Linksys wireless router connection problem

May 1, 2010 at 16:25:25
Specs: Windows Vista
Upon returning from travel abroad, my notebook will no longer connect to my home network wirelessly.
It still gets a 100% strength signal from the router, but will not connect to the internet.

The Windows diagnostics keeps telling me the wireless network security key is not correct; so I re-enter it and the diagnostic says "Windows tried a repair but a problem still exists"
so WHAT is the problem? PLEASE help!

Some additional info, to further confuse the matter:

Coincidentally, our desktop crashed just before and was replaced shortly after my return...
I tried multitude ways of re-connecting cables; If done as Linksys instructs, (plugging the cable coming from the modem into the "internet" port on the router) nothing works

Alternatively, if I plug the cable coming from the modem into one of the 4 ethernet ports, and connect eth-cables from the other eth-ports to the new desktop and the problem notebook, internet connections to both will work simultaneously... yay!

BUT it sure would be nice not to be Chained to the desk and be able to roam around the house using my notebook again! ( and it does work when I take it elsewhere, just not at home :( )

The store I bought the router from charged me $45 to look at it, but could not solve the problem...

I know somebody out there must have the answer! :)

I don't know if this is pertinent, but for starters, here is some of the Network Info:
Adapter Name: Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter

IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway:
DHCP Server: No DHCP Server

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May 1, 2010 at 16:54:43
The problem is in the router.
Step 1. Obtain and read your router manual. Press the router reset button to return it to "Factory default" settings
Step 2. Connect from modem to a wired PC direct.
Step 3. Obtain the network info such as your public allocated IP, gateway and Default DNS addresses. Write them down as you may need to manually configure the router.
Step 4. Shut everything down.
Now connect from Modem to WAN (Internet) port of Router and from router LAN port to PC.
Power up the modem, wait a minute, power up the router, wait a minute and turn on the PC.
Open a web browser and enter the router's default IP in the browser address bar. You should be prompted with a login box. Log into the router admin interface using the factory default user ID and password. You will then need to reconfigure your router in accordance with the manual, including re-setting your wireless SSID and security, and if the internet settings cannot be automatically detected, manually set using the details you wrote down earlier.

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May 1, 2010 at 17:08:07
Thank You Richard,
I was not expecting such a prompt reply!
I must go out of town again and don't want to rush & make a mistake,so will give your advice a try as soon as I have ample time;
will report back later... cheers!

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