After trying unsucessfuly to "secure" an unsecured wireless router connection I have somehow got into a position where I cannot get my browser to load my routers ip adddress. Thanks to anyone who can help
With this action, hopefully you reset the router to the default configuration.
Usually, this configuration uses a DHCP server in the router to supply the internal LAN addresses.
Try to connect the router to your lan card using a cable.
In your computer configuration, is there a dinamic address configured (using DHCP) or just a fixed one?
If is fixed, then note the current configuration (to restore it if the next step fails) and try to use the DHCP option for IP Address and DNS.
Disable the lan card and enable it again.
If this option allows you to connect to the router, then using the command IPCONFIG /ALL from a CMD window, will show the current configuration, and hopefully the default gateway is the address of the router.
Most of the routers have a web server that allows you to connect to them using the http://routerAdress from a browser, and there asks for a user id and a pasword.
Here you must have the router documentation in order to know the default pasword, or call the support services of the manufacturer.
If the router was successfully reset, then it must be assigned the default network address which is usually 192.168.1.1. What you'll need to do is, connect directly from your computer to the router using an Ethernet cable. Assign your computer's Ethernet card with an I.P in the network 192.168.1.0/24;192.168.1.10 with the subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 would be a good choice. After doing this, try accessing the router's web interface at http://192.168.1.1.