I thought it'd upgrade my network set up to get better wifi signal by using my current Sky router as a modem the using a TP-Link router for the wifi. From what I've read Sky aren't very forth coming in letting you use a third party router so this looked like the simple option (over just using the TP-Link for modem and wifi).
I've now spend the best part of 4 hours trying to access the TP-Link router settings and have got nowhere. I thought it would just be a case of connecting it via an ethernet cable and going to the ip (192.168.1.1) of the router in Chrome. It won't load the page and just bounces back with 'no internet connection'. Am I missing something here? Or is it likely that the router is broken?
Model is TP-Link TD-W8980
I got given it from a friend who put alternative firmware on it (to play nice with a BT internet connection) I thought it could just be a case of putting the TP-Link firmware back on it but to do this you need to get on the router settings page, which I can't access.