I use Win XP Professional (SP3) with IE8 - so the following
comments might not apply to Windows 7.
However, my network configuration is very similar to yours - and
over the years, I have used IE6, IE7 and IE8. Consequently, I
doubt whether your problem is related to the operating system -
or the version of Internet Explorer.
The IP (gateway) address of my first router was 192.168.1.1.
With that router, I needed to use 192.168.1.254 to access the
My first router suffered a hardware failure, and its replacement
was a different type. The IP address of the replacement router
is still 192.168.1.1 and now, I also need to enter 192.168.1.1 to
access the set-up menu.
If I enter the previous IP address (192.168.1.254) with my new
router, IE cannot connect - and I receive a "Internet Explorer
cannot display the webpage" error message, .
Irrespective of version, Internet Explorer has always prefixed
these IP addresses with http://.
Provided I enter the correct IP
address, the http:// prefix has always allowed me to open the
router menu. And it doesn't matter whether I use a wired or
wireless connection (although wired is better for configuration
Is your Linksys a new router, or have you owned it for a while?
Is it possible that someone could have changed the default
factory settings to a different IP address?
Upon the assumption that Win 7 uses the same procedure as Win XP,
you could type "ipconfig /all" from a command prompt (without
the quotation marks). That should reveal the IP address of your
router. Whilst you are at the command prompt, you could also
type "ping " followed by the IP address - to see whether your
You should also read the user manual, to check that you are using
the correct IP address for that particular router.
If you don't have the manual, please post back with full details
of the router (model number, etc). Hopefully, someone will be
able to confirm the correct address and password details.
"Chuck" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I'm thinking that you are using a different version of Windows
> than I (Windows 7). I am unable to get any response from right
> clicking my Linksys Router where you directed.
> Thanks for your help.
> "Bob" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Network and Sharing Center>>View Computers and Devices.
>> Right click on the Linksys router and select View Device
>> "Chuck" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> I'm having trouble accessing my Linksys router through IE8.
>>> It is a wireless router, but this computer is hardwired.
>>> I clear the address bar in IE8 and type in 192.168.1.1 to
>>> access the controls of my router and hit enter. IE8 quickly
>>> adds "http//" to the front of the numbers and then IE8 tells
>>> me it cannot open that page.
>>> I remove the "http//" and try again and IE8 again adds the
>>> "http//" preventing me from accessing my router.
>>> Can anyone tell me how I stop IE8 from doing this?