Cannot access BT Efficient 5861 router login page from XP PC

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

  1. henner

    henner Guest

    Hi,

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

    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?

    Thank
     
    henner, Oct 1, 2005
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  2. henner

    Adrian Guest

    Try 192.168.1.1
     
    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
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  4. henner

    P H Guest

    No for the BT supplied routers it is http://192.168.254.254

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

    Phill.
     
    P H, Oct 2, 2005
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  5. henner

    Gaz Guest

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

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

    check the ip addresses are all in the same range, ie 192.168.254.xxx

    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 192.168.0.xxx for example, when the address for the
    router is 192.168.254.xxx then it means the ip settings are been set
    manually by xp, go to the network connection properties and set them to
    automatic.

    Gaz
     
    Gaz, Oct 2, 2005
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