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Solved Laptop will not connect to wireless router

June 7, 2011 at 15:15:20
Specs: Windows XP, 1.989 GHz / 446 MB

TOSHIBA LAPTOP RECOGNIZES LINKSYS WIRELESS ROUTER BUT WILL NOT CONNECT.

GRANDPA


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#1
June 7, 2011 at 22:22:40

You have double posted which is not permitted, see this thread: http://www.computing.net/answers/wi... 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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#2
June 7, 2011 at 22:31:41
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it maybe that your router is using only B,G or N and your laptop is uing a different range, allow both to use all three.
check that your laptop is not set to a permanent IP address.
delete the current wifi settings and reset.
log into the router via cable and check that its not set to allow only one connection or that mac addressing is not set to run

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....


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#3
June 8, 2011 at 16:18:40

Sorry if I offended anyone with my all cap typing, or double posting, which was due to my responding to a request for additional info. from this site.

None-the-less, as I stated in my post, the laptop has previously had no problem connecting to my linksys router I was sure that none of the suggestions in the reply were the problem although I did check to be sure that the wireless function was turned on.

Since the router is used as a junction for my home network and a wireless connection for only the one laptop, I did discover that the wireless funtion has apparently been impaired by power flucuations from recent storms. New router, and 5 minutes and the laptop is reconnected to the www and all is well with my world.

I guess sometimes it's better to check the gas tank before tearing the engine apart!

Thanks for your response

GRANDPA


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