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Hi i have no wireless from my router. it says i have an available network but will not connect and vista says it is an unknown problem

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  • mattwhitcher Jan 09, 2009

    hi sorry am a bit thick how do i get into the router settings?

  • eecom May 11, 2010

    There could be many reasons why you can't connect. Here are some troubleshooting tips to try:

    1) Can you connect to the internet when you make a wired (ethernet) connection, rather than a wireless connection?

    If you can, this at least narrows down the problem to the wireless connection.

    2) Vista offering you an 'unknown problem' diagnosis might (might) point to a problem with the wireless network adapter.

    You can check the status of your wireless network adapter by going to Start, and type devmgmt.msc into the box you see, to pull up the Device Manager. Go to 'Network Adapters' - click any '+' you see.

    Are there any unusual symbols by the wireless adapter, such as a yellow exclamation mark, or a red X?

    3) If you want to check security settings on the router, here's how to start:

    i) Login to your router, by opening a web browser, and typing into the address bar. Enter username: admin and password: password at the prompt (or whatever password you have set). You should then see the router configuration screen (user interface)

    ii) If you plan to make changes to the settings, use a wired (ethernet) connection to the router.

    You might want to check the following: under 'Advanced', click Wireless settings: under 'Wireless Card Access List' click the 'Setup Access List' button. If 'Turn Access Control On' is checked, uncheck it. Close the screen and go back to the laptop: try to connect wirelessly again.

    Please check back if anything is not clear or doesn't work, but I hope this will help you/us start to diagnose the problem. Good luck..



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You will have to go into the routers setting and set it to allow wireless connections. it may just be set to send out the SSID but not allowed connection. or the saved key has changed from the rougher defalt key


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