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My connection Wrt54g v1

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by Hally, Oct 22, 2006.

  1. Hally

    Hally LI Guru Member

    Two days ago I phoned Linksys customer service, my wireless was showing
    that it was not secure. After 3 long frustrating calls, I am secure but I can not sign on and stay on line as usual. In order for me to get on line, I have to
    go to start/run and type in services and then go to zero wireless. From there
    my connection will show, connected, then not connected, this goes back and forth. I can sign on to sites between being connected and not connected. I have to wait to see the words "connected" to click on anything. grrrr. I am
    hopefully somewhat explaining my problem that someone will understand and
    try to help me be able to sign on without going nuts. Thanks very much. :)
     
  2. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Zero Wireless services tend to start failing if you manually disconnect from the AP. From there on in it can have problems establishing and maintaining a wifi connection especially if you change the connection type (WEP/WPA). I would recommend you delete your preferred wireless connection and then create a new connection using zero wireless service again
     
  3. Hally

    Hally LI Guru Member

    Thank you, Disman but I have no idea
    how to do such a thing! Is there any info here that
    would tell me how? Ya know, all I wanted to do was
    secure my wireless, it really makes me mad, I wish I had
    just left it as it was and never spoke with customer service.
    Thanks again!
     
  4. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Open "Network Connections", right click your wireless adapter and select "View Available Wireless Networks". Once the new windows opens click "Change the order of preferred networks". You will see a new window with a list of APs you have connected to including your SSID. Select your SSID and remove it. Now you you can create the connection again this time choosing the correct security for the wifi connection.
     
  5. Hally

    Hally LI Guru Member

    Disman, Please don't hate me but that info you gave me,
    is that to secure my wireless? If so, that is not what I
    need, I did get my wireless secure...my wireless keeps going from
    connected to not connected.

    I am going to go crawl into the corner now, I so wish I knew
    about this stuff! :eek:

    Thanks for you help!
     
  6. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    The info I posted was for you to delete and then re-create your wifi profile via the MS zero wirless service. It is a know issue with the MS service that it has connectivity issue if you make changes to your AP settings. Don't bother changing your router, just delete and create a new connection profile on your computer and it will most likely fix your connection issues.
     
  7. Hally

    Hally LI Guru Member

    Thank you so much. :hearts:
     
  8. Esquire

    Esquire Mesquire Staff Member Member

    Securing wireless connection is managed by your router and not by your operating system: example
     
  9. Hally

    Hally LI Guru Member

    Anymore suggestions, this did not help me at all.:confused:
     
  10. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Lets recap. What state is eveything at? Is your computer still unable to connect to the AP? Have you factory reset the router?
     
  11. Hally

    Hally LI Guru Member

    Okay, the only thing I can tell you is what I said on
    my first post. I have no idea about factory resets
    or AP's. Believe me, I wish I did.

    All I want is my computer back to where the wireless
    does not go on and off every 3 to 20 seconds.

    Any suggestions will be appreciated. The thing is I'm afraid I need things spelt out for me, I have no brainage, if you tell me to reset something, you need to tell me how. LOL. I'm sorry!

    Thanks for listening..
     
  12. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Yikes! lost in the busy shuffle of every day life. Sorry for not responding sooner. To reset to factory defaults hold the reset button continuously for 30 seconds. Then wait for the power LED to stop blink. Reboot your computer which should ensure it picks up a fresh DHCP lease. To verify it has, click on start> "Run" and type cmd then hit ok. At the new command prompt type ipconfig and press enter. It should return a new IP address in the 192.168.1.xxx range. It should also list your default gateway as 192.168.1.1.

    Switching to the router, it will have factory defaults which should include the following:

    Access the web interface at http://192.168.1.1
    account: admin
    password: admin
    SSID: linksys
    wireless security: none (open)

    Now verify if you can connect to you AP again via wifi and test it for stablility.
     

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