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Firstly guys, thank you for having me and i hope to learn for you. I have a tplink archer vr900 setup as a modem, then i have the asus ac3200 setup for wireless. I granddaughters boyfriend set it up for me. I am trying to access the asus as i want to install a vpn unto it. Thing is! When i put it brings me to the tplink router, i have tried it comes up not found. It has me baffled as far as i can see the cables are conected properly. Can i access asus via the modem? I really do hope someone can help. Clem.
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CD this is a woodworking type router forum. That said, someone may come along and be able to help. We have a few IT experts and some fairly tech savvy members.

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CD58; Hi! Charles said, 'nuther type of router entirely. Having said that, your thread title is perfect!!

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He's confused, I thought this forum was run by a military person, General Routing.

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Welcome to the forum anyway. You might get interested in woodworking while you're here.

In trying to get an old router connected (a netgear, i think) quite a while back, I started experimenting with changing the last digit from 1 to 2, and on up until it finally worked with that last digit being a 7. Sometimes they have a 0 instead of a 1 for the next to last digit, and on and on. Sometimes they have a double digit number for the last decimal place. Here's a table that may be of some help while troubleshooting.

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Maybe you'll find woodworking along the way...

Use DOS command TRACERT Google (or other valid address) will give you the entire IP address path from device to website. Note the IP addresses in the path and one of them will be the device you're looking for...then use that to access the Asus...


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Hi CD58,
If you are connecting to the internet, you are connecting via your router, so you will be able to get into it. Look on the label on the back or bottom of the router - it usually has the default IP address, which you type into your browser to get to the admin screen. I cannot imagine that your g/daughter’s boyfriend would have changed the IP address - it is quite a trick.
1. Do you have the administrator username and password for the router? He must have used it to set up the wireless network. If you still have the manual, it will give the default ones (usually something daft like admin admin), but check that the kid did not change it to something safer.
2. Setting up the VPN is also quite a trick. Can your VPN service provider not do that for you? The router’s firmware needs to be able to support a VPN - Check the documentation before you start. If it does not, it needs to be “flashed” with a firmware upgrade - you do not want to do that yourself if you can help it.
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CD58, if you are still struggling to find your router, download an app called Fing onto your computer. Scan for viruses before you install and open it. It will show you all devices on your network, by name.
Thinking about it, Your Tp-link is also a router, and in fact is your primary router. Your Asus is your secondary router, and will take its IP address from the primary router. So it will be the same as the primary router address, except for the last digit (or pair of digits).
Remember that any device connecting directly to the TP-link, will not go through the VPN, as you would be by-passing the VPN router.
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