12-20-2012 10:12:42 PM
Please bear with me while I explain my conundrum.
Got a new router from AT&T. ANd connected wireless using the default SSID and password (worked fine for an hour or so).
I am very particular about the security of my accounts and hence, I use LastPass for all my passwords.
Now, when I got the 3600HGV router, I ended up changing the SSID and password for the wireless SSID (using LastPass). I also a 'SSID Broadcast Disable' when doing so.
So, from then on, I couldn't connect to my new wireless SSID. Thinking I messed up something, I did a factory reset both from the Router Configuration Page and also, using the reset button on the router. Guess what.? My Wireless signal is pretty much non-existent until I am around 6 inches from the router. Even then the signal is so poor my Android phone and the tablet, refused to connect to the default SSID.
So, ran it by the AT&T support and they sent me another Router.
Connected wireless (wireline always worked fine) for about an hour or so.
Eventhough I mentioned it before, I will say it again. I take my security seriously. So, went thru the same exact setup from before, and guess what. Either after the change in SSID name to a jumbled up characters or disabling of the SSID - it did the same exact thing again . Doesn't matter how I reset, the wireless signal doesn't pick up. So, now, I am at a loss of words. What is it that I have to do to pick up the wireless signal back up again?
Thank you for your time,
12-21-2012 05:40:45 AM
If it worked with the default password & not after you made a change, you need to go back & try it again with the default - even try it without security as a test - only to determine if it is the wireless or the password that is problematic.
I am not familiar with the password system you mention or any other similar systems. However, I always imagined such systems to be for sites accessed via a browser. Not for embedded infrastructure, such as wi-fi. Does it say it supports wi-fi & explain how it works? How it impacts the password??
12-21-2012 08:40:29 AM
The problem is not where I cannot connect. I can connect fine (sometimes) when I am around 3 inches from the Router (I couldn't browse anything, but, I could technically connect) , but, not more than that. The issue is with the strength of the wireless signal not strong enough.
12-21-2012 08:54:22 AM
How do you know you are providing the correct password? How well does it work when a pasword is not needed>
12-21-2012 09:12:43 AM
Ok, I really cannot know if DOS is shutting it off. My phone and tablet say connected (from three inches). But, the issue still seems to be not enough wireless signal, don't you think?
Either way, I cannot get enough signal to be of any value. How do I get the wireless signal back?
12-21-2012 09:28:26 AM
Your original post was not clear to me, but have you re-enabled the broadcast of the SSID? and does that cause the connection issues to be resolved?
If you were as serious about security as you claim, you would know that disabling the broadcast of the SSID does nothing of any value to improve your network's security, but it does add to the problems you can have when trying to connect devices to your network. I would recommend that you don't bother with disabling the broadcast, as any hacker out there who wants, and is within signal range, can get your SSID whether you disable that broadcast or not.
12-21-2012 06:54:08 PM
Yes, I realize disabling the broadcast SSID does give you the false sense of security. So, what I did is did a FULL RESET. In affect, everything is 'default' which is SSID broadcast also. I did a simple fix for this whole issue though. Got my own wireless router with dd-wrt on it and it works flawlessly. Using 3600WGV as just a modem. Next up -> disabling the wireless on the 3600WGV
01-27-2013 02:43:11 AM
uverse service with Cisco products, (big box and smaller box) with , Laptops, blu ray, I phones will only connect to 2 wire signal at 5' or closer? Can I press reset buttons to clear up, how do I get signal strength back?
01-30-2013 10:33:58 PM
And if you were as smart as you claim, you'd know that encryption has NOTHING to do with signal strength.
These 3600HGV's have a known issue. Yet, AT&T keeps handing them out like candy.