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August 28, 2013 8:50:17 PM

I've been using a TP Link R460 dsl/cable router that was provided my by Isp.It's never been a problem but I decided to switch because I wanted wireless.

Today I bought a Belkin N450 wireless router and got it setup.The problem is it works fine with a wired connections but can't connect to internet with wireless even though my computer,phone,game system all say they get 100% signal.:fou: 

I called Belkin support and they were worthless just having me reset the router three times before telling me it must be defective even though i told them i already exchanged one that was doing the same thing because I thought it was a defect.

Other facts that may be important...
1.i use static IP
2.I don't seem to have a modem??? Just wire running from small phone jack thing in wall.Old router worked liked this though.

Any suggestions or troubleshooting ideas would be appreciated as i'm getting really frustrated now!:( 

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August 28, 2013 9:09:51 PM

Sounds like you're using FIOS DSL, explaining a CAT5 jack in your wall and no physical modem present. You can leave your static IP addresses but you may need to make sure your modem is still set to issue IP addresses (DHCP Server is enabled) so it will issue IP addresses to those pc's who request them. I'm not sure you can Static IP wirelessly. Another thing to try is:
- change wireless security type. If it's currently WEP, change it to another method
- make sure the wireless signal is set to the same GHZ as your wireless devices, but your wireless devices shouldn't see the network at all if that's it. Just worth changing if nothing else works. This is the 2.5Ghz/5Ghz/Dual Band setting

I'm sure you'll receive some other suggestions to try but if you're at a loss

If Belkin calls it defective, I'd take it back and pick up a different router brand after 2 duds in a row.
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August 29, 2013 8:04:49 AM

His connection to the internet works just fine so it's not the modem-to-ISP settings that are a problem. However great call Nagara1979 on the IP range for the DHCP server. If it's set to something silly like a range of 10, devices 11+ wouldn't receive an IP address and wouldn't be granted access.
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August 29, 2013 11:10:14 AM

bigwoofer said:
His connection to the internet works just fine so it's not the modem-to-ISP settings that are a problem. However great call Nagara1979 on the IP range for the DHCP server. If it's set to something silly like a range of 10, devices 11+ wouldn't receive an IP address and wouldn't be granted access.


I tried changing WEP to WPA but it didn't change anything.Also double checked my devices were same GHZ as router was giving and they were.Also checked the IP range and it was correct.

I just gave up and hooked my old TP Link back up and connected the Belkin to it and turned off it's routing settings and made it a Wireless Access Point only.It's working but just looks cluttered. :pfff: 

Thanks for the suggestions guys!
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