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I have changed my internet provider and they have given me

Customer Question

I have changed my internet provider and they have given me a new router which is connected to my PC and works fine, It is also connected to a second router to provide wireless connectivity in a different part of the house - this does not work. What can I do to restore the wireless capability?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Networking
Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for your question, my name is Richard.

you will need to set up the second router with the new settings.

First, how is the second router connected to the main router, via a cable?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
ok, while connected to the main router, click Start, type in

CMD and press enter

In the black window, type in

ipconfig

press enter

tell me the default gateway address that is listed please.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


192.168.1.254

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
Thanks Nigel

Are you able to check the IP Address of the second router?

If not, tell me the make and model of it.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Sorry for the delay.


Router is Edimax AR-7024Wg

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
Thats ok.

Reset the Edimax AR-7024Wg

Then connect directly to it via a cable. You wont have internet but that is ok.

Then go to in your web browser

http://10.0.0.2

Default Password: epicrouter
Default Username: admin

Once logged in, change the LAN IP to 192.168.1.250

Change the WAN IP to 1.1.1.1

Make sure the DHCP server is turned off.

Then setup your Wifi again as this is removed due to the reset

Then connect the main router to it via one of the LAN ports on the Editmax and it should now work.

Let me know if you have any difficulties please

Customer: replied 3 years ago.


When I go to http://10.0.0.2 I am told that the web page cannot be displayed.

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
ok, that is the default

Try on

http://10.0.0.1

if not, while connected to it, click Start, type in

CMD

Press enter

Type in the black window

ipconfig

press enter and look for the Gateway address and tell me this please.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

again sorry for delay


192.168.1.254

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
No problem, but you get this when connected directly to the other rouuter right, NOT the main router,

but the one that is not working

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I assume this is the main router as my laptop is sitting right next to it and getting a good signal.

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
It is the SECOND router Nigel I need you to do my instructions on, this is what I said, NOT the main router.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Apologies. Same gateway no. 194.168.1.254

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
its ok.

Now while connected to the second router

Go to in your web browser

http://192.168.1.254

Default Password: epicrouter
Default Username: admin

Once logged in, change the LAN IP to 192.168.1.250

Change the WAN IP to 1.1.1.1

Make sure the DHCP server is turned off.

Then setup your Wifi again as this is removed due to the reset

Then connect the main router to it via one of the LAN ports on the Editmax and it should now work.

Let me know if you have any difficulties please
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


It goes straight to Technicolor TG582n

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
You need to connect the computer to the Second Router Nigel, NOT the main one
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


I have a wireless laptop and no means of connecting it to the second router.

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
You do, via a network cable.

But then I am also confused, how did you do my instructions before then?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have a Dell XPS with no cable to connect it to a router.


I assume that when undertaking your instructions it was going through the main router.

Expert:  Richard replied 3 years ago.
No, I said second router.

You need a network cable to do this Nigel