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Hello.My name is Nick and I have a Wlan adapter Asus 169ce.My problem is that the adapter cannot "see" my router but can "see" other routers from other houses around.What can I do?

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Login to your router, click wireless and make sure the box turn on wireless in checked. If it is then open control panel-> Network connections-> Choose the correct encryption type while creating a connection(WPA, WPA2-PSK, WEP etc.,). Try it and let me know so that we can continue troubleshooting if necessary.

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