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Tried to set up a wireless cable broadband router for a friends acer laptop, the laptop showing good signal strength and connectd but when i click on web browser doesnt work tried all the diagnostic and fix options with no joy. with my dell lap top no problem at all. i can only think its something to do with acers own software can any one help

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    Lee A. May 11, 2010

    Did you try to ping the router? or the other computer? Did you connect your dell to this same router and get on the internet?

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NO it does not have to do with the acer. What type of router did you use. Most routers require that you know the IP address, the gateway, etc... you cannot simlpy plug cables in, you need to use the cd, sounds like the router was not configured properly, also you need to encrypt the router so no one STEALS your friends internet or worse see what they are doing online, most routers do not tell you how do this, best buy can do this in their store or come out to you. Its not as easy as people think.

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