Question about D-Link RangeBooster G WBR-2310 Wireless Router (WBR2310)

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No 'broadcast' light

Ever since I moved and started with a new ISP (Cox) my wireless router hasn't worked like it had with Mediacom. I don't know if the provider makes much difference. Anyway, I finally got it to work by shutting down my PC, resetting then unplugging the router, resetting the cable modem (back up battery for the phone makes it pointless to unplug) then put it all back together in reverse order, and all seemed to be working fine.

The person physically here and helping me thought it would be a good idea to change the security from WEP to one of the WP2's. so i did, but then when i saved settings, my router froze up on me like it had before. Now when I have it all hooked up as I should, all the lights flash for me properly EXCEPT the one that tells me it's sending a signal. I can't get into the host page or anything now. I've tried it with ethernet plugged in and with just the router connected to my PC.

It was working fine with the WEP setting and I just want to change it back and see if that makes any difference, but I can't get to the page. I've been digging through this site for the past several hours trying various 'tricks' and nothing's completely solved my problem so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • zimzim Jun 28, 2008

    Also, my internet connection is fine when my PC is plugged into the modem directly.

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I just created the same issue when setting up to wp2. was working fine with no password but was an unlocked network. If someone knows please help.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

  • Gonzo SD Aug 26, 2008

    Found Solution!!
    Firmware upgrade necessary. Verify series first and call so they can walk you through. Modem supported until discontinued.

    http://support.dlink.com/products/revisi...

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