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Setting up a wireless network using a 3Com router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by oronbl, Sep 16, 2011.

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  1. oronbl

    oronbl Thread Starter

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    Hello all,

    I've set a wireless network in my home using a 3Com router.
    I'm trying to change the network name (SSID) and to set a password using the broswer (after i entered an IP address to access the router's setting page) to make the network available only to me. After creating the necessary settings i press the "Save" button and then "Apply". The router now starts a countdown of 30 seconds until the setting become active (though it's weird that i can still browse the web during this time).
    Yet, when i try to connect to the wireless network i see that the SSID hadn't change (default: 3Com) and that there is no password. Also, i'm not sure about the exact period of time, but when accessing the router's setting page again i see that nothing had been saved.

    What do i have to do to *really* save my setting and restrict the access to my wireless network?

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Sounds like a defective router. Make sure you have the latest firmware; then reset it to factory default settings. If it still does not work properly it is defective.
     
  3. oronbl

    oronbl Thread Starter

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    You wouldn't believe it but what i had to do was simply using Internet Explorer as my browser instead of Firefox...
     
  4. TerryNet

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    Strange. There have been a few cases where a router's configuration pages will not display in one browser but will in another, but this is the first case like this I have heard of. Glad you got it working, and thanks for posting the solution.

    You can mark this solved using the [​IMG] button at the upper left of the page.
     
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