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My laptop IP address is not identifyable and I cannot get online. I have a desk top wired to comcast and linksys. I had already labeled my ssid as linksys 1904 and cannot find it on available lists of wireless networks. can you please help me? Thanks. I have called 2x already and been disconnected while in midst of conversation.

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  • ecollins Mar 14, 2008

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    I am trouble shooting but I will get back at you with the appropriate rating.



    Thanks for your assistance.



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Be sure your laptop's wireless option is set to ON.. if this isn't helpful, goto your internet options, then right click on the connection and do a repair on it.. if you do not see any wireless connection option, your wireless card isn't showing up then..

be sure on your desktop that you have all the wireless options setup correctly..

has your laptop been on a wireless network from your place before? let me know if any of this helps.. unfortunately, the cable company only supports up to a router, sometimes they will help with the router part.. let me know if i can help anymore..
thx, d

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