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pls help me configure Linksys router wihtout using 192.168.1

hi, i've got Linksys WRT160Nv2 chained to Fios Actiontec primary router, which keeps IP of
trying to configure linksys router but invisible as factory reset gave it
can't configure without internet; can't access internet without Actiontec, as it's coax connected and linksys has no coax port.
how can i reconfigure linksys?
XP and Vista;actiontec uses wirless G which is why i'm trying to use linksys for N. maybe it's not even worth it...the wireless g works but signal not strong.
thanks pdoyle

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Give us the info on the Actiontec;

In reply to: pls help me configure Linksys router wihtout using 192.168.1

What connection/s does it have (or maybe the model number)?

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actiontec primary router

In reply to: Give us the info on the Actiontec;

it's the standard FIOS router they're installing; Model Actiontec MI424WR router.
Vista pc is hardwired ethernet to the actiontec router, as is the Linksys WRT160Nv2. I have to change the linksys' IP address as it's identical to the Actiontec,
if i ethernet connect the linksys to the pc, i cannot get the configure screen because i'll have no internet access; just get "can't connect to internet".

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update on linksys

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hi, strangely i tried to configure router without internet connection; but browser cannot display page; tried with both firefox and explorer.
did hard reset on Linksys;
tried the original cdrom install disc but that requires internet connection.

i think the upgrade attempt has broken the liksys!
strange thing, the same thing happened with my airport express last week after i updated the software as Apple advised. It never worked again.
2 routers bricking in 2 weeks...that's strange.

the linksys isn't responding...looks like it's dead.

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Router Cascade -

In reply to: pls help me configure Linksys router wihtout using 192.168.1

Solved an identical problem by connecting the new downstream router (one of its LAN ports) to a PC (its internet port) then using the PC's browser to access the Linksys setup at

Using that s/w, assign the new router a fixed IP that won't be used by presumed DHCP functions on the upstream router, and disable DHCP on the new router.

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sounds good

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Will it work??

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