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My laptop decided today that it didn't want to get online. It is telling me that my wireless G router has the wrong password. I have put the correct password in and the diagnostics then tell me that everything is fine, but it still won't connect. My desktop is connecting ok.

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  • David Whitbeck
    David Whitbeck May 11, 2010

    based on my clarification request if that is in fact the senerio. Try pulling the plug on the router and pluging it back in. it may fix whatever the wireless issue may be

  • David Whitbeck
    David Whitbeck May 11, 2010

    IS the desktop Hardwired to the router? If so the router just may not be giving out the wireless signal. but your hardwired machine may be fine.

  • A Womans Computer Man
    A Womans Computer Man May 11, 2010

    got to love those self direted laptops..hmmm...so then the router is ok, maybe it is the wireless card inside the laptop. do a repair on the icon, lower right and report back the results, please..

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Sorry posted my last answer as a request it very well may be the solution.

"based on my clarification request if that is in fact the senerio. Try pulling the plug on the router and pluging it back in. it may fix whatever the wireless issue may b"

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