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Cannot connect my wifi laptop to the wireless router

My wifi laptop cannot connect to my wireless-g router wrt54g after i reformat and reinstall winxp and all the laptop drivers. but wireless hardware device of my laptop is displayed working properly.

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  • Surinderpal Singh May 11, 2010

    Please provide either you are using a secure WIFI network or its just anonymous network you are connecting.

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    wifi won't connect to laptop after router reset

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If you use your original Win XP disks, there's a chance you now have XP SP1 (Service Pack 1). Make sure you've made all the necessary Windows Updates as working with WiFi networks was enhanced with XP SP2. Then you can try to find your wireless network and connect to it. If you had a secured network you'll need your previous network key (similar to a password, but without a username, the wireless key is needed to exchange data with the router) If you can't remember the settings on your Linksys you can reset it to factory settings with inserting something into the reset hole to press the hidden buton and holding it for several seconds until lights on the front flash. Then you HAVE to run the initial install procedure (find your CD and Quick Start sheet) because your router will be open and unsecured.

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few things,

can u see the wireless network name, when you search for wireless networks?

Does your wifi have any security settings [WEP/WPA] if so have u entered it correctly when u joined the network?

Have u installed the correct drivers for the wireless? some time incorrect drives will not allow the machine to connect to the wifi network. So double check that, and do a reinstall if necessary.

Report back if you can,

Hope it helps

Z33m

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