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I work wireless on my laptop using the router. I am trying to use another laptop through to pick up the connection as well. It says I'm connected with excellent signal, but when I try to access the internet it says I'm working offline and won't connect. I've checked to make sure I'm not set to work offline. My computer allows access from the other computer, I don't know what the heck is wrong? Help!

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You didn't specify if you're using DSL or cable.

I've run into this dozens of times. With DSL, keep in mind the software on the PC is what "dials out" to the ISP with your name / password, and you MUST set the name and password in the router. Otherwise, ONLY the computer that has the software installed (verizon, etc) will be able to connect.

If you're using a cable connection, you don't have to do this, however, most newer Linksys routers come with a 'setup' disk, which MUST be used regardless of connection type.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008


Does your wireless router supply DNS addresses via DHCP or are they configured into the wireless adapter on the other computer? If the DNS addresses are configured into the working laptop's wireless adapter and not the router -- they may need to be configured into the wireless adapter of the new laptop. Is there a proxy server configured into the browser of the new machine that should not be there or does not match the working machine? Is the new laptop statically configured to an inappropriate IP address or gateway or DNS servers for the network you are attempting to use it on.

Posted on Dec 13, 2007

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