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My laptop does not pick up signal from a wireless router that has been connected to the main home computers internet service provider.

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  • awat0292 Apr 17, 2008

    it is wired to a modem but is now connected up to the router.

  • awat0292 Apr 18, 2008

    Thankyou. This is what it said:

    Wireless 802.11g




    So how do i enable it?

  • awat0292 Apr 18, 2008

    This is what it said for wi

    These are the wireless settings for the AP(Access Point)Portion.

    Wireless Radio:
    On Off

    SSID :

    Channel :

    13 Auto Select


    Super G Mode :

    Super G without Turbo
    Super G with Dynamic Turbo


    Extended Range Mode :
    Enabled Disabled

    WMM Function
    (Wireless Qos):
    Enabled Disabled

    802.11g Only Mode :
    Enabled Disabled

    SSID Broadcast :
    Enabled Disabled

    Security :


    PSK / EAP:

    Authentication :
    Open System Shared Key

    WEP Encryption :


    Key Type :


    Key1 :

    Key2 :

    Key3 :

    Key4 :

    Passphrase :

    Confirmed Passphrase :


    RADIUS Server 1



    Shared Secret

    RADIUS Server 2



    Shared Secret

    *Enabling Extended Range Mode will not allow to disable SSID Broadcast mode.
    *Super G with Dynamic Turbo only operates in Channel 6.

  • Mark Kessler May 11, 2010

    Is your main home computer wireless also, or wired?



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Got it working. Thanks.

Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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You are going to have to log into the router and check the wireless settings to make sure that the SSID Broadcast is enabled. If the SSID Broadcast is disabled, the router does not send out a wireless signal.

For information on logging into the router, you will need to refer to the router's manual. This usually can be accomplished by opening your browser and typing , or whatever the ip address of your router is. You will then need to provide a username and password. I believe the default on most routers is admin / admin. If you do not have the router manual, provide me with the make and model of your router and I will search for it.

Posted on Apr 18, 2008

  • Mark Kessler Apr 18, 2008

    enable ssid broadcast, enable security, and use wpa personal. You will need to choose a passphrase. Make up anything you like, but I suggest using at least 3 of 4 secure criteria.

    1. At least one Capital letter

    2. lowercase letters

    3 one symbal, such as the @ symbol

    4. 2 numbers

    should be at least 8 characters in length, and you will need this passphrase to connect with your laptop.

  • Mark Kessler Apr 18, 2008

    choose any channel



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