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Can't get my wireless laptop to work. How do I connect the router to the computer?

I can't get my wireless laptop to work. How do I connect the router to my desktop PC?

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  • Dick
    Dick May 11, 2010

    You connect your router to your desktop PC using an RJ-45 cable. Plug one end of the cable into your ethernet port on the PC and the other end into one of the 4 ethernet ports on the router.

    But that will do nothing for a wireless laptop. Did you have a question about a wireless laptop?


  • mrninja
    mrninja May 11, 2010

    is the router already connected to your phone or cable line? then just use a "network" cable aka CAT5 and plug in in to the back of your desktop tower (it only fits in one place) and plug the other end into the router in #1 or if 1 is taken then #2... If your router is not set-up yet then write back and we will explain how to do it

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First what type of router do you have? What is the model number?
Second ensure that your wireless switch (if your laptop has one) is set to on.
Go into view network connections and ensure your wireless card is enabled.
From you Desktop ensure that you are connected as described in the previous post.
Depending on your router make and model type in the ip address to the router.
Default for linksys is usually 192.168.1.1
DLink is usually192.168.0.1

From here it depends on your specific router.
There should be a wireless setup wizard.

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