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Re: laptop connects to router but internet will not work...
You need to then make sure that security settings for your router are configured to allow your laptop ip address to access the internet , which if you have security then there will be a code for you to put in the laptop connection settings , wep or what ever security method your using
also mke sure your laptop is configured to obtain ip address automatically
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If you have an internet connection using the ethernet cable but not on the wireless and there is an orange light blinking.. Try to reset the router by pressing the reset button located on the back or on the location were you can twist the stand for the router. press it for about 10secs and that will return the router on a factory settings. before u reset the router make sure to acces the configuration for the internet settings of your isp provider. if the orange light still there, try to download the latest firmware of your router on linksys site and that should fix the problem
When the router is turned on, the Internet light turns amber for
about 20 seconds and then turns green. If the light does not turn green, the router has a
If the Internet light is still amber 1 minute after turning on power to the router:
a. The Internet is not accessible. Confirm that you have the correct internet setting.
b. Clear the router's configuration to factory defaults. This will set the router's IP address to
c. Turn the power off and back on to see if the router recovers.
If its still not working, reset to factory defaults.
You can restore the factory default configuration settings that reset the router's user name to
admin, the password to password, and the IP address to 192.168.1.1.
To restore the factory default configuration settings:
1. Use a sharp object such as a pen or a paper clip to press and hold the restore factory settings
button, located on the rear panel of the router, for about 5 seconds, until the Power light begins
to blink (see "Back Panel" on page 4).
2. Release the restore factory settings button, and wait for the router to restart, and for the Power
light to stop blinking and become solid green.
The factory default settings will be restored so that you can access the router from your Web
browser using the factory defaults.
With your laptop, you must in any event turn off, DHCP, START>>RUN>>services.msc enter... then scroll down to DHCP, and set to OFF, & Disabled. Check that hasn't somehow been re-enabled. You may just have to note down your settings and re-setup your router again... then using the connect to internet wizard, use that to connect to router, this will re-initialize everything.
If you connect the computer directly to the modem, does it work? If that works then the modem is working. Now connect the computer to the router and the modem to the router. You will need to open the set up page of the router to check the settings of the router. You can set up the router without the CD also. It is very easy. Click Here for step by step instructions about how to set up the router
I managed to figure it out. I had to clone the MAC address to get the router to connect to the Internet.
I still have another problem though, my laptop still won't connect to the router. I'm using Vista, is this a possible network adapter issue? My laptop is fine at connecting to other wireless networks round my friend's houses/libraries...