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I have a Linksys E3200 router with a connectivity problem. The router doesn't allow the creation of connections for some reason. I can get the SSID of my wireless networks but when I try to connect from a Ubuntu or a Windows 7 laptop, the connecting phase just takes for ages but no connection is ever made. If I reboot the router, everything works fine for about a day or two and then the problem starts reoccurring.

Needless to say, it's very annoying. I have updated the firmware to the latest version and can't think anything else to do. Can anyone think of what I should try next?


The same problem exists with LAN connections but some devices aren't effected. The PS3 and iPad work fine even though laptops and the desktop fail to connect. This leads me to suspect the Linksys' DHCP server. I think all the devices that aren't functioning correctly have been assigned a static IP address and the ones the are fine are being served by the DHCP server.

Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening and how I can correct it?

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What are the two radios set to broadcast at? – Ramhound May 15 '12 at 13:46
Are you running the latest firmware from Cisco/Linksys? – CharlieRB May 15 '12 at 15:04

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