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Old December 17th, 2010, 01:49 PM
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I was setting up my printer for wireless printing, which uses the WPS feature. I didn't realize that it would change everything and not allow non-WPS using devices to continue using the signal. I thought it would just add the printer to the signal I had already created. Now when I try to connect my computers there's a name and password that was generated that I don't know. I need to know how to either get the password or reset the router (I have a WNR2000 wireless N router). Everything I've found to help me on the web has involved going to a website using my browser but it still asks for the password. I'm using a Mac Pro if you need to know that.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 05:21 PM
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Now when I try to connect my computers there's a name and password that was generated that I don't know.
not very clear.

if this login to router

user admin
pass password

should be said in bottom of the router and manual on default
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 02:58 PM
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not very clear.

if this login to router

user admin
pass password

should be said in bottom of the router and manual on default
Not sure what you mean either. I was referring to the change in network name along with an unknown password. My computers basically ask me what network I want to join and when it shows the list, my old network is gone and it's been replaced by a name the router generated. I think all I have is a digital manual if there's any custom number in it. I hope this is better explained.
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 03:42 PM
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SSID name should show what you named it. if you have not used unique name for SSID then I suggest do that first
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 03:48 PM
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I did have a unique name. That's the name that's now gone. It generated another one called NTGR_tdtFHmDn1Zms. I definitely didn't name that one.
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 06:41 PM
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did you reset the router yet....
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 07:12 PM
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I was setting up my printer for wireless printing, which uses the WPS feature. I didn't realize that it would change everything and not allow non-WPS using devices to continue using the signal. I thought it would just add the printer to the signal I had already created. Now when I try to connect my computers there's a name and password that was generated that I don't know. I need to know how to either get the password or reset the router (I have a WNR2000 wireless N router). Everything I've found to help me on the web has involved going to a website using my browser but it still asks for the password. I'm using a Mac Pro if you need to know that.
Yup, Reset the router properly and configure it again.
And make sure that the 'keep existing wireless settings' under 'Advanced Wireless Settings' is ticked. So that you can use the WPS button and it will not randomly change the SSID/passphrase on the router.
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 09:56 PM
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How do I reset the router? I tried unplugging it but other than that, I can't seem to access anything because of the password.
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 10:31 PM
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Push the red small pinhole at the back of the router for 20 second to reset router to factory
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Old December 22nd, 2010, 10:38 PM
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Holy crap, I can't believe I didn't know that was there! I believe this fixes my problem!
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