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Unable to get laptop connected to home network

Having trouble getting connected with a home secured network. I've typed in the network key a million times and it won't connect

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  • quanisottbre Mar 02, 2009

    I have keyed the key a million times and it just does tries to connect and never make a connection. I have two other laptops hooked up the network....one is a Compaq Presario CQ50-142US PC Notebook and the other one is an HP G60-235DX Notebook PC

  • quanisottbre Mar 02, 2009

    Will try that...........thanks!

  • My reply is May 11, 2010

    Is it possible for you to try and connect directly with an ethernet cable?

    Borrow one from one of the other laptops if you don't have a spare.

  • My reply is May 11, 2010

    Have you checked the WEP key (usually found on the base or bak of the router)?

  • Prabs Pan May 11, 2010

    make sure you have the key right. if it dosnt work try resetting the router. be very carefull....read the instruction b4 tring to reset. or maybe simply it just dose not use the same encryption as you router.

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Usually when I get problems like this upgrading the router firmware and performing a windows update on the laptop will address it.

Do you know how to do this?

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