What linksys model do you have? I can test with open authentication tonight on mine, but I haven’t seen any problems with linksys routers.
You really should use WPA security. Authentication and Encyption are a must for me.
What step below do you see the problem?
Q: What are the steps that the Connect performs when connecting to a WiFi network?
A: There are typically three steps when the Connect starts WiFi.
FINDING NETWORKS – Available networks are identified and presented. You can select an available network or choose ‘hidden network’ (if you know the SSID of a hidden network). When you successfully connect to network, the network name and password is saved in the ‘PREFERRED NETWORKS’ list. If a Preferred Network is available, the Connect will automatically select it and send the password information to connect to it.
CONNECTING TO NETWORK – the Connect is authenticating and associating with the WiFi network access point. If the Connect completes this step, then you know the security settings are compatible, the password was correct and you successfully connected to the access point. If you fail this step but connected to this network before, delete the network from the ‘PREFERRED NETWORKS’ list so you can manually enter the password (as something might have changed since it was last saved).