Access Router Firewall
How to access router firewall:
If that does not bring up a login prompt you can try http://192.168.0.1
or please read below for a list of common default gateway IP Addresses.
1. Click Start go to All Programs, click Internet Explorer and a window will open up.
2. Type in http://192.168.0.1 or http://192.168.1.1 in the address bar and press enter. Note, your router IP address may be different. See the chart below for possible IP's for Linksys router, Belkin router, Dlink router or Netgear routers. Many routers have the IP Address printed on the bottom of the device.
3. A Router Login Prompt will appear. If you do not know your router password try using one from the list at the bottom of this page.
4. You're in! Unless the default user name / password from the list below didn't work. In this case you more than likely changed your password and will need to hard reset the router(dirrections below).
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Troubleshooting Wireless Router:
Maybe you have the wrong router IP Address? Try running an ipconfig command to find out your routers default gateway.
Maybe Internet Explorer has spyware or a toolbar blocking you? Try bypassing it by using the Windows Run Command. On your keyboard press and hold the Windows Key and then the R key. This will open up a little run box. In there simply type your routers address. For example http://192.168.1.1 and press the OK button. This should open your default browser taking you directly to the routers login prompt.
Still failing? Try Windows Safemode with Networking. Reboot your computer and continuously press the F8 key until you get a boot options prompt.
Choose Safemode with networking and once you're booted up try the above options in Safe Mode.
Hard Resetting the router
To hard reset the router you simply grab an item such as a paperclip, thumb tack or anything small like that and push it in the tiny reset button hole on the back of the router.
Hold it in for about 5 seconds and release. On some routers you need to hold it in for about 30 seconds.
The router will restore itself to factory defaults and you can try the IP address and user name password combination below.