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Low speed or no connectivity when 2 comps share the home network traffic on DI-714p+ wireless router

I bought this second hand router with out knowing the old password in ythe set up process. So the wizwrd persistantly sends '401' error when trying to follow the set up steps and I can't finish set up. After resetting and restoring it to its original setting, we were able to receive signals and connect to internet, but it delivers a very low speed and gets disconnected from the internet when 2 computers are used simultaneously,or sometimes can't receive wireless coverage. Any upgrade software, or solution ? I'd appreciate it if you sent your advice to , bec I'm leaving office. Thanks

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  • Jon White
    Jon White May 11, 2010

    If you can log into the router and check the firmware version? It is usually under the Admin tab, you should see something saying firmware. If you could reply with that I might have a solution. Thanks.


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Check the firmware version and download the firmware and upload the it in the devices you get it

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How to convert to access point

I assume you're talking about using a wireless router as an access point. First, you need to run a wire from on of the LAN ports the new wireless router to one of the LAN ports of the new wireless router. (The back of your router has one Internet/WAN port (often yellow or blue) and several LAN ports.) The simplest way is to use a Cat5 or Cat6 patch cable, which you can buy in any length from 1 to 300 feet. (It's possible you'll need a crossover cable, but I haven't needed one of those in years.) If you're thinking of putting them in different parts of the house, and you can't run a cable between them, then you probably can't do this. (There are devices that are capable of creating a wireless bridge, but you'd need both devices to share that capability, and it's not typical on home devices.) You could try getting a pair of devices that use your house's electrical wiring (like these, but that's not always successful (you need both outlets on the same circuit, for one thing).

Second, you need to change the configuration on the old router/new access point. That box is doing a lot of things that you don't need it to do any more, but I don't bother disabling them, except for one thing: DHCP. Wireless routers are generally configured to hand out IP (network) addresses to other devices on the network (your computers, DVRs, game consoles, etc.). If you have two devices (your new wireless router and the access point you're creating) handing out network addresses, it can get messy. So you need to log into the old router and disable DHCP (which some manufacturers call "assign network addressing" or "IP address distribution" or something like that).

One other step you may need to take is to change the IP address of the new access point. Still logged into the router, find where the LAN (local) IP address is set, and change it if you can. There are 2 reasons this can be important.
1) If your access point and your new wireless router both have the same IP address, you'll get lots of problems.
2) If your access point and your new wireless router are not on the same subnet, you'll only be able to login to the access point through a wired connection (and even then you may have to change your computer's IP address to match the access point's subnet.)
You can change the access point's address to anything you want, but you need to make sure of 2 things:
1) No other device has that IP address.The easiest way to ensure this is to make the last number in the address 253. That address almost never gets used.
2) It's on the same subnet as your new wireless router. I won't get into subnetting; what you need to know for your home network is that devices on the network can only communicate with other devices whose address starts the same way. For all the home routers I've seen, it's either 192.168.0 or 192.168.1. So you need to log into your new router and see if it has the address or (or you could open a command window on your computer and give it an "ipconfig" command, which would show you your computer's IP address, which will have the same 3 numbers). Then login to the access point and give it the IP address or

In a nutshell, make sure the first 3 numbers match all the other devices on the network, and that the last number does not match any device on the network.

Good luck!

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About Wireless Network Security, Choosing the best wifi security for your...

Although it is the good neighborly thing to do to leave your network available for anyone to access, it is not safe. It is very easy today for anyone who can connect to your network to see what you're doing, get your passwords, and even pirate copyrighted material on your home network, all of this obviously leads to trouble!
I have been in Network Security for a few years now, I've spent a lot of time experimenting with my own home network, setting up security, breaking into it, steeling my own passwords from another computer, etcetera. The astonishing fact is how incredibly easy it is with just the right information. As a disclaimer network hacking is very illegal, and I do not provide any information on how to get into someone else's network in this tip, if you are like me, and wish to set up scenario's with your own network, just to learn about security, only breaking into something you personally own, there are plenty of resources out there on the internet, you just need to know where to look. I will keep this article updated as new technologies become available.

So lets talk about the commonly available types of network security. I have posted other tips regarding the setup of each security type, if you're not really interested in the how or why skip on ahead to my other tips, and find Setting up WPA-2 wifi Security, as this is the most secure, please also see my tip, a word on passwords, for even more security.
Mac Filtering Put simply, every Wireless adapter(the device that connects your computer to a wireless router, wether it is in the computer or an external device) has a unique MAC address (or Media Access Control Address). Mac filtering tells the router which devices are allowed to be connected to your router. When a device attempts to make a connection, if it is not on the list, the router denies the connection, pretty much like an exclusive party, you have to be on the list. But the router can be fooled, if someone knows a Mac address that is on the list (pretty easy to figure out), there is a way they can use that Mac address instead of thier own, kinda like getting into an exclusive party using a false name. The data is not encrypted with this method, so even though someone can't connect to your network, they can still inspect your network traffic and potentially find your passwords for websites like facebook, etc. Mac filtering works very well when used with another form of network security below, it is the only method that can be used with another method at the same time, so it is a good "extra step" to protect yourself from hackers.
Pros - Fairly easy to set up, no passwords to remember or write down, supported by all network adapters, can be used with other security methods.
Cons - Easily hacked, not very secure, data not encrypted.

WEP - (Wired Equivalent Privacy) WEP was the first attempt at securing wireless networks. It's a pretty good system, it does encrypt all data sent to and from your computer to the router, so stealing passwords without your network password is not possible, but if they can get access to your network, it's pretty easy to see those passwords fly by. The problem with WEP is that it's still pretty easy to crack, someone can inspect the encrypted traffic, and once they have enough your network password can be resolved by deciphering the captured traffic, on a WEP network with a lot of traffic this can be done in as little as 10 minutes!
Pros - Supported by almost all network adapters, data is encrypted from the router to the wireless adapter.
Cons - Still not very secure

WPA - (Wifi Protected Access) Supported on hardware from 2003 or newer. This is one of the better options, offering better encryption for your traffic, in most cases even if someone connects to your network, they still can't get your passwords. The network password is not as easily resolved, but it can still be brute-forced, or cracked using a wordlist attack. Brute-forcing is basically trying every possible combination of letters numbers and characters in every possible order, this can take months to finally crack even a simple password. A wordlist attack is only effective on weak passwords, see my tip, a word on passwords for more details.
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I have windows 7 home prem and cannot connect says detects strong signal but limited access

Most likely, the access point is not connected to an internet gateway whatever that is at your place.
and since access points does not provide DHCP service by default (handing out IP information to connected clients), you get the limited access message.
In short, make sure the access point is connected to the router because the router is the once responsible for providing the DHCP service.

Feb 18, 2012 | ASUS WL-330 802.11b Wireless Access Point

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The settings saved on this computer for the network do not match,

You need to remove the wireless network from your preferred networks list and reconnect to it.

1. Right click on the wireless icon (picture of a computer) on your system tray.
2. Click on Network and Sharing Center.
3. On the upper left hand side of the page , click on Manage Wireless Networks
4. Right click on you network name and click Remove/delete
5. Now reconnect to your network.

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it's likely a wep key     if the wireless router is yours then you likely used your browser and used to set up your wireless security    if you chose a wep key then you would know what you chose

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The best way is with a network managment program that will do the hard part for you. Network Magic pro does a good job, it is easy to use and not very expensive. it makes sure you computers are update and that your anit virus is up to date to.

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Computer wont allow me to connect to my router even though i'm inserting the correct security code.

For XP perform the steps below:

1. Right click on My Computer icon and go to Manage.
2. Go to Services then go to Service and Applications.
3. Double click on Wireless Zero Configuration.
4. Change the Start Up Type to Automatic and click on Apply
5. Click on Start and press OK to close the window.
6. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
7. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
8. Go to the 'Wireless Networks' tab .
9. Check the option 'Use Windows to Configure this Wireless Connection' and click 'OK'.

Now please perform the following instructions to connect to the wireless network:

1. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
2. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
3. Click on the 'wireless network' tab.
4. Under Preferred networks if you see any name in the list then highlight the name and click remove.Click OK.
5. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'View Available Networks'.
6. Look for the SSID (aka Network Name) of the Wireless router or access point.
4. Highlight the SSID from the list that you want to connect to.
5. Type the security Key here and click on the 'Connect' button.
6. You should have successfully established a wireless network connection.
I hope the steps above will help resolve the issue. If you need any further help, please email us back so that we can continue to work on a solution.

For Vista :

1. Click START, Click Control Panel then click classic view in left hand side menu.
2. In the main screen, open up NETWORK AND SHARING CENTER.
3. In the left hand side menu open up MANAGE WIRELESS NETWORKS.
4. If you see any name in the list, please select the name and click remove.
5. Once the list is empty, click on ADD, select the first option, ADD A NETWORK THAT IS IN RANGE OF THE COMPUTER.
6. Click on your network name SSID and click on connect. If you have a password setup on the router enter the security key.
7. This should setup the wireless network.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue.

If I have helped you, please help me, and rate this suggestion the highest FixYa rating. If you cannot rate this post with the highest rating, then please comment to this post and I will try to help you further.

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Fifth computer unable to connect to internet

-- ckeck if you see 'wireless connection' in the network connections, in order to find it, click start --> control panel --> network connections and you must see wireless connection in case of win xp..

start --> control panel --> network and internet --> network and sharing center --> manage network connections and you must wireless network connection under LAN or hi speed connection... in case of win vista 

--if you have that ikon that means you have your drivers installed on the computer properly 
--right click wireless network connection and click "view available connections" in case of  xp and "connect/disconnect" in case of vista you must find the network and get connected..
letme know if you have problems connecting..

Jan 24, 2009 | 2wire Wireless-G 802.11g ADSL Gateway

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Low signal strength on Belkin F5D 8233-4v3 wireless...

With speeds around 10 mb to the router over wireless you may want to consider checking if AUTO chanel is enabled or available on that model
If so then enable it.

Also consider moving the router if there are any other wireless devices nearby eg. cordless phone.

It may also be the the windows "zero wireless configuration" service is finding too many other wireless signals nearby that may be stronger than your own

If that is the case you may want to disable the service and set it to manual. Better still if you have a utility on the laptop (most have) then try set that to control the wireless setting instead of windows.

One of those last two items should help you maintain a better connection but only holds true if you have a reasonable connection to the router to start with.

You might also consider a cheaper wireless repeater to enable you to get better speeds

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