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How to Fix Nexus One Killing a D-Link Router

Posted: July 9th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: android, Tech Help | Tags: , , , , | 5 Comments »
Google Nexus One

The Awesomest Phone Ever

I had this problem… whenever I would walk into my house with my Nexus One, and it connected to the internet, my router would slowly die.  I would have to unplug the router from the power and plug it in again to fix it.  I think I’ve found the solution, at least for my DI-624 wireless – N router.

It turns out that there must be some problem with the Nexus One handling TKIP encryption, or at least with the way the D-Link DI-624 is sending it.  The fix for me was first to fix the router to channel 11.  This fixed some other issues with netgear equipment a while ago, secondly, and most importantly, force WPA2 encryption on your connection instead of auto or (WPA or WPA2).  You can try setting the encryption to AES only, but that didn’t work for me, it was only once I forced WPA2 that the issue went away.  I am running mixed B-G-N as well.  Now my Nexus One no longer kills the router.  I am not sure whether or not my PSP will work now on my router since I remember it not supporting WPA2 a while ago, but it may be enabled with the current firmware.  All of my other stuff can connect over WPA2 so it shouldn’t be a problem for me.  If you have some stuff that can’t use WPA2, then getting another router might be the best option.


  • http://Website Jenny

    Have you found that only your NexusOne does this? I have had a simular problem for a long time with my Dlink router and my laptop, could it be the same thing? If I was to replace my router, are there brands you recommend, I have heard that Linksys is the best.

  • http://www.owensperformance.com irv

    I would only buy the Apple AirPort Extreme. Apple tests it like crazy, and I have never heard of it ever locking up or having issues. Plus the antenna and speed performance are the best in its class.

  • http://Website Nick

    Hey irv,

    Funny you should mention that. I found your post while searching for the exact same issue I was having with my Nexus One killing my router – which is an Apple AirPort Extreme.

    Your solution helped fix my problem, so thanks!

  • http://Website Nick

    I can also confirm that unfortunately this solution means the PSP doesn’t work as it still doesn’t support WPA2 :(

  • http://www.csextrem.ro Extrem

    I prefer D-Link Router