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Devices can see router but cannot connect

Q: Devices can see router but cannot connect

My wireless devices are having a hard time connecting though my router. They see the router and can connect to it but cannot get on the internet. When I go into my router and check Wireless Status to see connected devices the window is empty. Usually if I reboot my router some of my devices will connect but if I leave them idle for any amount of time the connection is dropped. Suggestions. I have Dell 530 desktop running Vist Home Premium and the router is Dlink Dir 615. The desktop has no issues connecting to the internet as it is connected through LAN port

A: Devices can see router but cannot connect

Please show for the Dell 530 and, if any of the other devices are running Windows, the following ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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I have a D-Link DIR-652 router, and I can see that it is broadcasting but I cannot connect through my laptop, tablet, or phone. Sometimes it will let me connect but other times it says it is unable to. I can connect when I plug into the router through a cable. I'm doing that now, and I did an ipconfig/all in case it's helpful to see that:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Kyle-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 82-B9-A5-D2-D0-5B
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : ASIX AX88772B USB2.0 to Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 9C-EB-E8-02-9E-37
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::7830:64d7:7d49:c0fb%18(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, February 15, 2013 8:52:29 AM
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A:Router is broadcasting but no devices can connect

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Hi everyone. Ive been having a problem with my Netgear WGT624v3 router. Its broadcasting the WIFI signal ok. My devices pick it up but cannot connect. If i go and unplug the router and then plug it back in all the devices connect. They will stay connected for several hours but then the connection will drop. They can still see the router and they try to connect but i have to unplug it and then plug it back in, then they all connect again. Its happened with my phone, my laptop and my Kindle Fire. Any ideas guys? Thanks.

A:Devices sees Router but will not connect

can we see the following form one of the wireless pc when connected and working and the repeat ALL the tests when it disconnects

ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste

Ping Tests
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need... Read more

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Basically, what's happened is that after transferring my old PC's data onto my new one, and putting that one in place of my old one, therefore hooking up my modem to it, my wireless devices have been having trouble connecting to the router. Everything's hooked up fine, and it was working perfectly before, but now my devices such as my laptop and Droid Pro can SEE the router (As in connect to it and say that they are getting excellent signal strength), but when I try to open my browser, it asks as if I'm not connected to anything at all. The PC that's wired to the modem through the router works fine, however.

A:Wifi devices can see router but not connect.

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Just recently my Lenovo laptop w/Windows 8.1 will not connect to my Vizio wireless router but it was fine a few months ago. This laptop will connect to my AT&T modem/router.
All my other wifi devices connect to both routers. The only one that does not is the Lenovo laptop with Windows 8.1. I suspect the last windows update screw up my connection. My laptop will connect to Vizio router wired. Every time Microsoft updates I get problems. Vizio router is xwr100. Any suggestions?

A:All devices connect to router except Windows 8.1 Laptop

If you are using both the Vizio router and Att gateway, you would need to place the Vizio behind the Att gateway in a DMS Plus zone

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Earlier today i decided to format my desktop computer. I got a windows xp disc from my nan and put it in. I formatted my computer.

When it finished i checked device manager and there is no devices. I don't know what i can do. My router is all set up and working fine and i am on the internet on my laptop. The ethernet cable is plugged into my desktop but it wont connect to the internet.

Please help me


A:Formatted PC with Windows disc, no devices and cannot connect to router

what you need are the drivers for your PC.
If it is from Dell,HP or similar go on their support page and get drivers for your PC there.
If this is self built PC, than you will need to know what are the components inside,especially network card and than download the drivers.
I suppose you will download drivers on your laptop.Put the drivers on an USB key or CD and then install them on your desktop. usually once the chipset and network card is installed, the rest you can download directly on this PC. Do not forget to install anti-virus software and do the updates.

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Evening all ! 
This is is driving me bonkers !
I recently changed the wireless access password on my BT Infinity router and disconnected every device - including 4 phones, 2 iPads a laptop and an aging Vista PC. 
I've changed all the passwords on all the devices and they all connect again to the hub under the new password - except the PC ! 
The PC connects via a Belkin USB adapter.
The wireless network appears - highlight, click connect - says getting information from BTHub, eventually asks for the password - enter my new password - and immediately get Windows cannot connect. 
Things I've tried :
Rebooted BTHub
Rebooted PC (several times)
Control Panel > Network and sharing centre > Manage Wireless Networks  and deleted network profiles. 
Deleted the USB adapter and reinstalled. 
The Belkin device is working OK as I can connect to an non-secure BT Hotspot on the PC and it's blue light flashes (as normal) when communicating with the BTHub.
Any advice greatly appreciated - this is the Old machine I've dedicated to the kids for You Tube etc. - they ain't happy !!!!!!!!!
Many thanks
Blue Sierra 

A:Changed wireless router password for security - all devices connect except PC !

Was the driver downloaded from the Belkin site? Right click the adapter in Device Manager and select Properties. Under the Details tab select Hardware IDs in the dropdown box. Copy and paste the first line in your next post. There may be a later driver available, especially if an intel chipset is used.
What is the model number of the Belkin? Did you change the encryption type on the router? i.e. from WPA to WPA2? TPIK to AES?

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I have 2 laptops, an ipad, and 2 smart phones using a dlink router. All devices connect to the router beautifully but will not access the Internet.
Both laptops will access the internet when hardwired to the modem via Ethernet cable.
Rebooted the modem, rest the router, still no connection.
Reset router and one laptop can access the Internet. The other one can't.
ipad and 2 smart phones will not access the Internet even after the reboot of both the modem and router.

It would seem that one laptop at a time can access the Internet through the router with a lot of rebooting and resetting of the router.

I spent a long while on the phone with my Internet Provider and they were no help.
Any suggestions sure would be appreciated.

This is a new problem as all devices have formerly worked great.

A:Solved: Devices access the router great, but can't connect to the Internet.

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As it says on the tin really! I am an absolute non technically minded person so have no idea how to even start trying to fix this problem. A few weeks ago our router quite happily let multiple devices attach wirelessly to the internet at once but in the last couple of weeks it has started only allowing one device at a time to connect to the internet. If say my partners work laptop is connected then our home laptop/iPad can see the wireless router but it will not allow them to connect to the internet anymore. Can anyone help me to try and sort this please...I can use my computer for basic things but am in no way technically minded so please be very clear and simple with any help you are able to give.


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I have been unable to connect to anything on my wired network, for about the last week. I don't remember making any changes however, I just became unable to connect.

I having done a little troubleshooting.

1. I can connect to the shares of my Windows Home Server if I use the IP address. The name does not resolve.

2. Flushed DNS and restarting DNS server. Flushing DNS works on one client, to allow browsing by the name & restarting DNS works on the other. However neither works after a restart.

3. Only my Wifi clients are experiencing this issue. My wired clients, desktops, PS3, Xbox 360, and Boxee can connect perfectly.

This issue is not limited to my server. I can't connect to shares on my desktop, nor print to my wired printer.

Some network background:

I have DSL through CenturyLink and have a Linksys E2000 router.

Sent a test page from one laptop to the printer at 6:36pm, it finally printed at 6:48pm....

A:Can't Connect Wifi Devices to Wired Devices

What security software do you have on your wireless machine? Is it part of the same workgroup as the rest of your machines?

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Is it possible connect one DSL router with RJ45(LAN) output to Wifi ADSL router with RJ11 (telephone) input?

I want to use the wifi only on this adsl router.

a had find also
RJ11 to RJ45 Adapter

Converts RJ11 to RJ45 and Visa versa. Useful for connecting ADSL broadband modems to network switches etc. Uses the middle 4 cores to transmit the data.

Is this adapter work also in other way RJ45 to RJ11?
Enyone tried this?

Thanks for advice.

A:Connect one DSL router with RJ45 output to Wi-Fi ADSL router with RJ11 input?

steveke999 said:


Is it possible connect one DSL router with RJ45(LAN) output to Wifi ADSL router with RJ11 (telephone) input?Click to expand...

only if connected in a not obvious manner

I want to use the wifi only on this adsl router.
a had find also
RJ11 to RJ45 Adapter

Converts RJ11 to RJ45 and Visa versa. Useful for connecting ADSL broadband modems to network switches etc. Uses the middle 4 cores to transmit the data.

Is this adapter work also in other way RJ45 to RJ11?Click to expand...

no, that will not work as it is only a 'wire connector' and not a signal converter.

here's how; do not put anything into the RJ11 slot on the ADSL WiFi router.

connect an ethernet cable from a LAN slot on the router connected to the phone line
TO another lan slot on the WiFi router. This will cause the WiFi router to act very much
link a switch. Just be sure the DHCP service (on this device) is disabled and only the primary router has DHCP active.

You will still need to setup the WiFi configuration (but do so ONLY with a wired connection to it).

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I was trying to make my sister-in-law's wireless connection secure (they've had wireless set up for awhile unsecured), and all seemed to go well until magically, it didn't. It allowed me to set up a password -WPA2/Personal, it was fine, other devices (ipod Touch and another laptop) connected to the network by putting in the right key. HOWEVER, the original laptop, now wants no part of connecting to this network. It finds the network, but doesn't even let me get to a stage at which I need to enter the WPA key. It automatically says it can't connect, and is very useless when I hit "Diagnose the problem". I am only marginally less clueless than the people that asked for my help, so please don't get too technical on me. I have spent hours trying to figure out what the problem is, and though I know it's obviously something with the computer's setting, I don't know what that is.

When I go to the Network and Sharing Center, rather than being a three-way "map", it's two - the computer, then the internet. There is nothing (ie, router) in between. I have no idea how to get that step back in there.

I have connected the router to the laptop directly, and an internet connection does come up, so it isn't an ISP issue. The wireless does work with the devices mentioned above, as well as my own laptop, just not the central laptop.

I understand it may be a TCP/IP issue (or something like that), but I don't kn... Read more

A:Wireless router problem - laptop finds router, refuses to connect

That IPCONFIG shows a direct connection to a broadband modem. If that's when you're connected to the router, something is amiss.

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Hi friends ...

I hav bsnl broadband connection in my home.... I connected a tplink wired for browsing...

I also have a belkin wireless router..... I connected those routers.... And only wired communication is possible
and i cant access in wireless connection... Pls help me

i m sttuggling....

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This is the idea, I have DVR for CCTV and I need to configure it for port forwarding, and since it has only LAN connection it is not possible to connect in pocket wifi, so i used to have a wireless router since it has a LAN connection. But I do not know how to do this connection as the wireless router to be a bridge in my pocket wifi to DVR, Anyone know how to do this? Thanks!

A:How to connect pocket wifi to wireless router, to connect the dvr for cctv?

I'm not at all sure I understand. Are you trying to use the wireless router as a Wireless Bridge (to connect to the pocket wifi via wireless and the DVR via ethernet)? If so, does the router have wireless bridge (or AP Client) mode?

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I have a lenovo u160 running windows 7, a couple of days ago it seemed my computer was infected with something, giving a series of security warnings I had not seen before (not av security suite). It slowed the computer down for a few minutes.

After closing these messages, there seemed to be no problem, but then my computer was no longer connect to the internet. It connects to our router/wireless network, but not to the internet.

I tried resetting and unplugging the router and the modem, but still no luck. We have two other computers on the same network that are connecting to both the network and the internet.

I tried running rkill and malwarebytes twice and no malicious items were detected.

I restored the computer to an earlier point (2-3 days earlier)

On the toolbar in the bottom right of the taskbar, it shows a 5 white signal bars, with a "!" inside a yellow triangle.
If I click on the network button it states it is "connected" to the network. It describes the connection as "excellent" (4-5/5 bars).

Above the display of the available networks, it states

"currently connected to:
Unidentified network
No Internet access"

I am not computer savvy and have not run into this problem before. Thanks for your time and help.

A:possible infection, now can connect to router/wireless network, but does not connect to the internet

Hello,And welcome to, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Full Scan"... Read more

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My small home network is connected to a Z100G Zone Alarm router via wires. This router has WiFi but I do not use it as it is not wireless N capable. I would like to have wireless N to stream movies to a wireless N BluRay player. I would like to keep the Z100G because of the firewall function.

Can I just connect a new wireless N router to the Z100G? If so, would it then be best to connect all the network computers to the new router either via wired or wireless?


A:Solved: Connect Wireless Router to Wired Router?

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Hey all,

I'm trying to connect my wireless router to my wired router.

Ideally I want the following: internet--> A --> 3 PCs + B -->itouch+ps3 +laptops

A: Gnet External ADSL modem with 4-port switch bb0055 (note: this is a modem/wired router)
B: Trendnet Wireless router tew-639gr

All 3 PCs have internet, so i'm sure my wired router is working properly. Using an ethernet cable, I've connected a Lan port in my Wireless router to a Lan port in my Wired router. My itouch, ps3, and laptops can connect to my wireless but I'm not getting any internet. I've also been able to access my wireless settings and change a couple of things.

From what I've read online, In B, I need to turn off the LAN DHCP and change my LAN IP Address. I've tried a couple of things but it still isn't working. Also what should I set my WAN settings to in my wireless router?


A:Solved: Connect Wireless Router to Wired Router

Nvm fixed it somehow...

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I own two routers - D-Link DSL-504 (ADSL, not wireless) and D-Link DIR-635 (wireless).

The set-up used to be like this:
- Internet (ADSL) cable pluged in DSL-504 router
- PC connected to DSL-504 via Ethernet port
- DIR-635 connected to DSL-504 (Ethernet port to 'Internet' port) - DSL-504 works as a 'modem'
- Laptop wirelessly connected to DIR-635

Everything has worked (note: it wasn't me who set this up).

Unfortunatelly I have reseted the DIR-635 (wireless router) because of some troubles. Now the wireless router doesn't connect to the Internet. I can connect either computer via cable with the first router and it works like a dream. Computers can also see the DIR-365 router when connected to it via cable, but it does not see the Internet.

I've switched the setup on and off several times. Cables work. Computers work, they can see Internet from other sources.

I guess I need to configure the wireless router in some certain way, but I really have no idea, how.

I'd be grateful for your help.

A:Solved: Router cannot connect to Internet (via another router used as a modem)

Probably IP Address conflict as both D-Links would usually use for default internal (LAN) IP.

You would need to change the LAN IP address of the DIR-615 to another subnet such as for a modem LAN port to router WAN (Internet) port connection unless the DIR-615 can be set as an access point. Will need to check the User Manual to see. Will pull up a PDF and check.

Another option would be to set up using the following method by John Will.
Connecting two soho routers in a network
Tutorial from Johnwill from the Networking Forum

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect ... Read more

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First I would like to say hello to everyone in the community as this is my first post. I would like to set up Linksys wireless router(wrt160n) with a Dlink wired router(DLR-604),The wireless would be the host router and I would like to isolate the wired router from that network,to protect my main computer's(2computer's plus network printer) from from my children s and friend's machines I connect to the wireless or wired ports on the Linksys.Thanks in advance, any advice or assistance would be greatly appreciated .Cheers

A:Solved: Connect wireless router and wired router

This should be pretty easy. Just connect the D-Link router's WAN port to one of the Linksys router's LAN ports. The computers connected to the D-Link router will be isolated from the Linksys connected computers by the D-Link router's NAT firewall.

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I have been racking my brain for ages over this to no avail.

I am a professional designer with a digital press (canon imagePress C1)
What i want to do is connect the printer to a router and then some how connect that router to the main router where the internet comes in Wirelessly.

I cant plug a computer into the printer. The computers are upstairs and the printer is downstairs. There is also no way of connecting the printer to the main router(A)

My general basic idea is connect the printer to a router(B) via small ethernet cable.

Then me being optimistic Router(B) wirelessly sees router(A) so then I can print to it wirelessly from upstairs.

I hope this makes sense?!?!?!?


A:Connect Printer to wireless router (then to main router)


After doing some serach on google finally found this. Hope it will help you.

Router Setup Guide

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ok so i have a set up, all wifi where only some devices connect. ill start by putting some details. these are the devices i have on my network:

1 PC runnin Win 7 (connected
1 PC running vista or 7 (connected) <--- new roomates
1 iphone 4 running iOS6 (connected) <-- new roomate
1 iPhone 4S runnning iOS6(no long connects)
1 PC running XP (no longer connects)
1 PS3 ( no longer connects)

network hardware:

Modem: Motorola surfboard
router D-link DIR 615

the problem:

let me first start by saying that i know that EVERY device mentioned above is able to connect to the WIFI. they just dont :s.
Ie: jst yesterday i was on my PC, on wifi on my iphone.

since my roomate moved in, the above mentioned devices won't connect anymore. his do though :s.

i tried powering off and on both modem and router, nothing. the same devices will connect only none of the others.
i would like for all my devices to connect, all the time, without the need to reboot.

can anyone help here?

i did an ipconfig /all and 2 pings :
let me know if u need anything else.

also, im pretty good on computer but crap on networks.

C:\Users\ziggy>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ziggy-pc
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnect... Read more

A:router only connecting to certain devices

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I have My PC (Win7) with Netgear WGR614v7 connected by Wired LAN to Topfield 7100 Pvr and Laptop (XP Pro). My main concern is the Topfield Pvr which must download programs from IceTV Interactive for Recording. After setting it up as DHCP (reccommended by both Ice TV and Topfield) and Pinging both ways to prove connection, I logged into the Router to check Network Status. The Topfield was displayed in the Attached Devices Page of the Router. Satisfied that all was setup OK, I logged out of the Router. Later in the day, I again logged into the Router to again check the Status of the Network. The only thing showing in the Attached Devices was: My Pc - the Topfield and the Laptop, both previously present, were not displayed in the Attached Devices Page, even though they were still Connected, On, and able to be pinged. The bring them back, I have to Re Activate the Topfield connection, unplug and replug the Cable on the Laptop.
I am of the belief, that once Devices are Setup, Remain Connected. Remain ON and are available for Communication (proven by Pinging), they should at all times be visible in the Attached Devices Page of the Router.
As I am not familiar with how the Router maintains its contact with Devices, I am at a loss to understand if my belief is correct or what may be the cause of my apparrent problem.
Any advice will be most helpful. I do not particularly want to buy a new Router.
I have also set the Topfield to a Static IP Address and Reserved this Address in the Rou... Read more

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Using Windows 10 I've set up a VPN server at home. The idea is not to hide my IP, but to use my own network IP when at work etc. Hence I do not use VPN providers or similar.

I think it uses PPTP (?) connection. After upgrading my iPad and iPhone to iOS 10 this connection type is removed and I do no longer have access to my VPN network.

iOS 10 allows the following VPN types:


Is it possible to set up a new VPN connection using of these connection types instead?

How do I do this when I have a minimum of computer knowledge...?

I have a Huawei modem and a Cisco Linksys E2500 Wifi Router.

Thank you for assisting.

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Hello Everyone,
My roommate and I recently installed WiFi in our apartment, but since the beginning 3 devices have consistently been able to connect and 2 have consistently not been able to connect. 
-My Lenovo Thinkpad
-Roommate's HP 2000 Notebook PC
-Roommate's HP Compaq desktop
Not Connecting:
-My HP Pavillion laptop
-My Dell Precision desktop
All devices are running versions of Windows.
On the HP Pavillion laptop (Windows 7), when I enter the password to connect to Wifi, I just get the message, "Could not connect to [network name]." This message seems to pop up too quickly, as if the computer didn't really have to think before rejecting the attempt. It seems like it took even less time than when you simply enter a wrong WiFi password on any given computer, which leads me to think that the HP didn't really try to establish the connection.
On the Dell Precision desktop (Windows 10), the problem is stranger: I have apparently connected to the network, but I still have no internet access; so when I look at the network in the queue, it says "Secured, no internet."
Also, I repeat that the problem is consistent, not sporadic. All devices consistently either work or don't.
1. Signal strength: Definitely not--it is strong throughout the apartment.
2. Versions of Windows: Probably not. My non-connecting laptop and desktop ... Read more

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I am trying to build a setup to read a lot of smart cards.

I have a dedicated USB controller card with 4 USB port which each should be able to run up to the 128 USB devices.

On 1 powered USB hub with 10 ports I have connected 6 USB smart card readers and 3 other powered USB
hubs with each 10 USB smart card readers so a total of 36 smart card readers.

This connected gives a total of 42 USB devices (36 readers, 4 hubs, 1 mice, 1 keyboard).

We have checked the power setup and the powered USBs is providing fine.

It runs without any problems at all on any of the USB controller ports.

Connecting one more USB device of any kind results in it not loading. A reboot with the unit connected gives a random USB unit failing but the removing any other will bring that one up.

So it seems like somewhere theres a blocker at 42 USB devices any who know if there is such a thing in windows?

A:Only able to connect 42 USB devices

This post is a joke right.

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I have just rebuilt a laptop for a friend. I downloaded the latest drivers for the wireless connection from Acer website. They have installed correctly.

I can connect the laptop to the router by wireless and I can browse the local network and see the other PC's BUT the internet is shown as not connected. Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit. Other wireless devices (iPad for instance connect to the internet fine).

I have re-booted the router.

Anyone got any ideas?

A:Solved: Unable to connect to internet but can connect to router.

Same with an ethernet connection?

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following commands:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]



Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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I just got my Netgear router WGR614 v6. I was able to initally access to finish setup. Setup was successful but then whenever I started my IE, intead of loading my homepage, it will only load the Netgear login page while displaying my default homepage's address. But it has no problem connection to any other website.

So I restarted my laptop and reset my modem and router. After that,
I can no longer connect to The IE only displays this Dell page:
stating "Sorry, we couldn't find "

I'd like to know How can I connect to again because as soon as I unplug the cable from my router to the laptop, I lose internet connection.

Please help. Thanks much in advance!

A:Netgear router: Can connect to Internet, but can't connect to

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Bit of an odd problem here, hoping someone could offer solutions until I have access to the router settings.
So, I just moved into the 3rd floor of a house here in Boston. I have a desktop, and so I have always used ethernet cables. Unfortunately, the router is on the second floor of the home here, and it's impossible for me to run a cable, so I went out and purchased a wireless adapter (netgear n300). The adapter is great, not a problem. The problem is, when scanning for networks, I can see his router, which is using WEP. I connect, but it refuses to acquire an ip. I can connect to other networks fine, just not the one I need. The man who lives downstairs won't be home for a few hours, so I won't have access to the router until then. I have tried to get to the router from my desktop, but don't seem to be working, so I have no idea what the default ip could be. Are there any other possible explanations for why this could be happening? Also, what should I do in the router settings when I get access later on tonight?

Any help is severely appreciated!

A:Solved: Can't connect to wireless router.. but can connect to other networks..?

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Hi there, I'm having a bit of an issue with one of my computers. It's fairly new, running on Windows Vista.

I am able to connect to a wireless router (Belkin), but I am not able to connect to the internet on this one particular computer. Another desktop computer on the network is able to access the internet. I just get the error "Internet Explorer cannot display the page" on the laptop whenever I attempt to open IE.
I've read through quite a few similar problems on other sites, but have yielded no solution. Any suggestions?

A:Able to connect to wireless router, but unable to connect to the internet.

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Both my DSL modem router and a wireless surveillance system (cameras and receiver) use the 2.4 GHz frequency; of course, one inactivates the other.
Does anyone know a DSL modem router operating in another frequebcy range (fixed or adjustable)? :evil: :evil:

A:2.4 GHz for modem router and other wireless devices?

802.11a WiFi standard uses the ~5GHz frequency. These devices are considered enterprise class though and cost more than your normal wireless.

Have you tried changing the channel on your current WiFi gear? Changing it from 1 to 13 for example may be enough to make both your systems fit into the band.

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It's been month reading and searching around forums but I just can't get it done. It's totally another level for newbie like me.
My laptop Samsung, desktop Alienware both got corrupted. Factory image being modified, download anti virus program but get mod become useless. Do not have admin rights on my own computer. Window firewall policy got mod but have no idea how to get it fixed. Window defender can't be run due to its service is missing. I have TEMP/TMP folder which can't be remove in my profile. All the files and folder is being shared but I did turn off sharing setting. Can't be delete due to admin access. Shortcut, and thumbnail have invalid path. Group policy is being mod which I'm totally clueless how to get it done. Workstation is running which I'm on a home network. Background process like CTF loader and COM keep running even thou I keep end the process. Window installer keep running but no idea what is it for. Window update keep searching but can't be install. Sometimes it get freeze. Registry is being mod, have no knowledge about it so don't dare to delete some of it. Cmd can't be run. Lots of svchost running in the svc. Did so many correction once restart everything back to square 1. Guys please help. Cause the one who did this is just staying right above me. So I'm clueless how I get it fix.

A:Computer devices got compromised using the same router.

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I use Fing for Android which shows me a bunch of info for connected devices on the router including their IP address and name, but sometimes it's not enough and I'm looking for a Windows 7 tool that does the same thing. Is there something I'm missing in Control Panel or command line or do I need to install a third-party tool?

A:Get router attached devices info

I don't know that Windows itself has that info, but if you log into the router itself (run ipconfig /all in command prompt, and use the default gateway as the address in a web browser) - this should give you what you are looking for.

Per example:

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Slowly lost app's now have no control. Or admin privilege. The screen looks fake. There's drives listed I can't access. And every download was hijacked. Now theres no real Network or bios driver installed. after multiple attempts and no system functions available I want to use another computer and try to download virus software there. Noticed something strange happen and both laptops havea Dll bug long story short my Android, laptops, printer and router have all been hijacked and I do not know what to do at this point

I haven't seen or been able to find anything on something so expensive enedina have any other laptops that are accessible at this time so even doing it from my phone is challenging

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A friend currently has a Belkin wireless G router and uses a D-Link DGL-3420 gaming adapter to connect her XBox 360 to her wireless network. This configuration works fine but she did have an issue where the connection was lost and the troubleshooting tool on the Xbox 360 recommended using an 802.11a connection to avoid possible interference problems. Apparently, the wireless Xbox 360 controller she uses broadcasts at 2.4GHz, just like 802.11g.

So, I'm looking at replacing her Belkin router with one that supports 802.11a. I see 802.11n wireless routers should support 802.11a/b/g devices but I was wondering if anyone here had any "real world" experience with connecting to a 802.11n wireless router using 802.11a.

Did it work for you? Have any problems?



A:Anyone have experience with 802.11a devices and a 802.11n wireless router?

I've connected to my ZyXEL N router using an 802.11a adapter, worked just fine. That's a sample of one.

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I have a Linksys RT31P2 router which seems to be acting funny. What happens is it randomly seems to assign my pc different IP addresses. I have it set to hand out a max of 50 addresses (100 - 149) and my pc has always been .100, but for some reason yesterday it assigned it .134. It's really annoying because several of my programs need ports forwarded to work and having to change them in my router is tedious and unnecessary. Anyone know why this is happening?

A:How can I tell what IP address my router is assigning various devices?

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I have a THOMSON TG585 v7 DSL router and when I browsed devices connected i found 2 unknown devices and apart from my 2 pcs, a switch and a media player I have nothing else wired and the wireless option is disabled.

A:unknown devices connected to DSL router

Obvious question #1: do you learn anything by clicking on the unknown devices?

Obvious question #2: do the unknown devices correspond to the switch and media player (check the MAC addresses)?

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I have a Cisco Linksys E1200 router. Three computers are wired to it while my laptop connects to it wirelessly. When I look at the network topology (Network and Sharing Center->See full map), it shows that my laptop is connected to E1200 (this one has the same name as the router but different icon. The icon has an antenna. Thus, I think it is some kind of wireless device) which is connected to a switch, then a hub, then to the E1200.

Why are there three devices between the wireless router and my laptop?

A:Why so many devices between my laptop and the wireless router?

Just a quick guess....

Is one of the "wired" computers set to use Internet Connection Sharing? My dad (80 y.o. and still buying the latest hardware) did that once in the XP days and had an issue similar to yours. He never lost connectivity, but took the long way to get there. Found the issue doing a traceroute.

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So I have had the same router for years now (Belkin f5d7623-4) and whilst its had its problems over the years its generally been okay. On my home network I have my Sony Vaio and my Asus, a ps3, both my iphone 4 and 5, my samsung tv, as well as my mum's acer netbook and her galaxy s3.

My iphone 4 is a few years old now and has for some time struggled to consistently connect and stay connected to the wifi, my asus had some problems but they were hardware related and I fixed them a couple of months ago. The acer netbook had been connecting to the wifi fine since my mum was given it when a few months ago it suddenly wouldnt connect and no matter what I did to the settings of the laptop or router it could not be solved, as my mum is not heavily reliant on technology we got her a long ethernet cable as a short-term fix. A few weeks later I wanted to use the internet functions of my samsung tv so I took the cable from the netbook as my mum wasnt there at the time. When my mum returned she complained about me having taken the cable but then found her netbook was working over the wifi again, since then it has stopped working with the wifi again. My vaio and ps3 have never suffered problems before and my 5 has only began to struggle since being water damaged.


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A:Devices and router teaming up to fry my brain

With the iphone I would try to forget the wifi network under your settings and then trying to reconnect it. They have weird issues like this often and that usualy fixes the issues. I have also have seen issues in the past with how my wireless routers have been configured. I have seen issues with mixed mode configurations and such. Can you send me any information on how your wireless router is configured?

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I can't connect to the internet on my laptop for some reason - right now I am on safe mode and the internet is working, however it does sometimes lose the connection on safe mode too. All other devices, such as other laptops, phones and kindles can connect to the internet with ease, so I am so confused! I have run different anti virus checks and they have all found nothing. I'm not sure if this is worth saying - but my laptops battery needs to be replaced so maybe that has something to do with it?

Here is my resulting log from the TSG SysInfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2310M CPU @ 2.10GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3947 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, 1845 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 461477 MB, Free - 345304 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, JE50_HR
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Disabled

A:I can't connect to the internet, but all my other devices can

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RE: - I can not connect Bluetooth devices.

I am having a similar problem, I got my headset to play sound and all that, but cant get the mic to work. Subsribing to this thread in search of any fixes.

A:can not connect Bluetooth devices.

Quote: Originally Posted by AversionX

I am having a similar problem, I got my headset to play sound and all that, but cant get the mic to work. Subsribing to this thread in search of any fixes.

Please post your specific issue AversionX. And update your system spec please.

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My laptop won't connect to my wifi. No idea why. I've restarted it, the router and the modem but it didnt help. Thing is it says that it can pick up signal on my wifi but it won't connect. The desktop computer works fine and mom's Nook connects to wifi and works fine, it's just my laptop not working. I've also tried connecting it directly to the modem and it still won't connect. Help?

A:Cannot connect to my wifi when other devices can

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I've recently upgraded my laptop from vista home premium to windows 7 ultimate and ever since I haven't been able to connect any usb devices. So I checked in device manager and all the usb ports have yellow exclamation points on them and according to device manager this is the problem 'Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)'. I've searched the internet and tried deleting the upper and lower filter registry files, but that doesn't seem to work, any other ideas?

A:Cannot connect any usb devices in windows 7

Hi, go to start search and type devmgmt.msc press enter. Device manager will open, navigate to Universal serial bus controllers, right click on all you see and for each one select "uninstall" if prompted (you should not be) DO not select to uninstall the drivers. Reboot windows will reinstall all devices.

A little advice to those that might read this "upper and lower class filters" if you right click on say USB root hub and select properties then the "details tab" you can expand the "device description" this will show if filters are installed plus heaps of other useful info.

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        Hello, I am a novice when it comes to malware, if you have a real answer to my inquiry, please include a full response, do not assume I know everything about computers, thank you.
        I have two hard drives for a laptop. I would like to put both of them inside the laptop at the same time. Both are using Windows. One drive is highly infected, and the other must be kept perfectly safe, it must never become infected, not for a moment. What technique can I use to accomplish this? Thanks, I appreciate you trying to help me solve this.

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So heres the issue
My laptop, netbook, iphone or ipod will not connect to the wifi in our house. Yet, my brothers conputer in the next room runs off wifi fine(his computer is the one the router is hooked up to and stuff i guess, im not sure how that works but the router and modum sit right next to his computer.)

So why will his connect but none of my things will? I get this thing thst says "limited ir bo connectivity the problem is occured because the network did not assign a network address to your computer"

Any help?

A:Devices wont connect

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I have just purchased a used Dell Inspiron 1525. Unfortunately I haven't been able to use it. Everytime I try and connect a usb device, it asks to check for the device's software but it won't install any devices without the internet being connected. Every time I plug one in, an dail up internet connection page pops up and as soon as I close it, it says that the computer was unable to install device. However I use a usb modem for my internet, so it isn't able to unpack and install on the laptop. Its not just the modem that won't install, its all USB sticks. If I let the internet connection page stay up it will just spend lots of time trying to install the device but won't and as soon as I close the internet connection box it instantly says device installation fail. Its running on Vista Home Premium.
The person I bought it off said she had a hard time getting all of her documents and files off without wiping vista too, so I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it.
I really have no idea at all in how to fix this. Any help would be very much appreciated!!


A:USB devices won't connect without internet

Do you mean "Dial up"?
Open Internet Options/Connections in Control Panel and delete the Dial up connection.

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USB: you're supposed to be able to connect 100+ devices.

Erm... from my experience, when you connect multiple devices altogether, connected via different hubs: some will just stop working and not respond.

I've found that when this happens, if you randomly plug things in and out then you can get the one you want to work... or just do a reboot or something.

What am I missing? I'm sure I must be doing something wrong.

Is the secret to use powered USB hubs?


A:Solved: USB? Connect 100+ devices? I don't think so!

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In my home there are two desktops (the main one is hooked up to the router) four tablets, two laptops, two Roku boxes, and three phones that are all connected to my Belkin Router. All of a sudden the only device that will connect to the Router is the main desktop (I'm hoping it won't conk out on me too). On all the devices you can see the network but it won't connect. I want to say that this occurred after I renewed and reinstalled my Norton Security program on the computer but I'm not 100% sure that it started after that, maybe 85% sure.

What could be the reason for this and how do I fix it? The tablets, laptops, and phones all connect just fine to the internet outside of the home so I know it isn't the devices.


Oh I am a complete tech novice so please give very detailed directions as I have no idea about IP address, DNS or anything else to do with computers. I basically know turn it on and use it no back of the house stuff. Sorry.



A:Devices won't connect to the internet

so no devices will connect to your router with wireless - is that correct ?

whats the exact model of the belkin and how old is it
have you switched OFF and left off for 15 mins
then turned back on

does it have any lights on the front - if so is there one for wireless and is it on ?

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My laptop stopped connecting to the Internet eventhough our other laptop has no issue - tried resetting modem, router and bypassing router -- it shows my wireless network and says its connected as local only - tried TCP/IP reset and restarted but still same, when i did the winsock, ipv4, ipv6 command prompt i get an error on the ipv4 - resetting echo request failed? I also tried uninstalling my network adapters in safe mode and restarting but same issue still --- HELP!

A:Cannot connect to the Internet - other devices can

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I have a Medialink Bluetooth dongle that I am unable to get to work with all my bluetooth devices. I have the drivers installed and everything seems as if it should be functioning properly. However, I am not able to pair my two Android devices or my Turtle Beach PX5 headset. I was able to connect with my printer so I'm sure the device itself is working properly. I'm just not sure what I am doing wrong with my other devices. Thanks for the help.

A:I can not connect Bluetooth devices.

Also, when I go the Bluetooth menu and click "Open Settings" nothing opens. What's causing that?

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My internet down my road went out a while ago for a week and it came back on fine but ever since the B.T. tech came over after to check the router it's been only allowing a couple of devices on at a time!

I know it's not the devices because if I keep turning my router off and on it will work eventually but when reset then something else can't connect.

Here is the details from a pc that i've got connected:

Windows IP Configuration
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::dde8:37e7:70fe:3497%12
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Ethernet adapter Hamachi:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2620:9b::575:379a
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::c587:1904:2275:5236%15
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.{F4EC875A-118C-4858-8521-1028B9BCAF44}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.{08278DD1-7AAF-4DC3-BC92-3D6108524552}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
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A:can't connect all devices to the internet!

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Recently I bought a TP-Link WR841N router and, unaware of what it needed, there had to be an ethernet cable coming from the main router (BT Homehub 3) for it to work. Is there any way I can connect these two wirelessly? I don't mind whatever way I connect it to my PC.

A:Connect router wirelessly to main router

Why do you need the additional TP-Link router - is the BT hub not a combined N modem/ router ? A bit more detail of your setup would help understand what you're trying to achieve...

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Network Description:
5 computers are connected to Linksys router (
the Linksys router is connected to the internet.

NetGear router is connected to the Linksys router (
2 computers are connected to NetGear router.
These 2 computers are able to surf the Internet but I can't see the other computers in network through them...

How should I configure the NetGear router to be able to see the other computers in the network

BTW: all the computers configured to WORKGROUP


A:Connect router to router and be able to see all the computers in network

There`s a good page HERE which almost certainly has the solution somewhere.

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Please forgive me if this isn't the right area of the forum I should ask this. I'm not really tech savvy when it comes to router stuff, so I'm also going to explain this as best as I can, so sorry if I'm not as thorough as I possibly can be.

I just got Verizon Fios and I'm wondering if I can connect it to my old router. Basically I'm trying to do this because my office is at one area in the house(where the Fios modem is) and on the other side is my media PC and game consoles.

Now I have enough cable to go from point A to point B, but it's only one cable and I have several things I'd like to hook up.

Hopefully someone here can help me because,I don't want to go buy a ton of ethernet cord and I'm not looking to spend any more money buying a wireless bridge.

My old router is a D-Link WBR-2310.


A:Can I Connect my old router with with my new Fios modem/router?

I disabled DHCP in my d-link router and I'm now able to connect to the internet on my PC. I plugged a cable that was in a LAN port on my fios modem/router into a LAN port on my D-Link router then plugged my PC into the D-Link modem.

My only problem is that when I plug in my Xbox 360, It won't connect(It will though if I just plug it right into my Fios modem/router).


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Hi all

A friend of mine currently has a wired network connected to the internet via a router. He has gone out and bought a wireless router already and he wants to connect a couple of machine and a laptop to the wireless router. I know he woulod have been better with a AP (access Point) but what i would like to know is if it is possible to connect his new wireless router to the wired one somehow. Any advice is greatly appreaciated...Cheers

A:Can i connect a Wireless Router to a wired router

Very simple:

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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I have a new tower (desktop computer). When it's powered on (active or sleep mode) it will boot all other devices in the house using the router (another desktop, 4 laptops, and 2 game consoles via ethernet or wifi connection - doesn't matter). The new tower does NOT have wifi and does NOT have to be connected to the router via ethernet to cause the disconnect.

Here's what the utility brought up about the tower:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 B55 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 4 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 3
RAM: 4095 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series , 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 430697 MB, Free - 388993 MB; D: Total - 999997 MB, Free - 763832 MB;
Motherboard: ASRock, 770 Extreme3,

Photos from device manager are located here.

Senario: Josh is playing on his laptop via ethernet. Bill is on his via wifi. I'm watching Netflix on the Wii on TV. Eric fires up his new computer, hasn't even put his password on the login screen and everyone is booted offline.

Here's the list of devices and how they connect to the 2Wire DSL router (which works fine until the new tower is powered on, and it's the ONLY thing able to connect to the internet):

NewPC - Desktop - W7 - ethernet
OldXP - Desktop - XP - ethernet
HollyPC - Laptop - Vista HP - wifi
JoshPC - Laptop - W7 - ethernet
BillPC - Laptop - W7 - wifi
RyanSPC - Laptop - W7 - wifi
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A:New Computer Boots All Other Devices From Router/Network

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I was having issues with my old router so I got a new linksys AC1200. I have some devices that use 5.0 and they're working fine but my other devices are very sporadic and only work for maybe 30 seconds before losing connectivity then start working after another 30 seconds or so. Wired devices work fine

A:Dual band router devices work on 5 ghz but not 2.4

If you have a Windows PC with the problem ...

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with a screen shot see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows Vista or latter I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Identify your network if it is not obvious.

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Hey guys,

Just a quick one I'm sure most could answer, I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to Wifi, and my router is kicking devices off when we have more than 4, picking and choosing which devices it will allow Wifi too. We often have 3 phones, 2 laptops and 1 PC in the house which need constant connection. What do I do to make this happen?

My Router is a D-Link: DSL-2780, I'm with Talk-Talk in the UK.

Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: Router kicks Wifi devices off.

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Yesterday afternoon, my internet appeared to have gone down. I attempted to fix it in the usual way (turn it off and on) but to no avail. I assumed it must be on the ISPs end and continued on with my day.

The internet was still not working this morning, so I checked to see if it might be the router that is causing the issue. Lo and behold, I can access the internet through the modem. Great, router is bust.

Reconfigured it, I updated the firmware, and then did a series of ping tests.

Ping test to google through the ethernet was successful. Ping test to router IP address through the router was successful. Ping test to google through router was unsuccessful.

Does anyone have an idea what the problem might be? Just to reiterate, this is an issue across all devices (Mac, PC, iPhone/iPad, Android, PS3, etc... )

A:Router spontaneously stops working across all devices

Hopefully, you know and can still log into the router.
find the WAN side, specifically Router Status or that display that

IP Address (the public address, not 192.x.y.z)
Default Gateway (your connection to the ISP)
DHCP Server (will not be one of your lan addresses)
Subnet Mask

DNS Server
Lease Obtained
Lease Expires
if any of the first three are missing, then the modem did not feed the information to the router
OR the router did not save it.

disconnect the modem->router
power off both
wait one minute
power on the modem
connect the router (but still powered off)
when the modem is fully sync'd with the ISP
power on the router
from your computer

ping (a ping by address)
nslookup (a dns request that should resolve to an address)

ping (a ping that requires nslookup to work)


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In the past 3 days I've noticed that I periodically get randomly redirected via link bucks when browsing the internet. It was odd when it happened on my nexus 7 tablet but also has started happened on the 2 laptops that are connected to my router.
There's no specific pattern, time or website but it is certainly happening on websites that wouldn't use link bucks (Facebook/university e-mail). I have security software installed on all devices (lookout on nexus 7, MSE on windows 7 laptops).
Any advice anyone could offer would be appreciated, its getting annoying now!
P.s. - at the same time my nexus 7 stopped connecting to Google now with a connection error, but only when connected to my network, on other networks it works fine

A:Linkbucks redirect across all devices connected to router

Welcome aboard  Try resetting your router.... Turn the computer off.On your router, you'll find a pinhole marked "Reset".Keep pushing the hole, using a pencil, or a paperclip until all lights briefly come off and on.NOTE. Simple router disconnecting from a power source will NOT do.Restart computer and check for redirections.NOTE. You may need to re-check your router security settings, as described HERE 

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Can anyone help with this?

having some trouble all of a sudden at work (small business, no IT dept)

Everything worked fine Friday and Monday my computer couldn't connect to the router - it was off all wknd no updates or anything.

When I run an Ethernet cable to the router I get internet access. My phone and iPad recognize the router and have Internet access. My laptop has the same trouble as the desktop - can't see the router at all.

Desktop - Toshiba DX735
Laptop - HP (dont have it here, not sure of the specifics)

Internet Provider - Comcast

Cable connection

Using a Western Digital My Net N900 router

Problem computer has norton installed.

Things I've tried:
* power cycling the router and computer
* ipconfig renew and release both wirelessly and wired
* a different command prompt - netsh followed by other stuff I could look up if necessary
* updating the drivers for the wireless connection
* uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers for the wireless connection
* resetting the router
*system restore to when it last worked

Hoping someone can help me!!!

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So I have a TP-LINK TL-WR841ND 300Mbps router and the basic problem is, that it repeatedly drops the internet connection and also the devices connected to it. But the my main computer, which is wired to the router has never had any problem, even at the time,when the wireless doesn't work. I use many os like win7, ios 5.1.1 on iPad 3rd, a samsung smart tv and a samsung smartphone with android. But as I mentioned it only happens with wireless, never with the wired computer. When the problem occurs there is no device, which can connect to the internet and to the router, except the wired one.

I've tried all of the encryptions and security methods, at the moment I use WPA2-PSK with AES (also tried with TKIP and automatic mode, and with disabled security too), but neither have helped me. Then I contacted the reseller and they gave me a new one, and said it could have had some special problem. The new one, which I'm using now, got the same problem.

Have any ideas why this problem occurs repeatedly? Or if you need more information about my devices, router or settings, please write me. Thanks in advance!

A:TP-Link router drops wireless devices

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Recently installed a new motherboard -- ever since then I've been randomly disconnecting all users on my network -- four different computers usually. I've tried everything we can think of, including anti-spyware scans and antivirus scans, reinstalling ethernet drivers on the onboard ethernet, using a different ethernet card, releasing/renewing IP address, etc.

My friend told me to run a scan, and I removed two proccesses already but this is the update log I have for right now:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:59:11 PM, on 7/8/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
C:\... Read more

A:[SOLVED] HijackThis Log -- Disconnecting all Devices on Router

Any help, please?

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I have 2 wireless PCs and a BlackBerry that connect to my dlink router. I am finding that my BlackBerry is constantly getting kicked off the network, and I always have to reconnect before I can use the internet. (It still says that it's connected though) I was told that a dual channel router would fix this.

So my question is, will 3 devices work without a problem on a dual channel router? Or is my BlackBerry still going to be "booted off"?


A:How many devices can a dual channel router handle?

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I have 4 apple devices in house. 3 on 5ghz connected to access point, and 1 on 2.4ghz.
its a belkin router, model N10117.

the belkin router is connected to a virgin router.
thier is a setting on the belkin router, which allows you to use it as an 'access point'.

all 4 devices can connect perfectly. and use programs like 'VLC remote' perfectly.

but when it comes to itunes on the pc, after setting all the apropriate settings on itunes,
itunes is unable to see all 4 devices for 'wireless syncing'.

ive come to a hault, and stuck :/
many thanks in advance,

A:Router 5ghz and 2.4ghz not see apple devices?

as etc info -

I have virgin router 4 lan ports - port 4 is connected belkin N10117 router, and setting is set too 'act as access point'.

PC is connected to virgin router via LAN...

is it something to do with the IP address maybe?


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Normally some router default is opening of some ports like http, and ftp which may be made more secured , by portforwarding the ports to unused devices ip, in one"s pc. This is the solution given by leading av, and i do not know, how to know the ips of the unused devices on my computer.

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I have a wireless network, through LinkSys an access point and switch.
The access point acts like the router, I have to laptops which need to connect to the internet, they can see the intranet, but when I ping the router the host is unreachable. The ip's are static, and have been setup manually. I can't understand how they can reach the local network but not the external. Any advice?

A:Wireless, can't connect to router but can connect to intranet?

what are the numbers in nics
most routers default gateway lan

they can see the intranetClick to expand...

whats that mean
see ??
try run cmd ipconfig /all
what are the numbers here
then do a ping in cmd like ping

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I feel bad for starting a new thread on the subject, but I looked through a bunch of the other threads and I couldn't find a solution.

I am on a Dell Laptop (Latitude D600)
And I'm running Windows XP Ver 5.1 Service Pack 3
My ISP is Speedlink Cable
We are using an SMC modem/router SMC8014WN

My roommate can connect to wirelessly, and I can connect with a hard wire connection. I also can connect to the router (full speed), but I get limited or no connectivity to the internet.

I connect to the wireless via a 'NETGEAR WG111v2 54Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter' using the NETGEAR SMART WIZARD - Wireless Assistant WG111v2

When I run IPCONFIG /ALL the output is:

Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : GOAT2
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Mixed
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 570x Gigabit Integrated Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0D-56-DC-55-46
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . .... Read more

A:Can connect to wireless router BUT cannot connect to internet :(

Try putting static IP addresses in to your wireless network connection.
By the looks of it it seems your wireless connection cannot get an IP address automatically via DHCP.

Let me know if this works or you need help doing this.

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Which devices are commonly connect to com 1,2,3,4 ports?
Where to know more about them?

A:Which devices are commonly connect to com 1,2,3,4 ports?

Normally nothing as they are usually reserved for externally connected devices, although a laptop may use one for Infra Red comm port.
A modem is the most likely, and internal ones usually use Com5

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I hope that this is the correct location to post this issue, and that this request for assistance finds you in good health.

The core issue in my home is that I cannot connect to the WiFi router, an all-in-one modem+router provided by my ISP. The brand is Arris, if that helps ascertain what I'm talking about. Now, I run an Ethernet cord from the router to my computer: the computer works just fine. As of a day ago, though, none of the home's Apple devices will connect to the network, despite reboots, password retypes, and shouting at them. Each device (two phones and an ipad) can identify my network, but they cannot join. Additionally, there is an old laptop that cannot connect anymore.

Here's the wrinkle as near as I can see it. The Nexus 7 connects just fine via the WiFi, and it has not needed to reboot or to have the password retyped.

The aforementioned devices have suddenly stopped working, and despite searching these and other forums, my Google-fu has not yielded any answer to this particular question AFAIK. I have seen others post this information, so though I'm not sure it's relevant, I'll provide it just in case. Thank you for your time and attention in this matter, whatever you feel that you can and have spared.
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Ghidra
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : ... Read more

A:Unable to Connect to Wifi on All Devices

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Our wireless has worked fine over the past couple of years, both mine and my mom's laptops having no problem connecting. We bought Roku not long ago, which connects your tv to the internet so you can use netflix, hulu, etc., and it had no problem connecting. Now, it just stopped connecting. It detects the network but just wont connect to it. The password is right and everything. We also have this problem with an iPod touch, tablet, smartphone, and wii. Someone please help!

A:Random devices won't connect to wireless?

Hiave you tried resetting the modem and router? Unplug them for about 30 seconds and then plug them back in. Retry connecting to the internet.

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Hello all.

To cut a long story short - we don't always have Internet connection (due to our lack of income) and 8 times out of 10 we only use 3G. For reference: ISP: Sky Router: Sagem.

Edit: here is a diagram that could help?
I bought an apple airport a while ago just for AirPlaying music use but I found it very handy for something different! Before I used to connect everything to the sky router and when the Internet went I keep having an error on use any devices, even those that don't need real Internet access but I attached my NAS to the Airport and lo and behold - the Internet went so I tried connecting to the airport and I had the sky router error so I just had a thought - why not power off the sky router?

I powered off the sky router and connect to the airport again and my NAS works without Internet! Only problem is - I have about 3-4 devices that I like to use at once but I only have 1 port in the airport express.

So I thought I should pop by here and pray for any help anyone can give me, preferably on the cheap too! I know you can get USB hubs, is there anything like that for Ethernet cables or maybe some kind of device to connect somewhere somehow?

Thanks and kind Regards,
Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD

A:Connect to wireless devices without Internet help, please?

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A:ICS Connection Problems. iOS Devices cannot connect?

Follow the instructions and you will be good to go Homegroup - Add Android Phone or Tablet

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Hi: The only suggestion I can offer would be to install the W10 bluetooth driver for the model wireless network adapter your notebook comes with.  Install and restart the PC... This package contains the driver installation package for the Mediatek Bluetooth in the supported notebook models running a supported operating system.

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Problem solved. Please delete thread. Thanks.

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Router: Netgear WNR2000v2
For a long time now, my router has been running fine with my devices. Now all of the sudden, some devices(my xbox, 3ds, and phone) cannot connect to the internet despite them picking up the signal. The weird thing is, the computers in my house and my PS3 can connect. I also don't think it's my security settings(TKIP and AES hybrid) since they all functioned fine with that before this problem.

I tried unsecuring my network as a test, but it seems that only my phone can connect while my 3ds cannot. I haven't tested this with the 360 however.

Any clue on where I can start? I also tried resetting my router to factory defaults three times.

A:Solved: All of the sudden, certain devices cannot connect.

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The AC511 is USB Sound. Answer is no not ever.
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Really need some help here.

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I am experiencing a problem with my Windows 8.1 Laptop connecting to the local network through wireless. Here is what I have tested/know:

When I use the W8.1 laptop and try to connect via WiFi to my home router I can either never connect (90% of the time) or the connection is very slow and drops after a short time (10% of the time).Problem has been apparent for a month or so but seems to be getting worse.If I set up my 4G phone as a WiFi Access Point I can connect to internet via W8.1 Laptop without problem.If I connect the laptop via a cable to my home router there is also no problem.The problem seems worse when I am on battery power but also exists when plugged in (but I cannot confirm this, just something I have noticed).

There is an Android phone, iPhone, Nexus, Kindle and a Windows 7 laptop (on it now) in the house all able to connect fine via WiFi to my home router.The problem exists even if I disable all above devices (I can check my router and see no devices are connected via wireless).I have used a WiFi Scanner to confirm there is no other network using the same channel.On the W8.1 Laptop I have tried to forget the network and reAdd it. I have also run ipconfig /renew but nothing is able to get me back.I noticed that in available Network connections when I reboot the Laptop I sometimes see (listed along with my Wifi) a connection called 'Hidden Network' but I don't know what that is.The W8.1 laptop is an Acer Aspire V7 (64bit)The router is a Sky Hub

Does an... Read more

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I've been able to connect my Windows 8.1 laptop to my phone for some time. But since yesterday I haven't been able to. The phone and laptop detect each other. But they don't connect. I tried to uninstall the bluetooth driver which automatically reinstalls at boot up on the laptop.. But that doesn't work. What should I do?

A:Laptop Can't Connect to Devices through Bluetooth - HELP

You'll need to look into the Bluetooth setting you have that somewhere different computers have different ways of accessing the Bluetooth setting.

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During the summer we had three laptops and an iPod. Two of the laptops and the iPod were having trouble connecting to the Internet, but I thought that was because we had too many devices but I looked it up and most sites said that wasn't true.

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A:Solved: Some devices cannot connect to wireless while others can

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I have 2 ADSL lines with thier sperate networks.

Networks 1
ADSL modem :
WAN is connected to 10Mbps ADSL
LAN is connected to WAN of Mikrotik router

Microtik router:
WAN is connec to the LAN of ADSL modem
LAN is connected to switch which is connect to outdoor APs.

Network 2
3G modem + router
WAN is connected to 7.2Mbps 3G
LAN is connect to a home router

home router:
WAN is connected to LAN of 3G modem
WLAN: my computer

the two network are separate but I want to connect my the two network so the internet remain as now separate but I can access all devices of the two network from all my computers that is connected to my home router

A:connect two networks to just Access devices

Connect your computer by ethernet to the Microtik router (or the switch); use a static IP address and leave the Default Gateway and DNS server blank.

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OK, have a strange one, that I am hoping someone has seen before and can give me some advice.

Have a small network with a Cisco router coming from a TWC modem. A couple of switches and Wireless access points off of the router.

Problem just started on Friday, worked fine for over a year before.

Any IOS (iphone, Ipad, etc.) can connect to any of the WAPs, but nothing else (desktops, laptops, android phones, printers, etc.) can connect.
They say they connect to the network, but there is no internet access.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.. Chris

A:Only IOS Devices can connect to our wireless network

They say they connect to the networkClick to expand...

Please be more specific. They can successfully ping the router? Ping each other? Display the router's status or configuration pages?

These connections w/o internet access are both Wi-Fi and ethernet?

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My laptop says connected to intranet not Internet? Seems like this is I big issue but what's the definite answer.Please please help me. Thanks in advance and I wish you all the luck in the world. I need my laptop online (well on the Internet) so bad.

A:Why do all my devices 3 connect but my laptop says connected

1) Tools -> Internet Options2) Connections tab3) LAN Settings4) Uncheck "Automatically Detect Settings"

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Tried to connect my sister's computer and then my phone. They both paired "successfully" but with the computer it said that I was unable to install drivers and on my phone it said "paired but not connected". Another odd thing is it's showing the computer as a desktop, but it's a laptop the same model as mine but her's is still windows vista.

I updated to Win 7 with a full/clean install so is there a driver that I should re-install or update?

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Hi, i am new to this forum and am having difficulty in getting a wireless connection to my Netgear DG834GUv5 wireless modem/router.

5 days ago my 2 laptops running windows 7 and 2 iphones could all connect to the wireless network and onto the web. Now all of them can see the home network mark100 but not connect.

The laptops get to the part wher you add the password but then still gail to connect.

The iphones (which i do not want help with) can see the network but again try to connect but are unable to.

My warranty has expired on the router and they want me to pay for an extended warranty, which i would rather not do considering i believe this has happended before to me and was fixed quite easily, i just cant remember how.

As all 4 devices will not connect I assume its a modem/router fault

I look forward to any advice

A:Wireless devices can see network but not connect

Quote: Originally Posted by Padge

Hi, i am new to this forum and am having difficulty in getting a wireless connection to my Netgear DG834GUv5 wireless modem/router.

5 days ago my 2 laptops running windows 7 and 2 iphones could all connect to the wireless network and onto the web. Now all of them can see the home network mark100 but not connect.

The laptops get to the part wher you add the password but then still gail to connect.

The iphones (which i do not want help with) can see the network but again try to connect but are unable to.

My warranty has expired on the router and they want me to pay for an extended warranty, which i would rather not do considering i believe this has happended before to me and was fixed quite easily, i just cant remember how.

As all 4 devices will not connect I assume its a modem/router fault

I look forward to any advice

In these types of cases it's required that you reset the modem/router using the reset button or you can try unplugging the unit for ten minutes.

After that you will need to go through the router's set up page and type in the required settings like SSID, wireless password, type of security and encryption, which should be WPA2 and AES.

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Upon starting my computer in the morning a few days ago it will no longer will connect to the internet. I have run multiple virus scans (malware bytes, avast, etc.) but they always cone back clear. Uninstalled adapters. Tried to access connecting directly into modem. Tried using my phone as a hot spot. All with no luck. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

A:My laptop will not connect to network; all other devices do

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Two days ago, somehow Windows lost the ability to contact any DNS server in the middle of my browsing for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and indeed a small browser called Midori. Strangely, Steam still had the ability to connect and browse, but after I rebooted in an attempt to fix the problem, steam could no longer connect.


IE Error: This page cannot be displayed.

Firefox Error: Firefox cannot find this page.

No other device in my house has this problem. All other computers can connect just fine.

Things I have tried

Cycling the power on the modem/router.
Using a direct ethernet cable rather than the laptop's antenna.
manually assigning a DNS server with control panel.
Reinstalling the network driver
flushing the DNS cache
Using system restore to go back DAYS before this problem ever emerged.

All yielded no change. I would really, really rather not have to reinstall windows 8 and lose all my information. I don't have the resources currently to back everything up.

A:Windows 8 DNS error; other devices work fine on same router

Please click on the link and provide the information requested in your next post: Pre-posting Requirements - for both Wired and Wireless Connectivity Issues

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About a year ago, my wireless router would randomly not allow any wireless devices to connect to the network. A wired cable worked fine, but not wireless. So we had to unplug the router, and then it would work fine.

You could see the device, but not connect. We moved our wireless phone a little farther away from the router thinking it was interfering, but still no luck. It didn't matter if it was an iPod, our BluRay player, or a laptop. Sometime days would go by with no problem, and some days we would restart the router three or four times.

So we replaced the router, only to have the same problem. We called tech support, but they were no help. So we changed from a local ISP to Comcast, replaced the router for a third time (Cisco Wireless N), and we are still having the same problem. Any ideas?

A:Wireless router randomly locks out devices from connecting

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Hi All,
I have an issue with my wireless router that I needed some help with. To start off let me give you a bit of background...

I use a macbook at home and a pc at work and I wanted to be able to access my macbook remotely. I used RealVNC for this and had to open up port number 5900 on my router, and the local IP used was - which is the local IP address of my macbook. I am now able to access my macbook from my pc at work.

Unfortunately as a side effect, no other device is able to access my home wifi connection anymore, not another pc, my nokia e71 or my friend's iphone. Is this a by product of the port forwarding? or is it unrelated and should I try and figure out if something else is the matter?

My macbook seems to be able to use the wifi just fine.

Would appreciate any insight on this matter.

Thanks a lot

A:Has Port Forwarding Disabled Other Devices From Accessing My Router?

I think the other devices are not able to connect not because of the port forwarding, but because you went ahead and gave a static IP address to your macbook, The, and all the other devices for some reason also want this IP addresss. Try assigning your macbook to a different IP.

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