Laptop Can't Connect to Wireless

Acer Aspire 5520
March 20, 2008 at 17:37:13
Specs: Windows Vista Home Premiu, 3GB's RAM 1.9GHz AMD athl
OK, so I try to connect to my wireless network and I get connected with "Limited Usability" and nothing I do seems to work.


the Desktop that has the router is a Compaq Presario blah blah blah doesn't matter with XP SP2. the Laptop is an Acer Aspire 5520-5891 with Vista Home Premium the router is a Westell 327W(For Verizon)


Please help! and Thank You in advance.

~Reilly~


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#1
March 21, 2008 at 00:03:47
You need to do configuration of the wireless adapter of your laptop for wireless network.

For that check the following website :

http://support.microsoft.com/search...


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#2
March 21, 2008 at 07:19:27
What do you mean the desktop that has the router is a Comapaq? Do you mean it's physically connected to the modem/router with an ethernet cable?

Did you configure the wireless connection on the laptop to connect using the code on the bottom of the modem/router?

Life's more painless for the brainless.


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#3
March 21, 2008 at 08:08:50
@ Shashin
It says I need "The Microsoft Broadband Networking Setup CD-ROM" I don't have that...


@ Jennifer
The desktop is physically connected with a 3 foot gray ethernet cable.


I do not know how to configure it...

~Reilly~


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#4
March 21, 2008 at 08:15:43
Right-click on the wireless icon in the system tray.

If you see the connection in the Wireless networks list, click connect, you should then be prompted for the key to connect to the modem.

Life's more painless for the brainless.


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#5
March 21, 2008 at 08:34:53
It tells me to enter my WEP which I have, and that doesn't seem to work

~Reilly~


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#6
March 21, 2008 at 09:50:22
What happens after you enter the code and confirm it?

What color is the wireless light on the modem? And is it solid or blinking?

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#7
March 21, 2008 at 09:57:02
When I enter the WEP it says "Connected with limited Usability" I just tried using Network Magic, and couldn't fix it. One of the main problems is I can't access my router settings...

~Reilly~


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#8
March 21, 2008 at 19:25:15
So what about the lights? What happens when you open IE on the Compaq and enter the modem's IP? You're really not providing much information...just bits here and there.

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#9
March 22, 2008 at 10:34:38
The lights do what they are supposed to, the are solid mostly, and blink partially. When I enter the modems IP I can't access my internet settings because it asks for a Password and User name, which I don't have.

~Reilly~


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#10
March 22, 2008 at 14:14:20
If you enter the modem's IP in IE's address bar, it should prompt you for login. Try admin and admin. If that doesn't work, reset the modem and try again.

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#11
March 23, 2008 at 16:39:29
I have tried Admin Admin, Admin Pass, Admin Password, Administrator Pass, Administrator Password. Nothing seems to work, but reset my router I assume you mean Turn it on and then off? I have, and that doesn't seem to do anything. I think I have to get a new router, so I will add it to the list of things I am going to buy...

~Reilly~


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#12
March 24, 2008 at 05:21:29
Did you try admin lowercase?

By reset, I mean reset, not power-cycle. :)

There's a reset button on the back of the modem. You'll need a pencil or pen to press it in, and hold for 30 seconds.

Your ISP would be able to help you with this as well if they are the ones who gave you the modem.

Spending money on a new device is a little extreme, but it's your money. :)

Life's more painless for the brainless.


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#13
March 24, 2008 at 15:10:02
I will try the reset button, and I tried every variation of admin ever. Thank you for your help, but I think I need a new router anyways, Westell routers suck...

~Reilly~


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#14
March 24, 2008 at 17:55:10
Yay! I called Westell and they gave me a key to reset my pass! I can access my internet settings now! Now, what can I do?

~Reilly~


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