Im running a belkin router and its all been set up properly and my acer laptop was working fine until i turned it of and now im having major problems trying to connect again its driving me mad what am i doing wrong please help
Sounds like you need to assign ONE device to be the default connection. Or you could be having a power struggle issue between Vista and another driver over the connection. If you have a new system, make sure you do all the Vista updates before attempting to insert an outside influence. Vista seems to have a problem with letting others be the Alpha dog. Service packs first then try to add other devices. Also, with routers or cams etc., if you attach the device before it tell you to do so, 99.9% of the time it will not work properly.
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Chances are, you have both a modem from your Internet company and your Belkin router. when you had the power outage, it took a bit longer for the modem to come up to a ready state and the router was already ready (they come up very quickly). Try unplugging the power to the router for ten seconds and plug it back in. Watch the icon in the lower right corner of your screen and you should see it connect. Then you should be able to get online.
The procedure is 1st. to connect the LAN cable to the router (not to the LAN port marked WAN) and use the browser to configure the Belkin router for the wireless settings.
In the wireless setup change the SSID from the default SSID to what you like., set up encryption (if your wireless card supports WAP then use WAP encryption, if not use WEP 128bit)
Also change the administrator password (write it down and put it in a safe place).
you can disconnect the LAN cable from the computer and router.
If you had not installed the wireless driver for you wireless card, do so now.
Connect the LAN cable to the WAN port on the router and the other end to the Hughesnet.
Now configure the wireless card with the SSID and the encryption that was set on the router.
If all goes well you should see your router and get on to the Internet.
Get back to me with error messages if you have problems.
I believe you are trying to connect wirelessly using your laptop to your wireless router(Belkin 59G). Try to hook it up first on your computer and check if you can go online.
If yes, then that's the time you go to the router's set up page and check the wireless security of the router so that you can connect wirelessly.
If not, then you have to reconfigure the router and the modem. If your internet service provider is cable you can just turn off the router then the modem and waitfor 5 seconds. Turn on the modem, wait for the lights to turn on then the router. After that, check if the computer will be able to go online when connected directly to the router.