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Can access internet but can't access router

By j_abellana
Apr 26, 2013
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  1. Hi, my sister accidentally pressed something in the router- (she things it was the repeater setting) now, I can no longer access the router. I still have internet access but I can't seem to access the router.

    I tried searching via the cmd line. ipconfig /all and I got this:

    Host name.... : xxxxx
    Primary Dns Suffix...... (blank)
    Node Type..... Hybrid
    IP Routing Enabled.... NO
    WINS Proxy Enabled... NO

    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
    (disconnected)

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS suffix.... : (blank)
    Description......... Ralink RT5390 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter

    the confusing part was the Default gateway shows : 49.144.0.1 but the default router was supposed to be 192.168.1.1... it's beyond my google-fu powers.
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,446   +324

    Your (all) routers always have two addresses; the public address (like 49.144...) give it by the ISP and the private LAN address (like 192.168.1.1 which is very typical).

    To access and configure your router, place the LAN address of the router into your browser as a url and hit enter.
    You should get a prompt for the router user-id/password.
     
  3. j_abellana

    j_abellana TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That's the thing. I can't access it. 192.168.1.1 gets no response- it's supposed to be the default router LAN address.
     
  4. tracker1

    tracker1 TS Rookie

    Have your tried restarting the router? Router manual should provide more info on what your sister accidentally pressed and how to set your router as it was before.
     
  5. j_abellana

    j_abellana TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Alright I've managed to restart the router. I've got access again, but I may have bricked the main router. Thanks guys.
     
  6. tracker1

    tracker1 TS Rookie

    Exactly how many routers do you have? How did you manage to brick the router?
     


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