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I have linksys router model WRT54GP2. I use the router to connect to my PC with acable and also to my laptop wirelessly. All worked fine for several months. PROBLEM:Since yesterda connection to my laptop is lost but the PC connection is still working fine. Please help

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    Thomas Christopher May 11, 2010

    did you accidently shut off the wireless?

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Try pressing the reset button of your linksys

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Greetings,

Here's a link for instructions on how to connect your laptop to the WRTGP2 router.


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