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Windows 7: Cannot enable wireless setting in D-Link router

20 Jan 2014   #1
Mike99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Cannot enable wireless setting in D-Link router

I cannot enable the wireless setting on my D-Link 601 router. It is grayed out along with all the other wireless settings on that setup page.

I used to be able to turn it on & off. It's usually turned off but I turned it on a few days ago to look at the various settings. I never saved any changes.

FWIW the Wireless Setup Wizard is also grayed out. I noticed it was that way a few days ago when I was done looking at the settings while using the Manual Wireless Setup, but do not recall what it looked like earlier.

Any ideas on what I might have done & how to get back access to the wireless settings?


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20 Jan 2014   #2
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Try resetting the router to factory default.
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21 Jan 2014   #3
Mike99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Try resetting the router to factory default.
I thought about that & was hoping not to. All the wired stuff works & I'd hate to do a reset & then forget to click on some setting & spend more time trying to figure out which step I missed. But I'll probably end up doing a reset. I'll give D-LInk a call & maybe they have some simple solution.
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21 Jan 2014   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike99 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Try resetting the router to factory default.
I thought about that & was hoping not to. All the wired stuff works & I'd hate to do a reset & then forget to click on some setting & spend more time trying to figure out which step I missed. But I'll probably end up doing a reset. I'll give D-LInk a call & maybe they have some simple solution.
Well actually resetting the router is about the only way to fix these types of problems.

Very simple and also Standard procedure.
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23 Jan 2014   #5
Mike99

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Got it working.

Tried another PC, but settings still grayed out.

Saved configuration & did a reset. Success - everything looked OK.
Loaded original config. This set things back to grayed out condition.

Did another reset & success again.
Did not re-load original config as it must contain whatever is causing the problem.

The only thing that I had to change was the Router IP Address.

Note: I tried to Rep both of you but the system would not let me. Apparently it defaults to the last person & it would not let me do it again.
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23 Jan 2014   #6
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I'm glad it worked out.
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