On January 9, 2023, a new firmware was rolled out for the Linksys WHW030X device. Its whole objective was to implement new security settings for the WiFi. However, users started facing issues right after the firmware was rolled out. They have reported on certain configurations exhibiting child nodes continuously showing a blinking blue light or loss of client connectivity. More than eight months of the year have passed, but still, a lot of users are struggling to make amends with the Linksys WHW030X child nodes are losing connectivity issue. In case, you are one of them, take our advice and follow the tips outlined in this blog post. They will surely help you out.
[Fix] Linksys WHW030X Child Nodes Are Losing Connectivity
To resolve the “Linksys WHW030X child nodes are losing connectivity” issue, the one and only solution is to toggle the WPS button ON and OFF. This can be done either via the Linksys application or the web browser method. We have explained both of them in this post. You can implement any that you like.
1. Via Linksys Application
Here is how you can try to fix the “Linksys WHW030X child nodes are losing connectivity” issue with the help of the mobile application:
- In case you have not yet downloaded the Linksys application yet, do so by accessing the GOOGLE PLAY STORE or the APPLE APP STORE.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD LINKSYS APP?
For those of you who have not downloaded the application, here are the instructions which you need to walk through to execute the process:
- Search for the application by entering its name in the search bar.
- Tap the SEARCH icon.
- From the displayed results, select the Linksys app and hit DOWNLOAD.
- Wait for the application to get downloaded as well as installed.
- After the installation process ends, launch the application on your mobile device and go to the MENU icon. You will find that it is located in the upper-left corner.
- Tap the WIFI SETTINGS button. Once done, scroll down and select the CONNECT A DEVICE WITH WPS option. Toggle the WPS button ON and OFF.
- In case the WPS is disabled, enable then disable WPS and if the WPS is enabled, then do the opposite, i.e. disable the enable WPS.
By any chance, if you found this method difficult to resolve the issue at hand, then it is recommended that you read the next one.
2. Using Manual Method
Prior to reading the instructions mentioned below, ensure that your Linksys WHW030X device is properly plugged in and powered on.
- Switch on your laptop and gain access to an internet browser.
- Make sure that the browser is running on its updated version.
- Apart from this, it should not be accumulated with cache, cookies, or history.
You should know that depending on the internet browser that you are using right now to log in, you may come across errors. They can occur when accessing a router that requires using an HTTPS connection.
So what to do in this case? Well, you need to follow the steps mentioned below depending on the browser which is in use right now:
- Google Chrome: Click on Advanced > Proceed to 192.168.1.1
- Mozilla Firefox: Click on Advanced > Accept the Risk > Continue
- Microsoft Edge: Click on Advanced > Continue to 192.168.1.1
- Locate the address bar or URL field located at the top.
- It is recommended that now you enter the default web address or IP address.
- Once the next window appears, click the mobile image as given below.
- As soon as that is done, enter ADMIN as the default administrative router password.
- Clicking the SIGN IN button will take you to the next dashboard.
- Select the WIFI SETTINGS button and wait for the next window to open./li>
- Select the WIFI PROTECTED SETUP tab and toggle the WPS button ON and OFF.
- WPS disabled? Enable it and click APPLY or OK, then disable it and vice-versa.
After toggling the WPS button on and off, check if the “Linksys WHW030X child nodes are losing connectivity” issue has left you for good.
As mentioned in the introduction of this blog post, still many users are stuck with the “Linksys WHW030X child nodes are losing connectivity” issue. Considering you are one of them, we are hoping that after following the solution mentioned above, you will easily be able to get rid of it. In case, you are experiencing the same issue with any other Linksys Velop model, then remember that the same hack can be implemented. For your info, to log in to fix the issue, avoid using the myrouter.local login address. Instead use the other web address, i.e. linksyssmartwifi.com. If you want to learn why we are suggesting this, then it is recommended that you refer to the user manual of your networking device.