I have a MacBook Pro running Leopard 10.5.8. I have a Buffalo Wireless Router. A few days ago my friend and I got a new entertainment center and we needed to disassemble our modem and wireless router. When we reconnected the wireless and the modem the wireless would not work! We tried resetting the modem several times and reconnecting and disconnecting the chords. Why won't it work?!?!.. help?
The reason for your Buffalo router to not able to connect wirelessly could be because of various reasons, I will discuss a few troubleshooting techniques for the same, kindly follow them carefully:
1. Check Wired Connection: Make sure all the wires to your router and computer are in perfect working condition. Check your DSL cable too and make sure you have good internet connectivity.
2. Reset your router: If the wires are working fine and there is no issue with the internet connectivity then chances are your router might be facing some internal software conflict. For these kinds of situation, we recommend the user to reset their router to factory default settings. This will wipe out any kind of faulty settings or the small software snags. So press the "Reset" button at the back of your router machine for 30 seconds and then leave it. your router will be reset. Now try connecting to it again.
3. Reconfigure your router from scratch: If the above-two steps did not solve the issue, then reconfigure your router from scratch. Use automatic DHCP settings and create a strong password along with the configuration process. Try connecting your device now.
4. Update Drivers: If the above-given methods did not help you get to a solution then try updating your router's Driver and Firmware. These are software programs embedded into your router machine for better functionalities and control. These are vulnerable to getting out-dated or corrupted from time -to -time. So head over to your router's official website and download all available driver and firmware update onto your Mac and see if the issue has been resolved.
Hopefully, these methods helped you in resolving your router worries. In case you have any further doubts or queries regarding the same then feel free to respond back and I will try my level best to help you out.
All that I suggested was a way to get into the router to change the settings and it seems like that worked. So you now can connect with the wired connection and your phone.
Did you set the new security password in the other devices? As far as the quality of your wireless you are probably surrounded by wireless networks that will interfere.
Download and run the free INSSIDER wireless analyzer on a computer that has a wireless adapter to see the surrounding network by channel so you can try to avoid the stronger signals. Can you ping the router from the laptop that times out? Have you tried another DNS setting like the public Google DNS at 22.214.171.124?
Power cycling your Modem and Router might help:
Why Is My Buffalo Router Not Working Wireless?