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Note: Network Devices are self-contained devices such as your broadband modem, routers, Access Points, bridges, gaming adapters, multimedia player(s), and print servers.
For most small home networks, this process takes about 5 minutes and requires no special technical knowledge. You must have access to the configuration utility or web pages for your wireless Network Devices.
•Using your router/AP's configuration method, set the router/AP to factory defaults, or set/confirm the following settings (these are usually the default settings):
•The Wireless AP Security is set to the encryption method that you want to use.*
•The Wireless AP Security or Router Security does not perform MAC Filtering or Access Control.
•The Router Security does not perform IP Filtering. (does not apply to non-router APs)
•The Router's DHCP server is enabled and an adequate range of IP addresses are available. (does not apply to non-router APs)
•Tip: It is sometimes useful to change the SSID to something you have never used before. In most cases, this is not necessary. In any case, it does no harm.
•Remember to save your settings
•Delete any/all of the saved profiles for this router from your wireless computer(s) and Network Devices.
•Unplug power from Network Devices.
•Shut down your computers.
•Starting with your broadband modem, and working inward, plug in or restart your Network Devices and computers. Wait for each Network Device to complete its process of booting and synchronizing. Log in to each wireless computer or Network Device and configure it to your network. You should be able to connect normally.
This is a good process to follow if you find that you have problems connecting, or remaining connected, after adding Network Devices, updating drivers or firmware, or changing security methods for your wireless network.
*If you cannot connect at the end of these steps, repeat this process but use No Encryption. This will allow you to better troubleshoot the source of the issue.
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