My husband inadvertently turned off the router last night.
He disconnected also the automatic connections to the wireless router and then we had to type the wpa key in ehich we have . NOw the the message is connection is OK but computer does not have IP address assigned.
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Ok, theres probably something wrong in the wireless router, the key may be wrong, well you can just hold down the reset button behind the router and it will work instantly, you just need to reconfigure the security on it.
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Please follow the steps in order to resolve the issue:
1.Open the router page (192.168.1.1)
2.Enter the username and password (by defualt password is admin and leave the username blank)
3.In the router setup page click Wireless and fill the sections and mentioned
Wireless Network Mode-Mixed
Wireless Network Name- As per your choice
Wireless SSID Broadcast-Enable and click Save settings.
4.Now click Wireless Security and select the Security mode as WEP
5.WEP Encryption should be 64 bits
6.In the Key1 enter a 10digit/10 letter password and click save settings.
7.Click Advanced Wireless Settings and fill the section as mention
RTS Fragmentation-2307 and click save settings.
8.Turn off the router for 30 seconds and then turn it on and try to connect your laptops.
OK, to clarify. Ethernet = modem? Wireless box = router? Do you have hardwire connection to router? Check the wireless settings in router with hardwire connection. Most routers use random channel search for wireless. I usually set this for to use one channel only. Stops random interference and connections. FYI: Most routers are on 2.4ghz - same as cordless phones and some hand radios - the frequencies over lap sometimes - even though they aren't supposed to. Microwaves will also disrupt signals.
Click on Start - Control Panel - then Network Connections - then right click on your Wireless Network connection - click on Properties. Then in "This connection uses the following items, scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties. Under the General Tab make sure Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are selected. Click OK.
If you do not see TCP/IP in the Wireless Network Connection then click on the install button and then install the TCP/IP driver.
IF TCP/IP is OK then before you do the following, turn off or disconnect the power to your wireless router, wait for 1 minute before connecting the power again. Wait till the LED lights indicate that it is on line again and the wireless is on then :-
Click on Start - Control Panel - then Network Connections - then right click on your Wireless Network connection - click on View Available Wireless Networks Do you see your wireless network (ie. your wireless router)? If so click on your wireless router and then click Connect.
You can also click on Repair to try to reconnect to your wireless router. Let me know if it works.
Can you still connect to the Internet with the Linksys router? I suggest that you go ahead and reset the SMC router to clear up your previously configured settings. Then before reconnecting it to the linksys router, make sure that you can access its web interface via 192.168.1.1. Don't disable DHCP as your computer won't be able to obtain an IP address from it automatically. Do not change other settings. Next, disconnect the ethernet cable and check if you can access the router interface wirelessly. Once done, connect SMC's WAN port to Linksys' numbered port. Make sure SMC's WAN light is on, as well as the light for the port you used on the Linksys router. Check if you can get online.
With this configuration, the linksys router is now acting like a modem, and the SMC as your router. As long as you're online when wired to the linksys, you should also be able to access the net on the SMC once you physically connect them.
Had same problem just now but somehow power had been inadvertently disconnected at the source when cleaning the wire mess yesterday works fine now after plugging in. Hope yours is simple also, good luck. Chaslannen
are u getting all the lights on the router?if yes then connect the router with modem n if its wireless then turn off all three devices
then turn modem on first n wait till the lights on the modem get settelled,then turn the router back on n the computer,n check whether the computer is picking the wireless or not,if yes try the
After a few tries and re starts it may connect itself, but if not go to Start>Run, then type 'ipconfig /flushdns'.
Try connecting again, but ensure your wireless card is set to obtain IP address automatically and you have enabled wireless connection and DHCP in your routers menu.
Hope this helps