Question about Microsoft Broadband Networking MN-500 Wireless Base Station (L21-00001) Router

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MN-500 - Need to reset daily

I've had a MN-500 for about 4 years. I have never had a problem. With-in the last 2 months - only two of us can use it at a time. But, if unplug everything - plug it back in, we all can access it again. It's a pain in the arse to keep doing this. Anyone have a solution. My son plays "World of Warcraft"...but he has been playing this for a while. It never seemed to be the problem. I doubt it is that, but wanted to throw that out there. Does anyone have any answers to why only 2 of us can be on at one time - until I shut everything down, then we all have connection again? Thank you so much for replying to me - I work from home so this is quite an annoyance....Thank you!

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It sounds as if the firmware needs upgrading on your router. To do this you will have to access the configuration settings on your route. I would suggest that you "google" MN-500& look for support platform on the site.

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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Compatibility problem with Microsoft Wireless router MN 500 after working fine for many years


you might have put in the wrong password or user id check to make sure you have put these in correctly first make sure the caps lock is on/off what ever applies to your user and password id that you provided to your ISP
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make sure your routers settings are correct ie:password user name,firewall settings to allow your internet to connect
last resort ring your ISP internet sevice provider get them to check your modem for internet access online

hope this helps

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I just signed up with at&t for wireless service and my connection keeps dropping after a couple of minutes. i have a MN-500 router and DSL service. as long as i only have my Dell PC connected directly...


Hi... If your running on XP, try theses simple steps:

1. Right-click the wireless icon on the taskbar (lower 2. Left-hand corner near time) and View available networks.

3. Left-click the "change advance settings"

4. A windows should pop up... now go to wireless tab and tick or bullet point "Let windows manage wireless connections"

5. Then click apply. Then try to connect to your wireles router again.

If the wireless tab doesn't appear, the click start and Run then type services.msc then click OK.

Double-click Wireless zero configuration and set it to automatic then press apply and click start to start the service. Then try to do the instructions again.

If you're running on Vista, disable the wireless software provided by your wireless card manufacturer to enable windows to manage wireless networks. Then try to connect to your router again.

Hope it helps!

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Jun 08, 2010 | Microsoft Broadband Networking MN-500...

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Password


Reset it and use default factory login details.

Feb 26, 2010 | Microsoft Broadband Networking MN-500...

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We've been using the MN-500 router for over 5 years without issue. Recently, the signal strength seems to have diminished. Router is in the basement. We used to be able to access from our first and second...


This is a common problem. There are two ways on how to fix this. First, update the firmware of your router. You can download the firmware from Microsoft download site.

Before you install the router's firmware, you must do a hard reset. Press the reset button at the back of the router for 30 seconds then unplug the power for another 30 seconds before you plug it back in.

Access the router's admin page through http://192.168.1.1 and look for firmware update settings.
After successfully updating the firmware, you must do a hard reset again. Reset for 30 seconds then power cycle it.

2nd

In fixing low signal strength, you'll just need to change the wireless channel on the router's admin page. Access the router's admin page through http://192.168.1.1 and look for wireless tab, change the channel to 11 and save the settings. If you have cordless phone you need to relocate its base away from the router.

Aug 05, 2009 | Microsoft Broadband Networking MN-500...

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Router stopped working altogether


You can try doing a master reset. (must refer to owners manual on how to) or replace the entire unit. Most likely the unit has failed.

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Apr 02, 2009 | Microsoft Broadband Networking MN-500...

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Factory reset for Microsoft Wireless Base Station MN-500


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331950..its here read and follow.RICHARDM69

Dec 10, 2008 | Microsoft Broadband Networking MN-500...

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Connection to iMac not working


the easiest way is hard wire a windows laptop and use the CD that came with the router.

Oct 13, 2008 | Microsoft Broadband Networking MN-500...

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I need software


Information + Download:

http://www.dougknox.com/hardware/mn-500.htm

Nov 11, 2007 | Microsoft Broadband Networking MN-500...

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Wireless Bridge


do this to change from routing mode to bridging mode, which allows your MN-500 to act as a wireless access point. Important: If you follow the procedures I've listed below instead of the procedures documented in the MN-500 User Guide, you will not lose the ability to administer the MN-500. This will give you the ability to change the SSID, channel, and encryption key if needed without performing a factory reset of the base station and starting from scratch. 1. While logged into the BSMT, click the Local Area Network link and access the Settings page. 2. Change the IP address from the default (192.168.2.1) to another IP in the same range and set the DHCP server to disabled using the list. Click Apply. In the example shown above, I've changed the IP to 192.168.2.252. Wait for all lights to turn green on the base station. 3. Open the BSMT again using the new IP. Use your Web browser and navigate to http://192.168.2.252 and enter your password if prompted. You will not be able to open the BSMT from the Microsoft Broadband Networking Utility (BNU). 4. Click Security, and then click Network Mode. 5. Click Bridging mode, and then click Apply. 6. Disconnect your computer from the MN-500 but do not disconnect the power from the MN-500 because it may take several minutes for the hardware to restart in access point (bridging) mode.

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