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Can't access the Linksys router config page. . .

by Coryphaeus / November 3, 2007 8:04 AM PDT

Down in south Texas visiting a friend. Brought my laptop to "keep in touch", he has DSL. Knew he has a Linksys wireless router (that I set up about a year ago with WPA) so I thought I'd just get his passkey and go on line. Well, he's not computer literate and didn't write it down. No sweat, I'll just plug my laptop into the WRT54G, go to the config page,, look at the wireless security page and get it. Nope. When I type that address in I get the "Page cannot be found" screen. Huh? Thinking he may have messed with it I tried Nope. He swears he has not touched the router and I believe him. But why can I not get the config page? BTW, I did try wireless and I get the wireless networks list and his router is there, secured. I'm surfing perfectly now, getting my email, all sites work like a champ. But I cannot get the router page.

Any thoughts besides resetting the router?

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Try typing
by PudgyOne / November 3, 2007 8:28 AM PDT

ipconfig /all

look for the default gateway. That is the address you need to got there. Then you need the username and password. You know the rest. If you cannot get in, you could start over by resetting the router for 30 seconds, it will go back to factory settings and you can start all over.


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Forgot to mention that. . .
by Coryphaeus / November 3, 2007 2:46 PM PDT
In reply to: Try typing

The default gateway is from ipconfig, that was the first thing I looked at when it failed.

Since it's his router and I'm just visiting I didn't want to reset the router, nor did I ask. His "stuff" is working fine. I'm wired right now, so no biggie. I'd just never seen a router that couldn't be accessed.

BTW, I'm in New Braunfels, just got back from night two of Wurstfest. Beer and German food, I hurt myself tonight. I sampled sausages, smoked turkey legs, Ruben sandwiches, fullel cakes, apple strudel and uncounted beer. Heading for the hot tub.

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Try to connect using wireless
by PudgyOne / November 3, 2007 6:23 PM PDT

If you can connect to the router or even get close, use winsockfix and then try it.


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Pudgy, my man. . .
by Coryphaeus / November 3, 2007 10:23 PM PDT

That's the problem. I can see his network but without the WPA key I can't connect. I was trying to get in wired but got this:

The page cannot be displayed

The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.

Oh well, heading home today.

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(NT) I thought you knew the key
by PudgyOne / November 4, 2007 1:44 AM PDT
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(NT) Read the first post again.
by Coryphaeus / November 4, 2007 7:04 AM PST
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