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Sounds to me like the router's losing sync, which could be related to a bandwidth problem with the internet provider. Some cable companies have higher tiers and bandwidth, so I would check into that. There's also a possibility that AP1 has a temperature (heat) problem, and will reset itself after being turned off and cooled a bit, but I think the system's just being pushed to the edge, and falls out. If it worked good before with everything hooked up, try another router. Good luck, and hope this helps.
Posted on Jul 27, 2010
If the router is about 1.5 to 2 years old then you are seeing the first symptoms of the wifi failing. What you have described is typical. Most home grade wifi routers seem to have the wifi section fail within 2 years of purchase.
Typically this first shows up as quick disconnects from the wifi. Then these become more frequent and or the speed at which you are getting data drops even though the signal and connection speeds are show to be high. Eventually the wifi will stop functioning and a few months after that the wired portion will as well.
Unfortunetly the only good fix is to replace it. You can gain a few weeks or months of use by resetting to factory defaults. The brands that seem to be a bit better are Dlink or Netgear. Linksys seems to suffer the most. If you want to spend a bit more money and get a commercial grade unit (2-3x the cost) it won't happen again.
I spent a few days with a field engineer from linksys trying to sort out this on one of thier models. We never could get a stable fix for it and at $50 or so it's not worth the time for a shop to try and fix it. Thats usually less than a hours labour and these are not something they normally do anything with other than setups.
Posted on Jul 27, 2010
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- Make sure you are directly connected to the unit.
- Do not have a switch or router in between and do not connect wirelessly.
- Make sure your power injector/adapter is on, power is going to the unit, and the "network" side is going to your computer.
- Make sure your computer is set to a static IP address of 192.168.1.10.
- Type in 192.168.1.1 using Internet Explorer.
The default IP address is 192.168.1.1. This IP address is typically in conflict with many routers out in the market. You will need to change the IP address manually to an IP address that is different but part of the same network. This means if your router IP address is 192.168.1.1, you should change the device to 192.168.1.2, for example. We recommend you change the IP address before other settings. You change your IP address in the "LAN" section in the GUI.How do I reset the device?
Locate the reset button next to the CAT5 (RJ45) connection. Press and hold the reset button for 10 seconds and then let go. You should see your 10/100 LAN connection at your computer go away and then come back. That will confirm a reset has occurred. The unit settings should all be back to default including its IP address of 192.168.1.1.
How do I set up AP WDS Repeater?
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How do I set up the device under Apple MAC OS X environment?
Click here for instructions.I cannot connect or maintain a log in to the device.
We recommend using internet explorer with at least IE7 or higher. Make sure you have latest version of Java script.What distance in kilometers (km) should I set the device to?
Default is 1km. If you are setting up long distance point to point links, the time it takes the radio wave to get there needs to be considered for proper handshaking (ACK response). This window should be accurate within 5 kilometers. In other words if you have a 5 kilometer link, ideally you should set it to 5km, but a setting of 1km to 10km should keep you in an acceptable window. For short distances, keep this to 1km.What is a point-to-point link setup?One unit would need to be in AP mode while the other in CB mode. The AP should be connected directly to the routers LAN port, and the other will be in Client Bridge Mode linking back to the AP. The Client side will then provide a WIRED connection for users of the remote location. You can choose to connect this wired connection to just one PC, or to a switch, hub, or another wireless access point for multiple users at the remote location. What is a Client Bridge (CB) Mode?
A client connects to an access point. Your laptop is a client. A bridge is something that connects two "wired" networks together. A client bridge therefore is a radio that wirelessly bridges two networks. The Ethernet port of the 2610 in CB mode provides the wired connection to the remote location. This Ethernet port can directly connect to a single PC, a hub, a switch, or another router.What is considered a "good" signal?The signal meter is not available in AP mode. In CB mode, under connection status, a signal of -74dbm or better is a good signal. It's important to understand which direction numerically is a better signal. Dbm's are referenced to 1 milliwatt. 1mW = 0dbm. A stronger signal would be a positive number and a weak signal would be a very negative number. For example, a -50dbm signal is stronger signal than -92dbm. What is spanning tree protocol?
When there are several possible paths a packet can route to (redundant links for increased reliability for example), a loop can occur (jamming up the network). It is used to prevent these loops.What is the default gateway?The default gateway is your router's IP address. The default gateway information is not required, but is recommended.What is the default user name and password to log into this device?
Log in name is "admin" and password is "admin" by default.What is WDS Mode?Stands for Wireless Distribution System. Allows access points to link together and provide repeating. Note however, this repeating comes at a cost of reduced bandwidth. Bandwidth will be reduced by 30-40%, and it is recommended that NO multiple repeating hops be done for this reason. Which antenna connector is the primary antenna?The one closer to the power jack.
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