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Author Topic: Wireless Channel select fails (bug?)  (Read 14965 times)

PietKlerkx

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Wireless Channel select fails (bug?)
« on: July 27, 2013, 04:26:10 AM »

My DIR-506L (FW 2.14EU) is connected in hot spot mode to internet. The Wi-Fi Hot Spot is at channel 9 and the D-Link also. Because the D-Link is now disturbing the signal of the hotspot I want to select another channel for the D-Link. No matter which channel I select or when I select the Auto Channel Scan function, the router is using that channel for about 2 seconds after it reboots (checked with Wifi Analyzer on Android device) and then reverts back to channel 9. When I return to the router settings the Auto Channel Scan check box is unchecked and the Wireless Channel option is back to 2.452 GHz - CH 9.

Further settings: B/G/N mode, channel width 20/40 Mhz
Changing to B/G mode or channel width 20 Mhz doesn't fix the problem

Is this a bug?
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Re: Wireless Channel select fails (bug?)
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2013, 10:13:59 AM »

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PietKlerkx

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Re: Wireless Channel select fails (bug?)
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2013, 12:47:57 PM »

Thank you for responding.
Never performed a factory reset. Immediately after purchase I updated the firmware, because others reported serious problems with older firmware.
After several attemps to change wireless chanel I performed again a firmware upgrade. (without factory reset)

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Furthermore I changed the D-Link to router mode. Then I was successfull to change the wireless channel. But after switching back to hotspot mode. The channel changed back to channel 9.
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Re: Wireless Channel select fails (bug?)
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 07:09:05 AM »

It's always recommended to set up the 506L out of the box and try the unit before doing any FW updates. These units work well out of the box and other reported problems could be localized or situational.

I recommend that you review this for doing any FW updates:
FW Update Process

Does the user manual state information about changing channels in Hot Spot mode?
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Re: Wireless Channel select fails (bug?)
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2013, 11:52:10 AM »

I read the information on firmware upgrades. Now I performed a factory reset. Did again several new attempts to change channel in hot-spot mode, but behaviour of device did not change.

In the user manual there is no description on how to change channels in hot-spot mode.
Changing of channels is described in the section 'Manual Wireless Network Configuration' for the modes: router, access point and repeater.
The manual configuration of hot spot mode is done in the section 'Manual Internet Setup'.

I activated the hot-spot mode using the wizard and then manually tried to change channel using the 'Manual Wireless Network Configuration' in the router configuration.
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Re: Wireless Channel select fails (bug?)
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2013, 07:49:58 AM »

And was using the Manual Internet Setup successful in changing channels.
Did you upgrade FW?
What version of FW is currently loaded?

If this is still not working for you, then I recommend that you phone contact your regional D-Link support office and inquire about hot-spot mode to see if manual channel configurations are support for this mode.

Let us know how it goes.
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Re: Wireless Channel select fails (bug?)
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2013, 03:15:34 AM »

Hi Piet,

Were you able to ever get the wireless channel to change? I am looking at purchasing this device too for use with hotspots.

I have a similar device from another manufacturer and I am unable to change the wireless channel when that device is in WISP (hotspot) mode too.

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Re: Wireless Channel select fails (bug?)
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2013, 01:04:12 PM »

Any status on this?  ???
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