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23-Dec-2009, 11:03 AM #1
Solved: Unable to access internet or router settings after changing router's IP.
I was attempting to port foreward for my PS3, but was having no luck. Long story short, I tried changing the router's IP to see if it would work. Here's where the problem began. I changed it from 192.168.2.1 to 192.168.1.1, which I believe may have made it conflict with my modem. Now I'm stuck not being able to access the internet through the router at all or access the router's configuration to change it back. When I try to access it, I just get a "Page not Found". The computer connected directly to the router is running Windows XP. The Router is a Linksys WRT54GS v. 4.

I've tried disconnecting the internet from the Router to see if it would stop the conflicting problem (if that is indeed the problem), but it didn't work. I've tried setting up many different static IP adresses for the computer connected to the router directly, but it didn't work. I've tried nearly everything, but I just can't get it working.

I'm posting this through a computer connected through a switch to my modem.

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by Objection; 23-Dec-2009 at 11:12 AM..
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23-Dec-2009, 11:20 AM #2
The following procedure should get you a connection with any broadband modem that is configured to use DHCP for the router connection, such as cable modems, and many DSL modems. If you require PPPoE configuration for the DSL modem, that will have to be configured to match the ISP requirements.

Note that the wireless encryption and channel selection will have to be done after the basic wired connection is established, the first step is to get wired connections working.

  • Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on.
  • Turn off everything, the modem, router, computer.
  • Connect the modem to the router's WAN/Internet port.
  • Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
  • Turn on the modem, wait for a steady connect light.
  • Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
  • Boot the computer.

When the computer is completely booted, let's see this.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous command output!

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

IPCONFIG /ALL

PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>

PING 206.190.60.37

PING yahoo.com


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

<dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.


If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
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23-Dec-2009, 11:27 AM #3
I'm pretty sure I've tried all of those steps, but I'll double check. Thanks for your help.

Here's the ipconfig/all. I'll work on getting the pings.

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Study
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : IC Plus IP1000 Family Gigabit Ethern
et Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-50-8D-D3-C1-36
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, December 23, 2009 9:22:58
AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, December 24, 2009 9:22:58
AM




[EDIT] Here are the ping requests.

Computer's IP:
Pinging 192.168.1.100 with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.100:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

Router's IP:
Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Reply from 192.168.1.1: bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=64
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

DNS:
Pinging 192.168.1.254 with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Ping statistics for 192.168.1.254:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),

206.190.60.37:
Pinging 206.190.60.37 with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=49ms TTL=46
Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=48ms TTL=46
Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=50ms TTL=46
Reply from 206.190.60.37: bytes=32 time=49ms TTL=46
Ping statistics for 206.190.60.37:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 48ms, Maximum = 50ms, Average = 49ms

yahoo.com:
Ping request could not find host yahoo.com. Please check the name and try again.

Last edited by Objection; 23-Dec-2009 at 11:39 AM..
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23-Dec-2009, 11:39 AM #4
Make sure your physically plugged into the router, many new routers block wifi access for the router homepage...

Also like johnwill said just hold the reset button for 15 seconds....

now type 192.168.1.1 into your html bar...

your default password will be admin...
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23-Dec-2009, 11:45 AM #5
I've done the reset procedure, and the PC is directly connected to the router. The problem is that I get a 'Page not Displayed' instead of the Username/Password window when I try to access my router via http://192.168.1.1/ .
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23-Dec-2009, 11:46 AM #6
Connect the computer to the router. Forget about the modem until you log into the router and change the configuration.
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23-Dec-2009, 11:49 AM #7
I have no idea how this works, but I've solved the problem! I simply cleared my temp files and I was able to access my router settings. Thanks everyone who was so willing to help. The community on this site is great!
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