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WRT300N is no longer visible in View Available Wireless Networks

This was working fine all along. The wired connect to the router works fine. But the wireless is not transmitting. The PC does not show this router anymore.

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  • Laflamme Jun 29, 2008

    I have the same problem on my WRT300N, the router work good but wireless not transmiting.

    I don't have this problem with my old on ( BEFW11S4 )



    Michel

    laflamme.michel@videotron.qc.ca

  • coachgeo Jul 25, 2008

    The Linksys wrt 300 n has worked fine for 2 years and just overnight my laptop couldn't find the signal. I unplugged it, reset it, put in new channels and tryed just about everything I know, but the wireless light that indicates a broadcast signal wont light up. The LINK box on my comcast cable modem box blinks. If I unplug the cable from either the modem or the router the modem light goes off.

  • vsTerminus Jul 27, 2008

    Bought my Linksys WRT300N (V1) router in September 2007, worked great with two wired and four wireless PCs connected to it fine, until I unplugged it to move, end of June 2008. July 26th, 2008 I plug it back in and only wired connections work. My laptop (Sabayon Linux / Slackware Linux) will not pick up the network, and manual attempts to connect to it fail.

    Despite the wireless settings not changing, the status window in the WRT300N (v1) now show that there is no MAC address for the wireless network, and the Band and Channel both are listed as "N/A"

    Firmware 1.03.3
    Will try upgrading to 1.03.6. Will post if successful.


  • chr1sl1e Jul 31, 2008

    I have a Linksys WRT300N Wireless Internet router and the wired network works fine but the wireless portion of it does not work. No MAC address appears for the wireless network and there is a MAC address for the wired network. Any help on this matter would be appreciated.



  • coachgeo May 11, 2010

    Today I bought a new wireless router from linksys and followed all directions several times, but the computer can't even find the router. It says I must not have the cables connected correctly. The cables work fine on other computers. I'm taking the new router back tomorrow. Maybe the comcast modem is having difficulty.

    coachgeo@comcast.net

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I just got done chatting with LinkSys support, and this setting ended up solving the problem...no router reboot even needed:
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Under router confi settings Wireless - Basic Wireless Settings
radio band - standard
wide channel - 9
standard channel - 11 - 2.46

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This article has every thing you need for the wireless issue

Troubleshoot wireless network connections in Windows XP

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Other factors that you may consider when you are not able to view any available wireless network:

a. Switch for the wireless adapter is turned off
b. Distance between the wireless router and computer
c. Possible wireless interferences


Connecting to the Wireless Network

For Windows XP Service Pack 1:

1. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
2. Click on the Advanced tab.
3. Please delete all the preferred networks then click on OK.
4. Right click on the Wireless icon again and click on View Available Wireless Networks.
5. Please select your network and click on Connect. If you have Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-fi Protected Access (WPA) enabled on the router, it will ask you for the network key. Please type in the Network Key and then confirm it.
6. Make sure not to enable IEEE and then click on Connect.

For Windows XP Service Pack 2:

1. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer. Then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
2. Click on the Change Advanced Settings.
3. Click on the Wireless Networks tab remove all the preferred networks then click on OK.
4. Right click on the Wireless icon then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
5. Select your network and click on Connect.
6. If you have Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) enabled on the router, it will ask you for the network key. Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect.

For Windows Vista:

1. Click Start then select Connect To.
2. Connect to a network window will show up.
3. Select your wireless network and click Connect.
4. It will ask you for a network key. Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect.

Note: You may use the wireless utility of your wireless adapter in connecting to the wireless network but you need to clear "Use Windows to configure my wireless networks" on the Wireless Networks tab.

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1. Can your computer go online when it is hardwired to the router?
2. What wireless adapter are you using?
3. What is the operating system of your computer?


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Please check tour wireless adapter if its working and properly installed in your computer. Here's how to do it;

Checking Device Status on the Device Manager

For Windows 2000 or XP:

1. Click on Start, go to Settings and then Control Panel.
2. Click on System, go to Hardware and then Device Manager.
3. Click the (+) sign on Network Adapters and select the adapter.
4. Double click on it and read the Device Status.

If your wireless adapter is not working and installed properly, you have to re-install the wireless adapter software driver. When the wireless adapter is already properly installed you can follow this steps below;

Enabling Wireless Zero Configuration Utility

1. Please click on Start, Run and type in services.msc and click on OK.
2. Scroll down and look for Wireless Zero Configuration. Right click on it and click on Start.
3. Right click on Wireless Zero Configuration again and click on Properties.
4. Under the General tab, set the Start up Type to Automatic and Service Status to Started. Then, click on Apply and OK.

Connecting Through Wireless Zero Configuration (Windows XP SP1 and SP2)

For Windows XP Service Pack 1:

1. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer. Then, click on View Available Wireless Networks.
2. Click on the Advanced tab.
3. Please delete all the preferred networks then click on OK.
4. Right click on the Wireless icon again and click on View Available Wireless Networks.
5. Please select your network and click on Connect. If you have Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-fi Protected Access (WPA) enabled on the router, it will ask you for the network key. Please type in the Network Key and then confirm it.
6. Make sure not to enable IEEE and then click on Connect.

For Windows XP Service Pack 2:

1. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer. Then, click on View Available Wireless Networks.
2. Click on the Change Advanced Settings.
3. Click on the Wireless Networks tab remove all the preferred networks then click on OK.
4. Right click on the Wireless icon then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
5. Select your network and click on Connect.
6. If you have Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) enabled on the router, it will ask you for the network key. Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect.

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You must determine the wireless security of your router;

1. Check physical connections.

a. Connect the modem to the Internet port of the router. The Internet “i” LED on the front of the router should light up.
b. Connect the computer to one of the four LAN ports (i.e port 1, 2, 3 or 4) on the back of the router. The corresponding port light where you connected the computer should be lit up.

2. Access the router's web-based utility.

a. Please open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
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a. Click on the Wireless Settings under Setup.
b. take note of the SSID
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d. If WPA-PSK TKIP is in use just type in a new key with a minimum of 8 characters on the passphrase box. Please remember it.


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For Windows XP Service Pack 1:

1. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer. Then, click on View Available Wireless Networks.
2. Click on the Advanced tab.
3. Please delete all the preferred networks then click on OK.
4. Right click on the Wireless icon again and click on View Available Wireless Networks.
5. Please select your network and click on Connect. If you have Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-fi Protected Access (WPA) enabled on the router, it will ask you for the network key. Please type in the Network Key and then confirm it.
6. Make sure not to enable IEEE and then click on Connect.

For Windows XP Service Pack 2:

1. Please right click on the Wireless icon on the right lower end portion of your computer. Then, click on View Available Wireless Networks.
2. Click on the Change Advanced Settings.
3. Click on the Wireless Networks tab remove all the preferred networks then click on OK.
4. Right click on the Wireless icon then click on View Available Wireless Networks.
5. Select your network and click on Connect.
6. If you have Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) enabled on the router, it will ask you for the network key. Type in the network key and confirm it. Then click on Connect.

Note: You may use the wireless utility of your wireless adapter in connecting to the wireless network but you need to clear "Use Windows to configure my wireless networks" on the Wireless Networks tab.


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make sure your modem is connected to the INTERNET PORT of the WRT300N. wired pc must have an ip address of 192.168.1.x so we can say that the internet is really coming from the wrt300n

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