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#1 barwarner

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 10:51 PM

I recently installed a Netgear wireless router on my home network.  It is the the second router on my network as my AT&T internet modem is also a router.  The only change I made on the second (Netgear) router is that I disabled DHCP, leaving my first router as the DHCP server.  I intended to leave the Netgears' IP address as the default of 192.168.1.1, but I can't access it through a browser with that IP address. All the devices on the network are working fine connected to the Netgear router, but I can no longer make configuration changes to the router since I don't know it's IP address.  

 

Any suggestions as to what happened and what I heed to do to access my router?

 

 

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#2 Wand3r3r

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 11:36 AM

set back to factory and then follow this article for the proper setup

 

http://www.techsupportforum.com/3001-connecting-additional-routers/



#3 barwarner

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 01:11 PM

I set it back to factory settings and I can now access it using the default IP address of 192.168.1.1, but I haven't disabled DHCP on the second router yet.  If I do disable DHCP on the second router, I am sure I will lose access to the router again. Everything seems to be working fine, so is there any harm in leaving DHCP enabled on both routers?



#4 Wand3r3r

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 09:56 AM

if you followed the article you would see you would not disable dhcp on the AT&T router but on the netgear router.

 

You do not lose access if you disable dhcp.  It just means you have to give your pc a static ip if you want to access it alone.

 

but since you will assign the router a static ip in the AT&T routers subnet [you don't mention what that subnet is] you will be able to easily access/admin it when connected to the network.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 10:14 AM

If you want to have DHCP disabled, connect to the router that has DHCP disabled and open CMD. Type ipconfig /all and look for the Default Gateway. Type that IP address into a browser to get to the config page.

 

If this doesn't work, try reading the manual for a special address to the config page.


Edited by iMacg3, 09 May 2017 - 10:19 AM.

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#6 barwarner

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Posted 09 May 2017 - 01:14 PM

I reset the Netgear router and left DHCP enabled  The IP address of this router was changed to 10.0.0.1 and I found that IP address by going to the Control Panel/Network and Internet/View network status/Change Adapter Settings/LAC/Details.  All is working fine now and i can access my second router - thanks for all the replies.



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Posted 09 May 2017 - 02:54 PM

I am glad to know that your problem solved, I also have this type of problem before one month and at that time enter-sys.com helped me a lot. If you have any query, feel free to ask.


Edited by michaelkyle, 09 May 2017 - 02:55 PM.





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