management tools grayed out MN700 w/sp2

Discussion in 'Broadband Hardware' started by Keppy, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. Keppy

    Keppy Guest

    I am unable to get into my management tools. I tried totally reinstalling
    the broadband and I did get in once, now it's grayed out again. I have no
    other computer even on the network and it still won't let me click to open
    it.
    Any suggestions?
    Carol

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    Keppy, Sep 23, 2004
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  2. Keppy

    Chris H. Guest

    Simply go into 192.168.2.1 in your browser. You are probably running some
    software (like ATI's extended drivers?) which is blocking the BNU.
    Everything you can do in the management tool can be done in your browser, so
    you can uninstall the networking software from within Add or Remove
    Programs.
     
    Chris H., Sep 23, 2004
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  3. Keppy

    Keppy Guest

    I can uninstall it, won't that uninstall the broadband from loading drivers
    or something?
    I am able to access it in IE just fine, thanks.
    Carol
     
    Keppy, Sep 23, 2004
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  4. Keppy

    Joker Guest

    Uninstalling the software will only uninstall the software. The drivers
    are only removed if you remove them manually. This is perfectly normal
    because the installer doesn't even know about any drivers that were
    installed.
     
    Joker, Sep 23, 2004
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  5. Keppy

    Keppy Guest

    It just says "Microsoft Broadband Networking" not utilities. Is that the one
    I can remove?
    Carol
     
    Keppy, Sep 23, 2004
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  6. Keppy

    Joker Guest

    If that's what they call it now. That sounds right. I haven't had the
    software installed since version 1.*. Also I was running Windows XP SP1
    back then, that was the only version of the software too, & to install
    the automatic updates at that point the software was needed, but they
    changed it so it isn't even needed for the updates.
     
    Joker, Sep 23, 2004
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  7. Keppy

    Chris H. Guest

    As Joker says, that's all it is. The firmware is installed on the router
    itself, and you really don't need the pretty front-end software. Windows XP
    itself handles networking much better than the broadband software, and you
    can manually administer the router without the software.
     
    Chris H., Sep 24, 2004
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  8. Keppy

    Keppy Guest

    It is uninstalled and my broadband network is working just fine. I can get
    into the utilities with no problem. Thanks for all your help.
    Since you seem to know about networking, I have another question for you, if
    you don't mind.
    What is the string I need to type into the dos window to find my new laptops
    mac address? I forget and I have mac filtering and want to add my new laptop
    :)
    Guess I should have written that down somewhere!
    Carol
     
    Keppy, Sep 24, 2004
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  9. Keppy

    Joker Guest

    "ipconfig /all" (without the quotes of course). On the NT kernel the
    MAC address is listed as the Physical Address. On Windows 9x you can
    run "winipcfg" (without the quotes of course) & select the network card
    you are interested in (Assuming that the card has been fully bound to
    TCP/IP).
     
    Joker, Sep 24, 2004
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  10. Keppy

    Keppy Guest

    ipconfig /all That's the one, thanks a lot Joker. I knew one of you guys
    would know what the heck I was talking about :)
    Carol
     
    Keppy, Sep 25, 2004
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