03-03-2012 11:05 PM
I have an E1000 router which has no range whatsoever, I can't go 20 feet from my router and keep my signal. One thing that I noticed recently and don't know if this has anything to do with it, the light above the wps button is normally blue, lately its been switching between blue and this orange/red color. I can't find anything online, in the manuals, etc on what this is. Not sure if its an error, if the router is toast or what.
03-06-2012 07:39 AM
Try to do the following steps:
A] With the help of Cisco Connect Software (if at all you have installed the router with the help of this software)
1] Open the software and go to the option which says "Router Settings"
2] Then click on the option which says "Advanced Settings" which will take you to the router's configuration page.
3] Lower the MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) from 1500 to 1400 or less (usually found on your router's main/ basic setup page).
4] Click on the Wireless tab make Channel Width to 20 MHz only and Channel to 1,3, 6, 9, 11..
B] If you haven't installed Cisco Connect then you can log on to the router's user interface using it's default IP address in the browser which is 192.168.1.1 and type in 'admin' as the password leaving the username field blank. This will take you to the router's web interface and then follow steps as mentioned above to make the changes.