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After setting up my router, my laptop still wouldn't pick my network up. And even when it does I cant connect. It's saying all the connectons are good so what could be the problem?

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WR160N router known issues with it's FIRMWARE. wireless part of this router will not work properly if you don't upgrade the firmware. Some times it works but you will face lot of issues with this router.
Once you upgrade the firmware of the router, you will not face any problem.
Download the correct firmware of the router from www.linksys.com/download . open the set up page of the router. upgrade the firmware of the router. After upgrading the firmware, reset the router and reconfigure the router.

Click here for more information about routers

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