I have set up my router and everything seems fine. However when i try to connect my laptop to the wireless network i have problems. The laptop detects the signal but very weak and then when i try to connect it says signal has been lost and try again ? I am in the same room as the router so distance is not an issue ?
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Remove the neighbor's network from the preferred network list. add your own network in the list. If your router is old router then upgrade the firmware of the router. Firmware is the software of the router. You have connected your laptop to the router, to secure the wireless network. When you connect the laptop to the router, make sure that the wireless network connection will be disabled. Once you change the wireless settings, enable the wireless connection and connect to your network.
Be sure your laptop is on the same network as the router (192.168.1.x) X being different from the routers address. Connect via the Ethernet cable to the routers IP address. Enter the default user/password to configure.
Unsure what your problem is exactly but here is something to try. Power off all computers, modem and router. Power up the modem first, and wait until it is completely up before proceeding. Next power up the router and wait until it is completely up, the only light that probably wont be lit is the LAN light. Then power up each computer, they can all be powered on at the same time, that part really doesnt matter. See if that fixes the problem.
if thats only the problem,try first to reset the router than to buy new one..right? i share with u this because its global crisis..jz a joke..by the way, try to reset the router within 30 seconds of pressing the reset botton backside of the router...theres a small hole..use a pin to reset that botton..and after that,you reconfigure your router..and hope everything is new..its seems to be factory reset...keep in touch...dude..
1. it seems that the power outrage had caused your wireless settings to be restored to its factory settings .... so there is a need to reconfigure it again ...
"the settings that are saved to my computer do not match" --- this usually pertains to the network settings saved on your laptop, if it is vista you must delete the old profile,it also applies for xp OS ....
VISTA : >network and sharing center > manage wireless connections >under networks you can view or modify, highlight the old profile then remove
XP : >netowrk connections > right click on wireless network connection and go to properties >click on wireless tab >under preferred networks (box in the middle) highlight then remove 2. to check this do ipconfig on the cmd line •check the default gateway if it is still 192.168.1.1 or 2.1 ( the default gateway is the rtr's address) •open your browser, then type the rtrs ip • leave the username blank, password is admin ( small caps) • then you are in the set up page • check the wireless tab, and very the ssid if it is still or the name of your network which you used to connect to ... • just save the settings if you want to make changes
****** very impt : while doing this changes, your main pc or dsktop pc must be hardwired to the router ,, never make changes wirelessly coz the connection is very instable you will be kicked of everytime ..... ***********
Problem solved. I disabled the security on my network. I connected the new laptop to the unsecure network. I saved the settings on the laptop for the unsecure network. I rebooted the laptop. I re-enabled security on the router. I tried to connect to the network. I got an error on the laptop saying the network saved settings did not match. I modified the settings to a secure network on the laptop and saved the 128 bit key. Rebooted everything. All works fine now.
You did mention that it was working fine for several weeks suddenly your wireless computers stopped functioning and your getting a message that the security key in incorrect. This only means that its either your entering the wrong encryption key or someone changed the previous security key to something else. By the way what type of wireless security did you configured on the router initially was it WEP or WPA, if its WEP(64 or 128 bit) and your using a bulit-in wireless adapter on your laptop you need the default WEP key because the passphrase only works with a Netgear WLAN Utility.
Know if your having difficulties accessing the setup page of the router you may need to check on your browser settings, turn off the pop up blocker and firewall temporarily, also try another computer. Now if all fails you may need to press that reset button on your router and set it up again.
this sounds as if either the router is not set at enable DHCP which gives your pc's and x box an automatic assigned ip address, so check in the routers settings via your web browser that DHCP is enabled, also go to your wireless network card and go to the properties, select the TCP/IP line, click properties again and make sure automatically obtain ip address is ticked, ok and close window.
Do the same with the Xbox in the network settings and make sure that automatically obtain ip address is highlighted and automatic DNS is set.
Lastly make sure non of the pc's network setup is set in a way that other pc's connect to the internet through this computer type set up, they should all be set up using the network wizard using the 'this computer connects to the internet through a gateway' setup, which is your router, but if your laptop is Vista, then everything should have set up automatically when a connection to your router was found.
Lokk in the routers DHCP clients and look to see if all your pc's and the Xbox is listed and given IP addresses.