Nothing at all has been changed since I have used this router and or my newish laptop but as of last night my TRENDnet router does not want to work it is either giving me "Limited" connectivity or none at all. Only Status and WAN were lit up green and now only Status is blinking and my router doesn't even show up as being able to even try to connect to it. I've tried unplugging and replugging in everything and waited overnight. I've tried to go to my default gateway status page but it says I need some kind of username or password and even resetting the router does not help with any of these problems. I am using a windows 8 laptop and the TRENDnet model is TEW 432 BRP. My WEP key was and always has been the same too. Nothing has changed besides loss of connection. any help please?
We will discuss in detail on how to make Trendnet Router work again, if the issue is not with the hardware. Follow the instructions carefully:
1. Check all your connections: Check all the wired connections to your router i.e it is getting a constant power supply. Check the socket to which it has been connected, whether the switch is ON or not. These may seem basic but people make most of the common mistakes.
2. Check your internet connectivity: Connect your Trendnet router to your computer using an Ethernet cable. Insert one end of the cable in the LAN port of your router and other end to the computer. Try opening a website, if you are able to access internet good, otherwise contact your ISP.
3. Check the lights on the router: Check whether the lights on your router is stable or not, i.e when you switch on your router the lights keep blinking or becomes stable after a while. Generally the lights should get stable after a few minutes.
4. Reset your router to factory settings: This is the last option, if anything doesn’t work press the “Reset” button at the back of your Trendnet router for around 30 seconds. This will reset the settings of your router to the time when it was manufactured. Although, all your settings like your Wi-Fi name and Password will be erased but the router should start working just fine!
If the hardware of your router is fine and there is no issue with it, then these troubleshooting techniques should be able to get you to a solution. In case these steps are not helping, there is a possibility that the hardware of your device has failed.
By going through your query it seems that your router is at fault, i.e it is faulty and needs to be updated. I will discuss certain methods to resolve the issue, follow the instructions below-
Check all your connections: This might seem basic but causes most of the issues, so make sure everything is connected properly, your router and laptop both are connected to a power supply. If everything is in its place move to next step.
Check your internet connectivity: To make sure your internet connection is running fine, connect your laptop directly to the laptop using a LAN or Ethernet cable. Now open your web browser and try connecting to a web page. If internet connection is working well move to next step.
Configure your router: First, reset the router by pressing the “Reset” button at the back and connect your laptop directly using a LAN cable. Enter 192.168.0.1 in your browser’s address bar. It will take you to the default router page. Enter “admin” in SSID field and leave the “Password” field blank. Now go to the bottom left of the page and click on “Restore default settings”. Your router will be reset to its factory settings.
Update Firmware: You need to update the firmware of your router as these contain encoded messages for the router to function properly. So head to your vendor’s website and update the firmware.