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Standard User EpicFishFingers
(newbie) Tue 31-Dec-13 14:38:56
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Gigaset SE 572 router won't internet after factory reset


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Sorry for the engrish title, there's a short character limit.

Anyway I'm on EE/Orange broadband, and they gave us a Brightbox router. I'm trying to use a VPN. It's become evident that VPN doesn't work with these routers, which is immensely annoying as I need to connect to my universty VN to access a software vital to do my coursework.

So I've dug out my old Siemens Gigaset SE 572 router, in the vain hope that I can use that to access the VPN, rather than having to move house just to do my coursework.

I thought I'd need to change some setting in the 192.168.1.1 box, but I couldn't log in (non-default login password). So I reset it so it would be "admin"

Before it connected to the internet fine, now it won't! Why won't it work out of the box?? How do I fix it? I wish I'd never reset it!

Typing this on the Brightbox router, switching routers is a tedious task... I'm sure there's no way to un-reset the router but how do I make it connect to the internet now that I have reset it??

Thanks, the deadline for the coursework is January the 6th and I've hardly started it due to my VPN not working. There is no alternative to the VPN - it MUST work to undertake this coursework
Standard User EpicFishFingers
(newbie) Tue 31-Dec-13 14:55:07
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Re: Gigaset SE 572 router won't internet after factory reset


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Sorry to double-post, but I GOT IT WORKING!!

The trick was to just hope that it would randomly start working, because now it does work. Maybe plugging your newer router in then plugging the Siemens Gigaset router back in after establishing a connection through the newer router did it? Somehow the data was retained in the cabled plugged into the back of the router?

Either way it's working now by some stroke of luck (I changed no settings), so maybe just resetting it until it works is the trick!

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Tue 31-Dec-13 15:24:06
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What are you studying at university?

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Standard User BatBoy
(legend) Tue 31-Dec-13 15:49:21
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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 31-Dec-13 17:49:16
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(I changed no settings
Didn't you set your BB username & password in the Siemens after factory resetting it? Otherwise it can't possibly work; it is not remotely administered by Orange.

There is no way connecting successfully with 1 router will carry over to a 2nd router by the discon in between.

1999: Freeserve 48K Dial-Up => 2005: Wanadoo 1 Meg BB => 2007: Orange 2 Meg BB => 2008: Orange 8 Meg LLU => 2010: Orange 16 Meg LLU => 2011: Orange 20 Meg WBC
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