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Old 12-11-2006, 12:03 AM   #1
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I need to know if my router will delete my dads laptop off it if i restart my router?


Ok so i have a Linksys Wierless-G Router and my dads computer gets his internet from it. I lost the pass and username to it and i need to know it to add a game to its port. I think the only way is to restart router total if so i need to know if my dad will lose his connection so i have to reinstall his computer on my router or if i can get my user/pass back easier?

(ps i am not the brightest when it comes to computers)
 
Old 12-11-2006, 01:26 AM   #2
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Yes, if you shut down your router there will be nothing to get the internet from, thus he will probably lose the internet until you turn it back on. I would ask him if it's ok first if I were you.

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Old 12-11-2006, 01:51 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by tyrant_dragon3000
Ok so i have a Linksys Wierless-G Router and my dads computer gets his internet from it. I lost the pass and username to it and i need to know it to add a game to its port. I think the only way is to restart router total if so i need to know if my dad will lose his connection so i have to reinstall his computer on my router or if i can get my user/pass back easier?

(ps i am not the brightest when it comes to computers)

#1 Restarting the router will not reset the password of the router... You have to do a Hard Reset by pressing the Reset button in the back of the router for a few seconds than it will go back to default settings and default password.

#2 You dont have to reinstall your dads computer to the router is an automatic process by using DHCP... Once the router "Restarts" or resets it will detect the Computer in the network and Windows <--- (I assume you and your dad have Windows) will try to get an IP from the router and thats when the router using DHCP assign a private IP to your dads computer.
Yes your dad will lose the internet connection during that process.
Good Luck...

ooh and yes like drkstr said... Please talk to your dad before you do anything You have to be 18 or older to change your dads router configuration! JJ
But seriously do confirm with your dad you can really cause some damage to your dads router.

Last edited by SeRi@lDiE; 12-11-2006 at 02:00 AM.
 
Old 12-11-2006, 01:54 AM   #4
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#1 Restarting the router will not reset the password of the router... You have to do a Hard Reset by pressing the Reset button in the back of the router for a few seconds than it will go back to default settings and default password.
it's 30 seconds on my Linksys router, FYI.

...drkstr
 
Old 12-11-2006, 01:58 AM   #5
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it's 30 seconds on my Linksys router, FYI.

...drkstr
Hehehehe.....
I own only one linksys and it uses OpenWRT a few seconds does the job unless I want to completle erase the nvram and thats when I use more than a few seconds usally 30 seconds to a min will do..
I stand corrected.
There... Happy?
 
Old 12-11-2006, 02:05 AM   #6
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I am, thank you for admiting that I'm better then you. No, just kidding.

I only mentioned that for the original poster because awhile ago, I almost pulled my hair out trying to figure why my password was not resetting. I wasn't trying to correct you or anything, although I realize my short reply might have seemed like I was.

best regards,
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Old 12-11-2006, 07:28 AM   #7
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Is c00l is all about fun..
 
Old 12-11-2006, 10:55 AM   #8
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i know the routers on my computer he has the laptop and thats what i wanted to know about the hard reset i needed to know if after i hard reset will i have to do the whole prosses over like adding my computer to my dads wirless internet thingy(idk wat its called its on his coputer and allows him toget signals from wifi places)cause i didnt do that his friend did the whole configing of that
 
Old 12-11-2006, 11:06 AM   #9
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Does you computer use Linux? I don't know about anyone else here, but Linux PCs are much pickier about wireless internet than my family's XP computers are. If you reset the router you will reset the domain name it gives out as well. So after you reset it redo its configuration back to the way it was before you reset it. That will save you a lot trouble after it turns back on.
 
Old 12-11-2006, 11:53 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by tyrant_dragon3000
i know the routers on my computer he has the laptop and thats what i wanted to know about the hard reset i needed to know if after i hard reset will i have to do the whole prosses over like adding my computer to my dads wirless internet thingy(idk wat its called its on his coputer and allows him toget signals from wifi places)cause i didnt do that his friend did the whole configing of that
Yes you will need to configure the whole router again and the laptop.

Penguin of Wonder

I am not sure about the Domain Name you are referring to... Routers do not use Domain Name unless you have a router that is inside a of A server environment using Active Directory, etc.... Thats when you set a Domain Name or if the router is set to uses DHCP for the WAN interface it will grab one. or maybe you mien Router name or Host Name?!?

I think in hes case is just a simple home network...

Well... CYA guys back to the hospital!
By the way I am a dad today! Its a Boy! YAY!
I should make sure my son does not touch my routers untill he is 18!

hehehehe :P
 
Old 12-11-2006, 12:13 PM   #11
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O HAHA ! its my freaken router if it wasnt for the router my dad would be sitting outside trying to get a signal from the negibor :P lol
 
  


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