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WRT54GS V.4 w/ 1.06.3 if web password is on laptop will not conn.

I have Linksys WRT54GS. If I have password off it works fine with my Laptop with a wireless-b adapter card. If I turn on WEP 64 or 128 bite it will not work unless I turn it off then connect and then turn it back on.

It use to work fine with the old B router and with this newer g router with the same Laptop until I moved from Mass. to Florida Same IP Comcast.
I first tried resetting router upgraded to 1.06.3 from 1.06.1 fw.
Settings = Mixed SSID ********_**** Ch=6 Enable WEP 1 128 bits 26 hex dig password = 8 letters and 8 numbers no spaces Mac filter = dis.
Advanced settings are all defaults. Acces Restictions = dis.

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  • aakerr Sep 07, 2009

    Thanks for your help. I know i can turn off broadcast. I did not think about the Mac filter though. So I may do that until I ether get a new G card for my laptop or some how get this working again. To your question I am not messing with it. I used to Have Wep on in Mass but since getting to Florida and setting up my system I can not have it on and I see a lot of wires in this area.

  • aakerr Sep 07, 2009

    I am not messing with it I had WEP working when I lived in Mass. with this Wireless G Router and the B laptop card. But since I moved to Florida It will not work with WEP enabled on the Router if I turn it off on the router and then connect the laptop with wep set on. and then Turn router web back on. It works fine until I reboot the laptop. If I leave wep off everything works fine. But I agree with you I want WEP on I have done as Miller and that will work and should be safe as long as I use Mac filters also. BUT I REALLY wont WEP back on until I get ether a new laptop or buy a G card so I can try WPA on this system.

  • aakerr Sep 07, 2009

    Hi Miller thanks for the input, And I am not messing with it. I had WEP working with this router and my Sony laptop with the B card. before I moved. But now if I have WEP enabled on the router and on the laptop ( same as before same password same channel all same setting it dose not work. But if I turn WEP off at the router and ten connect with the laptop It works even if I turn WEP back on at the router until I reboot the laptop.

    I have set broadcast off and used it that way I did not think of your idea of useing the Mac filter so I will do that for now, But I do want WEP or Wap on as it's the safest way.

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I dont have an answer but a question and a suggestion. Why are you messing with it if it works?

I suggest set all at default and then if you are concerned about security, go into your setup and turn off "broadcast" so others cannot see your router.

If you need more ... go into each device, get the MAC address for each. Go back to router setup and allow only those MAC addresses that you have on your network.

Im not a pro ... I have never been a fan of router encription. There are simpler ways to get security in my view.

I hope this helps you

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I would agree with miller in only one respect and that is that "if it ain't broke don't fix it"

As for security I disagree most strongly and would suggest that if you only have wireless B then consider an upgrade to at least wireless G and the security that can come with that.

No security is a sure way to attract undesirable use of your wireless with OR without SSID on.

At the very least try to get WEP up and running.

In some US states users can be liable for unauthorised use of their INTERNET afaik.

So lets say a hacker uses your wireless and its not secure and they get traced though you. Who do you think would get that loud knock on the door ?

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