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Help me with the networking

I got 2 computers one desktop and one laptop.. both connected through router.. the desktop has iits connection to internet but the laptop doesnt have, can u help me how to setup the networking step by step bcoz i tried the network setup but it didnt work.. pls help me.. thanks

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  • Scoth Adkins
    Scoth Adkins Apr 21, 2008

    im using the asus Rx 3041 both connected on router the router is working properly bcoz the another computer is working online but the laptop is not

  • megsmum May 04, 2008

    Hi

    Iam using a 2wire wireless router on my laptop and the PC is connected to the same router with an ethernet wire. Both have worked fine for 3 months until the laptop suddenly cannot connect to the computer. Do you need any other information to help

    Tina x

  • LEET915 Jul 30, 2008

    I am losing it! I bought a DYNEX g router and my laptop simply will not connect. it keeps telling me that windows is unable to connect and that the netwrok may no longer be in rage --then if i go through the wrieless card prgrammed to connect for me--it says the configuration fialed--was working fine for about 30 mins and stopped --now this? desktop is online fine..and laptop is showing the network fine--help, please, anyone? arankin oh, I have a Dell 610 lATITUDE

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Without the router information, this would be guesswork. can you supply more information?

Posted on Apr 21, 2008

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels Apr 21, 2008

    well..giving me an inappropriate for asking a simple question makes it difficult to supply any more help..hope you find some valuable information somewhere here.

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2. Turn on your laptop or desktop computer. Select the wireless router with the strongest signal and with the name of your routers (SSID) and click connect.

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1.
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Connect your wireless router
Since you'll be temporarily disconnected from the Internet, print these instructions before you go any further.
First, locate your cable modem or DSL modem and unplug it to turn it off.
Next, connect your wireless router to your modem. Your modem should stay connected directly to the Internet. Later, after you've hooked everything up, your computer will wirelessly connect to your router, and the router will send communications through your modem to the Internet.
efefddd.jpg Next, connect your router to your modem:

If you currently have your computer connected directly to your modem: Unplug the network cable from the back of your computer, and plug it into the port labeled Internet, WAN, or WLAN on the back of your router.
If you do not currently have a computer connected to the Internet: Plug one end of a network cable (included with your router) into your modem, and plug the other end of the network cable into the Internet, WAN, or WLAN port on your wireless router.
If you currently have your computer connected to a router: Unplug the network cable connected to the Internet, WAN, or WLAN port from your current router, and plug this end of the cable into the Internet, WAN, or WLAN port on your wireless router. Then, unplug any other network cables, and plug them into the available ports on your wireless router. You no longer need your original router, because your new wireless router replaces it.
5641429.jpg Next, plug in and turn on your cable or DSL modem. Wait a few minutes to give it time to connect to the Internet, and then plug in and turn on your wireless router. After a minute, the Internet, WAN, or WLAN light on your wireless router should light up, indicating that it has successfully connected to your modem.



3.
Configure your wireless router
8d8f1b2.jpg Using the network cable that came with your wireless router, you should temporarily connect your computer to one of the open network ports on your wireless router (any port that isn't labeled Internet, WAN, or WLAN). If you need to, turn your computer on. It should automatically connect to your router.
Next, open Internet Explorer and type in the address to configure your router.
You might be prompted for a password. The address and password you use will vary depending on what type of router you have, so refer to the instructions included with your router.
As a quick reference, this table shows the default addresses, usernames, and passwords for some common router manufacturers.
Router Address Username Password 3Com
http://192.168.1.1
admin
admin
D-Link
http://192.168.0.1
admin
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http://192.168.1.1
admin
admin
Microsoft Broadband
http://192.168.2.1
admin
admin
Netgear
http://192.168.0.1
admin
password
Internet Explorer will show your router's configuration page. Most of the default settings should be fine, but you should configure three things:
1.
Your wireless network name, known as the SSID. This name identifies your network. You should choose something unique that none of your neighbors will be using.
2.
Wireless encryption (WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), which help protect your wireless network. For most routers, you will provide a passphrase that your router uses to generate several keys. Make sure your passphrase is unique and long (you don't need to memorize it).
3.
Your administrative password, which controls your wireless network. Just like any other password, it should not be a word that you can find in the dictionary, and it should be a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Be sure you can remember this password, because you'll need it if you ever have to change your router's settings.
The exact steps you follow to configure these settings will vary depending on the type of router you have. After each configuration setting, be sure to click Save Settings, Apply, or OK to save your changes.
Now, you should disconnect the network cable from your computer.
4.
Connect your computers
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Windows XP should show an icon with a notification that says it has found a wireless network.
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1.
Right-click the wireless network icon in the lower-right corner of your screen, and then click View Available Wireless Networks. If you run into any problems, consult the documentation that came with your network adapter. Don't be afraid to call their tech support.
2.
The Wireless Network Connection window should appear and you should see your wireless network listed with the network name you chose. If you don't see your network, click Refresh network list in the upper-left corner. Click your network, and then click Connect in the lower-right corner.5914228.gif 3.
Windows XP prompts you to enter a key. Type the encryption key that you wrote down earlier in both the Network key and Confirm network key boxes, and then click Connect.
4.
Windows XP will show its progress as it connects to your network. After you're connected, you can now close the Wireless Network Connection window. You're done.
Note: If the Wireless Network Connection window continues to show Acquiring Network Address, you may have mistyped the encryption key.

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Fast and easy method is to get setup disk internet service provider, check device manager > network adapters, control panel network connections, configure LAN/wireless router.

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