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Registered: ‎09-25-2016
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WMD 32GB will not allow a unique SSID and Password to be set up

Sir / Ma'am,

 

I have received a new WMD 32GB.  I updated to Firmware 3.04.  I was able to reset the Admin password without a problem.  However, the unit will not allow a unique SSID and/or Password to be created for its own network.  I typed the info into the Settings/Change Wi-Fi Settings page, with WPA security selected.  It will allow me to type the info in to the data fields and select Done.  But then provides the following error message.  

 

"Error:Fail   Action could not be completed.  Please try again later."

 

I also tried to only set a password, with WPA, using the default SSID name ("SanDisk Media 6B23").  This did not work either.  I have attempted this over the course of a couple of days.  The unit is fully charged.  It has no problem connecting to my home Wi-Fi network.    

 

Additionally, on my iPad's device Settings/Wi-Fi page, the SanDisk Media 6B23 is visible and connects without a problem.  But it says "Security Recommendation" under that network name.  I'm assuming that is because there is no password set.  

 

I need for this unit to be secure before I am able to use in public.  Any suggestions?  

Thanks,

Lee

 

 

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Re: WMD 32GB will not allow a unique SSID and Password to be set up

I would suggest resetting the WMD. If the same occurs it may be defective and may need to be replaced. 

 

Reset instructions. Try the 10 second reset. if that does not work try the 25 second reset

http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/8650/ 

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-25-2016

Re: WMD 32GB will not allow a unique SSID and Password to be set up

drlucky...   Thanks for the suggestion.  I tried both the 10 second and the 25 second resets.  Neither fixed the problem.  

Newbie
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-25-2016

Re: WMD 32GB will not allow a unique SSID and Password to be set up

drlucky..... Ok, I called SanDisk and they figured out the problem with me on the phone.  The Wireless Media Drive passwords will NOT accept any special characters or spaces.  Numbers and upper & lower case letters only.  Same for the SSID, except spaces are Ok for the SSID.  Hope this helps anyone else who may read this.