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      • 15. Re: List of working routers and setup

         


        chibres wrote:

        Sonofagun - I got my wifi to work!  I've got an AT&T Uverse 2Wire and had the same problem.  The NC Initially worked, then nada.  Dove into the forum to find help.  After much searching found a key bit of info from a helpful poster.  Go into the router settings for the 2Wire and change the security from the default WPA-PSK (TKIP) which the NC does not support, to the alternate WPA2-PSK (AES).  The contributor below says you can't "mickey" with the default settings done by AT&T, but not so.  Get the IP address from the sticker on the back of the unit.  After switching to WPA2-PSK the Nook instantly connected.  I then checked all other household wifi devices to make sure all were still connecting as well.  Good to go, thank god.  Enjoy.


         

        You might want to re-read what I wrote.  I said, and still affirm, that you can't 'mickey' with your Uverse/2Wire Firmware/Software.  You do that, dead Uverse/2Wire router for Uverse services. 

         

        All you did was play with your 2Wire's configuration for WiFi.  That's fine.  I have tried mine on both AES and TKIP.  In both cases, I can get the Nook Color to connect for days at a time.  Then it will just lose signal and refuse to connect no matter what you do...until you reboot the Uverse/2Wire router.

         

        Its FUBAR'd.  There is no reason why the NC/Uverse-2Wire combo shouldn't work.  It does sometimes (as I stated and still state).  It works fine with either TKIP or AES encryption settings for WiFi.  Again....for periods of time.  But it will go kaput at some point and force a reboot.

         

        Just learn to live with it. 

         

        BTW, I'm posting this from my Nook Color connected to my Uverse/2Wire via TKIP.  It works...until it doesn't.  Your AES mode will also work...until it too doesn't.

        • 16. Re: List of working routers and setup

          Brand: Apple

          Model: AirPort Extreme (first generation wifi N version)

          Firmware: 7.5.2

          Security: WPA2 Personal.

           

          I was using WPA/WPA2 Enterprise first, but had issues with my other Android devices (Augen, DroidX) as well as the Nookcolor. Changing it to WPA2 Personal eliminated all connection issues.

          • 17. Re: List of working routers and setup

            Actiontec with WEP 64 - Drops (Shows Testing)

             

            Identical Actiontec with identical WEP 64 (same passcode even) works flawlessly

             

            Sprint EVO Hotspot with or without security - Drops (shows testing)

            • 18. Re: List of working routers and setup

              Model/Brand: 3800HGV-B

              Firmware: 6.1.9.24-enh.tm

              Encryption: WPA2-PSK AES

              Other info: SSID broadcast on, 802.11b/g (mixed mode), power setting 10

              Remarks: Nook and Nook Color both connect and stay connected. Nook is v1.5 and NC is 1.0.1

              • 19. Re: List of working routers and setup

                I have Nook 3G/Wifi and I'm can't connect to my router.  I'm afraid if I change the settings in the router my Laptop won't be able to connect?  Any thoughts on that?

                • 20. Re: List of working routers and setup
                  If you are comfortable with changing wifi settings on your lap top you should be ok. Write down router settings d4 you change anything in case you have to go back. If your not comfortable maybe ask a friend that is to help. Lots of info on these boards try searching Wifi and browse. You c also list your route here. Maybe someonee has already done the setup and can help. Try and be patient. Wen you get it connected you will be smilin er to ear. :smileyhappy:
                  • 21. Re: List of working routers and setup
                    I have tried every possible suggestion made in these threads. I FINALLY got an internet connection by changing these 2 setting on my NetGear router. Changed the Mode to "up to 54 mbps" and changed Security Options to "WPA2-PSK [AES]" Honestly I don't know enough about routers to know what these settings will change, but there you have it. The NC should have come with a WARNING................Wireless probably WON'T work with routers older than 6 months. Hoping B&N come up with a patch allowing it to work with ALL routers.
                    • 22. Re: List of working routers and setup

                      My router is 2-3 years old, and my NC latched on to it, first try.  

                       

                      Old firmware, too.   :smileyvery-happy:

                       

                       

                       

                      • 23. Re: List of working routers and setup

                         


                        sg3594 wrote:
                        . . .  The NC should have come with a WARNING................Wireless probably WON'T work with routers older than 6 months. Hoping B&N come up with a patch allowing it to work with ALL routers.

                         

                        My NookColor connects just fine to my router and wireless access point and both are at least 4 years old.  I really think most of the problems with connecting wirelessly with the NookColor (and the nook classic) are simply due to a lot of people not understanding wi-fi and the various settings for security and connectivity.

                         

                        • 24. Re: List of working routers and setup

                          Great idea on the thread.  My info is:

                           

                          Model/Brand: Linksys WRT54GS

                          Firmware: v6.1.52

                          Encryption: WPA2-Personal [AES]

                          Other info: G (2.4GHz) wireless mode

                          SSID broadcast on

                          MAC filtering on

                          DHCP server mode on

                           

                          Remarks:  I used to disable SSID broadcast in the past, but enabled it when my NC would not connect to my network while manually inputting my WiFi info.  Enabled SSID broadcast and connected with no issues.  I then disabled broadcast and couldn't connect, even after my NC had my network info stored.  I've tried disabling and enabling SSID broadcast several times.  Each time I disable, no connection.  I re-enable and connect just fine. Go figure.

                           

                          I know the point of this thread is to list routers that work, so I apologize in advance.  If anyone has info as to why disabling SSID broadcast doesn't work (or can point me to a thread), I'd appreciate it.  Would prefer not to broadcast if I can get this to work.  Otherwise, not a big deal.  Thanks.

                           

                          • 25. Re: List of working routers and setup

                            Model/Brand: Cisco Valet 2010

                            Model: M10

                            Wireless N-router

                            Firmware: 2.0.03 Build 4

                            Software Version 1.3.11069.2

                            Connection Type: DHCP

                            SSID Broadcast enabled

                            WPA2/WPA mixed mode

                            Mac Filtering Disabled

                             

                            Bought this last year when I replaced my laptop.  Came highly recommended especially for the non techy savvy.  Of note, on the box under min sys requiements: Max performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specs.  Occasionally had some connection issues in general, which would force me to reboot, but changed some of the settings with cisco CS and ok now.  Also, with new purchase you get free CS for one year.  There are some language barriers at times, however, if your patient, their quite good at what they do and usually solve the problem.

                            • 26. Re: List of working routers and setup

                              1katie wrote:

                              Model/Brand: Cisco Valet 2010

                              Model: M10

                              Wireless N-router

                              Firmware: 2.0.03 Build 4

                              Software Version 1.3.11069.2

                              Connection Type: DHCP

                              SSID Broadcast enabled

                              WPA2/WPA mixed mode

                              Mac Filtering Disabled

                               

                              Bought this last year when I replaced my laptop.  Came highly recommended especially for the non techy savvy.  Of note, on the box under min sys requiements: Max performance derived from IEEE Standard 802.11 specs.  Occasionally had some connection issues in general, which would force me to reboot, but changed some of the settings with cisco CS and ok now.  Also, with new purchase you get free CS for one year.  There are some language barriers at times, however, if your patient, their quite good at what they do and usually solve the problem.


                              Oops.  So no major problems, but have noted that sometimes you get an error message, but you just have to reload the page. 

                              • 27. Re: List of working routers and setup

                                sg3594 wrote:
                                The NC should have come with a WARNING................Wireless probably WON'T work with routers older than 6 months. Hoping B&N come up with a patch allowing it to work with ALL routers.

                                not true.  My Belkin is at least 3 years old. I don't have the exact model but it's a wireless n router. I use WEP security because my laptop is so old that's all that will work. I have absolutely no problems with my NC, my Blu-Ray player or my Samsung Smart TV all connecting to my WIFI network.

                                 

                                And at work my WIFI access point is more like 5 years old and I don't have any problems connecting to that either.

                                 

                                 

                                • 28. Re: List of working routers and setup

                                   


                                  sandie52 wrote:

                                  sg3594 wrote:
                                  The NC should have come with a WARNING................Wireless probably WON'T work with routers older than 6 months. Hoping B&N come up with a patch allowing it to work with ALL routers.

                                  not true.  My Belkin is at least 3 years old. I don't have the exact model but it's a wireless n router. I use WEP security because my laptop is so old that's all that will work. I have absolutely no problems with my NC, my Blu-Ray player or my Samsung Smart TV all connecting to my WIFI network.

                                   

                                  And at work my WIFI access point is more like 5 years old and I don't have any problems connecting to that either.

                                   

                                   


                                  My three+ year old NetGear Rangemax router worked just fine with my NC.  :smileyhappy:

                                   

                                  • 29. Re: List of working routers and setup

                                    Addendum to my previous post.

                                     

                                    My sprint wireless hotspot (phone) set up for WPA (TKIP) and absolutely no problems.  No other info available as far as other settings.  Would probably have to call sprint for that info.  I believe another use said that WPA (TKIP) not supported by NC, but I have no problems

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