Since I've been using the Tor Browser, I am unable to access my router at http://192.168.1.254. Is this merely a coincidence or an unfortunate side effect of using the Tor Browser. I'd like to avoid doing a "factory reset" to access my router. Any suggestions?
When you access a site via the Tor Browser it sends you traffic through different servers to ensure your anonymity. This means that you cannot access any computers on your local network - including your router as it tries to send the data via Tor. To fix this simply use another browser for accessing your local network.
Hope it helps!
You can use Tor to access your router.
In Tor go to Options > Advanced > Network > Settings, at "No proxy for:" you should add the local address of your router.
The Tor proxy will just ignore your router address, and you will connect direct to it only.