Cannot access BT Efficient 5861 router login page from XP PC

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by henner, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. henner

    henner Guest


    I can access my BT Efficient 5861 router login page using IP addres from Internet Explorer when my Windows 2000 PC i
    connected directly to it via an ethernet cable, and it connects to th

    However, I cannot access the router login page from a PC runnin
    Windows XP Home using Internet Explorer, typing the same IP address an
    same ethernet cable to attach directly to it. It just won't connect t
    the internet.

    I've tried disabling the XP firewall and anti-virus software but thi
    didn't make any difference.

    Can anyone tell me where I'm going wrong please?

    henner, Oct 1, 2005
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    Adrian Guest

    Adrian, Oct 2, 2005
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  3. henner

    Dave Guest

    go into command prompt and type ipconfig.. is it giving you an ip
    address and a default gateway?

    make sure under tcp/ip settings that you have the ip addresd and dns
    servers set to automatic
    Dave, Oct 2, 2005
  4. henner

    P H Guest

    No for the BT supplied routers it is

    Just make sure your XP pc's ip settings are set for automatic.

    P H, Oct 2, 2005
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    Gaz Guest

    You need to check that your XP is picking up the settings given to it by the

    Go to start menu, run, type cmd, in the box type ipconfig.

    check the ip addresses are all in the same range, ie

    If the ipadress is something like 169.254 etc it means that the xp machine
    is unable to pick up the dhcp settings from the router.

    If the ip address is for example, when the address for the
    router is then it means the ip settings are been set
    manually by xp, go to the network connection properties and set them to

    Gaz, Oct 2, 2005
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