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Netgear wireless router quit working?

By offrdblndie
Apr 16, 2010
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  1. I was online the other night and suddenly disconnected from the internet. My desktop is a wired connection that was wired through the Netgear Wireless-G Router WGR614 v-9. I couldn't understand why I would not have internet so first I checked my modem, everything seemed fine. So when I took the router out of the equasion and wired my computer directly to the modem it worked fine. I have tried resetting the router, using a different ethernet cord, and unplugging it for 10+minutes. No luck. And since I'm pretty computer illiterate, I have no other ideas. Any suggestions?

    thanks.
  2. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,625   +82

    They don't last for ever something could of caused it to go Dead. Just buy a new one or try to upgrade the firmware.
  3. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,369   +302

    unless you changed the default Admin password for the router
    (and all vendor's PWs are known),
    anyone could have gotten onto it and clobbered the settings.

    1) disconnect it from everything
    2) find the reset (usually near the WAN connection)
    3) leaving the device powered on, using a paper clip, push in and hold for ten seconds

    you should see the lites flash as the device restarts

    now connect it to the modem and it should resync and show traffic lights.

    then connect your system back to the router

    get a command prompt (run->cmd) and enter
    ping www.google.com
    if you get timing data, the router is fine --- now google for your router mfg and model number
    and learn how to change the default password :)
  4. offrdblndie

    offrdblndie Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Thanks jobeard!! That seems to have fixed the problem :)
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,369   +302

    Great :) now be sure to change that password!!!!
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