Reconfiguring Router Setttings

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by PCNoob, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. PCNoob

    PCNoob Network Guru Member

    I'm new to this so bear with me please.

    I'm using a BEFW11S4 router wired into my pc which is wirelessly networked to another pc in our house via a WUSB11 network adapter.

    I've just discovered our network is unsecure / not encypted so I guess I failed to change the WEP settings when we set up.

    To reconfigure I believe I need to hit and change the set up. But I can't connect with - I get timed out, something to do with my routers IP address I think?

    I've tried pressing the reset button on the router for more than 30 seconds and then turning off for 20 secs to restore default settings , but nothing seems to be happening and i still can't hit

    Can anyone walk me through how to get into and to change my SSID and WEP settings please?

    I've been trying for 4 hours and am really fed up! :(
  2. aarond80

    aarond80 Network Guru Member

    Getting the right IP

    You need to ensure that your router IP is
    To do this, assuming you are running windows XP on the computer it is wired to, go to Start>Run, type in cmd and hit enter. At the command prompt enter 'ipconfig /all' without the quotes and hit enter. Find your wired adapter and look at the Default gateway, this is the IP of your router.
  3. PCNoob

    PCNoob Network Guru Member

    Thanks for the reply aarond80, yep i'm using XP.

    my gateway IP is so unfortunately that's not the problem.

    if you wanted to change your WEP settings etc, you would connect through typing into your web browser? or maybe i've misunderstood and going about this the wrong way?
  4. aarond80

    aarond80 Network Guru Member

    Web Based Configuration

    You're correct. You'd set your browser to the IP of the router and it should start up the web based configuration on the router itself. You may try pinging the router and see if you are getting a response (though since you are connecting through it you should). Just go to Start>Run type in cmd, then at the command prompt type in 'ping' and see if what that says. It sounds like something in the router is broken, as you said you've tried resetting it. Just checking, but are you running ICS on your system, or using any proxies. According to Linksys with either of these turned on you can't log in to the router. Other than that, I hate to recommend this, but you might try Linksys' live chat. They can tell you if your specific model has a full hard reset procedure other than the one you are currently using.
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Me too.

    I am having the exact same problem.
    I can't ping nor access it through the browser.
    Perhaps ICS was enabled when I took my laptop in to work, but I'm not sure. I'll have to check that.
  6. sded

    sded Network Guru Member

    Check your NIC. Make sure you are set up to get an IP address from your router automatically. Disable then reenable it.
  7. PCNoob

    PCNoob Network Guru Member

    thanks for advice all - i've managed to access 192... , but only way i could do it in the end was to create a new user in xp and access that way.

    got to be something to do with IP address and still can't work it out, but i'm sorted for now thanks
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