Cannot access DLink ADSL Router
Posted on 2009-02-11
I have a D-Link ADSL router that has been working for a year or more without problems. It is connected to a Netgear switch that feeds a number of PCs, all of which can access the internet OK. The router was configured to allow external access to one particular PC by PCAnywhere and to allow VPN and Windows Remote Desktop to the same PC. This worked OK also.
Recently the VPN & Remote Desktop stopped working, though the PCAnywhere and normal internet access still work fine.
I have been trying to access the router configuration page. The default for this router is 192.168.1.1, but the network to which it is connected is set to 192.168.23.##, so the router was configured with 192.168.23.10 as its access page. Using this IP address, I get a "page not available" message from IE. I have tried connecting a laptop directly into one of the router ports, with the same result. I have run ipconfig /all from this laptop, which is set to 'obtain an IP address automatically'. This shows that the default gateway is indeed 192.168.23.10 as I would expect, but I still cannot access this page from a browser.
I'm reluctant to reset the router, because to be honest I'm not sure I can remember the setup for my internet access! Does anyone have any idea why I can't access the router, or what I can do about it?