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Master Geek
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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.

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  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?



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  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.

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  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).



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

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

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  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).


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They are an unmitigated POS.

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

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  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).


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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





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  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?

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  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..




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  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 :)



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  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.

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  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).



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  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.

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