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No wireless main computer has internet laptop does not.

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    Pat Batta May 11, 2010

    Is Laptop using same WLAN protocol? as Main computer? 802.11 B?

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You need to be a little clear on the spec of the laptop, operating system and the wireless router whether the PC is connected wirelessly or directly with a Ethernet cable. (sorry if this is embedded elsewhere - new to this forum).

If you are using a WEP key remove it temporarily and allow the laptop to find the network then see it if connects. There can sometimes be problems with the WEP key association / firmware of the router.

Also ensure that MAC Address filtering is turned off while trying to connect. Some laptops also have a wireless switch - ensure this is activated (sometimes a dedicated button, function key combo or even deactivated in the BIOS) There are so many things that need to be checked.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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