I have 2 computers and a netgear router-the wireless laptop is not connecting to the internet, but the hardwired desktop computer is. Please help! I am not particularly computer savvy
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I dont think there is anything wrong between your router.It's probably some other problem with the wireless pc..Also I am assuming you are using windows environment? If yes be careful when updating as there is a problem with internet explorer 8 and compatibility issues with some sites, even with youtube.com at the current moment.
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If your Desktop computer is hardwired to the router and your laptop computers can't connect wirelessly, it could be your wireless computers are not synchronized with your router by not having the same settings as the router.
You can use the desktop machine to access your router web interface (setup page) to check the wireless settings such as SSID (Network Name-> Name of your wireless signal shown on your laptop computers), channel and security (wether it is WEP or WPA encryption)
The channel and network name will be automatically detected by the wireless computers. If you have an encryption/security on the router, you need to type the password on the wireless computers for them to authenticate.
How many computers do you have? Make sure you can go online first via hardwired. If the internet works fine hardwired, one thing that you can try is change the current channel of the router.
Open the setup page of the router.
1. Launch Internet Explorer, type http://192.168.1.1
2. A username and password box will show up. No username and password is admin
3. Go to WIRELESS tab. Change the channel to 11 and click on Save Settings. Restart your computer and try to connect again.