I'll try to explain my problem the best I can,so bear with me. All seemed to work well up until 10 days ago.
Then a pop up said "my area connection network cable is unplugged" and I could not get on the internet.
I have a "Linskys wireless G broadband router with speed booster". It seems like I was disconnected somehow. Everything seems to be plugged in properly. When I tried to reconnect to the wireless router I was asked for my password. When I typed in my 5 digit password it replied that I did not have enough digits in my password. This is the password the teck gave me a year ago. My question to anyone is how do I go about getting the proper password so I can connect to my own wireless broadband router...I am now connected to a neighbors wireless router. I hope I've made myself clear and looking for any kind of help.
Some Linksys routers have a password of admin and no usernatme.
So first thing is to use a cable to connect to the router
Use the reset button in the back of the router to reset it to its factory defaults.
Reset switch is in a small hole on the back. Use a ball point pen or toothpick to get to it
once the router comces back up check to make sure you have a link light next to where the cable plugs into your computer
Then open your browser and type 192.168.1.1 into the address bar and see if you can browse into the router
If you get in, leave the user name blank and type admin into the password field.
That should get you in to the router. Go through the menus and change the password to what ever you want and then go into wireless security and set the encryption type to match what ever encryption type you have on your wireless computer wpA2 is better. Also enter a passphrase that you can put into the wireless computer t connect.
Thanks for your prompt reply...my Linsksys router has a user name and a password of "admin"...I did hit the reset button this morning. Forgive me, but I'm unable to locate the address bar to type in 192.168.1.1 Could you walk me through that step? I also have a "security mode of WPA" I don't know what that's about. As you can see, I'm still a novice when it comes to this sort of thing. Any help you can pass along would be appreciated. Thanks JMCS