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Parrappa's avatar

Can someone help me fix my network problems?

Asked by Parrappa (2428points) April 15th, 2010

We had a long SSID so I thought I’d change it and make it a little more presentable. The only problem is I cannot connect to it now and I don’t understand why. I’m entering the pin and password correctly but it’s still telling me I cannot connect. We have a Belkin fyi.

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dpworkin's avatar

Have you looked at the configuration? Google the default username and password for the Belkin, and then use your browser to go to, and check your settings.

Parrappa's avatar

@dpworkin, I’ve already been there and I don’t exactly know what I should be looking for to fix. I’m able to connect to this network on an Ethernet cable but it just isn’t allowing me to connect wirelessly.

dpworkin's avatar

Check the wireless status page, and see if WPA2 is enabled, and a passphrase is in place. If you are using a bridge, make sure you are set up for PPOE. (There may be a “wizard” which will guide you through the setup – if so, run the wizard and just make sure all the parameters are in place and set up correctly). While you’re there, and before you start, check for a firmware update.

Axemusica's avatar

I would just set up MAC filtering and call it a day. A better idea would be trying to find a users manual. This probably can be found at the maker of the routers site in PDF form. read through and make changes as necessary.

IchtheosaurusRex's avatar

How many computers do you have connected to this thing? I would just look on the back for a little button you can push with a pencil point to reset the router to its default settings and start over. I went through reconfiguring my Linksys router a while ago and ended up saving myself a lot of grief by doing this. Everything I did before dropping back to punt seemed reasonable to me, but my network was hopelessly hosed up.

noyesa's avatar

@Axemusica MAC filtering is strong, but it isn’t foolproof. The best security policy is to use both. I normally use WPA2 with 256-bit AES encryption in conjunction with a MAC filter.

@Parrappa since I really have no idea what settings you have configured, there’s really no telling what’s going wrong. You are entering the new SSID and such, correct? It’s showing up in your site survey? You might just want to reset the router and start from scratch if that’s not too much of a hassle.

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