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No wireless (init failed) but wired works fine

we just bought us a dir-635
connected and wired works perfect,
but the wireless doesnt. when we setup the wireless trough the wizard, it seems fine, but when i save the settings, and go to the status page, it gives us this error message: wireless radio: init failed
we see no mac adress on the status page either, SSID isnt shown there either, tbh. the only thing filled in in the wireless section is the error message, and the WISH: is active ...
no idea what could be wrong, i dont know wish maybe the problem is there.... if anyone got an idea, please help us out,
Sander I have the same problem and I called Dlink went through all their steps including turning off the power doing a hard and soft reset as well as updating the firmware nothing worked they pretty much told me too bad there's nothing they can do.

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  • cotestephan Mar 15, 2009

    No effect as soon as I turn on WPA it stops broadcasting

  • cotestephan Mar 15, 2009

    Something strange to add may be connected thought something with wifi protected setup might have been the problem but when I tried changing the settings it said only the admin could do that thing is I am logged in as admin an

  • cotestephan Mar 15, 2009

    Also tried setting up an admin pswd in case that might be why after reboot pswd is not set up kinda weird

  • Anonymous May 17, 2009

    I have the exact same problem, running 1.21eu firmware version. 

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    Same problem on two routers (first one RMAed becuase Dlink tech support couldnt fix it) (on the phone again with them now)
    Tried the and multiple other 192.168.x.1 addresses to see if that fixed the problem with no luck.

    Any other thoughts?
    Dlink people seem to think it is a hardware failure (and will RMA based upon this failure).


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- Kindly try to change the LAN IP Address of your router to

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SOURCE: no wireless (init failed) but wired works fine

Turn off all power supplies to the router. turn off internet Source. Leave everything for about 10 seconds. Turn all equipment back on including the router and it should sort it. You are reseting the router and loosing its memory basically.

hope this helps you

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