Laptop will not connect to my router and different router with a weaker signal is being detected
I have been my linksys router to connect to the internet for the last six months. Today my laptop would not connect and my laptop is showing "belkin g plus" as another way to connect I guess someone in the area has hooked up this router in any case I can no longer connect to my router. I just want to use my linksys router connection. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org thanks Kevin
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Check the WLAN light on the Linksys Router if it's still on and make sure that the Wireless Adapter is ON on your HP computer and can detect other wireless networks, if WLAN is off try to do a power cycle and check again the lights... If lights are ok... connect your PC to the LAN port of the router and access the admin page, try changing channels and see if your wireless computer can detect it, if still not try to do a hard reset on the router
make sure that the linksys VOIP(secure) router is broadcasting it's SSID or signal, otherwise it will not reflect even if you refresh the wireless network. If the router is broadcasting SSID but the lenovo laptop is not detecting it, try to re-install the wireless software for the laptop using the software from lenovo.com, just click Support then Downloads and drivers.
It's just a wireless interference problem. All you need to do is change the wireless channel of your router. Login to the router's admin page and look for wireless channel under the WIRELESS tab. Change it to channel 11 and save the settings. That should solve your problem. You can play around with different channels and check which one is the best for your environment. Good Luck!
can it detect the wireless signal?
did you load the drivers for wireless card in laptop?
check the device manager for any ! or ? in it those need attentio
if you can detect the wireless network then you need to set the wepkey if its enabled. if its not and you have a signal then just click on connect in the wireless network manager
laptops have a wide range reciever built around the screen and tend to be far better than a normal usb dongle.
The fact that your pc is downstairs will be effected a lot because the signals from the router will be bouncing around in an area around the antenna and above, signals below will be effected by floors, doors and wall partitions.
Your best solution would be to place the router on a phone line downstairs and see if the signal is increased.
Try using a different channel as there may be interference from other appliances.
You are probably on channel 11 in the routers settings, so experiment with a channel from 1 to 10, but don't forget to change the channel of your wireless card also.