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Cant connect hiya i,m having trouble with my wireless, the router picks up the modem and my laptop gets a good strength signal but i cant get into the router setup or on the net with it desperately need help here cheers roger

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  • King826 Mar 05, 2008

    i have similar problems, i'm using rangemax router and a rangemax usb 2.0 adapter wpnt121 for my other pc. the problem is i can't connect to the internet even tho i properly install everything. It seems that i can't connect to other outside unsecured networks too. But it detect in range networks but cannot connect. WEIRD HELPP!! but then, my laptop is able to connect to my rangemax router....

    hmm must be the adapter.....

  • AnthonyArndt Oct 11, 2008

    I have the same trouble as King826. All settings are correct according to the the wizard, the manual, and Netgear's on-line KB. All firmware and software is up-to-date. I've tried configuring with the wizard and manually. My computer with the WPNT121 Adapter can connect to my neighbor's network two floors down (he has a Netgear router) but not my own (in the next room).

    I am beginning to suspect that while Netgear's routers are great. Their USB adapters are substandard and only trully compatible with their own routers. Had I known, I would not have bought networking equipemnt from Netgear (I bought my adapter when I bought my neighbor his router and set up his home network).

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Roger Dodger.. Make sure that your securitycant connect - 1.gif password is correct.

Then:

start>control panel>administrative tools>services

Make sure your DHCP client and wireless zero client are started and set to startup type automatic.

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Reset all devices. The majority of Internet issues, including poor wireless signal strength, are very often solved by a simple power cycle of all the devices in the network. Locate the power cords of both your modem and your wireless router and remove them (if you use a modem/router combination, simply unplug the power to that device). Leave them unplugged for a full 30 seconds, plug them back in and restart your computer. When your computer fully reboots, check your wireless signal strength to see if it has improved. If it has not, further troubleshooting is required. Move your computer closer to your router, or your router closer to your computer. Wireless routers do not have unlimited range. One reason your computer may be getting a weak signal strength from your wireless network could be because your computer is simply outside of the router's range. Typically, ISPs (Internet Service Providers) will install your modem in one specific location in the house and the modem will not work at other locations, so moving the modem or modem/router combination may not be a possibility. If this is the case, you may need to move the computer to a location that is within the range of the wireless router's broadcast. If you still get poor signal strength, your router may be experiencing a malfunction. Contact the technical support department of your router manufacturer. Router malfunctions often are not the result of a bad or broken router, but of something much simpler, such as the router's needing a firmware upgrade or an incorrect setting on the router's internal setup. If your router manufacturer is unable to improve your wireless signal strength, it may be time to purchase a new router. Purchase a new router. Wireless routers are priced in part based on how widely their wireless signal broadcasts (in other words, the more expensive the router you buy, the larger a wireless signal the router will broadcast). Included in the packaging of each wireless router is the approximated range, in square footage, of that router's wireless network. A good rule of thumb is to know the square footage of your house and buy a router that can accommodate that square footage. That way, as long as the router is functioning properly, you will have strong wireless signal strength throughout your entire home. Hope this helps.

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