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Can't access router admin page

karrun 4,400 808 July 25, 2012 at 03:20 PM
I have an Asus RTN-12 router that I had previously set up as a repeater for my Netgear router. Yesterday I had to replace the Netgear with a TP-link router. I need to access the Asus admin page to set it up with the TP-link. Problem is, I can't access the Asus page. I disabled Wifi on my laptop, connected an ethernet cable to a lan port on the Asus, turned it on, and typed 192.168.1.1. Strangely, I got a Bing search page showing all sorts of search results for 192.168.1.1 Apparently I am connected to the internet. How??? Doing it again, Chrome told me it couldn't find 192.168.1.1, did I want to connect to 192.168.1.1rr.com, which again brings me to a web page. What the heck is going on here? Ipconfig /all shows a default gateway of 192.168.0.1 under my ethernet adapter, which is the address of my TP-link. Am I somehow connected to the TP-link main router, even though I have my wifi turned off?

Edit: apparently this is in fact the case, as typing 192.168.0.1 brings up the login screen for my TP-link. How can I access the Asus page?

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I have an Asus RTN-12 router that I had previously set up as a repeater for my Netgear router. Yesterday I had to replace the Netgear with a TP-link router. I need to access the Asus admin page to set it up with the TP-link. Problem is, I can't access the Asus page. I disabled Wifi on my laptop, connected an ethernet cable to a lan port on the Asus, turned it on, and typed 192.168.1.1. Strangely, I got a Bing search page showing all sorts of search results for 192.168.1.1 Apparently I am connected to the internet. How??? Doing it again, Chrome told me it couldn't find 192.168.1.1, did I want to connect to 192.168.1.1rr.com, which again brings me to a web page. What the heck is going on here? Ipconfig /all shows a default gateway of 192.168.0.1 under my ethernet adapter, which is the address of my TP-link. Am I somehow connected to the TP-link main router, even though I have my wifi turned off?

Edit: apparently this is in fact the case, as typing 192.168.0.1 brings up the login screen for my TP-link. How can I access the Asus page?
Reset the Asus router by hitting the reset button for 20 secs.

Unplug the TP-link

Then 192.168.1.1

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Now set them up on the same private network. Either 192.168.1.0 or 192.168.0.0
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Last edited by boltman2007 July 25, 2012 at 03:46 PM
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Okay, I did that . I was able to log into Asus, then I had to start up the TP-link to do a survey scan. it saw the TP-link, but when I clicked on connect, it timed out and I got connection error. I again unplugged the TP-link, restarted my laptop and the router, and was eventually able to log into the Asus again after trying several times. I saw I was connected to TP-link as my AP point, but again I got connection error after I powered up TP-link so I am not able to do anything else when TP-link is powered on and my laptop connects. I guess my question is, how can I make any other changes or adjustments to the Asus router is I keep getting connection errors every time I power back up the TP-link?
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Well, I now see two TP-link internet connections on my home network, so I guess I am good to go. Don't know why this was so difficult, but thanks for the advice Boltman
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Well let's not assume you're connected. Ping 192.168.1.1. Also do an ipconfig/all to verify you have an IP address from the DHCP server on the router.

UPDATE: Nevermind after reading the posts above.
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