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Can't connect to router via ethernet cable. Flushed DNS, reset net adapter. Help!

Discussion in 'Networking' started by mousewithatache, Apr 18, 2014.

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  1. mousewithatache

    mousewithatache Thread Starter

    Sep 9, 2013

    I bought a new router to connect to my cable modem, so that I could share through USB. It's a Netgear WNR2200, the N300 range. I was trying to find out how to set the two of them up, and stupidly followed the wrong instructions, setting the IP address to (yes I've tried typing that into browser, tried typing the old one, tried routerlogin.net and .com. Then I tried resetting the network adapter (following threads by people who had the same problem) by doing the following in elevated command prompt:
    ipconfig /flushdns
    nbtstat -R
    nbtstat -RR
    netsh int reset all
    netsh int ipv4 reset
    netsh int ipv6 reset
    netsh winsock reset
    And then a reboot.

    I've tried resetting the router, by holding the pin in and letting the test light flash for a good 20-30 seconds. I've tried turning it off, waiting, turning back on. I've tried restarting in safe mode.

    What can I do to connect to this router again so I can restore the proper IP? I don't have another laptop I can use.
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    After you reset it to factory defaults its LAN address is set to default. Connect a Windows PC to it and show ...

    Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
    Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

    Type the following command:


    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

    [Press ENTER after each command.]

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

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
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