Why is my linksys network not showing up on network list?

August 14, 2015 at 11:47:53
Specs: Windows 7
My home network doesn't show up under Wireless Networks. Everything has been working fine but now I can't get on the internet without an Ethernet cable. However, the Roku is listed on the network list.

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August 14, 2015 at 14:03:11
mmm to clarify - You have a router (wifi and cat-5/ethernet capable). You "could" access it and thus the internet via both wifi and cat-5/ethernet - but now only can use cat-5/ethernet? However Roku is showing as a wifi access point?

What is the exact make/model of your router - and what exactly is Roku?

Have you tried something as simple as a reboot of the router?

Have you been into the router's management/setup area and checked that wifi is "still" enabled?

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August 14, 2015 at 22:53:10
Can you still access/login the router's webpage? or
Have you changed or set an Admin password?

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August 15, 2015 at 08:15:38
Correct. I can access the internet with an Ethernet cable, only. Roku is a wireless streaming device (we use to watch Netflix throughout the house). I cannot access the IP of the router. The router is a Linksys E120. Everything was working fine...wi-fi throughout the house,wireless printer, etc. and suddenly,it's not. I've rebooted several times, the router & computer.

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August 15, 2015 at 10:46:04
I couldn't find an E120 but there is an E1200... So presuming it "is" an E1200... this is a link to the user guide:


It shows the ip address to login to the router's setup.management is

Does that not work for you (connected via cat-5/ethernet of course).

RE' the house system in general.. Did you per chance decide to allocate/reserve a specific ip addresses to/for each device on your network? If not then a reset of the router "may" resolve it all for you. If you have set up reserved ip addresses, and also perhaps invoked an access control list (when things were OK), then a reset deletes all those settings... They will have to be re-entered/rebuilt. Following a reset wifi is by default "usually" disabled; so you have to access the setup page(s) and re-enable wifi and a=re-enter any changes you made when all was well...

The reset button is usually a wee small hole in the back of the router; accessed typically with a paper clip... Press and hold say 10-15 seconds; or whatever is advised in the manual for a reset routine...

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August 16, 2015 at 10:27:19
I have seen many cases where the cabled connection continued to work, while the wireless had quit working. If the above ideas are of no help, it may be time for a new one. Routers are fairly inexpensive if that is ultimately what needs replaced.

To err is human but to really screw things up, you need a computer!

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August 16, 2015 at 13:28:34
Somewhat echoing HopperRox, in that my feeling is that it may have failed re' wifi and thus time for replacement router; but I'd only consider that option after the routines etc. as suggested above...

I have known a few Linksys and Netgear routers fail re' wifi... And also - for whatever reasons - various brands of router "suddenly" disable their wifi - but still OK with cat-5/ethernet of course. A reset etc. as above often has resolved it; even a simple reboot on some occasions too (and the latter of course doesn't wipe any settings re' wifi already in use).

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August 16, 2015 at 15:56:49
One more note: Some routers have a manual switch for the Wifi that may have been accidentally turned off so look into that also.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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August 16, 2015 at 19:12:09
Try reset the router to factory defaults.
The manual should tell you how.

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