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Linksys Router

by shelbud / May 28, 2013 1:47 AM PDT

I have a Linksys router WRT400N. Up until recently both my PC laptop and my wife's PC laptop were able to operate wireless. Then my wife was not able to operate wireless. I went into 192.168.1.1 and changed settings. She still could not operate wireless. I went back in and changed back to the original settings. Now, neither of us are able to operate wireless.

Please help.

Sheldon

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(NT) I assume you made the appropriate changes on the laptops?
by wpgwpg / May 28, 2013 2:22 AM PDT
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Since it does not work in stock form
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 28, 2013 2:06 AM PDT
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I'm going to have to write the router has failed. Try another one. Again, I have to write this when the settings in stock form (plus what the ISP requires) fails.
Bob

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Let me expand on wpgwpg's answer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 28, 2013 2:55 AM PDT

If I make changes to my router it takes over a minute for it to reboot and come back. Some folk can't wait that long and some Windows machines can't hook up to it as it's booting.

So be sure to try power off of your modem (cable modem?) then boot the cable modem, wait for the cable modem lights to stop then power up the router. Wait for it to settle down then boot the PC.

I might have to tell Windows to forget what it knows about that old connection then start off as if it's a new connection. This is usually done in the Network control panels. But as many laptops "enhance" this area you find yourself learning on the fly what they changed.
Bob

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Linksys Router
by shelbud / May 28, 2013 9:39 AM PDT

I've done as you've suggested and nothing has changed. This is an old router and it must be time to get a new one.

Thanks for your suggestions.

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New Router
by monttroy / June 4, 2013 12:25 PM PDT
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I have used network magic on my machine since 2006 no router replacement no computer replacement and have never had to take any equipment to a shop. Takes awhile to get the feel of the program but once you get going you should have a little more enjoyable experience while adding an extra layer of security.

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