12-16-2011 10:29 AM - edited 12-16-2011 12:37 PM
I have a WZR-HP-AG300H, running the user friendly firmware, V1.72. The router has been installed and working well for nearly a month. But last week I started having an issue where the wireless devices in the house appear to be connected to the network, but don't have internet access. At the same time, my desktop, which is connected via ethernet to the router, does connect to the internet. Restarting the router will restore the wireless and all is good again for awhile.
I have seen other threads that sounded similar, but they made me believe that there was no wireless connection at all. I have the connection (apparently) to the network, but can't get to the internet.
Any ideas what's going on or how to resolve?
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12-16-2011 05:19 PM
I recommend flashing to the latest Buffalo DD-WRT build for this unit, which addresses wireless connection issues experienced by some customers.
DD-WRT Build 17798 - This is an alpha release, but it is perfectly safe to use.
12-16-2011 06:19 PM
Being a networking half-wit, I have been nervous about trying that, but perhaps I'll give it a shot. I can always reflash to the friendly version if I can't get it all working in the DD-WRT. . . .
12-17-2011 10:48 AM
Help! I just upgraded the firmware to the DD-WRT build you recommended. Upgrade seems to have worked and the router came back online. however, I cannot go in and configure it. It's asking for the username and password, as expected. But the username and password I setup under the friendly firmware don't work. Any idea what happens to the username and password when flashing from friendly to professional?
12-17-2011 11:14 AM
When you go to access it it, it should actually be prompting for you to create a username/password.
All previous settings from the user friendly firmware have been lost, including username/password.
12-17-2011 11:30 AM
I was expecting what you said - all previous settings from friendly firmware setup would be lost. But I was surprised when it recovered from the firmware flash that it reconnected to the internet and my wireless devices reconnected to it per the network settings I previously had. It was working fine except I could not get into the setup.
At any rate, I used the reset button on the bottom of the router to reset it. Now I am in process of setting it all up again.