Solved D-Link router stop recognizing every MAC devices passwords

November 6, 2016 at 02:43:17
Specs: Macintosh
DLink will not accept my password, on Macbook, iPad or printer and all 3 were working fine earlier. It keeps saying incorrect password but I just set my password up today so I know it's correct. In addition to this, I'm unable to get the admin page to load on my Macbook, it says no internet connection and when I go to someone else's house and use an ethernet cable it says incorrect password and I'm leaving the space blank!! What is wrong with this?!?!

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November 7, 2016 at 05:28:17
Yup - I agree the router is likely faulty. They do go down... However... If it's running from an external power adapter... it may be that which is duff/faulty.

I have known at least three routers (Netgear and Sagem models from SKY) which were powered from external adapters; and the respective adapter went down - produced reduced volts under load... Replacing the adapter and the router was fine...

So if you have a compatible adapter (tip size is OK and volts/current too) test the router with that - presuming of course it does use an external power adapter?



#1
November 6, 2016 at 02:54:47
Make sure you type the password exactly as it appears in your router's wireless settings.

The password is case-sensitive so lower-case and upper-case letters must be adhered to.


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#2
November 6, 2016 at 03:24:21
Thank you for your reply.

It's the same password I regularly use so I'm 100% positive I have typed it correctly, plus, it was working properly with this password and then just stopped accepting it. Also, sometimes it says there is no connection available at all.

I'm unable to access the router's wireless settings because it is saying that password is incorrect as well and that doesn't even require a password! I do not have a wired internet connection where I live and the only way I can get 192.168.0.1 to pull up properly is to go to a friend's house and connect directly via ethernet cable. Even when doing that it says the password is incorrect.

Seems like something is not working properly???


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#3
November 6, 2016 at 03:55:42
Did someone reset the router to factory default? (reset button)

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#4
November 6, 2016 at 04:32:31
Thank you for your response.

No, I'm the only person working on this setup. I just now reset the router which is a pain as well because I'm working on a Macbook Pro and I do not have an ethernet port. I'm heading to the store to get a USB to ethernet cable. I'm going to start all over and hope this does not repeat.

On another note, I should not have to be connected to the internet to pull up the router's settings, does anyone know if I have to do anything special on a Macbook Pro to get 192.168.0.1 to pull up properly?

All help is greatly appreciated!!


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#5
November 6, 2016 at 07:47:16
You don't need the internet & you might not need a cable to access the configuration menu. You didn't post a model number but I suggest you check the manual or the D-Link site.

http://support.dlink.com/


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#6
November 6, 2016 at 08:05:47
Let's go back to basics...; boring though it may be...

The login and password for accessing the router's home page and thus all; its settings is:

login = admin / password is left blank (unless you or someone else set one).

Check on the base of the router and also with paperwork you got with the router to see what information is there.

The wifi SSID and access-key will invariably present in both locations.

If the SSID shows in your computer's display of available wifi (access points) then try the default wifi access-key (so often incorrectly referred to as a password...).

When you try to login using ethernet/cat-5 cable at home and then at your friend's hone, are you using the same ethernet cable?

I wasn't aware that Apple-land now dished out MacBooks with no ethernet port (another reason to continue with my late 2010 model)... So yes you have to go buy an adapter; this Apple-land items detail the varies options:

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT2...

https://discussions.apple.com/threa...

Back to your problem as posted...

One way to gain access via wifi (and this presumes the D-link has wifi enabled by default (which I can't remember just now is the case or not) is to simply hit the reset button on the router; Then (if wifi is enabled) you ought to be able to login using the default wifi access-key. Once there of course you can go to assorted management/setup pages and tweak away...

Incidentally I'd reset the router regardless; and start over - and preferably use ethernet to gain access to management//setup pages.

However I would go get the required adapter first, so you can do/make any tweaks/changes etc. via ethernet....

Doubt you'll need this but it may be useful reference?

http://blog.dlink.com/what-to-do-if...

I have no problems connecting to any of my router/s (I have several although not all in use of course at the same time) from my Macbook Pro, nor Mac Mini. (nor an elderly Acer Aspire (still going strong after 15-16years...). I just connect with an ethernet cable and it happens. If using wifi then, as long as I have the correct access-key (either the default - or the one I set if I changed it from the default) then I can get to the required home page.

Remember access-key info is case sensitive; and also easy to mix up zero and capital letter O... Similarly when entering MAC addresses, there is no letter O.

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#7
November 7, 2016 at 04:59:41
I believe my router is not functioning properly which is why I'm unable to pull up the router's settings. When I supply power to my router, only 3 of the 6 lights are lighting up (2G/3G, 4G, and Power) the other 3 never light up (SMS, LAN and WLAN) even though the router is actually connected to the internet through an ethernet cable. Also, the "Signal" light NEVER lights up.

According to the manual, something is wrong with my router, looks like it will have to go back.

Thanks everyone for your replies.


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November 7, 2016 at 05:28:17
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Yup - I agree the router is likely faulty. They do go down... However... If it's running from an external power adapter... it may be that which is duff/faulty.

I have known at least three routers (Netgear and Sagem models from SKY) which were powered from external adapters; and the respective adapter went down - produced reduced volts under load... Replacing the adapter and the router was fine...

So if you have a compatible adapter (tip size is OK and volts/current too) test the router with that - presuming of course it does use an external power adapter?


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