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I have a Hawking HWR-258 wireless router sitting on my network acting as a switch. I want to start using the wireless part of it, so I went searching for the admin page. No luck. According to various websites the default IP is 192.168.1.254, but that doesn't bring up anything. It could be that my network seems to be using the 10.1.10* ip set? I can get into the Comcast box fine, and the page that lists local computers on the network doesn't list anything.

Any ideas how I could get to the admin page?

To clarify:

[Computer] <-> [Hawking Box] <-> [Comcast Box]

Here is the tracert to my default gateway:

>tracert 10.1.10.1
>
>Tracing route to www [10.1.10.1]
>over a maximum of 30 hops:
>
>  1    <1 ms    <1 ms    <1 ms  www [10.1.10.1]
>
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cmd /k ipconfig –  Hello71 Jul 19 '11 at 19:40
    
using that brings up some ipv6 addresses, which I'm not really sure how to use. –  Oak Jul 19 '11 at 19:51
    
If the nework is [Your Computer]->[Router]->[Comcast Box], use tracert [Comcast-IP] to see the hops to get to the Comcast box. The router IP should be in there. –  Origami Robot Jul 19 '11 at 19:55
    
That doesn't seem to show anything. Is it possible that my Hawking box is acting like a dumb switch somehow? –  Oak Jul 19 '11 at 20:00
    
tracert google.com? –  Hello71 Jul 19 '11 at 20:16

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Run cmd.exe (if you are on Windows) and type ipconfig, you should see this line somewhere in the output:

Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : xxx.xxx.x.x (ex. 192.168.1.1)

That number should be your router's address, assuming your computer is directly connected to it.

On Mac OS or Linux, open up a terminal window and run route -n and look for something like this one:

Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use Iface
192.168.1.0     0.0.0.0         255.255.255.0   U     0      0        0 ra0
0.0.0.0         xxx.xxx.x.x     0.0.0.0         UG    0      0        0 ra0

That Gateway number with the UG flag (G for gateway) should be your router's ip address.

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I got my router's address(the comcast box that connects to the internet), thats the default gateway. It't the wireless box that sits in-between that I cant find. –  Oak Jul 19 '11 at 19:57
    
Well, that might be why you can't connect to the router. Try directly connecting to the router with an ethernet cable and re-running the command and trying to connect again. –  lyallcooper Jul 19 '11 at 19:59
    
[Computer] <-> [Hawking Box] <-> [Comcast Box] is the setup I have. So I am directly connected to it? –  Oak Jul 19 '11 at 20:02
    
Try connecting ONLY to the Hawking box and rerunning the command. –  Origami Robot Jul 19 '11 at 20:03
    
Still nothing. That Hawking box simply doesent seem to exist. –  Oak Jul 19 '11 at 20:07

I don't think you can get to the admin page if it is acting as a switch. I have seen that happen to a wireless router which was also being used as a switch, to transmit the wired connection over wireless. In that case, each client connecting to the router would actually request an IP from the wired connection, and the router would just sit there, watching, doing nothing.

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Based on the information you gave, that despite being on the same physical network (all plugged in together), they are on different logical networks.

Pick out a free IP address on your 10.1.10.x network. Then, manually set your computer's IP address to something like 192.168.1.100, and connect to 192.168.1.254 (you may have to reset the device to factory defaults). Then set it to use the free IP address on 10.1.10.x you picked out earlier, and commit the changes. Change your computer back to the 10.1.10.x network.

Connect to the new IP address and configure your wireless.

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It could be that I just cant figure out how to reset the router. I have taken a pencil to it several times, but hasent seemed to do anything. –  Oak Jul 20 '11 at 1:33

If there aren't many devices on your network, try running an IP Scanner. I prefer Angry IP Scanner http://www.angryip.org/w/Home It will tell you what IPs are in use on your network. If you can filter out the IPs you know (other machines, printers, etc) then whatever is leftover should theoretically be your wireless unit.

Was the box installed by Comcast? If so, they may have set it up in a different mode and its not actually using an IP. They may have to connect from their side to turn on the wireless functionality.

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