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Can't access modem settings

by Jimanyyy / November 19, 2010 10:46 PM PST

Hi I've just bought a Belkin N series wireless modem & I'm unable to access the settings to put a password on it.

When I run the setup assistant on the CD it says;

"Step 1 of 6: Checking settings in computer and Router The Setup Assistant is not able to connect to the Router via any of the network adapters in this computer. Please go back to the Quick Installation Guide and make sure all physical connections are correct. Also, please power cycle the Router and make sure that the Router has power and that the appropriate lights are on (see guide)."

But I'm actually connected to it and using the net through the modem at the moment.

I've already tried the reset button on the back to no avail. I've used ipconfig to find the ip but it times out when I enter it in the browser. I've also tried an ethernet through the modem to the laptop but it still won't recognise it.

Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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IP address . . .
by Coryphaeus / November 20, 2010 8:34 AM PST

First off is this a modem or router?

Router's IP address is either or Modem's IP address is usually

Then again, if the Belkin is a modem/router combo, the documentation should tell the IP address. ipconfig needs to be run from a command prompt. Click Start, Run, type cmd When the DOS-like screen opens, type ipconfig Look at the line "Default gateway". This is the IP address of the device you're connected to. From there you can set the device.

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by Jimanyyy / November 21, 2010 7:51 AM PST
In reply to: IP address . . .

It's a modem router combo

I have already went through ipconfig, the ipv4 address is & the default gateway is so they are both on the same subnet. I've also tried changing my ip to 192.168.0.x both while using wireless and connected directly laptop -> wall socket, and neither will allow me access to change settings.

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