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My computer is not allowing me to connect to the router wirelessly.

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  • roval80910 Nov 20, 2009

    Sure, Currently I have my wireless belkin router connected to my DSL modem, which only seems to give me a wireless internet connection to laptop(1). I have another laptop, laptop(2) that I am trying to connect wirelessly, but its not working. Unfortunately I have to disconnect the cable from the DSL modem and router and then plug the cable from the DSL modem into laptop(2). Now laptop(2) will have wired internet, but laptop(1) is no longer connected wirelessly. I tried leaving my current connection like it is, DSL modem connected to the router, then wired to laptop(2), and wirelessly to laptop(1). Unfortunately laptop(1) only works with a wireless connection and laptop(2) doesn't have internet connection at all. Can you please help obtain wireless connection to both laptops? Thanks!!

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    Friendly PC Repair May 11, 2010

    can you be more specific as to the error message? Does it try to connect and say it' can't?



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If you are not able to go online using the router then you will need to check the settings of the router.
first you make sure that your computer is able to go online when connect directly to the modem without the router.
If your computer is able to go online through the modem only then your modem is working properly.
Now connect computer to the router and the modem to the router.
you will need to open the setup page of the router to check the wireless settings of the router.
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Routers are devices that split Internet connections so that more people can use them. Without them, a modem would have to connect to only one computer. Wireless routersMy computer is not allowing me to connect to the - mag-glass_10x10.gif allow computers to connect to the Internet without being physically tied down by the limit of wires, allowing people to enjoy Internet usage anywhere the router has reach. This article will guide you on how to reset or manipulate the settings on a router on any computer that is connected to it.

  1. p 1 Turn on your computer. Connect to your router by clicking "Start."
    Click "Connect To."
    Select "Wireless Internet Connectionmag-glass_10x10.gif" from the list. At the pop-up window, press "View Wireless Networks." Find your router on the list. Double click on it to connect to it.
  2. Step 2 Click on "Start" again.
    Press "Run."
    At the Run dialog box, type "cmd." Press "OK."
    This opens a command dialog prompt. Type "ipconfig /all." Press "Enter."
  3. Step 3 A list of numbers will appear. These are your currently configured IP numbers, Host computer names, etc. Look for the number labeled "Default Gateway" and write it down. The number is usually, or a slight variation of it.
  4. Step 4 Open your Internet browser. Type the number of the Default Gateway you wrote down. If prompted for a username password, the default one for all routers is:
    Username: admin
    There is no default password, so leave it blank.
  5. Step 5 You will now have access to your router settings, regardless of whether you are on your main computer or not. When done, close your browser. Restart your computer.

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    Computers running Windows XP can connect to the Internet through a
    wireless connection if the computer has the necessary hardware and if
    the hardware is configured correctly. For example, if your computer
    connects to the Internet through a wireless router, you must confirm
    that the wireless router settings set for your wireless hardware are
    correct. You can find the wireless router settings being used by your
    Windows XP computer in the Network Connections control panel.

    1. tep 1

      Click the "Start" button. Then click the "Control Panel" icon on the Start menu. This will open the Control Panel window.

    2. Step 2

      the "Switch to Classic view" link in the left-side navigation pane of
      the Control Panel window if the Control Panes is not already set to
      classic view. When the Control Panel window is set to classic view the
      "Network Connections" icon will be displayed in the right-side pane.

    3. Step 3

      Double-click the "Network Connections" icon in the Control Panel window to open the Network Connections window.

    4. Step 4

      the connection whose wireless router settings you want to find in the
      Network Connections window. Right-click on the connection. Then click
      "Properties" from the context menu. This will open the Wireless Network
      Connection window for that connection.

    5. Step 5

      the "Wireless Networks" tab in the Wireless Network Connection window
      to switch to the Wireless Networks page. In the preferred networks
      section of the Wireless Networks page click the name of the router
      whose settings you want to find, then click the "Properties" button.
      This will open the properties window for that connection and display
      the wireless router setting



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