Linksys wireless router troubleshooting tips
If restarting your system doesn't resolve your issue, follow the basic troubleshooting steps below.
- Make sure that the computer and the router are powered on. Verify that the router's green power light is on.
- Check all physical connections between the Wireless Router and other equipment.
- Confirm that the Link light for each of your hardware connections is on (green).
- Make sure that the Wireless Router shares the same Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) and Service Set Identifier (SSID) settings as the other devices on the network. To check these settings:
- Open a Web browser and type http://192.168.1.1 into the Address field and press [Enter].
- When prompted for a user name and password, leave the User name field empty and type admin into the Password field and then press [Enter]. The Router Setup page appears. Note: If you changed the user name and password while setting up your router securities, you must enter the new user name and password.
- Verify that the WEP setting matches that of all other wireless devices on the network
- Verify that the SSID setting matches that of all other devices on the network.
- Make sure that network cabling is away from power outlets, florescent lighting fixtures, UNINTERRUPTIBLE power supplies, and other sources of strong electromagnetic interference.
- If all else fails, you can reset the router to the factory default settings.
- Put a pen or something small enough to go through the hole labeled Reset on the front of the router
- Hold down the reset button for 3 seconds or until the red Diag light comes on.
- Restart your computer.
- For more information, refer to the User Guide on the Linksys Setup Utility CD.