Wireless internet validating identity
Administration features are limited: for example these routers cannot be configured to use a PPPOE connection, MTU and name servers cannot be changed, etc.
Firmware cannot be upgraded except over the network.
Then disable and re-enable the connection before retrying (also under Control Panel / Network Connections).
- In Windows Vista the profiles are saved in Manage Wireless Networks (under Control Panel / Network and Sharing Center) Remove the profile for your SSID.
A web search using the product name and model number will usually return links to what you need.
See also [HINTS and TIPS] and [HOWTOS] for other subjects and/or specifics in more detail.
If using a wireless connection and you still cannot connect, you will need the name of your network and either the WPA passphrase or WEP key (these settings are stored on the router). If you cannot see your wireless network, but you can see others, then confirm your router's wireless settings.
Examples are Linksys WCG200-CC, Netgear CG814WG, RCA DCW725.
Firmware may be incompatible with some VPN or gaming applications. BEFCMUH4, uses settings as above OR default Linksys settings.
Newer routers are usually a re-branded Netgear WGR614v8 or 'v9 using Netgear retail firmware: Username = admin Password = password Default gateway address = 192.168.1.1 Default SSID = "NETGEAR" Wireless is supposedly turned off by default, so you may find you have to connect using a wire to configure the router.
Information about default settings is publicly available by web search.
Default wireless security settings are not published for obvious security reasons: sign in to the router to determine your current settings.