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The device appears on the desktop but has a cross through it

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Does mean that is not connected.
Double click on the icon, select your network and click connect.

If you were been connected before, you have some problem connectivity.
you can fin some help here:

1) Your Network or DSL router may have bad or missing information. Powercycle your router and/or rebuild the configuration in your router.

2) Double-check your cabling to the computer. Make sure you have the correct type of cabling, straight-through CAT 5 or possibly a crossover cable and try another cable or test the cable to make sure its working properly.

3) Check your network card to make sure its configured correctly and working properly. Many times setting the network card to 10Mbps/Full Duplex will solve this issue. To do this, open Control Panel, System, Device Manager. Go to the properties of the Network card, click on the Advanced tab and find the Link Speed and Duplex section. Change it from Auto Detect to 10Mbps/Full Duplex.

4) Check and test your firewall. Your firewall, especially if its a software firewall like ZoneAlarm, Black Ice, Norton Firewall or something else could be blocking the connection. Disable your firewall and test the connection. You may have to resolve the problem by even uninstalling and reinstalling the firewall.

5) Check your IP address assignments and workgroup settings in the computer for accuracy. Statically assign IPs to the computers in your network.

6) Reset your TCP/IP stack by downloading and running WinsockXPFix.exe a Visual Basic program designed to fix corrupted TCP/IP issues, host file problems and a variety of other connectivity issues.

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I wan't to use the signal from my router on my desktop for my tabler , But I forgot my password ?

If you have a laptop or other device which has previously accessed the wireless router, you should be able to retrieve the router security key (password) from that device.

If that device is running Windows Vista/7/8, you can read the security key directly. In the system tray (lower right corner), click on the Wi-Fi signal icon, then right-click on the entry for your router, and select "Properties". When the properties box appears, the security key will be hidden; to display it, place a check in the "Show Characters" box. (See diagrams 1&2, below.)

Alternatively, you can install a software program on a computer that has accessed the router, in order to retrieve the security key. My suggestion is "WirelessKeyView", a Windows freeware program from Nirsoft. See: That will display all of the router security keys stored in that computer, under the "Key ASCII" column. (See diagram 3, below.)




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I want to enable the wireless capabilities on this computer..... what do I do?


Good day, if your using a laptop you can do this steps to enable your wireless

1. Make sure the wireless switch is on for your laptop. Usually it located on the upper part or side of your keyboard

2. Make sure that the laptop has a wireless network adapter
>Go to Start and click on Control Panel
Click on Hardware and Sound in Control Panel window. Note: If your Control Panel is in Classic View, you can just double click the Device Manager.
>In Hardware and Sound window, click on Device Manager to open it.
>The Device Manager will appear, then locate and expand Network adapters and right click
the network or wireless adapter you want to check, finally click on Properties
The network or wireless adapter properties window will appear, your driver is working well if it
shows This device is working properly under General tab.
3. If your device does not work well, click on Driver tab to check driver details, update driver, disable
driver or uninstall driver.

For you desktop it should be the same.

4. Next is to connect to any available wireless network on your location to check if you can connect

Reminders: if you don't see any adapter it's either you dont have it ( specially for desktops ) or you need to have the driver reinstalled for it to work.

Hope this help you in your problem on how to enable wireless for your computer. Have a great day and God bless

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I have a dlink dir625 router. I have windows xp on my desktop and cannot access the internet. I can access the internet on my laptop. When I am on my desktop and am trying to get on the intenet I am...

Check parental controls for internet explorer. Open ie
click tools at the top, then internet options then content.
Under the content advisor option make sure parental controls are disabled

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Lost disc for my fouter can I download something

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My laptop internet connection

change the device and replacement it

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Zxyel router Can't get Wirless to work

Hi again….thank you, I see!

The Zyxel manual is very large (350+ pages); it has several versions, and the user interface is quite complex. I was expecting (hoping) you might see the following screen - p108 of the manual I was looking at.....


- but maybe another option has to be selected at login – eg ‘Advanced’?

I’ll leave that one with you for the moment, but it’s worth noting that when you find it - or its equivalent - ‘Active Wireless LAN’ box must be checked, or wireless will not work.

In the meantime, another troubleshooting step is to check the status of the wireless adapter, on the laptop. If you have not done this already, here is a guide:

1. On your laptop, pull up the Device Manager (if using Windows). One way is to go to Start > Run (for Windows XP only) > type devmgmt.msc in the box you see, and click OK.
2. You should see the Device Manager. Next to Network Adapters, click any ‘+’ you see to locate the Wireless Network Adapter. Are there any unusual symbols there, such as a red cross, or yellow exclamation mark?

If so, this suggests a problem with the wireless adapter. For example, a disabled adapter will show a red cross (right click to select 'enable').

There is more troubleshooting you can do within Device Manager, such as updating the device driver - but it's good to check for obvious problems first.

Apologies if you have checked all this already, but this is where I would start, given the problem you describe.

If all seems well with the Wireless Network Adapter, and the router is broadcasting its SSID - or if you have problems with troubleshooting - please come back to Fixya.

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Reconfigure as a WAP only

Do not use a cross over cable, use a normal cat5 patch cable connected from one of the lan ports on the other router to the wan port of this router.
Configure this router to obtain ip address automatically (like it would be configured to connect to a cable ISP)
Turn off DHCP on this device.
That should do it. If it does not, let me know because some router want a static route configured.
If you want 2 seperate networks with internet access, leave the dhcp on but change the internal address so that it is different from the other router.
ie: if the other router is, this one can be 192.168.x.1 (where x is anything but 0)

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Router won't log into it's IP address online

It appears to me that you have everything plugged into the desktop PC. This is not the way that it should be done. Plug the cable modem into the wireless router via the Internet/WAN port. Plug your desktop PC into one of the ports numbered 1-4. Now connect to the router via the wireless connection for the router and you should be able to now connect to the internet with your laptop.
If it still does not work, power down everything in this order: Laptop, Desktop, Router, Cable Modem. Bring everthing up in the reverse order (Cable Modem, Router, Desktop, Laptop) waiting for each device to stablize before moving to the next.
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