On the back of your router, there is a small round reset button. Use a pen and hold that button down for several seconds, unplug everything from the router, plug everything back in wait for it to come up again.
Open new browser, type in the 192.168.1.1 (or 192.168.0.1 depending on your router), put in your password and it comes up directly to linksys.
Works for me every time. For some reason, when I have not gone to the 192.168.1.1 page for a long time, it never works. I just reset my router and it starts working fine.
Are you sure your Modem/Router has a IP of 192.168.1.1?
Perform these steps:
Click Start - Run
type cmd - Click ok
In the Command Window type ipconfig and press enter.
See what you IP address is... If it is 192.168.1.? Then you SHOULD be able to access 192.168.1.1 and in which case I would reset the Defaults to the Modem/Router. And try again. I changed my IP to my Router from 192.168.1.1 to 192.168.10.1 so my IPs show up as 192.168.10.? and in my IPCONFIG command I would have a IP of 192.168.10.2 or something depending on which 1 of 11 Computers/Servers that is on the network.
So if you get a IP in IPCONFIG of 192.168.2.? then try to access the Modem/Router with the IP address of 192.168.2.1
Unlikely that your default gateway is 255.255.255.## (likely to be auto config private ip addressing not configured by DHCP on your router)
Correction: "You can connect to a wireless router via a wireless adapter" (providing that your wireless adaper is configured with the correct wep/wpa/tkip/psk passphrase)
If you have reset your router or removed the power for about 30 seconds and you still cannot connect by using
"192.168.1.1", "192.168.1.0" or "192.168.0.1 then run
if you still cannot connect to your router then open internet explorer Options > Advanced tab > click reset and follow instructions, before doing that: right click the network connection icon on the taskbar and click "Diagnose and repair". Also make sure that you do not have any infections and clear all cookies and temporary internet files.
The most common router user names passwords are: User: "admin" pass: "admin", User: "admin" pass: "password", User: "admin" Pass: "<your isp name>".
Yes your Gateway by default should be 255.255.255.0 Unless you configured this different then you wont have to worry about this. But it brings for a good thing to look in to. Make sure that your IP on your computer wasn't set to Static and somehow you ended up changing or using a different Gateway, such as 255.255.255.254 or 255.255.0.0 ... Make sure it matches the router... Again I would allow DHCP to handle all that, unless you have a Server in which case all you need to worry with is setting a static IP.
I also found out that you are not allowed to access and configure a Router/Modem settings via a Wireless Connection. So you have to be connected directly to the Router/Modem. (in most cases)
If your DHCP is leasing address' from 1.2 to 1.1 its going to fail. Thats like asking a computer to divide by 0.
If you managed to set your DHCP then you should be able access the router in the same manor.
Set your DHCP to lease from 1.2 to 1.254 (unless you have reserved IPs within that range)
If thats not happy check IPCONFIG, you gateway address should be the one that your router is on