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Wireless router not visible


My wireless router is not appearing in the list of wireless networks around me, earlier it was working fine, now i am able to see all other wireless networks of my neighbours but not mine.
I am using a DLink wireless router

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Re: wireless router not visible

There are 1 of many problems here, first thing like he said is simply reset it. The next thing is to make sure no one is connecting to your router and changing your settings. If they disable broadcast SSID, you won't see it. Best way to safegaurd from that is enable wireless security WPA and make a password to remember. If you have done all of this and no luck, the last step to take is changing the channel under the wireless setting to somthing differnt from what your neighbors could be running. After all that if no luck, it could be your adapter needs to be reconfigured, or a bad adapter/router. Good luck. Message me on AIM if there are any other problems @ Copter64.

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I only have 3 suggestions.

1st one is to make sure the ssid is not similar to other routers you are using on your profile. ie.(change it to a unique name)

2nd is to make sure you check the box that says broadcast your ssid.

3rd check to make sure you select the router as an access point and not adhoc or infrastructure option. Finally you can try to change the channels eg. i like channel 3 b/c it doesnt interfere with any phone lines.

good luck


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