I am literally sitting next to the router but I can't get any connectivity to my laptop. The wireless router's ethernet cable is connected to my home computer and my phone line is connected to to the router. All three of the lights are green, but when I try to connect it says "Low or No Connectivity" What's going on? Do I need the CD, cuz I don't have that anymore.
I have a similar problem. When I restart my HomePortal, my laptop will see it and can only connect with low or no connectivity. But I cannot actually connect to the Internet. When I disconnect and reconnect again, my laptop does not even see the name of my HomePortal anymore. Is it time to replace the HomePortal? If so, please let me know how and which one should I get.
I have the same problem as him bear but my wireless is def. activated. SBC told me they dont know why it wont connect and that they're nothing they can do. No problems are blocking it, they jus think my DELL LAPTOP! is not able to connect? yet it recognizes the router. I play games and my registry is bad on shooting,and i think it is because of the this third party router im havig to use through the homeportal even tho the router in my homeportal is disabled so it is just a modem for now.
My laptop is able to connect to any other wireless router that I have encountered up to now. It's a HP laptop and there's a switch to turn on the wireless connection. My laptop can detect my router, but when I connect it says that I don't have connection. When I look up wireless on my desktop it says that I need a USB or set up manually. The router will be connected to my desktop majority of the time.
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Re: Can't connect to laptop
Open your network connections and enable the wireless adapter. that should get your wireless working unless your antenna is not turned on, You should go into your control panel and check if the wireless in there is on, Let me know if that works if not there a several different things we can try.
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Yes this is possiable. First you need to unplug the power to the Motorola and the new router. Second connect the ethernet cable from the Motorola to the internet port on your second router. This port may be colored in yellow, marked as modem, or the ethernet port by its self. Third connect a ethernet cable from the new router to a desktop or laptop this is only to configure the new router. Next power on the Motorola and wait for the online light to become solid. Then plug in the power to the new router. Give the router about two minutes to obtain ip address from the motorola then try to get on the internet with the pc connected with the ethernet cable. Now you can run the new router setup cd on the wired pc to setup router. Once completed remove ethernet cable to the pc and connect to either network you have and you are good to go. Any questions just ask.
It depends that whether your router is wireless or wired.
If it is a wireless router then there is no need to connect the laptop with the cable, you can use the laptop wirelessly
If it is a wired router and as you said that the Desktop is already connected to the router with the cable so in that case you have to get another ethernet cable and can connect it from the router to your laptop
LAN port #1 on router <--- Ethernet cable --> network-port on desktop computer
LAN port #2 on router <-- Ethernet cable --> network-port on laptop computer
If the router has built-in "wireless" capability, then use the desktop computer's connection to the router to "configure" the wireless adapter, i.e., pick an SSID, and establish a password, and then your laptop computer can use the SSID/password to connect "wirelessly" to the router.
Connect the modem to the router via the ethernet cable. Connect the laptop to the router by means of another ethernet cable in one of the 4 spare sockets. Switch everything off. Turn everything back on one at a time, modem first, then router, then laptop. Allow each unit to fully power up before switching the next one on. Put the installation CD in the laptop and try again. If you are using the laptop wirelessly, make sure the wireless function is switched on!
If your laptop has a wireless capability you should be able to connect to the wireless network of your router, just view the available wireless network select the wireless name of your router and connected to it if it already say connected try to disconnect the ethernet cable from your laptop and access the internet wirelessly..........
You have to check if your computer can connect to the modem with an Ethernet cable. This will tell you if the ethernet port on the modem is working. if that does not work call your cable provider.
Next thing after you get the instructions above done.
Press the reset button on the back of the router> press it in for 30 seconds then let go and pull out the power. Connect the router up the way it should be before you reset by the way. check if you have internet if you do not follow hte directions at teh link below.
Hi ABVT66 - Didn't your router come with two short cables? It should have. One is the cable that hooks up the modem to your router and the other is the cat5 (ethernet) cable that connects your router to your pc. Let me know if you have these cables. Also, if you check your device manager on your pc, click on the + next to network adapters and it will tell you your network adapter. DON'T RATE THIS 'TIL WE'RE DONE. Thanks.