help! can't access my router controls bc i stupidly changed

Discussion in 'Cisco/Linksys Wireless Routers' started by raindew01, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. raindew01

    raindew01 Guest

    Please help.
    I just got a faster cable modem. Had to unplug it and my router to be able to access the net--and release and reset my ip. But in so doing, one of my internet programs couldn't access the internet.

    I tried to change some settings in my router--i knew it had to be that the ip it was showing was wrong.

    But I really messed up.

    I changed my lan ip in my router controls (using the browser, with the standard 192.168 thing to access it). Once I changed that, I couldn't access the router controls either through my new ip or through the 192 one.

    I don't know how to fix this!

    I pressed the reset button on my router, unplugged it, plugged it back in, restarted my pc. I can now access the internet only in my browser--not in my other program--and I CAN"T access my router controls, which worries me; i'm afraid my pc isn't protected.

    please help--how do i fix this?
    thanks so much.
  2. kg4mrv

    kg4mrv Network Guru Member

    Open up a command prompt and type "ipconfig", this will show you various things like the computers IP address, DNS servers etc. Look for the one that says "Default Gateway".

    Type the address listed as default gateway into the browser address bar. It should be whatever you changed the ip to.

    If this doesn't work you will need to reset the router to factory defaults. This is usually done by holding the reset button in for about 30 seconds.
  3. Mikedd

    Mikedd LI Guru Member

    Configuration for connecting to a router


    I assume that you fixed this long ago, or that you cannot see posts, however:

    You have to be on the same network as the router to which you wish to connect. So, if the router's IP address is with the standard clas C subnet, your computer has to have an IP address of 192.168.1.X.

    Per the previous post, make sure that you have held the reset button for 30 seconds, power down and power up the router, then be sure that your LAN settings are configured to obtain an IP address automatically. Disable and enable the LAN adaptor and the router will provide an appropriate IP address.

    There are lots of assumptions here, but they will be correct in 99%+ of the situations.

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