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Freezing Router My client has a router that keeps freezing intermittendly. We've tried with different data cards and two different routers but the problem seems to persist. Could this be a network issue or am I missing something small?

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If you have tried 2 different routers, the problem there is the location of the router. I believe there's an interference happening. Make sure the router is located away from cordless phone especially 2.4 GHz wireless phones, microwaves and mirrors. If you can place the router on top of cabinet or mount it on a wall, that's better. The higher the better. Also changing the router's channel can greatly help. Normally, the router's default channel is 6. Change it to channel 11 and that will solve the interference issue.

Hope that helps!

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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I cannot connect. I keep getting a message "authentication Failed"


Do you connect your PC to router in an administrator role using web browser? Or do you connect some device to Wi-Fi network?

  1. Administrator role: You need to have correct login name and password for admin access. Search in manual or ask Google for default login name and password of your router type. If non-default password is set in the router then you must reset router setting and erase its settings to default (factory) status. You will lose all router configuration but default password is back.
  2. Wi-Fi client role: There are more possibilities why authentication fails in wireless communication. Mentioned error message describes what kind of problem occurred.
    (a) A password you put to client device does not match the wireless network password which is set in router. Your computer, tablet or smartphone WI-Fi interface must have exactly same password as WI-Fi network which is transmitted from router. Check and compare passwords on both sides, in client device and in router.
    (b) Client Wi-Fi interface security (encryption) mode differs from Wi-Fi network encryption used in router. But the same mode must be set on both sides (client and router) for successful connection.
Encryption modes are
  • WPA2 Enterpise
  • WPA2 PSK ("home")
  • WPA Enterprise
  • WPA PSK
  • WEP
  • No encryption (open)
Higher position - better security. Enterprise Wi-Fi modes require security devices like authentication servers, certification authorities etc. They are not used in home networks usually.

Jan 21, 2016 | Routers

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When I try to change the name of a client connected to the router, I receive error 403 forbidden


If the client is currently connected to the device, the router will usually not let you modify or edit client data, as it will affect connectivity. You would need to break the connection of the device and then possibly reboot the router before being able to make name changes.

Jan 10, 2016 | Routers

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Broadband slow,keeps freezing and displays not responding at regular intervals


Try resetting the router ...if this still performs poorly you can ask you ISP to run a line test.this will show them if you have a problem with the line as opposed to a router problem for which they are responsible for sorting out...if neither shows any problem I would then look at the Ethernet cable and try different ports.usually resetting by pushing a paper clip for five seconds into the reset port corrects any configuration that is causing problems.one last thing...also consider changing the line filter...most people don't realise if the router is on during a thunderstorm and your house takes a zap...it fries the routers main board which often makes it behave like you described.

Jun 11, 2015 | Routers

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I've been trying to play a game online recently (Battlefield Bad Company 2), and whenever I'm playing it I lose connection. I've also been getting "content encoding errors" on...


Check out page 39 of the user manual or click here http://www.manualowl.com/m/D-Link/DIR-632/Manual/156044?page=39
Different games have different settings so I'm not 100% which configuration you will need.
Also, if you navigate to the configuration setup by opening a web browser and entering the IP address of the router (ie:192.168.0.1). Click on.Setup.and then click.Wireless.Settings on the left side. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Next to Security Mode, select WPA-Enterprise. Next to WPA Mode, select Auto, WPA2.Only, or.WPA.Only. Use ... Key Update Interval, enter the amount of time before the group key used for broadcast and multicast data is changed (3600 is default). Next to Authentication Timeout, enter the amount of time before a client is required to re-authenticate (60 minutes is default).

Hope this helps :D

Sep 21, 2011 | D-Link (R) DIR632 WirelessN 8Port Router

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I"m connected to a 802.11g wireless network.i


The Advanced Wireless Settings on a Linksys Dual-Band Wireless A+G Router allow you to customize different options and optimize your wireless network's performance. Linksys, however, does not recommend changing the advance wireless settings of the router. The current settings have been configured to optimize the router's wireless performance.
Accessing the Advanced Wireless Settings
Step 1:
Access the router's web-based setup page. For instructions, click here.
NOTE: If you are using Mac to access the router's web-based setup page, click here.
Step 2:
When the router's web-based setup page appears, click Wireless then click Advanced Wireless Settings.

4418-001.pngNOTE: If the screen on your router's web-based setup page looks different, click here.
Step 3:
The Advanced Wireless Settings window should appear. Here are some details:
4418-003.pngWireless-A Settings:
  • Authentication Type
    The default is set to Open System. For the Open System authentication, the sender and the recipient do not use a network key (wireless password) for authentication. For Shared Key authentication, the sender and recipient use a network key for authentication. If you want to use only a Shared Key authentication, select Shared Key.
  • Transmission Rate
    The default setting is Auto. The rate of data transmission should be set depending on the speed of your wireless network. You can select from a range of transmission speeds or keep the default setting, Auto. This will automatically prompt the router to use the fastest possible data rate and enable the Auto-Fallback feature. Auto-Fallback will negotiate the best possible connection speed between the router and a wireless client.
  • Transmission Power
    The greater the transmission power used, the larger the area a wireless network covers. To minimize the likelihood of eavesdropping by unauthorized wireless users, do not use more transmission power than necessary to cover the range needed by your wireless network. Try using the router at different levels of transmission power and determine how much power is needed to reach the wireless client, such as a PC or an access point that is farthest from the router. Then select the appropriate level, Full (Default), Half, Quarter, Eighth, or Min, from the drop-down menu. The default setting is Full (Default).
  • Frame Burst Mode
    Allows packet or information bursting which will increase overall network speed.
  • Beacon Interval
    This value indicates the frequency interval of the beacon. A beacon is a packet broadcast by the router to keep the network synchronized.
  • DTIM Interval
    This value indicates the interval of the Delivery Traffic Indication Message (DTIM). A DTIM field is a countdown field informing PC's in the network of the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages. The default value is set to one.
  • Fragmentation Threshold
    This value indicates how much of the router's resources are devoted to recovering packet errors. The default value is 2347 and should remain as such unless you encounter inconsistent data flow. In the event you encounter inconsistent data, only minor modifications are recommended.
  • RTS Threshold
    This value should remain at its default settings of 2346. Should you encounter inconsistent data flow, only minor modifications are recommended.
Wireless-G Settings:
  • Authentication Type
    The default is set to Open System. For Open System authentication, the sender and the recipient do not use a network key (wireless password) for authentication. For Shared Key authentication, the sender and recipient use a network key for authentication. If you want to use only a Shared Key authentication, select Shared Key.
  • Basic Rate
    The basic transfer rates should be set according to the speed of your wireless network and the value is set to Default. Depending on the wireless mode you have selected, a default set of supported data rates will be selected. The default setting will ensure maximum compatibility with all devices. You may also choose to enable all data rates by selecting All. For compatibility with products older than Wireless-B devices, select 1-2Mbps.
  • Transmission Rate
    The default setting is Auto. The rate of data transmission should be set depending on the speed of your wireless network. You can select from a range of transmission speeds or keep the default setting, Auto. This will automatically prompt the router to use the fastest possible data rate and enable the Auto-Fallback feature. Auto-Fallback will negotiate the best possible connection speed between the router and a wireless client.
  • Transmission Power
    The greater the transmission power used, the larger the area a wireless network covers. To minimize the likelihood of eavesdropping by unauthorized wireless users, do not use more transmission power than necessary to cover the range needed by your wireless network. Try using the router at different levels of transmission power and determine how much power is needed to reach the wireless client, such as a PC or an access point that is farthest from the router. Then select the appropriate level, Full (Default), Half, Quarter, Eighth, or Min, from the drop-down menu. The default setting is Full (Default).
  • CTS Protection
    The default value is set to Disabled. When set to Auto, a protection mechanism will ensure that your Wireless-B devices will connect to the Wireless-G Router when many Wireless-G devices are present. However, the efficiency of your Wireless-G devices may be decreased.
  • Frame Burst
    Allows packet or information bursting which will increase overall network speed.
  • Beacon Interval
    This value indicates the frequency interval of the beacon. A beacon is a packet broadcast by the router to keep the network synchronized.
  • DTIM Interval
    This value indicates the interval of the Delivery Traffic Indication Message (DTIM). A DTIM field is a countdown field informing PC's in the network of the next window for listening to broadcast and multicast messages. The default value is set to one.
  • Fragmentation Threshold
    This value indicates how much of the router's resources are devoted to recovering packet errors. The default value is 2347 and should remain as such unless you encounter inconsistent data flow. In the event you encounter inconsistent data, only minor modifications are recommended.
  • RTS Threshold
    This value should remain at its default settings of 2346. Should you encounter inconsistent data flow, only minor modifications are recommended.
NOTE: The features may vary depending on the version number of your wireless dual-band router.

Oct 30, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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I play a on line game and it keeps freezing and on my other pc hooked up the screen keeps going black could it be the router. and my laptop that is hooked to this router is also lagging bad.


Wireless speed is significantly lower than wire speed. If you suspect your trouble is speed related, I suggest you connect to your router with Cat 5 ethernet wire - available where computer supplies are sold.

I think wireless is 10 and I am certain that wire is 100 - unless you have a 1000 router and NIC adapter.

Give it a try see what happens.

Feb 21, 2010 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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The router now has 6-8 computers on it at a time, and it seems to be crashing. Is it because there are too many computers on the router?


Generally a Router can handle 254 System/Computer at a time.

Try Rebooting and then Re-configuring the Router if the issue persists after rebooting the Router.

Jul 29, 2009 | D-Link AirPlus DI-614+ Wireless Router

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Acces the router


Assuming that you were using a wireless client to change the WEP settings, here is what happened: You turned on WEP and applied the settings to the router. Upon doing that, the data became encrypted at the router. The wireless client you are using to set up the router can't communicate with the router because the WEP is not turned on. You essentially cut yourself off. So, the browser timed out. To solve this, after turning on WEP at the router, turn the WEP on at the client PC. The connection will be established again. You may need to refresh the browser.

Feb 16, 2006 | Belkin (F5D6230-3) Wireless Router

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