| | Re: How to reset D-Link router
<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>I had the router setup with the MAC address control and WEP .
> But the laptop i am using is not one of the MAC address i have entererd
> in the router setup . My other machines are toast....
> And to top it off i do not remeber the WEP key .
> How do i reset the Dlink - 713P to default settings or what is the best
> way to get to 192.168.0.1 for the router ?
> Any help is appreciated ?
Look on the back of 713P. There should be a small hole, usually just to the
left of the power jack on DLinks. Inside that hole is a small button. Find
something small enough to press and hold it while the 713P is powered up.
While pressing and holding, watch the lights on the front. With DLinks, its
usually the M1 and M2 lights that will go solid while holding the reset
button. Keep holding the reset until they start blinking. Its now reset.
To reconfigure at 192.168.0.1 after it is reset, you can either do it
over-the-air (SSID will now be "default" and unencrypted) or by connecting a
CAT5 cable from your laptop to one of the 713P's LAN ports. Does the 713P
have DHCP enabled by default? Its likely that it does not. All of my DLink
stuff, by default, has DHCP disabled. If DHCP is disabled by default,
you'll have to manually enter IP's under TCP/IP properties for whatever
network device you are using to connect with it (wireless card or NIC).
Choose an IP in the same range, such as 192.168.0.100 and set the broadcast
address to 255.255.255.0. Don't worry about the gateway and DNS addresses,
this is just for getting out on the internet. It doesn't need them just to
talk to router. Point you browser to 192.168.0.1, turn on DHCP and apply
any other settings you want. Change the TCP/IP settings of whatever network
device you used to connect back to "Obtain addresses automatically" and it
will now pull IP, broadcast, gateway, and DNS.
BTW: MAC filtering doesn't really offer that much in security. MAC
addresses are easy to obtain (even when using encryption, MAC addresses are
sent out in clear text) and spoof (changing a registry value!). It'll keep
out those that don't know how to spoof MAC's, but if someone is taking the
effort to crack your WEP (I'm assuming the 713P doesn't have WPA), I'm sure
they'll know how to spoof a MAC as well. The question becomes, is the
extremely thin layer of "security" with MAC filtering worth the extra
annoyance it bring you?