Will WPA/WPA2 compatibility be worked into LELA for the next version? I mean when i click on "Optimize my Security settings", will i someday be able to choose which encryption to use, instead of the default, and now defunct WEP-128 bit encryption? This would be an amazing feature to have, along with maybe an "advanced users" mode that unlocks more advanced settings for tweaking home networks.(maybe business too, who knows) Personally, i would like to be able to use LELA to monitor my network, rather than just to set it up, then uninstall. For me, more advanced encryption, along with other functionalities not found in this basic version. I can appreciate the merits to having software written for people who dont know what WPA or MAC is, and dont care. However, there are a great number of enthusiasts out there who would appreciate a tool to be able to tweak network settings all in one place. I, personally hate the way i have 2 network pages, and 4 seperate programs that MUST work perfectly together in order for my network to run smoothly. Maybe a network connection manager built in option is an idea for the future. Consolidating and increasing the useability of seperate tools into one better tool is an innovation i'd like to see by linksys. all in all, nice tool, doesnt do everything i need it to, but im sure there are folks coding all the time trying to improve.
The ability to set WPA security in LELA is scheduled for the next release. LELA currently supports WPA if set in the routers Web interface, but you cannot set WPA with the current LELA version.
LELA was primarily developed to help novice user's get their network up and running. We have however received a lot of positive feedback also from power users such as yourself who really like the tool. I can see how LELA is somewhat limited for what you want to use it for, and a future version may include more advanced features (no guarantees though).
You mention that you would like to use LELA for more than just install. LELA was actually designed to do just that. If you keep LELA on your system, you can use the Network Map to see all of your connected computers and devices. It will also help you add more computers and devices to your network and provide you with an occasional advice on how to improve the experience. The Support tab will give you a long list of information on settings of your network and connected devices. Make sure you enable the Advanced View check box.
LELA also includes some behind the scenes logic that will help user's with situations such as automatic MAC cloning, double NAT, software updates and router replacement.
I hope this helps, and thanks again for your feedback. Your help will help us develop better software.
Just Downloaded and am stuck on the Actions tab on the welcome screen. It sees my router and displays the model to the right. But all it wants to do is replace my router with a new one. I can't select the My Network or Support Tabs. All the features under View and Tasks at the top are also dimmed out. If its telling me to replace my router I would like to know whats wrong. I downloaded this for help getting my Dell Inspiron 6000 with Dell 1470 wireless to work with my Linksys BEFW11S4 v2 firm1.45.10. They never communicated properly. The laptop won't show the router in Network Places, and wouldn't talk or share with other computers on the network. It is fine on other networks and routers, and works if hardwired. Likewise other computers connect wirelessly no problem with my router. This software isn't doing what it said it would and doesn't appear to work at all.
Message Edited by No_Connect on 05-13-200708:29 AM
After running the downloaded file, you will see a welcome screen with two options.
- Install new router
- Install to an existing network
Make sure you select install to an existing network. EasyLink Advisor will otherwise think that you want to replace the existing router with a new one.
Please uninstall ELA and re-install using the second option on the welcome screen.
As for the problem with the Dell not connecting, I am not sure what that can be. You can try installing Lela on a computer connected to the router via an ethernet cable, then run the Add Computer Wizard from the Actions tab. Select Wireless computer and follow the instructions
Recently I installed Linksys ADSL Home Gateway - Model No. WAG200G, internet working properly, my house available 3 computers, 2 conetced on wirless otherone conected on wired...so I installed the Linksys-EasyLink Advisor after the install I received message as "Administrator Privileges Required" so I could not continue other setting due to this message.
Pls. help to solve this problem, will it work for WAG2005G Adsl Home Gatway modem, if it work...pls. guide me how to solve my problem.