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Factory settings for a Linksys RV042

I reset my RV042 VPN router, thinking that the IP address would remain the same and that I could point my browser at it on port 80.
The manual would have explained that the device resets to some default local IP address, like or something equally generic, rather than the local IP address I'd previously referred to it with.
If I had the manual, I'd know what that IP address is now, but I don't. I'd also be certain that it defaults to port 80.
What's my router's default IP address?

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your router default ip may be

username - admin
password - i think blank

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Connect your router your computer via LAN cable
click start on windows
click run and type CMD
On the DOS command prompt type IPCONFIG/ALL
look for the gateway address, that is the IP Adress of your router

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