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Make sure that the SSL port (port 443) is open on your firewall (if you have any). There are several Firewalls, check with the manufacture of your firewall for specific instructions.
Note: The routers NAT firewall does not block outgoing requests. If you use the router as your firewall, no configuration is required.
Verify that Internet Explorer Is Using 128-Bit Encryption
1. In Internet Explorer, on the Help menu, click About Internet Explorer
2. The level of encryption on your computer appears next to the words Cipher Strength. Verify that the Cipher Strength value appears as 128-bit
If the Cipher Strength is anything less then 128-bit, download the Internet Explorer High Encryption Pack to your computer's hard disk, and then install it.
Delete Temporary Internet Files
There's also a possibility of some corrupted files in your Temporary Internet Files (TIF) storage. To clear these:
1. In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and select the General tab
2. Under Temporary Internet files, click Delete Files, and click OK when you are prompted to confirm the deletion.
Configure Internet Explorer Security, Content, and Advanced Settings
Configure Security settings for the Trusted sites zone in Internet Explorer:
1. In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and select the Security tab
2. Select Trusted sites, and then click Default Level
3. Add the secure Web site you are trying to access to the Trusted sites zone. To do so, click Sites, type the address (URL) of the site in the Add this Web site to the zone box, click Add, click OK, and then click Apply
Clear the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) slate and AutoComplete history:
1. In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and select the Content tab
2. Under Certificates, click Clear SSL State
3. Click OK when you receive the message that the SSL cache was successfully cleared
4. Under Personal information, click AutoComplete
5. Under Clear AutoComplete history, click Clear Forms. Click OK when you are prompted to confirm the operation.
Verify that Internet Explorer is configured to use SSL 2.0 and SSL 3.0:
1. In Internet Explorer, on the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and select the Advanced tab
2. In the Settings box, under the Security header, click to select the Use SSL 2.0 and Use SSL 3.0 check boxes (if they are not already selected), and then click OK
Verify that the Date and Time Settings on Your Computer Are Correct
Because SSL certificates have an expiry date, if the date on your computer isn't correct, it may prevent you from connecting to secure sites. To verify that your computer is configured with the correct date and time settings:
1. Click Start > click Control Panel
2. Click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options, and then click Date and Time
3. Select the Date & Time tab
4. Check to make sure that the date and time settings are configured to use the current date and time, and then click OK
Centrino laptop with Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 3B Mini PCI adapter
I started loosing connections frequently after applying the Windows "Wireless Update" patch Microsoft KB815485.
•Unplug all LAN cables from the router.
•Unplug the router power cord connector from the back of the device.
•Using a paper clip or something similar that will fit into the reset hole, press continue to hold the reset button, then carefully reinsert the power cord, making sure not to release the reset button in the process.
•Continue to hold the reset button in for at least 15 seconds after inserting the power cord, then release it. After about 10-25 seconds the router will boot and it will be set back to the original factory default settings.
By default the password on the router is left blank, and the default IP address is 192.168.2.1
Resetting the 4-Port Router to factory default:
•With the router powered on, press and hold the reset button for exactly seven seconds, this will restore the router to factory default.
•This also applies to: F5D5230-4 4-Port Cable/DSL Gateway Router, F5D6230-3 Wireless Cable/DSL Gateway Router (11Mbps), F5D6231-4 802.11b Wireless Cable/DSL Gateway Router, and F5D7230-4 Wireless G Router Resolution.
•Note: By default the password on the router is left blank, and the default IP address is 192.168.2.1