Matching router settings

November 15, 2009 at 18:11:43
Specs: Windows Vista, AMD Turion X2
i found the problem for my laptop not connecting to the internet. The router settings are not the same on the laptop. How do i fix this? Please help.

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#1
November 15, 2009 at 18:25:22
What do you mean the router settings are different?

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#2
November 15, 2009 at 18:31:04
Which Router?
How is the Laptop connected (wired or wireless)?
Which settings are different?

Post the output of ipconfig /all.


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#3
December 3, 2009 at 12:53:41
hey

my router is a linksys WRT300N wireless-N broadband router. im not sure which settings are the ones that are wrong. my connection box on my laptop keeps saying to make sure that my network settings match the wireless router or access point settings. im not sure how to do that since sometimes my laptop connects within 1 or 2 minutes and other times 15 minutes or a whole hour, and sometimes not at all. i don't know what's wrong.


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#4
December 3, 2009 at 15:34:03
In any case, you must read the routers manual.
I'm abolutely sure, there is a chapter describing, how to configure the wireless router correctly and secure and what you have to configure your laptop.

Without going into deap details, your routers wireless network needs a network name (called SSID).
To secure the wireless network you need to choose the encryption type (WEP, WPA, or WPA2). Recommanded is WPA2.
Then you need to enter an encryption key in the wireless settings.

The SSID and the encryption key are also used for any device (computer, laptop, xbox or whatever), that should be connected wirelessly.


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