Can't access TP-LINK router to configure it

Tp-link Tl-wr740n wireless router - 150...
November 20, 2010 at 05:18:38
Specs: Windows 7
I checked cables, the lids are alright but when i try to access the router thru 192.168.1.1 that is the TL-WR740N standard, it simply dont access...
when i try thru the CD that came with it, it says that is a problem with DHCP..
i'm using windows 7 ultimate 64bits
what do i do?!?!?

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#1
November 20, 2010 at 05:43:47
Open a command prompt window on your PC (Start >> Run >> type cmd and hit Enter) and perform the following command:

ipconfig /all

Look for the Default Gateway address. This should be the LAN IP of your router. Enter that IP in your web browser and you should connect to the Management Interface for your router.

If that's the same IP you listed above, try a different web browser.

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#2
November 20, 2010 at 09:01:49
You need to configure your computer with IP 192.168.1.x (ie. 192.168.1.100), netmask 255.255.255.0 and gateway 192.168.1.1. If not too sure how to do it, check out this configure IP in Windows 7 article. Hope this helps.

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#3
December 2, 2010 at 07:32:58
Srry for taking so long to respond...
Nothing helped. At the start, when i type ipconfig/all, it showed no ip on default gateway.
Then i configured the computer IP just like Picohat said, now the IP is shown in the default gateway line but i still can't connect...
It says the server took too long to respond...
U guys have any other ideas?
thx for the help!!!

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#4
December 2, 2010 at 07:38:27
Another thing. Before a brought the TL-WR740N i had the TL-WR642G that worked just fine, on the same computer, with the same operational system.

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#5
December 2, 2010 at 08:01:14
if this unit was new out of the box I would take it back. It sounds defective.

if this unit was previously used reset it to back to factory defaults [press reset button on router] and then set your tcp/ip back to autoassigned and see if you then get a ip address with gateway entry.

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#6
December 2, 2010 at 08:27:39
Well, the same problem persists.... even after the reset.
i'm gonna get it back to the store then.
ty man!

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#7
December 2, 2010 at 09:07:57
I got news!
Before going to the store, i wanted to test in another computer, so i borrowed my neighbor laptop wich uses windows vista home premium and it worked...
By the way, im posting this from the laptop using the TL-WR740N.

Any clues why it does not work on my windows 7???


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#8
December 2, 2010 at 09:33:13
compare the network settings on the vista laptop to your windows 7 network setup.
post an ipconfig /all from the win7 machine for review.

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#9
December 2, 2010 at 09:54:34
ipconfig/all with the windows 7 machine and the router pluged on it.
i had to copy it cause i'm posting from the laptop.

Windows IP configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Delima-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce 10/100 Mbps Ethernet
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : CF-30-DF-AA-12-00
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 169.254.237.43(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

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ipconfig/all with the vista laptop

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Lucas-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : TAP-Win32 Adapter V9
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-FF-7C-49-C7-27
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4D-0C-F7-43
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast Ethern
et NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-68-DD-AE-0E
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1541:d98b:3754:e945%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, December 02, 2010 2:53:08 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, December 02, 2010 4:58:02 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 167779944
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-13-FF-C4-D2-00-23-4D-0C-F7-43

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:20e2:3af5:3f57:fe9b(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::20e2:3af5:3f57:fe9b%12(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{EA9D1782-E848-4905-B5BB-7AC48BCE5
C8A}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 13:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{BDB0B0E2-991C-4748-A0E9-635E262CA
70F}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 14:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{7C49C727-7810-4203-BD78-3F65673ED
1D9}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes


I'm pretty newbie in computer stuff, so for me it says nothing =(


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#10
December 2, 2010 at 11:40:57
if you used the same cable as the vista laptop the only conclusion I can come to is your nic is the problem.

Go to lan connections [where your network card is listed] and right mouse click on it. Do you have enable or disable as a choice?

Go to device manager and look at the nic. is there a yellow exclaimation point?

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#11
December 2, 2010 at 12:11:24
There's a disable option and no yellow exclamation.
It worked with the last router TL-WR642G just few days ago...

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