I've been having this problem for quite a while.
When I first open the router everything seems to work fine but after a few minutes I can't surf.
The connection signal is strong and I can use the desktop but not on my laptop.
BTW, the signal is strong and the wireless connection is strong. When I get close to the router with my laptio everything seems to be working well again.
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It may be just a problem of the signal bouncing around and your laptop is struggling at times to find the signal.
Some earlier laptops don't have a wireless booster built in the screen.
Go to your laptops' web site and see if there are any updated drivers for your wireless card.
If still unhappy with results purchase a USB wireless dongle and dissable wireless card, it may have a better reception area, or purchase a signal booster that works in conjunction with your wireless router.
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It is not the problem with the router. It is the problem with the wireless adapter on your computer. Open Network connections and look for Wireless network connection. If it is not there then open the Device Manager and look for Wireless network adapter under Network adapters. It seems that wireless adapter on your computer is not working or it is not detected by your computer. If you have external wireless adapter then unplug it and replug it.
The best way to open the setup page is to have a wired connection to the router. Once you plugin the router to both the modem and the computer, you want to reboot everything. After you've established a connection, open a browser window and go to 192.168.0.1. To login to the setup page, enter admin for user and admin for password. From there you can change your password and setup the secured wireless networking.
You should also be able to try this wirelessly, but you must be sure that you have selected the Encore network on your computer's wireless control panel.
Connect a LAN cable from the D-Link to your laptop/computer'sLAN port, open the browser on your laptop/computer and enter the D-Link'sconfiguration URL.. http://192.168.0.1 The default login = admin The default PW = blank (just press Enter)
You can now change the default password. You can now configure the wireless settings.
Now configure the wireless card in your computer/laptop withthe router's wireless settings.
To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access,please click on this link and follow my instructions :-
Reboot your modem, router, and computer. Power them all down (unplug the modem and router if necessary) then boot the Modem, then after a minute boot the router, then your PC and see if all is well, it should be.
Hi, From your description, I am assuming you have a direct ethernet
connection from an RJ45 connection in a jack in the wall. If this is
the case, then you would just need to purchase a wireless router
(linksys, D-link, netgear, etc). Connect the ethernet connection from
the wall to the routers internet or WAN port. You will need to access
the routers firmware configuration and set it to connect with PPPoE, so
get your username and password from your ISP if you are not sure what
You will be able to continue to have the PC plugged into the router with
an ethernet cable, and then run the laptop with a wireless connection,
just be sure to configure the laptop with the security key if
If you were using a software PPPoE connection on your PC, quit using
it. Just set your network adapters on both computers to DHCP, and you
should be good to go.
Does the router work with the wired port connection? It's entirely possible that the router just went belly-up on you ...Linksys is an awesome brand, but sometimes it happens.
If the wired part works, the wireless transmitter inside may have gone bad. Best to just get a new one for about $50 ...but keep the old one in case you need a wired connection somewhere else around the house :)