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Setting up wireless network I get message 'limited or no connectivity'. Works ok on 2 computers but not the 3rd. I think I've messed up the network keys. Is is possible to start over again and not have any password on the other 2 computers?

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Be sure that TCP/IP settings are all set to auto, shutdown and restart and then try to "surf"

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How do I set up a wireless router on my computer?


Connect the ISP modem to main uplink port. Then connect pc to any other port. Done!

Nov 08, 2012 | HEWLETT-PACKARD PC Desktops

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Limited or No Connectivity


<b>Hardware works but wireless doesn't and you're getting the limited or no connectivity error.</b><br /> <p><b>Please note:</b> This document assumes that you have checked that the wireless NIC is turned on and that the Wireless Service and DHCP Service have been checked and that they are both enabled on the notebook and the services are running.<br /> <b>If you're unsure about the services do the following:</b><br /> 1. Start &gt; Run &gt; 'services.msc'<br />2. Search for DHCP Client in the services list. The Status should be Started and the Startup Type should be Automatic. If not, right click on the service choose properties and fix the Startup Type to Automatic. Click OK to close the window.<br />3. Search for Wireless Zero Configurations. The Status should be Started and the Startup Type should be Automatic. If not, right click on the service choose properties and fix the Startup Type to Automatic. Click OK to close the window.<br />4. Close the window<br />5. If you had to restart any of the services, reboot the computer.<br /> <b>1. Update wireless driver</b><br /> Boot the computer into safe mode with networking.<br />Hardwire the notebook to the cable/DSL modem,<br />Uninstall the drivers and utilities for their wireless card.<br />Customer should go to the manufacturer's website and download the latest wireless driver revision for their notebook.<br />Install the latest driver.<br />Shut down the computer and unplug the LAN connection.<br />Reconnect the router and modem.<br />Wait for router and modem to sync.<br />Boot the computer again.<br />Test the connection.<br />If the connection fails go to step 2.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br /> <b>2. Winsocks fix</b><br /> <b>Start &gt; Run &gt; 'cmd'</b> enter<br />Type in the following:<br />netsh winsock reset<br />Computer should need to be rebooted<br />Test computer after reboot<br />If the connection fails go to step 3.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br /> <b>3. Power cycle the router</b><br /> Unplug the router and let it sit for 30 sec.<br />Power down the notebook.<br />Plug the router back in and wait for all the lights to stabilize<br />Reboot the computer.<br />After the computer makes it to the desktop test the connection.<br />If the connection fails go to step 4.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br /> <b>4. Confirm that the connection is set to b or g (depending on router)</b><br /> <b>Start &gt; Right Click 'My Computer' &gt; Manage &gt; Device Management &gt; Network Connections &gt; Right Click on the Wireless NIC &gt; Properties &gt; Advanced Tab</b><br />Click on Wireless Mode under property<br />Make sure that it is 802.11g or 802.11b depending on the router.<br />If the connection fails go to step 5.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br /> <b>5. Move the notebook closer to the router (within 3 feet or less).</b><br /> In some cases the antennae may be damaged or disconnected from the Wireless NIC.<br />Verify that the wireless antennae are connected to the wireless card by going under the panel and looking for them.<br />If the connection fails go to step 6.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br /> <b>6. Check for encryption</b><br /> If encryption is there can it be cleared?<br />Y. Clear settings<br />Hard reset the router (usually involves holding down the hard reset button for 30 sec and having the router go back to default settings).<br />Disable encryption keys on the notebook.<br />If the connection fails go to step 7.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br />N. Do following<br />Hard reset to factory default (to clear any configuration setting that the customer may have set up).<br />Insert the WEP/WPA key using generic setup (on connections)<br />If the connection works resolved.<br />If the connection fails - go to advanced setup<br /> <b>Advanced Setup:</b><br /> <b>Go to Start &gt; Control Panel &gt; Network Connections &gt; Right Click on Wireless &gt; Properties &gt; Wireless Networks &gt; Click on //Network Name// &gt; Properties<br /></b>Select WPA-PSK<br />Set Data Encryption to TKIP (if not already selected)<br />Enter Network Key (confirm case of letters)*<br />Confirm the key<br /> Click OK<br /> *Note: copy and paste does not always work ... type the key in manually!!! (garbage characters can exist in a copy and paste or spaces may appear!!!)<br />Test the connection:<br /> If the connection fails go to step 7.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br /> <b>7. Mac Filtering</b><br /> Hard wire the notebook and verify that MAC filtering is not enabled on the router.<br />If it is disable the filters and test the connection.<br />If the connection fails go to step 8.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br /> <b>8. Verify Channels</b><br /> <b>Start &gt; Right Click 'My Computer' &gt; Manage &gt; Device Management &gt; Network Connections &gt; Right Click on the Wireless NIC &gt; Properties &gt; Advanced Tab<br /></b>Under Property choose Channel <br />Make sure that the Channel is the same as on the router.<br />If unsure:<br />Connect via LAN to the router and look up the channel that it is using.<br />If the connection fails go to step 9.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br /> <b>9. Disable Firewalls</b><br /> Check to make sure that the firewalls are disabled. In some cases these can interfere with connections being made to the router. <br /><b>Start &gt; Run &gt; MSCONFIG</b><br />Disable all startup items<br />Reboot the computer<br />Test the connection.<br />If the connection fails:<br />Uninstall all firewall software and disable the XP firewall.<br />If the connection works resolved.<br /> <b>10. Router firmware update</b><br /> Conference in router manufacturer and explain the issue and tell them WHY an update is necessary (no communication between router and notebook).<br />

on Mar 15, 2011 | PC Desktops

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INCREASE INTERNET SPEED BY 20%


1.Log in to ADMINISTRATOR
2. Start - run - type gpedit.msc
3. Expand the "Computer configuration" branch
4. Expand the "Administrative templates" branch
5. Expand the "Network" branch
6. Highlight the "QoS Packet Scheduler" in left window
7. In right window double click the "limit reservable bandwidth" setting
8. On setting tab check the "enabled" item
9. Where it says "Bandwidth limit %" change it to read 0-- Click apply, OK, exit gpedit.msc
10. Go to your Network connections (start->my computer->mynetwork connection-> view network connections). Right click on yourconnection, choose properties then under the General or the Networkingtab (where it lists your protocols) make sure QoS packet scheduler isenabled.
11. Reboot, and you’re done !

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on Feb 19, 2010 | PC Desktops

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It shows me always limited connectivity


First try to determine whether you can connect to the Internet loadTOCNode(2, 'workaround'); You should first try to determine whether you can connect to the Internet. If you can connect, the error message is obviously incorrect. If that is the case, you might want to disable the error message. To disable the error message, follow these steps.
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type ncpa.cpl, and then press ENTER. The Network Connections dialog box opens.
  3. Double-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.
  4. On the General tab, click to clear the Notify me when this connection has limited or no connectivity check box.
  5. Click OK, and then click Close.

Check for other causes and solutions loadTOCNode(2, 'workaround'); If you cannot connect to the Internet, you have to find the reason. Realize that the reason may not be with your computer, but may be an issue with your Internet service provider (ISP) or with issues on the network at your work. Therefore, for some of these solutions, you might need help from your ISP, or, if your computer is part of a network at work, you may have to ask your network administrator for help. Contact your ISP service loadTOCNode(3, 'workaround'); If you use an ISP to connect to the Internet, before you go any further, first contact your ISP to see whether it is experiencing any problems. If the ISP has problems, wait until the problems are resolved before you continue to troubleshoot. Check the hardware devices loadTOCNode(3, 'workaround'); If you still cannot connect to the Internet after you have confirmation that your ISP is not experiencing any problems, manually check the hardware devices on your small office network or your home network for problems. For example, if a hub, router, modem, or access point is installed on your network, check that it is connected correctly, and that it is turned on and functioning properly. The solution might be as simple as turning on or restarting a hardware device, and then restarting your computer. For more specific troubleshooting information about the hardware devices that you are using, refer to the hardware documentation for your devices. Run the Network Diagnotics tool loadTOCNode(3, 'workaround'); If checking and restarting your hardware device did not resolve the issue, your computer may have a networking problem. For example, your computer may not have an IP address or your TCP/IP settings may be corrupted.

There are tools available in Windows XP that you can use to help you diagnose and troubleshoot networking problems. To use the Network Diagnostics tool to determine the source of the issue, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Help and Support.
  2. Under Pick a task, click the link to Use Tools to view your computer information and diagnose problems, and then click Network Diagnostics in the list on the left.
  3. Click Scan your system. The Network Diagnostics tool collects configuration information and performs automated troubleshooting of the network connection.
  4. When the process is complete, look for any items that are marked "FAILED" in red.

    Note If you do not see any categories that failed, please see the "Additional troubleshooting information" section for more information about how to troubleshoot network problems.
  5. Expand a category to view the testing results. For example, to check the results for TCP/IP settings, expand the Network Adapters section. Then, check whether a network adapter has failed.
  6. You can use that information to try to resolve the issue yourself, or you can provide the information to your network administrator for help. If you are not sure how to use the results from the Network Diagnostics tool to resolve the issue, see the "Next steps" section for help.

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Setting up Network Bridge Connection using Laptop


the simpilist way to do that is to buy a wireless usb stick 15.00 then you can connect directly to update.and if u dont want kids using it for net pull the usb out .

Jun 16, 2009 | PC Desktops

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When i first connect my daughters computer with an belkin wireless router than i stop working than i purchase an d-link not thinking it would make a different but it didn't and still not working do i ahve...


No you can't use two routers (without being an expert to set them up correctly!). Make sure the Belkin isn't plugged in while you're setting up the D-Link. To diagnose the culprit, try these steps:

1) Plug your daughter's computer directly into the ethernet port of the DSL or Cable Modem. You'll need to do this to rule out your Daughter's PC as the problem. If it works fine, then move to step 2. If her computer still isn't working, and another computer connected the same way DOES work - then you need to work on your daughter's computer, becasue that's where the problem lies.

2) Ok since you confirmed your daughter's PC is just fine - and also the DSL or Cable connection is working as well - this indicates most likely the router(s) are at fault. So let's work with the D-Link, since we're not sure if the Belkin is working. Like I said, be sure the Belkin is completely unplugged and powered OFF. Now plug the D-Link into your DSL or Cable modem ethernet port. Turn on the D-Link, make sure the correct indicators are lit on both the DSL/Cable modem and the router. Reboot your daughter's PC and right-click on the wireless networking icon on her taskbar. Choose view available wireless networks - if you see your D-link listed, then the router is working! If you still can't connect - try disabling WEP/WAP and try again. Most likely it's just a security setting that's off.

Good Luck!

Dec 31, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Need assistance starting up my acer aspire computer m1641


Timegatewood,

That would depend on how you would like to get the internet connection to your ACER.

Option 1

Ethernet line
Benefits: Faster connection, easier setup, more secure
Cons: Wires must be physically routed requiring drilling through walls or passing through vent openings.

What you'll need:
Router
Cat 5 ethernet cable from router to ACER and to your HOST PC
Ethernet network interface cards (NIC) in both PC's
any length of cable exceeding 100-150 feet will likely need a network Hub to boost signal strength

Option 2
Wireless
Benefits: Wiless acces to host PC(no drilling through walls etc.) can connect multiple PC's by simply adding a wirless card to new PC
Cons: prone to interference, less secure, setting up security protocols can be cumbersome

What you'll need:
Wireless Router/Access Point(AP)
Wirless adapter for remote PC (ACER)
Someone who is knowledgable about Wireless security to setup the firewall settings in the router.

OK so now that you have the options you can decide which is best for you.

Ethernet : If your willing to drill holes or pass through vents this will give you a faster connection
Wireless: This makes for a no mess/no fuss connection but at the expense of security and potential interference from cordless phones etc..

If you need help setting up your Network connection after you decide which you'd like please feel free to ask.

Thanks
Dave

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I am setting up my 3rd computer on my wireless network, i have had it all running well at another house with 3 computers. i have the main one with the modem set up and working and right now i am on my...


if was working at another house, your settings are most likely correct. try checking the distance of your computer to the router. you may move the antenna or try changing the channel on your router.

Nov 09, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I have a netgear wireless router and can access the internet from 2 computers on the network. The third computer has a WG111T adaptor which accesses the network but when I try to access the internet I get...


Does the 3rd PC have XP on it?
Do a search for WinsockxpFix on Google, download onto a flash drive and run it on your 3rd PC. It will reset your network files on your PC. when it finishes it will ask you to restart the PC. Then you should be able to get on.

Also, did you check if your firewall is blocking the Internet?
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Oct 18, 2008 | PC Desktops

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We have 2 computers in our home and we just had high speed installed through our local cable company. one computer works which is connected to a modem and router. the other was set up wireless with an...


Did you see the wireless signal or your network status in the computer with the wireless adaptor?
If yes, select your wireless network and connect your device.

If no, check the status of your wireless card first
My PC >> Properties >> Hardware >> Device Manager >> Network

If the wireless is marked ( ! ) Install the right driver for your wireless card

If ok, try to set up your wireless connection with windows wireless utility instead of HP utility.
(if necesary uninstall HP utility)

If the firewall can't be fixed this issue is related to your antivirus that it is blocking the setting.

Let me know how it is going...


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