IP Configuration Guide

This is the IP address of the ADSL modem. A majority of the brands that produce modems are accustomed to it and is primarily used by Linksys routers. Accessing the IP Configuration and altering the settings are basically meant to simplify the users’ lives. Once you are on the management panel by logging in your username and password, you have access to change configurations and settings like options, WLAN settings, Network Management, LAN, WPS, WAN, proxy, MAC, DSL, Security, ADSL, etc.

If you know how to configure your router, you would be in a position to command the web connection from anywhere. Let us see how to do it. To configure your router, you need to key in into the address bar of your browser. This will lead you to the page where you will be asked to key in your username and password. If you do not see the router page, it means either you have keyed in wrong details or your computer is not connected to the right wireless network.

How to Troubleshoot Your IP Home Network?

Let’s troubleshoot these problems one by one. You can input the wrong password in case:

  • You had changed it earlier and don’t remember now.
  • You bought a used router and the earlier owner has reset the password that you are not aware of.

In each of these cases, you are required to recover the router password by resetting back to factory settings. Each device is equipped with a hidden button which helps in resetting. It needs to be pressed by a toothpick or a needle for around 20 seconds which will get the original or factory settings back on the router and any changes made would be written over.

In case you have no issues with the password and still, you are not able to access, then look for the following checklist:

  • Check if the router is turned on and try to reboot it by switching it off and on.
  • See if the computer has a connection to the router.
  • Check if your computer’s TCP/IP is configured correctly.
  • Check if the internet light on router internet light is on or is it blinking? Both have a different meaning, which you can check in the manual.
  • Check to confirm if the router is connected to the cable/DSL modem
  • Your computer’s TCP/IP settings are perfect, and the router is also connected to the Modem, but the Modem’s setting is in conflict with the router’s default setting and this creates interference in gaining access to the router.
  • One common mistake can be that instead of typing for router admin interface you typed 192.168.l.l. This is the most common error and you should always keep in mind that IP address is a combination of numbers and hence no alphabets should be used.
  • Proxy setup in the browser creates trouble at times.
  • If you have multiple network cards already on your machine, then their TCP/IP settings can conflict and create a problem.

You need to troubleshoot these problems one by one to see what exactly is causing the trouble to access your IP Configuration.

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