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Router won't log into it's IP address online

My laptop recently started receiving "acquiring address" for my wireless connection although the signal strength is excellent.  The wireless router and cable modem are plugged into a desktop and then my laptop picks up the signal.   I have tried resetting both, nothing. Recently I tried logging in on the desktop to the IP address of router: 192.168.1.1 - it says the device is running on 192.168.1.3 - when I try logging into to that, it says the server doesn't connect...what should I do?

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It appears to me that you have everything plugged into the desktop PC. This is not the way that it should be done. Plug the cable modem into the wireless router via the Internet/WAN port. Plug your desktop PC into one of the ports numbered 1-4. Now connect to the router via the wireless connection for the router and you should be able to now connect to the internet with your laptop.
If it still does not work, power down everything in this order: Laptop, Desktop, Router, Cable Modem. Bring everthing up in the reverse order (Cable Modem, Router, Desktop, Laptop) waiting for each device to stablize before moving to the next.
Once you get everything working, turn on your wireless security (WPA not WEP) asap to keep your computers and surfing safe, and to keep intruders off your network.

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