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Wireless router hi ive got a wireless router connected to my broadband ,my laptop is saying connected but wont let me go online,my wireless connection is also saying unsecure,and im pulling my hair out lol .you need to explain it as i aint really clever with computing but id be grateful of any help,also its showing 2 wireless connections 1 is sweex the name of the router the other is bt hub im with cable so i cannot understand this,please help anyone

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Re: wireless router

Here are basic instructions how to setup a wireless home network. I call these basic instructions, because they assume that the modem and the router have different IP addresses.

When the modem and router have the same default IP address, the network turns to notwork. If the basic instructions do not work, list here the model of the modem and the model of the router and I'll instruct you on what to do in this case.

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Re: wireless router

Details are difficult in written form, so I will give you a feel of what to look for. Your laptop is probably seeing a neighbors wireless signal and yours. Your security issue is that you are not using WEP or WPA. You need to enable that on your wireless router and use a password you will remember; but is not guessable.

As for the going online, while your tooling around in the router, make sure DHCP is on. If your router is connected to a modem, you may need to ensure your modem is NOT using DHCP.

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