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Do i have to reset Wireless router after rebooting operating system?

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June 12, 2012 3:26:15 AM

Hey community,

I might have to reboot my operating system, I have a Cisco wireless router, so I have to reset it, and set it up again after i reboot my operating system?
June 12, 2012 5:19:55 AM

short answer in No

once you configured the router rebooting will not effect the router it will stay on
June 12, 2012 4:55:11 PM

If routers worked that way, people would go crazy resetting their routers. Think about a company with 1,000 computers, each of them may be rebooting in any given minute. They would have pretty much 0 internet connections if they had to restart the router each time a PC rebooted.

The router runs on it's own system, the only time it's linked to the PC is though the network connection which can be broken and setup at the computer at any time without the need to reboot the router.
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June 12, 2012 11:28:17 PM

What if i want to install Cisco Connect after rebooting my operating system? Do i have to reset it?
June 13, 2012 2:45:23 PM

ipwn3r456 said:
What if i want to install Cisco Connect after rebooting my operating system? Do i have to reset it?


Let's straighten something out here, when you say "reboot" what do you mean? Reboot is just turning off the PC and back on again. Are you saying "reboot" when you actually mean "RE-INSTALL" or "RE-IMAGE"?

If the latter, then yes you need to re-install Cisco Connect along with all your other software. But the Router settings will still be the same in the Router.
June 13, 2012 11:41:15 PM

hang-the-9 said:
Let's straighten something out here, when you say "reboot" what do you mean? Reboot is just turning off the PC and back on again. Are you saying "reboot" when you actually mean "RE-INSTALL" or "RE-IMAGE"?

If the latter, then yes you need to re-install Cisco Connect along with all your other software. But the Router settings will still be the same in the Router.


Sorry about that. I mean "reinstall" operating system. So after "reinstall" the operating system, i install cisco connect, will the router resets? Or i have to reset the router first then install cisco connect?

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June 14, 2012 1:36:34 PM
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Nothing you do on the computer will change the router. You don't even need the connect software to access it really. If you want to use it, will need to re-install it on the computer after you re-install Windows.
June 21, 2012 12:21:08 AM

hang-the-9 said:
Nothing you do on the computer will change the router. You don't even need the connect software to access it really. If you want to use it, will need to re-install it on the computer after you re-install Windows.


Sorry for the late reply. Thanks for all you guys help. Now I know what to do.
June 21, 2012 12:21:44 AM

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