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My wireless wont connect to home, and it shows a big red ''X'' whenever i try. It says that the setting are different, I changed NOTHING and it worked last week.

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  • solomon_walt Apr 18, 2009

    My computer comes on but when i press for internet it won't connect



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I'll assume you're using Windows Wireless:

Right click on the taskbar icon + view available wireless networks + change order of preferred networks + delete you network from the list + add network + manually enter the SSID and the security key + ok and exit.

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Posted on Mar 03, 2009

  • John Elliott
    John Elliott Mar 03, 2009

    There are still a couple of things we can try, I just want to make sure that it isn't an authentication problem.

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