Question about Computers & Internet

2 Answers

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?

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • linzcast Dec 14, 2008


  • 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.



2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 237 Answers

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!

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 46 Answers

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, 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 :)

Posted on Dec 16, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Computer is unable to connect to network-internet wirelessly or with ethernet cable

if you go to your cmd prompt and type in ipconfig /all and see what your ip address is...if it starts with 169 type ipconfig /release then press enter then type ipconfig /renew and check your ip address should start with 192

Jul 22, 2012 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Cannot connect to the internet on my home computer. Can connect on laptop. Just got a new modem and is working. Ethernet light is not on when plugged into the home computer. Ethernet light is on when...

Check that the Ethernet driver is up to date on the home computer.
What modem manufacturer and model do you have, now, and what modem manufacturer and model did you have before, when it was working with your home computer?

Aug 04, 2010 | HP Pavilion a420n PC Desktop

1 Answer

Can I connect my HP PSC1510 to my BT Homehub v1?

yes, you can. I have my printer connect to my hub and my desktop and I can print from my laptop wirelessly.
You will need your all in one connected via a printer or USB cable to a computer AND also connected to your hub. Then, go to the computer that is connected through a cable to the all in one. Your all in one should have some way to configure its IP address. I have my printer configured as and it's plugged into the 4th port of my hub. Check if this works.

Mar 14, 2010 | Acer Aspire One Netbook 8.9" Notebook

1 Answer

Connection of laptop to 5.1 home theatre

to hook to stereo you have to have one of these types of cables. you hook the rca ends to the back of stereo and the other end in the computer

Feb 27, 2009 | HP Compaq nx6110 PC Laptop

1 Answer

Adding laptop to home system through Belkin59G .

Good Day!

I believe you are trying to connect wirelessly using your laptop to your wireless router(Belkin 59G). Try to hook it up first on your computer and check if you can go online.

If yes, then that's the time you go to the router's set up page and check the wireless security of the router so that you can connect wirelessly.

If not, then you have to reconfigure the router and the modem. If your internet service provider is cable you can just turn off the router then the modem and waitfor 5 seconds. Turn on the modem, wait for the lights to turn on then the router. After that, check if the computer will be able to go online when connected directly to the router.

Feb 10, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Wireless connection from home desktop pc to my laptop

you will need some type of router to send the connection wirelessly...i have a linksys good and not too just goes inbetween your modem and your computer...not much to can get one of them from like a best buy or circuit city...good luck

Aug 26, 2008 | Acer Aspire 3100-1405 Notebook

1 Answer

Trouble setting up work laptop to use Internet thru home computer

Do you have any firewall installed on your computer?
If so, try disabling it. If it doesnt work, keep going.

does your modem have a green light on the "internet" or "activity" status? if not, you have a problem in your modem.

hope it helps.

Aug 07, 2008 | Belkin (F5D7132) 802.11b/g Wireless Access...

1 Answer

Laptop won't detect wireless connection (but does detect others)

Dearest crystal 7, you prombally need to reset your windows
wireless. go to add and remove and remove the wireless
drivers the reboot your computer and the reinstall your wireless driver ,then go to the control panel go to internet options then to connetions then scrow down to lan settings the put a check in atuomatically detect settings the apply then ok . the reboot your computer then set up your wireless for connections for your house and it should work ...... lala linda

Jun 20, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

90 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Computers & Internet Experts

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18424 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

David Payne
David Payne

Level 3 Expert

14162 Answers

Are you a Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides