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Can't get my laptop to find router

My old Linksys Wirless-G 2.4GHz broadband router stopped working. I bought another one just like it. Two of my computers are working but I can not get my laptop to find the router. It appears to be looking for the old one. Any ideas?

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  • kve21 Mar 09, 2009

    I have my computer (Gateway GM5424, Windows Vista Ultimate) connected to the internet (broadband modem, comcast) with LinkSys SRX 200 router (model WRT54GX2) connecting to a PC Desktop and Laptop (both Windows XP). The Laptop frequently disconnects unpredictably from the internet that cannot be reconnected through laptops' protocols or turning it off then on. Disconnecting the LinkSys power plug for ~10 seconds then reconnecting usually works. Any explanation for this behavior and permanent connection?

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Yes, go to my network places, right click, select properties, then create new connection, the wizard will walk you through, don't forget you have to put in the type of encryption and the Key ,that may be why it's not working. When you set up your new connection, you can select home/office etc, also delete the old connection, as that will cause you problems.

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