|I already went to address 10.138 (which leads to my routers web-config page, there i go to WAN, Clicked on edit on an existing PPPoE connection, ticked V on "Use static IP", entered desired IP, and then saved & rebooted the router (from web-page there was an option, if that matters somehow) After the reboot the router had no internet connection at all, only LAN light was blinking (active), Power light was on, DSL light was on too, but Internet light (above power) was off.|
What type of service are you getting from your provider. Does yours come with a static IP, or is it supplied by their DHCP server? Confirm your account details with your ISP and then setup the router accordingly.
Okay i changed it back. then i went to LAN section changed my LAN IP to like 18.104.22.168, saved, went back to WAN, changed to 192.20.186.x, saved & rebooted (btw, when rebooting router in web page it reboots only section you select, if u reboot from LAN section it will apply only these changes) so i saved & rebooted them both, after that it still didnt work!!
Ok, that's a public IP address you're using. First of all, you shouldn't be using it internally on the LAN side. Internally you should use a private subnet. There are three to choose from:
Class A private:
Class B private:
Class C private:
Most SOHO Routers use the Class C 192.168.0.0 for the LAN side.
As for the external (WAN) side of your router, again, confirm your account information with your provider and enter the appropriate information in there. You can't just pick numbers to use there, you have to use what is assigned to you if your account comes with a Static IP. If you get your IP from your providers DHCP server, then you just set it to that.
At this point in time here's what I recommend you do:
1) Get the manual/setup guide for your router and keep it handy. Then, reset the router to factory defaults. Info on how to do it should be in the guide/manual. If it's not, the usual procedure is to press, and hold, the 'reset' button for 10 seconds and then allow a minute for the router to reboot.
Confirm the router has been reset to factory defaults
2) Call your provider. Confirm your account details. Setup router's WAN (external) side according to the info you get from your provider.