Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




67 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


Topic # 113734 26-Jan-2013 13:04 Send private message

My router is a Linksys WAG160N and was hoping someone could explain why my WiFi devices are not entirely accessible on my network.
Testing I have done so far:
My wireless devices are an Android4.0 smartphone, Android 4.1 tablet, and Win7 laptop.
All wireless devices can see the internet and can ping all other wired devices on the network.
Wireless devices can access Windows shares and resources if I use the IP address in the path but cannot if I use the computername.
Wired devices cannot ping any wireless devices.
Wireless devices cannot ping other wireless devices.
I have not found any exceptions to these statements in my testing.
I thought this might be AP isolation, but turning this on and off in the router makes no difference.
Is there anything else I need to consider? TIA.

Create new topic
2314 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 240


  Reply # 751151 26-Jan-2013 13:13 Send private message

There was one of the WAG series that had some pretty buggy firmware - have you checked that?



67 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 751161 26-Jan-2013 13:36 Send private message

I've checked its running the latest firmware, which dates back to 2010.
As for buggy, it seems to depend on which forums and threads you read, opinions are somewhat varied.

163 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 751723 28-Jan-2013 06:11 Send private message

I have one of those devices collecting dust and can tell you they are buggy as can be.
They seem to allow lan communication at random times.

It gave me no end of trouble attempting to play diablo 2 with my mrs.

Eventually removed the device from my network.
I suggest you do the same, will save in hair(from pulling).



67 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 751737 28-Jan-2013 08:30 Send private message

lostangel, may I ask what you replaced it with??

262 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 38


  Reply # 751744 28-Jan-2013 08:46 Send private message

lostangel: I have one of those devices collecting dust and can tell you they are buggy as can be.
They seem to allow lan communication at random times.

It gave me no end of trouble attempting to play diablo 2 with my mrs.

Eventually removed the device from my network.
I suggest you do the same, will save in hair(from pulling).


+1

They are an unmitigated POS.

Replaced the one my parents had with a tp-link W8960N

289 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 751805 28-Jan-2013 10:19 Send private message

hashbrown:
lostangel: I have one of those devices collecting dust and can tell you they are buggy as can be.
They seem to allow lan communication at random times.

It gave me no end of trouble attempting to play diablo 2 with my mrs.

Eventually removed the device from my network.
I suggest you do the same, will save in hair(from pulling).


+1

They are an unmitigated POS.

Replaced the one my parents had with a tp-link W8960N


Oh the woes of the dreadful linksys routers.

I had a WAG160N , worst router i bought.

Upgraded to a tp-link W8960N , better sync rates and no issues whatsoever.

Cant go wrong mate





iPhone 5
Nexus 4
Macbook Pro Retina
ADSL @ 20mbps sync



67 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 751892 28-Jan-2013 11:45 Send private message

Thanks for the recommendation of the TP W8690N, but I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the newer TP W8968, which can do both ADSL and fibre/cable?

1106 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 55


  Reply # 751934 28-Jan-2013 12:30 Send private message

I had upgraded a friend of mine to a TP-Link W8960N, but then less than a year, the WiFi stopped working! Checking up on the internet, it was happening to a lot of people! The friend was not very happy having to replace two routers in less than a year! Replaced with a Belkin..




147 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 6


  Reply # 752065 28-Jan-2013 15:52 Send private message

I had that same router also and had exactly the same issues with wifi clients. I did post on the Linksys forums at the time with in depth details on it but was promptly deleted by the forum moderators (go figure). There was talk of an updated firmware but I got sick of waiting (looks like it was vapourware).

I swapped mine for a NetComm NB6Plus4Wn at the time and it has been going strong for about 2-3 years now, unfortunately it looks like they are no longer available. But sounds like some good suggestions have been given already :)



67 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 3


  Reply # 752191 28-Jan-2013 19:08 Send private message

Thanks for all the responses, I gather the general consensus is that this is an AP isolation issue and that the router is not handling it properly.

163 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 752365 29-Jan-2013 06:51 Send private message

I plugged back in my older dlink dsl 604t for adsl and bought a belkin sharemax to handle the n wireless and provide gigabit ports.

I've kept the belkin router in my later configs also as it's a rock solid device(with tomatousb firmware).



1689 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 105

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 752391 29-Jan-2013 08:54 Send private message

I had a slightly different Linksys router (WAG54GPv2) and had the same problems. When I changed ISP (to Vodafone) and received their router all of my problems disappeared. I think as long as you have a non (older) linksys router with up-to-date firmware you'll be pretty right.




Chuck Norris has abolished the periodic table of elements. The only element he recognises is the element of surprise!

Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by KiwiNZ on 20-Apr-2014 18:55 (120 replies)
Pages... 6 7 8


MH370 - Call for Search & Rescue Help
Created by DS248, last reply by Sideface on 17-Apr-2014 17:28 (735 replies)
Pages... 47 48 49


why does the tax payer have to pay for the prince and princess' 6 star holiday?
Created by joker97, last reply by Geektastic on 17-Apr-2014 15:49 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Naked Broadband, who's made the switch.
Created by Presso, last reply by richms on 20-Apr-2014 23:04 (31 replies)
Pages... 2 3


galaxy s4 now on 4.4.2
Created by nzrock, last reply by jeffnz on 20-Apr-2014 14:10 (59 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Whats the best wife friendly media centre?
Created by amorpeth, last reply by jonolynn on 19-Apr-2014 20:20 (14 replies)

Snap suffering Trans-Tasman congestion 18/04?
Created by Lias, last reply by NonprayingMantis on 19-Apr-2014 00:05 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


Help ! Home business connection and VDSL dead. yikes.
Created by Scotsman, last reply by Scotsman on 17-Apr-2014 21:10 (26 replies)
Pages... 2



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.