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Well, I am having rather strange problems with my DIR-615 router and wireless internet. This router is the one that is supplied by Virgin Media and is renown for not being the best, but I cannot afford to upgrade and my housemates will not split the cost with me because at the moment I am the only person having these problems and replacing the router isn't a high priority for them (especially when it may not even fix the problem).

Okay, the problem is that I cannot access wireless internet on my laptop (wired is fine). It worked for a while (as in, months) and went down a while ago but somehow fixed itself, but is down at the moment. I can log in to my connection but when it is connected I get in front of my full wireless connectivity signal, and diagnosing the problem using windows network diagnostics it either says investigate problems with router or that it has no idea.

Now, I have had problems with this router before in regards to UMA not working on my blackberry, but after flashing the router to DD-WRT and then just waiting a few days it started working again. My housemate had the same problem as I am currently having for a while, and my housemates girlfriend's laptop didn't work either, but both just sorted themselves out after a month.

Does anyone have any ideas to sort this problem out? I have reset the router (on the DD-WRT firmware) to factory settings, changed the channels, tried open connections with no security...nothing has worked. Oh, this is on my Dell Studio 1558 and Windows 7 64bit. Cheers
    
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i had exactly the same problem your having but my router is linksys wrt160n with dd-wrt firmware, (never used virgins 615 still in the cupboard).
Anyways tried allsorts to cure the problem however the last thing i tried was adjusting the tx power to 100mv and it cured my problem.
Don't know if this will work on your 615 totaly different router i know!!
Please be careful changing the tx power!!


TX power with Atheros radios stops at the radio's max whatever it is and is measured in dBm. Broadcom's will force themself to any TX power even if its dangerous and is measured in mW.
Edited by Ezygroove - 2/17/11 at 4:10am
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Afraid that didn't do anything. Interestingly, it doesn't connect to the exact name of my wireless connection but adds a 3 on the end of it. Did the same with the other computers that had this problem. Doubt that means anything, but thought I should say.
    
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Did you restart the router after you changed it?
the 3 is how many wireless connections that you have, think of them as profiles. i would delete all 3 in Network And Sharing Center>Manage Wireless Networks, if your on windows 7 or vista. Restart and reconnect.
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There is only one profile there, and when I delete it then it is still number 3. May have to do a fresh install of windows, will see if I can pick up a spare router when I head back home.
    
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post #6 of 7
Remove all wireless profiles.
Make sure your wireless adapter is set to use DHCP, as well as use the DNS address given through DHCP.

Once you re-establish the SSID settings and if it still doesn't work, try assigning a static IP from within your LAN subnet, and use the DNS server of 8.8.8.8. A "!" symbol generally means either issues with IP or route to the WAN.

If all else fails, reinstall the driver for the wireless adapter and try again.
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post #7 of 7
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I set all those and no difference, unfortunately. Reinstalled driver for wireless adapter and problems stay the same. Currently trying to reset the wireless router back to factory firmware, but have to wait until all my housemates stop watching army videos on youtube...


EDIT: Restored to factory firmware. Still same problem.
Edited by Niko-Time - 2/17/11 at 7:31am
    
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