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My wireless name (SSID) and security settings keep changing on their own!

I have installed my wireless router, set security settings, entered the encryption key, and then I'm able to wirelessly connect to the internet (via laptop) for approximately 1-3 days. Then, the wireless internet access is lost. When I go into the Easy Link Advisor and check my settings, the SSID has changed, the security settings are gone, and the encryption key shows a new set of numbers/letters. Why is the SSID changing on its own? To troubleshoot this, I have entered my IP address in the web browser and changed my SSID back to the correct name; however, nothing seems to fix the problem.

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  • mdr27 Oct 23, 2008

    I had a password to the router, but it was the "admin" default one. I have now reset to a strong password and will see if this works. Sometimes the easiest answer is the right one.



    Thank you.

  • Carl Navarro
    Carl Navarro May 11, 2010

    I know there was a reason why I'm a Netgear house. Are you setting a password to get into the router? A strong password?



    Maybe someone is fooling with it.



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Thank you for the helpful advice. My previous router (same model) was struck by lightening, and I replaced it with this one. However, I never had this problem with the prior router. I have called Linksys tech support number several times and was disconnected and then left on hold for a ridiculous amount of time. I like the idea of asking for a replacement since I have my receipt and original box. Thanks again!

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Hi,
well i saw the problem u r facing
and the only soution for it is the upgradation of the firmware ....
i was facing the same one on my router and it got corrected ....
otherwise u can call the customer care no of the the routers company and they will give u the replacement

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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