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WRT300N Router Issue

I have a Linksys WRT300N router. The problem is that I do not have wireless internet connection. Moreover, I have a secure network (WPA). However, when I entered the wpa password, it does not accept it. Then I ping the router, I do not get good ping (request time out). If I put a network cable between the cable modem and my laptop, I don't have any problems connecting to the web. I go to view wireless networks, I can see my ssid, click connect and entered password and doesn't work. Instead I sometimes get a unsecured network, sometime I don't. I've checked the router settings and everything seems OK. I'm a bit confused here. Thank you for your help.
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  • ejnino631 May 26, 2009

    I did a reset of the wrt300n, but it did not work. So I went out and bought another router. It is a wrt110 router. I configured it using wpa. When I try to go to view available wireless networks, I got a "Windows cannot find any Wireless Networks". Now, I've made sure that the wireless button is on the laptop. I've also ensure that the built-in wireless network in the laptop is set to enabled. Once, I managed to see my ssid in view available wireless network and it had a red X to the right of it. Not sure what is going on here. If you have any more ideas, please let me know. Thank you.

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What I would recommend, would be to give the router a factory reset. To do so, you'll need a paper clip first. On the back of the router, you should see a pinhole-sized rubber nub of a button labeled reset. To reset, unplug the router from power, then press and hold that little reset button in, and plug the router back into power (you might have to do some nifty acrobatics for this one, or get a friend to give you a hand). Keep holding the reset button in for about 20 seconds, and let go. If I recall, you probably won't see any real indication on the router itself that it worked, however, you should be able to log back into the router manually, and set your connections back up again, in the event that the settings may have become corrupted somehow. If this doesn't work though, then there may be further problems, in which case, you may need to get onto Linksys' website, and download the most recent firmware for your model of router, and then try setting it up again. If that doesn't work, then the router may be experiencing some kind of hardware failure, in which case, if you are within the manufacturer's warranty, contact Linksys for repair or replacement (or through your place of purchase). If you are not within warranty, then buying a new replacement router may be your only other option. Hope this helps!!

Posted on May 22, 2009

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    Monty Lewis May 26, 2009

    I've seen something like this happen, if you have both Windows controlled wireless, as well as one for your built-in wireless card (a la broadcom, Intel PROset, etc). You may have to finagle a bit with the wireless network settings to see what is trying to control your wireless, and either use the brand-controlled wireless settings, or tell Windows to override it and use its own instead. Whichever you choose, one thing I would suggest would be to go through the settings, and remove any memory of whatever wireless connections it's used in the past (profiles), and restart the computer and tell it to try connecting again.

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Hi Friend,

You need to try hard reset of your router. Please follow the steps:

1. Power on the router.
2. Push and hold the reset button for 10 seconds (watch whether the power light blinks or not)
3. Turn off the router for 10 seconds and switch it on.
4.Once the power light is steady then perform the steps 1-3 for 2 more times.
5.If the wireless light still shows off, then kindly get in touch with the Linksys technical support centre.

If the wireless light turns to be good and steady then follow the steps to configure the wireless settings:

* Type 192.168.1.1 in the address bar of the web browser and hit enter.
* Type admin as password and leave the username blank
* Click Wireless and fill the sections as mntioned:
Network Mode: Mixed
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Radio Band: Wide-40mhz
Wide Channel- 6
Standard Channel:1-2.412GHZ
SSID Broadcast: Enabled and click save settings.
* Click Wireless Security and fill the sections as mentioned:
Security Mode: WPA Personal
Encryption: TKIP
Pre-shared key: Any ten digit number and click save settings.

turn the router off for 30 seconds and swithc it on. use the pre-shared key to connect your wireless devices.

I hope this will resolve the issue.

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Configure the Router 1. Step 1
Open your web browser, type " http://192.168.1.1/ " into the address bar and hit "Enter."
2. Step 2
Use "Admin" as the username in the pop-up box and leave the password blank.
3. Step 3
Connect to the Internet and click on "Internet Setup."
4. Step 4
Select your connection type from the drop-down menu. Choose "DHCP" for cable modems or "PPPoE" for most DSL modems. If you are unsure of these options, check with your ISP.
5. Step 5
Set a service set identifier (SSID) to identify the router and change the password.
6. Step 6
Encrypt your wireless connection using a Wireless Encryption Protocol (WEP) key. Under the "Wireless Security" option, enter a passphrase and click "Generate." This will generate a password which will need to be used by any client connecting to your router.

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Since you hit the reset button on the router, it will go back to default settings.

By default, the SSID is linksys and the wireless security is disabled.

So on the wireless network connections on your computer, you should see linksys and then just connect to it.

However, it is advisable to change the default SSID and to enable the wireless security.

Follow this link to change the SSID.
Follow this link to enable wireless security.

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the wireless connections says limited or no connectivity when it does not get IP address from the router.
There might be problem with the wireless settings of the router.
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You can try to upgrade the firmware of the router. that will be a good option.
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Intermittent Connectivity:
NOTE: Before following the steps in this article, check if your wireless computers have stable connection when connected to other wireless networks (hotspots).
This article assumes that all wireless computers are experiencing intermittent wireless connection with the Linksys router.
Frequent wireless disconnection can be caused by different factors such as:
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  2. Wireless settings of the Linksys router are still set to default.
  3. Firmware is corrupted.
Reducing Wireless Interference
If you are experiencing frequent disconnection from the wireless network, it helps if you check the following factors, all of which can greatly affect your wireless signals:
your cordless telephone system (or even your neighbors’), or other nearby equipment. Try to change your router’s channel to 1 or 11 (the default channel is 6) and restart the wireless computers.
Physical obstructions: Your router or wireless computers may be losing connectivity because of physical obstacles such as walls and floors. Try to move the equipment to different locations to find a better link.

Placement of the router: Linksys suggests that you place your router as high off the ground as possible. When placing the router in a high location, leave a distance of two feet between the router antenna tips, ceiling, and wall. If your signal passes through multiple floors, place the router on the upper-most floor and high up in the room.
  • Surroundings: Keep the router away from large metal objects, bodies of water (fish tanks, bathrooms), and any electrical equipment including television sets, microwaves, radios, etc.
Customizing Wireless Settings of the Router
Having default wireless settings on the Linksys router may cause conflict with other Linksys routers within your network range. Linksys suggests changing the SSID (network name) and the Wireless Channel of your router. Also, if it is possible, enable the Wireless Security of your router.
To change the router’s SSID or the wireless network’s name, click here.
To change the router’s channel, click here.
To enable the wireless security on the router, click here.
NOTE: If the wireless connection remains unstable after performing the steps above, upgrade the router’s firmware. For instructions, click here

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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