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    MojoMunkeez is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    So uh..
    I was trying to manually configure my nintendo wi-fi connection by reconfiguring my router network.
    My router is a belkin f5d7230-4
    So I typed in my IP into my browser, got lucky with the network password, and proceeded to find the necessary information to input.
    I was trying to find the WEP key by going under "security" on the menu. And then I forgot what I did. I think clicked "set as an access point" and click "apply changes". Then the connection just died. For all my computers.
    right now I have no internet and i'm stealing my neighbors' wi-fi to write this.

    The way my network is set up is this:
    One desktop PC connected via ethernet cable to DSL modem.
    Another ethernet cable connecting the modem to the router.
    Two laptops with wireless cards/built-in wireless receiver.

    My computers are all still connected to the network, just have "limited or no connectivity" or something.
    When I try to repair the connection, on my desktop it says: "failed to renew IP address"
    and on my laptops it says: "failed to connect to network".

    So..uh...help?
    This is very inconveniencing to me.



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    judging from the way you speak, I have a feeling you were running off of factory defaults (save maybe a password or two you set up), so just go back to that. You should have a reset button on the thing somewhere. Exact reseting procedure could be a little tricky though, so get the manual out and look it up (probably on a CD you got with the thing, or just download it from Belkin's website).

    Be sure to read through the manual and set up proper WEP/WPA (WPA is better, but you do what you have too) security, and if that password you got 'lucky with' was the factory default... change it, write it down, and tape it to the bottom of the router (just don't cover up any heat displacing ports) so you don't forget it... don't be like your neighbor.
    Vol~

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    MojoMunkeez is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    I have direct connection back online, but my wireless network is still offline.



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    uhh... make sure the router is configured to to give out IP's via DHCP, and make sure the computers are set to recieve IPs with DHCP and not set to a static IP.

    Other than that... I'm not sure. The settings that are related to the connection I'd check. You have to refer to your book for the router. Otherwise I'm not sure. :S
    Vol~

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