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jimdare

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#28709 9-Dec-2008 10:38
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Hi,

I have just moved into a flat that has a DSL-G604T wireless router.  Untill now everyone has plugged into the router via cable but I would like to set up the wireless connection.  I have been through the wizard and also tried to set up a WEP encryption manually, however everytime I click apply the encryption key disappears.  I have also tried to save settings and reboot but this doesn't seem to work either.  The green Wifi light is not on, even after I click 'enable ap' and then apply. Any idea what is going on?  Is this router stuffed?  Any help is much appreciated.

Regards,
James

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Novatech
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  #182944 9-Dec-2008 11:07
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Well, First up WEP is a *really* bad idea - It's almost trivially broken - I would recomend using a stronger encryption Like WPA or WPA2, It's better than having it wide open, but only just.

If for some reason you _must_ use WEP you might want to use MAC filtering (sometimes called access lists or someting similar).

Have you tried going  Status -> System -> Save then hitting the Reboot on the same page ? I don't have one of those in front of me but from memory that's the steps to save and apply settings on that device.


 

JimmyLizar
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  #182947 9-Dec-2008 11:22
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Seem to remember having the same problems a few years back with the DSL-604T.  Hated that router.  It died as a result of a unfortunate accident with a baseball bat.Wink

Now have a Netgear DG834G..like it.

Have you tried updating firmware...seem to rememberr that it fixed it.  As previously mentioned, you should be using WPA as a minimum.




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jimdare

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#183338 10-Dec-2008 15:10
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Excellent!  I updated the firmware and it worked.  Thanks very much for your help. Laughing

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