D'Link router...connectivity issues

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December 1, 2010 at 08:44:46
Specs: Windows Vista
Whenever I want to connect a new device to my D'Link router, I have to reset the password. This began about 6 months ago but has now become a major headache. Today I was unable to connect to the wireless section of the router with a device that has been connecting without trouble since I purchased the router. I finally reset the modem and router and the problem resolved itself. When I have friends visit, this is problematic for me. If I reset the password, I then have to reenter it on all my devices. This issue is definately router based since I am talking about a smart phone, a Nook, a Dell PC, a Dell laptop, an Apple MacBook and many other devices and operating systems - I know there is no way ALL these different devices all suffer from the same problem. A little help please???

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#1
December 1, 2010 at 09:19:26
Let's say you connect it to the router with a cat 5 cable. Is there an error message when you try to connect the device? What is the DHCP range? Can you open the web interface in the browser?

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#2
December 1, 2010 at 09:27:37
wired has no issues with any device, this is strictly a wireless issue. The range is far enough that I can see and access the router from outside my building and 2 floors down. I can access the router from any wired access but not from wireless (according to the manual this is normal)

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#3
December 1, 2010 at 11:03:11
If it's strictly a wireless issue, make sure that MAC filtering isn't enabled. If it is you have to enter the MAC address of each wireless device before you try to connect.

The same goes for an encrypted key. The key has to be entered on the device.

Two floors shouldn't be a problem unless the building is poured concrete & steel. Sometimes moving the router just a few feet can make all the difference.

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#4
December 1, 2010 at 13:03:44
yep - I know about the WEP I have chosen a strong phrase with puncutation so it will be a better password. The MAC is not enabled, and the unit simply won't connect many times. Today was the most frustrating - since last night at 6pm it was accepting the laptop without trouble. This morning - no such luck. I finally just dragged a cable into the other room and connected that way. I tried rebooting the laptop thinking it was the computer, then tried my nook - it also would not connect. Then to be sure I tried the smart phone - it also would not connect. This is three devices that have all connected to this router within the last week...none could connect this morning. After I unplugged the router for a few minutes all three connected without difficulty. So frustrating.

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#5
December 1, 2010 at 14:05:23
So it's a reboot of the router that solves the problem, not a reset. Is the router changing channels? Have you tried to set it to one channel only?

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#6
December 2, 2010 at 06:23:40
not sure how to do that...I will check those settings. This morning it worked without difficulty...

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