Question about Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router
By "verifying my lap top", I assume you mean that the router probably has MAC address filtering enabled.
(Sidenote: Never use the wizzard, because you have no idea what that program does and it is often so much more work to verify and correct everything. Put it away and do it manually!)
In order to get the MAC address from your laptop, start a command prompt (start -> RUN, type "cmd") and enter the command "ipconfig /all" (pay attention to the space before the "/" and: no quotation marks!)
The output will display all network properties, but you have to look for the section that contains your wireless network configuration. You will find a line that looks like
"Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-56-BF-5B-12"
Copy the hex string (the bold part) and paste it in the MAC address filtering page of your router.
Since you did not mention make and model of your router, I can't give you specifics here, but your manual will tell you how to do that.
If this helped you, please come back and leave a comment, so others might use the same solution.
If this did not help, you probably have wireless network security installed and have to provide the laptop with the network key. You can find this key in one of the pages of your router setup. Again - refer to your manual how to get there (usually by typing 192.168.x.x in a web browser). Then copy the key and paste it in the appropriate field, when the laptop tries to connect. If you need assistance with that, I am happy to help you if you give me the details of your router.
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
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1. Shut down any programs that are running on your computer at
2. Make sure you have the following items at the computer that is now
directly connected to the cable or DSL modem. DO NOT CONNECT THE
ROUTER AT THIS TIME.
• The Easy Install Wizard CD-ROM
• The Router
• The Router power supply
• Category 5 networking cable
• This Quick Installation Guide
3. Turn off any firewall or Internet connection sharing software on
4. Insert the Easy Install Wizard software CD into your CD-ROM drive.
The Easy Install Wizard screen will automatically appear on your
screen within 15 seconds. If it does not, select your CD-ROM drive
from "My Computer" and double-click on the file named "Setup" on
5. Turn on your cable or DSL modem by reconnecting the power supply to The Wizard will take you through the completion of the process.
6. Before plugging the power cord into the Router, plug the cord into the
wall, then plug the cord into the Router's power jack.
7. Verify that your modem is connected to the Router by checking the
lights on the front of the Router. The green light labeled "WAN" should
be ON if your modem is connected correctly to the Router. If it is not,
recheck your connections.
8. Verify that your computer is connected properly to the Router by
checking the lights labeled "LAN 1,2,3,4". The light which corresponds
to the numbered port that you connected your computer to should
to the numbered port that you connected your computer to should be
ON if your computer is connected properly.
The Wizard will take you through the completion of the process.
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