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Router Trying to get a router for my internet service. Does anyone know what router is the best to use with Comcast internet? I hear a lot of people are having problems with their routers. Is there a reason for that?

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I would suggest Linksys or Netgear

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1. What is the make, model number, and operating system of your laptop?
2. What is the make and model of your wireless router?
3. Are you aware of whether or not your laptop is compatible with the particular type of wireless router you have in your home?

Assuming you are using any type of windows here are some fairly easy ways to troubleshoot connectivity issues:

First, make sure your hardware drivers are up to date via this linear method if possible:

Go into start menu, enter the "Control Panel"
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In administrative tools find "Computer Management"
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Find your type of hardware and click the [+] to open the tree, then select the particular piece of hardware you are looking for. Simply right-click on the selected device and select "update driver software". If for some reason this option is unavailable you may alternatively enter the "properties" menu and from there click the "Driver" tab and select the "Update Driver" button.

You may then select the option to have windows search your computer and the internet for the appropriate driver automatically, or you can install the driver manually (recommended only for more advanced users, unless otherwise instructed to do so)

Assuming this is done or your hardware drivers were up to date in the first place, your wireless network adapted should undoubtedly be functioning normally. With all systems go you should attempt to connect to your network.

One of three things will happen:
A. No connection =(
B. Local only (not as bad)
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Should you have no connection or limited connection i happen to know a common fix for common mistakes:

1: You must have a computer that is already connected to your network. Should this not be an option you can simply connect straight into your router with an ethernet cable.

2: Right click on the network notification icon in your taskbar (this is assuming you have followed step one)

XP - Select "Status"--->select "details"

Vista - Select "Connect to a network"--->right-click on [your network]---> select "status"---> select "details"

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You want to open a web browser (Internet explorer, Firefox (my personal preference), Netscape, etc.) and type the exact same number into the address bar. This should bring up your wireless router's setup page. Because of the amount of different hardware, this is not exact, but you will most likely be looking for a tab labeled "wireless" and then "security" or "wireless security".

A common mistake is not having everything set-up right between the computer and the router. You need to make sure that all of the above match between the two devices:

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If you are really desperate you can check into updating the firmware on your router as well.

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There is also a guide there for installing the software right underneath it!

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If it does not , you can also login to the router to change this information by doing this:
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