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Old 04-07-2006, 06:51 PM   #1
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Default Why do we have to reset routers?

It seams like whenever we have a problem with our internet, we just reset the router and it corrects the problem... why do we have to reset the router?
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Old 04-07-2006, 06:58 PM   #2
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Resetting your router is like reformatting your computer to default settings.
With default settings, your hardware should work fine unless something more serious is wrong.

Resetting your router is a simple fix to repair anything that may have been changed / corrupted down the line and also renews your IP address with your ISP.
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I rarely have to reset my router. But i have VoIP, so whenever the phone doesn't work or the internet, i reset it. It does solve my problem most of the time. I wish there was another way though.
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I always have to reset my router, it is such bull.... It crashes all the time.
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Default Re: Why do we have to reset routers?

mine crashes often aswell, i hate having to do it
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Old 04-07-2006, 09:30 PM   #6
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Default Re: Why do we have to reset routers?

By resetting it do you mean just unplugging it and plugging it back in or do you mean actually pushing the little reset button on the back and having to set it up again?. I've never had to do either with my wireless router....Linksys WRT54G
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Default Re: Why do we have to reset routers?

As others have said... You can do a hard reset which is like reloading windows, or a soft reset which is like restarting your machine. Routers are just little computers, some even run linux and are possible to console into
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As others have said... You can do a hard reset which is like reloading windows, or a soft reset which is like restarting your machine. Routers are just little computers, some even run linux and are possible to console into
can i hack into my wrt64g?
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can i hack into my wrt64g?
Hack into it? I don't know about that, but you can access it by typing the router's ip address into the address bar of your browser window. usually http://192.168.1.1
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Why would you hack into your local router?
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