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Lost ability to connect to home network after phone/DSL failure

After some stormy weather, our phone service went out. After it came back, our desktop PC, direct-connected to DSL modem and router is working fine. We have a Dell laptop that is connected to the network via a netgear USB adaptor. Before the phone system went down, no problems. Now we cannot get the laptop online via our own secure network, but we can access someone else's (non secured) network.

When connected to our own, it shows very strong signal but with limited or no connectivity. The router is plugged into a power strip that has surge protection. The router is the WPN824v2

What do we do to get this resolved?

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  • medtechil Jan 05, 2009

    Thank you for helping me out. It was the password that I needed to get right. Stumbled through many of them till got the right one.

    Now I can get online with our own network, instead of hoping someone else is online unsecured.

    Thanks again, I'm glad I found this site.




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Recreate your wlan network.
WLAN signal refers only to radio signal between Router and PC no link with your capability to pass-through: wrong password, access list or firewall can block your access with the strongest radio signal.
Check (or recreate ) your credential on your PC.
Check if you can log as admin into your Router.

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