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Old January 12th 15, 09:41 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Snuffy \Hub Cap\ McKinney
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Default Disabling Wireless on Modem/Router

I installed this modem/router, but cannot find any instructions as to how to turn the wireless on & off, or any other wireless settings. Anyone have a suggestion?

Quick setup instructions say to connect to http://192.168.0.1 , but mine will not connect to it.

Here's the unit I have:
http://www.actiontec.com/262.html

Thanks in advance.

SJ

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Old January 12th 15, 10:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
VanguardLH[_2_]
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Default Disabling Wireless on Modem/Router

Snuffy "Hub Cap" McKinney wrote:

I installed this modem/router, but cannot find any instructions as to
how to turn the wireless on & off, or any other wireless settings.
Anyone have a suggestion?

Quick setup instructions say to connect to http://192.168.0.1 , but
mine will not connect to it.

Here's the unit I have: http://www.actiontec.com/262.html


Reset the router. It's probably a hole in the back through which you
push a straightened paper clip. Press and hold for 15 seconds. That
will reset the router to factory-time defaults. If the manual says
192.168.0.1 is the router's web server IP address then that's what the
router should default to when reset.

If you cannot reach the router then something in your network or setup
on your host is blocking that access. From the router to your computer,
what else is between them? Is it a wired or wireless connection? If
wired, did you try a different LAN port on the router and retest?

Does "will not connect" mean you cannot see the router's web server (to
see and edit its settings) or does that mean you connect to the router's
web server but cannot login? If wired, did you connect your computer
via CAT5 cable directly to the router's LAN port and test? Do you ever
see the router's web server login page (see http://tinyurl.com/o5lratz,
Login Setup page)?

Have you looked into your 'hosts' file to make sure an entry wasn't
added there that might interfere or redirect on the 192.168.0.1 IP
address? Is there anything in there other than the uncommented line for
"127.0.0.1 localhost"? Did you run any software that came with the
modem or just do the hardware setup and start from that base state
(i.e., no software of theirs, ActionTec or Verizon, was ran on your
computer)?

Although you should still be able to connect to the router's web server,
you won't be able to use the modem part until your ISP provisions that
modem. You have to call them up, give them the numbers from the modem,
and they send code to your modem that permits its use with their
services.

That ActionTec web page is worthless for finding out all of what
features or specifications are supported by that product. Is
http://tinyurl.com/qxc9dvb what you see on the backside of that router?
If so, the reset button (inside) is obvious. Do you have anything
plugged into the USB port? If so, unplug and retest; however, from
http://tinyurl.com/nbfr2ea, expand Rear Panel section, it appears it was
a feature planned but never implemented (i.e., a wasted port and PCB
logic but the firmware doesn't support its use). Can't see any
indication of an upstream LAN port so it doesn't support chaining or its
automatic. Does that phone jack go to the phone wiring "hub nest" in
your house or just to one phone? Is it even used? Have you tested with
the phone line disconnected? I believe most ISPs providing phone
service must provide a battery backed up VOIP modem. Is there a
battery? Does an indicator show the battery is okay?

Just to be sure to cover the very basic basics, is the unit plugged into
its power adapter and the power adapter plugged into a live A/C source?
Is the On/Off switch on the back of the unit in the On position? Have
you flipped this switched a couple times? Are any lights lit up on the
front of the unit? Is the corresponding LED on the front of the unit
lit up to show which of its LAN ports into which you plugged the CAT5
cable coming from your computer?

You sure the manual said to use http://192.168.0.1 rather than use
http://192.168.1.1? I did find an online copy of the quick setup guide
for this product (but not using any links available at ActionTec's web
site but instead through an online search) at:

http://tinyurl.com/oqjp86q

Yep, it says to use 192.168.0.1. Maybe it was a typo. Most consumer
grade (home use) routers that I've used default to a LAN-side IP address
of 192.168.1.1. Try that one. If everything looks ready at the unit
and you're using CAT5 to directly connect the computer to the unit, see
if rebooting the OS into its safe mode with networking eliminates the
problem. If so, you're loading software that is interfering with the
network access from your computer to the router.
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Old January 12th 15, 11:52 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support
Snuffy \Hub Cap\ McKinney
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Default Disabling Wireless on Modem/Router

"VanguardLH" wrote in message ...
Snuffy "Hub Cap" McKinney wrote:

I installed this modem/router, but cannot find any instructions as to
how to turn the wireless on & off, or any other wireless settings.
Anyone have a suggestion?

Quick setup instructions say to connect to http://192.168.0.1 , but
mine will not connect to it.

Here's the unit I have: http://www.actiontec.com/262.html


Reset the router. It's probably a hole in the back through which you
push a straightened paper clip. Press and hold for 15 seconds. That
will reset the router to factory-time defaults. If the manual says
192.168.0.1 is the router's web server IP address then that's what the
router should default to when reset.

If you cannot reach the router then something in your network or setup
on your host is blocking that access. From the router to your computer,
what else is between them? Is it a wired or wireless connection? If
wired, did you try a different LAN port on the router and retest?

Does "will not connect" mean you cannot see the router's web server (to
see and edit its settings) or does that mean you connect to the router's
web server but cannot login? If wired, did you connect your computer
via CAT5 cable directly to the router's LAN port and test? Do you ever
see the router's web server login page (see http://tinyurl.com/o5lratz,
Login Setup page)?

Have you looked into your 'hosts' file to make sure an entry wasn't
added there that might interfere or redirect on the 192.168.0.1 IP
address? Is there anything in there other than the uncommented line for
"127.0.0.1 localhost"? Did you run any software that came with the
modem or just do the hardware setup and start from that base state
(i.e., no software of theirs, ActionTec or Verizon, was ran on your
computer)?

Although you should still be able to connect to the router's web server,
you won't be able to use the modem part until your ISP provisions that
modem. You have to call them up, give them the numbers from the modem,
and they send code to your modem that permits its use with their
services.

That ActionTec web page is worthless for finding out all of what
features or specifications are supported by that product. Is
http://tinyurl.com/qxc9dvb what you see on the backside of that router?
If so, the reset button (inside) is obvious. Do you have anything
plugged into the USB port? If so, unplug and retest; however, from
http://tinyurl.com/nbfr2ea, expand Rear Panel section, it appears it was
a feature planned but never implemented (i.e., a wasted port and PCB
logic but the firmware doesn't support its use). Can't see any
indication of an upstream LAN port so it doesn't support chaining or its
automatic. Does that phone jack go to the phone wiring "hub nest" in
your house or just to one phone? Is it even used? Have you tested with
the phone line disconnected? I believe most ISPs providing phone
service must provide a battery backed up VOIP modem. Is there a
battery? Does an indicator show the battery is okay?

Just to be sure to cover the very basic basics, is the unit plugged into
its power adapter and the power adapter plugged into a live A/C source?
Is the On/Off switch on the back of the unit in the On position? Have
you flipped this switched a couple times? Are any lights lit up on the
front of the unit? Is the corresponding LED on the front of the unit
lit up to show which of its LAN ports into which you plugged the CAT5
cable coming from your computer?

You sure the manual said to use http://192.168.0.1 rather than use
http://192.168.1.1? I did find an online copy of the quick setup guide
for this product (but not using any links available at ActionTec's web
site but instead through an online search) at:

http://tinyurl.com/oqjp86q

Yep, it says to use 192.168.0.1. Maybe it was a typo.


Thanks, VLH!!! That was exactly the problem. Connected, changed the password and turned off the wireless.


Most consumer
grade (home use) routers that I've used default to a LAN-side IP address
of 192.168.1.1. Try that one. If everything looks ready at the unit
and you're using CAT5 to directly connect the computer to the unit, see
if rebooting the OS into its safe mode with networking eliminates the
problem. If so, you're loading software that is interfering with the
network access from your computer to the router.


Go to http://192.168.1.1

 




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