I have had my router for over a year and all of a sudden lost the connection (maybe due to crazy storms in the area). When
you click on the wireless connection icon, it would not connect despite having a strong signal. I tried to reset the router and may have made things worst -- my PC has a USB connection and I cannot get an IP address for the router because it is not connected to the PC.
My current connection is as follows: Netgear WGR614 router is connected to the modem (via an ethernet cable) and the PC is connected to the modem (via a USB cable).
The default ip address for a Netgear 192.168.0.1 - the default user is 'admin' and the default password is 'password'. Is it possible for you to run an ethernet cable from your PC to the router or from your laptop to the router so we can address its configuration?
Once you have connected the cable, wait about 30 seconds and then open Internet Explorer. In the address bar type 192.168.0.1
At this point the login to the router should come up. If it doesn't report back and let me know. If it does - log in using the default info I listed above. Verify that your connection type is DHCP. From there go to the wireless settings page. Make sure that wireless is enabled and make note of the name (SSID) of your network. Also take note of what channel you are broadcasting on. By default it is probably 6 but you should probably change it to 11. You can also enable or disable the security encryption from this page but lets disable encryption if it is not already disabled.
Once you have verified these items are present and enabled, save the routers configuration. Disconnect your laptop from the router. Unplug the power to the router. Unplug the power to the modem. Make sure all of the lights on the modem go out. Stand tall and sing our national anthem (wait about a minute) and then plug the modem back in. Once the online light has gone solid green plug the power back into the router.
Now go to your laptop and observe the little computer icon in the lower right by the clock. Does it indicate that there are networks available? If so - double click on it to see the available networks. Make sure you are connecting to YOUR network (the SSID we took note of earlier). If it says connected - you should be OK. If it says anything else let me know what it is. Good luck!
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If you get a 'Limited connectivity" on you wireless connection on your laptop, it means that the wireless card on your laptop probably did not get an IP address from the wireless router. To fix this problem, right click on the wireless icon on the Task bar and then click Repair. This will force the wireless router to issue a IP address to the wireless card on the laptop.
it could be. i owned a wireless router one time, (a fairly cheap one) and it was under almost constant, heavy usage (2 - sometimes 3 wireless laptops, 1 desktop and xbox live) and one day it just gave out. it could be a driver problem, but what i would do is unplug the router, let it set for 30 seconds or so, then plug it back in. this almost always fixed any router i stumbled across.
I found that drivers of the wireless card may not work with the latest
drivers of the router. As was in my case. I updated my router. All
good. Updated my wireless drivers on laptop, I see network but can not
access it (Dell says they are still working on it). However, I could
connect to other wireless connections. So it was the Dell card for sure. Did you recently update any drivers? Maybe try rolling back. If not, maybe try updating them and the router.
I assume you might have degragged the drive because of some irratic behavior not affecting your wireless card. Is your laptop detecting any other wireless networks? Restoring your system should have taken care of that, but when did you install the router, recently? And if you're not detecting the router, do you know for sure that the wireless part of the router is working? Also, there is a wireless card on/off switch on many laptops- make sure it didn't get moved to the off position. Since you defragged your system, this makes me think maybe some other problem is going on, but without more information, there's not much I can guess about. If you have a neighbor or friend with a laptop, see if they're getting your modem's signal, then go from there. Good luck, crazy problem.
Try running the cd that came with the router again, since you reinstalled windows, the configurations for the router have been lost. If this doesn't help let us know and we'll work on it from there.. good luck!
Double check the wireless settings of your belkin router, its should match with the wireelss settings of the computer most important is the wireless security key called a WEP or a WPA key...if you're not sure about that access the router setup page and there you can check all the wireless settings of the router..
Maybe provide the brand of router.. Anyway, I have lost my details as well, several times over the last couple of years.. It's just a case of accessing the router (via web browser, using the correct IP address for your brand of router).. Then you can delete the existing network & add a complete new one. You get to use a new key & passphrase. If you need further help, please provide your router brand & model. Rgds, dave
hi there, have you tried to reset your wireless router so that the default settings are being used, then try reconfiguring it again for your Internet connection.. then try to connect wireless again ... sounds like your router may have lost its settings which happens for some firmware upgrades.....
Wireless Interferences Neighboring wireless
networks or any appliance that operates on the same frequency as your
wireless device (e.g. 2.4 GHz) may cause interference and therefore may
affect your wireless connection and signal. Common sources of interference are:
Neighboring wireless networks
2.4 GHz cordless telephones
Wireless baby monitors
solve the problem, change the channel and SSID on your Access Point.
Preferred channels to use are 1, 6 and 11 since they’re considered