Router settings

  muddypaws 12:35 15 Jan 11
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Where do I go to access and change my router settings please.
XP Home SP3
Thanks.

  rdave13 12:40 15 Jan 11

Depending on the router, type 1 9 2. 1 6 8.1.1 (without the spaces) in your browser's address bar. This will bring your router's log in page.
It could also be 1 9 2.168.0.1

  robin_x 12:51 15 Jan 11

Additional: Best to Google

eg I put 'thomson 585 ip address'

Which shows 192 . 168 . 1 . 254.
Connect your PC/laptop to the router with an ethernet cable to guarantee full control of settings.

Save a backup of settings if you are going to start major fiddling.

  woodchip 12:58 15 Jan 11

What make model router?

  QuizMan 13:05 15 Jan 11

As woodchip says, we really need the details of your current router. Even then it would help to know your ISP because each one tends to set their own default user name and password (unless you have changed them - presumably not in view of your question).

  bremner 13:07 15 Jan 11

From muddypaws other thread it is a TP Link router and they are accessed by 192.168.1.1

  woodchip 13:19 15 Jan 11
  muddypaws 13:32 15 Jan 11

Thanks so far.
Yes--in previous thread ( that was vanishing in to the mist) Talk Talk have sent me all the new settings.
Bit of a dissppointment as I understood that the router would auto do it.
Presumably I don't have to be on line to change it?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:50 15 Jan 11

"Presumably I don't have to be on line to change it?"

No just connected to the router by cable.

  muddypaws 14:17 15 Jan 11

Thanks and thank goodness for 'System Software' info.
None of my written user names and p/words would work to access it.
Remembered that had new router since recording the details and PC man had forgotten to tell me.(OR I had forgotten to note them more likely).
Hopefully now I can do it myself on Thurs or Friday.
Thanks yet again for all your help.
mp

  muddypaws 09:26 18 Jan 11

Now I know this may be the most stupid question ever, but where do I type in the router address if I haven't got a browser address bar. Or when it can't connect to the internet am I still left with an address bar on the error page?
Thanks.

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