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Re: Access to sub network unreachable.



On Friday 09 January 2009 13:10:38 Tosh wrote:
> Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Friday 09 January 2009 03:43:11 Simon Slater wrote:
> >> 	Hi all,
> >> 		I'm sure I have missed something simple (or done something stupid) but
> >> have no idea what so I'll ask anyhow.
> >>
> >> 	All the computers on our SOHO network had static addresses in the
> >> 192.168.0.1-9 range with netmask of 255.255.255.0 and all worked fine
> >> for ages.  Now I have a Linksys gateway which has a default address of
> >> 192.168.1.1 for configuration.  It works fine as a DSL router but I
> >> cannot use a browser to access the configuration.  All I get is "An
> >> error occurred while loading http://192.168.1.1: Could not connect to
> >> host."  Pinging returns "Destination Host Unreachable".
> >>
> >> 	I changed the netmask for the ethx device to 255.255.0.0 but this made
> >> no difference.  What have I forgotten?
> >
> > This is pretty normal.  Many routers are set to 192.168.1.1.  The simple
> > way to deal with it is to change the ip of one of your boxes to
> > 192.168.1.x and use that box to access the router.  Then you will be able
> > to change the router address to 192.168.0.1.  Reboot.  You must then
> > change your box back to 192.168.0.x  From then on your router can be
> > configured through your normal browser without problems.
> >
> > Anne
>
> maybe easier is to use the builtin dhcp to configure the router then go
> back to static as explained here above

Never thought of that, but yes, it should work :-)

Anne

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