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Linksys WRT160n setup with Static IP Address

April 30, 2010 at 09:40:49
Specs: Windows Vista, 2.20

Hi all. Running Vista 64-bit OS. Trying to set up 160n router for Static IP from my ISP. Settings from ISP are:
IP: 192.168.1.15
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.20
DNS: 205.171.3.65 or 205.171.2.65

I've been able to get the router page in browser. I tried setting ROUTER IP to 192.168.2.1 and it brings up a window that states: SETTINGS HAVE BEEN SAVED. YOU WILL RETURN TO THE PREVIOUS SCREEN IN A FEW SECONDS. Then the window just hangs and hangs. I try pulling up 192.168.2.1 in a new tab and it won't connect. I've tried this with DHCP both enabled and disabled.

I've also tried setting ROUTER IP to 192.168.1.100 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.128 but it doesn't like that one, stating the ROUTER IP AND SUBNET EQUALS EACH OTHER. PLEASE CHANGE.

I have to use the Static IP the ISP gave me. The router only has a few subnet masks available and will not let me enter one myself. Does anyone have any suggestions?


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#1
April 30, 2010 at 09:58:37

First, if you change the routers ip address from 192.168.1.15 / 255.255.255.0 to 192.168.2.1 /255.255.255.0, you will not be able to reconnect to the web interface of the router, because your computer has further more an ip address of 192.168.1.x.
With this ip address, you're not able to access an ip address of 192.168.2.x / 255.255.255.0.
Therefore, you have to click Start / Run and type in cmd.
In the command line prompt, type
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
Then open your browser and type in the new router ip address 192.168.2.1.

Why are you trying 192.168.1.100 / 255.255.255.128 ?
Why don't you simply use 192.168.1.100 / 255.255.255.0 ?

The original poster should always write the last response !!!
Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!


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#2
April 30, 2010 at 18:30:21

I'm using it because I don't know any better! That's why I came here. I'll try your suggestions and be right back. Thank you.

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#3
April 30, 2010 at 18:57:12

I just tried those and it wouldn't accept it, giving me an error message of IP address within router range please correct and then it sends me automatically back up to the STATIC IP address to change it. I cannot change the STATIC IP address. I've taken a snapshot of the screen in jpeg format if you can inform me how to upload it here for you to see.

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#4
April 30, 2010 at 19:28:28

Okay, sit back and have a good laugh. I just figured it out. My LOCAL AREA connection still had the STATIC IP address, etc., etc. configured with the same information as what I was putting into the router.

As soon as I changed the LOCAL AREA connection to obtain it's IP and subnet dynamically, it worked! I was just sitting here looking at everything and suddenly it hit me.

Why can't they put this stuff in the manual? Duh!

You've been great. Thank you so much.


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