I can't set up my wireless protection security error message " wireless security unable to set up"
hi i guess you must reset the router to factory defaults, then setup the
router again from scratch. If you saved a router configuration file,
DO NOT use it.
To reset your router to factory defaults, use the following procedure:
1) Power down all computers, the router, and the modem, and unplug them from the wall.
2) Disconnect all wires from the router.
3) Power up the router and allow it to fully boot (1-2 minutes).
4) Press and hold the reset button for 30 seconds, then release it, then let the router reset and reboot (2-3 minutes).
5) Power down the router.
6) Connect one computer by wire to port 1 on the router (NOT to the internet port).
7) Power up the router and allow it to fully boot (1-2 minutes).
8) Power up the computer (if the computer has a wireless card, make sure it is off).
Try to ping the router. To do this, click the "Start" button > All
Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt. A black DOS box will
appear. Enter the following: "ping 192.168.1.1" (no quotes), and hit
the Enter key. You will see 3 or 4 lines that start either with "Reply
from ... " or "Request timed out." If you see "Reply from ...", your
computer has found your router.
10) Open your browser and point it
to 192.168.1.1. This will take you to your router's login page. Leave
the user name blank, and in the password field, enter "admin" (with no
quotes). This will take you to your router setup page. Note the version
number of your firmware (usually listed near upper right corner of
screen). Exit your browser.
If you get this far without
problems, try the setup disk (or setup the router manually, if you
prefer), and see if you can get your router setup and working. If you
still have trouble setting up wireless security, please explain exactly
what you are trying, and exactly what is (or is not) happening. What
exactly is stopping you from setting up wireless security?
If you cannot get "Reply from ..." in step 9 above, your router is dead.
you get a reply in step 9, but cannot complete step 10, then either
your router is dead or the firmware is corrupt. In this case, use the
Linksys tftp.exe program to try to reload your router with the latest
firmware. After reloading the firmware, repeat the above procedure
starting with step 1.
If you need additional help, please state
your ISP, the make and model of your modem, your router's firmware
version, and the results of steps 9 and 10. Also, if you get any error
messages, copy them exactly and report back.
Please let me know how things turn out for you.
Dec 23, 2008 |
Computers & Internet