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Connecting wireless router to laptop computer

I have connected a router to my desktop computer. It's a lynksys G wireless router. The problem I am having is that I am not able to connect to the internet on my laptop computer. I had a lynksys wireless router before this one, but I was able to connect to the internet. I had used the same settings as the last router. What should I do to get some kind of connection.

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Celeste Harris

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  • heavenly68 Apr 20, 2008


    It is a wireless g broadband router. As far as if it is an ADSL router I don't know. How can I tell.


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Please confirm that this model is indeed a wirlles Modem/ ADSL Router and not just a Wireless Router without the ADSL/ Modem capability??

Posted on Apr 20, 2008

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    Pierre Wepener Apr 20, 2008

    There is 6 x possible problems/ scnerario lets start at 1 and work the problem. I accept that you account with your ISP is active and fnctional. In addtion I accept that you understand that the router does not replace the DSL Modem, you still need a DSL Modem with the router.

    Scenario 1) Your computer cannot connect to the Internet.

    Follow these instructions until your computer can connect to the Internet:

    Make sure that the Router is powered on. The Power LED should be green and not flashing.

    If the Power LED is flashing, then power off all of your network devices, including the modem, Router, and computers. Then power on each device in the following order:

    Cable or DSL modem



    Check the cable connections. The computer should be connected to one of the ports numbered 1-4 on the Router, and the modem must be connected to the Internet port on the Router.

    WIll be scenario and solution 2 shortly.

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    Pierre Wepener Apr 20, 2008

    Scenario 2) The modem does not have an Ethernet port. The modem is a dial-up modem for traditional dial-up service. To use the Router, you need a cable/DSL modem and high-speed Internet connection.

    Scenario 3) You cannot use the DSL service to connect manually to the Internet.

    After you have installed the Router, it will automatically connect to your Internet Service Provider (ISP), so you no longer need to connect manually.

    Scenario 4) The DSL telephone line does not fit into the Router’s Internet port.

    The Router does not replace your modem. You still need your DSL modem in order to use the Router. Connect the telephone line to the DSL modem, insert the setup CD into your computer, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

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    Pierre Wepener Apr 20, 2008

    When you double-click the web browser, you are prompted for a username and password. If you want to get rid of the prompt, follow these instructions.

    Launch the web browser and perform the following steps (these steps are specific to Internet Explorer but are similar for other browsers):

    Select Tools > Internet Opt ons.

    Click the Connect ons tab.

    Select Never d al a connect on.

    Click OK.

    Scenario 5) The Router does not have a coaxial port for the cable connection.

    The Router does not replace your modem. You still need your cable modem in order to use the Router. Connect your cable connection to the cable modem, insert the setup CD into your computer, and then follow the on-screen instructions.

    Scenario 6) The computer cannot connect wirelessly to the network.

    Make sure the wireless network name or SSID is the same on both the computer and the Router. If you have enabled wireless security, then make sure the same security method and key are used by both the computer and the Router.

  • Pierre Wepener
    Pierre Wepener Apr 20, 2008

    You need to modify the settings on the Router.

    Open the web browser (for example, Internet Explorer or Firefox), and enter the Router’s IP address in the address field (the default IP address is 92. 68. . ). When prompted, leave the User name field blank and enter the password to the Router (the default is admin). Click the appropriate tab to change the settings.

    I truly hope this was helpful.


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