Wrong IP/ Cant connect to the internet

Dlink Di-524 54mbps wireless router
March 14, 2010 at 11:50:00
Specs: Windows XP

I'm trying to connect my router (dlink DI-524) threw my DSL Roderunner modem. I've hooked many routers up before, but with Dlink I'm stomped.

Problem: Get low connectivy error/cant connect to the internet.

Once i go threw the setup, the power light is on, Wan light solid/fast flickers, Lwan blinks, Port 1 is solid, and status has a steady blink.(i've done all the reboot/reset procedures) still nothing.

I believe the IP is the issue here. before connecting the router my ip is Once router is installed it changes to 169.254.35.XX which makes me wonder cause I thought its suppost to be in the range???

I've tried Manually changing my IP with the range and then also used it for my default and DNS. Still no luck.

If anything i just want to be able to connect to my router so i can change the settings. I've try the reset button on the back of the router, no luck. (could the button be broken?)

when i manually change my IP, computer changes to connected 100mbs (i thought this resolved it but no) but i did try to go to my router and it gave me response error instead of cannot connect. I'm hoping this is a good sign.

This has been a very long week project, i bought this used from craigslist and will probably be the last. If anyone has any suggestions, it will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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March 14, 2010 at 12:40:31
169.254.35.XX is a default address allocated by windows when it cannot resolve a DHCP address. is a public IP address provided by your ISP via the Modem.

You say you bought this router from Craigslist which means it is second hand. The first thing to do when installing a second had router is to set it back to manufactures default. You have no idea what the previous own did it set up as and that is where you problem lies,

You set it to manufactures default by inserting a small pin the the hole at the back for a few seconds while the router is turned on.

When you have done that set the computer to get DHCP automatically and reboot both computer and router. Go to a command prompt and type ipconfig /a//.

You should have a series off addresses in the 192.168.xx.xx range. The address opposite Default Gateway is the address for the router.


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March 15, 2010 at 06:03:04
Thanks for the quick reply! I've tried resetting it to its defaults by the reset button on the back (first used a small screwdriver, then a piece of wire). However, It showed no indication that it reset(all lights stayed the same), is this normal?

I'm worried that the reset button is broken somehow. is there a way i can test it. Or how do i know that it has indeed reset?

I've still have not been able to access the router settings threw the default IP. and i still get the 169 IP of death.
DHCP is enabled.

I'm tempted to open this thing up and have a closer look on whats going on. Thanks again!

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March 15, 2010 at 07:13:16
In order to reset to factory defaults you have to, with the router on, press and hold the reset button for about 10 seconds. Then release it, allow it to boot up and now it will be back to factory defaults.

Go online and get the manual/setup guide for that router so you know what IP to connect to with your web browser.

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