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I have a NOOK e-Reader. Last week it suddenly disconnected from my WIFI & wouldn't re-connect. I'd had it for a number of years. I bought a new one. It will not connect to my WIFI. I was online with Cox for over an hour trying to fix the problem. They reset my modem. Didn't help. They gave me a new SSID & password. It didn't work. I contacted Barnes and Noble, explained the problem to them. They had no answers. But since my new e-Reader was under warranty, they said they'd send me a new one at no charge. It arrived today. It won't connect to my WIFI. Three devices, none will connect. Seems to me something is wrong with the WIFI, not the e-Reader. Anyone else encounter this? Anyone have any ideas? I'm beyond angry considering all the time I've wasted online and on the phone trying to get this fixed.
What model modem/router do you have? If it's a Panoramic gateway rented from Cox, I would swap it out at a store.
Does the Pano have an Auto Select feature for WiFi channels? If so, perhaps the Nook is opted for 1 channel...or perhaps the Nook ain't be this sophisticated.
It was the " Three devices, none will connect" that made me think there was something wrong with the gateway. Checking the channel selection and band steering is a smart idea to try before swapping out.
T'was a good read (Band Steering) until I got to this statement: "Both bands and all the associated functionality, channels, and range are still available."
"Still available" as what?
As a technology (WLAN), I'd presume channels would still be available with Band Steering because it's how WLAN works. Or does it mean channels are "still available" as administrative options with Band Steering enabled?
There is no IEEE standard for Band Steering so I guess the questions: in addition to automatically changing bands (2.4 & 5 GHz), does Panoramic Band-Steering automatically change channels within a band as well as change the width of channels?
If Cox would just describe on this page what their Band Steering actually adjusts: bands, channels, channel widths, etc.