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Cannot connect wireless although computer sees router

Still no luck. It is very strange. It was working fine and suddenly I cannot connect with any laptop using the wireless card. The computers see the network and the signal is strong. They just will not connect. If I use the cable and plug into the router, then it works fine.

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I had same problem as Fairway30, In our case two laptops and one ISP. Both set to automatic connect. One would work the other would not. Used Gromley's fix plus tweaked ip address. Laptop 1 is xxx.xxx.x.100. Laptop 2 is xxx.xxx.x.199. Our router has an automatic DNS allowing range 100 to 199. The problem was that our ISP would only allow on LAN IP (must pay more if you want more than one). However because our router is wireless and has automatically DNS, tweaking ip allows for 100 simultaneous connections (no charge). Thanks Gromley.

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It appears your laptops are not getting an ip from your router, this is most common reason they won't connect.......do you remember if you have set your router to act as a dhcp or if your router is 192.168.2.1 then go into your connections and set your wireless by right clicking on it....then go to properties.....choose tcp/ip then click properties button .....then click use the following ip address...
in the address type 192.168.2.5 and in the mask type 255.255.255.0 .....the default gateway should be the address of the router 192.168.2.1 and leave the dns as obtain dns automatically then click ok the all the boxes closing them, then restart your computer.
now if your router is address of 192.168.2.1 then let me know so i can give you alternative settings.
but i don't have history i think you said you had a belkin router.
hope this helps

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  • Gromley Nov 02, 2008

    sorry been slow getting back to you fairway, can you do this for me, plug into the router.

    connect to the internet, then click on the start button

    go to run

    type cmd and hit enter

    then on the end of line type this as is but a space between ipconfig and the /all

    ipconfig /all

    then look down to the lan connection write down these, ip address, subnet mask, default gateway, dns servers 1 and 2.

    then unpug out of the router.

    then go to your connections - click start then connect to - show all connections.

    right click on the wireless connection - go to properties.

    click on tcp/ip then click the properties button.

    then enter the all the data you wrote down by click in the "use the following ip address" and the same for the DNS.

    click click ok on both boxes, then on the connections page right click on the wireless connections and this time choose repair.

    try that and see if it connects.

    note: if it does you can't do this for both laptops if you use the them at the same time you will get and IP conflict this is to test the connection for now, if it works let me know and i'll tell you what to use on the other one if you supply me the ip address and the subnet mask.

    hope this helps.

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