01-03-2012 06:41 AM
V1 has had so many problems for me I probably won't be getting the V2.
Well, people in the house can usually not connect to it, and if they do, they don't get internet. I have a booster router (also Linksys) that takes the E4200's signal and creates a third wireless network, and that one works fine with all the computers. I'm plugged directly into it, and the internet gives about 99.9% uptime, so it's not that.
I got the E4200 at Bestbuy because I had a faulty E3000 that overheated and sporadically dropped connections, and they didn't have any of those in the store so they gave us an E4200.
01-03-2012 08:05 PM
For the E4200 can try to reset and reconfigure the router after a firmware upgrade.
Follow this article to check and upgrade the firmware of the router.
Once the firmware is upgraded, reset the router by pressing and holding the reset button on the back of the router for 30-40 seconds. Power cycle the network and then reconfigure it from scratch.
01-26-2012 05:15 AM
My E4200 v2 has been installed for a couple month and connected fine to my main desktop & laptop, but will not connect to my Dell Lattitude Model C610. I installed the software with a jump drive key as suggested, and the computer recognises the E4200 as a source, but when I try to connect it keeps asking me for a WEP or WPA key? I entered both the coded device name and the password, but it still won't connect. Any suggestions? Thank you.
01-27-2012 05:51 PM
Try to add the wireless network manually and check whether it gets connected or not. To manually add a Wireless network onto your Windows Vista or Windows 7, please try the following:
1. Click Start – Control Panel
2. Click “View network status and tasks” (in classic view double-click Network and Sharing Center )
3. From Network and Sharing Center left pane, click “Manage wireless Networks”
4. Click Add and then “Manually create Network profile“.
5. Enter the Network name (SSID) then the security type (ex: WEP,WPA,WPA-2)
6. Select Encryption Type (ex: AES or PSK)
7. Enter the Security Key/Passphrase. Optionally check the “Display characters” to display the security key that you type in.
8. To connect automatically to this network, check the box for “Start this connection automatically”
9. The next option is the key here. Check the box for “Connect if the network is not broadcasting” to connect to a network which doesn’t broadcast, in otherwords, you don’t find this network in the available network list.
10. In the next screen, select “Change connection settings” and choose “Connect automatically when network is in range”
This should help you connect to a Wireless network which doesn’t broadcast its SSID.
Here is the link for Windows XP: http://www.home-network-help.com/wireless-adapter.
02-18-2012 02:36 PM
I am getting the response that says your router was set up, but... it cannot connect to the internet. Why is this? I have called their customer service and it is no help. Please help!
02-21-2012 10:59 AM - edited 02-21-2012 11:15 AM
I'm having problems with my download speed normally it's 62 Mbps I got extreme connection the best there is and 3.15Mbps upload speed. My problem is I play lots of games online and every day before I play I check my connection speeds download and upload because it seems to effect my game play every thing becomes very slow some days I just can't play at all because it lag so much got this router cause I thought it would help my problem! I call my internet provider and we did some speed test and there modem works fine speeds r 60mbps download upload 3.15Mbps plug back into E4200 router and it drops to 10,8,2 maybe once or twice have I seen it at 62Mbps I pay for extreme connection and it feels like I have phone line what the hell is going-on with this router? I just did speed test and again it is at 14.69Mbps download and upload is what it should be. 3.15 without router I get 62Mbps with router 10-8-6Mbps cannot play like that to much lag!! No matter what sever I go in I've tried resetting, unplugging does not help had E300 before and it never drop pass 22 and I thought that was bad but now with E4200 it's worst how can this be? Even late at knight when people r sleeping it still does not go up to 62mbps cannot play bf3 its hearts me man too much lag my settings in game r on low its does not help and I have crossfire 5970 and eyefinity fx8150 processor at 4.8Ghz h100 corsair liquid cooler only once in a while it's at 62Mbps So can some one tell me why? This happens? And how can I fix it? Every day it's the same problem! I update driver same thing
02-23-2012 12:04 AM
BenNorgaard: You have mentioned that now it says connected. Did you check what is the IP address you get on the machine? Go to the command prompt and type 'ipconfig'. Hit enter, you will see the IP address.
If you are getting the IP address in the IP range of the router, for eg. (192.168.1.x)
Try to ping the default gateway address. If you get a reply. Try to ping 18.104.22.168. If you again get a reply, try to ping yahoo.com.
If you do not get reply from either one of them. Turn off your router and modem. Wait 30 seconds. Plug the modem first. Wait for the lights and then plug the router. See if that helps.
Bossman2260: Reduce the MTU size on your router to 1400. Since you know how to reset and reconfigure the router, I am assuming that you know how to get into the setup page of the router. On the main setup screen, there is an option MTU. Change it to manual and change the size to 1400.
02-26-2012 10:44 AM - edited 02-26-2012 10:52 AM
I did what u said Reduce the MTU size on your router to 1400 guess what? Did nothing every thing is still the same this router have issues bro so IM back to 1500 MTU time is 1:18 Pm date 2/26/2012 testing result 17.17Mbps download from the 62Mbps I pay for and 3.10Mbps upload. With router no router 62Mbps speed test with my internet provider. This really suck. Answer me why is it I get 62Mbps without router and with router 17.17 why? IM doing another speed test time 1:35 Pm date 2/26/2012 see now 8.94Mbps download 3.10Mbps upload from 17.17Mbps download so u see bro explain this to me need to know. Look at that big drop from 1.18 Pm to 1.35 Pm 1500 MTU to 1400 MTU makes no difference.
03-01-2012 12:20 AM
Well, it happens over the wireless connection or over the wired connection? If it happens over the wireless connection then you can try some more settings like:
1) For the best possible speeds, you need to be using WPA2-AES as your security mode. Any other security mode will see your speed/range capped.
2) Ensure that your router is running the latest firmware from homesupport.cisco.com The new firmware includes performance enhancements and fixes.
3) The router by default uses a channel setting of auto, which means that it would keep switching channels depending on the interference. I’d recommend you set it to a fixed channel. Usually, 1, 3, 6 and 9 give you the best performance depending on your environment of course. I’d suggest you try different channels, observing each for a while, to see which gives you the best performance. You can follow the link here on how to change channels.