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Old 09-12-2007, 11:15 AM
m6onz5a
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Default Tech: Weird linksys wireless problem

My brother informs me yesterday evening that our router (WRT54G) isn't
sending a wireless signal. We can see other wireless signals in the
neighborhood, but not ours. So, I reset the router with the button on
the back, power it off etc, and our router still isn't sending a
wireless signal. So, I figure the router crapped out. I head to Best
Buy and buy the same router. I install it, and to my surprise we STILL
don't have a wireless signal. It doesn't matter if it's a secured, or
unsecured settings. No wireless signal even with the new router.

What and the hell is going on? I can plug directly to the routers and
they work fine. What are the odds that I got a defective router with
the same problem?

Thanks
Chas


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Old 09-12-2007, 09:22 PM
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m6onz5a wrote:
> My brother informs me yesterday evening that our router (WRT54G) isn't
> sending a wireless signal. We can see other wireless signals in the
> neighborhood, but not ours. So, I reset the router with the button on
> the back, power it off etc, and our router still isn't sending a
> wireless signal. So, I figure the router crapped out. I head to Best
> Buy and buy the same router. I install it, and to my surprise we STILL
> don't have a wireless signal. It doesn't matter if it's a secured, or
> unsecured settings. No wireless signal even with the new router.
>
> What and the hell is going on? I can plug directly to the routers and
> they work fine. What are the odds that I got a defective router with
> the same problem?


Do you have your settings *set* to "broadcast" your signal? Is that
what you're talking about? Your brother is somewhere else and can't
pick up your signal?
bj

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Old 09-13-2007, 08:33 AM
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Default Re: Tech: Weird linksys wireless problem

On Sep 12, 1:22 pm, chicagofan <m...@privacy.net> wrote:
> m6onz5awrote:
> > My brother informs me yesterday evening that our router (WRT54G) isn't
> > sending a wireless signal. We can see other wireless signals in the
> > neighborhood, but not ours. So, I reset the router with the button on
> > the back, power it off etc, and our router still isn't sending a
> > wireless signal. So, I figure the router crapped out. I head to Best
> > Buy and buy the same router. I install it, and to my surprise we STILL
> > don't have a wireless signal. It doesn't matter if it's a secured, or
> > unsecured settings. No wireless signal even with the new router.

>
> > What and the hell is going on? I can plug directly to the routers and
> > they work fine. What are the odds that I got a defective router with
> > the same problem?

>
> Do you have your settings *set* to "broadcast" your signal? Is that
> what you're talking about? Your brother is somewhere else and can't
> pick up your signal?
> bj


Yeah that was turned on.

Problem has been fixed. Not that it was ever broken. I had forgotten
we have a 2.4ghz television transmitter as well as the 2.4ghz router,
and having the router on the default channel 6, conflicts with the tv
transmitter not allowing the router to transmit a signal. But as soon
as I changed the router to channel 10 or 11 everything is as it should
be.

Not sure on how it got to channel 6 in the first place. I did notice
it before I reset it to factory settings. I did a firmware upgrade as
well, so we'll see if that helps/hurts.

Now I have a spare router :(.

Thanks
Chas


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Old 09-13-2007, 07:14 PM
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m6onz5a wrote:
> On Sep 12, 1:22 pm, chicagofan <m...@privacy.net> wrote:
>> m6onz5awrote:
>>> My brother informs me yesterday evening that our router (WRT54G) isn't
>>> sending a wireless signal. We can see other wireless signals in the
>>> neighborhood, but not ours. So, I reset the router with the button on
>>> the back, power it off etc, and our router still isn't sending a
>>> wireless signal. So, I figure the router crapped out. I head to Best
>>> Buy and buy the same router. I install it, and to my surprise we STILL
>>> don't have a wireless signal. It doesn't matter if it's a secured, or
>>> unsecured settings. No wireless signal even with the new router.
>>> What and the hell is going on? I can plug directly to the routers and
>>> they work fine. What are the odds that I got a defective router with
>>> the same problem?

>> Do you have your settings *set* to "broadcast" your signal? Is that
>> what you're talking about? Your brother is somewhere else and can't
>> pick up your signal?
>> bj

>
> Yeah that was turned on.
>
> Problem has been fixed. Not that it was ever broken. I had forgotten
> we have a 2.4ghz television transmitter as well as the 2.4ghz router,
> and having the router on the default channel 6, conflicts with the tv
> transmitter not allowing the router to transmit a signal. But as soon
> as I changed the router to channel 10 or 11 everything is as it should
> be.
>
> Not sure on how it got to channel 6 in the first place. I did notice
> it before I reset it to factory settings. I did a firmware upgrade as
> well, so we'll see if that helps/hurts.
>
> Now I have a spare router :(.
>
> Thanks
> Chas



Glad you resolved it! It's a shame about the extra router. Maybe you
can sell it to a friend or neighbor. :)
bj

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Old 09-17-2007, 06:00 PM
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> On Sep 12, 1:22 pm, chicagofan <m...@privacy.net> wrote:
>> m6onz5awrote:
>> > My brother informs me yesterday evening that our router (WRT54G) isn't
>> > sending a wireless signal. We can see other wireless signals in the
>> > neighborhood, but not ours. So, I reset the router with the button on
>> > the back, power it off etc, and our router still isn't sending a
>> > wireless signal. So, I figure the router crapped out. I head to Best
>> > Buy and buy the same router. I install it, and to my surprise we STILL
>> > don't have a wireless signal. It doesn't matter if it's a secured, or
>> > unsecured settings. No wireless signal even with the new router.

>>
>> > What and the hell is going on? I can plug directly to the routers and
>> > they work fine. What are the odds that I got a defective router with
>> > the same problem?

>>
>> Do you have your settings *set* to "broadcast" your signal? Is that
>> what you're talking about? Your brother is somewhere else and can't
>> pick up your signal?
>> bj

>
> Yeah that was turned on.
>
> Problem has been fixed. Not that it was ever broken. I had forgotten
> we have a 2.4ghz television transmitter as well as the 2.4ghz router,
> and having the router on the default channel 6, conflicts with the tv
> transmitter not allowing the router to transmit a signal. But as soon
> as I changed the router to channel 10 or 11 everything is as it should
> be.
>
> Not sure on how it got to channel 6 in the first place. I did notice
> it before I reset it to factory settings. I did a firmware upgrade as
> well, so we'll see if that helps/hurts.
>
> Now I have a spare router :(.
>
> Thanks
> Chas


>FYI...I believe channel 6 is the default after a reset on the Linksys. Glad
>all is OK now.




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