Broadband working on home PC but wireless not working on laptop
Home computer is connected to the internet without difficulty. But when attempting to connect via wifi enabled laptop a comment box is coming up " there may be a problem with your domain name server" There is obviously no problem with the broadband connection as the home computer is accessing the internet without difficulty which leads me to believe it is a problem with our wireless router.
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The setup disc for the router only needs to be run once when setting up the router to work with your internet provider and modem/router. You can try putting the disc in your desktop computer and reconfiguring the router.
If the wireless security on the router is enabled, then the pre-shared key or encryption key on the router and PC should match.
To check the wireless settings, use the laptop to access the web interface of the router. Follow the steps below:
1 Using your Internet browser, go to http://dsldevice.lan or to the IP address of your router (by default: 192.168.1.254). 2 On the Home Network menu, click Wireless. 3 In the upper-right corner, click Details. 4 The wireless Access Point page appears. Under: - Configuration, you can find the network name (SSID). - Security, you can find the encryption.
On the PC wireless, access the wireless network connection. Select the SSID and then type the encryption key or pre-shared key.
Once the encryption key on the PC and router matches, then you should obtain an IP address and get online.
you will not see your router in any of the places you looked.
Easiest method: Shutdown your PC and laptops. Unplug the power from the router and the cable modem. Wait 30 sec. then plug in the power to the cable modem, wait 30 sec. then plug the power to the router. Wait till you have "Internet" light then restart your PC and laptops. The PC and laptops should pick up an IP address and you should be able to get on-line. This is if you have a cable service provider.
You have the right device to connect the two computers on your home network. Once you are connected to the router and internet on both computers, make sure that both computers are members of the same workgroup name.
While both computers are on, go to My Network Places and click on view workgroup computers, you should see the other computer as well as the one you are sitting at.
Control Panel, double-click Network
Click the PPPoE connection under the Broadband group that you
want to share, and then click Change settings of this
connection under Network Tasks.
On the Advanced tab, click to select the Allow other network users to connect through this computer's
Internet connection check box.
PPPoE connections behave in a similar way as do dial-up
networking (DUN) connections, and you may want the connection to be
automatically dialed when another computer on your network attempts to connect
to the Internet. To do this, click to select the Establish
a dial-up connection whenever a computer on my network attempts to access the
Internet check box.
If you want to allow other network users to enable or disable the
shared Internet connection, click to select the Allow other
network users to control or disable the shared Internet connection
Under Internet Connection Sharing, in Home networking connection, click the LAN (Local Area
Network) connection that connects the computer that is sharing its PPPoE
Internet connection to the other computers on your network.