02-08-2012 07:31 AM
I just added internet, and dug my Nook out of storage, problem is I can not connect to my wifi at home on it.. my laptop connects just fine. I have power cycled the router/modem , and did a factory reset on the Nook. If I take it to somewhere else with wi fi it connects just fine.
I initialize it at home, it asks for password, I enter it, it authenticates, connects then immidiatly disconnects.and disables,, does anyone have any ideas for me??
02-08-2012 08:04 AM
Does your wifi router check for MAC addresses? Some security schemes allow only known MAC addresses to connect. You will have to go to your wifi router and check if MAC filtering is enabled.
Also make sure that you set your Nook to connect with the correct security protocol WEP, WPA or WPA2 as your router is set up.
If you don't know make your Nook FO"RGET your home network and then try connecting again.
You can specify which type of security you want.
02-08-2012 05:25 PM
If your router does not support MAC access filtering, then you don't need to worry about it. Almost ALL routers do but by default it's usually turned off. If is is active, either turn if off or all the Nook's wireless MAC address to the allowed list.
02-09-2012 11:06 AM
thank you!... The stickers on my router, have a bunch of different numbers, one of them has MAC on it does that mean it is supported.. How do I add my nooks MAC addrss to the allowed list>?
No, every router has at least two MAC addresses, most have at least 3, one for each physical interface on the device. But that doesn't mean your router supports MAC filtering, but like I said before it probably does this is on of those common denominator features that almost all routers have.
As for how to add your Nook's wireless MAC address to your router, that depends on what exact router you have. Each model has their own mechanism and you should consult your manual for how to set it up.
This all said, I doubt your router is doing MAC filtering, most routers come with this feature disabled so unless you have turned it on, it's likely off. Which means your issue is somewhere else. But to help further, we need more specific information, like the exact router model and wireless settings, the network info from the Nook, etc.
02-15-2012 11:42 AM
That depends on how you setup your Nook. Normally, you let the Nook request an IP address from the gateway's DHCP server, so there is no static IP address to enter. If you configured the Nook to use a specific static IP, then that's your IP. But none of this has anything to do with the MAC filter as described on page 32 and 33. But the easest solution is to simply disable MAC filtering by selecing DISABLED for Enable Managed Devices, which is the default setting anyway.
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