Fix Issues with 3Com® Wireless Router
3Com wireless routers are routers that make use of wireless technology. 3Com manufactures various networking devices. After making the network adapter to accept DHCP address, switch on power supply to the router and connect Ethernet cable to LAN port of system and LAN port of router. Type 192.168.1.1 in the web browser, use admin as default password and proceed through the steps by entering the time zone and method of IP address. The 3Com wireless routers make use of SNMP 1, SNMP 2c, and HTTP remote management protocol. The router also supports security features like firewall protection etc. 3Com routers come with Wireless router and 4-port switch. The frequency band used in the computer is 2.4 GHz. The routing protocol used in 3Com wireless routers are RIP-1, RIP-2, static IP routing etc. Some of the standards available in 3Com wireless routers are IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED etc.
Following are the common issues of 3Com wireless routers and tips to resolve:
- No access to LAN
- No access to Internet
- Signal loss
No access to LAN
If the network access is non-functional, then follow these steps. Resetting the router can solve the issue in most cases. In Wi-Fi connectivity, you have to check whether security key is set properly. WEP is the protocol used to add security to wireless Local Area Network based on 802.11 Wi-Fi standards. Check and update wireless security configuration in the computer network.
No access to Internet
You might find various issues with 3Com wireless routers. One among various issues is the problem while accessing the Internet. For fixing this, use the reset option to change the configuration settings to default factory settings. Press the 'Reset' button for 10 seconds to reset the entire settings. If you have messed up with any router settings then also you can adopt similar procedure.
Make sure that the signals are transmitted fully to the other computers in the network. The loss of signals is a major issue in wireless network. You need to place the router and adjust the settings such that other wireless devices are able to access the signals. You might need to place the wireless router in an open place and with minimum obstacles like concrete wall, metal casing, or any other devices that interfere with the network.
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