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Home computer is connected but cannot get laptop to connect

My home computer is connected but the laptop does not want to connect. I have folloewd thru with all of the steps that the installation takes me thru. What do I need to do?

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  • linzcast Dec 14, 2008

    Dell,

  • linzcast Dec 14, 2008

    Dell, yes first time set up. Connect to the internet. But it does connect when at work I guess off of some one elses internet.

  • linzcast Dec 17, 2008

    Both laptops say no connection to the internet. The one that is an IBM has been connected recently and will show the homepage offline. The other is a Dell and has never been connected. My home computer is an HP with a 2wire wireless router 2700HG-B gateway. What do I need to do to get the internet connected. The laptop that did work worked fine until I accidently unplug the wireless router on the home computer.

  • zabrina liang May 11, 2010

    How are you trying to connect to the internet? via wireless router? dsl? cable?

  • Marlo Marinakis
    Marlo Marinakis May 11, 2010

    What kind of laptop is it and is this the first time you have set it up? Also when you say connect. Connect to what? The internet, a printer, the operating system itself? Please specify.

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If your laptop worked fine before and all you did was disconnect the wireless router, then you may just need to disconnect and reconnect it again. Those equipment is pretty finicky!

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If your router has a password, it needs to be typed into the other laptop, also the router may not be giving out enough IP addresses, so go into the router configuration (usually on the computer that can connect to the internet by typing 192.162.1.1, or 2.1 or something similar usually ending in .1 , into the address bar (where the www. goes) in internet explorer. Explore those settings a little, be sure to disable anything you see requiring security or and kind of filtering (wether it be IP mac address, etc)

Also, make sure that your laptop can connect with the router in the first place. If it can't then there could be an issue with the laptop, like you could have a wireless N router, and your laptop may only have a wireless A card (which wouldn't usually work).

I hope this helps somewhat.
Stay spicy and happy lappying :)

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