Basic Troubleshooting Procedure

This procedure addresses a number of symptoms that you might experience with your router and wireless connection:

  1. Verify the physical cable connections between your router, your computer, and your DSL wall jack.

  2. Ensure that the power outlet to which the router is connected is a live outlet.

  3. Refer to the LED descriptions and then check the LEDs on the router to make sure you are receiving power and that are no errors.
  4. For connectivity issues, reboot your router and wait for the LEDs to stabilize, then reboot your computer.

    Other devices connected to the router may need to re-establish their network connections.

  5. Some electronic devices, such as 2.4GHz - 5.8 GHz phones and microwave ovens, may interfere with the wireless signal and affect your wireless range and link quality. Try creating a wireless connection on a different channel.

  6. Low link quality or range can be caused by environmental interference, such as lead-based paint and concrete walls. Try to move the antenna of the router or to reposition the wireless clients to improve the link quality. If possible, ensure that there are no obstructions between wireless clients and the router.

If you still have trouble using the router, follow the procedure below that best describes your symptom.


Router Installation and Configuration

EasyConfigurator was unable to detect my Internet connection.

My wireless card does not support WPA, can I still secure my network?

I do not remember my wireless security settings.

I can’t connect to the router configuration pages.

My router configuration pages are not responding, but I can still access the Internet.

My router is not responding after I performed a firmware upgrade.

I received a “Page Not Found” error after trying to save new configuration settings on my router.


Internet and Wireless Connections

I am no longer able to access the Internet.

My wireless adapter cannot connect to the router.

I cannot achieve 54 Mbps connections to the Wireless ASDL2+ Router.

My router is not appearing in the list when my wireless adapter scans for it.

I can access the Internet through the router but cannot access some special applications.

I am experiencing poor wireless link quality.

Troubleshooting Ping Procedure