Hello, I just bought a BEFW11s4 v4 Wireless Router. It connects and I configured it just fine. The wireless works and all was well. Then, I tried to secure the wireless network. Again, everything was fine, for about 20 minutes. Then, the wireless would disconnect and "Aqcuire Network Address" over and over in rapid succession, not connecting again. The wired computer still worked. So, I tried to upgrade the firmware for it, and tried all the solutions i found on this board and others, but the upgrade keeps failing. First, it went to a white screen, so I waited for 15 minutes and nothing. Then, I clicked back, and the loading bar progressed again and said Please Wait, this may take a few minutes. An hour later, I gave up on that progress bar. I renamed the .bin file, tried all kind of solutions, and still, the same thing. I reset the router, and everything works again from the default settings with no security. So, as long as I don't secure it (i tried WPA and WEP), it all works. What can I do?
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For that press RESET button of your router for 10 seconds then it will automatic restart and reset.then connect router to computer lan port with lan cable.then you can access it with default ip addresshttp;//192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.1.2Type user as 'admin" and password as "admin" or "1234" or "password" or blank then you can see configuration page of router.Then click on wireless->security then note down the password.It's your password to connect wireless. Let me know if you need further assistance.thanks for using fixYa.
type 192.168.1.1 into your browser and hit enter. This will take you to your router page.
If you have never been to this page before this is a list of defualt passwords to enter your page. Linksys BEFW11S4, WRT54G: admin Linksys EtherFast Cable/DSL Ethernet routers: Administrator Linksys Comcast routers: comcast All other Linksys routers: [none] Default passwords: Linksys BEFW11S4: [none] Linksys Comcast routers: 1234 All other Linksys routers: admin
From here you can set your own wireless security mode and generate a passphrase or key to lock out intruders. Hope this helps...Good luck
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First, your router is old, go pickup a new one that supports the G standard, don't worry it will fall back to B standard or better yet get an N standard router. To setup wireless security directly connect a pc via cat5 data cable to one of the switch ports on the router (not the wan) and login to the web innerface, click the wireless tab, now look for the security or encrypted options. Most routers support WPA-2 encryption where you enter a phrase of 2 or 3 words if your router only supports web encryption go buy a new router. Save it, then go to your pc, disconnect, remove the wifi ssid from your managed wireless list refresh and search for the ssid of your wireless signal (name), now connect and the router should challenge you for your WPA pass phrase you setup in the router. Now your wifi ssid is secure and all connections will require the passphrase.
The WEP encryption is consist of 10 characters for 64 bit hex, 128 bit hex is 24 characters and WPA is 8 to 63 characters. So it seems that you have a vista computer? The compatible encryption for vista is WPA, sometime using WEP it is not working properly. So I might advise you to access the configuration of your router (192.168.1.1) and change the wireless settings of your router to WPA-Personal.
You won't be able to get into the internet until you configure your router - hence the security screen. Go to the Linksys book (or "quick start) that came with it should have given you the router's address and password (for instance http://18.104.22.168.and linksys. It'll also give you password instructions for when the security screen comes up. ) Once you're into your router's configuration page. You should be able to follow the steps and then you'll be home free. Good Luck or get back to me.
Your wired network adapter will talk to a wired router without a driver for the router on your computer. Your wireless adapter likewise will talk to your wireless router without a driver for the wireless router on your computer. Your wired and wireless adapters however do require drivers and the wireless adapter can require configuration. Please provide the manufacturer and model of your computer so I can learn about your wireless adapter and we can work to get it connected to the router.
Do you currently have your router connected to your internet service providers connection and do you have another wired or wireless computer successfully using this device to access the internet?
To configure your router to share your Internet service, please follow the steps below:
1. Check with your Internet Service Provider to make sure that service is active. You usually can determine a good link to the service if you can bypass the BEFW11S4, plug directly into the ISP modem unit, and get a good connection.
2. While plugged into your provider?s modem and able to get online, run the bundled Router Setup Wizard CD-ROM program that came with your router. This will configure the router automatically for you.
3. If the Setup Wizard CD-ROM from Step 2 fails to configure your router, you may need a manual configuration. While plugged into the provider modem unit and able to get online (Step 1), visit http://kb.linksys.com, and search for the name of your Internet service provider for detailed instructions on manual configurations.
4. Once one computer is able to access the Internet through the router, the router will then be configured. Other machines can now connect to the router without re-configuring it a second time.
5. If you are still having difficulties setting up your router, please contact Linksys Technical Support so that we may further assist you.