How to the connect router config page through the Browser?

Posted on 2007-08-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I want to add another computer to the comcast router to browse the internet.
 I tried to simply plug in the network cable in to the new computer but the new one could not obtain an IP address. I think the MAC of the new comp has to be added to the router's allowed set? Thought companies stopped doing the MAC address blocking.

I think it has to be configured in the router config, so I did ipconfig -all, took the default gateway address (assuming its the router's ip?) and tried to connect it using my browser but failed t load anything. I did http://x.x.x.1 in the browser.

Any suggestions on how to connect to the router to add this new computer's Mac address to the allowed set.

The modem is Arris touchstone modem. I just connect to its config page through http after obtaining its IP (default gateway) from the ipconfig -all command.
Question by:Madhu_A
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    Expert Comment

    Try 'https://x.x.x.x"


    Author Comment

    Nope, that doesn't work either. I wonder if the router's IP is different or the router does not allow HTTP connections?
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    Accepted Solution

    a. In the router manual, find out what is the factory supplied router internal IP address. It will look something like: Also, find out what the factory supplied router access password is. It will be "Admin" or some other easily guessed word.

    b. Power up the router first, and then the computer and launch a browser [see note]. Make sure that any proxy, such as Privoxy, is turned off and any proxy settings in the Network Pane of System Preferences are removed or disabled. Otherwise the browser may be unable to communicate with the router.

    c. Enter the factory router IP address into the browser as you would a web site. Example: <> and key return. This should take you to the router access web page, resident within the router firmware, and you should see a login window.

    d. Enter the factory password in the designated space and key return. You should now have access to all of the router parameters.

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