cannot connect to router logon screen

Discussion in 'Wireless Networks' started by Jeff, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Guest

    This involved a home wireless G network that includes 3 PCs, 2 running
    XP and one running Windows 7. There are 2 routers connected to each
    other by cable to extend the range. The problem router is a SMCWBR14-G.
    The wlan was set up years ago and runs fine and connects fine to the
    internet via Cox cable.

    My problem is that I cannot access the SMC router's logon screen. When I
    try to reach with either IE8 or Firefox 3.1.2 on any of my
    PCs, I get "waiting for response" until finally the connection resets.
    This happens whether I use a direct cable connection or try wireless and
    both with the PCs using XP or Windows 7.

    Yet the router works and connects to the internet just fine on all these

    I finally found an old laptop I had not used for years, a Dell Inspiron
    8100 running Windows XP and it connects and opens the logon screen even
    wirelessly just fine. But I need to be able to access the logon screen
    from another more recent PC.

    I've played around with various settings, disabled my firewalls, all to
    no effect. I suspect the problem may be that my current PCs use ips of
    192.168.1.xx (because of my main router) while the Dell is a 192.168.2.xx

    I really do not want to mess around and change with the ips on my
    current PCs and possibly mess up my current wlan and internet access. Is
    there a way around this access problem?

    Thank you.
    Jeff, Aug 25, 2010
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