I recently moved to a new apartment and tried to set up internet with a Motorola Surfboard modem and Netgear router. My ISP is Time Warner Cable. Usually I just connect the router to the modem and then enter the router configuration to set up WiFi. However, I cannot access the router through any conventional means (192.168.1.1 or routerlogin.net [the latter being the usual way for Netgear]).
I think the problem stems from this: If I use ipconfig to discover my "default gateway" address, it is not a private address like 192.168.1.x, but it appears to be a public address with the prefix "69.201.176".
However, I'm not sure and I don't quite know how to diagnose the problem. I've tried searching around on the internet to no avail, and I've tried many more router login methods than the two I mentioned above.
Does anyone have any ideas as to how to troubleshoot this issue?
Thank you very much.