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Unable to Connect to DIR-615 on Restart

Hardware Version: C1
Firmware Version: 3.01

I have a Dlink DIR-615 wireless router and time warner cable. It seems that sometimes when I boot up my laptop(Vista), that it is unable to connect to my router. My roommate has a Mac Laptop and he has the same problem sometimes. I know that it's not just a network issue, because if my laptop can't connect, the other two computers are fine. (I have a desktop (XP) w/ a wireless adapter, but I have it on a static IP address and it always works fine.)

It says "connected with limited access" and the network icon in the taskbar has an exclamation point in it. I can resolve the issues by unplugging the router and plugging it back in, but it's really annoying to keep on doing this every time I have an issue.

I'm definitely no expert, but I have a feeling that the router has trouble automatically assigning an ip address unless the router boots up. But when a computer boots up, it has trouble getting a new IP address. (Maybe a conflict?) Also, I assigned my desktop a static IP address and is not having this problem.

Any thoughts?

Oh, and in case it makes a difference, I have WPA-Personal security on the wireless signal.


Boca Raton, FL
Post your setting here, you can block your DNS Servers but, some settings don't sound right. You should be able to connect.

Use WPA2/AES, Auto 20/40Hz, 802.11g/802.11n if you don't have G then use 802.11n only. Make sure SSID has a name. You'll also need to create password to logon your wireless network.

SSID: MyNET (just example)
Encryption: WPA2-Personel
Type: AES
Channel - Auto
Mode: 802.11n Only
Channel Width: Auto/20/40Hz
Passcode: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 (just example)

Wireless Network Settings:
Network Name/SSID: Vasilakos
802.11 Mode: Mixed 802.11n, 802.11g and 802.11b
Enable Auto Channel Scan: Off
Wireless Channel: 2.427 GHz - CH 4
Channel Width: 20 MHz
Visibility Status: Visible

Security Mode: WPA-Personal

WPA Mode: WPA Only
Cipher Type: TKIP
Group Key INterval: 3600
Pre-Shared Key: ********* (all letters)

Internet Settings
My Internet Connection is: Dynamic IP (DHCP)

Dynamic IP Internet Connection Type:
Host Name: DIR-615
Use Unicasting: (checked)
Priary DNS Address: (is really set at this)
Seconday DNS Adress: (is really set at this)
MTU: 1500
MAC Adress: **:**;**;**;**;** (not sure if this is something to keep private on message boards)

Network Settings

Router IP Adress:
Subnet Mask:
Device Name: dlinkrouter
Local Domain Name: (blank)
Enable DNS Relay: (checkmarked)

DHCP Server Settings:
Enable DHSCP Server: (checkmarked)
DHCP IP Adress Range: to
DHCP Lease Time: 10080 (minutes)

This is all the settings I think i can find. Any ideas?


Rockville, MD
Make sure you and your buddy/roomy arent sharing or trying to use same IP.

Change these settings for starters.

802.11 Mode: Mixed 802.11n and 802.11g only.
Wireless Channel: - CH 1. 6. or 10.
Channel Width: 20/40 MHz
Cipher Type: AES

Thanks, I'll give it a shot.

Yeah, I was thinking that both computers we're feuding for the same IP... but they're both set to automatic. Why would it try and assign the same one?