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sstepanoff
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-15-2012

WRE54G and N600 Belkin router

I have just recently upgraded to a Belkin N600 router.  The WRE54g worked just fine with my old Airlink router, but not with the Belkin.  I am unable to connect to it even when it is plugged into my network with a cable.  The address 192.168.1.240 returns a page not found or a timeout error.

 

I believe the problem is caused by the fact that the Belkin router uses IP address range of 192.168.2.1 to 192.168.2.100 and is, therefore, not able to connect to 192.168.1.240.  Is there a way I can connect to the WRE54G address and possibly change it to something in the 192.168.2.xxx range?  The version of my range extender is 3.

 

The Belkin router has a much stronger radio signal than my old Airlink, but still not sufficient to reach one room in my house, without the aid of a range extender....

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

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asortatoritale
Posts: 404
Registered: ‎03-10-2012

Re: WRE54G and N600 Belkin router

Hi sstepanoff,

 

I hope this link below will help you to manually set up your Linksys range extender.

 

Manual setting up a Linksys range extender RE1000

sstepanoff
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-15-2012

Re: WRE54G and N600 Belkin router

I understand how to manualy set up the Linksys range extender, but to do that I need to be able to acces its web page at 192.168.1.240.  I am unable to do that even with the range extender connected to my network with an RJ45 cable.  I am not even able to ping that address.

 

I believe that the problem is the LAN address of the router i 192.168.2.1 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0.  I don't think it can see any addresses in the 192.168.1.xxx range.  Is there a way to change the range extender "home" page from 192.168.1.240

to something in the 192.168.2.xxx range?

 

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asortatoritale
Posts: 404
Registered: ‎03-10-2012

Re: WRE54G and N600 Belkin router

Hi sstepanoff,

 

I am sorry to hear that you are still having difficulty accessing the range extender web page at 192.168.1.240. Make sure you do not connect physically the range extender to the network/wireless router since the LAN IP ddress of the router is at 192.168.2.1. You are correct that there is an IP address conflict between the router and the range expander. There is a way for you to change the LAN IP address of your range extender to 192.168.2.240 by connecting the computer physically to the range extender and then assigning a static IP address  to the computer to 192.168.1.50. Access 192.168.1.240 and once you saved the changes on the range extender web page it should say that the "Page cannot be displayed" because the computer's assigned IP address is 192.168.1.50 and the range expander is now 192.168.2.240. You have to change your computer back to "obtain IP Address automatically". You can now connect physically the range extender to your network/wireless router since they both on the same LAN IP addresses.

 

Here is the link below on how to access the web page of the range extender at 192.168.1.240 and on how to assign static IP address to your computer. I hope these links would be a great help.

 

Unable to log on to the WRE54G’s web-based setup page

Assigning a static IP address on a wired computer

 

sstepanoff
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-15-2012

Re: WRE54G and N600 Belkin router

Thanks for the advice.  I went that route and had temporary success in that the range extender page came up, but for some reason I was unable to log in.  The login page just kept rejecting my attempts and then just disappeared.  From then on, no communication was achieved, not even ping replies.  I went so far as to change the router addresses to 192.168.1.1 to 254 range and still no connect.

 

I now believe that the range extender has a hardware issue.  I may dig out the old Airlink router and go to some distant and dark part of the house and attempt to connect to the WRE54G, but I think success will elude me there as well.

 

Seems like the best solution may be a new range extender.  I appreciate the help and suggestions that you have provided, and do not wish to impose any further.  Thank you.

sstepanoff
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎03-15-2012

Re: WRE54G and N600 Belkin router

Just a final note.  I connected the WRE54g to my old router, and put a spare netbook on that system as well.  The old router connected to the WRE54g and I was able to view the system page and change the default address to 192.168.2.99...

 That was it! The WRE54g was now accessible from the Belkin router and I was able to configure it with no issues.  It has now been purring happily for over 3 weeks.

 

I guess sometimes we try to be too clever and do not see the simplest solution staring us into face.  A humbling reminder for me!