Finally, you may want to use a network scanner to scan your network (smaller networks) just to be sure that your router was not assigned another IP.Power the router on with a continuous ping running in a command window: The -w 2 parameter forces a lower timeout for the ping answer, this makes easier to get an answer from the bricked router.Belkin has provided ways to access either the control panel or network even if you have forgotten these passwords or you're using a secondhand router.
On the Linksys WRT54G routers, you need to flash an image that contains the "W54G" header (Linksys and mini_wrt54g images) If pinging 192.168.1.1 does not work, check the IP Address of your computer and make sure it is assigned an IP address in the subnet of the router IP.
For simplicity sake you can assume "192.168.1.x" is good.
If you do not have a good IP, the DHCP Server might not be working.
So set your IP manually to something like 192.168.1.77 with 192.168.1.1 as your gateway and then try pinging the router again.
You may have to wait for at least 1 minute for the router to restart.
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The required password to enter your Belkin dashboard prevents unauthorized users from changing your settings, but it may prevent you from doing the same if you've forgotten your password or are trying to set up a secondhand router.
Similarly, Wi-Fi passwords block others from using your wireless network and connected resources, like a printer.
Nicole Martinez began writing in 2010 and has since been published on various websites.