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Hi Experts,

I am trying to setup a new wireless router for use in a home network.

I have been instructed by the Dlink manual to connect the Dlink router to the LAN card on the desktop via one of the DLAN ports on the wireless router.  I have also a wireless PCI card on the desktop which i have disable it for now until I have set up the wireless router.  

The manual states to type http://192.168.0.1 so that I can access the setup page of the wireless router.  But I can get a "page not found" message from IE.

I did a ping on 192.168.0.1 and got no reply which seems to suggest that IP is not available.

Then I type inconfig in dos prompt to find out what the LAN ip address is and the default gateway ip address.  The result is 192.168.123.194 for IP address and 192.168.123.254 for the default gateway. I have configured the LAN card propertied to obtain the IP address automatically.

I did a ping on 192.168.123.254 and got a reply from this ip address.  Huh, I thought, maybe this is the ip address of the wireless router.  So, I went into IE to type http://192.168.123.254 but this time I am not getting "Page not found" instead i get "Upgrade not complete"

What upgrade is this message referring to?  I thought maybe the LAN card wasn't configured completely so I tested the LAN card by connecting it directly to the ADSL via Cat 5 cable and I can access the internet via IE.  So this seems to suggests that the LAN card is working fine.

So, could someone point out what is happening here?  Thanks
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by:ssbn628
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You need to set your ip address on the pc to 192.168.0.100 for example..with a netmask of 255.255.255.0 and no gateway..then you can access the router.
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As ssbn628 indicates. Your system is not picking up an address via DHCP from your router, therefore cannot connect - it is probably disabled by default. Once you enable it, you can set your pc to auto and all will be well.

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dhcp is enabled by default on all routers, make sure your pc is set to dhcp & not static, make sure your cable in firmly pushed in on the router port (not wan port) & the pc's nic port via cat5 cable (not crossover cable), make sure your wifi is disabled & that you are not getting that 123.194 ip addr from a nearby wifi router (maybe try removing the pci wifi nic temporarily).
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The reason I suggested that he put his ip addrerss to a 192.168.0.x number was in case he powered up the router after the workstation was already botted up. In that case he would have to doa ipconfg/release then a ipconfig/renew...it's just easier for a new person this way.
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Hi there,

thanks for the help.  I consulted the DLink troubleshooting guide in their web site.  I had to basically 'cold' reset the router by turning the router off and then while having the reset button pressed, I turned on the router.  This caused all the LEDs on the router to be blink rapidly.  I stopped pressing the reset button once the LEDs stabilised.  

I stilled got 192.168.123.254 as my gateway address when I did a IPCONFIG on DOS prompt.  I then access this ip address via IE and I was instructed to  upload the firmware again.  Once that was done, I was able to access the setup page.  

I believe the problem was with the firmware which solved my problem.  thanks
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