I have the following problem –
Purchased a brand new 250gb Slim yesterday, mainly to use in conjunction with my media centre pc. Unboxed it, plumbed it all in and started the set-up. Picked up the wifi no problem, full signal strength, entered the Wifi key and started the test – Unable to connect to the wireless network. (not just the internet, the wireless network)
Re-entered the key to make sure it was correct, tried again, same issue.
Rebooted the router, same issue.
I have the Edimax BR-6754n router, which I have used for the last 12 months with no issue. The wireless security is configured to WPA2-AES as this allows the full 300mbps wifi connection, which I use and all of my PC’s. In to the back of the router over Gigabit LAN I have a Synology NAS box, hence wanting the 300mbps wifi speed.
After some head scratching and googleing (Is that the term?) I turned off the wireless security and the Xbox connected perfectly, I updated the software as it prompted me to and I turned back on the security, hoping that in some way the update would fix my problem, unfortunately it hasn’t, I was stiull unable to connect.
I have checked Edimax’s website and I have the latest router firmware installed. Everything else on my network works perfectly and I always have great signal and 270mbps + connection speeds.
Clearly there is an issue with the security, the xbox.com site recommends WPA2-AES so I’m not sure what I can do, I obviously don’t want to run an unsecured network and I don’t want to lose the higher connection speed on all of my other equipment just to keep my Xbox happy.
Has anyone come across this issue before with an Edimax router? From the reading I’ve done some Belkin routers seem to have similar issues, I’m not sure if maybe the chipsets etc are a common part for Belkins and my Edimax.
The Xbox is in a different room to the router so an Ethernet cable is not a solution, besides what’s the point in having all this wireless kit if you have to resort to cables.
Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated.