My tablet was wireless connecting to the WAP which is connected to the router (by ethernet cable), which is connected to the cable modem (by ethernet cable).
I was able to access websites with the tablet.
Two days ago we had a storm and power went out in the town.
When it came back, the tablet reconnected to the WAP.
However, I was unable to access any website from the tablet.
I have a desktop pc connected to one of the ports on the router. It was able to access websites and continues to after the power came back.
I reset the WAP to factory defaults and reconfigured it.
I reset the Linksys router to factory defaults and reconfigured it.
I interchanged the cables and ports from WAP to router and desktop to router.
- Desktop continues to access internet, but tablet does not.
I took the tablet to a McD, and was able to access the internet.
I do not have another wireless device to connect to the WAP and then the internet.
I will be taking the WAP to a friend's place to connect and try there.
1) it works, then the problem is not in the WAP, and more likely in the router.
- Any ideas on what else to do in this case?
2) it does not work, then the problem is in the WAP, and it got damaged during the power failure/restore.
Any other ideas will be tried before I head to my friends house tomorrow.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: Tablet connected to Wifi but does access websites
It looks like the wireless part of your wireless router is damaged. If your friend's wireless computer/laptop cannot detect a wireless signal from your wireless router then this confirms the wireless fault.
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If you have a combination modem/wireless router you should be able to connect your tablet to the internet. If not, you will need to either buy a wireless router that connects to your modem to broadcast the wireless signal or contact your service provider and get the combination modem/wireless router.
Talking of setting up your connection, you mean the connection to a wireless access point you own. The wireless router must be yours, with your settings. You and only you should know the name f the connection and the way it is protected like WPA and the password.
If you don't have a wireless router, you can't setup a Wifi connection.
It is all in your manual belonging to the tablet and for the router there is a manual to. If you can't understand what one or both manuals are telling you it has no use typing here what is in the manuals. Please ask for help close by you.
The tablet connection requires the password be input in order to make a connection to the WiFi. Look at the Router's label for the passcode and write it down. Insert the code into the command line in Open Network Sharing (command line). Once you have permission, it should work.
What is the tablet? Are you able to connect to the wireless gateway via your pc/laptop?
Check in the tablets settings and make sure "Data/Cell" services are OFF and that the "Wifi" or wifi adapter is turned ON.
Initial Set-Up Plug your wireless router into the cable connection in your wall. Plug the connection cord into the "WAN" port on the router. Plug the router's power source into the wall and turn the router on.Connect your wireless access point to your router by pushing one end of an Ethernet cord into the WAP. Push the other end of the Ethernet cord into the "LAN" port on the router. The WAP connects your wireless devices to your router. Connect your laptop or computer to the WAP. Click the "Start" button on your computer and then click "Control Panel." Click "Network and Internet" and then select "Network and Sharing Center." The "Network and Sharing Center" window opens. Click "Set up a wireless router or access point." Click the "Next" button. Follow the prompts to create a wireless pass phrase or security key. Write the key down in a safe location to ensure access later, if required.
You need to connect to your wireless router that is connected to the Internet via a cable or DSL modem OR to a Internet cafe WiFi hot spot at a location such as McDonalds, Star Bucks.
Theencryption key secures your data from unauthorized access.
The router's password is a Passphrase or the WEP or WPA orWPA2 encryption key.
The Passphrase generates the WEP or WPA or WPA2 encryptionkey and this is in the router's wireless settings.
To connect to your wireless router, configure the router'swireless settings ie SSID, plus the WPAor WPA2 encryption key and then configure wireless cards in the laptops and orcomputers with these router's wireless settings. Then the laptops and desktopcomputers can communicate with your wireless router.
You cannot use a Wireless Access Point (WAP) to connect directly to your IPS's modem. A WAP does not provide the ability to share a single IP address on the internet like a router does.
Either return the WAP for a refund and buy a wireless router or buy an Ethernet wired-only router and plug the WAP into the LAN side of that router. You would then plug the WAN side of the Ethernet wired router into your modem.
You setup the router with the Ethernet cable always plugged in.. UNTIL you are finished configuring through the Ethernet cable via your browser. Once WiFi SSID & passwords WEP/WAP has been finished, AND you had another WiFi card in that PC the Ethernet cable was also connected to... well, THEN, I guess THEN, you may be able to disconnect the router from PC & then connect it again Wirelessly. But whats the point? But until then you won't find your router ON the Ethernet port, it would then be trough the WiFi adapter.. and that would have to be activated to work. Hope this clears things up