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Linksys WES610N Frequently Asked Questions

 
1.    What should I do if my client device cannot communicate with the wireless router through the Wireless Ethernet Bridge?
 
To resolve this, follow the steps below:
 
Step 1:
Access the bridge’s web-based setup page. To learn how, click here.
 
Step 2:
Click the Wireless tab.
 
Step 3:
Select Manual for the Configuration View.
 
Step 4:
Make sure the security settings (WPA, WPA2, or WEP) match the security settings of your wireless network.
 
 
 
If you want the bridge to always use a static IP address, follow these steps:
 
Step 1:
Access the bridge’s web-based setup page. To learn how, click here.
 
Step 2:
Click the Network Setup tab.
 
Step 3:
From the Network Connection Type drop-down menu, select Static IP.
 
Step 4:
Enter the Static IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Default Gateway in the appropriate fields.
 
Step 5:
Click Save Settings.
 
3.    What should I do if the bridge-enabled computer or other wired, Ethernet device will not communicate with another wireless-enabled device such as a computer or printer?
 
To resolve this, check the following:
 
• Make sure the wireless-enabled device is on the same wireless network as the computer or other wired, Ethernet device connected to the bridge.
• Make sure that the same wireless network name (SSID) is used for all devices on the wireless network.
• Make sure all devices are on the same IP network, using compatible IP addresses.
 
 
To resolve this, check the following:
 
• The password is case-sensitive. Make sure that you are using the correct case(s) when entering the password.
• If you forgot your password, you can reset the bridge to its factory defaults.
 
QUICK TIP: To learn how to reset the Wireless-N Ethernet Bridge to factory defaults, click here. This will change the password back to "admin".
 
 
Click Refresh on your web browser. If the new settings are still not displayed, follow the steps below:
 
Step 1:
Unplug the power adapter from the bridge for five (5) seconds.
 
Step 2:
Re-plug the power adapter into the bridge.
 
Step 3:
On your web browser, click Refresh.
 
6.    What does it mean if the Power LED of my device flashes purple? 
 
There are three (3) instances where the Power LED would flash purple:
 
 While pressing the Reset button – After pressing the button for five (5) seconds, the Power LED would flash purple to indicate that the reset has been performed.
 While the device performs initial setup – As soon as you power ON your bridge, the Power LED would flash purple for about one (1) minute. After the given time, the LED will stabilize and flash blue.
• During firmware update – The LED will flash purple to indicate that the upgrade is in progress.
 
NOTE: If in any case the Power LED still flashes purple but is not related to the situations mentioned above, this could mean that your device’s firmware is corrupted. 
 
To resolve this, you can perform a firmware re-flashBy updating your firmware with a version similar to what you are currently using. A firmware re-flash will help in fixing the script of your device’s current firmware. To learn how, click here.
 
7.    What should I do if the changes to Wireless Multimedia (WMM) settings keep on reverting to “Background”?
 
To resolve this, you need to upgrade the firmware of your device. Upgrading the firmware fixes all the bug issues encountered by your current firmware version. For instructions, click here.
 
8Does the WES610N support WEP with ASCII format security key?
 
No. The WES610N only supports WEP with HEX format security key. If you are using the WES610N with a gateway that was set to WEP ASCII format, contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to get assistance.
 
9. Can I configure WES610N using HTTPS?
 
No, you cannot configure the WES610N using HTTPS.
 
 
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