Un-bridging a wireless router?

I have a me1004-r wireless router that I’ve had set up as a wireless bridge for a while, and I’d like to turn it back into a regular router for a while. I just can’t figure out how to do that. I can’t get to the web-based settings page, and so I can’t figure out how to remove the bridge. :smack:

Anyone know the trick?

On my wireless router that acts as a bridge, I can get to the web page by going to its IP address. If you really can’t, then you’ll have to do a hard reset (there should be a button somewhere) and then connect with a wire at the default IP and reconfigure.

Yeah, the problem is that I can’t figure out what it’s IP address is. I guess I’ll try to hard reset it.

I’ve had two Linksys routers that I’ve bridged and un-bridged as J Cubed said. You can always call your ISP for help, though if you’ve changed the routers IP address that could be a problem

By default, it should be at . If you messed with it, then only you know.

If there are computers on both sides of the bridge, wouldn’t it show up using tracert?

Yep, if all else fails hit the reset button. That should restore it to factory defaults. You’ll have to set it up completely from scratch.

On some wireless routers (like mine) the reset button is a tiny little thing inside a small hole. You need to straighten out a paperclip or use a push pin to push the reset button.

After resetting it to factory defaults there is generally a default IP address that you can then access to get to the web page for setting the thing up.

If the thing is hooked up now and you are using it, you can try doing a tracert from a command prompt to any internet site. The first hop will likely be from your PC to the router, which will give you its current IP address. You can then use that IP address to access its web page. If you forgot the password though you’ll need to reset it to regain control of it.

Go to a command prompt and type “ipconfig” and hit enter. It will show you your IP address and your default gateway address… the default gateway is your router’s IP.

All of my routers have been

It depends on the brand and sometimes the model. Astroboy’s solution is spot on and might be the best way to find the router’s IP, or you could check the manual / google for it.

Problem is what happens when you have multiple routers.

Just plug one computer in and nothing else, that way you can go in, shut off DHCP, and pick another known IP address before bringing it back into the network.

Whenever I’m running multiple routers, I leave one at 192.x.x.x, the next I set to 182.x.x.x, the next to 172.x.x.x, etc. Easy to remember and avoids ARP storms and such…

My Linksys router and my DSL modem had the same IP address by default. Had to change one so I could reach both to set configurations, otherwise I’d have to bypass one to reach the other. I put a label with the new IP address on the one I changed.