07-07-2010 03:45 PM
I've got 2 linksys routers. I used my older wired one as a switch. I am not plugging anything into the #1 connector.
I had set the IP address of the router to 192.168.1.2 because my primary router is 192.168.1.1. For some reason, every few months, it resets to the default 1.1, causing my primary router to freak out regularly.
Is there a way I can make the 192.168.1.2 permament?
What sucks is that when it happens, I can't access that router from my main box. When it resets back to the default, it obviously can't be accessed from the main network since something already has the 1.1 IP address. Unfortunately, I don't have a box with a web interface on that sub network and can't add one at this time.
The only way I can fix it is to swap my main router with that one, and connnect via my main box to reset it back to 1.2. As this interrupts other people in the house, and it's kind of a **bleep**, I'd rather avoid having to do this.
07-08-2010 03:17 AM
07-08-2010 11:47 AM
Thanks for the info.
At some point I will be upgrading my main router, and I'll put that in place of the other one. For now, I just need to find a way to update the configuration through telnet.
I can telnet into the computer I have on that router. I just don't know if I can telnet from there to the bad router and update the config that way.
07-08-2010 10:26 PM
07-11-2010 04:55 PM
Linksys routers don't have a telnet interface. You can only configure them through the web interface.
And again: telnet, web interface or anything else. When you have two devices using the same IP address in your network you won't be able to access them reliably. You should change the IP of the main router to avoid this situation.
You're half right. If machine A is connected to router B, which is connected to router C, which is connected to machine D, and both routers have the same IP address, you can't connect directly from machine A to router C.
But I can connect from machine A to machine D still (I do it daily so if you are gonna tell me I can't, you're wrong), and I can have machine D connect to router C. So I can telnet to machine D and have machine D run something that could fix it.
Obviously the solution is to set the IP of the main router to something different, but that would mess up other machines in the house on router A. I will probably do it, but I really hate that I have to.
07-11-2010 10:54 PM