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Registered: ‎2012-08-09

Cannot connect anything (laptop/cell phone) to wifi on WNDR4500 router

I recently purchased a new WNDR4500 router on Ebay. It worked great for the first two weeks. I had all my wireless devices (Dell laptop, cell phones, ip cam) connected and running smoothly. Two days ago all wireless devices no longer connect to the router. The SSID still shows up on the laptop & cell phones but they will not connect. After running the repair function on laptop it says to contact the network administator (a.k.a... me) The blackberry cell phone says failed to associate with the network. I've begun the Netgear tech support thru email, giving them the symptoms and they've responded with the initial mickey mouse try this, give me more info response. So far I've loaded the latest firmware onto the router (and saved the version that was shipped with the device). I havent yet tried resetting the default facotry settings. Has anyone had any issues like this with this style of router? The desktop internet connection works fine, but it is wired directly into the router. I greatly appreciate anyones helpfuld advice/comments. Thanks!
Initial Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎2012-08-09

Re: Cannot connect anything (laptop/cell phone) to wifi on WNDR4500 router

I was able to do a factory reset and bring back connection to the cell phones. Havent tried the laptop yet, but I'm assuming it will work also. I'm thinking maybe the IP cam did me in. I left the monitoring software up for three days, keeping constant connection with the router. Its a Wainsview IP Cam. Could that have froze up the router and not allowed any other devices to connect prior to the factory reset? I setup a port forwarding address to the ip cam, but i would be surprised if that did me in? Any thoughts?
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Registered: ‎2012-01-12

Re: Cannot connect anything (laptop/cell phone) to wifi on WNDR4500 router

if your really curious try to replicate what happen and you will get your answer
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