My laptop won't connect to the wireless unless I reboot. This happens every time I want to use my computer. I know it's not the router because if I use another computer it is connected fine. The wireless is turned on in my computer so it's not that, and if I try to find a network sometimes it doesn't even show up and when it does, my computer won't connect to it until I reboot. I can't figure out what is going on. I have checked my computer's support website and can't find anything. Hopefully someone can tell me what I can do to fix this rather than tossing it out the window. Thanks!
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Re: Can't connect to internet unless I reboot
I'm not 100% sure....
- Try to creating a new profile on the computer..
Steps - Open the Control Panel - Open the network connection - Right click on the icon of wireless network - Click view available wireless network - Click change advance settings - Open the wireless network - Then create a profile there under preferred networks.
*Note. Make sure that you have the wireless network name and network key to assign.... This is for XP computers only.
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How many wired and wireless computers do you have ion the network. Do you have any wired computer ? Connect your laptop to the router with the Ethernet cable and try to access Internet. See if the wired connection is working or not. If the wired connection is working then I think you will need to check the wireless settings of the router and the laptop.
try reseting the router (pressing the button the size of the tip of a pen) Do not try this if this is the main internet router (unless you dont have any choice). It might need to be reset from Server side (your phone/internett company). There might be some setings lost and you need to set a new password (the old one back)
Plug your computer/laptop directly into router. Can you get to the Internet then?
If you CANNOT get to the internet when your computer is plugged into the router, reboot your router. If it doesn't have a power switch, unplug it. Leave it unplugged. Next, you need to figure out if you have another modem for DSL or Cable. If you do have another DSL or Cable modem, unplug that device to. After 5 minutes has elapsed for both devices being unpowered, plug in the DSL or Cable modem to the power source. Keep the router unplugged from power. After your DSL or Cable modem has powered up for 5 minutes, plug your router into the power source. Wait a few minutes. Reboot your computer/laptop. Try the wireless connection again.
If you CAN get to the internet when your computer is plugged into the router. Reboot your computer. Try to connect again. If you cannot connect after rebooting, make sure you are connecting to YOUR OWN wireless access point and not someone else's.
Do you have other computers/laptops/wifi devices that CAN/CANNOT connect to your wireless / access the Internet?
remove the cat5 cable end that goes from your internet connected computer to your router; remove the end of this cable from your router ; remove your modem to router cable end from your modem put the internet computer cable into where the router cable was in the modem; unplug then: plug in your modem; wait for the modem to reboot; verify that the internet computer is online then swap the cables back where they were you should now be able to connect your laptop wirelessly to the internet.
reboot your modem(power it off for about 10-15 secs), reset your router. make sure your laptop is disconnected from the modem when doing this. Modem needs to catch router's ip address. Start your laptop and search wireless networks. look for your d-link router and connect. Now this is assuming you didn't firewall your router, which in tun you will need to enter your key to connect.
What is the color of the power light? If it's solid red then that only means that there is something worng with it. And since you already rebooted the device a couple of times, you cant to reset it. You press the reset button on your rotuer for 10-15 sec. its usually located on the back of the router. Now let me also remind you that it will erase all of the settings on your router if you do this, so you will need to reconfigure it after you reset it.
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Device communication issue! This sometimes occurs fro many reasons mainly FIREWALLS~ In order to keep this from happeninig you should probably setup a static address on your laptop or if your network has a SSID, it needs to be manually set into your adapter because it is not picking up your network. This often happens when you use your laptop in or on other networks. Easy fix, but need answers to these questions!
Try changing the wireless channel that your router is running on via
the web interface in the router. See what happens when you try to
connect the "Tilt" then.
If that doesn't work, then find out if the Tilt is running on 802.11b
or 802.11g. Disconnect all wireless devices from the router and change
the router's Wireless standard to either B or G ONLY. (Whichever the
phone is.) Connect the Tilt again without any other devices connected
to the router. See if it reboots again.
Those are basics for now. I've never tried connecting a phone to a
router like that before. Otherwise I would definitely contact your
provider and ask them about it. Given that the WRT54G is the most
common consumer-level NAT router on the market, they are sure to be
having issues with it where other customers are concerned.
Unless another wireless device you have is causing the issue. But that
is what you are trying to pinpoint with the above procedures.
I have had similar problems with my home wireless connections for years, across several different brands of routers. By far the quickest solution that I've found is to simply reboot the router; either using the command interface from a computer connected via ethernet; or by unplugging it, waiting 30 seconds, and reconnecting the power.