05-03-2012 04:43 PM
Ok - I found the Mode setting..
Options are: (1) 802.11 g ; (2) g & b ; (3) b only ; (4) n only (5) n, g, or b.
It's set to "802.11n, g, or b"
Security option: none, WEP, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise
It's set to open (bit of a remote area so it had been set up as open n/w).
The router is pretty old - discontinued, desupported - DIR-625 RangeBooster N Router. Found an online manual here ftp://ftp.dlink.com/Gateway/dir625/Maunal/dir625_m
Mode 802.11 g
Security Wpa personal select aes after that. Select a new password. Also do this on a wired connection.
05-03-2012 04:49 PM
Wired connection. Check! Thank you for adding that. It probably should have been obvious but I can almost guarantee that I wouldn't have thought about it until I locked myself out of the wireless connection.. ;-)
05-03-2012 06:40 PM
05-03-2012 07:56 PM
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05-03-2012 09:33 PM
Nope - I haven't tackled the settings change yet. I dug up a manual.. It says:
2. Next to Security Mode, select WPA-Personal.
3. Next to WPA Mode, select WPA, WPA2, or WPA2 Only. Use WPA2 if you have wireless clients using both WPA and WPA2.
4. Next to Cipher Mode, select TKIP, AES, or Auto.
Based on your and aandras' suggestions, I should select WPA2 + AES and set a passcode.
What should I expect to have to do on the computers, phones, tablets in the house so that they can connect to the changed network?
I did a count - we have up to 15 devices - and I'm a bit nervous about locking them all out. We're already a little surprised that the Playbook has caused so much disruption.
btw - re the update of the OS. The playbook was never used before. It updated itself in about 20-30 minutes when I set it up for the first time and, other than the connection problem, I have nothing negative to say about it. I'd like to see RIM correct itself in the consumer market - their technology is obviously very good - but if my experience is at all indicative, the level of technical competence necessary to use it is a bit beyond the average household user.
I sincerely appreciate the support of people like you and aandras who are willing to help those of us with limited knowledge muddle through.
05-03-2012 09:58 PM
Hi ggstaris - unfortunately I don't have any pre-OS2.smthg experience to compare..
The Playbook updated itself when I first set it up. There were no hiccups in the process - it was quick and smooth.
The connection problem is the big issue. It's pretty major. It shuts the network down within about 10 minutes of use and will interfere even while it's idle. I leave it in airport mode so that I can work on emails/documents without interrupting everything else but that's obviously abnormal and not sustainable.
Are the comments about N-type settings relevant to you? I confess I don't know how the mode a device connects in is determined. A lot of them - including my laptop and iphone are connected in G mode. I don't understand why the Playbook is connecting in N if it doesn't like it so much.