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Dear Sir, There is no provision of fixing my laptop to a wireless router.Can anybody advise how to convert this "laptop" to enable getting wireless connection of internet?


To connect to the Internet you need a few extra things aswell as a network or wireless card and install the LAN or wireless driver.
1. You need to sign up with an Internet service provider.
2. Connect a LAN cable from your computer to the DSL or cable modem
3. You need a DSL or cable modem and connect and configure the modem to inaccordance with your Internet service provider's instructions.
4. Install Internet Explorer if it has not been done.
5. If everything has been done correctly, when you open Internet Explorer youcan access the Internet. If you have a wireless router and it is connected to the DSLor cable modem then -
To connect to yourwireless router, the router needs its wireless settings to be configuredwith the SSID, encryption key etc., also the wireless cards in all thelaptops/computers needs to be configured with these router's wireless settings.Then the laptops/desktop computers can communicate with your wireless router.

Jul 29, 2011 | Dell Inspiron 5100 Laptop

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We moved and when everything was hooked up i cant get a connection from my linksys wireless router to my laptop


Ok - hook the power to the Linksys - then RESET - the folded out paper clip will work. Once RESET - hook it up to your ISP provided MODEM [ You must have this service to get on the web] now unplug the Modem provided by your ISP or provider - and unplug the router.
WAIT
15 seconds - then
hook up the MODEM from the provider - then hook up the router - then restart the laptop - if wired it will need to be plugged in - if wireless - run your 'search for a wireless signal and you should have it.

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Gary @ Fix Ya

Sep 06, 2010 | Linksys WRT160N Wireless Router

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I have hooked it up as the instructions state but it will not find the internet, I am useing a hp laptop and am trying to go wireless, it is the vista system


No its not your windows system, try to check again your wireless router if the software firmware are installed properly in your PC. Also to configure it and connect your internet provider to the Router, which is automatically create its own Protocol Address or Obtain Address, even on Wireless connection. This is basic on Wireless Router to connect on the internet. Good luck!

Aug 04, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-N WRT150N Router

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US Robotics Wireless Router problem


Sounds like some settings on the wireless router might be setup wrong...like DNS. While hooked into wireless, try going to a command prompt and type ipconfig /renew. Once it refreshes, type in ipconfig /flushdns. Try the Internet.

If that doesn't work then check the settings on the wireless router and see if the DHCP is setup with a static IP or dynamic one.

Depending on what that says, I can provide next steps.

Apr 11, 2009 | Dell Computers & Internet

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Dynex Wireless G Router


check the configuration of the router then re-configur the router it

Feb 26, 2009 | Dynex Wireless-G Broadband Router

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Wireless connection to the internet


This problem may occurs due improper bandwidth from the service provider or your system may be affected by virus which continuously send data to internet which chock-up the bandwidth. So first report this problem to your service provider that you are not getting proper bandwidth and so you are not able to surf. one more thing you can do to check you bandwidth is goto whatismyip.com and click on speed test and check your bandwidth with any of four server location.

Jan 16, 2009 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Not getting internet on my laptop


What you can try is :
re-install wireless card
power cycle your router & modem and then try to connect
if it still does not work then call your internet service provider and he ll assist you with the settings

Nov 20, 2008 | D-Link AirPlus DI-524 Wireless Router

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Connection drop-outs


Is your laptop wireless adapter a compatable brand. It doesn't necessarily mean the router is bad, you may even be getting RADIO interference from a cordlees or a cell phone in it's path. Do you have the capability to plug a cat-5 cable directly into your laptop from the router when you lose wireless? Check the wireless channels and see about changing the channel on your cordless phone too. May not work, just a hunch.

Good Luck

Mar 18, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G WRT54G Router

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Hooking Sprint aircard to Wireless Boroadband Router


You could do this, it would be a bit of work! You would have to dedicate the computer with the sprint card to provide the internet connection to your router, which would then supply all the other computers with internet.

Assuming you have windows XP or Vista on the machine with the sprint card you would enable Internet Connection Sharing, which would provide an internet connection into whatever is plugged into the ethernet port, your router.


Hope this helps!

Feb 13, 2008 | Linksys Wireless-G Broadband Router

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