Connecting laptop to wireless modem/router after formatting HDD
I formatted the HDD on my Laptop and now I cant connect to the wireless router. It says connected and its sending packets but its not receiving packets. Can anyone please help me set it back up to use on wireless.
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Is your Wireless router integrated in the modem? If it is not, try to unplug the router for a few minutes then restore the power and see if it fixes the problem. If it is integrateddo the same for the modem. Try to connect using the laptop. If it does not work use the laptop to scan for new wireless locations and make sure you see the home location. If you do not your wireless router is not working, If so select the home location and enter any Web Encryption Protection and try to connect. If your wireless router is not working, make sure the preference for the router has the wireless function turned on. To do this use ether the software which you received with the router/modem or internet explorer to access the IP address of the router. If your router is configured for wireless use it may be a bad wireless router.
No, the SB5100 is just a cable modem, not a wireless router. You will need to keep your sb5100 but you will need to purchase a wireless router if you want wireless on your laptop. If you can also plug your laptop into the sb5100 via an ethernet cable for your internet connection. Linksys and Belkin and others make wireless routers that you can use for your wireless connections.
The DM11P is designed to only connect one computer at a time. To have both connected at the same time would require a router. The router would plug into the modem (DM11P) and then your desktop and laptop would plug into the router. If your laptop or desktop can support wireless then you could get a router that also supports wireless.
Netgear make these routers as well as many other companies and they are inexpensive.
I may be able to help with this...but I need a detailed description of how you have things connected between the XP desktop, the cable, modem, the Linksys router, and the laptop. Also, is the Linksys router new?
Typically, the wan port on the wireless router connects directly to the cable modem with a cat5 network cable....then the desktop pc connects to the router...on port 1 for example...with a similar cable. Once the wireless router is set up properly, the laptop should then be able to connect using wireless.
Just plug the cable modem ethernet into the input to your router and you will be fine. Just remember, if you decide you want to make any changes to your router settings through your browser, make sure you hook up an ethernet line from your laptop to the router before making any changes. The reason for this is if you make a change in security settings on your router while wireless, the router will reboot and if your laptop did have the settings changed in it, you can be locked out. Not that you can't get back in, but it is a pain to have to do.
Connect your wireless modem router
Sign on to AOL.
Download the AOL Easy Installer for Thomson 576 Wireless Modem Router.
When prompted to save the file to a location select an appropriate place (desktop is a good example).
Once the AOL Easy Installer is downloaded, double click the file: ST_V1.exe
This will launch the modem router installer and show the "Welcome" screen.
Click the Start Installation button to continue. If you wish to cancel, click the Cancel Installation button.
Read the next page carefully. The text advises to close any running programs, ensure to close your AOL software also. Click Next to continue.
Connect a DSL filter to each telephone socket that is in use for telephones, dial-up modems and fax machines, etc.
If you require additional DSL filters, order online at AOL Keyword Broadband Extras.
Ensure to use AOL 8.0 or above.
The AOL account to be used for the modem router set up must be a General (18+) account.
This installer is not supported with a modem router containing beta firmware.