|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: 0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask: 0.0.0.0
Default Gateway: 0.0.0.0
DHCP Server: No DHCP Server