...hot spots, indicating it's internal wifi is working OK?
So I've been stuck at this problem for a really long time.
I stay in the hostel of my university where they have 1 internet port provided and you're allowed to setup your own router. Their guide states specifically to set the router to NAT or route mode to prevent the port from shutting down for 15 mins.
I've currently setup my router (DIR 605L) to DHCP route mode. I am able to connect to the router from my android devices through WiFi with no issues. I can also connect my laptop with a cable without problems.
However, whenever I try to initiate a WiFi connection from my laptop, either from turning off and on the WiFi or rebooting laptop, the port provided from them closes down (light on router becomes off. Can't directly connect to laptop either, says "Network Cable Unplugged").
Any of you have any ideas why this happens? How is a WiFi connection initiated from the laptop any different from android phones?
I checked the router log, doesn't show anything out of the ordinary.
Grateful for any help you guys can give.