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My son has a wireless internet laptop

He was able to get on the internet now he cannot
I have a linksys that connects my internet to my computer
I went into it I do not have a host or domin name listed could that be the problem not sure why he had it now its gone
when we tried to set it up says its there but we cannot find it not sure what to try or do

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  • Bill Towns May 11, 2010

    What brand and model is the laptop? You might try to reset the router. Another idea is to access the router from a browser (192.168.1.0 or .1) and make sure it is set up to assign DHCP addresses to machines that request access. Make sure that the wireless connection is set up to obtain IP adressesses and DNS servers automatically (unless you have set up your router to give out static IP's). Try these ideas.

  • Jeffrey Polaske May 11, 2010

    If your son trying to connect to the router wirelessly or by cat5 cable? If he is using wireless, what wireless card is he using? What operating system is he using? Have you tried hooking his computer up using a cable? If so, did that work?

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Could be alot of things.

The host name and domain are mainly for organizational purposes, like tags.
If you're using wireless a recognizable CCID is good to have.

If your son is using wireless, he will need to have the security Key, that's set on the Router, in order to go through it. He may be able to connect to the router, but won't be able to go through it to the Internet without the key.

Also, if your son is using a Windows 98 or prior, he will have to use the correct Login credentials. These operating systems don't tell you when you're not using the correct credentials, till you try to do something on the network. More recent Operating systems correct this.

The first step is onto the network, so see if you can see his computer on the network as a "Workgroup Computer".

The second step is through the routers security settings.

Hope something here helps.

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If it is only an Access Point then Joed is correct you need the router to access your broadband with more then 1 PC

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Easy Solution (you should be so lucky)
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