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zpeterk
Grafter
Posts: 377
Registered: 14-04-2007

Lost IP

Just dug out a old router and I can't remember its IP add. is there an quick way to find it, I know its in the range 192.168.2.xxx

Thanks
6 REPLIES
Community Veteran
Posts: 14,469
Registered: 30-07-2007

Lost IP

No.

You have 254 possible combinations to try (0 and 255 will not be used).

Maybe if you give us details of the make/model we may be able to help, without that, the above answer applies.
Community Veteran
Posts: 6,111
Thanks: 1
Registered: 05-04-2007

Lost IP

I think all three router-type devices I've had have been 192.168.2.1, so give that a go. Smiley

Thomas
N/A

Lost IP

There are two things you can do here, and one word of warning.

Your computers current IP & subnet mask may not include the range of the router. You must make sure it includes it.

The simple way to check this is to do the following.

1: Set your computer to obtain a IP automaticly

2: Unplug the network cable from the computer

3: Plug it into the router (make sure you have the right cable) and turn the router on.

4: If you are using windows 98, the quckest thing you can do is reboot. Windows XP and 2K will pickup the details right away.

5XP:
In XP and 2, goto the network control panel. Right click on the network card, and select "Status". Next click the Support tab. You should see the words "Assigned by DHCP", if not, this method will not work.

If you do, click the "Details" button. The routers IP address should be listed next to the "DHCP Server" item.

598:
Click Start, then Run. Type "winipcfg" and OK

Select your network card from the dropdown list and click more. The IP address shoudl again be listed next to "DHCP Server" (if it is 255.255.255.255, then DHCP wasn't used).

If the above fails, you will need to make sure your IP and subnet mask are appropriate.

Set your computer to a static IP of 192.168.1.100 and a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0 and reboot where needed

Next, plug the router direct into the network card (again, the correct cable type is needed).

The mask should then be sufficient that you can talk to any IP in the 192.168.* range.
N/A

Lost IP

or download a computer scanner :p and just set it to scan that subnet (hping / superscan are 2 good ones)

Buz
zpeterk
Grafter
Posts: 377
Registered: 14-04-2007

Lost IP

Thanks Buz

Scanned from 192.168.0.1 to 192.168.254.254 and nothing so I presume its dead.

Its a good way to see all the IPs on a network as well, cheers
LiamM
Grafter
Posts: 5,636
Registered: 12-08-2007

Lost IP

Is it definately within that range? Not 192.168.0.x. Mine is 192.168.0.1.