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Sorry to bug everyone on the forums, but I don't know where else to turn for the best knowledge. My girlfriends brothers friend played around with her router and changed all the settings on it, while she was gone. (Wireless access/Routers Login and Passwords.) It also seems to me the blocked either the wan access or her computers IP address as she is plugged in to the router directly, yet she has no internet. We tried logging into the router but the 192.168.1.1 doesn't work either.

The model of the router is WRT-54G2 V1.5. Can someone please help me with this problem. Sorry to inconvenience anyone.
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post #2 of 17
Try doing a hard restart on the router.
1. With the unit powered on, press and hold the reset button on back of unit for 30 seconds
2. Without releasing the reset button, unplug the unit and hold reset for another 30 seconds
3. Plug the unit back in STILL holding the reset button a final 30 seconds

Let the unit boot up and let all of the LED lights flash. Then try going to the router page again. Good luck.
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edit: what^said

have you tried restarting the router? Press/hold the red/black button for 10 seconds then you can try again logging back onto the router
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post #4 of 17
There should be a reset button somewhere behind or under the router. Press and hold it to reset it. The dude probably changed the 192.168.1.1. Reseting it will put it back.

If there is still no internet, make sure your friend didn't play around with her computer network settings. Go to your Network and Sharing folder, right click the connection you are using, choose properties, clicp TCP/IPv4, click properties, and check if the IP address is automatically obtained.

Hope this helps.

Ninja edit: I hate it when people mess with my computer settings. Rage!
post #5 of 17
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Well I know about the reset bottom, But her dad is not gonna believe neither of us even though I have a degree in internet and network security. He believes things when there is lots of people saying the same thing kinda thing.

Edit: So I guess im saying is am I correct on that they banned her computer from the router? and changed the ip address?

Also is there any laws against that with out her permission? I am Curious.
Edited by xEzekialx - 12/18/10 at 2:57am
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post #6 of 17
So did you try to do a hard restart?
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A hard reset as already stated should solve the router loggin and settings problem. Also check to see if your pc settings have been changed.
You may also want to reboot the modum while resetting the router as an extra step.
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The dad wants her to have Internet access right? So show him she doesn't and he'll either have to let you have a look at it or pay a local tech shop to come out, which will generally be around $100/hour.

What kind of degree do you have? From where? I don't understand why you would even involve the dad, if you are that knowledgeable just fix it.
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Well her bothers friend reset the router and changed all the settings on the router. Yes the hard reset did work. But he isn't computer savy and he finds it hard to believe a 21 year old tech I don't know. Supposely he told her father that there was 80 People all connected at the same time to there router while I had WEP password and had it cycle ever five minutes. I also made the SSID not show and made it so only the there was enough ip address for the computer.

I got my degree from CDI Collage its Internet and Network Security specialist.
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Well her bothers friend reset the router and changed all the settings on the router. Yes the hard reset did work. But he isn't computer savy and he finds it hard to believe a 21 year old tech I don't know. Supposely he told her father that there was 80 People all connected at the same time to there router while I had WEP password and had it cycle ever five minutes. I also made the SSID not show and made it so only the there was enough ip address for the computer.

I got my degree from CDI Collage its Internet and Network Security specialist.
Does her dad know? If so why is he letting your gf's brother's friend mess around with it and not you?
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