WiFi is prone to complications for any number of reasons from inconsistent implementations of security protocols, router model and firmware bugs, to completely random environmental factors.
The following list includes workarounds for routers we have encountered and have resolved (listed alphabetically):
- Belkin Routers: Do not use WPA2 - it will work but you may experience loss of date. Use WPA instead.
- DLink DIR-601: WPA does not work - Must use WEP
- Dlink DIR-615: Use the following settings WPA + WPA2 Personal, 802.11g only, TKIP, MAC Filtering off.
- DLink DIR-628: Only works using 802.11b/g with WPA - Need to disable 802.11n
- Dlink 655: Mixed-mode 802.11n does not work, change to 802.11g.
- Hitron CGN3: WPA/WPA2 will not work. Must change to WPA only.
- Linksys/Cisco WER150N: Do not use WPA2 (Can connect but will not be able to connect to the internet)/ WPA personal works fine.
- Linksys E3000: Works with these settings 1.0.01 Firmware, WPA/WPA mixed mode, MAC filter disabled, SSID broadcast enabled, Dual-band.
- Linksys WRT54G Firmware v8.00.2: Works with - No Security, WEP, WPA Personal TKIP, WPA2 Personal AES.
- Linksys WRT610N: SSiD Broadcasting must be enabled
- Netgear WGT624-V3: WEP doesn't work but WPA does (Using WEP - can connect to access point but will not get assigned an IP address)
- Netgear wireless N router WNR200: Requires latest firmware upgrade and works with Security options WPA-PSK + WPA2-PSK.
- Netgear WPN824 v3 Rangemax: WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK work. Must change the NAT filter to open under advanced WAN setup menu. Must uncheck enable WMM in the advanced wireless settings option.
- Verizon FIOS Router Actiontec MI424-WR: WPA2 does not work. Need to change to WPA
You can change these settings by accessing the router homepage, but we do advise contacting your ISP/IT personnel. Take note that this list is not complete and will continue to expand.