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Offline superdave

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troubleshooting my router problem
« on: February 28, 2016, 01:21:35 PM »
So I have a router set up as a wi-fi repeater.  It was working fine, and then we had a very brief (like 2 second) brownout.  I am not sure if they are directly related, but shortly after that I noticed that while the repeater seems to connect to the main router, it is not letting me connect to the network.  The only thing I changed on the main router was turning off WPS, which should not have affected anything.


So far I tried restarting the repeater, doing a hard reset, updating the system firmware, and moving it around the apartment.  I can't get it to work.  Is it possible the brownout fried something?  anyone have any more ideas?
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Re: troubleshooting my router problem
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2016, 02:33:13 PM »
ok so the one thing i didnt try....worked.
SHould have been the first thing I tried.  I unplugged the repeater, fully rebooted the router, then plugged the repeater back in.  Now it's working.

tech... :-[
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Re: troubleshooting my router problem
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2016, 12:44:04 PM »
ok so the one thing i didnt try....worked.
SHould have been the first thing I tried.  I unplugged the repeater, fully rebooted the router, then plugged the repeater back in.  Now it's working.

tech... :-[

Yeah I've always found that when you have an unexpected loss of power the best thing to do is to shut down the router, unplug everything, reboot the router and then plug everything back in. You almost have to treat it like you're setting it up for the first time.

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Re: troubleshooting my router problem
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2016, 12:53:19 PM »
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