Used Dlink-524 not working with DSL

March 13, 2010 at 11:45:23
Specs: Windows XP

I just purchased a used dlink DI-524 router. I'm trying to network it with my Brighthouse road runner DSL modem.

First of all i tried most tricks in the book. Reboot modem and Router (visa versa) , Reset Router (hardware).

This is the problem that keeps re-occuring. Once everything is set up it says "limited or no connectivity" I do however get an IP address. but cant connect to the internet.

I tried many reboots and resets, but nothing seems to work, I cant even connect to the router and config it. (after trying the reset button on the router)

and i believe my IP address is above the router Range or where it should be at. Again, this is a used Router. So i'm not sure what they did with it but any suggestions will be greatly appreciated it,


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March 13, 2010 at 12:13:47
You always start by hitting the reset button and setting the router back to factory defaults.

You know you did it right when you have to logon with the default credencials [read the docs for the unit or google it]

If the dsl connection works with just your pc and not the router its a matter of cloning your workstations mac address to the routers wan port.

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March 13, 2010 at 12:22:48

Thanks for the quick reply.

I'm not even sure the reset button is working properly, i look at the router and the lights stay the same nothing changes when i press the button.

After doing so i still cant connect to the router via routers ip:

says broken link/not connected to the internet.
would i be able to fix this through ipconfig/ network connections -> ipsettings?

before i connect the router my ip is 68.204.XX.X
after i hook the router up it says 168.9.XX.X
my router range is - 192.XXX.XX.X

I'm going to rehook my router to confirm the IP.

Thanks again.

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March 13, 2010 at 12:29:42
Set the router to it's factory default settings by pressing the reset button with a paper clip for at least 10 seconds.
After you have done this, the router restarts.
Connect to the router by wire to one of the 4 LAN ports.
Open your internet browser and type in:
Now you'll get the login screen of the routers web interface.
To log in to the router, the user name is admin. Leave the password field blank and click ok.

Now setup your router from scratch.

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March 13, 2010 at 12:35:28
Still cant connect, but thanks.

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March 13, 2010 at 14:30:26
make sure your workstation is set to get ip automatically or do a manual [static] ip assignment at

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