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Laptops stopped connecting wireless

Our laptops have been connecting to our Linksys WRT160N wireless router for a year. Tonight, suddenly, both laptops lost connection and won't reconnect. I can connect on a wire.

I tried changing the channel but that didn't help.

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    ted1430 May 11, 2010

    A few quick questions: 1. Does the network show as available in your wireless manager? 2. Is security like WEP or WPA enabled for the router? 3. Did you change the default management password after configuring the router last year?

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check if you’re computer is properly connected wirelessly to the Linksys router, you will need to perform six steps:

  1. Checking the IP Address of the PC
  2. Checking the Wireless Settings on a Linksys Router
  3. Disabling Computer's Firewall
  4. Disabling Proxy Settings
  5. Pinging the Router
  6. Pinging the Internet
Checking the IP Address of the PC
The IP address of the computer is another indication that the computer is properly connected to the router.

Checking the Wireless Settings on a Linksys Router
The router’s wireless settings should match the wireless settings of the wireless adapter in order for them to communicate.

Disabling Computer Firewall
Make sure that the computer firewall and any third party firewall installed in the computer is disabled. With a firewall enabled on your computer, you may get an invalid IP address. In such cases we have to disable any firewall installed on your PC.

Disabling Proxy Settings
If you have proxy settings, you need to disable these on your computer. If a computer is accompanied by a router, the gateway for the Internet connection, it no longer needs to get any proxy settings to gain access.

NOTE: If you are using Mac to disable the computer's proxy settings.

Pinging the Router
Ping test helps trace the communication between the computer and the router. The computer sends packets to the router and in return the router sends out replies to validate the connection.

Pinging the Internet
Ping test helps trace the communication between the computer, the router and the internet. To check the computer’s connection to the Internet you should get valid replies when you perform a ping test

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How about to reset your router and setup it the proper address by your internet provider..
laptops only connect to the router automatically if you enable it reconnect and detect its network without manually connect internet, this procedure can see in your wireless properties by enabling it.
And also ask your internet provider if theres a problem also with their internet connection.
Good luck!

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