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How to figure out which router I am using?

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  • Started 5 years ago by GAGuy
  • Latest reply from jd2066
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GAGuy
Posts: 1

Hey there,
We lock our router in a box, but unfortunately my housemate is on vacation and he has the key for that.
So is there anyway to figure which router I am using without actually seeing the machine?

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ScottW
ScottW
Posts: 6609

It sounds like your mate doesn't want anyone tampering with the router. He locked the router in a box. When he's on holiday he takes the key(s) to said box with him. It would also appear that he has no mobile phone for emergencies or you could call and ask what router it is. Either that, or he is in an area so remote that there is no coverage for mobile phones. If he was staying in a hotel, he could leave it's name and a room number where a message could be left. If staying with friends or relatives, he could provide their phone numbers.

This guy *really* doesn't want anyone touching that router!

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Bolt Cutters
Steel Mallet or Maul
Gas Torch with Cutting Head
Above tools normally found in truck box.

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madmacs
madmacs
Posts: 1438

lol ScottW & raphoenix!!

@GAGuy, could you please tell us exactly why you need to know the make/model of the router? Has your internet connection not been working since your (friend) has been gone?

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Forgot mate may have taken truck on vacation.
Portable Band Saw (Portaband)
Circular Saw (Skilsaw) with Metal Cutting Disc and Blade Guard Removed (Be very careful using this method)
Electric Arc Welder with Blow Threw Rod
Above tools normally found in garage or back room.
Router info is always easy to get.

Posted 5 years ago
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mpc104
mpc104
Posts: 286

RICK,your too cool for school.(LOL)(LOL).
mike.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

@Mike,
I just never in my total years have ever heard of anyone locking up a router in a box.
(LMAO)(LMAO)(LMAO)
Tis the season to be jolly for sure !!!!
Best Regards,
Rick P.

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mpc104
mpc104
Posts: 286

RICK,i hear ya.enjoy the season my friend.
mike

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raphoenix
raphoenix
Posts: 14920

Mike,

To You and Yours the Same.
Check your E-mail regularly.
Best and Kindest Regards,
Rick P.

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jd2066
jd2066
Posts: 3814

This is easy to do for most home routers.
Here are three methods listed from hardest to easiest as the hardest should always work:
Long way that should always work:
1. Open a Commmand Prompt.
2. Run the command ipconfig /all
3. Read the gateway ip address and write it down.
4. Open your web browser and go to http://gatewayip/
For most new home routers that will be http://192.168.1.1/
5. There should be a model number listed in a password prompt. Write it down.
6. Cancel the password prompt if it's a popup.
7. Read the model number and search Google for the model number.
8. You should be able to find information about the manufactour and the features that router model has.

Shorter ways:
A. For a newer D-Link home router with the default configuration you can skip to step 4 above and use http://192.168.1.1 and skip step 6 above.
B. For any router with UPnP enabled, you can just go to Network Places in Windows and the router will appear and you can skip to step 7 above.

Fastest Ways:
A/B. Covered by ScottW and raphoenix above.

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