cchheettLamb Of GodPremium
Eagle Creek, OR
Default gateway. Problem with router.
Hope a mod can move this thread if its in the wrong place.
I had a stroke 2 years ago and my mind isn't what it used to be. Last night I hooked up a older laptop that I wanted to use on my wireless network. I noticed that when I went to search my router that it didn't ask for my password. To make a long story short "to late" my router wasn't secure. I always secure my router, but something went wrong. I noticed that my router was called "Netgear" I always use the name "Lambofgod" for (SSID). So i check Ipconfig and notice the Default Gateway is 192.168.50.1. It usually is 192.168.1.1. Ok so i user my browser to 192.168.50.1 and its some place that is from my isp's DSL's modem. It has my network info etc , but there are no place to change password etc for the router. I was playing with the settings lastnight , not that there is any much stuff to do there, and I emailed my isp "local isp" about 2am last night, today at 12 pm i checked my default gateway and now its 192.168.1.1. Now i have my router secure, but what the heck to my router. Did i do something wrong, or did my Isp do something, and not tell me something. Sorry again if this doesn't make sense.
Grants Pass, OR
Can't be 100% sure but it sounds like your netgear got reset to factory/default settings. There is usually a reset button of some type on these routers to be used in the case of lost passwords, messed up settings etc.