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Norton Core - Authentication errors after 2 hours
Received the Core after waiting a long 6 month pre-order time today to replace my LinkSys. I was irritated that Best Buy had the router on their shelves 1 month before mine shipped. Pretty easy to setup though through the app, but it did take about 6 attempts to setup since it would never complete and get an IP address. Cable modem was off for 5 minutes to clear the MAC/IP assignment from the old router.
Once it worked I was disappointed to see that it uses 172.16.0.0/16 and is not changeable. What? Does Norton even realize this is wrong and the private block has only a 20 bit mask? It should be 172.16.0.0/20.
After about 2 hours, all devices connected on the WiFi started having authentication errors. Checked the password, still correct. Rebooted my phone, tried turning the phone WiFi on/off, and rebooting the Core router, no luck. Powered the Core off for 10 minutes and back on, didn't fix it. Devices would just say "An authentication error occurred". If I changed the password to an incorrect password on a device, it would pop up with a password prompt to enter the correct one. So the Core was receiving the correct password, just authentication was broken.
Left it off for about 3 hours and went to dinner. Came back, turned it back on. It started working again. But after about 2 hours the exact same issue. It also stopped serving out IP addresses on the LAN ports.
I have switched back to my reliable LinkSys router for now. All I can do at this point is plug it into my LAN as a secondary device to test until it becomes stable.