Solved: DIR-615 router loses connection

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chopstxnrice

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Hey all, I currently have a d-link DIR-615E3 with the latest dd-wrt firmware (v24 from 2010-12-13). Everything seems to be ok when I boot up the router - with factory settings and unsecured wireless, I have an internet connection. When I enter the GUI, create a router username/password, everything is still fine. Then, when I create a wireless security password (WPA2 personal) I lose internet connection, and the only way to get it back is to do a hard reset of the router. This also happens if I change any setting within the ddwrt interface, not just the wireless settings. Anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening? (I also have a linksys WRT54GL with ddwrt with absolutely no problems) My cable modem is a motorola surfboard SB5101U, ISP is comcast cable, running windows 7. Thanks in advance!
 

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when I create a wireless security password (WPA2 personal)
do your devices support this type of encryption

(I also have a linksys WRT54GL with ddwrt with absolutely no problems
with the identical security type selected ?
 

chopstxnrice

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do your devices support this type of encryption

with the identical security type selected ?
yes - sorry i misspoke, my other router doesn't have dd-wrt, the linksys is original firmware. It is also WPA2 personal, same as the dlink. What is odd is that once I add wireless encryption, or change any other setting for that matter, the router itself loses the internet connection (the internet light goes from green to orange), and even my computer that is connected via ethernet also loses internet.
 

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Is the router automatically restarting, or just plain failing?
 

chopstxnrice

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Is the router automatically restarting, or just plain failing?
it's not restarting or plain failing - the power stays on, and the ethernet port stays lit - I can still connect to the GUI via 192.168.1.1 ... but no internet connection. Even if I change the settings back (remove wireless encryption), the only way to get internet back is to do a hard reset.
 

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fixed the issue with a ddwrt firmware upgrade - i thought i had the latest ddwrt by searching the router database, but it turns out there is a newer one. Still have no idea why everything was so crazy before the update, used to run just fine. Thanks for the help everyone
 
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