How can I access linskys router settings?

November 10, 2010 at 11:03:58
Specs: Windows 7
Hello.
Currently I am connected through a speedstream modem, and a linksys router. I was unable to access my router settings since I turned my network in to a wireless hub. I am not too sure of the specifics here, but it basically changed my internet so that everything went through my modem, and made my router only an access point to it. It has been a year since I did this...

Anyways, I can access my speedstream setting just fine. ipconfig tells me my ip is 192.168.254.10, but when i type that in to the browser, it brings nothing up.

I am sure this has something to do with the way I set this up a year ago. This is exactly how it is set up:
Phone line to DSL on modem.
Ethernet on modem connected to port 1 on router.
I probably had to change a bunch of setting when I changed all of this around, but i can not remember for the life of me.
note that i have already tried typing in the standard ip adress of 192.168.1.1 and it brings nothing up.

Any suggestions?


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#1
November 10, 2010 at 11:58:06
Go to a command prompt an type ipconfig. The IP address you need is the Default Gateway address, which if your IP address is 192.168.254.10, will be in the same range. Possibly 192.168.254.1

Stuart


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November 10, 2010 at 12:01:40
Thanks for your help StuartS. My gateway is 192.168.254.254, and that is the address that brings me to my speedstream settings. My linksys settings seems like it is totally blocked off.

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#3
November 10, 2010 at 12:33:18
connected to port1? You mean lan port 1 correct?

My suggestion would be to set the router back to factory defaults so you can then access and configure it. Then you will want to connect the modem to the routers wan port not a lan port.

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#4
November 10, 2010 at 12:37:54
In that case it is the Speedstream that is providing DHCP and the Linksys is just passing through any information. If the Linksys is still set to its default address of 192.168.1.1 you are never going to be able to get at its configuration page as things are now - different sub-net.

What you need to do is to reset the Linksys to its defaults. Temporary disconnect the Speedstream and reboot with the Linksys connected. That should give you a gateway address of the Linksys which should be 192.168.1.1 Go into the Linksys configuration and set is default address to something in the range 192,169.254.xx but outside the DHCP scope of the Speedstream. Save the setting making sure that DHCP is disabled. Reconnect the Speedstream, re-boot and you should be able to get the configuration pages of both devices using 192.168.254.254 for the Speedstream and 192.169.254.x or whatever address you set in the Linksys.

Stuart


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