So what software issue could it be on the laptop? Any other WiFi routers in the area? When the devices are connected they have a very good signal. By turning off the broadcast, the name of the network will not show up on the Windows or Mac list of available networks. I looked through every screen while logged into the router and I could not find it. Then at least I will know it's the computer. Thanks for the help, I guess I'll wait to see if this solves the issue.
So it can be a software problem. He resolved it by changing the security setting on the router which only allows Up to 54Mbps, so essentially making the router G insteasd of N. They seem to cache a lot of information and not rescan often enough. That router mostly sits idle on a shelf, waiting till I get ready to take it to the electronic recycling drop off. It is an intermittant fault. Not in basements or closets as building materials, or near by electronics devices could interfere or hinder good signal propagation. But what it is is beyond me.
Has anybody solved or answered this one? Open the Wireless tab to edit your wireless settings. For our router, enabling the Closed Network setting does the trick. What wireless modes are you using? Hiding your router is easy enough but it is not the only thing that you want to do to keep people off of your network. Thanks for the reply and glad that the issue is resolved. N rated, but only 1x1.
As I explained, I have shut off wireless direct print options both on the front printer panel and on the imbedded webpage for the printer, but it still broadcasts a wireless network throughout my home. In addition, where can I find a link to download the user guide that matches this router? I believe it to be a hardware failure on the router it stops broadcasting. Both have a pretty low end Atheros wireless adapter. But probably not within WiFi range. They should accept email questions about any issues concerning their equipment. Can be anything and not something that's already in use by any neighbouring WiFi routers.
I don't see this problem discussed very much. What wireless devices do you have connected? Pretty frustrating to say the least. Thanks to anyone who can help me out. I have that happen with one of my routers. Netgears do suffer from radio death, but should last longer than 2-3 years.
Which is really at fault? Let me know how it goes and you have a great day! I found a thread on the Netgear forum where a few others with the same model router having the same problem. You might need one of those to debug what is happening. You will want to set the as well. Several blog entires over the years imply that shutting off Direct Print should do it but it is not working for me. I typed my above response with blank lines line feeds at appropriate places to make my response more readable but all those disappeared and my response was pushed together into one paragraph. Uncheck it to disable broadcasting. I exchanged the computer for the same model.
If you have suggestions I'd appreciate it. Can anyone shed some light on this problem? My laptop detects my neighbors' networks, but it along with my tablet and phone doesn't see mine. Don't know why backing up to a config file escaped me, guess I don't do it often enough. A lot of the time, however, these conveniences come at the cost of the safety and security of the device. Though it seems this method can provide extra security, it actually does not. If you do this then you will be able to hide your router from anyone on the outside that is physically trying to connect to it.
I've tried finding others with a similar problem but can't seem to. So in case they do, you must secure yourself so that they are still not able to connect to your network even if they do find it. Some have said the it's the computer, but it has happened with two different computers. Going back to the factory setting would be just too painful at this point. I've had no major problems with for it 2 or 3 years now. You can find the login information with the instructions that came with the router or on the back or bottom of the router.
Usually when you buy a wireless router and plug it in, there is absolutely no security protection whatsoever. I'm always searching through it to find what I'm looking for. Why did that happen with my reply? LinkSys Routers It seems to be pretty much the same for Linksys routers, usually click on Wireless and then select Basic Wireless Settings and select the Disable radio button. It just stopped in the middle of web browsing. I have been having a helluva time with my wireless.
I wanted to email Verizon tech support to ask them this but they do not accept email questions concerning Wireless issues. This is the case when it comes to routers and their ability to be able to broadcast the name of the router over the air. I have no trouble connecting on my main network even when it's not broadcasting. I've spent hours studying the router settings, laptop settings and Googling and I can't help but think there is some setting that is messing things up. There are certain features that are put into our computers and the accompanying hardware that are there for the convenience of the average user.