i have tried to connect 2 different hp printers to the network and they both will not connect.was working 2 days ago
The Arris SBG6782 modem went through a firmware upgrade a few days ago, and it sounds like the wireless encryption type is not being recognized by your printers now. Please try the following and let me know if this works for you:
1) Sign in to the modem settings at http://192.168.0.1
2) Click on the Wireless tab then Primary Network Settings, and change the Wireless Security type to WPA-PSK
3) Click Apply
The problem is only affecting your wireless printers and you still have other computers/devices in your home which are still connecting normally through wireless, is this correct?
When you go through the steps to reconnect your printers to your wireless network (this likely involves looking for the wireless network name/SSID, entering the wireless password, etc.) does your printer return any errors?
What kind of modem are you using (please provide the model number if possible)? Do you have any other network equipment such as an external router connected?
the modem is ariss sbg6782 everything else is working the printer stopped working 2 days ago i tried every way to reconect no go . bought brand new printer will not conect to wireless any way. printer works wired . wtf!
Are other devices (such as laptop, phone or tablet) able to connect to the wifi modem?
And does the modem's SSID (network name) show up on the printers when they are scanning for wifi connections? When you're running the scan, push the WPS button on the modem for 10 seconds too.
the printer(s)see the network but the network cant see the printers
If the printers see the SSID, I don't see why they're not able to connect. What exact error does it say on the printers when you try to chose the wifi modem?
just always says cannot conect , ithink there is something wrong with the router.. i have tried to reset router by unpluging,using reset hole.checked all setings in configuration.reset computers ,reset printers .everything. nothing works for wifi
i have tried to use pin code,button on top ,pass phrase,put in manual mac address,nothing
that worked . i probly didnt need the new printer
does that lower my security settings?
A little bit, yes, but you won't have to be on it for long. Tonight we are rolling back the firmware update of the Arris modem, so in the morning you can powercycle your modem to get the new firmware, then change your setting back to WPA2/WPA.
cstasko - theoretically yes, but realistically no. In about 20 minutes of attacking, an attacker could put a 596 byte packet on your network without needing to associate to the network. This isn't much data, and mostly could be used for denial of service. A DoS attack that would have to happen within 300 feet of your access point. Not much of a real thing.
There are some theoretical weaknesses in the RC4 encryption method used by WPA (TKIP + RC4) but they haven't been actually demonstrated, as computing power for a practical attack isn't available to the researchers.
So, from a practical standpoint, WPA is still 'quite very good' security at this time. WPA2 (CCMP + AES) is better, but at this point it's all rather academic to the best of my understanding.
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