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Old 01-03-2014, 11:41 PM   #16
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Okay, I did get the problem corrected...and by calling att! I just played dumb and described my problem as a laptop that was not detecting wireless connection. All that was required was to go into the router settings (through my desktop which is not wirelessly connected) and re-establish the router "name" and also the password setting for the router. For some unknown reason, this fundamental setting became corrupted and it was necessary to go in and set it up, as if for the first time. I've no idea how this happened. All I can figure...and this is total conjecture on my part...is that we occasionally get electrical storms and I'm wondering if this could have corrupted the router's wireless settings?

It turned out it wasn't just my laptop because my daughter got a new wireless phone for Christmas and she was having trouble getting it to sync with our home router. Once I established a new name and password, she and I both were able to log on with ease. I appreciate everyone's very considerable help with this but as it turned out my ISP service (miraculously!) got something right! Again, thank you all for your support and attention. A Happy New Year to everyone!
Glad the problem is solved.-

I'd make a note of what you did in the router settings so if it happens again you'll have it to refer to:-

I would also be looking into how the settings became corrupted. But that's up to you.

Happy New Year to you too, Yuhan. Have a good weekend!
 
Old 01-08-2014, 11:30 AM   #17
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Thanks for your comments. How would I go about figuring out how the settings were corrupted? Is it really possible to determine that? Thanks again, Yuhan
 
Old 01-08-2014, 01:39 PM   #18
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Thanks for your comments. How would I go about figuring out how the settings were corrupted? Is it really possible to determine that? Thanks again, Yuhan
The members in the Netgear Forum may know how to find that out.
http://forum1.netgear.com/showthread.php?t=76611&page=2

Maybe our Senior Member GlennsPref that has more experience may know.

Aside from that perhaps by studying how a router communicates and it's other functionalities that it performs (what it allows in and what it's set to allow out: inbound and out) will lead you to a general hypothese which in turn will bring you to a therory.
In other words gather all the information on a router wrap all that information up with a conclusion and than educate yourself on the things that some people practice that breach other peoples security.

I concluded that someone had built a bridge to a friends printer and long story short the only way my friends computer would go online is if that printer was turned on.

So yes, I do believe that it is possible to determine that but it will most certainly so take time and effort.
If you really want to find out I can almost 99.9% assure you that persistance is the key to do that.
 
Old 01-08-2014, 04:57 PM   #19
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I'm no expert, most work I've done with modems and wireless was "on the bench".

The mostlikely cause is damage from a blackout (power outage) or lightning strike, or other electonic catastrophies on the same power circuit.

Some isp's leave the router wide open, some allow configuring for port forward and firewall.

Your isp may be able to provide more data logs, if your router copy is deleted or corrupted.

As said above, it's better to get to know your router and be prepared to reset it whenever it breaks down.
 
  


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