I have installed a linksys wrt 160n router and can see the wireless network on my laptop but it does not show up on my desktop. the desktop has a dell wlan card wireless connection and the computer is about 4 years old. can someone help me connect my desktop to my new wireless system please. thank you.
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If you have a wireless router and it is connected to the DSLor cable modem then -
To connect to your wireless router, the router needsits wireless settings to be configured with the SSID, encryption key etc., alsothe wireless cards in all the laptops/computers needs to be configured withthese router's wireless settings. Then the laptops/desktop computers cancommunicate with your wireless router and access the Internet via the DSL or cable modem.
* NOTE: If you tried to set-up the WRT-160N Router previously, but failed, with the Router ON, press the "Reset" button on the back panel and hold it down for 10 seconds, then release. This will reset the Router to factory settings and erase all previous data. Then do this 1. Hook up the Linksys WRT-160N Router to the modem(cable, DSL or satelitte) 2. Hook up the Linksys WRT-160N Router to your computer via a LAN cable with the LAN cable in Port #1 on the Linksys WRT-160N Router. 3. Type http://192.168.1.1 in the address bar of your web browser. 4. Log-on to the Linksys WRT-160N Router with these log-on credentials: Username: linksys (lower-case) Password: admin (lower-case) 5. Click on the "Clone PC MAC Address" tab. 6. Click the "Clone PC MAC Address" button. 7. Click "Save", click "Continue". 8. Click the "Wireless Security" tab. 9. Choose "WPA2 Personal - TKIP/AES" for encrypted security. 10. Enter encryption password (passphrase). 11. Click "Save", click "Continue". 12. Exit the web browser. 13. Disconnect the LAN cable from the computer and Port #1 on the Linksys WRT-160N Router. In about 5 seconds, your wireless connection should be up and running.
Do a wireless scan on your computer and out how many wireless access is in your neighborhood. More than likely that your router is sharing the same wireless channel number as your neighbor's. Go to your router and cheange to opposite of what your neighbor is on.
Here is how to set up port forwarding for emule: http://portforward.com/english/routers/port_forwarding/Linksys/WRT160N/eMule.htm
If you use emule Plus see here: