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Laptop is showing my network

My desktop is connecting to my router just fine but when i go to connect my laptop, the network isnt there.

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  • brigittetech
    brigittetech May 11, 2010

    I assume you are using wireless on the laptop? If so, pls provide the following information:



    1) Is the wireless card built in? Or is it an external card?

    2) are you attempting to use the OS utility? or the wireless card utility?

    3) if the network is not showing up, is there any wording in the screen where you are looking that could provide some clues?

  • Florenn Baggao
    Florenn Baggao May 11, 2010

    what is the operating system for you laptop?


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Hello write 1tune2,

1. Using a computer wired to the router, please open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator.
2. Connect to the router by typing http://routerlogin.com/basicsetting.htm or http://192.168.1.1 in the address field and click Enter or Return key.
3. For security reasons, the router has its own username and password. When prompted, please type in admin for the Username and password for the Password, both in lower case letters.

Note: If it doesn't take password as the password, you might have changed it when you have run the NETGEAR Setup CD so please try other passwords. If you can't remember the password, you need to reset the router and run the Setup CD to reconfigure it.

4. Click the Wireless Settings under Advanced tab.
5. Check the box under Enable Wireless Router Radio and Enable Wireless SSID Broadcast.
6. Click the Wireless Settings under Setup.
7. Change Channel (recommended are 1, 6 and 11).
8. Change the SSID to uniquely identify your network. You might have a similar SSID with your neighbor.

Note: Do not change the SSID if there are already other wireless computers that can connect to the network.

Other factors that you may consider when you are not able to view any available wireless network.

a. Switch for the wireless adapter is turned off.
b. Distance between the wireless router and computer.
c. Possible wireless interferences.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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