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Cannot access the router settings

By Ace630
Jul 21, 2008
  1. Hi everyone
    I recently bought a belkin router from someone
    I am having trouble accessing the settings for it though
    I have tried the default ip address for belkin and it doesnt work
    I have tried resetting the router but when pressing the reset buttin the router just doesnt seem to do anything
    I have it connected to my computer wired and it does seem to find it as does my computer seem to find the router
    I have tried ipconfig and for the local area connection it does not being up a default gateway
    Any help would be very much appreciated
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Did you use the Belkin install disk, or a download? There are a number of slightly different versions that each require a different install disk or download.
     
  3. Ace630

    Ace630 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    I didnt get any disk with it
    I didnt think you needed one if it isnt plugged into the usb port
     
  4. radnam

    radnam TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Hello,

    Please try and let me know what happens when hyou hard reset the router do all the lights go out and then come up one by one or do they continue to be light up.

    if the second scenario then the router has gone faulty bad luck
     
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    http://www.belkin.com/support/kb/kb.asp?a=2900

    Method to reset - note the 'exactly 7 seconds' item.

    I had a Linksys that I couldn't seem to reset until I dismantled the case then pressed the button and voila'. Perhaps you need to make sure you are pressing FIRMLY.
     
  6. Ace630

    Ace630 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    No the lights just stay on
    The guy said it was working before he sent it to me too
     
  7. Ace630

    Ace630 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Yeah got it pressed down hard for 7 seconds and nothing
    I have tried all sorts of time frames with no luck at all
     
  8. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    You used that 192.168.2.1 address?
     
  9. Ace630

    Ace630 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    yup tried it and got nothing
     
  10. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    try 0.0 or 0.1
     
  11. Ace630

    Ace630 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    still not getting anything
     
  12. radnam

    radnam TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Hello,

    I used to work for a uk ISP, and we provided our customers routers. and i am sure if the lights still stay on after the reset button is pressed the router has gone bad.

    still you can also check ofr issues like if there is any DNS push on your PC or Laptop.

    Also check if you are able to ping the Router Ip on the command prompt.

    ping 192.168.2.1

    will get back to you with more details tomorrow.
     
  13. Ace630

    Ace630 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    When I do ipconfig the auto ip address for it comes out as 169.254.140.25
     
  14. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  15. radnam

    radnam TS Rookie Posts: 29

    Hi,

    This means that you have DNS push on your PC. Please set it back to Auto and you should be able to get the issue resolved.

    Mandar
     
  16. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,311   +617

    Hum; after many years in the business, I've never heard of 'DNS Push'; please describe.

    The 169.254.x.x address range is the MFG Default that occurs due to the inability
    to access the DHCP server.
     
  17. joecobra

    joecobra TS Rookie

    about your router problem , did you try it on a different computer ?i always like to narrow problems down by trying the simple things 1st ,but thats me ,
     
  18. Ace630

    Ace630 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Yeah I already tried it on a different computer
     
  19. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Get ahold of the seller and get a refund.
     
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