Solved cant connect laptop to wireless router.

December 1, 2012 at 03:58:12
Specs: Windows 7
my computer will connect wired to internet and can find the wireless connection but wont connect. my wireless icon flashes intermitently and my mobile will work via wifi. do i need a new router this one is a G wireless Modem router Belkin had it for about 4 years?

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#1
December 1, 2012 at 05:00:36
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You probably need a wpa passphrase or wep key to connect wirelessly. If the wireless connection is secured it usually shows the wireless signal with a little key emblem or says wpa or wep, wpa2. All of which require you to know the password. You can reset the router if you do not remember it.

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#2
December 3, 2012 at 07:32:32
Try to update wireless adapter driver and see if it helps. If you need more ideas, have a look on these wireless network troubleshooting tips.

Hope this helps.


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#3
December 3, 2012 at 12:45:13
Thanks for your ideas, after trying everything and still no joy, I went and bought a new one.

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#4
December 4, 2012 at 02:25:49
ok so you bought a new router which will be unsecured so you should be able to connect right away to the wireless portion. You should read the manual and put in a passphrase for wireless protection or anyone else who can see your signal will have access.

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