Find IP Address For Access Point

Dell Optiplex
May 21, 2008 at 14:52:33
Specs: XP PRO SP2, PDC 2.67/ 2GB

I have a DLink router on my network that is only used to provide Wi-Fi for laptop users. I didn't configure the router but am positive that it only functions as an access point.

The person who did configure it did a lousy job with the network security. So I'd like to "get in" to the device so I can change the SSID and password. Howerver I don't know the IP address. I have checked DHCP, Spiceworks, Angry IP Scanner, etc. to see if I could find some "unknown" next to an IP address that I might access via my browser, but I can't find one.

So how do I get into this thing if I don't know the IP address? I know the MAC address if that helps (couldn't find it listed in Server 2003's DHCP leases). HELP!


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May 21, 2008 at 17:10:24

Did you try

Life's more painless for the brainless.

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May 21, 2008 at 18:14:50

Yup, and It's a D-Link. I tried a couple of random IP addresses that fit the subnet too. I've used a couple of other tools in the meantime and NOTHING finds this thing. The MAC address doesn't even show. Is it possible that it doesn't have one???

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May 21, 2008 at 19:33:37

I am using Actiontec wireless modem/router combo. On the home page of Actiontec I could see the connection type, IP name, IP address and MAC address of every computers connected to "My network." Are you sure your Dlink router does not give you similar profile? Have you checked the user manual? Don't have one? No problem - get it from the link below:


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May 21, 2008 at 22:53:44

Reset the DLink back to Factory Defaults as per Manual and start afresh!

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May 22, 2008 at 05:46:14

I'm curious to learn how to do what I want to do. I sent an email to D-Link to see what they say. If all else fails I'm on board with 'samsung' I'll just reset it.

Thanks all. I'll report back if D-Link tells me something clever.


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