[Vrstream] D-Link Router: One Of My Biggest Screw-ups Ever - Help Needed

William Brandes williambrandes at gmail.com
Sun Sep 3 12:48:06 EDT 2017

Hi. First, isn't there a reset button on the router?

Second, maybe you went through the following, but, here goes.

1. Plug one end of an Ethernet cable into a free Ethernet jack on the
back of the D-Link router, and then plug the other end of the Ethernet
cable into a jack on your laptop or desktop.

2. Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into a jack on your laptop
or desktop.

3. Turn on your computer.

4. Open up a Web browser. Type the address "" or
"http://dlinkrouter" (omit the quotes) into the browser's address bar,
and then press "Enter."

5. Log in to the D-Link router with the administrator username and
password. If this is the first time you're connecting to the router,
leave the administrator password blank.

6. Click the "Setup" tab on the D-Link interface, and then click
"Wireless Settings" to open the Wireless Configuration screen.

7. Click the "Manual Wireless Connection Setup" button.

8. Adjust the wireless settings as needed. On this screen you can
enable or disable wireless broadcasting entirely, change the Wireless
Network Name, or SSID, change the wireless channel, and toggle the
wireless mode settings, such as 802.11g or 802.11n.

9. Click the "Save Settings" button to commit your changes on the router.

Stay well ... William

On 9/3/17, Ron Canazzi via Vrstream <vrstream at vrstreamusers.org> wrote:
> Hi Group,
> Well, it all started with my purchase of an Amazon Echo Show--something
> that I thought both me and my sighted wife could enjoy.  I received it
> today and there are only a few simple steps requiring sight for the
> device to be set up and then speech will be acquired from Alexa and the
> Amazon Cloud Streaming system.
> Here is what happened. I gave my wife the password to the wireless
> network that I thought I knew.  She just couldn't get it to work.  I was
> absolutely sure I gave her the correct password. It was the one that I
> _thought_ I had configured a year and a half ago for my Victor Reader
> Stream.  After an hour or so of frustration, I decided to make sure of
> the password.  I deleted my wireless connection from the Victor Reader
> Stream and then tried to reconfigure it.  Guess what!  the password was
> incorrect.  No need to worry was there?  I had the password backed up
> both on paper and in an encrypted file on the computer.  Or did I?  I
> did in fact _not_ have it anywhere.  So I decided to reset the wireless
> security settings for the router and be assigned a new key that I could
> use for the Victor Reader Stream--thus reestablishing the Stream and
> then trying again to set up the Amazon
> Echo Show.  Well, guess what!  For some reason--even though I followed
> the instruction on the D-Link wireless router, I can't get the expletive
> deleted Victor Reader Stream to connect again. I am sure I copied the
> proper security key from the end of the Wizard configuration, but I just
> can't get it to work.  Both using the manual type in method and the
> Human Ware Companion software, it simply won't connect.
> I seem to remember there was some sort of issue with the D-link router
> and the stream a year and a half ago, but for the life of me, I can't
> remember.  It might be the onset of Alzheimer's or Old Timers or
> whatever they call it.
> If anyone has any suggestions, I would greatly appreciate it.
> Thanks in advance for any help.

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