01-03-2010 02:06 PM
I cannot get WET11 wireless bridge to connect with a WRT160N v2 wireless router when the router is set to mixed b,g,n mode. If I switch the router to mixed b & g the WET11 connects ok.
No problem connecting wireless g devices when the router is set to mixed b,g,n mode.
I have the router security set to 128bit WEP in both cases.
Thanks for any suggestions or help.
01-03-2010 02:22 PM - edited 01-03-2010 02:31 PM
Troubleshoot the issue by turning off security and ensuring you have the most recent firmware.
01-03-2010 02:38 PM
Thanks for the reply but I am still a bit puzzled. The router help page states mixed mode provides operation with n, g and b devices. I copied the following from the router help:
"If you have Wireless-N, Wireless-G and 802.11b devices in your network, then keep the default setting, Mixed. If you have Wireless-G and 802.11b devices, select BG-Mixed. If you have only Wireless-N devices, select Wireless-N Only. If you have only Wireless-G devices, select Wireless-G Only. If you have only Wireless-B devices, select Wireless-B Only. If you want to disable wireless networking, select Disable. "
Are you saying that in fact the router does not support simultaneous connections to n,g and b devices? Has Linksys acknowledged this as normal?
01-04-2010 03:08 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately no-go for either one. I tried turning off security and using WEP 64bit but with the router set to Mixed (n,g,b) the WET11 will not connect. Setting the router to g & b the WET11 always connects.
I also tried setting my notebook computer to wireles b only and it connected with no problem to the WRT160N set to Mixed mode (n,g,b).
By the way I tried this with a second WRT160N v2 with the same results so I am going to assume the router "works" but the WET11 has some compatibility issue with it.
01-06-2010 06:09 AM
Yes. I changed the wireless settings on my notebook computer to 802.11b only and it connected ok (at 11mbits of course) to the WRT160N set to Mixed (b,g,n) mode and WEP (64 or 128 bit).
01-06-2010 09:38 AM