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Old 10-19-2012   #1 (permalink)
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Wireless router issues

My SMC wireless router has been giving me problems with connectivity of late.I believe it's about to go to hardware heaven.How to I uninstall it and connect a new router.I have a new Belkin router.This seems like a simple task but I have never done it before.

We are using 2 laptops, not desktops .So the router is connected directly to the modem



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I would have opted for a Netgear...
...but the procedure should be somewhat the same.

You can usually access the router's internal setup program via a web browser like Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. After you've connected the router to the modem via the WAN port, you'll need to connect an ethernet cable from one of the LAN ports to the computer's network port.

Most routers use one of the following IP addresses to access the router;
192.168.0.1
192.168.1.1

When it's all hooked up, type one of those IP addresses into the URL line of your browser. If it's the correct IP address, a software tool for your router should appear. It might require a password to access. If you're router instructions don't have that password, you'll probably need to Google for your router's default password. You might want to have that password handy before you switch to the new router.

Once you've accessed the router, you're on your own. You'll need to activate the wireless features, give your wireless signal a unique name, and set a password of your choosing. Hopefully the software for Belkin is intuitive but you can always reach their tech support to resolve problems if you can't get it to work.

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I would have opted for a Netgear...
...but the procedure should be somewhat the same.

You can usually access the router's internal setup program via a web browser like Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. After you've connected the router to the modem via the WAN port, you'll need to connect an ethernet cable from one of the LAN ports to the computer's network port.

Most routers use one of the following IP addresses to access the router;
192.168.0.1
192.168.1.1

When it's all hooked up, type one of those IP addresses into the URL line of your browser. If it's the correct IP address, a software tool for your router should appear. It might require a password to access. If you're router instructions don't have that password, you'll probably need to Google for your router's default password. You might want to have that password handy before you switch to the new router.

Once you've accessed the router, you're on your own. You'll need to activate the wireless features, give your wireless signal a unique name, and set a password of your choosing. Hopefully the software for Belkin is intuitive but you can always reach their tech support to resolve problems if you can't get it to work.

Jimmy
Are those instructions for installing the Belkin router ? If so, how do I disable the SNC router which I'm currently using and it's working for now.

Oh by the way I'm connecting directly to a external modem.we use laptops in our household

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It's all good now. SMC router is gone.Belkin is online.

Thanks for your help Jimmy
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