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Re: Netgear Router R6260 - doesnt keep my settings

Shafqat
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Netgear Router R6260 - doesnt keep my settings

Hi,

I purchased the Netgear router on ebay. Reset everything, but when I try to login to adjust settings, it does not keep my changes i.e. password or secret questions. I have tried factory reset but it still doesnt keep my settings. Any ideas?

 

Thanks.

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Re: Netgear Router R6260 - doesnt keep my settings


@Shafqat wrote:

 

I purchased the Netgear router on ebay. Reset everything, but when I try to login to adjust settings, it does not keep my changes i.e. password or secret questions.

 


Let's hope it wasn't sold because it was bust.

 

When you say you "Reset everything", what did you actually do?

 

This?

 

How do I perform a factory reset on my NETGEAR router? | Answer | NETGEAR Support

 



I have tried factory reset but it still doesnt keep my settings.

 


How are you working in the router? What settings are you changing? How do you know that they aren't being saved?

 

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Shafqat
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Re: Netgear Router R6260 - doesnt keep my settings

Factory reset. 

Added all the information to setup the router along with Admin password changes and security questions. When it was all setup, I tried to connect on my laptop using 192.168.1.1, it didnt accept the Admin details, asked for Router Serial number and then security questions which all failed.

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plemans
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Re: Netgear Router R6260 - doesnt keep my settings

I've seen it where if you don't put in the proper requirements for the password, it makes you go back through password recovery/setup. 

Make sure to have 10 chacters

1 special

1 number

1 upper case letter

1 lower case letter. 

 

 

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Shafqat
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Re: Netgear Router R6260 - doesnt keep my settings

Ok. It accepted the password during the setup. So not sure why it doesnt accept it after that. Also, why would the security questions not be saved? Strange no? 

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Re: Netgear Router R6260 - doesnt keep my settings

Is it connected to a modem of some sort?

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Shafqat
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Re: Netgear Router R6260 - doesnt keep my settings

Its connected to a Virgin Media router, I use it as an access point but also a ethernet connection. Both the Wifi and Ethernet drop out and then comes back on again, happens every few hours. So I reset everything and wanted to see if there are some settings in the Netgear router that I need to change.

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@Shafqat wrote:

Its connected to a Virgin Media router, I use it as an access point but also a ethernet connection.


Pity you didn't say that at the outset.

 

You said earlier:

 

 


When it was all setup, I tried to connect on my laptop using 192.168.1.1, it didnt accept the Admin details, asked for Router Serial number and then security questions which all failed.

If the R6260 is set up in AP mode, then you can forget about using that way into the R6260.

 

You need to get the IP address from the attached devices list in your main router. Then feed that into a browser to get at the AP's controls.

 

 

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Shafqat
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Re: Netgear Router R6260 - doesnt keep my settings

Ok great. I will try that. Thanks.

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