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Hi I have a couple of acer laptops on my router and they are fine. I have just bought my bookkeeper and my son an IBM think pad each but these do not connect. They see the router and the signal is excellent as it is very close but I get the error message On the first one Limited or no connectivity This problem occurred because the network did not assign a network address to this computer And on the other Pop up box Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. The network may no longer be in range. Please refresh the list of available networks and try again Both these connect at my unit on a BT router with no problem. Also they will connect to a BTOpenzone router Do you have any idea why this should be so. Many thanks in advance.

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NOTE: The following setup info .is for da PPPoA connection type.(most common in UK).

Its advised to keep da ethernet connected to your laptop untill you configure da wireless on the router, you can disconnect da ethernet cable after the confoguration is over to connect wirelessly.

Try the following: check if your PC is communicating correctly with router. (You might need to restart the computer, after the router is connected to it). On the desktop click on Start and then on Run. In the open box, type cmd.
It will bring up the command prompt window
Type command ipconfig in that window and press the Enter / Return key on the keyboard. It will bring up results similar to the image below.
Note the values of IP Address and Default Gateway in the ipconfig command results. If the IP address is in the range of 169. 254.x.x or, then your PC is not communicating to the router. In such a case contact your router vendor for support.
If the IP Address is in the range of 192.168.x.x then the network setup should be ok. Note down the values of IP Address and Default Gateway. Close the command prompt window.
Open Internet Explorer window and in the address bar type in the address that you found for Default Gateway. In case of a Netgear router it should be

It should bring up the logon window similar to the image below. Type the router username and password in the respective text boxes. Refer your product manual for the default Router username and password. In case of most Netgear routers, default username is admin and password is password. Then click on the Login button to continue.

In the next window that appears, click on the setup wizard button

This should bring up the Setup Wizard page similar to the image below. Select Country as UK and Language as English. Under Auto-Detect Connection Type, select No. Then click on Next button.
Basic Settings page will appear. Under Does Your Internet Connection Require A Login?, select Yes.

Configure the following settings in the window:

  • Encapsulation: Set it to PPPoA (PPP over ATM)
  • Login: Type your login name. (in most cases its the primary email address that you get from your ISP)
  • Password: Type you account password. (make sure there are no spelling or case mistakes)
  • Service Name: Leave blank.
  • Idle Timeout: Set to 0.
  • NAT: Select Enable.
Now click on the Apply button. (Please note that it may take up to 5 minutes to apply the new settings)

Then ckick on da wireless settings option.( its on the left pane on the window).

- keep the channel as 11.

- mode can be g&b

Make sure that da option WIRELESS ACCESS POINT is enabaled.

Also check da security options .... I would suggest use WPA-PSK encryption.

make a note of da shared key(network password).

ckick apply and wait till it saves the settings.

Disconnect the ethernet and try connecting to the wireless network with the correct security key.

Hope this helps you.



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1) If you are using the Windows Default Wireless Network Connection. Open the windows where you you will see a list of all wi-fi connections near by your location. On the left panel(Related Tasks) click on "Change Advance Settings" >> Wireless Network Connection Properties >> Click "Wireless Network" Tab >> from the Preferred Networks: list, remove the wi-fi connection you are trying to connect. Once your W-Fi connection settings are removed. You can either add it manually clicking on the Add button and entering all informaiton manually, or from the wi-fi network list click the network name it will ask you to enter the netowkr key....


2) if you are using any other Wi-Fi connection application, like the Intel's, follow the same procedure. delete the settings and try connecting again.

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You should set the security on your computer wifi card to wpa-psk and then type in the securitycode which is written in your Zyxel Router.
If this is not possible with your networkcard, change to wpa or wpa2 inside the Zyxel. And do the same procedure with your networkcard, when detected the Router.

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