Solved Router not showing in network list

April 6, 2011 at 16:53:53
Specs: Windows Vista
Router not showing in network list, unable to open linksys internet page

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#1
April 6, 2011 at 18:12:41
Does the PC have a valid ip address?
Post the output of ipconfig /all for review.

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#2
April 6, 2011 at 18:18:12
This is what I have so far:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Mark1>arp -a

Interface: 10.247.133.2 --- 0xa
Internet Address Physical Address Type
10.247.133.1 00-18-73-1f-42-93 dynamic
10.247.133.7 ff-ff-ff-ff-ff-ff static
224.0.0.22 01-00-5e-00-00-16 static
224.0.0.251 01-00-5e-00-00-fb static
224.0.0.252 01-00-5e-00-00-fc static
255.255.255.255 ff-ff-ff-ff-ff-ff static

C:\Users\Mark1>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mark1-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Du1:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5100
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-FA-4B-0A-AC
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. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-5A-09-F4-DA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::11fa:c5e8:30ac:a954%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.247.133.2(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.248
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, April 06, 2011 3:51:13 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, April 06, 2011 11:51:13 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 10.247.133.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 10.247.133.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890074
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-11-82-73-E0-00-23-5A-09-F4-DA

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 170.68.1.25
170.68.100.25
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{D4A16FAA-7A09-45E9-A04B-815D684C8
859}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{8C7C9CD6-D55E-4830-8EB4-7E45D42AF
1D1}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

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. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:30cf:375d:f508:7afd(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::30cf:375d:f508:7afd%12(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Users\Mark1>ping 192.168.1.1

Pinging 192.168.1.1 with 32 bytes of data:
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.
Request timed out.

Ping statistics for 192.168.1.1:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss),


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#3
April 6, 2011 at 18:34:40
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Look, your ip address is 10.247.133.2, the default gateway ip address is 10.247.133.1 (maybe your first router).

You're trying to access 192.168.1.1, which is in a completely different subnet and can not be accessed from 10.x.x.x.

I guess, the Linksys router is your second router, isn't it?
So you might have to connect to the Linksys router directly via LAN cable, restart your machine or renew the ip address and connect to the Linksys configuration interface.

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#4
April 6, 2011 at 18:56:10
thanks, yes the 10.x.x.x is what I use to connect to work, I work exclusively from home, and I also have my linksys router installed for my home network, 2 laptops 1 desk top and an xbox, everything was fine when I went to bed night before last, when I woke up yesterday I noticed that I did not have a connection with my home network, so I tried to reestablish my connection and noticed that my router was not listed on the available networks, so my next step was to try opening up the linksys page (192.168.1.1) to reestablish my connection. That failed (kept giving me a "the connection has timed out" error). I did a reset and then a hard reset, both failed. Continued looking for answers on the net. Now I am starting to wonder if the router has died. Not sure how to determine that when I can no longer reach the set up page.

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#5
April 6, 2011 at 19:02:16
As mentioned before, only connect your computer to the linksys router, restart both, router at first, and see what happens.
Your computer should get an ip address of 192.168.1.x and you should be able to connect to your routers web interface which means, your router is still alive.

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#6
April 6, 2011 at 19:56:47
OK I disconnected the work interface and connected directly to the Linksys router via Lan cable, I restarted and still could not connect to 192.168.1.1, I checked the network list and still could not find my listing, it only reads "network", this is my new ipconfig:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Mark1>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mark1-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : ph.cox.net

Wireless LAN adapter Du1:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 5100
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-22-FA-4B-0A-AC
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ph.cox.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8102E Family PCI-E Fast Ethern
et NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-5A-09-F4-DA
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::11fa:c5e8:30ac:a954%10(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 70.171.250.98(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.254.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Wednesday, April 06, 2011 7:42:17 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Thursday, April 07, 2011 7:42:17 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 70.171.250.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 172.19.73.25
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890074
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-11-82-73-E0-00-23-5A-09-F4-DA

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.105.28.11
68.105.29.11
68.105.28.12
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ph.cox.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{8C7C9CD6-D55E-4830-8EB4-7E45D42AF
1D1}
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

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. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:830:3530:b954:59d(Prefer
red)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::830:3530:b954:59d%12(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : ph.cox.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2002:46ab:fa62::46ab:fa62(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 2002:c058:6301::c058:6301
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.105.28.11
68.105.29.11
68.105.28.12
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

C:\Users\Mark1>


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#7
April 6, 2011 at 20:05:11
You got a public ip now. That means, that you have connected the PC/Laptop to the wrong plug.
You have plug the cable from the LAN card to one of the LAN ports of the Linksys router.
Don't connect the Linksys routers WAN/DSL port to the internet.

You may have to reset the Linksys router to it's factory default settings first.
There should be a real small switch at the router itself, that you have to press for about 20 seconds or so, to reset it to factory defaults.

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#8
April 6, 2011 at 20:53:54
thanks I already did that, so I'm guessing that the router is not responding, which means that I am connecting directly to the modem. I thank you for your time, I am thinking that the router just met its demise. I have tried everything I could find as well as the suggestions that you have provided.

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#9
April 6, 2011 at 20:57:18
So that you got a public ip instead of a private ip from the routers DHCP server it seems, that the router is running in bridge mode.

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#10
April 6, 2011 at 21:01:02
Does something need to be done about that or what causes that?

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#11
April 6, 2011 at 21:08:03
As I said, factory default should reset everything so that it runs as a router not in bridge mode.

Read the routers manual on howto reset the router to factory default settings.
It seems, that it hasn't worked yet.

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#12
April 6, 2011 at 21:40:01
Thanks, the router will not reset, I have tried, so that makes it impossible to reach the 192.168.1.1

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#13
April 6, 2011 at 22:18:27
Is it really 192.168.1.1.
Maybe it has another ip address by default, depanding on the firmware of the router.
But when you do an ipconfig /all, the default gateway address is normally the routers address.

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#14
April 6, 2011 at 23:27:46
yes it is, I just moved to a new place in Feb, I had to set up the network here and that is what was used

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