I've been able to connect to the administration webpage for my echolife hg520b until recently, it's not let me access them using my external or my local IP and i have no idea why... When i use 192.168.1.1 it just says Error the web page could not be loaded.. etc.etc. and i get the same for my external ip found using ipchicken.com And i'm at a total loss with it. I've tried restarting my router, i've tried ipconfig/release ipconfig/renew the last thing that i was going to try after posting on here was to return my router to it's factory settings via the reset button. But i was unsure as to whether i'd still be able to access the internet if i did that as i have none of the original documentation due to moving house.
Hello DanScott and welcome to the forum
If you do decide to conduct a factory reset of the HG520b you should take a look at the following TT help page:
www.talktalk.co.uk/help/broadband/setting-up-your-huawei-echolife-hg520b-s.html It provides details of how to find your username and password for setting up the router if you no longer have your welcome letter.
You do not say if you are using a wireless or ethernet connection - if you are using wireless only it would be worth trying an ethernet connection in the first instance to determine if you can address the router in that manner.
I viewed all the steps it asks me to do in FAQ 7 and even reset my router and still nothing. I did come across something on my ipconfig /all however. is says Ip Routing enabled : No ? and now, when i do the external ip it asks me to save an empty file called default.txt ? Thanks for your help
Or you can get a Netgear Router like mine for around £30 to £33 brand new. Rather than what TT supply. But thats up to you.
I had issue with the HG520B when I got my new computer it seems not to agree with Windows 7. But it's ok with my old XP machine.