I never used to have this problem before until recently:
If you have an internet router like Linksys, DLink, or Netgear and enabled "Remote Management" functionality in UI, you can log to your router over the internet by using IP addresss. http://188.8.131.52:80
depending on how you set the port.
Well gone are the days when it used to work.
I have recently purchased two Linksys E2500s and DLink DIR-601 at two separate locations. I can't access one of two Linksys E2500s and DIR-601. It fails with the message: This page can't be displayed.
If I restart the routers, then it works for a while (days), but then I can't access them anymore. The strange thing is that while I can't access them remotely, they continue to provide Internet access to users.
Of course I called tech support of both companies located overseas - useless piece of whatever. They all say "apply firmware". Well that is what I do first whenever I purchase these internet routers. Then they say "reset to factory setting" like they are reading off the script.
Having said that, are people out there experiencing the same problem with these piece of what garbage routers?
Is this what I should come to expect when I buy $100 range routers anymore?
Should I buy expensive routers like Linksys AC1900 or Netgear Nighthawk X6 AC3200? I like to hear from you what are some of the better routers out there as they are so many out there anymore.