Hi all, I just rebooted my router and since then I'm unable to connect to the router. I cannot via WiFi an also not via LAN cable. All WiFi networks are shown, but I cannot connect. Furthermore, SSH is also not working. Is there anything I can try?
This is a forum for OpenWRT. Is your router running OpenWRT?
On the assumption that it is running OpenWRT, here are some follow-on questions.
- Did you make any configuration changes to the router before rebooting?
- If so, are you able to recall what those changes are?
Things you might want to try:
- Connect your computer directly to the router's LAN port with an Ethernet cable
- Check to see if the computer's NIC picks up any IP address configuration via DHCP
- Check to see if the computer's NIC is configured for DHCP or with a static IP address
- Use a tool like tcpdump or Wireshark to sniff the traffic on the Ethernet cable, to see if there are any packets which might indicate what IP address the router currently has
- While running tcpdump or Wireshark, reboot the router; sniff the traffic all the way from power-on to sitting there apparently doing nothing
- If all else fails, a factory-reset of your router (assuming it is running OpenWRT) ought to restore connectivity on 192.168.1.1, with a DHCP server giving your computer an IP address in the 192.168.1.100-.249 range.
Of course, this is the Openwrt forum;
Edit: I just remembered that I activated the guest wifi, which was already configured but inactive.
As written in my initial post, I already did that without luck
Hmm. Good idea. I noticed that when trying to connect via WiFi the device tries to receive the IP. This doesn't work and no connection can be established.
Wow. I need to do a bit of research on how to exactly do that. But thanks for the hint.
Ahh. When configuring a static IP on my end device, I can connect to Openwrt again. However, I still don't know how to find and fix the error. Seems to be something with DHCP
F*** fixed it. Somehow the Netmask wasn't configured for the guest wifi, resulting in a completely messed up DHCP for all interfaces.
Congratulations on finding and fixing the cause of the problem.
Ain't troubleshooting fun?
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