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Desktop/labtop - want to use internet with both at same time

Seems my girlfriend bought a laptop, and install a LinkSys wireless router to use the internet, while allowing me to still access the internet with the desktop, but this did not work out, as now only one of us can use the internet at a time, while using either the laptop or desktop. Any suggestions on how to use each, at the same time to access the internet?

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Check to see what your router setting is for "IP range" under the DHCP section. If it is NOT setup as a DHCP server, then enable this and put in a range of for example : 192.168.1.2 through 192.168.1.10
This will give you the availability of 9 connections. Also,.. be sure that your computers are setup to have their IP assigned automatically ( unless you NEED a static IP )
You should be able to access these settings by opening a browser and typing in the address 192.168.1.1 ( linksys default )
Hope this helps,.. I only came here to find range specs of wireless N routers :-P

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To reset the Linksys back to the default settings - Press and hold the pinhole RESET button at the back of the router with the power ON for 20 secs. then release the RESET button.
To connect to your wireless router, the router's wireless settings needs to be configured with the SSID, encryption etc. and also the wireless cards in all the laptops/computers needs to be configured with these router's wireless settings. Then the laptops/desktop computers can communicate with your wireless router.
Connect a LAN cable from the Linksys to the LAN port on your computer.
Open a browser and enter the Linksys configuration URL
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The default login = admin
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You can protect your router by changing the default PW (write it down and put it in a safe place)
Go to the wireless configuration and set up the SSID and WPA or WPA2encryption.
Apply these settings to the wireless card in your laptop/computer.

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If that doesnt work you can always try updating the drivers on your labtop for your internet card.

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They have a free utility where you can scan your comptuer and find all outdated drivers, then download the new ones and install them.

Other things that can be effecting it is electrical interference. Having your labtop next to or near any big appliance, or tv, can reduce the single some.

They also make bigger antennas u can buy for your wireless adapter that will increase the range, and single some.

Please rate me, and/or recommend me. This is not only helpful in letting me know how im doing, but lets others know that i am helpful as well.

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The very first thing that you need to do is to personalize the wireless settings of your ultra range plus router. Since your laptop is wired directlty to the router and is working properly, you can access the router's GUI to personalize the wireless settings. Open internet explorer on the working computer and type http://192.168.1.1 on the address bar, you will be prompted to enter a username and password, by default there is no username and the password is "admin" if you have setup a password using the setup cd then use that one.
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