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CompUSA Wireless Router

I have a no name wireless router.I need to update it's firmware or verify that it is supported by ddwrt.

How do I figure out the real manufacturer for my router? It's FCC ID is NDD9562040507.

I opened the case, but there are several components with numbers. The biggest chip is RTL8186 57235S1 531C.

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  • M_davis05 Dec 19, 2008

    i can read the router on my network but cannot connect to the internet

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This is a CompUSA wireless G router. As they went out of business but was reborn when Tiger took them over last year, you may want to contact tigerdirect.com and see if they can help

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My router disconnects every hour and when I directly put the cable into the PC it works perfectly fine . can anyone tell the reason and fix it?


I think you are saying that when the router is wireless it disconnects and when you plug it in via Ethernet it never disconnects. This is a common occurrence. You might also be saying that your are bypassing the router and plugging the Ethernet from the cable or DSL modem directly into your PC. In any case you can try the diagnostics below:

First try the easy obvious fixes.

How far away are you from the wireless router when it is disconnecting? Try putting them next to each other when you are connected wirelessly. If they don't disconnect then the problem is they are too far apart. If the problem is resolved, try putting the router half as far away and see if it is OK at that distance. If the problem is a distance problem, put the router up higher or closer to your PC, or try moving the antennas around if there are antennae. This will look funny, but you can also put a sheet of aluminum foil on the side of the router opposite the PC, so the router is in between the foil and the PC, it will reflect the signal back to the router, and that might strengthen the signal enough.

It can also be interference from other electronic devices. Try putting the wireless router away from everything by at least 2 or 3 feet and see if that solves the problem.

It can also be a heat issue, make sure the wireless has enough air circulating around it. I had a router once that would overheat and then disconnect, then cool down and reconnect. I couldn't get that router to ever work correctly, it overheated often, so I upgraded to another wireless.

If none of those above helped ...

Then it has something to do with either the wireless router, or the wireless adapter on your PC. Do other devices also disconnect every hour? Can you borrow someone else laptop and see if they disconnect every hour also, if so then it is the router.

Now you have to get the router manual out because this will get a little advanced, what you want to do is update the router firmware if it needs it. First check what version of the firmware you have on the router. You can do this usually by clicking here in this browser on your PC http://192.168.1.1 if that doesn't work try this http://192.168.0.1 if that doesn't work read the manual and see what the address is to check the firmware of your router. Usually you will use your browser and type in a number similar to the one above. You will need a username and password to login to the router. Find the version number of the firmware that you have loaded on this router. Write that down.

Look at the back of the router, write down the exact model number and version of the wireless router. They usually will have a version. Now search for that model number and version and also for the words "firmware download". If this version is newer then download it to your PC. If it is newer then start the router firmware upgrade process. Plug the router directly into the PC with an Ethernet cable, connect to the router thru the Ethernet only using the 192.168.X.X address above. (probably need to disable wireless on the PC to make sure it is going thru the Ethernet). read the manual how to backup the router. Back it up to the PC if you can. Or write down all the settings and passwords on paper. But backup somehow. Double triple check you got the right firmware for the right model. Now read thoroughly how to upgrade the firmware for your model router, not always, but usually a matter of going to the right page inside the router, then click on upgrade firmware and browse to the firmware file you downloaded above. Then make sure you wait till the upgrade process is complete. Do not disturb it while it is in process. OK, now after rebooting the router check if the connection is stable.

If that didn't work then you can do a similar process for your PC and see if your wireless adapter needs to have the firmware updated, but usually it gets updated when the PC does, but check anyway.

If none of the above work, then time for a new router. Luckily they are not too expensive. If after you buy a new router you still have issues then sorry, it was probably the PC.

Aug 29, 2014 | D-Link Dlink Dir-600 Wireless Router...

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How do I set security on my DWL-952


There are 2 possible areas raised by this question. The first is a security patch needed to fix the firmware of your router, which by the way is not dwl-952. Your router is a di 954. Dwl 952 is a bundled router and network interface. The details of the firmware update are below.

Security patch for your D-Link router
These firmware updates address the security vulnerabilities in affected D-Link routers. D-Link will update this continually and we strongly recommend all users to install the relevant updates.
As there are different hardware revisions on our products, please check this on your device before downloading the correct corresponding firmware update. The hardware revision information can usually be found on the product label on the underside of the product next to the serial number. Alternatively, they can also be found on the device web configuration.
Please make sure you follow the firmware install guide provided within the ZIP firmware package.
DI-524 Revision E1/E3Thu, 28/11/13
The new firmware 5.13b01 that fixes the security vulnerabilities
DI-524 Revision Ex 5.13b01
Please note: please unzip the file and use the file DI524Ex_FW513B01.bin to update firmware.
DI-524UP Revision A1/A2Thu, 28/11/13
The new firmware 1.08b02 that fixes the security vulnerabilities
DI-524UP Revision Ax 1.08b02
Please note: please unzip the file and use the file DI524UPAx_FW108B02.bix to update firmware.

The second possibility is to set the local security on your network.

From the wikipedia page:
Wireless security is the prevention of unauthorized access or damage to computers using wireless networks. The most common types of wireless security are Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA). WEP is a notoriously weak security standard. The password it uses can often be cracked in a few minutes with a basic laptop computer and widely available software tools. WEP is an old IEEE 802.11 standard from 1999 which was outdated in 2003 by WPA or Wi-Fi Protected Access. WPA was a quick alternative to improve security over WEP. The current standard is WPA2; some hardware cannot support WPA2 without firmware upgrade or replacement. WPA2 uses an encryption device which encrypts the network with a 256 bit key; the longer key length improves security over WEP.
The complete article is here

Wireless security

Log in to your router and find the wireless security section. Set up the security model that best suits your needs and then set up your wireless network card with the same information.

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In my device wirless strangth singal led is not power on. pls give me solution(TP-Link) TL-WA5210g


http://www.tp-link.com/en/support/downloadFiles.aspx?mid=01030301&version=V1&pmodel=TL-WA5210G
Seems a problem with the firmware. Double check if your product is the same as the link above and apply the fix described in the support page.
Top firmware version 09/30/2010. this firmware version will include the previous fixes like LED is not ON. Download the file decompress and execute. Please use a wired connection (CAT5/6 network cable) between your computer and the outdoor device. Do not use the wireless connection and be sure that both devices (source computer and destination AP/router/wireless TP device are powered up at mains (no batteries). Back-up yor settings as a firmware update is possible to erase all your settings.
A bit of trivia:
Your wireless outdoor device is decent but not "50km". For that you need a big comms tower.
Good luck.

Jun 29, 2011 | TP-LINK TPLink TLWA5210G 24GHz High Power...

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Keep losing internet connection


Hi Dave,

I got your issue , You have mentioned that you are losing the internet connection through the router .

To fix this issue You need to update the firmware on the router . I have given you the link to download the firmware from the website

http://en-us-support.belkin.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/527/kw/8231/r_id/166

1.You have not mentioned the version number of the router , so please check the version number (in the bottom of the router)

For example: If its version 4000, then you have to download 4xxx firmware which is in the link.

2.After downloading the firmware from the website, save this file in a location where you can easily identify(eg: desktop)

3.connect the comp to the router with the ethernet cable to the router in any one of the wired slot and open the browser(eg: Internet explorer) and in the address bar type 192.168.2.1 and enter.
you will be logged into the router setup page.

4.Look on the left side of the page under Utilities , click on firmware update

5. then if its asking for login password, leave the password as blank and click on submit.

6. then click on browse and choose the file from the location where you save and then click update.

Once after firmware update you will not have any problem in loosing connection. please try this I'm sure it will work.

Thanks & Regards,
Prema

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I have a Belkins G wireless router and I have 4 computers that use that router. The only thing that these computers have in common is that router and now all of them freeze any downloads. I can watch...


  • If you are loosing the signal when it is freezing it may be the auto channel setting on you router. it is looking for a better signal, you may need to change it from auto configure to a static channel (Choose a channel)
  • You may need to update your firmware. You can do that at this link Firmware link just select you version (on the bottom of the router) and download the newest version.
  • Call 18002belkin and its open 24 7 and ask them for the beta firmware for you router. This has been the fix for you problem. but you have to call to get it. It is not on the firmware site yet.
I hope this helps.

May 30, 2010 | Belkin Wireless-G Plus MIMO Router with...

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Mac laptop's internet cuts in and out when connected to the router


Sometimes you can fix this problem by updating the router's firmware. Head to the manufacturers website's support page and see instructions on updating firmware.

Sep 29, 2009 | NetGear RangeMax Dual-Band Wireless-N...

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Not able to install the software, tells me mdm.exe has stopped working and won't go any farther


Manual Setup: This option is best if you cannot use the wizard on the CD, are replacing an
existing router, or are technically knowledgeable. Follow the instructions in this manual to set
up your router.

Connecting Your Router
1. Connect the router, the computer, and the modem.
a. Turn off your computer.
b. Turn off and unplug the cable or ADSL broadband modem.
c. Locate the Ethernet cable (1) that connects your computer to the modem.
d. Disconnect the cable at the modem end only (2).
e. Securely insert the free end of the cable (1) into a LAN port on the router, such as LAN
port 4 (3).

f. Securely insert the yellow cable (5) that came with your router into the yellow Internet
port of the router (4) and the other end into the modem (2).

Setting Up Your Router for Internet Access
To access the router using its login name and password, follow these instructions.
1. Connect to the router by typing http://www.routerlogin.net in the address field of your
browser, then click Enter.


For security reasons, the router has its own user name and password. When prompted, enter
admin for the router user name and password for the router password, both in lower case
letters.


Enter the user name and password. The router will display its home page.

When the router is connected to the Internet, click the Knowledge Base or the Documentation link
under the Web Support menu to view support information or the documentation for the router.
If you do not click Logout, the router will wait 5 minutes after there is no activity before it
automatically logs you out.
Set Up and Test Basic Wireless Connectivity
Follow the instructions below to set up and test basic wireless connectivity. Once you have
established basic wireless connectivity, you can enable security settings appropriate to your needs.
1. Log in to the router at its default LAN address of http://www.routerlogin.net with its default
user name of admin and default password of password, or using whatever LAN address and
password you have set up.
2. Click the Wireless Settings link in the main menu of the router.
3. Note that the default SSID is NETGEAR.
4. Set the Region. Select the region in which the wireless interface will operate.
5. Click Apply to save your changes.
6. Configure and test your computers for wireless connectivity.
Program the wireless adapter of your computers to have the same wireless network name
(SSID) as the router. Check that they have a wireless link and are able to obtain an IP address
by DHCP from the router.
Note:

6. Configure and test your computers for wireless connectivity.
Program the wireless adapter of your computers to have the same wireless network name
(SSID) as the router. Check that they have a wireless link and are able to obtain an IP address
by DHCP from the router.





Apr 19, 2009 | Wireless Access Points

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My Belkin F5D8053 is working in low strength


If you're encountering a very internet connection on your router, this is can be a problem with either the internet connection from your modem or the firmware of the router should be updated, first thing that you can try is to update the firmware of the firmware of the router, you can download the latest firmware of it from Belkin web site then after that observe the connection if you still have a slow internet using the router , Try to check now the internet from your modem by connecting a computer directly to your modem and if you still have the same problem internet connection from your ISP is the problem so you can contact them about that..........

Nov 11, 2008 | Belkin Wireless-N Wireless Router with...

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It didn`t work with updating the firmware


Try moving the access point to another spot in the house.

Also you should try changing the channel that you are on and see if that helps.

Try the below order again even if you tried it once.

Update your OS first, if not already done. Search for a firmware update for your specific brand and model of wireless router. And see if your computer's wireless equipment might have a firmware update available. Sometimes these will address and fix similar problems. (Tip: Never update router firmware over a wireless connection.) I don't know what you're using for network security, but if applicable, try changing the router's wireless frequency/channel to something other than default. Experiment a bit. See if distance from router to computer has any impact on a dropped connection. Move the router itself to a different location in the house, if possible. Wireless connections seem to be prone to dropping their signal. I don't know if this is any better with the newer routers coming to market in the near future.

Please post any further comments and keep me updated and I will try to figure this out if the above doesn't work

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