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Using Vonage + wireless router. How to access the router's admin page?

Question: Using Vonage + wireless router. How to access the router's admin page?

Hi Vonage experts,

A long time ago, someone helped set up my computer network, and now I need to do something, but I don't know how. I know the solution must be extremely simple, but I just don't know what to do.

Basically, I have:

- a computer
- a Vonage modem
- an SMC wireless router
- a cable Internet modem

As I'm writing, I keep going back and forth to look at the set up, to make sure that I'm writing a really accurate description. The way the system is set up is:

1. An ethernet cable connects the cable modem to the Internet port of the Vonage modem

2. An ethernet cable connects the LAN port of the Vonage modem to the "LAN 3" port of the SMC wireless router

3. An ethernet cable connects the "LAN 4" port of the SMC wireless router to my computer

4. A phone cord connects the Phone 1 port of the Vonage modem to my telephone

Note 1: nothing goes to the WAN port of the SMC wireless router.
Note 2: the Vonage modem is set to DHCP
Note 3: the LAN configuration of my computer says "Obtain an IP address automatically" and also "Obtain DNS server address automatically".

I know how to access the Vonage configuration page, which is by going to on my web browser. But that's not what I need.

What I need help with is: now I need to access the SMC wireless router's configuration page, but I am stuck, because:

a. I don't know which IP address I should type, in order to access the SMC configuration page. Is there a precise way to know what it is?

b. I'm not sure whether or not I have to somehow (temporarily) modify the set up of the cables among those 4 devices. If not, great, but if yes, what do I do exactly?


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Answer: Using Vonage + wireless router. How to access the router's admin page?

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Hi all!

Ok, here is my problem. Moved into a new place, set up a connection. Server provider gives only one mac address, they set it on my router. They say that it should be working, make a restart and that's it. I did that but still no connection. Moreover, I cannot connect through the router at all and therefore cannot access router admin page to configure it either. Now what to do? Password for the router is correct. Even when I take down all the security, still I cannot connect.

To be more specific, at first I could enter the router admin page, but since I didn't know how to configure it properly, I made some mistake. I think I choose setting "configure wireless network" and changed something there. After that I cannot access the admin page or connect through the router.

At least I asked the provider to set the mac back to the computer, therefore I can write this letter, but I need wireless router to work. Please let me know what can I do, appreciate your help.

Btw. Router model is D-Link Dir-632

I also tried Cmd>ipconfig, it says no connection. But why?


Answer:Cant access through router and router admin page

Ok, one guy helped me to make a restart to the router and set it up from the beginning, now it's ok!

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Our ADSL model router, a ZyXEL VMG1312-B30B (the international version of VMG1312-B) has been playing up and I performed a hard reset with it.

The router now won't open the default ISP-provided admin page:

Neither can I open the generic admin page

I tried to get the router login from my default gateway. This is the result of ipconfig:

But now I'm stuck! I've never seen such a default gateway... is it IPv6? Is it a sign of corrupted hardware?

I looked at the forum and found this post but I can't open the links due do DNS errors!

I also can't access the Zyxel support page due to these errors:

So, I'm thankful I can at least access this site!

Please help me access the router's support page.

If you can also advise as to why I may be experiencing DNS errors that'd be informative. Might this be because I can only access IPv6? If so, why might that be?


PS The images aren't embedded because I can't access IMGUR upload server due to DNS could not be found error. I hope the thread is still readable... If not please let me know and I can change

Answer:cannot access router admin page

I'd do another factory reset of the router. Then check to make sure you can access the web-based router page. Then look for a router firmware update.

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Answer:Can't access admin page for Edimax router

You don't give a model number but the same principles apply ; click here

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I have a 2442VD Motorola for Vonage and a SB4220 Motorola for Cable. What is the best option for a wireless router for my laptop. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Vonage Cable Wireless Router

Any standard Ethernet router should do the trick. FWIW, I'd put the Vonage adapter on the output of the router, not like Vonage recommends between the modem and the router.

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Well I'm taking the plunge into wireless and I need a good wireless router that works with Vonage. The only thing I can find on the Internet is the Linksys WRTP54G. I would have no problems purchasing that if I haven't read soooo many post about how crappy it is. Since I am a "Wireless Newbie", the less headaches the better.

So my question is:
What other wireless routers will work well with Vonage? (Googling Vonage+Wireless router only seems to bring up the WRTP54G)


Does anyone here own the WRTP54G and are all of the problems exaggerated? Are the problems with the router now fixed?

Thanks in advance for the help.

Answer:Need Wireless Router (with Vonage) Recommendation

I have a wired vonage router and seperateWireless Access Point. Try that combo for more flexiblity in your choices.

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I recently switched from BrightHouse (cable internet) to Embarq (DSL). I used my dlink router with the cable internet and no problems and no configuration for the router, everything worked fine.

We are now on Embarq DSL and the wireless isnt working. I tried changing the IP, etc in the router configuration and nothing I have tried worked.

If someone has had the similiar issues that has been resolved, please share with me

Thank you!

Answer:Vonage Dlink Wireless Router with Embarq DSL

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Hey guys,

I need your expertise on this. My uncle has the Vonage service using his TWC broadband. All was fine for a while, however, his all in one router+vonage device is shitting the bed. The throughput it just horrible. He'll get kicked out of games, booted from my vent server, and when he's online, if a call comes in, 70% of the time, he will get disconnected form the net AND lose phone service.

This leads to resetting the device about twice a day. He's using the WRT54GP2.

Today is his birthday and I've been going back and forth on what to get him. I then decided I should just buy him a DIR-655 router, which will hopefully solve his frustrations.

However here's my concern. Will I be able to piggyback the WRT54GP2 into the DIR-655 ONLY to use the WRT54GP2 for the telephone jacks?

So basically... Cable Modem -> DIR-655 -> WRT54GP2

Will this work out? Is there anything I need to disable? Such as NAT on the WRT54GP2?

If this WILL not work, what would he need to get Vonage to work with the DIR-655?

The quicker the responses the better as I will be going out to get his gift @ around 2:30pm EST!


Answer:Urgent help! Vonage + Wireless router & a birthday!

if you hook up the WRT54GP2's WAN port to one of the LAN ports on the DIR-655, then you don't really need to disable anything on the linksys... just don't plug in anything behind it...

that would probably work in itself, worst case scenario you can forward ports through the dlink to the linksys if the phones don't work or put it in DMZ... but with vonage, i think you should be fine... i run my vonage box through my IPCOP machine and i don't have to forward any ports or put it in the DMZ

EDIT: i enabled external access on my vonage box though... just incase i needed to get into it... this way i wouldn't have to replug stuff to administer

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A client has the following hookup :
Belkin Cable Modem "BEFCMU10
Motorola/Vonage Router "VT2142-VD
Netgear wireless ROuter "WGT624"

Before adding the Vonage client was able to share files and printer between desktop and laptop. Printer is wired to desktop via USB cable. Laptop also had internet connection.

Since adding Vonage, laptop can no longer print or see files on desktop. Desktop no longer sees laptop. Computer and Workgroup names are unchanged. Laptop still has internet connection.

ipconfig on laptop reveals default gateway as 192.168.15.X
ipconfig on desktop shows default gateway as 192.168.16.X

Desktop gateway is the Vonage, Laptop is the Netgear.

I am sure there is a way to get them both communicating again without affecting the Vonage service but I am not sure.

Any ideas?

Answer:Cable Modem to Vonage to Wireless Router issues

You have to disable DHCP on the second router and give it's WAN port a static address from the primary router. Johnwill has a small tutorial on here somewhere regarding using multiple routers on the same LAN. PM him and I am sure he can point you in the right direction.

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Answer:Vonage router problem with windows file sharing when connecting to main router....

use standard router as main router and uplink the vonage router (turn off all routing functions).

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I am trying to configure my wireless router connect with my Wii, but I can't access my router page. Whenever I try, it says it cannot connect to the page, and whenever I try to connect the Wii, it gives me error code 51330.

The Default IP is, and my IP is

I have tried to access the router page with both IPs, and neither have worked.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to access my router page?

If it helps here is my connection information for my LAN:

Physical Address: 00-13-20-02-DA-7A
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:
DHCP Server:
Lease Obtained: 9/14/2008 10:06:19
Lease Expires: 9/15/2008 06:51:39
DNS Servers:,
WINS Server:

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My home network use to consist of 3 comps all running XP Pro and a Vonage router. With the addition of a 4th comp, I have had to use a port on the back of the RTP 300 for one comp. The four others ( 3 comps and the Vonage router )are connected to my Linksys WRT54GL. and I have no problems sharing files and printers. The one comp connected to the Vonage router will not allow file sharing or show up in Network Connections although it has no trouble accessing the net. Is there a setting in the Linksys router that I have to change to allow this one comp to share? I can't access the RTP 300 to make changes as it is locked. I have made sure all the comps are using the same work group and all file and printer settings are set the same on all comps. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Vonage router and Linksys Router sharing problem

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Hello all,

I'm having a problem with my Belkin N1 Wireless Router, model # F5D8231-4. I cannot seem to access the internal router's web-based settings and/or log-in page and I'm looking to see what I can do to get to these settings.

My router's default gateway IP address is and every time I open up a browser to type this in, I come to this page:

There's absolutely nothing relevant on this page.

I'm running Windows Vista and two of my other networked machines run Windows XP and neither machine could access the setup page via the IP address as well.

Our wireless broadband internet connection is working just fine - I just can't access the router settings. Setting up our wireless security, port forwarding, etc. is impossible without getting to this page...

I have the latest version of Java and Flash installed, and my computer is as updated as it can be...

Any suggestions on what to do would be greatly appreciated - thanks!!!

Answer:Cannot access Belkin N1 Wireless Router setup page.

According to my manual, your IP Gateway is, not

Try entering that into the web location in the address bar.

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I'm having trouble using my microphone on SOCOM for PS2 and I was reading this explanation from someone else about how to possibly fix it. And it seems I need to access a router setup page that would include DHCP Client list and virtual servers or port forwarding. I really need to know how to find this router setup area. I am on a comp with Windows XP.

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I recently bought a Netgear Wireless N 150 router (although I haven't set it up yet). One reason I chose it is that I was told it can be used as a wired network between our two desktop computers, and as a wireless access point for the laptop. But frankly, I don't always trust what the sales people tell me.

I've read on many sites that wired computers have some advantages over wireless, including security and speed, so I prefer a wired LAN for the main computers (they are within feet of each other and will stay that way). But I would like the convenience of going online via the wireless connection with my laptop in the other room.

I've never done this before (I always just had a wired connection between the 2 desktops and didn't bother going online with the laptop) and I need to know if this setup will cause any problems I should know about.

Please don't suggest I go wireless for the entire LAN -- I'm just too set in my ways to make that leap right now. If my planned setup won't work, I'll stick with my current one and forget the laptop.


Answer:Solved: Can I use my wireless router as wired router & wireless access point?

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basically i need to setup an additional wireless router to my isp's cable modem / wireless router combo, but they deny me access their modem page. maybe a long post, bare with me. heard this site was the place to go for this type of question. all help is appreciated!

i switched ISP's about a year ago, and when i tried to access my router page to port forward i couldn't get in. so i called and they explained they have their own password on their router so user's cannot change any settings. i tried to explain how this doesn't work for me an was basically told to bad. i said fine, can you just forward a port for me then, he said nope, "these routers don't have that capability" which is bullshit. i said ok i'll just reset it my self and use the default passwords, and i did, and withing a day or 2 tops the settings get switched back and im locked out again.

im in a 2 year contract so can't just back out, my ratio has been dropping on sites and need it for security system. i sent a msg to the staff and explained my situation, and we figured if i got my own wireless router, they cant do anything right?

so i just picked up a wireless router, its a d-link DIR-605-L, i thought i was just going to hook it up to the modem like the old days before isp's had the combo's, then realized it may not be as easy as it sounds. especially if i cant get into their router page.

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Re: Connnect Wireless Router to Motorola SBG901 Cable Modem/Router Combo -ISP Deny Ac

i got the wireless router working, but im having alot of trouble port forwarding now. (some please answer, i got a paralyzed arm and takes me forever to type all this shit)

when setting up the router i noticed the box that i thought was for the phones only is actually the modem (arris tm602g) it says telephony on it, and had a spot for a phone line and tv cable wire, i pulled off a sticker and there was an ethernet port there. i tried setting it up direct but couldnt get it to connect. so the motorola sbg901 must just be the wireless router.

i hooked everything back up, then installed the new dlink dir-605L router like i normally would. after setting it up, it works great. i can connect to whatever wireless router i want. i have 4 or 5 pc's not including iphone and tablets, im no genius but everyone else in the house dont know how to copy and paste (literally) so i'd like to keep both routers, and use the new one just for me and my settings.

will this interfere with me being able to port forward? i've done it 1000 times on old routers and its pretty basic. but for whatever reason ive tried everything for hours and i get no where. im beyond frusterated.

i setup a static ip
i used

dns i tried a few different ones from following guides

i just went to the status section and it has
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Hi ,

I am using windows 8 laptop. When i tried to log in to Beetel Router admin page(, i was not able to log in. I used "admin" as username and " password" as the password. But the page is not getting loaded. Its asking for the username and password again. My friend is able to log in to the same page with the same credentials in his windows 7 laptop. So i guess its the problem of OS. Please help me.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Cant log in to Router admin page

I agree the defaults are 'admin' and 'password' another thought as I type this - check you do not have caps lock on. If caps lock not on then try a hard reset of the Router just in case something has screwed up. The operating system should not make any difference to logging on to the router.

again make sure admin and password are in lower case


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For some reason I can't get this to work, maybe there's something I'm not configuring just right :X .......

There's a router in the basement running DHCP (and getting the WAN IP) .....

the router's ports are cabled to various jacks within the house ....

I installed a wireless router at one of those jacks, turned off DHCP, and plugged it into the uplink/wan port , but it doesn't work?

The wireless computers using that router doesn't get an IP from the router in the basement.

Should the wire being plugged into wireless router be a crossover cable?

maybe I'm thinking this thru incorrectly.

any help would be great!

Answer:Router to Wireless router/access point ...

You also need to make sure the LAN IP of that second different from your main route. Meaning..say they're both Linksys. Well...Linksys routers by default have as their LAN IP.

If you uplink the two using LAN'll have a nice IP conflict. So on your second want to change the LAN IP..something like, or Whatever it is..just write it down so you don't forget. And yes disable DHCP on it.

If it's 2x different brands, like the first one is a Linksys at, and your second one is a Nutgear at'd change the Nutgear to be in the range of your main one so you can hit the web admin...make it something like or

Now..if you need an crossover cable or not..that depends on what routers you have. Some have an uplink'll just need to use that on one of them..not both. Some have a button you hit to switch to "X", and most new ones are auto-detect.

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Answer:Cannot connect to admin router page

Is the router's IP address definitely There's no reason why it shouldn't have been configured to use that address, although the default for a D-Link DSL-G604T is>>> I have gone to ipconfig on the computer and nothing shows up.Are you saying there are no adapter details shown at all in IPCONFIG? If that's the case, are the network adapters shown in (a) Device Manager and (b) the Network Connections folder?

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I am using a TP-Link wireless router (tp-link W8920G) but whenever I try access the admin panel, firefox just says "The connection was reset." It doesn't work on other browsers or other computers either.

The default gateway address of the admin panel is and I can ping it just fine, but I can't connect to it via http :s

Is there someway around this, or am I basically screwed (ie. will have to hard reset it and re-configure)


Answer:Router Admin Page - Connection Reset

It seems to me that you're going to have to reset it and reconfigure. In any case, that'd be the sure fire way to go anyway and you know any problems will be cleared up.

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Last night since I was having slow/non-existent connection issues, I turned off the NAT option on my Belkin wireless G router. Immediately afterwards I lost internet connection as I expected but now can't connect to the config page @ . I tried running the setup software again and it can't communicate with the router, either. Tried hitting the reset button several times, disconnecting the router, etc. but the config page still won't load. Is there anyway to manually revert the router back to factory settings?

Answer:Can't connect to admin page on Belkin Router

So this is with the pc connected directly to the router via an ethernet cable?
Go to My Network Places, and on the left theres a thing that says "show all UPnP devices" or similar. Click on it, then go to your LAN settings and set your IP address to auto, or vice versa. Plug in/turn your router back on and it should come up as a network place. From that doubleclick it and enter admin etc..

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For about a month or two now, I've not been able to connect to my router's admin page @
I am using a D-Link DSL-2680 router.

Whenever I go to connect to in my Web Browser, it just sits there trying to connect and does nothing. But eventually after some minutes I get the error: 'This web page is not available
The web page at might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
Error 101 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_RESET): Unknown error.' Here is a screenshot:

I tried pressing the reset button on the back of my router, but it would just sit there with the green power LED and another green LED just flashing constantly (I assume this is the ethernet 1 cable LED) and this happens for more than 10 minutes.

All I want to do is just port forward my game servers again without the use of Hamachi or other programs :L

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Solved: Can't connect to router's admin page (timeout)

What browser, and have you tried another one?

Are you trying to do a simple reset (restart) or a reset to factory default settings?

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I have a BT Broadband Homehub modem/router/residential gateway ( – yesterday I configured an unused Belkin N150 wireless router as an additional switch (disabled DHCP and assigned ip within primary router’s subnet but not in DHCP range). All works fine, other than I can no longer hit the Belkin's admin page (, browser just times out.

I am, however, able to ping it and get a response... Equally, if I connect directly to the Belkin and do an ipconfig I can see the default gateway as but I still cannot hit the admin page.

Any ideas?



Answer:Solved: Old Router as Switch - can no longer hit admin page

With the Belkin routers that I have seen you can set it to "AP Mode" and just connect it by WAN (Modem) port to the primary router and it acts as a switch.

... assigned ip within primary router’s subnet but not in DHCP range ...Click to expand...

That's the Belkin's LAN IP right? And you connected the primary router to a Belkin LAN port, right?

if I connect directly to the Belkin and do an ipconfig I can see the default gateway as to expand...

Default Gateway with Dhcp server disabled?????

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Internet access is fine.

Trouble is accessing Router admin page Engenius ESR6650 using windows 7. I try using the guides but comes up with cannot find page error.

I might have reset to default a few months ago but that shouldn't affect ability to access admin page?

Answer:Accessing Router admin page Engenius ESR6650 using windows 7

Windows Key + R
ipconfig /all

Look under your adapter, for me it is Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection.
Check what the Default Gateway is, for me it is
Enter your Default Gateway and see where that brings you.

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I've got a Linksys WRT54G, and I just signed up for Vonage. They're sending me a Linksys RTP300 for the phone lines, and I was wondering what the best method for hooking them together would be. This is what I'm thinking:

Modem to WRT54G, computers and RTP300 plugged into the 4 ethernet ports.

Would this be best, or should I use the uplink port for the RTP300? Either way, do you know if I'll have to do any forwarding if the vonage router is behind the 54G?

I'm on a 15/4 connection, so I'm not going to be using bandwidth saver or anything.


Answer:Vonage, My Router, and Me....

Connect it like so:

Internet---WRT54G---PCs / RTP300

Don't connect anything to the RTP 300. Connect the RTP300 to the WRT54G using the WAN port on the RTP300. The RTP300 sucks as a router and Vonage frequently pushes out new firmware to the device which can cause it to reload when you aren't expecting it. Use it to connect your phones and thats it.

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Friend got a Linksys N300 (e1200) router (version 2). Asked me to set it up for him.

TLR - Admin Page is blank when visiting from his computers, yet my phone can bring it up just fine. Internet also works fine if Internet is connected to the router.

This seems to be on any computer on his network. All his computers are windows 8. I tried on his Laptop, and Desktop.

Steps I took on his laptop:
Powered on new router, did not plug in internet modem, disabled Wireless on his laptop, wired plugged laptop into router. ipconfig /release .... ipconfig /renew ... (default gateway: , ip was or some random number like that .. in the 192.168.1.x range)

I then went to Blank Page.

It seems to redirect to (I guess new linksys routers do that when the wireless network is unsecured? It seems to be a landing page where you verify that this is ok before redirecting you back to your original destination.)

I tried this on Chrome, Internet Explorer. Same thing.

I repeat this on his desktop. Same thing.

I do a ipconfig /dnsflush ... Same thing, but the redirect to the Unsecured.asp page no longer happens.

Cleared cache on browsers, blank page. rebooted computers, same thing.

I did a 30-30-30 hard reset on the router. Still blank page.

I plug the internet modem in for kicks (reboot modem, reboot router again). Internet works, still blank admin page (no surprise?)

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Answer:[Linksys N300-E1200] Router Admin brings up Blank Page

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I've done Vonage setups where I plop the Vonage unit behind a NAT router and it works.
A friend of my wife was on the phone with her last night..and complaining about the Vonage and choppy voice and occasional drops. Wife yells over to me "Hey, Andrea is complaining about <blah blah>....and how some of their computers drop from the network..." I get on the phone with her. Small office, little Stinksys router, 6x computers (small office)...I ask her about the Vonage setup, cordless phones, this, that, 'n the other...saying probably need a more powerful router, one that supports QoS better..and then she mentions that they have 2x Vonage boxes.

So I'm guessing that more than 1x Vonage box behind a traditional router..cause some issues...if you want to use both at the same time? According to this link after searching their site for a is supported..
..but I'm picturing the Vonage units fighting for ports/services via UPnP on the router.

Answer:Multiple Vonage behind one router

it could also be that they dont have enough bandwidth while using the phone.. i know i had that problem with vonage when i was using pos SBC dsl on a 384/384 connection.. if i was playing a game it would cause the phone to get all choppy because there wasnt enough bandwidth for the phone.. but i agree the first thing would be to replace the router.. or have her take all the computers off the network and have her talk on the phone for a while and just reconnect the systems as their talking and see at what point it causes the problems..

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I just signed up for Vonage because I needed a separate line for a business Iím starting.

Well, I thought they were just going to send me a free phone adapter but it turns out they are sending me a full blown router with QoS.

About 6 months ago, I built and configured a router using monowall (FreeBSD based router software). Monowall doesnít have QoS, but it does have traffic shaping. The goal was to be able to torrent to the limit of my upload speed while being able to play games at the same time; it worked. Before I setup the monowall router, my pings would jump to over 400 (from about 40 on average) if I was torrenting. Now, after setting up traffic shaping on monowall, it still jumps up a little but only up to the 70-80 range which is still very playable.

Obviously Iím going to need to give the VoIP traffic priority one way or another. Would it be better to stick to my existing monowall router or use the router they are giving me?

At the moment Iím leaning toward keeping monowall just because Iím already familiar with it, and it will also keep the vonage router free for if I want to take it with me somewhere.

Answer:Got Vonage, keep existing or use new router?

I have the Linksys RT31P2 router sitting behind my IPCop without any ports being forwarded or special settings and it works flawlessly. Unlike some of the earlier adapters they don't need to be in your DMZ to work properly.

Run a crossover cable from one of the ports in the LAN section on the router back to your switch and a regular cable from the switch to the WAN port. Configure the router to be 192.168.x.2 on the LAN side and use a static IP outside the range of your DHCP server for the WAN side.

Not sure of your experience level so keep in mind that you may have to hook the router up straight to one of your PC's to perform the initial configuration and change the IP to something that won't conflict with your m0n0wall. Don't forget to disable the DHCP service on the Vonage provided router if your m0n0wall is providing that service - don't want a conflict.

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I have two routers,
Belkin Wireless Router Model# F5D7230-4
Belkin N300 N Wireless, Model #F9K1002V4
My ISP uses a Technicolor modem, Model #TG582n.

When I connect the F5D7230-4 router to the modem and computer, I have internet service, and I can access the router administration pages at by logging in with a password. When I run ipconfig, the ip address of the router is reported as the default gateway.

When I connect the F9K1002V4 to the modem and computer, I have internet service, but I cannot access the router administration pages at When I run ipconfig, the ip address of the modem (NOT THE ROUTER) is reported as the default gateway. In fact, I don't see the router.

I want to control the N Wireless router configuration, password, etc. the way I can control my other router. Can someone explain how to do this? I have tried several methods to reset the N router with no luck. Ipconfig /all is included, below. Please help!! Thanking you all, in advance.

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Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3981 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -2041 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 190425 MB, Free - 141545 MB; D: Total - 264344 MB, Free - 261899 MB;
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Windows IP Configuration

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Answer:Belkin Router Admin Access Issue

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HiI have an orange, siemens wireless router working via a wired connection.I have a link to it via my desktop that a friend helped me setup.I want to change my admin password, but don't know how to!This is the link to the setup :-click hereCan anyone help?ThanksGaz

Answer:Need help changing my Wireless router admin pass!

Wouldent think that links any good to anyone unless they have same reuter installed

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Cannot Login to Netgear DG834G router wirelessly from Dell Laptop

Hi heres hoping you can help me.

I have a wireless connection through a Netgear DG834G from a Dell M6300 running Windows XP which is working fine with respect to accessing the internet..

I also have a desktop (wired to the router) which is also running fine.

The problem is that I cannot log into the router wirelessly as Admin on
I can login to the router as Admin from the wired PC, but not the laptop !!
I get to the login screen to input password but when pressing enter the login box just re-appears with the password field blank again.
I know the password entered is correct and accurate as it works from the wired desktop

(note: I have changed my laptop recently from HP to Dell, I was able to access the router wirelessly as Admin to perform maintenance with the HP model)

Any ideas ?

Answer:Cannot connect to wireless router as admin wirelessly

Are all the settings correct for the wireless laptop.
encryption method WEP, WPA, WPA2

Does the router even see this new laptop?
Do you still have the older laptop?
Check to see if the DELL firewall is disabled under Windows, make sure it off.
Try opening up a session: ping
Does the laptop get IP by DHCP,

ipconfig /release wait.... ipconfig /renew wait... try it again does work then
try static IP then do ipconfig /flushdns and ipconfig /registerdns

If all still doesn't work try..
re-joining the wireless router
disconnect using the wireless in range method on the laptop
reconnect but remove the password then re-do it then click on connect see if the wireless laptop can connect.
If it does reboot the laptop and login with your login ID password
Now open the browser and see if you can get into your router
Make sure you do not have any spyware or popup blocker active..

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I'm planning on getting vonage phone services and I have a cisco 871 route connected to my cox cable internet. Is there any thing I have to configure in the router or I can just plug it in to one of the ethernet switch ports and it will work? I do have some knowledge of cisco ISO and CCNA.

Answer:Vonage VoIP and Cisco 871 router

You could just plug it in, but you may want to enable some QoS for your VoIP. Easiest is 'auto-qos voip' which if you are just getting started would be a good bet. You will need to enable CEF and NBAR for it to work.

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Currently, this is how I have my network setup...Cable Modem to Vonage box to Linksys Router to Computers. Now this is your standard, textbook setup with vonage and it works...however we seem to have an issue with our cable modem crapping out. At least once a day, when there has not been any online activity for awhile and I go online or use Outlook, the modem goes out and sometimes resets itself or it has to be physically unplugged and reset...which as you can imagine gets a bit tiresome.

Would it make any sense (networking n00b please forgive)...instead of letting everything to run automatically, to do the following:

Cable Modem to Vonage Box to Router...set the Router from Gateway mode to Router mode (since the vonage box is essentially the first router and the Linksys is no longer a gateway) and then use the following advanced settings on the router:

RIP: Both
Destination IP (the Vonage Box):
Interface: WAN

Could this help in the stability at all? Screw things up any more? Not quite correct but on the right track?

Thank you for any advice or insight.


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The D-Link router is setup. I have cable connection to internet using the router. Cannot access router admin with or with IE displays that they cannot find page. It works on XP machine. Need to access to change wireless settings.

Answer:Cannot access d-link router admin with Windows 8 Laptop

What is the model on the router? I suppose it is possible that windows 8 conflicts with it. Sometimes it makes a difference as to how to connect. It will also say on the back often could also try http://dlinkrouteredit: if you are connected with the xp machine. On the xp machine hold the windows key and type the letter r. type cmd hit enter. At the command prompt type ipconfig. The screen will show a bunch of stuff, one of which is the default gateway. This should be the ip address of the dlink(in case someone changed it during set up.)::mikemessage edited by mikelinus

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I am trying to figure out how to network my laptop with my desktop. I have a Qwest DSL Wifi router. My desktop computer is hooked up to a Vonage device/router and then the Vonage device is connected to the DSL router. My laptop is connected to the Qwest router by Wifi. Also, the deskop and Vonage device are setup with a static IP. Is there any way to network between my desktop and laptop so I can do file sharing?

Answer:Networking Computers With Vonage Device & Qwest DSL Router

I unplugged my desktop from the Vonage device and plugged it into the Qwest router and now I am able to do file sharing. I thought my desktop had a static IP set but I don' t know what is going on with that. I notice that I can download torrents with the desktop hooked up to the Qwest router. Almost seems like you don't have to set these things up for port forwarding anymore.

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I do local IT work for an apartment complex. It usually consists of installing routers in units. Occasionally I have to change the routers IP address to keep it from conflicting with other routers. To do so, I need to get to the router options to do that. Normally, typing in gets me there with no problems. Sometimes it's a (They have D-Link DIR-615 routers.) To make sure I know which address I need, I use the cmd and ipconfig /all. Some of the routers spit out an IPV6 address instead of the IPV4 that I need to access the router. Even after a factory reset, it still does this. I can't get in to change anything.


Answer:Can't access router page

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I have currently verizon DSL and recently I installed a vonage dlink router, so now I have my setup as follow
phone connection ---> Westell DSL modem ---> Vonage Dlink router

I have a Dell PC with Windowx XP connected to Vonage Dlink that I can get Internet connection on.

The problem is with a new HP Pavilion a1709n PC with Windows Vista Home Premium that when I connect via cable to Vonage Dlink the internet connection does not work. When I look in the Network setting it tells me that there are either no connection or limited connection and for it shows the network I connect to is "Unidentified Network" (publick network). The Network adapter on the PC is NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller. The strange this is that when I remove the Vonage Dlink router and I connect the PC directly to the Westell DSL modem the connection works.

Can someone please help?


Answer:Solved: HP Pavilion connection problem to Vonage Dlink router

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Well I have a nr041 router and I lost my instruction booklet and I was told that to access the router setup page I should put in the default gateway onto the browser. However, I have a problem. Whenever I do this it asks me for a username and password, but I don't recall having any usernames or passwords for anything like that. Any suggestions?

Answer:How do I access the router setup page?

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Ok, did a dumb thing and reset my router to factory defaults..dont ask why, just stupid.
anyway, got back online after some trouble and now cant access my router page.... gives me the log on window, but no matter what user name/password i put in it doesnt accept it.
Any way to get on the router setup?....without logging on? or someway to bypass the user name/password screen?

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I am on Win 10 Home 64 bit, I noticed that I cannot reach my wi-fi router config page Doing so gives me the "can't reach this site" on all browsers - Chrome, FF, IE, Edge. I am able to ping I have tried various suggestions like disabling Firewall, disabling anti-virus, ipconfig /renew, updating network driver etc. I am able to access the config page from my mobile and tablet. I remember I was able to access the page sometime ago, some changes seem to have been made recently but can't seem to figure out. Please help!

Answer:Can't access router config page

What shows for ipconfig /all in a Command Terminal. Find the Default Gateway. It is possible that it is a https.

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Hey man, now im having a more weird problem.. i can't access my router configuartion ( page... I have to go use a paper clip and reset the router to load any internet page, otherwise it wont load, i basically cant clone the mac address because the page wont load!!! What can I do ?!!! How can i get into the router page..

i am trying to clone my mac address to see if it fixes my problem of my internet not working every other minute and having me reset the router or release and renew my DHCP... but now I cannot access my i am trying to upgrade the firmware using the linksys program too but it is telling me no server response what can i do ?

Answer:Cannot access router configuration page

Call tech support. You need a replacement.

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hi there,

i have a Netgear 108Mbps wireless router WGT624 V2. I upgraded the firmware on it for the first time yesterday and basically i was able to go in the homepage i.e but whn i try now it just give me 'Page can't be found' default error page !!!
and then i lose the internet connection, in that i am unbale to access anything without restarting my router.

wats going on here? any ideas ?

Answer:Can't access router config page ...

is it possible the firmware sswitchto the defaut setting? this case study may help, quoted from

Case Study Ė canít access the router after reset

Situation: One of our clients called and told he could not access the internet any more after reset the Netgear router. He could not even access the router.

Troubleshooting: ipconfig command displayed that the computer was using static ip: We believe that Netgear router is as default ip range. He could ping the router because they were in the different subnets.

Resolution: Re-configure the TCP/IP using DHCP. After confirmed it worked, made a change on both router and computer to the original settings.

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Hi everyone,

I have Windows 7 installed on my system, and am using wifi to access internet.

Recently when i try to access my access point or my dsl router from my laptop, after giving the authentication info it just displays "56", thats it. When i try to access the same page using my PC or my iPhone it shows me the whole page. I tried accessing the page using Opera, Firefox and IE, all gives me same "56".

And here is a pic of that

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Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3990 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Mobility FireGL V5700, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 40616 MB, Free - 4434 MB; D: Total - 33851 MB, Free - 9056 MB; E: Total - 77800 MB, Free - 30368 MB; G: Total - 349 MB, Free - 74 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, 406333M
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Answer:Solved: Cannot access router page

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Not sure if this is the right forum, but I can't seem to access my router
settings page when connected by ethernet (wired) connection. I can access
wirelessly from my cell phone though. It happens with all 3 browsers that I
have, and I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the browsers and it still won't work.
Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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ok, let me preface this by saying i am computer stupid. so please if you can help, speak to me as such. i dont do well in computer talk.

so i need to do the following:

-go to routers startup page

-log in

-look for my WAN MAC address
it seems so easy, but i keep getting instruction to do things like type in different numbers into my browser which never work.

i am using cox cable and i am not really sure what my router is. any help? thanks in advance

Answer:cant access router setup page

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After A LOT of trouble with thanks to techspot members i have set up my wireless network an have finally sorted out my alptops problems... i am one step away though from getting the internet on my laptop...

I need to access the belkin router set up page... address ... but it wont load. I only went on it the other day and now it wont let me access it. I am close to tears as i have come so far... can anyone help??

Answer:Cant access Belkins router page

Are you sure of the router setup page? I thought it was
Not sure if they changed it.

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I can't seem to access the routers web configuration page, I get a Gateway Timeout message. I tried rebooting the router, then rebooted my system, but still nothing. It worked fine a few weeks ago. That was the last time I remember using it. I'm not sure what has happened. I checked the TCP/IP properties and everything is set to contain an IP address automatically. Plus in the ipconfig the default gateway is

I am running windows XP and my netgear router is PR114

I did look around the site to see if this question was posted before, but I didn't find anything off hand. If this question has been posted before, please post the link.. Thank you..

Answer:Can't access router web configuration page

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Ok, I was paying around with some settings, basicly trying to solve a probelm I was having with a torrent download. I was getting NAT errors so I went into the Wireless Router settings and disabled NAT, but now I can not access the settings in my router any more, when I do an IP config I no longer see the address to the router, It was but that don't work anymore, I also tried which is what it said to use after disabling the NAT. I do not want to reset the router as I am trying to learn more about all this and resetting will not teach me anything.

The router is a BELKIN F5D7230-4

Answer:Can't access router Home page

Ok, if you cant access your router homepage or settings, then your router is fucked, only if you are sure you are typing in the proper ip to access the routers homepage....

try resetting the router to factory defaults, and if you still cannot access the homepage of the router and get into it to change settings and you have made sure all the wires to the router and pc are connected properly, then your router is broken.

I've had that happen to a few routers, but basically, if everything is plugged in correctly and you cannot access router homepage or its settings, then it is normally 1 thing, and thats a bust router... One of my routers broke just seconds after i changed a setting and even with a reset i still couldnt gain access to the settings page..

you could goto windows control panel, then network connections, and then set the connection you use in there to show you a icon when it is enabled, click on that icon, and it will give you the internal ip of your router, so incase the ip you are typing into your browser to bring up the router settings is the wrong ip, you can get the default gateway ip info from that icon when it is enabled.

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Hey everyone, sorry if Im breaking any rules, Im new here. So I was trying to forward a port to my ps4 on my router (DLink DSL 2730U, I was doing this on my laptop with an ethernet cable) while following a guide and when I added port 80, it gave me an error along the lines of "port is bigger than external port range, change range". So I googled that and found this link :
I followed these instructions and when I clicked on apply, the page timed out. After that I removed the ethernet cable once and reconnnected it and the page opened once but started timing out again after I logged in and clicked on the management tab again. Since then I havent been able to access the page ( or Ive tried it on Wifi on two devices- my laptop and my phone (it was accessible from both before). I also removed every cord from the router and reconnected after a while but still no luck. I can still use the internet both by Wifi and ethernet, but cant access router login page at all, the error Im getting is still the same : this site cant be reached, it took too long to respond. I wasnt done with the port forwarding and need some serious help because I wont be able to play online with good speed until I do so.
Thanks in advance to anyone who is willing to help me out.

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This is a problem that has been bugging me for a while.

When I moved to my new appartment, my ISP sent me a new modem and had me send back the old one. They were both Speedstream 5200s, though evidently the new one has a new firmware as it has a page you can login to using an IP address to view/change settings, just like a router.

The problem is it uses the same IP address as my wireless router (Belkin Wireless G Router F5D7230-4). This means that I can't access my router's settings, which is a real problem because at the moment the wireless is unprotected.

I've tried numerous things. I called both Belkin and Bell Sympatico (my ISP) and they both told me they could not help me because it was an issue with the other. I tried various other IP addresses (over a hundred, actually - not as tedious as it sounds, I found a quick way to do this) to see if maybe the router was assigned a new IP, but that didn't work either.

I would really really appreciate any help anyone can offer. If it helps, here's my ipconfig info:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : nightshade
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : no-domain-set.bellcanada

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : no-domain-set.bellcanada
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce ... Read more

Answer:Modem won't let me access my router's config page

Disconnect the router from the modem, but leave the machine attached to one of the router LAN ports. Reboot the machine, then you'll be able to connect to the router's config page. I suggest setting it's base address to a different address, say, which will resolve issues of addressability.

Another thing, since you have a router, you can configure that modem in bridge mode to eliminate it's routing functions, which will also probably be a good idea.

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I have a broadband connection and got a modem with that.

The Modem IP is

And I bought a wireless router. I am just using router to connect to Internet without wires.

Now I have connected the Modem to Router. And router is configured to give dynamic IPs to the computers connected to it.

So my router IP is
And my computer connected to my router will get the the following ipconfig
IP :
subnet :
Gateway :
Computers ----> Router -----> Modem.

The setup is fine and able to connected to internet.

Now the problem is : I am not able to ping the modem from my computer. I want to access the modem configuration page. But I am not able to access it.

I have talked to the Belkin support (my router is of Belkin make), and the guy told me I cannot ping the modem as its connected to router. Somehow I dont want to believe him. I really think that networking means, we can access any resource in the network.

Can any network gurus help me to access my Modem through router?
Thanks in advance

Answer:Access Modem config page through router

I can ping my modem which is connected similarly, except I have two routers. Either the modem is not pingable, or the IP address is something other than Can you access the modems web interface by typing its IP address in your web browser address bar?

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I recently upgraded my network with the following

TD-8616 - Welcome to TP-LINK
TL-WDR4300 - Welcome to TP-LINK
TL-SG1008D - Welcome to TP-LINK

This is a very good solution of 150 euros total cost and very reliable

Anyways, everything works fine BUT i have a "small" problem with the modem! Using the default settings

router ip:
modem ip:

ethernet adapter settings

Connection-specific DNS Suffix:
Description: Realtek RTL8168B/8111B Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Physical Address: ‎00-24-8C-63-35-92
DHCP Enabled: Yes
IPv4 Address:
IPv4 Subnet Mask:
Lease Obtained: Τετάρτη, 29 Αυγούστου 2012 01:10:40
Lease Expires: Παρασκευή, 31 Αυγούστου 2012 01:10:40
IPv4 Default Gateway:
IPv4 DHCP Server:
IPv4 DNS Server:
IPv4 WINS Server:
NetBIOS over Tcpip Enabled: Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address: fe80::64a8:4c00:6f96:575%30
IPv6 Default Gateway:
IPv6 DNS Server:

Assuming I wanted to use only the modem connected directly to my pc, and according to the manual (page 13/67), I should manually set my ethernet to use in order to access the web based configuration page of the modem. Ok, this ... Read more

Answer:Cannot access modem management page through router

After receiving support from TP link, it cannot be done. The pc must be connected directly to the modem in order to gain access to it's management page.

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I've set my router on bridging mode, and now i can't access my router page. My router is a ZyXEL P602HW-D1A. Any help please? Thanks.

Answer:Can't access router page in bridging mode.

This bridge mode set up page for your ZyXEL P602HW-D1A may be useful, this set up procedure is for the 660R but should be pretty close to what you need. I can't find a thing on the P602.

You may need to use the reset button to get the router/modem back to original configuration.

Users guide for the P660HW series.

DSL:How to Set the Modem for Bridge Mode for Zyxel P 660R D1

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I get a 404 - page not found error when I try to access my router setup. Dlink DGL-4300 router. IPCONFIG says subnet and gateway and IP. Running XP Home SP2.Tried resetting router, nothing. Tried auto/manual TCP/IP config, nothing. I think I have tried everything I could think of. Pleas somebody help me. Called DLINk, they had me do everything I have already done and then I think they hung up on me? Lost connection or something. Can ping router at and access web but not router. Really strange. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Cannot access Dlink Router setup page

Try the gateway address of not go to a command prompt and type IPCONFIG /RELEASEIPCONFIG /RENEWIPCONFIG /FLUSHDNS

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Here is the router I have linksys wrtu54g tm

I am having a problem accessing my router settings page. everything was working fine and then all of a sudden my desktop couldn't get internet but all the laptops could so I tried everything power cycling the everything changing the Ethernet cable and I got nothing. So then I hard reset my router and erased all the settings and now it works so I have internet just fine and right away after I hard reset I could access my router settings page and input all of my settings like DNS servers and port forwarding and changing my SSID etc. but now every time I try and go to it it just won't I don't even get the login prompt nothing. So I have no idea what's going on or why I can't access this page. Here is a copy of my ipconfig /all. Also when I ping I have no packet loss. So I really have no idea at this time as to what happened.
Edit:I have gotten it to work in IE I have to go to HTTPS:// and then click go to site anyways after it gives me a warning about the certificate being invalid and I have to allow it or whatever otherwise it won't bring up the login prompt. Also the same thing is happening for FF so I need to go to and click I understand the risks and add exception for it to work. Also Chrome is the same way so I guess this is Kind of resolved but just kind of wonky... Read more

Answer:Solved: Can't access router setting's page

bbgarnett said:

Edit:I have gotten it to work in IE I have to go to HTTPS:// and then click go to site anyways after it gives me a warning about the certificate being invalid and I have to allow it or whatever otherwise it won't bring up the login prompt. Also the same thing is happening for FF so I need to go to and click I understand the risks and add exception for it to work. Also Chrome is the same way so I guess this is Kind of resolved but just kind of wonky or funky in accessing it as I never ad this problem before and really am just wondering why it is doing this.

Click to expand...


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I recently followed a guide online to set up a wireless access point connected by LAN to extend the range of my BT Home Hub 4. I used an old Netgear DG834G v2 Router which was left over from a previous network. These are the steps I took:
I checked the DCHP range of my Home Hub: 192.168.64-253 (or it might have been 63)
I reset the Netgear to factory settings.
I set the Netgear to use a static IP instead of "get one from ISP".
I turned off the DCHP functionality of the Netgear.
I then connected the Home Hub LAN 1 to the Netgear LAN 1.
It all works fine for what I wanted to use it for, connecting to the main wireless network in a further part of the house. However, I can't now connect to the Netgear to configure any further settings. is rejected by my browser (the default IP for Netgear) is rejected too connects to the Home Hub admin page.
I really want to be able to change the SSID of the Netgear because at the moment is is just that "Netgear" and there is no protection/password/whatever on it either. Can anyone help?
I am also wondering, whenever I connect by LAN to the router it comes up with a network name which used to be the name of the Wireless network spewed out by that router, but since then I've changed it many times. However it always comes up as that. Not a problem really, but just curious as to whether I've missed a setting for a name for a LAN network as opposed to an SSID. The old na... Read more

Answer:Can't access config. page of a router which is correctly configured as an AP

" is rejected by my browser"
That's because there's no web server at that address.
" (the default IP for Netgear) is rejected too"
That's because all your computers are now on a different subnet and will never be able to reach that address.
I can think of two options to allow you to configure your Netgear:
1) Temporarily give one of your computers a fixed IP address of and a subnet of then connect it directly to the Netgear with an Ethernet crossover cable. A crossover cable isn't something you're likely to have though. Depending on your router you may find that a regular Ethernet cable will work too. You should then be able to access the Netgear's config screens.
2) Reset the Netgear again, access the config screens via, change the wireless settings to your liking then reconfigure it like you did before.

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Hi I need help with my Dlink300 router. I upgraded the firmware a few weeks ago because I was having a problem on my wireless signal. wireless was intermittent but no problem to when hardwired. Since then wireless light on my router keeps turning off so I tried to reset it. still no wireless light..tried to do reset and then upgrade unfortunately my computer froze for a long time while upgrading the firmware so I tried to reset again for 30mins. then power cycle. now only the power light is lit up..I cant get into the router's page. tried to connect cable from router's wan to its lan ports still no light is up except for the power light. when I directly connect the cable from my computer to wan another light came up but still cant connect to the router. tried to change pc's IP to static, ping but no reply. Is there a way that i can still access on my router's UI? can this router be fixed? please help.

Answer:Solved: cant access router's Page, no lan and wifi lights

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My mother's boyfriend doesn't often use his laptop, and he's now unable to get online because I changed the security type and password months ago. Unfortunately, I can't access the default IP address now, and can thus not find the password so he can get online again. He's growing rather frustrated, so quick assistance would be appreciated.

As suggested, here's the system info for my laptop:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 925 @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2939 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1341 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 226545 MB, Free - 138377 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

As I understand, this information may also be useful.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Owner>IPCONFIG /ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Owner-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
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Answer:Can't access Ubee U10C022 Router Setting Page

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Hi everyone,

I recently tried setting up a Buffalo WHR-G54s router on my desktop (which has Windows XP on it) so that I can access the internet with my laptop as well. I have no problems accessing the internet on my desktop after connecting everything, but I can't access the configuration page to set a password and change the SSID.

The default IP address of the router config is supposedly However, when I run ipconfig /all, the default gateway is listed as This IP address also pings successfully. Nowhere is seen after running ipconfig /all.

When I try accessing either of these IP addresses in IE or Firefox, nothing happens. I even temporarily disabled all PopUp Blockers and shields (as far as I can tell) to see if that would help as well. But nothing seems to work. Anyone have any ideas?


Answer:Cannot access configuration page of Buffalo Router WHR-G54s

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So this is made more complex because I'm trying to help out my lady friend and I'm several hundred miles away. Here's what we know:

The network adapter page shows that the cable is plugged in, set to automatically be assigned an ip address, and use the provided DNS servers

Using openDNS did not work

From the command prompt, the router can be pinged

ipconfig shows that the default gateway is

looking at the routing table (via an iphone which can connect to websites and the router setup page) shows that the laptop has indeed been assigned an IP address that matches what the computer is saying.

From any either FF or IE no webpage including can be accessed (interenet explorer cannot find this page

With the firewall turned off, still nothing.

What I think:
since the hosts (in system32/drivers/etc) file seemed to have a list of antivirus/malware sites, I think there is some malware preventing internet access...but I'm not sure. I don't have physical accesss to the machine so it's hard to do this.

Any thoughts?

Answer:Can ping router, but not access setup page (or any other website)

Sounds plausible. Check the proxy settings: tools, Internet options, LAN settings, connection tab. Sometimes a malware will change this, you want nothing checked or auto detect checked.

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A friend gave me this Netgear MR814v2 router that had been sitting around a while and he warned me he didnt know if it worked or not. I only need it to connect a laptop and a PS2 in the same room so I dont need the wireless part.

Well, I am accessing the internet on that router now, (non-wireless) but I cannot get it to work with the Playstation 2 no matter what I do, so I tried to access the router setup and all it does is conenct me to an AT&T page that tells me my modem/connection settings (dsl)

when I do start/run/cmd/ipconfig/all the default gateway, DHCP and DNS is so I thought going to that page is supposed to take me to a router setup page but all I get is the AT&T page, its like the router isnt even there, also, its not transmiting anything wirelessly either.

Is it time for me to go buy a router and throw this one in a dumpster? Or does anyone here have any ideas?

Answer:netgear router- cant access setup page no matter what I.P. I use

Are you SURE you have the router connected correctly?

Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on.
Turn off everything, the modem, router, computer.
Connect the modem to the router's WAN/Internet port.
Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
Turn on the modem, wait for a steady connect light.
Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
Boot the computer.

When the computer is completely booted, let's see this.

Start, Run, CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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I am unable to access my router's web based setup page because of the following error message: Warning: This server is requesting that your username and password be sent in an insecure manner (basic authentication without a secure connection). Do I have an internet setting that is preventing me from using a secure connection?

Answer:Solved: Unable to access router web based setup page

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I have a T500  (Intel WiFi 5100), and 2 computers on an existing wired LAN network (LinkSys cable modem, and ethernet LinkSys router).  I would like to connect this laptop wirelessly. After some reading, it seems the easier solution is to get a combo-wireless&wired router, like the LinkSys WRTU54G.  Has anyone had success with this unit, or any other wired+wireless combination? My cable b/w is less than 10Mbps, so even wireless b alone should be as fast as I can use.  I'm looking for whatever is functional and least expensive   

Answer:Wireless Access Point / Wireless&Wired Router - for ThinkPad T500

I have one and it works fine with various, up to 4, Thinkpads connected wirelessly, one connected wired, plus a wireless print server and Tivo on the network. 

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In a few days time I will be changing my ISP in the UK from Sky to BT.

BT are providing me with their newest wireless router free of charge as part of the deal and I'll be using that to set up my wireless network, which will consist of an HP Pavilion desktop, a Toshiba laptop, a Sony Vaio laptop, an HP wireless printer and a Samsung HDTV.

This means my Sky wireless router is surplus to requirements, so I was wondering if I could convert it to a wireless access point to improve the range of my BT wireless network.

If so, how do I go about it?

I've read a couple of supposedly easy-to-understand articles on Google and have to say they left me more confused than ever.

Is there a straightforward way of doing this?

Answer:How do I convert a spare wireless router to a wireless access point


See if you can follow my own Tutorial on adding an additional router to your existing one.

Please let us know how that works.

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I just purchased a wireless router (Linksys) to set up as a wireless access point connected via an ethernet cable to another Linksys wireless router that is connected to my DSL modem. I know I need to connect LAN port to LAN port, but do I need a "straight through" or a "switched/crossover" cable? As I have done some reading, some directions say straight, others say switched, some don't say at all. I just want to be sure I don't have a cabling issue. Thanks in advance for any information.

Answer:Solved: Connecting Wireless access point and wireless router

Well, a crossover cable will certainly work. If either end of the routers have auto-MDX ports, a straight patch cable will work as well.

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I am not sure if this is specific to router or can be done in general, and unfortunately I do not know what it is called, so a "name" could help me search for it.

If you have gone to a free wifi spot (like hopsital), you might have come across where you get redirected instantly to a webpage, where you normally have to read and accept a ToS of some sort. I would like more information on how to do this, thanks!

Answer:Solved: Start up/redirect page for wireless router for other users

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I recently brought a Buffalo AirStation WHR-G54S and tried to access the settings (via without access to the internet to find "page could not be displayed" I have tried both in firefox and ie. I also tried accessing it wirelessly and wired. As I am at Uni I cannot use the internet with this device but was going to create a wireless network but cannot access settings, any ideas?

Answer:Access wireless router settings w/o internet access

alexsleat said:

I recently brought a Buffalo AirStation WHR-G54S and tried to access the settings (via without access to the internet to find "page could not be displayed" I have tried both in firefox and ie. I also tried accessing it wirelessly and wired. As I am at Uni I cannot use the internet with this device but was going to create a wireless network but cannot access settings, any ideas?Click to expand...

First off it is Buffalo... j/k anyways are you sure you have the correct gateway and the DHCP within the router should be turned on what you could do is try first resetting the router to factory default then get the gateway address either from the manual of running ipconfig (if using windows) pop that addy into a browser usually you need the default credentials to log into the device and change your settings from there. If you cannot get in try statically assigning yourself an IP address to your computer within the same range as the router (ie. you said the routers IP is try assigning yourself the IP of and then logging into the router.)

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I just changed apartments and got a new internet connection through Comcast. When I hook up my cisco linksys wireless router, all the green lights are flashing, but my computer does not recognize the wireless router. When I hook my computer up by cable to the wireless router, I get internet. Same computer, same wireless router as old apartment. Please help - I'm getting pretty desperate and comcast / cisco are no help whatsoever. Thanks!

Answer:Can't Access Wifi, But Can Access Wired through wireless router

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I have a PC with a US Robotics wireless access point connected with a crossover cable.
I have a laptop with US Robotics wireless PC cards.

I have assigned compatible network addresses to PC (, Laptop (

Both the PC and the Laptop can see the Access Point using the Access Point utility (AP Util) as address

If I use the AP Util on to give temporary network address (, address is momentarily assigned then goes back to

If I use the AP Util on to give temporary network address (, it works.

Manual indicates that it should work from both local & wireless access.

Results of pings: can ping cannot ping cannot ping cannot ping

I can then access the AP web update utility on, I can change the AP password.
If I try to change any other settings on the AP (such as setting permanent IP addresses), the "update" seems to complete, but the AP Util shows the IP address switching back to Going through the whole loop again shows the changes are not being made.

I can not fathom how the laptop can see the PC ICON in Network Neighbourhood when it can't ping across the network ... very strange ... but that is why I cannot see the share on (detailed in a previous post).

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Answer:Can't access Wireless Router.

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So a storm came through and knocked out power to my house for about 3-4 seconds. Now my wireless router doesn't seem to be giving out a wireless signal and I cannot login to it. However, I'm connected directly to it through a cable and I have internet. I tried reseting it, and powering it down and back up, but it did not help. I'm not sure why I have internet but I can't actually access the router. If anyone could help that'd be great.

I'm running Windows XP, the router is a linksys WRT54G v. 2. Thanks.

Answer:Can't access router and wireless down

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Since last night I haven't been able to connect to the Internet using wireless instead I just get 'No internet access' or 'limited connectivity' messages.

I have tried turning it on/off again, doing a hard reboot of the firmware and also changing the SSIS and encryption types.

Wired Internet access is fine but none of my devices can connect using wireless.

My router is a Linksys WRT54GS V.4 running DD-WRT v24-sp1 firmware.

Answer:No Wireless Access With Router

Just a shot in the dark, but try putting the Linksys firmware back on it.

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I hope someone here can helpme. My daughter has an Acer Aspire 5520 laptop. She's had it for over a year and has connected wirelessly toour home network without anyissues.

She's just gone back to University where there is a new wireless router in her new shared accomodation. All the other kids' laptops connect wirelessly without a problem, and surf the web happily, so there's obviously nothing wrong with the router per se - but although her machine sees the wireless router connection it won't connect to the web, in spite of multiple attempts to sort it out.

Initially, even when connected to the router via a cable, she couldn't get on the web. After disabling the wireless card in the laptop and trying again, the network settings got sorted out and she could browse the web. We then re-enabled the wireless card. Even though it reports it is connected to the O2 wireless network(which is what we'd expect, O2 is the ISP) it says it's an unidentified network and she can't access the web.

We've since tried a variety of things, but nothing has resolved the issue.

Most recently, we updated the machine to Vista SP2 and also manually updated the drivers for the Atheros
AR5007EG card her machine has, from the Acer download site. For reference, the router is a Thomson TG585n.

The Network and Sharing Center now shows the machine to be connected to a wireless network connection
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Answer:Can see wireless router but can't get web access

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This isn't the usual "my wireless isn't working from my laptop/desktop" problem. Due to work, I currently reside in Italy. I signed up for ADSL (since that's the fastest thing they have here) and am having trouble making my wireless router work. The problem is this: I need to connect to the router itself (wired connection) to turn on wireless from the linksys settings menu. When I try to connect to the default IP address of the router ( I am redirected to the router settings page for the ADSL router. Now the ip address of the linksys router wasn't changed or anything and obviously the internet still works while wired but I can't figure out how else to change the linksys router settings. Is there another way to change these settings or can anybody suggest any way to access the linksys router?

Linksys router model WRT54G
ADSL router is "Alice"(?)

BTW, I have two seperate IP addresses from ipconfig. The first is for the internal card connection, and the other is for PPP Alice router.

Answer:can't access wireless router

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I don't know much, to start. I'm going on vacation next month. The house I'm renting has a wireless router. I've got wireless service at my house. Will my laptop automatically detect the signal at the house I'm renting? Is it more complicated than that? Will do without if I need to subscribe to a WiFi service and buy a USB adapter. Going to St. John, USVI. Beaches & snorkeling heaven. Laptop internet would be nice for the evenings though. Please advise.
Owner of the house couldn't tell me anything other than his laptop works when he goes down there.

Answer:Wireless access on another router?

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prior to downloading the Windows 7 service pack 2 I had windows 7 basic that connected to the internet with out any issues. After istallation I no longer had the option to manually connect to a wireless network or set up a wireless router or access point
or ad hoc. It will only let me have dial up/lan/vpn there is no wlan anywhere? I can't access the internet on that computer so I have no idea how to fix it. How can I manually add a wireless network if I dont have the option?

Answer:Don't have the option to manually connect to a wireless network or set up a wireless router or access point or ad hoc after installing Windows 7 service pack 1

Reinstall your wireless network card driver to the latest one.
And refer to this:
Setting up a wireless network
MiyaMiya Yao
TechNet Community Support

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iam new to Wireless Router and i want to get one so i started looking for one and found Wireless Router & Wireless Access Point . now i need to know which one should i get and what brand . i don't want to get the wrong thing ang wast $$$. i have one pc & one labtop and Internet access(adsl) range to cover for the pc is 60feet from the Router & the labtop is about 80feet. can some 1 help me

Answer:Solved: Wireless Access Point & Wireless Router

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I encountered my first Wireless access point today. I walked away scratching my head as to exactly what the differences are in the way they are set up and the way they work. I have to go back there Monday and make another attempt.

Is there a reference on the web that explains the differences between these things and the similarities?

I asked a friend who does use one (access point) and does understand how they work (I guess) if he would explain it to me. Well, when he got done explaining, I wanted to say, "Well, I'm still waiting on the explanation of how they are different and how they are alike.".

I guess I'm just dense on this. What would be nice is one of those comparison tables; but, I can't find one. When I search at Google, I get all sorts of information about both but no comparison.

Answer:Wireless Router/Wireless Access Point--What's the difference?

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So, I am looking for recommendations on what would work best. If you are using a Linksys Wireless Router in the basement and setting up a Linksys Wireless Access Point on the second floor. Would you set both of them up using the same exact SSID and Encryption Key, or would you give them separate SSID's? I've done it both ways, but never really played around with it enough to see what works better. Does it even matter, or would a wireless laptop just connect to whichever is broadcasting stronger given that you don't set either of them as a preferred network?

This will be used for a Windows XP machine.

Answer:Wireless Router and Wireless Access Point setup?

I setup something very similar. I have a Linksys Wireless Router (NAS, desktop) and a Wireless Access Point for my wireless needs (notebooks, Wii. etc). I did it because my chics notebook kept dropping the signal to the Linksys, no matter if she was on the second floor or the first of my house. I had the WAP stored in my closet because the Linksys router was supposed to be an all-in-one solution but found out the wireless was junk.

I simply set them up in bridge mode with the same SSID's, channels and encryption. Works perfectly and my girls notebook hasn't dropped a wireless signal since. If you want to have a complete non-fragmented Network, I'd go for how I set it up. All my PC's can see and talk to each other (Vista and XP)5 machines in total, 3 wireless and 2 desktop. All can access the NAS.

To answer your other questions, if you were to broadcast 2 different SSID's in your house, your device would ask you which network would you want to connect to and of course you'd see the signal strength of each broadcast and make your decision accordingly. Since its an access point, access points do not do DHCP, the Ap would channel all wireless devices to the router and the router would assign them an address regardless of SSID I believe.

The choice is yours.

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I have a D-Link Wireless Router in my basement office that's connected to my cable modem. I also have a D-Link 8-port gigabit switch connected to the wireless router. Over the last few years I have wired many rooms in my house that all connect into the gigaswitch. Everything works fine. I am also using WEP encryption on the wireless router.

I now have the need to extend the wireless capability to an upstairs room, but cannot seem to get a reliable signal that will stay connected. I decided to try and plug an older D-Link Wireless Access point device (DWL-1000AP) into the wired RJ-45 ethernet jack in the room. I went through the 'successful' install of the 1000AP and my wireless devices seem to recognizes it as an access point -along with the wireless router in my basement office. I used WEP encryption again on the 1000AP device - same key.

However, whenever I try to connect to that 1000AP I cannot get connected. It simply will not connect to the 1000AP device which is sitting just a few feet from my wireless device/computer.

Why won't it connect? One possible theory I've thought of is that I have one wireless point (the 1000AP) connected into another wireless point - both using the same WEP encryption and security key value. Is this the probable issue? Is what I'm trying to do, well doable? Or, am I way off base here? Is there another way to do this?

Any help would be appreciated.


BTW, I'm using WinXP Pro SP2.
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Answer:Wireless Access Point Connected to Wireless Router??

You should be able to connect. If you configure the access point with no security, does it connect then? That's the way to narrow this down.

Remember, you need to use the hex keys for WEP, not the passcode, since that's not always 100% reliable.

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Hi all

This is my first post and I would like some advice and for someone to tell me if what I want to do is indeed possible.
I would like to connect a wireless access point (placed upstairs) to my wireless belkin router (placed in downstairs living room). I want to place the wireless access point upstairs then connect a switch to this with an ethernet cable. I will then be connecting a blu-ray player, tv and xbox console via the switch to the wireless access point. I'm hoping this will also increase the wireless signal in the attic which would be a bonus but not hugely important. I want to connect everything upstairs wirelessly because trailing a long ethernet cable through the house isn't possible, which is why i'm thinking of this set up. I'm thinking of using either the TP-Link TL-WA801ND or the Edimax EW-7416APN because these seem reasonably priced with good reviews.

If any one can tell me if this sounds correct and if it will work before I go out and buy the gear that would be great. Many thanks for any help in advance!

Answer:Connecting wireless router to wireless access point

Sounds like you want a Wireless Bridge (or AP Client). If you get a decent signal in the desired location and the WAP includes Wireless Bridge mode it should work fine. I use one (now discontinued, so I won't recommend it) myself for a camera whose integrated wireless no longer works.

I'm hoping this will also increase the wireless signal in the atticClick to expand...

That requires Repeater (or Range Extender) mode. If the WAP includes Wireless Bridge mode it will (I'm pretty sure) also include this mode. I understand that some units can do both jobs (wireless bridge and repeater) at the same time.

I didn't look at the specs or manuals for the units you mentioned; just indicating what you should be looking for.

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Hey I'm Dizzle. I'm new but I really need some help!I have a BT Home Hub router, which is ok, but the wireless signal doesnt reach all of my house (some rather thick walls). I have a device that runs the ethernet signal through my house via the earth wire. But my laptop is wireless, and I want to keep it wireless.Can I use my Belkin ADSL Modem with Wireless G Router as a Wireless Access Point? I've tried to set it up but I keep getting stuck when I try to setup the WAN Connection type. I can make a wireless network - but that doesn't access the internet. So I end up stuck. Any chance someone know what I should do? The Belkin Part Number is F5D7632, ver. 1000uk. The belkin support site is useless hereThanks a lot to anyone in advance.Dizzle

Answer:Belkin Wireless G Router as Wireless Access Point?

Yes, but you have to adjust the Belkin, so disconnect it.Now plug the laptop into it by ethernet and log into it.Disable DHCP and change the IP address of it to something on the same subnet as the BT hub but outside the DHCP pool. I would guess would work.Finally link it to the ethernet from the BT hub but plug it into one of the LAN ports and turn it on. It should now work. If it doesnt turn everything off, turn the BT hub on and wait 5 min until it settles, then turn on the Belkin and try again.

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The wireless router covers most of the house but not the garden out to the side. The wireless router cannot be moved to a point to cover everything, so I want to add another wireless access point, via ethernet cable to cover the garden side. I don't want to use WDS between the routers as speed is important.BUT what will happen in the overlap of the 2 wireless signal near the centre of the house. If I set both with the same identical SSID and same identical security will a wireless laptop switch seemlessly between the two as it moves around the house / garden.If not what is the solution to solve this ?Thanks.

Answer:Adding a wireless access point to Wireless router

click here

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The wife and I received a Dell 1600n multi-function laser printer for Christmas. I want to set it up downstairs wirelessly so I bought a Netgear WG602 Access Point to connect the printer to my Netgear WGR614 Wireless Router

I have my router configured wit...101409.asp&answer_id=2438467#__highlight]Here is what Netgear has to say about using the WG602 for bridging.

I've tried the router's MAC address in all 3 slots in no dice.

Any ideas?

Answer:Bridging with a wireless router and wireless access point?

put it on access point mode and add it to the router surely ?!

just a logical guess ...

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Short story even shorter, there was a semi-power outage this morning (lights were very dim but power wasn't totally off), and when the power came back on my router stopped working. Here's what I know:

-The WLAN LED is no longer lit so there's no wireless. That orange CiscoSystems button is no longer glowing orange either if that means much.

-For some odd reason a wired connection through any of the ethernet ports on the router no longer works either, though the LED's still light up when connected, along with the internet LED.

-The modem works fine, I'm connected to the internet directly from the modem right now.

-I've tried to reset the router, but it doesn't seem to do anything.

-I've tried to access the router config settings, and the page doesn't load.

-I've tried to look up the routers ip address through the command prompt but when I enter the command "ipconfig" when I'm wired through the router I always get the response something along the lines of "media disconnected". When I try the command when connected directly to the modem the default gateway ip address comes up as ''. This doesn't work either.
I've been searching the web for solutions for hours and I can't find one. This is actually the first time I've ever had to post a thread asking for help and I've experienced a slew of computer problems over the years, lol.

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Answer:Solved: Linksys WRT54G router WLAN light off - no internet access via router AT ALL.

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I have Vista Business 32 bit on network where Juniper SSG 20 is gateway / dhcp server.
All other computers work fine, this particular one

1) cannot get dhcp address from dhcp server
2) when I assign manual address to Vista, it can access internal network (192.168.1.x) but not Juniper SSG 20 iteself nor outside network.

I have googled already and tried this:
but no help..

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I was attempting to port foreward for my PS3, but was having no luck. Long story short, I tried changing the router's IP to see if it would work. Here's where the problem began. I changed it from to, which I believe may have made it conflict with my modem. Now I'm stuck not being able to access the internet through the router at all or access the router's configuration to change it back. When I try to access it, I just get a "Page not Found". The computer connected directly to the router is running Windows XP. The Router is a Linksys WRT54GS v. 4.

I've tried disconnecting the internet from the Router to see if it would stop the conflicting problem (if that is indeed the problem), but it didn't work. I've tried setting up many different static IP adresses for the computer connected to the router directly, but it didn't work. I've tried nearly everything, but I just can't get it working.

I'm posting this through a computer connected through a switch to my modem.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Solved: Unable to access internet or router settings after changing router's IP.

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I now have an ethernet network using the Linksys router that I received when I signed up for Vonage (which I recommend and like very much). I would like to make my network wireless, but I would rather not have to spend the big bucks for the Vonage wireless telephone router, since they give no rebate to existing customers--bummer! So, my question is: Linksys' website doesn't recommend using a router to a router, and they do recommend an access point. How does that work? I don't know what an access point is and I would like advice on the best and most economical way to maintain my Vonage service and start a wireless network.

Answer:Access point to router OR router to router?

You can use a wireless router as an access point. You just don't use the Wan port of the Wireless router. You connect it to one of the lan switch ports.

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Hello I am having trouble accessing the admin page for my wireless d-link wbr-2310 router. I have used ipconfig command on a laptop to see what the default gateway ip was which I have heard is the ip of the router and it was set at which is the ip to the sonicwall firewall. I know the routers factory default ip should be but for some reason it had changed to the ip of the sonicwall and now I am unable to access the config page for the router. I have used the reset button on the back numerous times and the ip still remains and does not go back to the factory default. Any insight to this problem would be greatly appreciated. Let me know if more info is needed for a diagnosis of this problem thanx.


Answer:I am having trouble accessing the config page for my d-link wbr-2310 wireless router

Woo hoo solved the problem.

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Hi, Ill explain the situation, i have one computer attached to a wireless linksys b router downstairs, while upstairs i have 2 computers, one with a wireless b pci card (linksys), the other with no internet right now, i just bought a wireless WGT624 netgear router with high hopes that i could easily connect my other computer upstairs, with wireless internet, however, the manuals give no info, and no explanation whatsoever to turn the router into an access point, I was also hoping to get a few more computers attached to the wireless router upstairs. So my question is, can i use my new router to connect other computers to the router downstairs, or to the computer with the wireless pci card?

Answer:Wireless Router as an Access Point?

Nope. Routers only work in gateway mode, and will not communicate directly with each other wirelessly.

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I have an SMC WBR-2804 Router connecting two wired computers to the internet.
I dont think this router comes with a password feature to block intruders/outsiders accessing my internet
Is there any other way to block outsiders accessing the internet through my router?
Will unscrewing the two antennas block the wireless access?

All responses appreciated.

Answer:How to block wireless access from my router

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i recently bought this wireless n ap router, i havent set it up yet so its currently set to factory default settings.

I have my ADSL modem (monthly paid) connected directly to router and router to pc.
my devices and pc can connect to router but no internet access
my modem, pc, devices are detected by my router, so their all connected and detected

how do i set up the router? the given manual lacks info's and its only basic.

Answer:Wireless-N AP router cant have internet access

Someone may help if you give a brand and model number.

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