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Booklover-605
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Nook & Linksys Router

I'm unable to download E Books when I shop by using my nook.  I switched my home network router from wired to wireless with a Linksys E2000.  I can browse books but when I buy one the nook fails to download them.  The nook will finish the download at a Barnes & Noble store or on a router in a different home but not mine.  My router works OK on wireless laptops and a wireless printer.  Any ideas?

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Re: Nook & Linksys Router

@Booklover-605

 

Welcome!  :smileyhappy:

 

The E2000 is an N router; Nook owners in the past have reported compatibility problems with N routers.

 

If you can set your router to support a mixed environment -- B, G and N -- that may solve your problem.

 

Good luck!

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Re: Nook & Linksys Router

Thanks,

          I changed network mode to BG-Mixed and Wireless Security to WPA2/WPA Mixed mode.  It didn't fix the problem.

                                                     John

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Re: Nook & Linksys Router

 


Booklover-605 wrote:

Thanks,

          I changed network mode to BG-Mixed and Wireless Security to WPA2/WPA Mixed mode.  It didn't fix the problem.

                                                     John


FWIW:  Make sure the encryption type is AES, not TKIP.

 

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Re: Nook & Linksys Router

I can't find any setting for encryption type on my router,

                       John

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Re: Nook & Linksys Router

I agree with Nallia.  

Also, unless you have a B device (unlikely in this day and age) lock it to G mode only.

WPA2, and make sure the passphrase set in the router (and the nook) is at least 13 characters.

 

Some routers will let you set less than this, but the standard calls for 13 and behavior is unreliable if less than that.

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Re: Nook & Linksys Router

I made the changes WPA2,G Mode,& 13 Letter password. It made no difference.

                                                       Thanks

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