Just Moved and cant get my MN-700 working again.

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by Scott, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Scott

    Scott Guest

    I just moved recently and am having problems trying to get my base station
    working again. Everything is hooked up the same way as before and I am using
    the same home computer along with same cable modem. I cannot find my owners
    manual probably in storage along with the software for my base station.

    Thank you in advance for any help you can provide!!!
     
    Scott, Mar 11, 2008
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    Scott, you have to describe what isn't working. You don't need
    software for the base station. Post some details on your problem.

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    Barb Bowman, Mar 11, 2008
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    Scott Guest

    Sorry the biggest problem is that I am not very "techy" I am sure. I am not
    connecting to the internet. The base station is flashing and seems to be
    hooked up properly, I have held the reset button until blue in the face and
    still cant get a connection. I am sure that during the move that there is a
    new IP address set by the cable provider could that be the issue??? The tech
    that installed cable gave up on getting it working after about 20mins. So
    here I am routerless.
     
    Scott, Mar 11, 2008
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    did you power cycle your broadband/cable modem?
    if you've done a hard reset on the 700, open a web browser and go to
    192.168.2.1 default password is

    admin

    that takes you to the built in administrative pages

    Even if you do manage to get it working, I'd recommend replacing it.

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    Barb Bowman, Mar 12, 2008
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    Packzap Guest

    Why do you recommend replacing?
     
    Packzap, Jun 3, 2008
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    Barb Bowman, Jun 3, 2008
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    Packzap Guest

    Barb, I wouldn't be so quick to knock the MN700. Of course it didn't pass
    WPA2. It was designed and came to market before WPA2 was ratified. The
    MN700 doesn't have the speed of the latest hot-rod 802.11i router, however I
    get a steady 54 Mbps from it and seems very secure with a 63 character WPA
    passphrase.
     
    Packzap, Jun 3, 2008
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    Barb Bowman Guest

    many other routers from the same era passed WPA2 certification. WPA
    can be broken with a dictionary attack, so be sure to use a strong
    random passphrase, the longer the better. so far WPA2 has not been
    cracked. personally, I prefer to use technology that is known to be
    more secure. YMMV.

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    Barb Bowman, Jun 3, 2008
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