Help with Prolink Router.

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Lost the password and I must reset my router. I have some screen shots
of what most of the settings used to be, but probably not everything.  

I looked for simplified instructions on what settings I need to change
after the reset in order to get the damn thing working.  

But all I found was this Manual which might was well be written in Greek
considering all the techo babble it contains.
http://77pdfs.com/prolink-h5001n-wirelessn-user-manual-pdf

What are the minimum settings I need to make to get the thing running
again.  

This is for 3 windows stand alone computers.  

After I reset the thing, what default setting are there that I do not
have to bother with and what are the simplest steps to get it up and
running? Any real help, thanks.  

Re: Help with Prolink Router.
On Thu, 24 Oct 2019 05:30:53 -0000 (UTC), networkdummy

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- What model Prolink router?  Extra credit for the hardware version.
It should be on the serial number sticker.
- What is your internet connection?  (DSL, Cable, dialup, neighbors
wi-fi, WISP, etc).

The minimum is...

LAN side:
   IP address.
   DHCP IP range (probably only needed if you have devices on  
   your LAN with static IP addresses).
WAN (internet) side:
   Type of internet connection (DHCP, static, PPPoE, PPPoA, etc)
   ISP authentication:
       Login name
       Login password
WiFi:
   SSID (Wi-Fi login or system name)
   WPA2-TKIP (Wi-Fi pass phrase).  

That's about it for most wireless routers.
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Re: Help with Prolink Router.

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Thanks for your reply Jeff, you always have the best replies; glad ur  
still here for us.

I am not at home so I will have to send the model number later. Only know  
that the pix in the url/manual I gave looks identical to the unit.

I have the screenshots about 10 pages of them, much of which I don't  
understand but I can see what the settings were before and with your  
additional help, go from there, I hope. Will post later what the results  
are as I have never done this before.


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Re: Help with Prolink Router.
On Fri, 25 Oct 2019 09:12:43 +0000 (UTC), networkdummy

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Y'er welcome.  Glad to be of some assistance.

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Well, it's nice to know what you have to work with.
Don't forget about my 2nd question, which is what flavor of ISP are
you using (DSL, cable, wi-fi, satellite, WISP, etc).  This makes a big
difference on the WAN (internet) settings.

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Welcome to "Learn by Destroying".  You don't really understand how
something works until after you've destroyed it, and then fixed it.

I'll take a leap of faith and guess(tm) that it's a Prolink 5004n
wireless router.  If so, this should help:
<https://setuprouter.com/router/prolink/h5004n/wifi.htm
It shows the same three pages of settings that I suggested are the
only ones of great importance.  There are a bunch of links to various
Prolink docs near the bottom of the page:

Argh.  I just noticed that I screwed up my previsou message in the
wi-fi section:

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That should be:
WiFi:
   SSID (Wi-Fi login or system name)
   WPA2-AES  (Wi-Fi pass phrase).  
or if you must:
   WPA2-Mixed  (Wi-Fi pass phrase).  

--  
Jeff Liebermann     jeffl@cruzio.com
150 Felker St #D    http://www.LearnByDestroying.com
Santa Cruz CA 95060 http://802.11junk.com
Skype: JeffLiebermann     AE6KS    831-336-2558

Re: Help with Prolink Router.

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You guessed right. According to the screen shots its a prolink h5004nk  
adsl wireless modem

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Everyone is using wifi, not dls. It's a wired wifi router with ports for  
DSL being unused.

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Yeah but I don't own it and I'm not the one paying most of the bill. I'm  
just trying to get the pw so I can reboot the rounter from browser which  
in the past worked. The modem/router is very flaky and often disallows  
DNS lookups requiring a reboot of the router. Don't know why?

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Ok, I went through the old screen shots and these are the sections that  
look important maybe requiring my input after the reset:

DNS CONFIGURATION
LAN CONFIGURATION
LAN INTERFACE SETUP
LAN PORT
DHCP MODE
COMMIT/REBOOT-COMMIT  

CHANGES, RESET,REBOOT
IP QOS
IGMP PROXY CONFIG ENABLED

Funny I don't see in the screenshots a section for setting  
encryption/passphrase? What section would that be under?
The sections at the top of the screenshots are: Status,  
Setup,Advanced,Service,Firewall,Maintenance,Logout

Thanks again Jeff, ur the BEST!

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