How can I find the address to access my Linksys Router?

Hi!
I have had this Linksys Router directly connected to the internet from a couple of years now, and I could access it by typing 10.0.0.1 on my browser. But a few weeks ago, we changed from ADSL to ADSL2, so my internet provider gave me a SpeedTouch Router to directly connect to the internet, and then use a bridge to share the internet on my home wireless network, using my old Linksys Router. A technician came and configured it all, leaving it all working, but forgot to give me the user and password to access the SpeedTouch. Now, I need to access the Linksys router, to add a MAC address of a new pc, to allow it to access the network. I tried the old address but it's not working, and I can only find the SpeedTouch on 192.168.1.254
I tried 192.168.1.1 - 192.168.0.1 - 192.168.2.1 - 10.0.2.1 - 10.0.1.1 without any success.
Can you please advise?
Thank you
bekitaAsked:
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PUNKYCommented:
It might be changed, so you should reset router first, and then try 168.192.1.1 again.
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jderaCommented:
The default is 192.168.1.1.  Are you connecting to the router directly via a crossover cable?  If so and if you do not the ip address, just reset it, it is quickest.
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bekitaAuthor Commented:
Well, the thing is I'm not sure if I'm capable of re-configure the Linksys to bridge with SpeedTouch if I reset it... so I was trying to avoid that, at least at first...

About the other doubts, right now,I'm connecting to the router by wifi, like almost always, but this afternoon I connected directly via crossover cable and still, couldn't access it...

Is there any way to find out where it is? I mean, without reseting it first?
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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
What is your computer's IP?  What is listed as Gateway?  You can run "ipconfig /all" (no quotes) to find those things.  Let me know if you need details.

The "tech" may have left the speed touch as the router and so that may be the Gateway IP but that is the easiest way to find the IP to use.  If your Linksys is now just acting as an access point then it can be harder to access.  Let me see if I can come up with a way.

The alternative is a hard reset of the Linksys but that may make it hard to get things running again (the Speedtouch, Linksys, etc).  It would be nice to avoid the hard reset (holding the reset button for about 30 seconds).

bol

bol
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bekitaAuthor Commented:
Here what shows with ipconfig:

IPv4 192.168.1.65
Gateway 192.168.1.254

This means my Linksys is just acting as an access point, right? :/

It would be really nice to avoid the hard reset... Would it help if I could access the Speedtouch? Maybe trying to use default username and password?
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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
>> This means my Linksys is just acting as an access point, right? <<

Yes.  The IP is in the range of 192.168.1.NNN (depends on the subnet) but it could be anything from 2-253.  Hard to narrow often too.  Give this some time though because there may be some program to use as a "sniffer" that may help us find it.

You may look at the SpeedTouch settings to see if it has a place to reserve IPs.  The Linksys may be listed.  Also look at the DHCP client's table if it is an option.  With a basic (not really managed) device you probably won't have the reserved IP or see the Linksys in a DHCP list.

If you were to reset the devices then I would turn of routing, etc for the Speedtouch and just have it act as the modem.

Thanks for the info and I'll see if I can come up with anything else before doing the reset.

bol
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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
Did you try to call your ISP?  They will usually use the same set up steps all the time so you can probably get the IP and details without trying to find that specific tech.  Realistically it is going to be the quickest way to get this info.

bol
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bekitaAuthor Commented:
I didn't yet, because the support is terrible and costly. However, I'll try to do it tomorow morning! And I also have called the tech that came here, and he couldn't understand what happened. I will call him again tomorow to ask for the Speedtouch user and pass. That might give me some help, right?
And will come here tomorow to let you know how it's going.

Thanks for the help! I'll accept solution tomorow, either way, ok? :)***
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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
The user and pass would be real important.  It probably won't provide an answer to this, if previous experience with this stuff holds, but you need it.

Don't feel you have to rush to close this.  Let me know what you find out tomorrow and we can go from there.  If they hassle you on support cost and this "new" issue then you can try to argue it is actually related to the original one.

bol
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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
I thought of one thing.  You may try the IP 192.168.1.245.  That is the commonly used default for Linksys access points.  Of course this is a router but the tech may have used that IP knowing it is common.

You could also look at http:Q_21767361.html .  There are some programs suggested there that may help.  I can't test them until tomorrow but let me know if you have a question or concern.

bol
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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
If the common IP above isn't good then I do have a pretty simple program you can use but there is a caution.  The program is Angry IP Scanner (http://www.angryziber.com/) and it is a pretty common and handy network tool.  However because of the way it works and maybe even misuse most anti-malware programs (including those in Antivirus or "Internet Security suites") will block the program.  If you want to try it you should disable your own protection to download the file and run it.  It allows you to have it scan a block of IPs and will detect the AP.  It will just show up as an active IP/device but you shouldn't have many of those.

Just a suggestion if you are interested.  It should work for you and either tell you the IP if you have no other devices or narrow your search from hundreds to just a hand full.  Let me know if you have a question.

bol
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bekitaAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help and effort! I did use your program and found the router at http://192.168.1.201/ ! thanks for all your help! finally I can access it!
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b0lsc0ttIT ManagerCommented:
Your welcome!  I'm glad I could help.  I pasted your grading comment below since it isn't visitble to others, just to the Asker and those with accepted comments.  Eventually EE is suppose to change this so all can see it.

Thanks for the grade, the points and the fun question.

bol

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Thanks for your help and effort! I did use your program and found the router at http://192.168.1.201/ ! thanks for all your help! finally I can access it!
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