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Re: aquiring network address
in connecting wirelessly to the router, we need to make sure the encryption on the router.
Access the router setup screen, check the IP address first of the computer.
Open IE type there 192.168.1.1 username is blank and password is admin.
once it is on the setup screen checked the wireless tab and look for wireless security, verify it and try to connect again.
in your wireless computer, right click wireless connection and go to view available wireless network, try to connect - input the network key if in case it is not asking you for it, click the changed the order of the preferred networks and then removed all the preferred networks there, then try to connect again and you will now be asked for a network try to connect and you should be connected then.
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You wireless network must be secured You will need to check the wireless settings of the router. Is there any computer online using the router. check the IP address on that computer. If yes then you can open the router set up page on that computer. router set up page is the page where you can check all the router settings. Click Here for more information about the routers and network
Hi, If your newer usb wireless adaptor does not have the same settings as your router this is the problem you have. First make sure you have installed the cd software that came with the usb adaptor without it plugged in. After that is complete make sure the wireless adaptor is seen by the computer it is attached to. Then you need to open the settings of the usb adaptor and set it up same as your router's settings. This includes the WEP security password if you use it.
Your wireless router issues IP address to your computers.
Your wireless card on your downstairs computer needs to be configured to communicate with the router, ie WEP or WAP encryption - if your have enabled it, SSID etc.
To configure the TCP/IP settings on your downstairs computer -
Click on Start - Control Panel - then Network Connections - then right click on your Wireless Network connection - click on Properties. Then in "This connection uses the following items, scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties. Under the General Tab make sure Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are selected. Click OK.
If you do not see TCP/IP in the Wireless Network Connection then click on the install button and then install the TCP/IP driver.
IF TCP/IP is OK then before you do the following, turn off or disconnect the power to your wireless router, wait for 1 minute before connecting the power again. Wait till the LED lights indicate that it is on line again and the wireless is on then :-
Click on Start - Control Panel - then Network Connections - then right click on your Wireless Network connection - click on View Available Wireless Networks Do you see your wireless network (ie. your wireless router)? If so click on your wireless router and then click Connect.
You can also click on Repair to try to reconnect to your wireless router. Let me know if it works.
The problem may be the modem has to assign an IP address to your laptop, what you may have to do is plug the laptop into the modem and see if the laptop recognizes the modem with no errors in device manager,
Next turn off the laptop and modem, reboot the laptop then modem for the modem to assign an IP address.