How to access the router's web interface
This page will guide you through accessing and logging into the router's web interface. This will then allow you to configure the router' settings.
To access the web interface of the router, connect an ethernet cable from the LAN port of the H685 into your PC or Laptop. Then type 192.168.8.1 into the address bar of your web browser (e.g. Chrome, IE, Edge, Firefox etc.).
In most cases you will now be presented to the web interface login page (as below). Use the default username and password to log in.
If you cannot access the web interface, you may need to change your PC/Laptop's network adaptor settings. Also please check that you are not connecting to another network using the same subnet 192.168.8.0 255.255.255.0, as this will cause a conflict.
Configure your Windows PC
The router default IP parameters are as follows.
Default IP: 192.168.8.1, sub mask: 255.255.255.0.
There are two methods to set the PC’s IP address. For both, in Windows 10 go to:
Control Panel > Network and Sharing Centre.
Find the router connection (usually called Cell_AP_XXXXXX), click onto the blue connections button below ‘Ethernet 6’ This will open (in the picture here ‘Ethernet 6 Status’). >Press Properties button.
*Connection* Status > Press Properties button.
*Connection* Properties > double click Internet Protocol Version 4.
*Connection* Internet Protocol V4 Properties
Two methods for setting the PC’s IP address:
Method 1 – Automatically set IP
When the router has factory default settings it’s DHCP server will give out an IP address to your PC/Laptop. Give your PC the settings below to obtain the IP address automatically from the DHCP server on the Router. You will then be able to communicate with the router, and thus access the web interface via your web browser using the router's IP address.
Method 2 - Manually set IP (When DHCP is disabled)
If you have disabled the DHCP server on the router, the router will not automatically give out IP addresses and you will have to manually configure a static IP address by selecting 'Use the following IP address'.
If the router is using it's default settings it's IP address is 192.168.8.1 and subnet mask 255.255.255.0, you need to set the PC IP as 192.168.8.xxx (xxx = 2~254), subnet mask: 255.255.255.0, default gateway: 192.168.8.1. Preferred DNS server: 192.168.8.1
If you have changed the router's IP address from 192.168.8.1 to something different, you will need the PC's IP address to be within the same subnet as the router in order for them to communicate.
Using either Method 1 or Method 2, you will now be connected to the router via IPv4 and you can access the web interface and log into the router.
- If you are unable to connect to the router by either of the methods above, check that your PC is not connected to another network on the same subnet of the router (192.168.8.0 255.255.255.0). If it is this will cause a conflict.
- Make sure you are connecting to the router with an ethernet cable in the LAN port of the router, directly into your PC. If there is a switch or network between the router and PC, one of these devices could be causing an issue.
- Restart your PC, then disconnect from any other networks. Then factory reset the router. Then re-connect the LAN cable between laptop and router. In some cases this will clear any issues which were causing the problem with connection.