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#1 wannabeadmin141


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Posted 27 November 2005 - 10:23 AM

2 quick and easy's :

Say your working with a modem, router, and laptop.
-When doing a power cycle to refresh your settings, in which order is the correct way or does it matter?

Also when resetting a router, linksys wrt54g, which is the correct way to reset the router while keeping your security settings you've already set.

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#2 franktiii


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Posted 27 November 2005 - 01:26 PM

If you are just trying to reestablish your high speed internet connection I am not sure it matters.

Generally I have been told to power off the modem for a couple of minutes and then turn it back on. At most, I have turned off the modem, turned off the computer waited, then restarted the modem and rebooted.

The router is generally less of an issue, but if you want to make sure, then unplug the router and plug it back in when you turn the modem back on.

If you are having a different problem with the modem or the router, then give us more specifics about your problem and someone can probably help you.

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Posted 27 November 2005 - 04:19 PM


The generally accepted process to reestablish a network connection is from modem to router to computer. As well as the way to turn them off, in reverse order. The method is to turn all devices off (by unplugging), make sure they have been off for a full 60 seconds, at least to be sure no flash memory settings linger.

1. Turn on the modem, and wait till you see a network link connection, and modem "synch".

2. Turn on the router, wait for it to establish a link with the modem and you see a data stream with the lights on the modem and router.

3. Turn on the computer, and after boot up, open IE or the browser of your choice. Then verify you're able to connect to the internet.

By no means are these rules set in stone. There are exceptions for troubleshooting purposes. But they are the accepted guidelines for a cold restart. hth

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