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Changes get ignored after initial setup

I just bought the DIR-655 router and it is working great. I only have one problem, when I go back in to change the setup the changes get ignored. If I hit the reset I can make changes but I have to make all of them again since it wipes out most the setup I did and resets to factory values. But the new changes will be saved but some time later, hours - not sure how many but less than 12, if I go in to make additional changes they do not apply. I hit the save button, the router gets rebooted and when I go back in to check none have applied. I have cleared my browser cache and verified this with another computer to check the changes. I am on firmware version 1.21 dated 10/9/2008. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • fredmertz60 Nov 23, 2008

    I was/am hardwired into the router, not even through a hub.



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My take on this problem is to reload the 1.10 firmware (i.e. the firmware that came with the router, usually). It can be downloaded from the net or .com. 1.10 works properly and does not give the problem, thus far. I have posted a request for sys help thru DLink, hoping to get a straight answer about this.

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  • timquinn Jan 06, 2009

    I just fixed my router which is exactly the same with the same problem.
    To fix it reset the router to its defaults.., change your computer ip to automatic since the router's default is DHCP. Use the browser to open the config pages ie at admin no passwd. do all configurations save but DONOT REBOOT until all config is complete. then reboot through tools>system>reboot button. that takes care of the router. Your computer will need to reset the ip if you turned off network connection>select your connection> tcp ip> usual.
    MUST reboot the computer before access the config pages again, since the computer is out of sync with the router config. Use the browser go to the gateway ip and voila...its a one shot deal, the folks at DLink did not know how to "fix it" this maybe it until the next firmware bugs get fixed...!


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I was setting it up from a hardwired connection. It goes directly into the router, not through a hub.

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It sounds like something I did (years back :-)) - entering the setup in the Router with a wireless conection, - THAT will go wrong, - use a wire when you access your Routher for changes.


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