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Laptop won't work on wireless connection

We received a new modem for our DSL connection. Since we got the modem, my laptop says it is connected to the wireless connection, but nothing shows up. I called my local provider and they don't help with wireless problems. I would just like to be able to connect my laptop again.

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  • katara Sep 04, 2008

    i have a laptop connected directly to the internet, yet when i try to connect a desktop using wireless the status light flashes and it refuses to connect. How can i get it connected?

  • travh20 Nov 08, 2008

    I have this problem too. Says I am connected, pings good, assigns IP and everything, but cant connect to anything, not internet, not outlook, nothing.

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When you say nothing shows up , are you talking about the internet ? More info there.

Try some generic things first. Go to the bottom right corner where the icons are. Right click on your wireless icon , and then choose repair. See if that helps.

Also, check the status of your firewalls to see if that is what is keeping you from connecting. I won't tell anyone to disable their firewalls, but windows firewall gave me such headaches, I switched to the free one from Zonelabs and it works nicely and is much more intuitive.

Write back if that doesn't seem to help and we'll go from there.

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