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Solved: Brother screwed around with Belkin Router Setup Settings

Discussion in 'Networking' started by MichaelThompson, Dec 10, 2008.

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  1. MichaelThompson

    MichaelThompson Thread Starter

    Dec 10, 2008
    Sorry but I'm a total noob when it comes to this, so here it goes...

    I'm using Windows XP. I am typing this through someone's connection, due to the fact that I'm having problems connecting to my Belkin Wireless G Router. I did have access to the main modem page, of I previously had it had the default of, but my brother changed it to 40. Nonetheless, used to work, but now it does not.

    My brother wanted to connect to a Counter-Strike Source server so he thought by messing around with this main page of the router and by forwarding some ports that he could fix it himself. Not realizing he's a moron, he was able to connect to the Counter-Strike Source server, for about 30 minutes, but suddenly he lost connection to the internet.

    It all happened when he turned DHCP server off, changed the lease time from Forever to Half Hour.


    After 30 minutes he said the internet connection just went down.

    Basically, the IP is somehow lost and I cannot access the internet...and I can't access the Belkin Cable/DSL Gateway Router Setup Utility Page via (which I normally use to go to it)


    IP Routing Enabled: No
    WINS Proxy Enabled No
    DHCP Enabled:Yes
    Autoconfiguration IP Address:
    Subnet Mask:
    Default Gateway:

    When pinging both, and it says Destination host unreachable.

    Packets sent=4, Received=0 Lost=4 (100% Loss)

    When looking at my real IP address, it is

    Whenever I try to right click on the the Local Area Connection 2, and repair the connection, I get a message that it cannot connect to the IP.

    I appreciate any response I get as I hope to resolve this matter soon.
  2. badness


    Aug 19, 2004

    My sympathies on the dullard in your midst.
    Why don't you reset the router to factory state? You can either do this in the router settings, or by inserting a paperclip into the little hole on the back of the router for about 10 seconds or so. Then reset up your network the way you had it.

  3. MichaelThompson

    MichaelThompson Thread Starter

    Dec 10, 2008
    Awesome. That worked badness. Thanks. I love you. lol
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