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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I am using HP Pavillion 15 notebook.  Now my laptop not showing wireless devices in this PC msg is coming.  Once I got error msg while starting the laptop.  after that not showing wi-fi in my laptop.  Please give me advice.

A:my laptop is not showing wireless devices

Hi, What is your HP pavillion 15 notebook ?  Please use the following instructions to find out the model/product of your machine:   Did you upgrade/downgrade your machine ?Regards.

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Oh the hassles!!! Just when I had the port forwarding perfected for my modem/router, I decide to go wireless.

My modem router is D-Link DSL-504G

My wirelss router is Netgear WGR614v7

My laptop is running XP

My webcam is Logitech Pro and I broadcast using UBroadcast on port 8080

OK, in the old days I would port forward from the D-Link IP to port 8080

Now, I went to and followed their instructions for the Netgear and portforwarded IP to port 8080

Sooooooo, what do I portforward the D-link to now????

See if you can see out my window on my webcam. In WMP, File, Open URL, and put in

Thanks in advance.

PS I don't think I am broadcasting...

A:Modem router - wireless router - laptop - webccam

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Okay so I have a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop and im running on Vista-basic. My wifi was working fine but i accidentally turned the wifi switch off and I left it off over night. When I woke up and tried to turn it back on, my laptop wouldnt detect my router or any other devices. Ive tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, restoring the computer, restarting the computer ect. nothing is working. I have taken screenshots of the problem too. PLEASE HELP ME OUT

screen shot:

A:Laptop wont detect any wireless devices! PLEASE HELP

can we see a Device Manager screen shot

{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there

post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here

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Okay so I have a Lenovo Thinkpad laptop and im running on Vista-basic. My wifi was working fine but i accidentally turned the wifi switch off and I left it off over night. When I woke up and tried to turn it back on, my laptop wouldnt detect my router or any other devices. Ive tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, restoring the computer, restarting the computer ect. nothing is working. I have taken screenshots of the problem too. PLEASE HELP ME OUT

screen shot:

A:Laptop wont detect any wireless devices! PLEASE HELP


Try turning the wireless switch off on your laptop, then turning it back on again. Perhaps the switch is malfunctioning.

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Hi Please help. For the past few days my laptop (Sony Vaio VGN-CR353) suddenly unable to detect/find my home wireless network but my other devices (ipad2/ipod) can detect my own wireless network. My laptop can however still can detect my neighbours' wireless network.

A:My Laptop cannot detect my home wireless but my other devices can

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 that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

What channel is your home network using? What encryption?

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So as of last night, my laptop has been having connection issues using the same wi-fi that I've been using for months.
My internet is part of my rent with the building I live in, but have never had an issue before this.

Most* websites will load instantly, or within a second, unless there are images or videos on the page.
However, all videos, images, and online games are nearly unresponsive. Videos on youtube immediately drop to the lowest quality, and will take a very long time to load fully (up to 30 minutes for a 5 minute video). Images also load incredibly slowly.
I've tried to do a speed test, but the test fails after the ping check due to lack of a connection.

All my other devices are perfectly fine, including phone, tablet, multiple gaming systems. Netflix on my PS3 also has absolutely no issues loading quickly with high quality. My friend's laptop, when using the same connection, seems to have full and proper speeds.

I've looked around on this forum at similar posts, and have already re-installed my wireless drivers. The problem persists.

Any help or guidance would be greatly appreciated!
EDIT: Speedtest finally worked

A:Wireless internet Slow* on laptop, but fine on all other devices.

Lets see an xirrus screen shot please - see below

also try


Uninstall and allow windows to re-install the adapter and Driver
goto the device manager > Network Adapters > click on the [+] to show all the adapters

right click on the adapter and from the menu

remove/uninstall the adapter

Now restart the pc and allow windows to detect new hardware and re install the adapter and the driver

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file to the faulty PC and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
enter you details
Download this file "DOWNLOAD WI-FI INSPECTOR Vx.xx "
( the site now appears to allow webbased emails like gmail, hotmail, outlook and yahoo now )

There is also a xirrus gadget, But th... Read more

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This seems like it is isolated enough to figure out.

So there's a home network with desktops that are wired and 2 laptops that are wireless. The 1 wireless laptop has had a fresh reinstall of windows XP + all updates.

The problem is that the laptop has problems connecting to certain sites. When we browse to some sites, the images won't dowload (i think it times out) and it shows boxes with Xs in them. some sites work fine, but some always bad.

We've tried the laptop on a different wireless network in a different location and everything worked fine. We've also tried it at the home network with a wired connection, and again it works fine. The other laptop works fine in the home network wirelessly.
The problem only happens when the 1 laptop is on wireless on this 1 router.

I have tried lowering the MTU settings.

another thing that may be related: the problem started around the same time as we initially added the 2nd laptop to the network (it may have been a few days before or after). But when the 2nd laptop is turned off, the problem persists.

Thanks for any help you might volunteer

A:Solved: Wireless laptop can't visit certain sites on 1 wireless router

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Make and model of the broadband modem.
Make and model of the router.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Make/model of your computer.
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2, Vista, etc.

Also, please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

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My laptop can't connect to my router, everyone else can but mine just wont connect. It has connected to the internet through the router a couple of times but it will only last for a minute or so and then the connection would be lost.

I have a windows XP laptop, my router is a Netgear Wireless-G Router WGR614 v9, and is connected to a modem.

My wireless card detects the connection but it just can't connect to it. When I tried to set up the router using the provided installation CD, it detected said that the modem wasn't being detected.

I appreciate any help I can get on this!

A:Laptop can't connect to wireless router (hard-wired or wireless neither)

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I have a desktop running windows 2000 connected to a wireless router with ethernet. I also have a laptop running windows xp connected to the router wirelessly. The each can access the internet perfectly fine...but how do I access the desktop from the laptop. How do I print from the laptop on the printer connected to the desktop. Please help....I have been looking for hours on how to do this and have found no solution.

A:network wireless laptop(xp) with desktop(2000) through wireless router?

you can do a remote desktop connection, provided that you enable it on both machines. you'll need the DNS names of both machines, btw.

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I've just bought a Netgear Wireless Router WGR614v7, installed it fine and it runs the internet fine through the Ethernet cable.

My question which might sound silly is How do I now make my laptop run Wireless?

I have a HP laptop with build in Wireless Card.

I can run the internet through the Ethernet cable no problem at all. Just need to know how I configure my laptop wireless.

If I go into network connections in control panel It says I'm connected to my network.

But if I unplug the Ethernet cable I can't access the internet.

It's probably something simple but i just don't know what.

A:Installed Wireless router but how do I make my laptop wireless

It may be simple, but without some information about what you have and what you are trying we can only guess. How about starting by showing us the following while connected via wireless and ethernet both.

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


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 Linksys Wireless Internet Router (802.11g) and everything connects fine except one of my laptops.

I have 5 computers attached to this network, a base computer which connects directly into the router, 2 desktops which use a Linksys USB routers, a Laptop which uses a linksys Network PC Card, and another Laptop [Sony Vaio] which has an on-board 802.11g wireless network receiver.

Everything was working fine three days ago, but every morning when I try to use the Vaio I get this message:

Wireless Network Connection Stats:
Limited or no connectivity

So I try to re-configure the laptop by putting the WEP key and everything back in but I still do not have complete network access. The only way to restore the network access on the Vaio, it seems, is to re-configure the settings on the router - then go in and reconnect through the Vaio.

Please help, do I need linksys software to manage the wireless on the Vaio? Or should letting windows configure my wireless network settings be OK?

THANKS - any input is greatly appreciated!

A:Wireless Linksys Router - Wireless Laptop


I know it seems kind of obvious, but have you tried putting the Vaio with the problem next to the wireless hot spot? I had a problem like this, and I found when I moved my laptios to different locations in the house, it worked. If this still fails to work, I would try making sure all the drivers are up to date for the wireless network card on the laptop, and if possible, testing it on another hot spot. If this is still failing, it would seem there is a problem with the wireless network card.

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Can anyone please help?
Dell laptop Centrino. Belkin 54g Wireless router.
Spent hours trying to set up internet connection with no sucsess.
Does anyone know what I should do.
Best result was connection showing a connected status. In network connections I have 2 connection is this right. I'm used to win 98 and xp but this 2000 pro has some grey areas for me.
Any ideas would be very much appreciated.

A:wireless router to laptop

Might need a bit more info Right click on both of the connection icons and click properties and tell us what you see. I'd say you have 2 nic cards in your puter, one wired and one wireless.Is the router connected to a dialup or cable modem? ? And can you connect with the modem connected directly to the laptop??

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I check the Network box and it says 'access local & internet'; strange thing is it will collect pop3 emails but when I try to connect with my browser it says I',m not connected and brings up the modem dialing box. assistance greatfully received, thanks Al

A:wireless router > laptop.

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I have been using a desktop with XP to connect to my router and cable modem and network my laptop with Vista wirelessly. I now want to get rid of the desktop and have tried to just connect the modem and router to my cable wire and my laptop will not connect without the desktop (my laptop knows that the desktop is missing, but still requires the desktop in order to connect the laptop to the router). I had to re-connect everything back to the desktop in order to get back online.

From what I've researched, I have to get rid of the ICS network connection and go completely wireless in order to get rid of the desktop. I cannot figure out how to do this. Help!!

A:Only want to use router for wireless!

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i have a netgear 802.11b wireless router. the router is connected to the modem and my desktop is wired to the router.

the desktop gets a local IP assigned by the DHCP on the router.

with my laptop, it sees the wireless network (excellent signal strength), but it is unable to get an IP address.

my laptop does work on other wireless networks, because it does get an IP address on my neighbor's wireless network.

any help would be appreciated.


A:wireless router - no IP on laptop

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I have connected my laptop to a wireless network. I now want my laptop to act as a wireless router for my other devices to access the internet. I m running Windows XP Home Edition.
Please help

A:Laptop as Wireless Router

Welcome to TSG. The laptop can not be used as a router.

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i have windows vista on my pc and i just got a toshiba laptop and a belkin router but i cannot connect to the internet but the router is working.with my connection although it shows that I AM connected to my Wireless Router (itís named) I cannot open an Internet page. can anyone help me?

A:wireless router/laptop

please would you provide details of how the PC is connected
Do you have secruity on the wireless - if so take it off
do you have a firewall on the laptop if so switch it off
make and models will help

post an IPCONFIG /ALL for both machines - tell us which is which

ipconfig /all

TWO Methods to do that - some people have problems with ONE----

ONE ---------------------------------
ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

TWO -----------------------------------------------

Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window and type:


Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.

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Ok, this is my first bit of networking. I (at the moment) cannot purchase anything new.

I was wondering if there was a way to use a laptop as a wireless router for my I touch to connect to the internet from. My laptop right now gets 100Mbits/s from a ethernet broadband connection.

Thanks alot

A:Laptop as wireless router

Laptops are the same as a desktop in this area.

The Internet Connection Sharing would allow this but then the lan would be like

modem---- laptop --- other device
which requires TWO nic cards on the laptop, one for each side (not cool)

Instead, just get a router and you'll be much happier

modem---router--- your systems


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I'm wondering the best way to set up a netgear router as a wireless network with nothing else connected to the dsl modem. Need to use it with a wireless laptop computer and don't want to connect the laptop to the dsl, just use it wirelessly.

A:how to set up wireless router for a new laptop

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Well, thats not strictly true, here's the problem

My friend goes to his GF house, sets up laptop, searches for wireless networks in range and There it is, hits connect and hes surfing like a happy bunny

Goes home and does the same, no probs here.

Goes to his work, sets up the laptop and searches, sees about 6 wireless connections available to him but they all belong to different companies who share the office building (all secured also) but cant see his own office, his desk is basically 3 feet away from the router and 3 people in his office are already connected via wireless with no problems, at the moment he has just connected to the router via patch lead straight to nic on laptop and after about 30 - 45 mins, finally the network decides to show itself as available and in the list of available networks. he can then unplug, connect to his office and away he goes.

so problem is, why is it taking so long for the laptop to detect his own office wireless network when he can see others round about him, and his fellow workers can see all external networks as well as their own straight away

any thoughts???


A:wireless laptop cant see router

Someone once told me that when you can figure out a logical solution start looking at DNS.

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Hi guys...

More joy. After finally getting my wireless and wired routers to play nice together, I now find that my laptop won't connect. I know the wireless router is working fine, because my hp touchpad connects no problem.

Lap is a dell inspiron m5030 with windows7 x64 on it. It's brand new, but I removed the dell stuff and installed win7 ultimate, as I already owned it. (and I have a thing about stuff that comes bundled...don't like...but it came that way.)

Anyhoo I have all the drivers installed but I can't seem to even see my router.



A:Can't get laptop to connect to wireless router.

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Hey, I have a Belkin wireless router and I have two laptops connected to it (with one PC), I tried to connect my sisters laptop to it, but it didn't work. I typed in the Key to connect, it says it's connected but when I try to open the Internet it says the "page can not be displayed", does anyone know what to do? because I tried accessing properties but I didn't see much in there that would help the problem, I did it with the other two computers and they work fine, help me out if you can.

A:Solved: Wireless Router - Laptop

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I was over someones house last week helping them out with their problem. They have DSL with a wireless linksys router (don't know the exact model) and they've been having problems with it when connecting with a new Dell laptop. The new laptop has internal WiFi. Her older one doesn't have internal WiFi but has a card and that works fine. I tried changing channels and enabling WEP. This worked for a couple hours and then she said it happened again. I'm not sure what would be causing this. Any ideas?

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Hello, I have a Netgear wireless router(WGR614 v9) and im trying to connect a second laptop to it. The laptop is accessing the internet when I have it connected to my modem via Cat 5 Patch cable.

When I detach the cable from the laptop and modem, it doesn't connect to the internet. I went through the whole installing with the cd that comes with the router but after I finish I get the same results.

According to System properties:
Microsoft Windows XP (theres a sticker on my laptop for Windows Vista)
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Posted below is my computer info from using ipconfig.
Windows IP Configuration

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

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-E8-E0-EA-97

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-38-8D-F4-E0

A:Can't connect to wireless router using second laptop

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Hey TerryNet, I just joined this string and don't know if its still going, but I am having the same problem with my wife's laptop. I can connect on my Dell D630, but she has an older one which recently cannot connect to the linksys router.

I was interested in your response about WZC and the other configurations. Can you finish your suggestions?

A:Laptop Won't Connect to Wireless Router

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.

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i have an HP 700 series printer that is currently directly connected to PC. I have just installed a NetGear router - and can reach it via my laptop. The printer is also fax, scanner, copier - do not have a dedicated fax line. Want to know how to hook up the HP 700 so I can wireless print to it from laptop.

A:Print thru laptop via wireless router

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The router is Canyon Cn-WF514, my laptop is Acer aSpire 5755G with wndows7 x64. Password protection and mac filtering are disabled. I'm connecting to the router from my other laptop Acer 5730z without problems and everything is fine on it. I tried changing the wireless driver on my laptop, but that didn't help. Here are some pics of router settings.


A:My laptop can't connect to wireless Router

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dell inspiron 1501 wireless router question

HI all,

My son was given a laptop from someone moving. I am trying to set him up with a wifi system. He is 13 but it could come in handy for school. I am not sure if the laptop came with a wireless router. I have been told if it did I just need to buy a usb wireless adapter and everything should work. I know the system is vista.

Laptop is Dell Inspiron 1501. Any ideas?

Best Regards,


A:Figuring out if laptop came with wireless router

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I've got a Netgear wireless router at my 802 wireless card in my laptop sees the wireless network connection for the router but usually picks up on another one from one of my neighbors. Even when i force it to connect it tends to crap out while it's searching for an IP address or something to connect to it.

I've tried secured, even unsecured but it still doesn't want to default to the router that's 5 feet away from it... any suggestions on what silly setting is out of place?

A:Why doesn't my laptop use my wireless router

wireless connection
wireless netwroks tab
preferred networks
remove all but yours

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We just got a new DSL router through AT&T, my laptop and my mother's laptop connected fine. When I tried to show my dad how to connect to the network, it did not work. The wep key was typed in correctly. At that point the network was not listed under the preferred wireless networks. From there I added it manually. I tried to connect to it again and it acts like it is connecting and then never does. The computer is a Dell not sure on the make and model but the wireless card is a --dell wireless 1390 WLAN Mini card--. The router is an --802.11b/g--. Is it possible that the card is not compatible? Keep in mind that he does not like technology and will not let me touch the computer. Keep explainations simple to where I can explain them to him. Any help would be appreciated.

A:Laptop will not connect to wireless router

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Hi there,
Not sure if anyone can explain this. It seems 'weird' to me. We got a new Dell laptop a couple
weeks ago. The wireless router we have (Netgear WNR2000v4) works fine with the other
devices (another laptop, TV, Wii, 2 phones), but when the new laptop is up and running the
router drops all connections and has to be power cycled. This doesn't happen when the new
laptop isn't on...
Sounds weird I know, and here are some things I've thought of/tried already:
I did a firmware update on the router, so that's all up to date.
The 'new laptop' has 802.11ac + Bluetooth so I turned the bluetooth off (can that affect it?)
For reference, my other laptop is 802.11b and the TV is 802.11n. The new one is also running
Windows 8.1 where the other is Win7 and the TV probably has some Lnux variant under (i'm
I went into routers settings and looked at logs...unfortunately logs are only good for current
session (that seems weird to me). What I noticed were new laptop has a lot of lines like this.
WLAN access rejected: incorrect security] from MAC address 60:57:18:f8:ae:67, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 08:06:40
[UPnP set event: add_nat_rule] from source, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 08:06:16
[UPnP set event: del_nat_rule] from source, Wednesday, July 29, 2015 08:06:16
So i disabled UPnP.
I'll also note the laptop doesn't do this at work/when connected to other networks, so it seems to be
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A:New laptop knocks over wireless router

Are you using WEP?!? If so, try with no encryption. If that works then try with WPA(2)-PSK. If that works OK I suggest it's time to retire that old 802.11b adapter.

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Hi, I'm very new to networking, so hopefully this is a simple problem to fix.
Yesterday I purchased a linksys Wireless G router, which is now connected to my desktop cable modem and seems to run properly and a Toshiba Satellite wireless laptop which has 2 "network cables unplugged". The router runs, but the laptop has no internet access.

Both computers run WinXP home. The desktop runs fine and has a constant cable internet connection and a static IP. The laptop seems to run well aside from the networking issue.

I have been trying for hours to establish a connection to my laptop, but have had the "Network Cable Unplugged" warning on both the Ethernet card and the wireless card since I first powered up the laptop. They are both integrated and have no cables to plug. Checking "ignore the disconnect" does not help.

The network connection wizard is no help, nor are the Toshiba diagnostic programs.

I have no idea what else to do. Please help.

A:Wireless laptop cannot connect to router

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So my laptop stopped recognizing my wireless router out of nowhere. One minute it was connected to the internet, the next it was on and off, I reset it and restarted and it wasn't recognized. Currently only working if Ihave an ethernet cable directly connected from modem to laptop or modem to router/router to laptop.


Windows 7
Time Warner Cable modem
Edimax wireless router

Help is appreciated.

A:Laptop not recognizing wireless router

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I'd like both of my laptops to be able to connect to my wireless router so they can both be onlne. The laptop which does connect to the router has a USB adapter plugged into it which receives the signal just fine. My second laptop won't connect to this wireless network and it has an internal 'Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection' adapter.

Is there anything i can do to fix this? Perhaps i need to change some settings on the router or perhaps change some settings on the second laptop? I have windows XP home and the network has WPA2 AES encryption. Thanks for your help!

A:2nd laptop won't connect to wireless router

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I have an Dell XPS laptop, Windows 7. It has been connecting to the wireless router for months and then suddenly stopped working. I tested other laptops and netbooks and they detect the router and allow for internet connectivity. I rebooted several times without success, then tested and discovered the laptop will detect the router when wired (via Ethernet cable). I've checked the forums and tried the various solutions proposed, deleted MacAfee, etc., all without success. I looked for information on the drivers and device manager and note there is one unknown driver. Not being a techie, I was not sure if something was to be done to reinstall or not.

Is there something to done which would allow wireless connectivity?

Thanks in advance.

A:Laptop does not detect wireless router

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I just got my first laptop yesterday. The first thing I wanted to do was connect to the internet. It sees my router and has a full signal bar. But when I attempt to access it, it is saying that it cannnot connect to it. I have my other PC and it is connects to it without any issues. What is wrong with my laptop?

The two options it gives me are:
Diagnose the problem
Connect to a different network

I've made a network connection profile so it has the WEP password/code to access my router. But it still giving me issues. Its so frustrating that a brand new laptop would have these issues.


A:Laptop will not connect to my wireless router

Try disabling encryption on the router to get it connected, then add in the encryption as a separate step. FWIW, since this is a new laptop, I'd use WPA, which is much more secure. If you must use WEP, use ONLY the HEX keys, not the passphrase option, which is interpreted incorrectly by some brands of wireless hardware.

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I have a Netgear WGT624v4 and my laptop can see it but cannot connect to it. I have the wireless router connected to my desktop via regular CAT5 wire and it works fine. When I had a Linksys router similarly plugged in to my desktop, my laptop saw it but also could not connect. I have turned off the security password/protection on my router but the laptop cannot connect still. I just plugged the laptop directly into the router via CAT5 (while unplugging desktop from router) and it worked fine using direct connection. Why can't I get into my router wirelessly? Can someone please help me?

A:Laptop can see but not connect to wireless router- need help

do your ssid's match, also the check the security settings in your network adapter and make sure they are off.

reset your router to defaults and start over.
remove the connection from your PC and readd it. (network connection properties, wireless networks tab - remove.

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Help!!!! i got a pc connected to a wired router and the wired router was connected to a wireless router and there are also 2 laptops connected to the wireless router. my problems is how am i gonna connect all of it so that i can share the printer and scanner connected to the pc and to share files to each other. I need somebody's help really bad.

A:Need help here...Connecting pc and laptop using wireless router

does the wireless router have CAT5 ports. if so why use the second router.

plug your internet connection into the WAN port on the router and connect the wired computers to the other CAT5 ports on the wireless router. then of course your wireless boxes will connect via no cables... your hardware is configured.

for the question about setting up the network do the following...

Doubleclick on your my network places icon. and on the right side panel click on network setup wizard. follow this on all computers.

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Trying to get my Toshiba laptop to connect to wireless router. Worked fine yesterday, turned laptop off overnight and this morning all I get is "Limited or no connectivity" message and a warning triangle on the wireless adapter utility. I had it working yesterday after I added the laptops MAC to my router's MAC table. Other two PCs connect ok. Running XP Media Center with Intel Pro wirless adapter, I have no IP address and cannot even ping the router. Signal strength shows as excellent and no other wireless routers are in range. Anyone know what's happening?

A:Laptop won't connect to router wireless

Forget about MAC filtering and SSID hiding and just enable encryption. Turn off encryption to get it connected, then add in encryption. Obviously, if possible, use WPA or WPA2, else WEP will be better than nothing.

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I recently upgraded my DSL service, which required installing a new VDSL modem/wireless router (Actiontec c1000a.) Before the upgrade, I was using an older standalone DSL modem with a Netgear router to provide wireless access to my gaming consoles, laptop, etc. Everything works as before with my new wireless router EXCEPT my son's laptop. All my consoles, iPods, and desktop CAN connect to the wireless network, and the laptop will connect over a WIRED ethernet connection. But, for the life of me, I cannot get it to connect to the wifi.

The laptop DOES detect the wireless network, and tries to connect, but eventually times out without any error message. Just no connection. I've tried everything I can think of, including:

Changing channels on the wireless access point,
Scaling back security and encryption modes from WPA2 to WPA, WEP and even unsecured,
Deleting all the network profiles numerous times,
Trying the Toshiba-supplied wireless management tool, as well as the Intel PROset, and ZeroConfig,
Removing and reinstalling the latest Windows XP drivers for the network device,
Resetting the router to factory defaults,
Setting up a separate simultaneous SSID on the router,
Cursing loudly in German and Farsi...

...all with no change in the results.

Again, the laptop will connect over a wire, but not wireless, while all my other devices connect to the wireless AP successfully. I'm fresh out of ideas. Can anyone offer any insight or even shots in the dark?

Here&#... Read more

A:Laptop can't connect to wireless router

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I have a desktop and a laptop home networked to share documents and a printer. The printer is a Canon MP250.They've been networked together for over a year now,but all of a sudden,I can't get the printer to print from the laptop,but it still prints from the desktop. I re did the network wizard on both computers,and the add a printer step, but it didn't help. I also re installed the printer drivers on the laptop,but again it didn't help. When i click on the print icon,it acts like it's going to print,but I get "Printer not responding" and " Document failed to print" messages. The desktop is running Windows XP Home SP3,and the laptop is running Windows XP Professional SP3.The router is a Netgear WNR1000. There are no print jobs in queue.Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated,Thank you!

A:Can't print from laptop through wireless router

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Ok last week, Could use my laptop just fine down a 40 foot hall way and through a kitchen and 2 more rooms wirelessly(admitedly with a mediocre connection).

About 2 days ago it was giving me sporatic messages after a restart claiming my network settings did not match the ones saved on my laptop. The only change that was made was adding all but one roomates devices to an access list on the router (since the jerk wouldnt shut off bit torrent while people were working). Some other people were noticing some screwy occurances too but dont recall the symtoms so I just set it back to factory default and removed the access list. Everyone else seemed to be fine

Yesterday I cannot see the router on my laptop, I cannot see my neighbors (sporaticly I usually would see 1 bar pop up but now I can't find it at all) I can pick up my router wirelessly only when I have direct line of sight to the router and only 4/5 bars 0,o , so that rules out a lot of choices in its self since it sees it, just not very well.

Anyone have any solutions, or atleast ideas on what went wrong?

Laptop Compaq tc4200 Vista ultimate
Router Netgear N300 WNR2000 v3

A:Laptop only getting wireless in view of router

Is this odd wireless behavior only happening on your laptop or are the others in the house also having the same issue? Does your laptop behave properly elsewhere that has good signal(cafe, library, etc...)?

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I was doing my report for school, my mom called me over and said that she couldn't connect to the internet or check her e-mail...It says there is limited or no connectivity, why?

A:Wireless Router Will Not Give My Mom's Laptop An Ip

Could be a lot of things. Are you able to connect to it when you are hooked up directly? Is this only a problem with a wireless computer? If it is not specific to the wireless computer you should start by powercycling your equipment (meaning you need to turn both the broadband modem and your router off, then turn the modem back on leaving it on for about a minute and then turning the router back on).

If it is specific to the laptop, does she have her wireless switch or button turned on? On newer Compaq laptops I know the wireless button is right above the keyboard. Older computers will sometimes have a switch on the side. You should see a symbol near it either way that looks like a little wireless tower with waves coming from it. Make sure the button or switch is on.

If you haven't tried restarting the computer yet, do that too.

If the above doesn't work you should check in her network connection to make sure the wireless connection is enabled and her local area connection is disabled.

In Win XP:
Start Menu -> Control Panel (in Classic View) -> Network Connections
You will need to right click on the local area connection. If the first option in the drop down menu is disable then click that. If it is enable then it is fine.
Then right click on the wireless connection and make sure the first option in the drop down is disable. If it is then it's fine. If it says Enable then you need to click to enable it.

In Vista:
Start Menu (windows icon) -> Settings -... Read more

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Im having trouble connecting to a wireless router. It shows up as an in range router but when I try and connect after entering my wpa password it just acts like it's going to connect but then never does. Doesn't even attempt to aquire an ip. I attached my computer directly to the netgear router and that worked fine but still no wireless!! My computer is a dell running windows xp service pack 3. Any help is much appreciated

A:Can't connect to wireless router from laptop

Hi;Going to need to know a bit more about your environment before we can make any suggestions.So:
Make and model of modem and router ?
Have you disabled encryption on the router to see if that makes any difference ?
Did this ever work ?
Any hardware/software changes that might have affected this
And for reference,the Dell tag # on the laptop.
And let's see:
From a Johnwill post on the Networking Forum
Try these simple tests.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

NOTE: For the items below surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>



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

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCON... Read more

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I have had my laptop for over a year and it usually connects fine but two days ago I turned it on and it simply won't pick up on the signal coming from my router. I have a computer and another laptop connected to this same router and they are both working fine. It just says that there are no connections available even though the router is on and showing up on the other two machines. The router is a Belkin and the laptop a Dell, Windows 7.
Thanks for any answers

A:Laptop won't connect to the wireless router?

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Hi I am new here, and don't know alot of the correct terms that you know. I was given a laptop back in July and still can't get it online. Yesterday I took it to a local store and was told all I needed was a wireless router (that the laptop already had the card thing in it). He basically told me just to plug it in etc. Well after that didn't work (it wasn't showing my name under 'available connections') I put in the cd it came with and did everything step by step. So now I see my name under 'available connections' but every time I click it it says 'windows is unable to connect to the selected network, the network may no longer be in range, please refresh the list of available networks and try again'. Every time I refresh my name comes up, but when I hit connect, this same message comes up. I have never had a laptop, and I don't know much about it. I turned off the firewall bc at one point next to the 'disconnected' it said 'firewalled'. So now it doesn't say firewalled, it just says disconnected. I would really appreciate some help, but in english please, I don't know alot of the computer terms I see on here. THANK YOU.

A:Laptop/Wireless Router/Won't Connect

Hi:To start with,here is a pretty good tutorial on setting up a broadband connection.

Tips on setting up broadband connection, courtesy of Johnwill

You don't need any setup disk to configure a broadband router.
Reset the router to factory defaults by holding the reset button down for 15 seconds with power on. The following procedure should get you a connection with any broadband modem that is configured to use DHCP for the router connection, such as cable modems, and many DSL modems. If you require PPPoE configuration for the DSL modem, that will have to be configured to match the ISP requirements.
&#8226; Turn off everything, the modem, router, computer.
&#8226; Connect the modem to the router's WAN/Internet port.
&#8226; Connect the computer to one of the router's LAN/Network ports.
&#8226; Turn on the modem, wait for a steady connect light.
&#8226; Turn on the router, wait for two minutes.
&#8226; Boot the computer.

When the computer is completely booted, let's see this.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

NOTE: For the items below in red surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous command output!

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_g... Read more

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I have a Dell Dimension 4400 pc (XP SP3) connected to Linksys WRT54G2 v1.5 router with no issues. Dell Inspirion (XP) connected to router with Linksys WPC54G Wireless notebook adapter with no issues for months. A couple of days ago, purchased a Vizio Blu Ray DVD Player (VBR220) with WiFi. I connected the Vizio to the network by entering the router pin into the Vizio network set up. It worked perfectly. However at the same time, the laptop network connection dropped, and I had not been able to reconnect, although it does recognize the network signal. I click connect to the network, enter the pass phrase (using WEP 26), but it does not connect to the access point. I disabled both firewalls, but still got the same result. I attempted using the WiFi Protected Setup, and the router advised me connection failed, while the laptop advised me the same thing. When I disabled security on the router, I was able to connect to the network via laptop, however, when I restored the security on the router, the laptop could no longer connect.
Today, I reset the router, restored factory default settings and reinstalled everything. The laptop was able to connect with no problem. I again connected the Vizio by inputing the router pin into the Blu Ray network settings. Again it connected with no problem, but again the laptop connection was lost immediately, and I'm again unable to restore network connection on the laptop. I've searched Vizio support but haven't seen anything addres... Read more

A:Wireless Blu Ray DVD/Laptop Router Problem

can we see an ipconfig /all and xirrus from the laptop
{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 here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste

{run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector} Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Direct link to the program is here
Then run and install the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all... Read more

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I've just installed a wireless router to the desktop setup in the house I'm staying at. This is so I can connect to the internet on my laptop.

The installation was fine and I can connect to the wireless router through my laptop but still can't access the internet. I've never had this problem before when connecting to wireless networks...any ideas?

I assume this has something to do with the settings on the host computer as the router came from a friend who had it working fine...

Any help would be appreciated!

A:Laptop won't connect through wireless router

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?

On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

Type the following commands on separate lines, following each one with the Enter key:





Right click in the comm... Read more

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I wanted to install a Belkin wireless router so that I can use a laptop throughout my apartment. The manual says I need to connect the DSL modem directly to one computer in order for the laptop to be used wireless. The only problem is that I only have the laptop; I don't have a 2nd computer. Is it possible to only use the laptop with the wireless router? If so, can anyone offer help? Thanks in advance.

A:How to install wireless router for laptop use...

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I have an eMachine with Windows XP and I cannot get it to connect to my Linksys router. It worked perfectly fine until I got a new computer. I know it isn't the router because my mother's laptop can connect to it and so can our really old Apple computer. I have tried many different things but nothing has worked.

A:Laptop cannot connect to wireless router

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My wife was thinking about getting a laptop and I was wondering, if it could even be used wireless with Dishnet/wildblue service and my present tower which ha an Asus Z87A motherboard. This is all new to me just let me know if I need to supply more info. I have a NETGEAR N600 WNDR3400 router my daughter gave me but I have no clue how or if, it can even be used if not what could be if anything? Thanks for all help! Also, both computers will be used for general browsing on the net and the wife plays a few games on Facebook and pogo and we never even use a third of our bandwidth limits currently with the desktop alone.

A:what wireless router do I need so I can use a laptop also with Dishnet

I've seen a Wireless Router attached by Ethernet between the dish controller and a Desktop then the Wi-Fi set up for a Notebook to gain access through to the Internet through the controller, one was a Linksys and the other was a Netgear. One was Hughes Net and the other was Wild Blue, another that didn't work so well was Star Band but experience over time has suggested to me it may have been the Belkin Router.

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Hello! This is driving me and mostly my roommates nuts. I have Verizon DSL. I'm using an old Westell Wirespeed DSL modem and a Netgear WGT624v3 Wireless Router. As far as I can tell everything's configured correctly. However, ONLY ONE out of the three laptops in my apartment can connect at a time. If one person is online, no one else can connect. Basically, we've been yelling, "Hey! Is anyone online? ... No? Cool." or "Hey! Is anyone online? ... Ok. Let me know when you're off, so I can get on." It's insane. and I know it's possible for us all to be online at the same time. My laptop runs Windows XP. One roommate has Windows Vista and the other has a MAC. None of us have problems connecting, as long as one of the other two isn't online. My guess is that this is a router config issue. Any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.

A:Can not connect more than one laptop to my wireless router.

This is usually caused by somebody connecting the modem to a router LAN port instead of the WAN port. If this is not the case with yours, please show for one of the PCs when it is connected ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista 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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Apple Ibook , osx10, built in airport
router: d-link wireless router

apple ibook hooks up via wireless to my friends wireless routers, but not to my mothers pc hooks up fine to my wireless router, but not my mac.......the laptop recognizes the router as it appears in the list yet it says its connected but nothing works (internet/messenger programs) ......when i hook up to the router on my mac via wire, it works my router works and the airport works (as seen on my friends' routers)

anyone know wuts going on?

A:Laptop or wireless router not working?

Is your mothers PC being hooked up wirelessly or wired? If wireless I would look at the possibility of some type of encryption setup that may not be configured on the MAC. If its being hooked up wired maybe your router itself is having wireless problems?

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i have a router ( 4 Lan ports and 1 Wan Port) and a broadband connection. i connect the cable from Broadband service to my WAN port of router.

Now both my laptops (having wireless networking cards) are networked and can share files from each other. However, my my desktop PC, connected to router LAN port, isn't able to share stuff with the other two WAN networked laptops.
The broadband service works good on desktop PC. but i cant share my stuff with my laptops.

how can i share my stuff with dekstop PC. the 2 laptops and 1 desktop PC is connected with the same router.

The IP assigned by router to laptops are and The dekstop PC gets IP The gateway for all machines in and subnet mask is also same for all machines.
Thanking in anticipation.

A:1 router, 2 wireless laptop 1 desktop LAN networking help.

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l have a Windows XP Packard Bell Laptop about 5 years old. Previous to changing my supplier from Virgin l ran my Desktop a Vista Basic Acer Aspire and the Laptop through a Belkin Wireless Router with a stand alone cable modem.
My supplier TalkTalk has provided their own Wireless Router and they only support Huawei adapters.
l have no idea what this means as my technical knowledge of computers is zero.

Has anyone any idea how l can get my Laptop online any advice is greatly appreciated


A:Solved: Can't connect Laptop through wireless router

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I have hp pavilion zv5000, it would not connect wirelessly to my MOTOROLA ROUTER MODEL SBG6580. i AM RUNNING
Windows XP.please help?!

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Hello! I'm definitely feeling more computer illiterate as the night passes. I am trying (unsuccessfully) to hook up my wireless router to my laptop computer. I have a Linksys Wireless-G (WRT54G) router, and I bought a notebook adapter today. I bought the router a few years ago and never set it up until we moved into our new house, and we have lost the router's setup CD-Rom. My problem is, I have a cable modem that is running my internet right now. How do I connect my router to the cable modem to use my laptop wirelessly?? I've tried doing it without the CD, but I'm going crazy here. There is a blue Ethernet cord that is supposed to connect to the modem, but how do I connect it to the modem if the modem has the internet cord in it...and where is the internet cord supposed to hook up to? There is only one Ethernet connection on the back of my cable modem. HELP!!

A:trouble setting up wireless router to laptop

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Could use an explanation please. Have a laptop running XP Home with D-Link wireless adaptor. Installed a Belkin wireless router and ethernet cabled it to a cable modem. Life is/was good as far as accessing internet. But, then I connected the router directly to the laptop with an eternet cable into the laptops ethernet port. COuldn't get on the internet!
Can the laptop only have one way to connect at a time, meaning either/or wireless adaptor or ethernet cable to router??
When connecting the router to laptop should the router's power cable be disconnected and the laptop turned off?
Also tried connecting the router to laptop using a USB/ethernet adaptor and oneof the laptop's USB ports. After idle time was unable to reconnect to internet until I ebooted the laptop. Sure would like to understand this connecting stuff better. Appreciate some help.

A:Laptop connecting to internet via wireless router

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Hi there,

I have a Toshiba Satellite M50, it recently came out of the box and is working fine.

I can connect to the internet via my Linksys WRT54G router if I use a cable but I am having problems trying to get it to connect wirelessly.

I called Toshiba and they asked me to check in my device manager for the wireless card but it's not there. According to them it should be in there but it's not.
They suggested I use the system recovery disk and return to factory settings but that seems a bit extreme and I have already moved a lot of stuff onto the laptop.

It comes with a bunch of pre-installed Toshiba tools called 'Toshiba Assist' and 'ConfigFree' which are of no help at all and just seem to confuse the matter.

I'm at a loss as to know where to even start to fix this. I don't know where to look to see if they maybe forgot to install a wireless card (The little switch and light work fine .. to switch on the wireless connection but nothing happens)

The icon beside the clock shows and if I mouse over it it says "Local Area Connection. A network cable is unplugged"

If I open 'Network Connections' there are 2 items in there
One is a '1394 Connection' and it says 'Connected, Firewalled 1394 Net Adapter'

The other says 'Local Area Connection' and it says 'Network Cable Unplugged, Firewalled Marvell Yukon 88E8036 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller'

To recap, I can connect to the int... Read more

A:Problem with connecting a laptop via wireless router

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Hi all

On my (Hardwired) Win 7 desktop and a wireless Win 8 laptop I can see my RT-AC68U router in the network (1st image) also showing my win 7 laptop is connected, however I am unable to see the Router on my wireless Win 7 Laptop (2nd image) although I am connected to the router and can use the internet freely. There must be some settings in Win 7 to enable me to see it. I have a 2TB drive connected to the router containing may films and TV programs, it would be nice to view them on all devices. I've looked through the tutorials and used the search but but generally the search comes up with problems connecting to the router.

Edit: Just connected my spare Win 7 laptop and that can see the Router??? Baffled

A:Unable to see Router in Network from wireless Win 7 laptop

A few things can cause this
is the laptop in the same workgroup as the other pcs
is its ip range the same
from a cmd prompt type
netsh wlan show network

can you see it there?

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As I was experiencing poor wireless performance with my laptop (Dell 1520) and my dlink G router, I purchased and set up a N router. When I try to connect to the router with the laptop, I am asked to provide a username, password and logon domain; I was expecting to only have to enter a security code.

Have I configured the home n router incorrectly or do i need to purchase a n card for the laptop?

Many thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Wireless G Laptop Connection to N Router

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Hi all,

I have wireless internet at home through a Belkin router.

It used to work fine but one computer wouldnt connect. Stupidly, I tried checking the security password on my laptop and ever since it won't connect. (However, now the other computer does!)

It picks up the signal from the router but just won't connect. When I run ipconfig I get a message saying Media Disconnected. I've searched forums and can't find an answer to this.

The laptop still connects to the wireless internet in my office so the wireless capability obviously still works. Do you have any ideas?

Thanks so much!


A:Laptop no longer connects to Wireless Router

Disable encryption on the router and try to connect. Assuming success you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.

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i need to know why i can't connect to the internet through a linksys wireless router when my laptop says its receiving a wireless signal

A:laptop won`t connect to the net with linksys wireless router.

Call you ISP and ask for the settings such as gateway etc.



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Problem is as stated, and I swear I have just about tried everything.

Our network is pretty simple, our internet goes into our Modem/Router, which we have our main computer hooked up to, and then we have a second Wireless Router connected to that giving me wifi access to the internet.

I have also had a good read of this link and tried everything as stated in there to no avail: Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

There was one thing I saw within these forums I have tried but HAVEN'T succeeded in doing, there was a mention of accessing C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking and clear all the files from within that folder, but when I get to \localService I seem to be looking at everything that's inside my documents I THINK, well at the very least I don't see \AppData.

Now interestingly enough I do have internet connectivity going to the laptop, but when I go into the network tab within computer I can only see the laptop computer itself and not the other computer, the same goes for looking at the same screen on the desktop computer, can't see the laptop computer.

Now I have isolated the problem and it is definitely the wireless router, as I have gotten out an ethernet cable and hooked the laptop up directly to the Modem/Router and both computers can be seen on the network diagram screen. The firewall inside the router is turned off too, and so is the firewall on the laptop, the firewall on the desktop isn'... Read more

A:Can't connect to homegroup via wireless router on laptop.

Well I thought and would go that little step further and draw our network diagram in a nifty simulation program called "Cisco Packet Tracer".

Now for those who haven't used/had much to do with packet tracer, with the DSL Modem packet tracer only has 1 Ethernet port and 1 phone line connection, rather than 4 Ethernet ports for connecting things on a wired network like you would see on most everyday modem/routers hence why there is an "imaginary cable link between wireless router and modem router".

Hope that helps.

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My Acer Aspire 1315 running windows vista basic used to connect fine wireless to the internet i was on tiscali until talk talk took them over still had the tiscali router but on talk talk connection all was fine UNTIL! i got a new talk talk router. I must state that my desktop computer (connected straight to router with cable) works perfect and my brothers laptop on windows 7 connects to the rounter wireless with no problems so does my phone and other items all but MY LAPTOP lol my acer laptop WILL connect to new router with cable but wont connect wireless, and yes the wireless is on! all im getting is local only so there must be a mis communication between laptop and new router? please advise as im now pulling my hair out tryin to fix the problem and no i cant get into my router (as in typing the gateway into browser) as im unsure of its username and password help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A:Laptop wont connect wireless to new router

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I have a dell latitude d610 laptop...until last night, I had no problems connecting my laptop to the wireless router...then..I'm not sure what happened, but I can't connect anymore. My daughter has the same kind of laptop and has absolutely no problems with, it has to be something with mine. It's like it doesn't know that there is a wireless connection available. I'm not very computer literate, so it most likely is something that I did...just don't know how to correct the problem.

A:unable to connect laptop to wireless router

often laptops have a wireless on/off switch with dell i think its FN and one of the F keys 10 i think
- are you sure the wireless is ON
can we see and ipconfig /all and an xirrus screen shot

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
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Its going really bad. And the signal i meant is the speed of my wireless network connection from the status. It goes form 54 to 48 to 36, 24,11,5.5,3,2,1. I am getting signal interference from the nearby wireless routers and laptops connected to that. Is there a way i can really stop this annoying problem?
The picture will show you the problem.

A:Decreasing Laptop wireless signal to router

do you have your own router? if so, change the channel it broadcasts on. the channel frequencies overlap a bit, so get as far away by channel number as possible from the others. xirrus has a sidebar gadget that will show all the channels in use in your vicinity. the screenshot attached shows my router at top set on channel 1, with the others in the neighbourhood on 4 and 11, i could have set it to 7 or 8 as well, keeping 2 channel numbers in between me and the others. i didn't as there is a weak one on 7 that shows occasionally.

if you are using a router that you cannot change the channel of, ie. at school or work, there may be an 'advanced' property for your adapter, ie. 'smartscan', or 802.11h that you can change. the examples you attached show a strong signal quality but the speed drops as you note. most systems negotiate the speed down to a level that is acceptable in terms of errors, but they tend not to negotiate back up again & a reboot may be needed. if you are sharing a router, the more active connections, the slower your speed will be as the speed is shared out by dividing it up.

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Hi guys,
I have a Netgear WPN824 wireless router hooked up to my comp which connects another comp in another room of the house. Both these comps are running XP Home. I cannot seen to connect a recently acquired laptop which has an Atheros AR5007EG wireless network adaptor. It finds the network and has full signal showing but does not connect. The laptop is running Vista. Could someone help me out? Cheers

A:Trouble connecting laptop to wireless router

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This ACER system used to work just fine. ACER finds the router and goes online. Brother printer connected to router via Ethernet cable. it does not map anything. ACER laptop comes up as nothing found. When I fired up my HP laptop to look for network addresses and such the Acer could see my computer and map the router and printer through my laptop. Again this problem just occured recently. at one point it say a piece of equipment with a screwed up name which was the printer but it would not print to it. It showed a question mark for the router?? again. It connects to he internet. Any ideas?? I have checked out books from the local library but can't figure out what to look for... I can't even form a cogent question I just can tell you what I see.


A:laptop connects to wireless router but does not see it to map network

When rebooted it at least sees router but not printer. click on system and it sees printer?

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VISTA HOME BASIC has the capability exchange files (like eg .jpg or .tiff) wirelessly(WLAN b/g) via wireless router/dsl modem between two PCs or network ?
what about share a printer when this printer is installed on "router" PC or not (wirelessly) ?

two laptop PCs may connect wirelessly without wireless router ?

A:two laptop PCs may connect wirelessly without wireless router ?

um they should be able to.... i think you have to set up one as a server and connect the other to it

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I was using my laptop and everything was fine. All of a sudden I lost connection to the internet, "cant find server." After trying to reconnect to my named router a couple of time and turning my computer on a and off with no success I reset the moden and Linksys router.

Now I can find a bunch of routers in my neighborhood, but my named router is gone. I do find a Linksys with a great signal, so I am assuming this is mine, but cant tell. Would resetting the router cause it to lose its "identity" and security settings? Sorry for sounding so naive, but my brother set up the network for me.

Thanks for any help, Delta

A:Solved: My laptop cant find my wireless router???

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I am new to this, but I need a little help from you. I am simply trying to add a new laptop to my Wireless G router. How can I start this? Please help.



A:Need a lil help adding a new laptop to my Linksys Wireless G router

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I have recently purchased a new Compaq Laptop and can not connect to my wireless Netgear Router. The laptop can see the router when you go to Network connections but will not allow me to connect. I ahve configured the router and using WPA-PSK and have entered new passphrase. I have also ammended the settings on the network connection on the laptop to reflect the same. I still however cant connect - says "cannot connect to Network" Has anyone got any ideas what I am doing wrong am a novice with laptops and wireless connections. Thanks

A:Laptop cant connect to wireless Netgear Router

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I recently had Verizon high speed internet installed in my house. I connected a laptop to the router with an ethernet cable and everything works fine. I managed to connect with another laptop and another computer via wifi and they also work fine. I now want to disconnect the ethernet cable and allow the original laptop to be mobile around the house. When I first tried this everything worked fine. When I tried again (with the ethernet cable still connected) the wireless internet connection was recognized but would not allow me to connect. The message was something to the effect of "Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. The network may no longer be in range. Please refresh the list of available networks, and try to connect again." The network is certainly there and the router is right next to the laptop - fully in range. The same thing happens when I disconnect he ethernet cable. A few times the router didn't even show up in the list of wireless interner connections. I might have changed some setting someplace but I don't know which one.
I am stuck as to what the problem might be. If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated!

A:Laptop wireless connection won't connect to router

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Hey hope I've posted this in the right section.

I dont know much about laptops and dont know much about wireless, routers etc.

My laptop brand new would pick the internet up outside in my garden, now sometimes it struggles to get a good connection just in my bedroom, normally get around 3 bars now but alot of disconnects, dads laptop is fine, so is the xbox so pretty sure router is fine, (I took my laptop to pc world few months ago because of a free check-up, told them the problem, it seemed to work a bit better once I got it back which took like 2 months. But now its just annoying as the problem has come back.

So I was thinking of buying a new router to help boost the signal around the house, mostly for my laptop and Xbox.

I currently have the virgin media router which is....

and was considering buying...

I didn't no what a Wireless-N Router was till yesterday but I found out my laptop and xbox dont support -N only support G, But If its backwards compatible would it still give a stronger signal even on G mode ?

My budget is around £40, Any help much appreciated

I've also tried changing channels on my router and on channel 11 at moment which no one else is on which didn't seem to help at all. My laptop cant even find other people's networks, where as it use to... and my dads can find at least 8 or 9 other networks.

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A:Which router should I get for a stronger signal & help with laptop wireless

You will never find routers listed by distance (feet, yards, meters, etc). They use dBm to show the amount of power used to transmit the signal. Signal strength all depends on the line of sight, objects in the way, and other variables. Higher dBm is better if you are looking for maximum distance.

As far as laptops, they generally come with built in wireless NICs. You are talking about an actual express card that you plug directly into the laptop. Here is an example of an expresscard expansion slot:

The different channels on the router won't affect the signal what so ever. The different channels are used if you are in a suburban area with many wireless networks nearby or anywhere else with many networks in close proximity.

The only thing that comes to mind is that either your built in NIC is bad or you need a better one.

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Its weird.
My laptop gets on the network fine wireless. However, my desktop which is connected by ethernet does not connect / minimal connection after installing Avast anti-virus.

Really don't want to do another reset because it takes forever to get the laptop to connect again after resetting. Is there anything I can do to the desktop to make it connect?

A:Laptop can connect but not desktop to wireless router

Do you have the evil friend, COMODO, installed. That has been our usual cause lately... they have moved beyond their reputation

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I just bought a new Dlink router and I can't have it connect to my router. It can connect to other wireless networks like at the mall, and at my mom's but won't to mine. I was able to successfully configure the router, my laptop can detect the router, and it lets me enter a security key, and it'll say "please wait while windows connects to the "name of router" network", but that dialog box will just disappear and my laptop is still not connected. One day though, to my surprise, that when I turned on my laptop it automatically connected to the router and I was able to browse wirelessly. But today it would not connect again. We have another laptop at home which also cannot connect to it. I have an iphone and it connects to it with no problem.

My laptop is a Sony Vaio VGN-FE25GP, running on Windows XP Professional 2002. Am I doing something wrong?? Hate having to go through this. Please help....

A:Laptop can't connect to my new router but can to other wireless networks

Make sure you have the latest firmware for the router. If you update the firmware reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure it.

Do you have service pack 3 on the XP? Do you have the latest wireless driver (from Sony's web site if it is an integrated adapter)?

What wireless utility are you using to manage the connection? Are you sure no other one is running?

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A new HP laptop, with Vista on it can't recognize a wireless signal from Linksys WRT54G router. Router is working fine, because another laptop with XP installed can connect. Nokia N81 cell phone can also connect. However Laptop with Vista on in doesn't even recognize that there is a wireless signal. I am not sure about the spesification of the laptom with Vista on it. What could be the potential problem? Thanks.

A:Vista Laptop can't connect to wireless router!

What could be the potential problem?Click to expand...

Two that come immediately to mind ...

a. The laptop has no wireless adapter installed; or

b. The laptop has an integrated wireless adapter that is switched OFF.

Is the wireless switched on? Does a wireless adapter show in Device Manager as OK? Any warnings or errors in Device Manager? Does the wireless connection show in Network Connections?

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I have a HP laptop which is giving me trouble for the past couple of weeks. Whenever I try to connect to my home wireless network, it causes the network to lose its connection. That is, I have a desktop connected on the wired network which loses its connection whenever I try to connect this HP laptop wirelessly. I have to manually recycle the router to regain network connection.

I have another DELL laptop which connects just fine on the wireless. I first thought the router was faulty so i replaced it, but I have the problem with newer router as well.

Any ideas why this would happen? is this some kind of virus on the HP laptop?

Thank you in advance for your help.


A:Laptop wireless connection bounces router

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My laptop charger broke so I havent been on in a while and I finally got a charger and it wont connect. I tried connecting wireless and wired and neither worked. Tried resetting my modem and router a bunch of times... iPhone cAn connect fine to my router

A:Laptop won't connect to router wireless or wires

Meant wired ... Damn iphone

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Netgear WTG624 ver 3 wireless is not supported in my laptop. Wireless either works for all devices or no devices is the SSID is being broadcast.


A:Why don't work wireless router seems to time in my laptop?

Wireless either works for all devices or no devicesClick to expand...

can you explain further - what changes to make all or no devices to work ?

lets see an xirrus screen shot

Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.
Direct link to the program is here

{If the above link does not work heres another link,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need will need to have NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

A user guide is available here

post a screen shot of the program running.
if there are a lot of networks showing... Read more

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A friend just signed up for wireless broadband from a distant tall antenna. He is outside the normal range but can get a good signal only when the modem detects the signal from one corner bedroom window.
This makes a near-perfect hardwire connection to his laptop directly, also a near perfect connection hardwired to a router then hardwired from there to laptop. The intent is to use the laptop away from that bedroom location.

He cannot make a wireless connection from the router to the laptop. He ran (and I observed ) every combination we could think of, and have all the usual questions plus one-IS IT NECESSARY FOR THE ROUTER TO BE CONNECTED BY CABLE TO A COMPUTER ? IS IT NECESSARY TO BUY A DESKTOP JUST TO REROUTE THE SIGNAL ?

Any help, especially a sketch would help a lot, we think its hardware, not software problems.

one external modem (provided by ISP) with antenna to the ISP large antenna
one router connected to modem via lan cable
one laptop wireless connection to router (?)

A:will router send signal to wireless laptop

Would help to know what ISP you are using and what is the exact make and model of all your network equipement.

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