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Because my wireless router connection keeps dropping with annoying regularity (ie, every few seconds) I took remedial action and made the problem worse.
I reset my wireless router using the 'factory default' button and now I cannot access the router configuration page via Internet Explorer. I
I have attached an RJ45 cable from the laptop to the wireless router but I am getting the message 'This Page Cannot Be Displayed' and despite resetting the router several, holding in the button in for the time required the message is the same.
Incidentally I get the same message when trying to access the router configuration page with a wired router so I am assuming the router is not faulty.
My setup is a bit unusual. I have a wired Netgear router for the 3 PCs in the house and I bought a wireless router for the 2 laptops but I bought a cable wireless router in error. The only way I could get the wireless router to work was to attach the wireless router to the wired router via an RJ45 cable and it was OK until recently.
I have just ordered a Netgear wireless router to replace the 2 routers but in the meantime is there anything I can do to rectify the situation?
Do I need to start from the very beginning and reset the wired router and then the wireless router or is the wired router irrelevant to the problem?
Your inability to access the wireless router may because the PC's network adapter hasn't got its IP address by DHCP from the router. Give it a fixed IP address in the same range and see if that lets you access.
There is no reason why you should have to replace the two existing routers with a wireless combined "Router & ADSL Modem" - running a "Cable/DSL" router subordinate to the main Modem/Router shouldn't present a problem.
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