on the internet after that.

I sincerely apologize if this happened to be a pinned topic; I'm accessing BC via my craptacular phone, and it's not as easy to browse (for me anyway) and to type this. I greatly appreciate any guidance you might bestow on a lowly peon such as I. :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 06:55 PM

Hi, if you are going to format your PCs there is no need to do anything to your router as long as you do not reset it, all the configurations will be in place. Only do one PC at a time. Once you have formatted and installed the drivers make sure it can go on the net. Then once successfull continue to the next PC.
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 11:32 AM

Hi Monty007,

Thank you for your response! I think I may have reset the router when I was trying to troubleshoot previously. Do I even need the startup CD anyway? Might I be able to just connect the router to my broadband and into my computer and then go to the admin "webpage" and configure the settings as if I were doing it for the first time? Or is the driver only provided on the installation cd? I have the install cd for a wireless pci card I needed to add to my desktop; it might be silly to say that, but I figured it's at least worth a try.

Thanks for the help! :thumbsup:
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 02:05 PM

Update: Found the installation CD. However, I'm still curious about the answer to the questions in my last post, regarding (a) whether the driver is only provided on the installation CD, and (:thumbsup: if the router had already been reset what steps would I have to take in that case?

Thanks to anyone who knows the answer/can point me toward it!

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 08:50 AM

A router doesn't have drivers so much as firmware. You can update the firmware from the manufacturer's website (recommended for updated) if you're unable to access the router itself (type the gateway IP into the web address). In my experience, installation CDs have been nothing more than documentation and a version of firmware that's 90% likely to be out-dated.

To configure a router that's been reset (reset button on the back?) would be to type the gateway IP into the address bar, default username and password will be next to the reset button (usually admin/password), then configure the settings as you need or want.

Hope this helps your endeavor.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 09:02 AM

Hi Ingle!

Thank you very much for your reply. That was what I figured, but was unsure so I just wanted to confirm it. Thank you! :thumbsup:

Have a nice day and take care!




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