Linksys won't bring up configuration page.

February 15, 2012 at 19:08:28
Specs: Windows XP
Linksys tried multiple WRT54g routers and access point, can't open the router config page. It used to work but not anymore.

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February 16, 2012 at 00:28:33
Do you at least see the login page? If so, did someone change the default password? You can set it to factory defaults in the pin hole.

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February 16, 2012 at 02:49:00
Try Start / Run and type in cmd.
At the command prompt type in
ping -a

What do you get?

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May 14, 2012 at 20:09:32
Its a problem with Linksys routers. They're garbage. I had the same problem with mine and they were pretty useless since i had them all set up remotely. I switched to D-Link and Netgear and never had that problem again. Linksys support has no fix for this.

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May 15, 2012 at 07:32:19

Not to be rude but, I've used many Linksys SOHO Router's and I tend to find them better than any other brand I've worked with and I've worked with most of the major players in the SOHO Router game over the last 10 years. Either you got a bad one which, is distinctly possible, or you lack knowledge and experience in using them. But saying their garbage because you had issues is a wrong. You haven't used enough different ones to actually offer anything but your opinion.....and we all know what opinions are like.

I'm using some WRT54GL's for wireless access points here at work in one of our buildings and I've been doing so for a couple years now with great success. In fact, I've been replacing the D-Links I started out using because the majority of the D-Links have died quite quickly and they can be very finicky.


First, read the manual. It could be you're trying to connect to the wrong LAN IP address if the unit is still set to it's factory default. I've seen both and used by Linksys.

Second, if you've changed the LAN IP to something else and forgotten and are trying to connect to the default then it won't work then either.

Connect to the router with a DHCP enabled client and allow the router's DHCP server to assign TCP/IP settings and then open a command prompt window (ie: Start >> Run >> type cmd and hit Enter) and perform the following command:

ipconfig /all

The default gateway address as shown by the ipconfig command will be the LAN IP of your router. That is the IP you need to enter in your web browser to connect to the router's management interface.

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May 15, 2012 at 07:40:07
If you are connected to this Linksys wireless router, type following command to find out the default gateway, this default gateway is the IP address of Linksys wireless router. Make sure you can ping this default gateway and then try to have http or https access to the router management page.


In worst case you can press reset button at the back of wireless router for 15-30s when it's still powered on, it will then reboot and move back to factory default settings. You can then use default username/password to log in and reconfigure it again.

Linksys router
default username:(leave it blank)

Hope this helps.

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