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Why can't I connect to my router's config page with Windows 7?

Why can't I connect to my router's config page with Windows 7?

I've got a Belkin wireless router, and just bought a new Dell computer with Windows 7 pre-installed. I can connect to the Internet and my home network just fine, but when I try to visit my router's configuration page at http://192.168.2.1, I get a "Connection was reset" error. Nothing I do will make the router's configuration page come up in my web browser.

Asked by: Guest | Views: 133
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Guest [Entry]

"I just had a similar issue, and solved it as I realised I had used the guest WPA key on my windows7 computer (as it was freshly in my mind after giving it to someone else) but the origional WPA key was on my windows XP machine. The router will not accept connections to the configuration pages from people on the guest WPA key.

Make sure your windows7 machine is using the non-guest password to connect.

This may or may not be your problem, but it worked for me!"
Guest [Entry]

"If you haven't found a solution for this yet, perhaps you could try out doing a clean boot. At the very least, this will rule out any rogue services or programs that are starting up, and it's worth a shot. Is the router's page accessible after running msconfig and disabling all services and startup items?

I found this thread on TechNet and though the problem isn't exactly the same, it's similar and it looks like the clean boot helped fix the problem."