I was messing with my WRT54G running OpenWRT and I may have ruined it, but I am not sure.
By default, it has a static IP of 192.168.1.1, but I turned that off and made so it gets its IP from DHCP. After changing that setting, I cannot get to the admin panel, but I still see it broadcasting the WLAN. Pinging 192.168.1.1 times out. I had it configured to use a custom hostname, but that address does not respond either.
I tried the following:
- Using nmap to scan on 192.168.1.1-255 to find where it is now (from a PC hooked up via ethernet), but nothing came up
- Factory resetting using different methods from online, and nothing has reset it
- Using the Linksys tftp utility to flash a new firmware image (but since I can't find the IP of the router, I can't do it)
Is it bricked, or am I doing something wrong? Is there a good way to find the IP?
Thank you for your time.
EDIT: As per Nic's suggestion, I made my router use another DHCP server (a second router) and could find the IP. I then restarted both routers and I can now connect. Thanks!