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Link to connect to wireless network does not work

When I scroll over the bars where the internet is connected it says that there are wireless networks available, I also just installed my new router, and when I click on the link to connect to a wireless network it does not do anything. It worked before and now suddenly nothing happens. Please help!

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  • amberrocha Mar 06, 2009

    Thanks. This was happening before I bought the router though. I used to always be able to connect to a wireless network. Now it says they are available but when I click the link to see which networks are available nothing happens. When I got to my Network & Sharing center it shows my router and also says there are wireless networks available but when I click to see them the same thing happens. The link to see the networks just doesn't work?

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Make sure that the router is broadcasting your network (This is the SSID). If it is you should see the name of your network (make sure you change the name from the factory default). If not you will have to log onto your router (http://192.196.0.# number is specific to your brand of router. Should be in manual.).

When you log in under admin you can go to wireless tab and look for SSID broadcast. Make sure it is set to yes. If you have a power setting, make sure it is set to 100%

If you still cant connect you will have to run the network wizard that comes with your router again. Make sure to write your network key down (some routers are case sensitive so be sure to take that into account).

If that doesn't work, check the security levels, as it might be set to a higher level that does not accept new connections.

I hope this helps, if you have any other questions just let me know.

:) Lequarius

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Try uninstalling your wireless device on your PC. Then reboot. It should automatically reinstall your wireless card after the reboot.

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