[SOLVED] networking confussion

Hapyhary22

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Dec 12, 2016
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i receive internet via wifi. i give internet to my router via ethernet. my router gives internet to my devices via wifi. when i attempt to login to my router it refuses access. where can i find the ip address for this router? i have tried the 192.168.1.1 and variations of this but it keeps sending me to the signon for the main wifi page that gives internet to my pc. i cannot find my way into the main admin page of my router. HELP please.
 
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Normally you would logon with something like routerlogin.net, followed by an admin name and password. If you did not set these yourself you will have to find out what they are from the installer. You may also need a router password that was set by the router manufacturer or the person who installed your router. Lastly, your router may be set up with access control or mac binding which only allows connections from devices whose mac addresses are on a list of allowed devices, and this would have to be temporarily turned off until you connect your new device and add it to the allowed list. Generally when setting up new devices on a router, its best to have one device directly connected to the router by ethernet cable so that you can make...

Ralston18

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First clarify your network setup and connections.

Normally something like the following line diagram where ---> represents an Ethernet cable.

ISP == DSL, coax, fiber == > Modem --- Ethernet cable ---> [WAN Port] Router [LAN Ports] ---> wired devices and also ~~~~> wireless devices.

Edit and correct my line diagram as necessary. Show all wired connections.

Second update your post to include hardware information for the following:

Make and model modem?

Make and model router?

Make and model for any other network devices that may be present: Switches, Repeaters, Access Points, other routers, etc..
 
Normally you would logon with something like routerlogin.net, followed by an admin name and password. If you did not set these yourself you will have to find out what they are from the installer. You may also need a router password that was set by the router manufacturer or the person who installed your router. Lastly, your router may be set up with access control or mac binding which only allows connections from devices whose mac addresses are on a list of allowed devices, and this would have to be temporarily turned off until you connect your new device and add it to the allowed list. Generally when setting up new devices on a router, its best to have one device directly connected to the router by ethernet cable so that you can make sure the router is prepared for a new connection.
 
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