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wireless Ethernet bridge mode

Discussion in 'Tomato Firmware' started by goodgod, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. goodgod

    goodgod Addicted to LI Member

    I set my asus router to wireless Ethernet bridge mode. But I forgot my IP address. How do I access it?

    I tried Asus restoration tool and it says it cannot find any devices.
    Please help.
  2. TT76

    TT76 Networkin' Nut Member

    connect you pc to that router by wire and access it with ip address
  3. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    That won't work, since that IP address will connect to the main router rather than the Bridge router.

    You have two choices. Your first choice is to systematically go through all of your available IP addresses (eg.,, ..., and see if an http connection finds it.

    Your second choice is to perform a hard-reset of your Bridge router (hold reset button for 30 seconds as it powers on) to reset the configuration to Tomato defaults. Then re-configure the router back to Wireless Ethernet Bridge mode with whatever IP address you want.
  4. TT76

    TT76 Networkin' Nut Member

    Of course it'll work, maybe windows will notice that there is an ip address conflict , just ignore it. if you can't access , enter the command arp -d * in cmd mode in windows or turn off main router directly.
  5. RonWessels

    RonWessels Network Guru Member

    IP address conflict?! Are you talking about setting the IP address of your PC (connected via wire to the Bridge router) to If so, what IP address should you use to talk to the Bridge router?

    Keep in mind that a properly configured Bridge router will have its LAN IP address set to something other than and have its default route set to Hence it will forward and not reply to anything addressed to So you need to either find out what that IP address is and access it that way (my first option) or reset the configuration back to the known value of (my second option).

    Your arp command does give me another idea, though. On a PC attached to the Bridge modem, you can try issuing an "arp -a" command from a command line window to see if the ARP table contains any remnants of communication with the Bridge router.
  6. fubdap

    fubdap Addicted to LI Member

    It will be nice to hear what the OP has tried.

  7. TT76

    TT76 Networkin' Nut Member

    sorry´╝îI just misunderstood goodgod, if you just forgot the bridge client route's ip address ,
    then go to download an ip scanner, you will find that ip address(I guess you should set up that ip to the same subnet as your main router and your pc ,if not, reset your router as RonWessels said).
  8. goodgod

    goodgod Addicted to LI Member

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