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Why can't I access my WRT54G via IE?

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by bmkiss67, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. bmkiss67

    bmkiss67 Addicted to LI Member

    I currently have FIOS and I want my Linksys WRT54G v2.2 to take over the wireless aspect strictly because I need a router that has better parentally controls than the FIOS router has. Tomato was suggested as a good upgrade to my WRT54G so I went ahead and installed version 1.25. It seemed to work fine, I was able to get into my WRT54G thru the web interface. I then went back into my FIOS router and set up my IPs so that my WRT54G would be able to use I then put it all together and now I can’t get into my WRT54G thru the web interface. IE8 is the browser I’m using and I get back a message that says “Internet Explorer cannot display the webpageâ€, but inside the url bar it has an icon of a tomato in front of the address. What do I need to do in order to get back into my WRT54G. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  2. rhester72

    rhester72 Network Guru Member

    Sounds like you managed to put your 54G on a different subnet than your FIOS router and you're still DHCPing to the FIOS router. Never worked with a FIOS router - you can try creating a static route to the 54G's IP to at least be able to get in and fix this, but you're probably better off just clean resetting the 54G and reconfiguring (taking care with the subnet the second time around! ;).

  3. bmkiss67

    bmkiss67 Addicted to LI Member

    Ok, I connected my PC right to a lan port on my 54G and I still can't get in. I also can't ping it. I get nothing at all. I know I set the routers IP to, but I'm not router savvy so I have no idea on what to do to get it to work. I'm beginning to think I should of used a different firmware. There has to be a way to get a new load of something on there, I do I do that?

  4. fyellin

    fyellin LI Guru Member

    Sounds like it's time to start from scratch. Have you tried a 30-30-30 reset of the router? After that, the router should have an IP address of If you set your laptop to have an IP address of 192.168.100.x, turn off wireless, and plug it directly into a LAN port (be careful not to use the WAN port), you should be able to re-enable communication.
  5. mpegmaster

    mpegmaster Addicted to LI Member

  6. bmkiss67

    bmkiss67 Addicted to LI Member

    First, thanks fyellin. That did the trick. Second, thanks for that link mpegmaster. Hopefully I'll be able to set this up and make it work right. I do have a question if you don't mind. In my FIOS router, my DNS servers are both set to Is that possible right. I saw in the link that you sent me it has 2 addresses in the directions, but I'm not sure if I can use them or not.

    And again thanks for all the help
  7. mpegmaster

    mpegmaster Addicted to LI Member


    Connect to the FIOS physical LAN router port to setup the FIOS router, I'm not trying to be cute here just what to make sure you understand what is going here... ;^)

    Use this for your FIOS router...

    Router IP...

    DNS..., <--- This is okay to use!!!!

    Yes... you need DNS servers...

    If you look at the link/topic it states...

    Setup a DMZ port on IP...
    This is going to be your STATIC WAN IP of your Tomato router!!!

    ALSO... Turn 'OFF' the Wireless on the FIOS router if you want the Tomato router to handle the wireless management of your network.

    Do the above first.... Do not forget to save the settings also!!!

    Now we are going to connect to the Tomato physical LAN router port...

    Then setup your Tomato router to what the link/topic states...

    By the way you will need to take a cable from LAN Port # 1 Output on the FIOS router to the WAN Port Input on the Tomato router to make this work.

    When you are all done...

    You will be able to connect to FIOS router and the Tomato router via their different IP address with no problems at all.

    Hope this helps ya... ;^)


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