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Can't Access Router Settings

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#1 pn12


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:21 AM

I recently reset my router (Linksys WRT54G2 v1) because I wanted to access the settings and couldn't find my username/password. This was a huge mistake. After about 36 hours, I got my wireless network back up and can now get online. But now, when I try to access my wireless settings by typing into my browser, it tells me "The connection has timed out - The server at is taking too long to respond." I typed ipconfig into my CMD thing, and It told me that my default gateway was now something else, This also doesn't work in the command bar. Without getting into the settings, I don't know what my password is to let any other devices onto my network. I don't want to restart anything because I had to unplug and replug my modem and router a dozen times to get my internet going again (that being the limit of my technical know-how).

This all started because my WII wasn't connecting to the internet and I wanted to watch netflix. It probably won't work after this either.

Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 Crashoveride420


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:25 AM

Try going to your command prompt, type ipconfig /release. That will release your ip address and gateway. Then you can type ipconfig /renew to renew your ip address and your gateway.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:25 AM

I would try resetting your router back to defaults using the reset button. You can do this with a pen and hold it in for 30 seconds.

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