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Wireless network not connected

I have a linksys router which I can't see when I go to network connections, I can surf the net but that's only because I have the laptop directly connected to the router. I have the wireless radio switch on so I have no idea why the router is not showing under network connections and nothing comes up when I click on the view available networks.
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  • dy832001 May 20, 2009

    How do I login into my router? Sorry for the stupid question

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Most wireless routers have an option of "do not broadcast ssid"
(you have to already know the name of the router)
so you need to login it to your router and check all the options and mak

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When you say you have the wireless radio switch on, I am assuming you are referring to the laptop and not the router. When you type in the ip (192.168.1.1) address to interface the router, are you positive the enable wireless box is checked. Some routers do not broadcast wirelessly until manually configured to do so. Good luck

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  • John May 20, 2009

    type 192.168.1.1 into where you would normally type www.google.com - this will allow you to manipulate the settings in your router

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