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#1 sumguy#1

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:01 PM

Greetings:

My issue is getting reconnected to my router.

I turned the electricity off and on several times yesterday to fix a electrical switch. Today I my network was no longer there. I figure the electrical off & on procedure disrupted the router settings. So I figured I would need to redo my settings to get them back. I tried entering the router address 192.168.2.1 in the address bar, but it just spins and times out.

What am I doing wrong or need to do to get my router settings on screen so I can reset my router settings?

Thanks in advance for any answers.

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#2 Sneakycyber

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:17 AM

Power cycle your network .Turn everything off, turn the modem back on first and wait for the status lights to turn green. Turn the router on and wait for the status lights to turn green and steady (the link light will blink periodically) turn your computer back on and log into windows. If you are connecting with wireless check your wireless status and see if you are connected to the router, if your not check the available connections and see if the wireless network is listed. If you are connected with an Ethernet cable try your internet browser and see if a web page will load. If you do not get a web page go to the start menu and select the command prompt. When the command window opens type Ipconfig /all and let me know what the IP address is if one is assigned.
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#3 sumguy#1

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:46 PM

Thanks for replying.

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Power cycle your network.

R. I did this several times, doesn't work in this situation.

If connecting wirelessly, are you connected to the router,

R. I can't connect to my router/network, but I am connecting to a weaker signal from the AP router/network.

if not, is the wireless network listed?

R. My prior lost network is not listed, but my router name is. But when I try to connect to it, it doesn't work because my prior network has disappeared? In order to connect to my router, I need to open the router settings and reset my router/new network up...again. Which was/is my original question?

If connected w/Ethernet cable

R. Not connected w/Ethernet.

Q. What is the IP address.

R. Not sure what IP address you are looking for? Other than the one I gave in my initial post [192.168.2.1] to get into the router settings as I would normally do. But as stated that doesn't work now and why I asked my initial question?

I first tried it w/o the Ethernet cable, but been awhile since I did this. So I then connected a Ethernet cable to the router/computer, but still doesn't work? I tried the ipconfig /all option and the only IP address I presume you may be looking for is: IPv4 Address 10.0.0.6. Which I entered in the address bar as well, but still doesn't work? But normally 192.168.2.1 is the router access numbers.

There doesn't appear to be any blocks on the AP router I am connecting to.

try your internet browser and see if a web page will load.

R. As stated I lost my network, so I can't connect and load a web page if my network is no longer there. I do have a alternate unsecured open network to connect to although a weaker signal, and the one I am using now.

If you do not get a web page go to the start menu and select the command prompt. When the command window opens type Ipconfig /all and let me know what the IP address is if one is assigned.

R. See above answer.

To be clearer and as stated above, I am using my own router to connect to another AP router/signal. Which I have had no problem with, unless there was a temporary power loss problem, lightening, etc. that caused a temporary disruption of the router/modem config. Which the power cycling you described would work.

But as I stated initially I had to turn my power off at my end [not the AP end] and back on several times to fix a light switch. So this is the only thing that would have disrupted my router settings for my network. But not disrupt the other available [AP] connection I have available.

As a last resort I reset my router by pushing the reset button on the bottom of my router. Then tried re-entering the router IP address of 192.168.2.1 using both the Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, still wont open my router?

So any further advice appreciated.

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 05:05 PM

I was unaware of your network setup and didn't know you were using the router as a Wireless Bridge, or Repeaeter or that there was another wireless connection on your network you could connect to. Your computer's Ip address is 10.0.0.6 (as you stated above) The routers settings page you stated is 192.168.2.1 which is a completely different network. You need to change the IP address of the computer to match the router in order to log into the routers set up page. When you reset your Router the SSID (network name) will change back factory default (The name of your router, Netgear, Asus, Cisco, Linksys) in your wireless connections click on your router name and connect to it if the router has completely reset there will not be a password required. This should assign your the proper IP address on the routers network and enable to log into the router and set it up again. Depending on the router the default network after resetting is 192.168.1.1. Try that address in your internet browser. if 192.168.2.1 does not work.

Edited by Sneakycyber, 30 September 2012 - 05:07 PM.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 01:54 AM

Okay so I clicked on the default router name in the wireless connections box and the other available AP signal went red X, then plain blue-no Internet icon. I opened Explorer, entered 192.168.2.1 in the address bar as I did several times before and the router box opened up to allow me to enter admin-admin. Which opened the router as it usually does. I entered the same prior settings as I had before and got my network back.

So not sure what I did any different today, that I did several times the last two days? But at any rate thank you Mr. cyber specialist for your help, much appreciated.

Thanks, sumguy now reconnected.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 02:30 AM

You are very welcome. Glad you got it working :)
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