wrt54g router linksys... reset the router using computer

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What have you tried?

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Is there a question here somewhere?
I'm not sure what your question is. You need to elaborate more on what exactly you would like to do.

You can reset the router to its factory defaults by going to it physically, locating the button labeled "reset" that you need a pencil to reach and holding it in for 10 seconds. This will erase the configuration on the device and reset it.

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Sorry, I don't understand what you want to do exactly. Normally you just use a web-browser to login to the router and look for the menu option where you can reset it. Where exactly is your problem?
This is directly from the manual:

"Reset: There are two ways to reset the Routers
factory defaults. Either press and hold the Reset
Button for approximately five seconds, or restore
the defaults from Administration > Factory
Defaults in the Routers web-based utility."

If you need help accessing the page here is the defaults:

"How to Access the Web-Based Utility:
To access the web-based utility, launch the web browser on
your computer, and enter the Routers default IP address,
192.168.1.1, in the Address field. Then, press Enter.
A password request screen will appear. (Non-Windows XP
users will see a similar screen.) Leave the User name field
blank. The first time you open the Web-based utility, use
the default password admin. (You can set a new password
from the Administration tabs Management screen.) Click
OK to continue."
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sometimes internet stops

so need to unplug modem/router

is there a way to do this from 192.168.1.1

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The router should have a restart button in the configuration, but that won't affect the modem (unless it is one piece).
I don't believe the web version has a recycle button in the firmware, but someone else online said this is a workaround to make it reboot remotely:

1. Go to the Administration tab after logging into the router
2. Go to Config Management
3. Click Backup button and back up the Config.bin file to the default directory or of your choice.
4. Click Browse and choose the same Config.bin file.
5. Click Restore button. The router will restart.
You can also usually connect to your modems settings by going to 192.168.100.1
Sometimes these have a reset button built into the web interface but if not they may at least have a DHCP release/renew which will probably do the same thing as what you are trying to do anyway.
ie7

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1. Go to the Administration tab after logging into the router
2. Go to Config Management
3. Click Backup button and back up the Config.bin file to the default directory or of your choice.
4. Click Browse and choose the same Config.bin file.
5. Click Restore button. The router will restart.

want to test this
dont have access to the physical g router box
what could happen wrong if I did this and router did not start again
how could i start it again without physical access to the g router

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You can't. If the router fails, you will need to physically power cycle it.
You could try these commands after you log in:

http://192.168.1.1/setup.cgi?todo=reboot
http://192.168.1.1/Reset.htm

Goes without saying, but I'll mention it anyway to replace your router IP address if it's different. I don't think reset does a factory reset, but i may, so be sure you have the settings to restore just in case.

If that doesn't work, you might see if a firmware give you the capability (not likely) or move to a 3rd party firmware: http://www.linksysinfo.org/forums/showthread.php?t=32978

Unfortunately, even with the remote ability, you're not likely to solve many of your problems with such a soft reset. It's catch 22 in that if the router dies, you likely won't be able to access it without a hard reboot. If the modem dies, it probably needs a hard reboot and a router restart is unlikely to fix it.

What I do is have all the equipment hooked up to a power strip. Turning on/off the power swich on the power strip is the same as a power failure and everything is restarted. If need be and I'm not around to reset just the "broken" device, I tell someone to flick the switch for a few seconds and reboot everything.

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