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Title: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: alan3885 on December 26, 2011, 10:37:00 AM
I have a D-Link DIR-615 Hardware Version: E3 Firmware Version: 5.10 and I am using this as an access point with the DHCP disabled (secondary router) and my primary router is located down stairs and it is also a DIR-615 Hardware Version: B2 (192.168.0.1) and this issue didnít develop until later over time and I have made absolutely no network configuration or ISP changes at all the internet has been working fine confirmed with Time Warner Cable and for more than six months and I out the DIR-615 Hardware Version: E3 Firmware Version: 5.10 router has been bringing down the entire network/internet access and I can confirm this router is causing the network/internet to go down and windows notification will say the network only has limited access and I am also unable to access the router page (192.168.0.2) state I have to remove it and restart it itís so annoying is there anyway D-Link can take a look into this issue I believe this might be a bug and I confirmed on the website that this is the latest version.
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: FurryNutz on December 26, 2011, 10:56:29 AM
Have you turn off ALL options on the 615 AP like SPI, QoS and any filtering?
Make sure your using the LAN port in back of the 615 and not the WAN port for connecting it to the host router?

Try setting the wireless mode from Mixed ALL to single mode G?
Theres a sticky over on the DGL-4500 forum for turning a router in to an AP.
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: alan3885 on December 26, 2011, 05:40:32 PM
Yes I have always had the ethernet cable plugged into port one and I have really never had issues with this router and for the settings and features everything is pretty much set to default besides turning dhcp off, and ssid name is slightly different and why should I turn off N mode when the router is 802.11n device? It works fine for like one week and then just randomly it losses the internet connection (limited access)
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: FurryNutz on December 26, 2011, 06:05:25 PM
If you don't have any N supported devices then I would use Single mode G, If you do have N supported devices, try single mode N.

It's possible other wifi in the area could be effecting and interfering with the wireless. You can have the same SSID as the host router, you just need to make sure the channels are set manually to different, host put at 1, AP out at 6 or 11.
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: alan3885 on December 27, 2011, 08:20:08 AM
Ok I checked the channel and it set by default to : Enable Auto Channel Scan so we should be go there.
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: FurryNutz on December 27, 2011, 09:56:21 AM
I that set on the Host router or the AP? If the AP router, then set it to manual and set for a channel anything other than what the Host router is using.
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: alan3885 on December 27, 2011, 04:27:53 PM
The channel setting on both the primary and secondary router are set to default: Enable Auto Channel Scan
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: FurryNutz on December 27, 2011, 06:37:00 PM
Then set it to manual and set for a channel anything other than what the Host router is using.
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: alan3885 on December 30, 2011, 07:39:44 AM
I checked out the DIR-515 emulator and saw under wireless setup>wireless network settings and it has an option for access point and thought that was pretty cool and was wondering if they could add that option to the latest version of DIR-615 Rev E3 in the future through a firmware update and what are the differences between the DIR-615 vs 515 besides it sells for only $20 on NewEgg right now? I wish D-Link would also include or add a wireless guest mode/option like all Linksys and NetGear it's pretty neat and is such a standard feature so you don't give complete access to your entire network and sensitive system files/data If not intended to do when you have friends and guest over.
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: FurryNutz on December 30, 2011, 12:03:11 PM
Probably wont happen as this router is specifically designed for it's use and market area. They only make changes to FW if there is a major problem found or a security hole.
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: alan3885 on December 30, 2011, 03:25:52 PM
Anyways just a suggestion would like to see the DIR-615 Rev E3 and future to have an access point mode and te DIR-515 is cheaper/step below model just look at the model number and D-Link was nice enough to add/enable QoS engine to Rev B with F/W 2.25 and above so in my opinion adding a access point mode should be considered to be included and sound very simple an inexpensive to add.
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: FurryNutz on December 30, 2011, 06:58:21 PM
You can just turn it into a AP if you want to:
http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=40856.0 (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=40856.0)
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: alan3885 on January 08, 2012, 08:01:24 PM
So the acess point decided to act up and I determined below after I logged into the router status page for the DIR-615 Rev E3 it status shows disconnected and about of 0.0.0.0 and after I rebooted the router (about twice a week) then everything works fine how annoying:

Connection Type :   DHCP Client
Cable Status :   Disconnected
Network Status :   Disconnected
Connection Up Time :   N/A
        
IP Address :   0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask :   0.0.0.0
Default Gateway :   0.0.0.0
Primary DNS Server :   0.0.0.0
Secondary DNS Server :   0.0.0.0
Advanced DNS :    
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: FurryNutz on January 08, 2012, 08:04:47 PM
It will show disconnected for DHCP when your in AP.

What wireless modes are you using?
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: alan3885 on January 09, 2012, 10:54:31 AM
Here some additional info right now the dhcp and upnp is disabled I could not find an access point mode or any mode for this DIR-615 Rev E3 like on the DIR-515 and I also followed the instructions you provided from snother forums with the topic of interest posted from another forum on how to turn your router into an access point :

http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=40856.0 I followed these instructions

STATUS:

LAN
IP Address :     192.168.0.2
Subnet Mask :     255.255.255.0
DHCP Server :     Disabled

WIRELESS STATUS:

WIRELESS NETWORK SETTINGS
Enable Wireless : Always         
Wireless Network Name :      (Also called the SSID)
802.11 Mode : 802.11n Only
Enable Auto Channel Scan :    Checked
Wireless Channel :       
Channel Width : Auto 20/40
Visibility Status:       Visible





Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: FurryNutz on January 09, 2012, 12:11:04 PM
You can manually set a channel too and sometimes is preferred if you have other Wifi routers in the area. Find a channel thats open or not being used.
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: alan3885 on January 09, 2012, 04:35:39 PM
Ok I set it to channels manually for both routers channel 6 and 11 and also tried 1 and only this router is still acting and telling the computers that connect to it has limited or network access and I believe there might be a bug or issues with this firmware 5.10 version with H/W E3 Revision.
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: FurryNutz on January 09, 2012, 09:46:42 PM
Maybe someone can review your router settings with you using teamviewer. (http://www.teamviewer.com)
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: alan3885 on January 10, 2012, 05:28:49 AM
Anyways I hope someone from D-Link will help me and investigate into this issues to see if there is a bug in the configuration or firmware because we did everything we could do unless anyone can provide input would be greatly appreciated
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: FurryNutz on January 10, 2012, 07:01:28 AM
Send me a PM with ID and PW and a timeframe.
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: alan3885 on January 12, 2012, 11:28:41 AM
Strange I just got and setup my new DIR-515 Rev A1 can't find the "Mixed 802.11g/n mode only" and can only find "Mixed 802.11n/g/b or 802.11n only modes" was this is left out by mistake can someone from D-Link please fix or please explain this I have this "Mixed 802.11g/n mode only" on my other two routers DIR-615 Rev B2 and E3 and not on the DIR-515 come on D-Link make things consistent with basic features and settings like this and could be easily corrected or modified with a simple firmware update I mean seriously this is annoying and I hope D-Link changes, modifies, or at least  decide to take action to fix this as soon as possible or look into this I hope someday soon for the DIR-51X-61X series owners and finally gets the firmware updates and fixes it deserves are in the testing or in the works for better firmware quality and consistency across the neighboring families of product models.
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: FurryNutz on January 12, 2012, 01:00:28 PM
rev A is an early model and probably didn't have Mixed G and N when they developed it. Most A units have probably gone past End Of Life as reb Bs came out with QoS and Mixed G and N mode options. Mixed G and N modes wasn't a standard option in the beginning.
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: alan3885 on January 14, 2012, 07:48:36 AM
I believe the DIR-515 is a new model and cheaper entry level 300mbps class 802.11n router like the DIR-615 and it only has one hardware version and that is A1 so lets not assume so quickly that I just purchased an obsolete/discontinued model already and has it was released I believe fall 2011 and has the 802.11n final specification and not the draft 2.0 specification and is also certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance also.
Title: Re: DIR-615 Rev E3 Suddenly Losses Internet Connection
Post by: FurryNutz on January 14, 2012, 11:28:34 AM
The 515 might be set up that way and not have Mixed G and N modes. You'll have to ask D-Link about that. Might be some marketing plan or other uses for not having it. Honestly, I would probably investigate a different model router for your needs. D-Link makes many models to choose from and they all work well and do as designed for specific needs.