You can test your Genius e285’s network connection using the WiFi menu. The WiFi menu allows you to view the network status and test your connection with both the Local Area Network (LAN) and the Wide Area Network (WAN), or with the internet using the ping function.
The WiFi screen displays the current network status, which can be one of the following:
- Down – If the Network is Down, your Genius e285 attempts to force a connection. If this attempt fails, your Genius e285 cannot connect to the LAN.
- Up – If the Network is Up and the gateway ping fails, your Genius e285 can detect the LAN, but cannot establish connection to the WAN. This can be due to a firewall, a closed port, or your Genius e285 being configured for DHCP when a static configuration is required.
To test your Genius e285’s connection, complete the following steps:
Step 1. From the home screen, press 1, 5, and 9 on the keypad at the same time.
Step 2. Use the keypad to type the password and then press Enter. The default password is 1166832.
Step 3. Navigate to the Ethernet menu and do the following:
a. Tap the Diagnostics tab.
b. Tap the Communication tab.
c. Tap the WiFi tab.
Step 4. Tap Ping.
Step 5. To check connectivity with your LAN, enter an IP address from your network.
To check connectivity with the WAN, enter an IP address from outside your network.
Note: For addresses with octets with less than three digits, use leading zeros. For example, to use the address 192.168.2.35, enter 192.168.002.035.
Step 6. Tap OK. Ping test results display on the WiFi screen.
Step 7. Press the Cancel button three times.
Step 8. Tap Run Applications.
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