dealscrystalview n series instant wifi router/repeater…

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Just got mine. The web interface has a problem that won't let you change the configuration if you try to set it up as a repeater using the manual's instructions. Not such a deal after all.

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@ryantg: I may have found the problem. It's just a rebranded Tenda A5 and most likely still can't handle passwords over 8 characters. I'm not willing to sacrifice that much of my security for so little convenience.

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@ryantg: Verified the 8 character limit. Requested an RMA because I consider an 8 character password limit to be a manufacturing defect. If they won't take it back, I'll give it to Goodwill as a tax write-off. I couldn't in good faith give this thing to anyone I might have to face later.

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This is a great product for what it is selling on the market today. The only issue I was having was trying to figure out the instructions from the booklet. So I searched the internet and found this video on youtube, without this it was difficult trying to figure out how to set it up.

http://youtu.be/t5AMhdrfaDM

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I had all the problems mentioned but I couldn't let this thing beat me :)

My problem was my original router was set at WES and the new router (CrystalView) didn't have that as an option so,

1) In your browser type 192.168.1.1
2)This will log you in to your existing router. When prompted enter User Name:admin and Password:password
Yes the username is admin and the password is password (These are the original settings from the factory)
3: On the left side you will see, Wireless Settings. WES is probably selected. Change this by selecting,
WPA-PSK [TKIP] + WPA2-PSK [AES]
4) Press Allow. You will be prompted to enter your password. Enter the word password
5) Now access your new router (CrystalView) by entering 192.168.2.,1 in the browser
Follow the instructions to set up the new browser but this time where it asks for SECURITY MODE choose WPA-PSK
6) Right below Security Mode you will see WPA/WPA Algorithms, select TKIP&AES
Press Allow. It should re-boot. Now try google.com . Good Luck