04-22-2009 06:02 PM
I have a WET610N bridge, and it CONSTANTLY loses connection. The html interface works, and the status says connected, but the wireless light on the front does not illuminate and I can't find the device.
When I run the setup utility, everything works fine, but as soon as I get it off the wired network and take it to where it needs to operate, no wireless light. YES, I have a 100% signal (only 20 feet away, through a drywall and stud wall.)
I actually took the pc in that room, set it up, and it worked for 2 days once.
Alas, once again, I have been taken by Linksys. Another networking product that doesn't work.
04-23-2009 06:39 PM
05-18-2009 10:01 PM
I have the same problem. I was running my WRT600N router in WPA-PSK/AES with a wga600n and it worked fine. I purchased a WET610N and configured WPA-PSK, but it doesn't have an option for TKIP or AES. It didn't like AES and would only work when the wrt600n router was set to TKIP. But the WGA600N wasn't connecting when setting it to TKIP. Even after a hard reset and setting the WGA600N to TKIP, it wouldn't connect. The only way the could both connect, was to set the wrt600N router to WPA2/AES. The WET610N gave me the option to set TKIP or AES in WPA, unlike WPA. Now when i'm downloading with the WEt610N it drops out after some time..
I originally had the WRT600N router connected wirelessly to the WGA600N, which connected to a switch and then to my pc. The connection never dropped out between the WRT600N and the WGA600N. But when I replaced the WGA600N with the WET610N, the dropouts occured. The WGA600N is no solely used for my xbox360 now and it works perfectly with no drop outs.
05-30-2009 04:39 PM
Yes, there is if you connect your bridge to your pc using a cross over ethernet cable or a hub/switch.
I think that the point was that you will have difficultly uploading any update or connecting to the web GUI using wireless if the wireless is flaky, no?
05-30-2009 04:45 PM
04-13-2010 09:51 AM - edited 04-13-2010 09:54 AM
"If no DHCP server is found, then the Bridge will use its default static IP address, 169.254.1.250" You don't need a crossover cable or hub, a regular patch cord from pc to the bridge's ethernet port will work just fine.
But, mine is still dropping the wireless--connected to a WRT160Nv2--intermittently thoughout the day, and my firmware is up-to-date.
07-30-2010 02:01 PM
I've seen the same type of thing also.
My WET610N will work for a month or more (the firmware is current on it). I use a WRT610N router (that firmware is current). The laptop and netbook don't lose their connection to the router but the WET610N does "randomly". The first sign that I see (my wife's desktop uses the WET610N which is 2 floors above the basement where the router and my PC is) is that my Windows Home Server cannot run the overnight backup. My wife will often not check her email for days but the WHS backup runs every night.
All I have to to fix this is run the WET610N setup program again (hardwired to the router) and plug the WET610N back into her desktop. Al this of course is 8 flights of stairs to achieve. I tried to warn her that wireless from 2 floors away "might" be flaky and that my wired Gb connection to my desktop is NEVER flaky...but NOOOO. Oh well.
I would like to understand WHY the WET610N loses the connection but I know of no diagnostics for it...anybody know of any??
11-14-2010 12:47 PM
You guys are not going crazy, there is a huge problem with these units, they've done a good job keeping all of the forums clean of posts of this unit being problematic.
We do installations for a large company and they use thousands of these units as access points. We swap them daily for customers with the same problems you guys are describing.
The problem with this unit is it broadcasts the SSID but you cannot connect to it unit the unit is power cycled. Sometimes it stops broadcasting the SSID all togehter.
This is another disappointing overpriced linksys/cisco product.
01-26-2011 11:51 PM
I'm having the same issues as everyone above, even with the latest firmware. A few times per hour the WET610N will drop my connection for a minute or two, then come right back. Other devices on the access point (WRT120N) have no problems and are able to surf the web while the WET610N is down. The distance between the units is 20 ft or so, with no obstacles in the way. Clear line-of-sight, just opposite sides of the living room and no non-destructive way to pull cable.
I tried to be patient and thought there'd be a newer fix but unfortunately i was too patient and now i can't even return the unit from where i bought it. I had to do some work tonight and the random outtages were absolutely maddening, am I screwed or can Cisco/Linksys help me out with an exchange/return?