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Netgear router - cannot access settings

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To access my router configuration I type http://192.168.0.1 or similar and I would then get a login prompt. This is not happening now. I have tried 0.1,0.2,0.3, 1.1 etc. What can i do next? Thanks.
BTW the internet access is fine.
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by:Callandor
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Do you have a firewall or antivirus enabled?  They may be blocking the access; 192.168.0.1 is the default ip for Netgear routers, so if you didn't change it, I think something is blocking access.
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by:rliu1112
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this happens from time to time with pretty much any soho brands that I have tried... linksys or netgear...

first thing to try is to unplug the power from the router for a few seconds then plug it back it.... wait about a minute or two for it to reboot then retry and you should be fine...

if you are still have problems, try pinging it... go to command prompt and type ping 192.168.0.1
- see if you get a response... if not, then the IP address is wrong..

if the IP address is wrong, then at the command promt, type ipconfig /all
- check to see which IP address is set as your gateway and ping it to make sure you can see it
- now try to access your router by using the address shown here as your gateway.
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by:Dbergert
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do an "ipconfig /all" on your compunter from a commnad prompt. and see what your Default gateway address this.

This *should* be the IP of the Netgear.   what IP is this ?
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by:rid
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...and there is often a pusbutton for resetting the router to factory defaults, which might be an option here. The manual should tell you the proper procedure for a full reset.
/RID
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by:garycase
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Something is either blocking the connection (as Callandor noted), or the router has somehow had its default IP changed.   If you have a firewall, try simply disabling it.   Otherwise, try simply resetting the router to its factory settings (press the reset button with a paperclip and hold it for ten seconds -- until the test light blinks).
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by:Nasturtiumman
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Hi I've pushed the button with a paper clip to restore settings. I did the ipconfig thing and pinged xxxx 1.1, and I got an answer. I have disabled windows firewall, and there is no other present. My IP had me configure my account as a proxy. That couldnt be the cause could it? thanx
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by:garycase
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Not clear what your current status is -- you reset the router;  can you "see" it now?

What does "ipconfig /all" show for your Local Area Connection's default gateway?   ... and for your PC's IP address?

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If you are using a proxy for internet connection in IE settings, you will not be able to connect to router using IE.  Disable proxy and see if you can connect.
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by:rliu1112
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If by " My IP had me configure my account as a proxy. " means that you are refering to your ISP account, then it has nothing to do with your problems...

well, I was hoping to save you the trouble of resetting and needing to reconfigure the router...

now that you pressed the little button, everything has been set to factory default... and like you said, you will see it for sure, but you won't in the internet until you reconfigure it...

FYI:
when it happens again and you are sure of the router's IP address (by checking IPCONFIG settings for the gateway address), try to just unplug the power cord to reboot, it will retain the config and you will see your router again...

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by:willcomp
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Can ping router but not access it with IE.  That tells me the erroneous setting is probably in IE.  If proxy server is enabled uner connections (LAN Settings) in IE, then requests are routed to the proxy server and go nowhere.
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by:willcomp
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Should have said:  go nowhere unless proxy software is installed and configured.
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by:Nasturtiumman
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I dont have much time to reply now, but yes my ISP had me change my settings to proxy because of poor connection speeds. The router is still not letting me log on. Will report back in a few hours....
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by:Jeb911
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click on start, click on run, type in CMD press enter, type IPCONFIG... what is the default gateway address????????

-JEB
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by:smiffy13
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try typing: http://www.routerlogin.com/basicsetting.htm instead of 192.168.0.1
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by:ceresia_blade
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unplug your router from your ISP, unplug from your computer (the RJ45 jack) and make sure the only thing is power, now hit the reset button 4-5 times within a few seconds of each other, unplug it, while unplugged reset it again, after this plug your computer patch cable into router port 1 and try to console in as the paperwork that came with the router would tell you

Try this link for router IP information
http://compnetworking.about.com/od/workingwithipaddresses/f/getrouteripaddr.htm


and if you figure out the IP address here is a password list in case you do not have the paperwork for your router.
http://www.governmentsecurity.org/articles/DefaultLoginsandPasswordsforNetworkedDevices.php



Hope everything works out!!

p.s. also check the lights on your router when you plug your computer in, and try to plug your internet directly into your computer, you may have a bad port of your NIC card or on your router, even possibly a bad resistor that prevents information send OR receive.
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by:Nasturtiumman
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Thanks for all yopur replies. The answer was the proxy. I use proxypal to switch the proxy on and off and I can access the settings immediately when I go non-proxy. Thanks very much for your help!
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by:willcomp
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Good.  Glad it was simple to fix.
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