01-19-2011 06:14 PM - edited 01-19-2011 06:15 PM
Hi, I am having trouble setting up a wireless connection with a wpa security. Currently I am connected wirelessly to a network called "linksys 3". I am assuming this is corresponding to my linksys router. Anyway, when I look up my router settings in easylink advisor, I see my wireless name SSID is "+wlansetup.register+" . The security mode says WPA, with a very long encryption key listed. When I search for available wireless networks however, "+wlansetup.register+" does not show up at all, only linksys 3 which is unsecured and a bunch of secured networks i can't join.
I have tried for a very long time to establish a wireless connection using easylink advisor, but it keeps telling me it's not able to establish a wireless connection, is it because +wlansetup.register+" is already there?? I have also tried resetting the router using both methods on this website (manually reset button, and using the webpage) but the settings always remain the same. I'm also running Vista if that's worth anything.
Any help is much appreciated! Thanks
01-19-2011 06:23 PM - edited 01-19-2011 06:24 PM
First thing you need to do is just change the SSID to something you know... like 'Test SSID', of whatever. Now turn off ALL security and try to connect to YOUR unique SSID. Once verified, then go back and add security.
Do not use the Easy Link Advisor. Always configure the router manually with the WEB browser by going to 192.168.1.1 username blank, password 'admin' (of whatever you made it).
01-19-2011 06:23 PM
Do you have a wired computer? Use that to open the webpage and change the SSID to your preferred name and create your own network key (8-63 alphanumeric characters). Scan for wireless networks and check if you can see the new SSID.
01-19-2011 06:40 PM
Thank you both for your fast reply.
I have changed the ssid to something more memorable and changed the security method via the website (192.1 etc..)
It works! Well, I'm connected now to my network using my passcode from these ^^ changed settings. However, when i look in easylink advisor (yeah, bad idea) i still see my network settings as : Wireless Name SSID: "wlansetup.register+" Any thoughts on this? Thanks!