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I have installed the linksys software but can't create a wireless connection with my laptop even though I know it is wireless enabled. During installation, there is a Wireless Connection Failure.

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    Jeffrey Pemberton May 11, 2010

    What model Linksys are you using? Do you know that your laptop is capable of wireless or that the wireless is enabled? Pleas provide me with this info and I'll get right back to you. Thanks.

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Hi dear

try this

  1. Before you attempt to use any Wi-Fi network, find out what the SSID, Channel, Mode and WEP key are. Some Wi-Fi locations do not require a WEP key. Many Wi-Fi providers have this information on their web site or when you purchase access you will be provided the information.
  2. Ensure you have a firewall program installed and running. This will protect your data.
  3. Start up your laptop and once booted, look for the Wi-Fi network icon in the bottom right of the screen.
  4. Click on the Wifi Connection icon on bottom right of screen and you should see a window that indicates connection, strength and duration. Click on the Properties tab.

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  6. The next window will show the type of networking card installed. Click on the Wireless Networks tab.

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  8. Once the Wireless Network Connection Properties window is open you will have two options depending on how you set up your laptop.
    • If you do not see any networks listed in Preferred or Available networks, you will have to manually add the SSID. Click on Add. You will have to enter the SSID and WEP key (if required). Click OK and you should then see the network you just added in the Available networks box.

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  9. In the next window, enter the SSID for the Wi-Fi network you want to access. Make sure you do not have CAPS lock or NUM lock while entering the information. If a network key is required, click on "Data Encryption and then enter the Network key you have been provided with. Again make sure you do not have CAPS or NUM lock on. Click OK when entered. If you have entered the key incorrectly a message I have installed the linksys - fccfda9.jpg and you will need to re-enter the key.

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  11. Next go to Start - and where it says Connect To click on that and you should see choices like in tI have installed the linksys - 34b0a7b.jpgbelow. Click on Wireless Network Connection and it should work.

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There are occasions when the connection doesn't work, in these cases check your firewall software and make sure it allows you to connect to the Wi-Fi network. To check this, disable your firewall software and check the connection again. If you can connect with the firewall program disabled, you change your settings. If your firewall program is not the problem check the SSID and WEP key information that you entered. Both of these are case sensitive. If you had obtained SSID information from the Internet, check with someone in the establishment to see if the SSID has been changed.

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i hope this usefull for you


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