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I have Comcast as my Internet service. they supplied the Arris modem. I purchased a TP-Link 54M Wireless Router (TL-WR541G) for my laptop to be used in another part of the house. I followed all the directions, but I'm unsuccessful establishing a connection through the router. what am I doing wrong? It should be simple, but I really need step by step instructions. Thank you. I use Windows Vista.
1) First, go to "Start Menu" -> "Control Panel" -> "Network and Internet".
2) Now... go to "Network and Sharing Center" and select "Connect to a network
3) Choose "Show All" and hit the refresh button. If you find active network connections, select the one you want (TP-Link 54M in this case) click on "Connect" and don't forget to check the option that says "Start this connection automatically". If you check this option, Windows Vista will connect automatically to the selected network every time you log in.
If no networks are found, you can manually enter all network settings.
In the “Connect to a network” window, click on “Set up a connection or network” Select “Manually connect to a wireless network” and press the “Next” button.
First, enter the “Network name”. In some cases the network name is identical to the name of the router - for example - your router is a TP-Link 54M , so the name of the network is TP Link 54M.
Choose the security type and the encryption you use on your network. Now type the security key (this is found on a label on the bottom of your router and may be called WEP Key or Network Key) and check the option "Start this connection automatically".
Click the "Next" button, then click "Connect to..." and you should now be connected.
This procedure will connect your computer to your wireless router. If the router itself not connecting properly to the net you will have to contact your network provider to obtain the proper settings to configure the router to the internet.
Hope this helps. If so please do rate my answer. If you continue to have difficulties post up a comment with the details and I will continue to troubleshoot this for you.
Posted on Jul 31, 2009
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