Backup wireless settings

  Edward_Winsall 14:30 13 May 2008

Is there a way to backup windows wireless connection settings?
I want to perform a reformat and reinstalation of windows for a friend, but they will not know how to setup the wireless when they take the laptop home.
So can I save and then put the settings back after the reinstall?

  Halmer 14:32 13 May 2008

normally has a back up facility if you can access the settings through IE.

Usually type the IP address form the back of the router into the address bar then you should be asked for an access password or passwords. Usually Admin then Admin!

  crosstrainer 14:37 13 May 2008

Make and model of router? As Halmer has posted, nearly all have the facility to backup settings. The file saved is usually called "config" without the quotes. Your routers' manual should explain the process.

  Halmer 15:04 13 May 2008

  BurrWalnut 15:26 13 May 2008

Here is a list of routers with their respective default user name and password:

Belkin admin admin
BT Home Hub (or bthomehub.home) admin admin
BT Voyager 2091 (or voyager.home) admin admin
BT Voyager 2500v (or voyager.home) admin admin
3Com admin admin
D-Link admin
Linksys admin admin
Microsoft Broadband admin admin
Netgear admin password
Safecom admin admin
Sky (Netgear) admin sky

  crosstrainer 15:32 13 May 2008

D-Link ADSL Modem / Router is :)

  BurrWalnut 15:58 13 May 2008

This is a list I compiled some time ago.

I think you have 192 and 168 switched around.

Do you use a D-Link and can confirm that .1.1 is correct?


  brundle 16:01 13 May 2008

I think he's talking about the PC, not the router.
click here

Save while it's working, point your friend to the page above in order to restore the settings (or do it yourself after the re-install).

  handful 16:24 13 May 2008

BurrWalnut - I have a Dlink and can confirm it is is correct for mine anyway. (DSL 604 I think although I'm not at home so can't check.)

  BurrWalnut 16:25 13 May 2008

Is this wrong then click here

  handful 16:25 13 May 2008

Pardon the English, wrote it in a rush!

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