I don't know what happened. Yesterday I opened some ports up in my router to allow passive connections to connect to my FTP server. The next thing I know, my router is no longer functioning. I tried unplugging it, tried resetting it, tried connecting to it with 3 different NICs, and a wireless connection. I cannot get into the Router internal configuration. I tried several times to get to the setup site. It just doesn't work.
I am considering my options. Seeing as I spent about $300 US less than a year ago on it, I am seriously hoping the router comes with a warranty to cover this..
IF not, I guess I will be going to get another.. though I really do not want to do that!
Anyone have any ideas? I have tried to ping the router config address. I have tried repeatedly to get connected through Internet Explorer. I even reformatted my HDD thinking it could have been a virus... nothing seems to have worked.
The power leds are working fine. When I unplug the router, it shuts off, and when I plug it back in, the leds blink on like normal, but it would seem that something has stopped me from accessing the router configuration.
It could be that the internal address of the router, has been changed, but I checked the manual and there is nothing about a secondary address listed
If you have any suggestion, I am all ears..