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Router I don't need a wireless router. My two computers are sitting right next to one another and I don't anticipate getting a laptop. Can I get a hardwired router that will do the job?

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Any router with at least 2 Network ports will do.

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I can't connect to the internet wirelessly. i don't think my linksys router is working


To connect to your wireless router, the router's wirelesssettings needs to be configured with the SSID, encryption etc. and also thewireless cards in all the laptops/computers needs to be configured with theserouter's wireless settings. Then the laptops/desktop computers can communicatewith 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
http://192.168.1.1
The default login = admin
The default PW = admin
You can protect your router by changing the default admin PW (write it down andput it in a safe place)
Go to the wireless configuration and set up the SSID and WPA or WPA2encryption.
Now apply these settings to the wireless card in your laptop/computer.
To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access, please click on thislink and follow my instructions :-http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

Jul 29, 2012 | Linksys Computers & Internet

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My wireless connection is poor even if I am sitting next to the router. Other wireless items work fine. Could it be the card?


Yes i would reccomend you get a external adapter foryour laptop the one i reccomend the Netgear brand

Dec 30, 2011 | Sony Computers & Internet

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My laptop cannot connect to it, it says the signle is to low but my laptop is next to it. please help and try to fix this problem thank you :)


Hi,

Thank you for choosing FixYa!

Regarding your concern, placing a computer right next to the router is not a very good idea. Why? because it is a source of EMI (Electro-Magetic Interference), which causes:
>Inability to connect
>Intermittent Connection
>Undetected wireless signal
>and very poor wireless signal

Not only that, the equipments below are sources of EMI's
>Halogen Lamps
>Cellular phones
>Wireless phones
>Electronic Devices
>Fire Alarms
>Computer sitting on metal surfaces
>Computer sitting on carpeted floors

Here's a suggestion:
>Place the computer at least 6ft away from the router
>Make sure that there are no equipments mentioned above, within 3ft near the router
>Open a browser (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, or Ubuntu) anything will do.
>Then access your router's page by typing 192.168.1.1 on the address bar of your browser and hit Enter.
>Logon to your router by leaving the Username blank and in the Password box just type "admin" (without the quotation marks " " )
>Click on the Channels and SSID link under Wireless. (as shown below)
>The only thing you can play with wil be the channels.
>There only are 3 Clear Channels that you need to choose from. Channel 1, 6, and 11
>Switch channels between those 3 mentioned above and check which channel has the Excellent signal and save the settings by clicking Save below the page


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Thank you for choosing FixYa! I hope it helped.

Apr 02, 2011 | Belkin F5D8236-4 Router

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I need to hook up my xbox 360 to the internet using a netgear router but my computer is in a different room what wires go where


The router needs to sit near the phone line.
Then run LAN cables to your 360 and PC from your router.

Mar 20, 2011 | NetGear WGR614 Wireless Router

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Wireless connection disconnects when not next to router


make sure that your not using Cordless phone and dont sit near to metal cabinet and see the direction of Wiress Router/Access points.

just make sure you get excellent or good signal from the wireless device, and delete ur existing wireless profile and re-create new one.

Jun 08, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Acer aspire one 8.9 wireless wont work


First make sure the wireless card driver in the computer is installed and the wireless is enabled and working.
To connect to your wireless router, it needs the router’s wireless settings configured and also needs the wireless cards in all the laptops and or computers to be configured with the router’s wireless settings. Then the laptops and desktop computers can communicate with your wireless router.

To set-up and secure the wireless router from unauthorized access, follow these steps: -
1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable.
2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL IP address.
3. Enter the router setup, login and password
4. Change the admin password
5. Go to the wireless settings and change the default SSID and turn off SSID broadcast.
6. Setup encryption key the strongest is WPA2 (if not then WPA).
7. For further security measures - turn on MAC address filtering and enter the MAC address of the wireless cards on the computer/s you want to connect to this wireless router.
8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings.
9. Configure the wireless cards on the computer/s with the SSID and encryption settings of the router.
10. Remove the LAN cable between the router and the computer then the computers should be able to connect to the router wirelessly.
To access the Internet you need to connect the DSL or cable modem to the WAN (Internet) port on the wireless router.

Nov 29, 2009 | Acer Aspire One AOA150-1570 Notebook PC

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Purchased a Belkin (N150) router this morning along with a new laptop. Problem - I can't get the laptop to accept the router. Don Hood


Is there any other computer connected to the network and able to go online.
If yes then check the wireless settings of the router.
If the laptop is the only 1 computer then you will need to connect the laptop to the router and open the router set up page and check the wireless settings.

Click Here for step by steps solution about router set up and how to connect to the network

Nov 28, 2009 | Belkin Computers & Internet

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My wireless router signal is weak. How do i make it stronger so i dont have to be sitting next to my router to use my laptop?


connect wireless receiving antenna to laptop (if you have input for it in your wireless card), or connect transmitting antenna to router, or both

Nov 01, 2009 | D-Link DIR-615 Wireless Router

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My desktop uses a DSL internet connection but my lap top will not pick up the signal from it to connect even when I have it sitting right next to my desktop. If I actually unplug yellow connection cord...


Having your laptop sitting next to your desktop will not let your laptop connect to the DSL link.

You need what's called a Wireless Router. (assuming your laptop has a wireless adapter, if not you'll need a network cable for that.

1. Go to the store, buy a wireless router
2. install router in between your DSL modem and the computer.
3. Plug the WAN port into the DSL modem (cable is usually included with the router)
4. Plug the desktop into the back of one of the ports of the wireless router
5. Run the setup disk
6. For manual configuration of the router you can usually go to: 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.2.1 depending on the brand)
7. If you don't know anything about networking, let the install disk do all the work.
8. Follow the instructions on what it tells you your configuration is for your wireless network.
9. Go to your laptop, apply said instructions.
10. ???
11. Profit.

Dec 02, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5050-3242 Notebook

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