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WRT54G as AP

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by BuLLiTT, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. BuLLiTT

    BuLLiTT Network Guru Member

    I am using my WRT54G v4 as a AP. I am connected to the WRT54G wireless using my laptop. I set it up with IP 192.168.1.1 using my browser. The problem I am having is I connot get back into the WRT54G using that IP. I did not change the defualt IP on the router nor is any other computer or hardware using that same IP. I am able to browse the other network computers and surf the net, I just cannot get back into the router. Is this normal? Do I have to reset it to factory defaults to be able to get back in?
    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Summary
    WRT54G as a AP
    DHCP is disabled
    IP 192.168.1.1
    WEP encryption
    wireless and wired work fine
    cannot access router with defualt IP in my browser.
     
  2. sded

    sded Network Guru Member

    What are the IP and Netmask of your NIC? Sounds like you are no longer on the same subnet as your router.
     
  3. BuLLiTT

    BuLLiTT Network Guru Member

    My IP Address: 192.168.0.149
    Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
    Gateway/DHCP/DNS Server: 192.168.0.1
     
  4. sded

    sded Network Guru Member

    Simplest fix is to change your subnet mask to 255.255.0.0 if that doesn't cause problems with the rest of your network.
     
  5. BuLLiTT

    BuLLiTT Network Guru Member

    I am affraid that would cause problems with the rest of my network. I have my network setup to automagically assign IP addresses. Would resetting the router on the back allow me to IP back into it?
    Thanks sded for the help.
     
  6. sded

    sded Network Guru Member

    Sure. You will need to temporarily change your netmask, or plug directly into the router and change your NIC to something like 192.168.1.2 to access the router, then change the IP of the router to 192.168.0.x where x is outside the range of your DHCP server.
     
  7. MarkInDavis

    MarkInDavis Network Guru Member

    Give your WRT54G a 192.168.0.xxx address. Choose an address outside the dhcp range of whatever is assigning the dhcp. Connect the WRT54G via a LAN port not the WAN (Internet) port. Keep the WRT54G's dhcp server disabled. To give the WRT54G its address temporarily give your laptop a static ip address in the 192.168.1.xxx range. You will then be able to access the WRT54G and change its ip address. Everything will be on same subnet and should work fine. Don't forget to change your laptop back to auto dhcp when done.
     
  8. BuLLiTT

    BuLLiTT Network Guru Member

    I will try that and see what happens. I will report back with my findings.
    Thanks guys!
     
  9. BuLLiTT

    BuLLiTT Network Guru Member

    Thank you sded and MarkInDavis !
    Mark I followed your instructions and VIOLA! It worked great.
    Now I can IP into my router with the newly assigned IP while I am connected to it without changing my laptops auto IP.
    Thanks again. AWESOME site.
     

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