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Secondary computer will not connect wirelessly; IP address problems.

I just hooked up a Linksys WRT320N and I'm doing fine w/ my house desktop. My iPhone also connects fine but my mac mini in the back of the house can "see" the network but not connect. It seems like the IP address is the problem. I tried to fix the IP address by making one a static address on the router site but I'm pretty sure I just made the problem worse. Help? I have the same problem. I have 2 computers trying to connect to my new WRT320N wireless router and they see the internet but cannot connect to the internet because the router is not assigning an IP address to each comptuer. They show the signal is good/ great and they just sit trying to connect. I need a solution also.

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  • hyder_j May 31, 2009

    The router works fine when the Ethernet cable is driectly plugged into the router. And all of my wireless computers can see the internet/ wireless signal, they just cannot connect to the internet because the router is not assigning IP addresses to the computers.

  • ikkenom May 11, 2010

    Connect a computer with an Ethernet cable directly to the router.

    Follow the instructions in the manual that came with the router to connect to the web-interface "inside" the router.

    The router should display a list of "connected" (wired and/or wireless) computers. The router may even have a "wizard" to help you correctly setup your wireless network.

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If the router is not assigning an IP then you are probably not actually connecting to the network. Try disabling your wireless security on the router and see if they connect. If they do then you know the problem lies in that direction.

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