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

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


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!

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

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I have a Think Centre 8086-34 U.  We installed a new ASUS RT N56U wireless router in the house and the newer Lenovo laptops are doing well.  The older Think Centre connects to the router and the internet only via a cable.  It detects it and connects to it wirelessly but we do not have an internet connection.  I have also noticed that the laptops correctly identify the source as ASUS 5 G or 2G, the Think Centre does not.  It calls it an unidentified network. Goal is to get a wireless connection to the Internet, we have a wireless connection now but no internet.  Diagnostics state that  "The default gateway is not available"   What does this mean or more importantly how do i get an internet connection?  Could the computer be too old for this router? Thanks!

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Here is what happened before my computer was no longer able to connect to the router. I was playing the new Battlefield beta and everything was well. I went and had a cig then come back and the yellow exclamation of doom is there.

Tried unplugging and replugging everything. Tried disabling and enabling the adapater settings.
None of that worked until I went and grabbed my roommates wireless usb stick and stuck that in. Now I'm online....

Any ideas?

Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
And the router is a cheapo from Charter....Netgear something.
When I plug in both the wireless and the wired here is what I get to show both connetions at once.

Answer:Can only connect to router through Wireless, not Wired

Ahh the dreaded no internet access bug of Vista and 7.

I have tried about 90 different things to fix this, never had any luck. Issues can range from rogue devices on the network to NIC's going bad to filesharing to DNS timeouts

Most pain in the ass issue ever

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I have a wireless ethernet bridge that currently has an ethernet cable from to an xbox 360. I have two computer in this room that barely picks up wireless signal from my router. Can I run an ethernet cable from my bridge into a wired router, and then connect those two computers to the router via ethernet?

Answer:Can I connect my wireless bridge to a wired hub/router?

Yes. You won't want the second router to route though. Turn off DHCP on it, and plug the bridge into a LAN port and plug clients into LAN ports. Don't plug anything into the WAN port or you'll be double NAT-ing.

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My computer will not connect to my router, unless I disable my firewall. I am using Panda Platinum Internet Security. I can connect to someone elses wireless router with the firewall enabled. I have tried to create exceptions within the software to let me connect, but it doesn't work. I keep the network card disabled when I am using the wireless. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the software with the card enabled and the wireless card disabled, but it still wouldn't connect to the router without the firewall diasbled. I can connect wirelessly even though the card was disabled when I installed the software. I also tried Zone Alarm and that wouldn't let me connect either. I am running Windows XP Pro SP2. The network card is a Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet card. If anyone has any suggestions they would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Can't connect to wired router, but wireless is fine.


so I assume then that you are trying to connect via a wired link?
if so, then perhaps you could edit your post to help explain what the problem is?

You are having problems with your wired connection on a 1)laptop 2)desktop
You have ICF 1)enabled 2) disabled
You have tried uninstalling panda firewall shit and connecting 1)yes 2)no
When panda is installed, does your lan connection a) show up as connected but no traffic goes through or b) lan connection says 'no connection
What method are you using for ip addressing 1)DHCP 2)static
if answer to above was 2, then
Are your ip settings correct 1)yes 2)no

or i just totally misinterpreted your problem, in which case, i'm sorry

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

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


Answer:Solved: Connect Wireless Router to Wired Router?

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Hey all,

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

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

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

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

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


Answer:Solved: Connect Wireless Router to Wired Router

Nvm fixed it somehow...

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

Answer:Solved: Connect wireless router and wired router

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

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Hi everybody,
I currently have a desktop with a wired connection to my broadband modem.
I would like to connect a wireless router to the modem (and connect my laptop to Internet through the router) while keeping the wired direct connection between my desktop and the modem.
Is there any way to do this?...
Thank you

Answer:How to connect a wired desktop and a wireless router to the same modem?

Not unless you have an ISP that offers multiple public IP addresses. However, by putting the desktop in the DMZ of the router, you can pretty much accomplish the same thing.

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For the past week I have had a wireless connection and a wired connection to my router, I cant connect to the internet. Also all of my roommates are able to connect to the internet. I have also tried the TCP/IP Repair stack options but that didnt work. Could anybody please help me out??

Answer:Have a Wired & Wireless Connection to Router but Cant Connect to Internet

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Hope this isn't confusing but, my internet provider (my cable company) came in to set up a wireless modem/router when we upped our internet speed today. We have three desktop computers which are hard wired to our existing Linksys router which we have been using previously. Would it be in our best interest to turn off the wireless function of that router (it's hooked up to the new modem/wireless router so the hardwired computers can function since the new unit has no ports to plug in the desktop computers into). Our wireless devices are all 'connected' to the new modem/router (using its passphrase and SSID). Can the wireless capabilities of each interfere with each other? They are sitting right next to each other.

Answer:Solved: Internet provider wireless modem/router and my hard wired router

It's confusing to me, but can make two comments ...

a. If you are not using the wireless network of a router it's best to disable or turn off the wireless--saves electricity and should extend the life of the router.

b. Two wireless networks whose channel numbers are less than five from each other can interfere. In North America if possible use channels 1, 6 and 11 to guarantee non interference.

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Hi everyone,

Right now I have 2 routers, wireless ( one that is connected to internet and a normal wired ( one connected to local network.

When I have the wirless connected with the wired one unplugged, I can gain access to the internet.

The minute I plug in the wired one to access the local network, the wireless one still shows connected but the internet connection is lost ONLY on my PC. Other people connected to the wireless can still connect to the internet no problem.

I am running on Windows Vista Business 32bit. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:Wireless internet connection is lost when I connect to a wired router

Any ideas? Thanks

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Hi all

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

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

Very simple:

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

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

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

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

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

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I am running Windows XP Professional, I have a Pentium III, 150 Gigs of hard drives space, 256 mb of RAM

I have been having problems for the last 24hrs connecting to the internet from my desktop which is hardwired to my router, but I am able to connect to the same router via my wireless notebook.

everything seems to be working fine. My dsl router is all green lights. I've even tried resetting it by pulling out the power source and letting it sit and rebooting everything, but nothing seems to work for the connection.

my dsl router is a Speedstream 5100 and the wireless router/hub that I am using is a Belkin Wireless G Router.

any help would be much appreciated.

Answer:DSL - can connect with wireless notebook cannot connect with hard wired PC

nevermind. i got it working, but its still strange it took a long time to start working when it was obvious that nothing was wrong with my connection.

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so I have the same situation as the user of the above link

1 PC connected wirelessly via a wireless card and via RJ-45 to a Linksys wireless router. And either:

i) from the wireless router to the wireless printer
ii) or from the PC's wireless card to the wireless printer

everything is working. But I want to "change the order of network protocol binding" as below. To make sure the PC is connected to the network via the RJ-45, NOT by wireless:

If I do this, can the PC still talk to the wireless printer? And if not, how would you connect to the network wired, but to the printer wirelessly?

Answer:For PC w/ wired & wireless, can it connect wired to internet but wireless to printer

If the wireless printer is connected to the router via wireless, all wired devices can print to it.
I know the Canon at a clients house works like this as that is how I have it set up.

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Suddenly, a few days ago, my HP Pavilion laptop would not connect to the internet using wireless. The wireless light on the keyboard is blue(I believe that means that it is on), and it won't turn off. Today I bought a cable to connect it to the router, but it doesn't work that way, either. It shows that there are no connections available. Our other laptop connects to the internet fine...using the same wireless router. I tested the new cable on the working laptop, and it connects fine, wired, also. Any ideas?

Answer:Can't connect laptop with wired or wireless

Check in Device Manager to verify all hardware is working correctly. If you find something with punctuation marks you can remove the device and reboot. Windows should re-install it.Possible you got an update from Windows that pooched the network settings.

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Help folks,I am using btinternet router a desktop is connected wired and works fine, i also have 2 laptops, netbook and notebook, which were wirelessly connected until a few weeks ago. the wireless connection on both stopped working tried everything didn't work. so i wired them to the router and they would not connect to the internet either even wired directly.
can anyone suggest something that i may have missed.
Thanks for any help

Answer:Laptop won't connect to internet wired or wireless

In one of the computers that isn't connecting, can you hook it up to the router by ethernet cable then run ipconfig /all in a Command Prompt window. Right click in the Command Prompt window, "select all" and press Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the details into a blank Notepad file and transfer it to a working computer via USB stick or whatever. Then copy/paste the full details into a forum reply here.

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Hello all,

I'd really love some assistance with this issue. No matter if I have my HP netbook connected to a wired or wireless connection I'm stuck on the "Acquiring network" prompt. I've followed along in previous threads up until a certain point. In the services page DHCP cannot start due to error 1075.

I tried SFC /SCANNOW and the anti virus software on the netbook picked up a trojan that's in this file "WINDOWS\System32\drivers\netbt.sys". My anti virus has "quarantined" the virus and it cannot be accessed until the virus software is updated and can deal with the trojan. However I cannot update the software until I can connect to the Internet.

I'm not sure if netbt.sys is needed for this, I did not see it in the DHCP dependencies list. Other than that, the SFC /SCANNOW option did not find anything else.

I was thinking I may need to nuke the system and re-install XP, however this is a netbook and I don't have an XP install CD handy. I am however familiar with how to connect the netbook to another computer to use it's CD drive.

Can anyone think of anything else I can do here? I would love to not have to buy an XP install CD!
Thanks in advance

Answer:Laptop cannot connect to wired or wireless Internet

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Hi Y'all - I have a desktop computer running XP and nice reasonably fast Broadband on virgin media. I'm quite happy with the setup and don't want to go messing about with installing a wireless router in place of the Virgin Broadband Modem. I am getting a wifi Laptop for my wife and want to "Piggy-Back" it off my desktop. Someone told me I could get a "Dongle" that would sit in a USB port on my desktop and relay to the laptop via wifi.
Is this possible ? I can't find such an item.

Answer:Connect wireless laptop to wired desktop

jameswwa said:

Hi Y'all - I have a desktop computer running XP and nice reasonably fast Broadband on virgin media. I'm quite happy with the setup and don't want to go messing about with installing a wireless router in place of the Virgin Broadband Modem. I am getting a wifi Laptop for my wife and want to "Piggy-Back" it off my desktop. Someone told me I could get a "Dongle" that would sit in a USB port on my desktop and relay to the laptop via wifi.
Is this possible ? I can't find such an item.Click to expand...


The USB WiFi adaptor is the receiver side that would access a WiFi router or Access Point (AP).
You need the transmitter side so that wife's laptop can connect to it.

IMO, wrong approach.

what you have (apparently) is

VB Modem ===>Your Desktop
what you are attempting looks like

VB Modem ===>Your Desktop - - wifi - - laptop
1) this requires the ICS active on the desktop and
2) then put a wifi router(or AP) for the laptop to connect to.
If you're going to get another router then --

what you really want to do is

VB Modem ===>new wifi router ===wired ==>Your Desktop
+ - - - wifi connection to the laptop

This is NOT replacing the VB modem, but adding to it downstream so all the VB settings are left asis

This has the advantage of
allowing either system to be powered off and still ... Read more

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I have had a Acer Aspire 5742-6814 for a month or so now. Yesterday it suddenly would not connect to the wireless network in my apartment and won't connect to a wired network either. It says that the wireless drivers are up to date and it just stopped working out of nowhere. I tried connecting to my school wireless network and that would not work either. I have tried some of the solutions that I have seen including:
Resetting modem in apartment.
Checking "Connect even if network is not broadcasting its name (SSID)" (which seemed to work for some people with similar problems).
I really have no idea what is wrong or if it some kind of hardware issue. I can provide any further details. Any help that could be given will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Laptop cannot connect to either wireless or wired networks

Welcome to SF,

What type of Security or Firewall Software do you have installed - Norton, McAfee etc...?

Check your browser settings for any proxy servers, remove it if found.
How to Remove a Proxy Server |

Verify that all your Network Services are Started.
Click on Start, type services.msc then press enter.
• COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
• Computer Browser
• DHCP Client
• DNS Client
• Network Connections
• Network Location Awareness
• Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
• Server
• TCP/IP Netbios helper
• Wireless Zero Configuration ( XP wireless configurations only)
• WLAN AutoConfig ( Vista wireless configurations only)
• Workstation

Please post an update of your progress.

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I've been at this for days, scoured much info and many threads, and tried many things; so I could go on and on for days about all I've found and tried.  I'll try to be concise, but I also want to be thorough.  Every other forum I?ve posted in has asked the same questions, so I?m just going to try to get it all out there right off the bat.  I apologize if I come off as curt.  I?m usually good for some laughs, but I?ve been at this for way too long and am feeling pretty deflated. GOAL:  Achieve connectivity between my desktop and my new T520 - be able to swap files without fumbling thumb drives or emailing myself. SYSTEM SPECS:   Desktopself built: AMD Phenom II X4 3.4GHzMobo: Gibabyte GA-890GPA-UD3Hnetwork adapter:  Realtek RTL8168D/8111Drunning Windows 7 Professional   LaptopLenovo T520network adapter:  Intel Centrino Advanced N 6205running Windows 7 Home Premium   RouterBelking F5D8231-4  version 3000 SUMMARY OF EFFORTS THUS FAR:Firewalls:  Windows & router disabledAnti-virus:  (AVG) disabled, then uninstalledNetwork adaptor drivers: updatedRouter firmware: updatedRouter has been restored to factory settingsPower cycles performed multiple times at various pointsTried static ip addresses (presently set to dynamic) - shared ip addresses not the causeSharing options have been enabled both in general network settings and specific foldersPinging results in either "Request ti... Read more

Answer:Cannot connect desktop (wired) & laptop (wireless)

Here is a link of Microsofts way to setup networking. It's tells the steps and difference between the older workgroup and the newer homegroup which Win7 has and can use. Since both your PC's are Win7, Homegroup should be the way to go.

This link is how to create a homegroup.

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ok, I have a desktop computer running windows xp pro sp2 and a laptop also running wxp sp2. I bought a linksys wireless-G router to share the internet connection and I also want to share files and a printer between the computers. The internet connection is fine, the problem i'm having is that none of the PC's see each other in the my netwrok places area.
I''ve ran the wireless wizard setup and added the ip adresses to the firewall settings and still nothing. What am I missing here guys?

Answer:I can't connect my wireless laptop to my wired desktop

nevermind guys, I found a way to work around this problem
if you are able to ping to each pc, then you can access each pc's resources using thier IP address. For some unknown reason the PC's show in the "my networks places" section but wont allow you to access the shared files, only if you acces them through their ip adress:

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Basically I'm trying to share wireless Internet to my desktop PC through a wireless laptop. The wireless router is 2 floors above me, so it's impossible to just connect straight to the wireless router.

Basically it looks like this...

Cable Modem
[sisters PC] --- ~Wireless router~


~[Wireless Laptop]~
Onboard NIC
Wired router
My desktop PC

Hopefully my terrible network topography made sense. I think the biggest problem i'm running into is that the default IP for the wireless router and my wired router are conflicting. I had to change my wired router to (so i can access both her and my router seperately) and I even set my router to start at so there would be no conflicts in IP between the two.

If I try to use the uplink port in the wired router from the onboard NIC, nothing work.. If I use the port on the router, it drops the internet, but keeps the LAN connection. If I try to bridge the wireless in the laptop to the onboard NIC, nothing works either.

I've got it to the point where I can have Internet on the laptop, or LAN between the two computers, but never both. Can anyone please tell me what i'm overlooking? I'd be greatly appreciative.

Answer:Need help connecting a wireless laptop to a wired router,

Set up internet connection sharing on the wireless laptop. Then just use the wired router as a switch. Plug the laptop nic into one port and the destop into another port. Do not use the uplink port. No need to configure the wired router at all.

Set the laptop and your desktop to have static IP addresses as well as all 3 computers in the same workgroup.

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Can anyone help with a router issue. My PC, LAN CAT5, can see my NAS, also connected via CAT5, but can't see my laptop and my laptop can't see either wired device. Both computers run Windows 10.

The router is model F5D7234-4 V5 and Belkin won't help without my buying a plan. This capability never has worked even when both were Windows7. It used to not be a big issue, but now I bought a NAS to both backup files and swap them easily and the laptop is in the dark. I have looked at every setting on the router and nothing seems to address disabling/enabling traffic between the wireless and the LAN.

Thanks in Advance for any help

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I recently bought a Netgear Wireless N 150 router (although I haven't set it up yet). One reason I chose it is that I was told it can be used as a wired network between our two desktop computers, and as a wireless access point for the laptop. But frankly, I don't always trust what the sales people tell me.

I've read on many sites that wired computers have some advantages over wireless, including security and speed, so I prefer a wired LAN for the main computers (they are within feet of each other and will stay that way). But I would like the convenience of going online via the wireless connection with my laptop in the other room.

I've never done this before (I always just had a wired connection between the 2 desktops and didn't bother going online with the laptop) and I need to know if this setup will cause any problems I should know about.

Please don't suggest I go wireless for the entire LAN -- I'm just too set in my ways to make that leap right now. If my planned setup won't work, I'll stick with my current one and forget the laptop.


Answer:Solved: Can I use my wireless router as wired router & wireless access point?

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Just woke up yesterday and desktop won't access the internet. It shows a normal connection but neither IE nor Firefox will display a page. ("Page cannot be displayed")

Someone on another site suggested trying "netsh winsock reset" which didn't seem to accomplish anything. What can I do to fix this or figure out my problem?

Answer:Desktop won't connect to internet (wired) but wireless laptop does

I should add that I have not had any problems with my laptop connecting wirelessly.

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i have desktop with internet connection via cable to
ADSL2+ Router
and 2 laptop with internet connection via wirless to
Wireless Access Point which is connected to the ADSL2+ Router

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how i share files between desktop and one of laptops
or between the two laptops
thanks for you all

Answer:Wireless Laptop ( WAP ) to Wired Desktop ( ADSL router ) LAN

i can see one of the laptops but when i click on it give me an error msg windows cannot find \\LaptopName
and viceversa on laptop i can see my desktop and when i click on it it give me the same error

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I have an odd problem - Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop Win XP SP3 and a Dynamode Wireless Router.

When online using wireless, there are a few websites that I cannot access via the router. But if I connect to the same router with a network cable, then I can access those sites.

Wireless connection - Can connect to most sites, but one or two fail - for example brings up "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" Choosing Diagnose Connection Problems gives no error. Yet, plug in the ethernet cable and the same website then works.

Pinging that site when using wireless gives Cannot Find Host and tracert gives Unable to resolve target system name.

I am sure there is a broken DNS list when wireless and a different DNS list is used when wired.

In Network Connections, both the Local Area Connection and Wireless Network Connections have the same TCP/IP properties - Obtain IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically.

As far as I can tell, IPCONFIG /ALL shows the correct addresses of both connections.

Any ideas? I have tried flushing the DNS on both connections but that made no difference. What is preventing the Wireless connection from forwarding the DNS request to the router?

I thought it might be the router, but the only other device I can use wirelessly is a mobile phone, which connects and brings up the same webpage, so that seems to resolve the address ok.

Thanks in advance if anyone has some clues.

Answer:Laptop & Router - can't access some websites with wireless but can with wired

ipconfig /all is identical (except for the device's IP address) for wireless and wired, right?

There have been a few cases where this symptom showed up with a particular (usually wireless) adapter and router. All the "solutions" I can remember were to buy a new router or adapter.

You can try updating the adapter's driver; and update the router firmware and then reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure. If you find a new fix for this you will be a trend setter.

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Hi all...............

I used to think I was good with PCs.......but I'm struggling with this one!!

My ISP is NTL (Virgin). I was connected via the USB and all was well. I recently purchased the router above. This router uses the ethernet cables, which I believe I've put in correctly, but if I leave in the USB it uses that route & if I remove it.........I get nothing!! I'm having no joy. I want to keep a wired connection for the PC and have the wireless for the games machines etc.

Can anyone help??

Sorry..a little more information. when I tried to re-install the modem using the ethernet cable option, an error came up saying..'put the USB cable in and try again!'

Answer:Connected laptop wired through a wireless router into an NTL modem!

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I am intending to experiment with my home network by going wireless with my new notebook/laptop but still leave my PC and my two son's PCs conected to my wired router.Can this be done?Without going into the technical details, which I can research later, I understand I can plug a wireless router into my wired router/modem?Also without getting too technical if I can do this and wish to view emails on the notebook can I view my mail on the notebook but decide if I wish to actually download them onto the notebook or leave them on the PC. With Exchange Server my employers remote users can opt to view email headers and messages on their laptops but choose to either download the full email or leave them on the server for download later (if my info is correct). Can this be done with Outlook in Office 2003?

Answer:Wireless laptop & router with wired PCs & router?

Flopper,Yes, you can connect a wireless router into a modem router to set a wireless network. You could also use a wireless access point rather than a wireless router.If you use a wireless router, you will probably need a cross-over ethernet cable to connect the 2 routers, though some have auto-sensing uplink ports and can use a normal cable.You can't view emails on one pc from another in a home network unless you have a mail server, which is what you have at work. There are a number of work-arounds, though. One option is to use webmail - many ISPs have a webmail option. The other is to set your email clients to leave email on the server rather than download to a pc, so that any pc can access them. In both cases you can decide between yourselves a protocol for removing them from the server.Regards,Felix

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I set up everything and if I have it wired it works fine but wireless it says can't find page when you try to get on the internet. I have set up networks before and never had a problem. first time I have used a Belkin router G+ I guess one of my question is this. I was reading on the Belkin site that it is already set for dynamic and that is for a cable modem and sounds like I should change it to pppoe for a DSL modem. would that make the difference. It is a brand new laptop and the wireless card is on and it sees the network and works when wired, it says it is connected wirelessly but wont get on the internet when not wired. Would the pppoe thing make a differnce? Please give me some help here. Thanks

Answer:Belkin wireless router with vista-wired works wireless doesn't

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I have a T500  (Intel WiFi 5100), and 2 computers on an existing wired LAN network (LinkSys cable modem, and ethernet LinkSys router).  I would like to connect this laptop wirelessly. After some reading, it seems the easier solution is to get a combo-wireless&wired router, like the LinkSys WRTU54G.  Has anyone had success with this unit, or any other wired+wireless combination? My cable b/w is less than 10Mbps, so even wireless b alone should be as fast as I can use.  I'm looking for whatever is functional and least expensive   

Answer:Wireless Access Point / Wireless&Wired Router - for ThinkPad T500

I have one and it works fine with various, up to 4, Thinkpads connected wirelessly, one connected wired, plus a wireless print server and Tivo on the network. 

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Here is my question, My roommate has a wireless network installed in the apartment we share. It is actually set up nicely, very rarely any problems getting on-line and browsing and such. The router is a Netgear WNDA 3700 and cable service is thru Comcast. I play a lot of on-line games and sometimes the connection will drop and I get a lot of lag and sometimes die (no fun). I was wondering if it is possible to run a Cat 5 cable from the back of the router straight to my computer, there is 1 connection available on the router, and If this is possible I want to make sure it won't interfere with him getting on the internet and doing whatever he does while I'm on-line. Thank you in advance for any help or suggestions.

Answer:Solved: Wireless and Wired connection thru Wireless Router

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I have a Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router, model WRT54G. I have a PC and a Mac hard-wired to the router, with a desktop and laptop PC wirelessly connected. Until this week, all has been well.

My hard-wired computers are having no issues. My wireless laptop PC is doing fine as well.

My wireless desktop PC will not connect through the router. The odd bit is that it will connect to the router. I can ping it and even get to the router's web interface to configure it from the wireless desktop. I don't understand what is happening, any tips of suggestions? I can't connect to anything past the router; Internet, other computers' shared resources...

Answer:HELP: Linksys Wireless Router, wired and wireless networking

Try giving it a static IP within the range of your network. sounds crazy but I had the same problem and that solved it for me. It would see my wireless and connect but i couldnt do anything with it. It would ping and see the router too.

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So i have a Linksys WRT110 when connected to it both wireless and wired i get "local only" both times. can anyone help me out?

Answer:Connected to Wireless router both wireless and wired no internet

Hi -

Is the system new?
Do you have an Internet Security app installed, e.g., NIS, N360, KIS, McAfee, etc. . .?

Regards. . .



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I have setup the belkin wireless G+ MIMO router and both computers (PC Compaq Presario SR5085AN and Laptop Compaq Presario 2100) and I have access to the internet from both computers, but try as I might I cannot get the two of them to talk to each other please help

Answer:Share files xp home laptop (wireless) to PC Vista (Wired) via Belkin router

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

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

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic.

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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.

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Answer: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 a Netgear MR814 Cable/DSL Wireless Router to share a DSL connection. I have it upstairs connected to the modem and one computer. Downstairs I have four computers that need to be networked and have access to the connection. I have a D-Link DWL-810+ Wireless Bridge to communicate with the Netgear wireless router upstairs. I want to connect this wireless bridge to a Netgear RT314 Broadband Router. When I plug the Wireless bridge directly into one of my computers' ethernet ports I am able to connect to the internet. If, however, I plug it into the routers "Internet" port, I am unable to communicate with the bridge. Whenever I try to access the wired router's configuration utility( it asks for a password lets me access the main menu, but then I lose connection to the setup utility and have to reset the modem to be able to do the same thing again. This last issue only began to occur after I decided to plug the D-Link Bridge directly into my computer.

I realize that this is a rather extensive list of problems but help on any one of them would be great. I also realize that there are other ways to do this with different equipment, but different equipment is not free (The wired router was given to me) So if anyone knows anything that could get these working for me I would really appreciate it.


Answer:Wired Router-->Wireless Bridge-->Wireless Router

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I have a belkin wireless/wired router, and it's really starting to stress me out. I have the wireless part working just fine, all my wireless computers connect to each other/the internet just fine. BUT, my wired computer is not connecting to the internet at all, but the DHCP is still assigning it an IP address and the computer thinks everything is fine. When I click on Internet Explorer, it says that the page cannot be displayed. It's driving me mad, can anyone help?

Answer:Belkin Router, Wireless and Wired... Wired Problems...

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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?

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Answer:Laptop can't connect to wireless router

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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!

Answer: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 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?

Answer: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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Hisome info for this posted in previous topic, but basically...Have dell laptop and am trying to connect to my netgear router. I have another laptop that connects fine, but this one will only connect via a Lan cable.I am using wep - though the keys used are definitely the same on both laptops and I am not using the 'wireless station access' list - this is for hardware filtering/access I believe.Any suggestions of possible reasons would be great - I didn't have a problem with the router before, it just seems to be an issue with this laptop so I'm thinking settings or something. CheersKel

Answer:Laptop can't connect to wireless router

It just confuses the matter when you try to open a subsidiary posting on the same topic. it would be best to select which topic you wish to keep current and mark the other as resolved.Otherwise those trying to help you will be going backwards and forwards. They may even disregard the postings because it does not flow.

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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.

Answer:Laptop cannot connect to 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.

Answer: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>

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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.


Answer:My laptop can't connect to wireless Router

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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?

Answer: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 now have another problem, a problem that has me stumped.
My laptop won't connect to the wireless router. It connected before, but now as I went to use it today, it wouldn't connect, and I tried about everything I could think of.
My laptop is a Dell Inspirion 1525 using Windows Vista, and my wireless router is a TPLink router. The router works as I can connect my smartphone, and my Blu_ray player through it. I resetted the router many a time using a small screwdriver but each time on opening a browser I gets a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark in it in the system tray. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the wireless card; I tried using WEP and an open unsecured network - as the laptop never connects using WPA-Personal, I've always used WPA2 using encryption TKIP, but for some reason it couldn't connect. I even used encryption method AES, but still it wouldn't connect. Even obtaining IP adress automatically doesn't solve the problem.
This has happened since I've connected my laptop via ethernet cable, when I was having trouble with my main (tower) computer last week. I even tried disabling ethernet port, but nothing seems to work

Answer:Laptop won't connect to wireless router

Do you have a wireless button (usually on the front of laptop)? If so make sure you haven't accidentally set it to OFF.

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I have a NETGEAR Wireless ASDL Firewall Router DG834G, which I've been using with my Dell desktop. I've just bought a Dell laptop which cannot connect to the wireless router. The laptop shows the network to connect to, but when I try to connect it says 'Windows did not receive any responefrom the wireless router or access point.'I've tried to manually connect, adding network name, security type and security key, and it still doesn't work. What do I need to do?

Answer:Cannot connect laptop to wireless router

Start -run - type services.msc press okscroll down to wireless zero configuration and check it has started.

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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!

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

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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

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

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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.

Answer: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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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.


Answer: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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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

Answer: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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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.

Answer:Wireless laptop cannot connect to router

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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

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

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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.

Answer:Laptop will not connect to wireless router

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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.



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

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Are there any good sites people know of that explain clearly how to set up a wirelss laptop to a Belkin router?There are no other PC's in the house - just one laptop and one router to be connected to AOL on an ntl phone line.

Answer:how to connect a wireless laptop to a router

you will need to connect to the router by wire at first to get it setup the manual should tell you how to access the router (usually through your browser http:\\ etc) you can then setup the wireless network give it a name make sure the ssid is switched on and to enable 1 of the forms of encryption so you are the only one to use it.

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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?

Answer: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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Answer:Laptop will not connect to wireless router

You have double posted which is not permitted, see this thread: Stick to one thread to avoid confusing helpers.You should not POST IN UPPER CASE as this is considered to be shouting and is bad forum manners.STICK to your second post for replies.

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Can anyone tell me if it's possible to connect an External hard Drive to a Wireless Router.Would I need a specific Router or would it be possible using my existing NETGEAR MR814?Cheers

Answer:Connect External hard Drive to Wireless Router

No, to do this you will need a NAS (Network Attached Storage). This will plug into your router and act as an external hard disk

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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

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

Meant wired ... Damn iphone

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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 ?

Answer: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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My router is connected by wired connection to my old pc which is not working properly ( I cannot start up or switch off as of today and can no longer even use safe mode) and we have 3 laptops connected wirelessly. The connection is still working but as I can no longer access the router online ( i could only do this via the old pc which isn't working), I need to set up my router on my laptop now.
I am worried though that if I try to do this i will do something wrong and end up with no connection. Also, I don't want to have to have a laptop connected by wired. I am also not sure about getting the ssid and network name set up right. Can someone advise me how to do this? Thanks.

Answer:Want to connect my router to a new wireless laptop as I cannot get into Windows on my old pc.

If you have three laptops working wirelessly then you have connections to your router already. You do not need to have a PC connected by ethernet for your other PC's to work wirelessly. If you need to access the router configuration pages for some reason then you will have to connect to the router by ethernet - you simply plug an ethernet cable into a laptop (turn off the wireless) and it should connect as the settings on the wireless laptops are the same as on the ethernet connected pc.
As far as SSID is concerned if you have not made a note of it this can be found on your router's configuration pages.
You haven't given much information on the problem with your old PC - maybe the forum can help with this.

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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

Answer:Laptop cant connect to wireless Netgear 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.

Answer: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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I need help. I have an IBM thinkpad. I also have a Speedtouch 576 router which works perfectly well wirelessly with my pc, my sons laptop and his friends laptop. My thinkpad detects the router but wont connect even when I put in the WIP code. It keeps connecting to someone elses belkin!!! I have tried refreshing it and putting it 1st on the connection list but it just passes it by. It also will detect and connect to my neighbours sky bb. My ISP is AOL.....I am not very computer literate but I have tried everything I can think of (not much) I have tried turning off the auto IP address and typing in the IP of the router etc but that didnt help.

Answer:My laptop wont connect to my wireless router

Try thisGo to control panel-network connections- right click on wireless network connection-properties- wireless networks. Click on the networks you wish to remove e.g. sky and belkin and click the remove button.Now try your thinkpad.

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I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 9300 laptop and I am trying to connect this to a BT Voyager 2100 wireless ADSL modem. The modem came as part of a kit which included a BT Voyager 1060 Laptop Adapter and a cable which was also supplied (I think this is called an Ethernet cable, but I may be wrong).I can connect to the internet by connecting the laptop to the modem using the cable, and the connection by that method, does not give me any problems. I bought the kit to allow me to surf the net from various locations within my home but this is where my problems started. I kept getting it set up with the help of the BT helpline staff, at great cost, but the connection keeps dropping and has to be continually re configured. I must be doing something wrong or I have a hardware/software conflict when trying to use the laptop wirelessly.The laptop has the following hardware 1. A 1394 net adapter. 2. A Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller. 3. Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200 BG Network Connection. All these were pre loaded/fitted by Dell. I think that these may be fighting against the BT 1060 laptop adapter and may be the cause of my trouble.I need help to configure the laptop to allow me to connect wirelessly to the BT Voyager 2100 ADSL modem with or without the use of the BT Voyager laptop adapter. I am completely new to wireless connections and am totally disenchanted having believed all the hype about wireless connections. Surely I am missing something important during the setup sta... Read more

Answer:Laptop Won't Connect To Wireless Modem/Router

Remove the BT 1060 wireless card and all the software including the drivers for the 1060 wireless card..... your right when say that they are causing conflicts with Dells built in wireless card....Next, disable the onboard LAN and make sure that the wireless connection is enabled and that the Windows firewall is also disabled.After that enter the routers web config page and make sure that the wireless part is enabled and you know what the encryption key is (if one has been set).Now goto Start > Run type cmd and hit enter. Now type ipconfig /release (hit Enter), then ipconfig /renew (hit Enter).

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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?

Answer: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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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.

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

Answer:Solved: laptop would not connect to wireless router,tried all,please hel

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Hello all, I just got new internet service set up, and hooked up to my router on my desktop and it runs fine, but now when I go to the laptop the net wont work.. When I go into control panel/net options, it says its connected, when i hit diagnose, it says everything is working fine, yet when I go into explorer or firefox I get the ole "page cannot be displayed"
Anyone have an idea how to make this work? Thanks!


Answer:Wireless laptop and router, Wont connect

What kind of encryption are you using on your wirless network?

What you should do is disconnect from the wireless signal, then reconnect and re-enter the authentication key. More than likely the key was entered wrong or you are using the wrong encryption type.

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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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Answer:Laptop wont connect wireless to new 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!

Answer:Laptop wireless connection won't connect to router

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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

Answer: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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i have a wireless router that is wired to my desktop PC, works great. if i connect my laptop by wire i have internet access also. but i cannot get it to connect wirelessly. it finds the connection but cannot connect it also finds 2 other connections although weak conects to one of them and i can use the internet ( don't know who they are) but although it sees mine and with 98% signal strength , no connection. Please any suggestions

Answer:cannot connect laptop to netgear wireless router

Which wireless router and is the laptop wireless enabled or are you using a wifi card / USB adapter. Makes and models please.You should have a connection icon in the bottom right taskbar which you can click and select your connection. then set up a profile for your laptop connection and make it your preferred one. However if you have a wifi card or adapter this may have switched to the manufacturers interface. ost back and we`ll sort it out.

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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


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

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My laptop will not connect to the internet through a new Virgin Media wireless router we have. I am able to get on the internet via a TalkTalk wireless router we have, but can only connect to the internet with limited connectivity via the Virgin router. Any help on fixing the issue with the Virgin Router would be great.

Answer:Laptop cannot connect to internet using new wireless router

If the router is seperate from the modem. Switch both off for 1 minute then switch the modem on.2 minutes later switch the Router on and see if that makes any difference.

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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....

Answer: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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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

Answer: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 network setup is as follows :-Router - BuffaloXP PC Desktop connected directly to wireless router.Vista installed on laptop wireless connection to router.Until this week I was able to use laptop to connect to the network using its wireless connection. Now i am unable to connect and the router is not being displayed in the list of available routers. The laptop can see other routers in the area, just not mine. I have reinstalling the connection using Vistas wireless wizard and manual method, both methods stating that connection was successful, but router is still not available.any ideas on what I can try next???

Answer:Vista laptop unable to connect to wireless router

Go into the router's wireless settings and ensure it is still broadcasting its SSID (Network Name). You can open the router's configuration pages by typing its IP address ( for a Buffalo router) into the web browser of your XP PC which is connected to it by ethernet cable.

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Starting this past Monday, my personal laptop can no longer connect to the wireless router. It can see my network in the list, but says it can't connect ("Windows cannot connect to Kim's Network") and gives me suggestions for how to deal with a weak signal. There are no problems with the signal, as my work laptop connects just fine and the fact that the personal laptop won't connect even sitting right next to the router. I've had intermittent issues with interference from my cordless phone in the past, but this doesn't seem to be the problem this time because it hasn't been able to connect in 5 days.

I've done all the regular things -- resetting router, updating software, checking for updated drivers, etc., and nothing so far has helped.

I'm on a Dell Inspiron 1720, running Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1, using an Airport Extreme router.

Answer:Solved: Unable to connect to wireless router on one laptop

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I recently bought a new windows 7 laptop and tried to connect into my my router it did this successfully but it always now says no internet access when i have full bar wireless connection it only works if i am beside the router but if i walk away it doesnt work my other windows xp laptop works just fine even from 30ft away, my windows 7 laptop when troubleshooting the network that there is a problem with the wireless adapter or access point but its a new laptop i also bought a new home hub from bt because i thought that was the problem, it also says when troubleshooting that 'the connection between your access point, router, or cable modem and the internet is broken'

Answer:windows 7 laptop wont connect to wireless router

then you have a hardware problem or the Win firewall or some other Internet Security program is causing it. Uninstall all Internet security and virus/firewall programs and turn off the win firewall and see if it clears up.

Just turning these program off doesn't really turn them off. you have to Uninstall for them to give up restricting you.

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Hi, bought a new Netgear WRN2000 router for my home, set up the connection for the house through my laptop and was able to connect wirelessly on another laptop and a desktop with a USB adapter with no trouble. However when i tried to connect to the internet wirelessly on my laptop on which i had set up the connection it could not connect to it. When i tried diagnosing the problem it said i needed to reset my router and/or access point, so thought i had done this and then i tried to connect the routers network name had been changed from what i had named it and the passphrase had been changed from what i had registered it to during set-up. My next thought was to re-install everything again and once i could not connect wirelessly, only with the cable attached to the router. Why is this, i have another wireless router at my student address that does not need to be connected to a pc to operate, though i cant seem to go completely wireless from this router. What would you suggest i do to solve the problem? i wouldnt say im particularly unknowledgeable with computers having set-up connections before.

Answer:Wireless router wont connect wirelessly to my laptop!

Just a thought....have you switched on the wireless button on the laptop? I'm only speaking from experience!

I had a similar problem with one of our laptops and after trying everything noticed the wireless on switch....was not on!

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Please help!
I am trying to connect my new laptop to a belkin router (54g) but it wont let me (i have already been able to connect to my other laptop). The laptop i am trying to connect i to is an ASUS and runs on xrandros or lixus Someone said i needed to get a code (not my encryption key i know that).

Answer:How do i connect a belkin wireless router to an asus laptop

Actually, the only "code" that I can think of is indeed your encryption key.

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I just moved to Florida and I just hooked up DSL internet through Bellsouth and I have a router that I used where I used to live that was hooked up through cable internet. I am having trouble getting my laptop to hook up to the internet even though the DSL is working just fine on my desktop. My laptop is an HP, I'm not actually sure about any of the specs, but I'm sure that I could find them. I'm not computer savvy at all, so I would definitely need everything put in layman's terms, please. If there's anyone that can help, it would be greatly appreciated. If more information is needed, please, ask. Thank you.

Answer:Unable to connect to internet on laptop with wireless router with DSL

Is the current configuration (router/laptop) unchanged from your working one in the previous location? If so, it should continue to work in your new location because the wireless network configuration should not have had to be altered.

Can you confirm that your wireless radio is on? Most laptops have a button, switch or key sequence that can turn on/off the wireless radio. Do you "see" your wireless network when you scan for available networks?

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I went to a friends house to put a password on their wireless router (Netgear WGT624 v4). I also turned off SSID broadcasting. After that I plugged everything back in as normal.

There is one desktop, two laptops, iPhone, iPod, PS3 (wireless) and an XBox 360 (wireless), everything connects fine when I input the name of the network and password, except for one laptop. It "sees" the router and allows me to enter the password and "connect automatically" is selected, but after a couple seconds it will say can't connect.

Answer:Secured wireless router, now Windows 7 laptop can't connect.

what wireless encryption are you using?.

What is the laptops Make and model?

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I have a x61 with built-in wireless Intel WiFi Link 4965AGN network adpater (driver updated to latest version Just converted my wireless 802.11g router (Linksys) to a 802.11n router (D-Link DIR-655).  Wired connection works great, but wireless is not able to connect in 802.11n mode (only connect in 802.11g mode at the slower 54Mbps). ThinkVantage Access Connections (updated to version 5.02) can identify the new router as 802.11n at 100% signal strength but is not able to connect in 802.11n mode.  Tried to edit the wireless mode of the location profile in Access Connections but there is no selection for 802.11n.  I cannot find any more setup I can edit.  Any known issue with ThinkVantage for 802.11n connection or compatibility issue with Intel WiFi Link 4965 AGN network adaptor?   


Go to Solution.

Answer:Wireless AGN network adapter unable to connect to wireless N Router in 802.11n mode

awkc wrote:  802.11n router (D-Link DIR-655).  Wired connection works great, but wireless is not able to connect in 802.11n mode (only connect in 802.11g mode at the slower 54Mbps). The DIR-655 only operates in the 2.4 Ghz WiFi band so you will never get 270 Mpbs connections from a 4965AGN (which is properly 802.11n Draft 2 compliant dual band device) with it. You need a 802.11n dual band router to get full 802.11n speeds with a 4965AGN. Try enabling WPA2/AES encryption on both the 4965AGN card and your DIR-655 router and you may be able to get 130 Mps connections. Better still, ditch the DIR-655 and get a Linksys WRT-610N or similar (that is, a dual band 802.11n Draft 2 compliant router).Cheers, Bill 

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Hey guys, need some urgent help here.

I have a program on my computer called Intel(R) My WiFi Technology, which has something to do with my network adapter (Intel (R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN). I recently had an annoying notice popping up from this program saying 'The Wireless Network Adaptoor could not be found'. So I decided that I should find a solution on Intel's forums. I came across a thread that discussed my problem, and one of the Intel workers mentioned that Uninstalling and Reinstalling the program would be the best solution. So I followed the steps and came across a huge problem . Turns out that once I removed this program, my computer wouldn't connect to my wireless network in my house. I went onto my other devices throughout the home and they all seemed to be working fine, and that my router was still working fine aswell. I went onto my other computer and downloaded the program onto my USB, and installed it back onto my original computer. There still wasn't any difference, and my computer still currently can't connect to my wireless access point. I've rolled back drivers, updated them, and I've refreshed wireless network adapters in my Network and Sharing Center in Control Point. I'm starting to run out of ideas, and I really need some help. My computer can still detect networks though, but I've discovered it can connect to my Mobile Phone's Access Point, meaning I can connect to 3G through my phone. I'm sus... Read more

Answer:Uninstalled/Reinstalled Wireless Network Adapter - Can't connect to Wireless Router

Make sure you have the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site.

Delete all wireless profiles. Then try again to connect.

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector and show ...

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

Type the following command:


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

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

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

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The first laptop connected straight away after changing some settings on the router homepage but the other laptop could not connect. After generating some WEP keys and fiddling with the setting for a while i got the other laptop connected. But now the original laptop will not connect. Arrrrgggghhhhh. Please help me

Answer:Can only connect one laptop to siemens gigaset SE587 wireless router

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