I've been using DI-524 for many years without setting the password, and now I'd like to add password to lock the network. I typed "admin" and left blank for the password, but still the router couldn't allow me to login. And I've reset the router a couple of times to set back the default setting, but still this thing happened again. I wonder what could be the cause and what's the solution for it? Could anyone help me?
Step 1. Connect your computer's network port to one of your router's LAN ports (Ethernet ports) using a network cable. WAN port of the router should be connected to your modem.
Verify physical connectivity by checking for solid link lights on the Ethernet ports of the device. If you do not get a solid link light, try using a different cable or connect to a different port on the device if possible. If the computer is turned off, the link light may not be on.
Step 2. Under Control Panel > Network Connections ... make sure that your Local Area Connection is enabled and not bridged with any other connection.
If you see any icon which is called "Bridge" - delete it. If you see your Local Area Connection marked as "Bridged" - right-click Local Area Connection and select “Remove from Bridge ".
Step 3. Check your IP address. Your computer must have an IP address in the same range of the device you are attempting to configure. Most DI-series devices use 192.168.0.x range.
If you are attempting to configure a D-Link router, then make sure you take note of your computer's Default Gateway IP address. The Default Gateway should be the IP address of the D-Link router.
By default, it should be 192.168.0.1. Set your computer with a static IP address: Go to Control Panel > Network Connections > Local Area Connection > Properties:
Select Internet protocol TCP/IP and click on Properties:
Select the “Use the following IP address / Use the following DNS “options. Specify the TCP/IP settings you want to use:
IP address: 192.168.0.5
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway: 192.168.0.1
Preferred/Alternate DNS: 18.104.22.168 / 22.214.171.124 (or whichever your provider is using). Click on OK and then OK again.
Try to access the router. Open Internet Explorer and type 192.168.0.1. Select Admin from the drop-down menu and then enter your password. Leave the password blank by default
Step 4. If unsuccessful in accessing the router's configuration pages, please reset the router.
To reset the router you will need to press and hold the reset button on the back for 10 seconds while it is powered on. Release the button and wait until the router boots up (1 min). Try to log into it again.
Step 5. Check your Internet settings. Go to Control Panel > Internet Options. From the Security tab, click the button to restore the settings to their defaults. Click to the Connections tab and set the dial-up option to “Never dial a connection ".
Click the LAN Settings button. None of the options should be selected. Click OK. Click OK out to the desktop and close any open windows. Restart Internet Explorer and try to access the router.
Step 6. Disable any Internet security software running on the computer. Software firewalls like Zone Alarm, Black Ice, Sygate, Norton Personal Firewall, etc… As these might block access to the router's configuration pages.
Check the help files included with your firewall software for more information on disabling or configuring it step 7. If you still cannot log into the router: - Cycle the power on the router.
Switch the power off. Wait 20 to 30 seconds. Switch the power on and wait for the lights to stabilize. - Restart the computer. - Go to: Start > Run > type "cmd" (without quotes) > OK. In the DOS window type: ping 192.168.0.1 and press Enter. You should see "Reply from..." messages.
If your ping was successful, attempt again to access the router's configuration page. Try these options in the address window. 192.168.0.1 https://192.168.0.1 https://192.168.0.1:88 If you cannot ping the router check your IP settings.
In the DOS window type "ipconfig" (without quotes) and press Enter. The IP address on your network adapter should be in the 192.168.0 xrange. Type "arp -d" (without quotes) and press Enter.
Repeat this command several times until you get "The specified entry was not found" message. Try to access the router again. Reset the router. Try using another computer.
Make sure you're using the correct IP address for the router, as well as the correct port (some use 8080 instead of the standard port 80). The wireless settings may not be configured correctly and wireless access to the admin interface may be disabled.
It is also possible that the built-in web server has locked/crashed and you can't connect to it because of a temporary software issue that a simple reboot may be able to solve.
The other method is open Command Prompt and ping 192.168.0.1. If it works, at least you know that you have some connectivity to it and the cable is good. Hope this helps.