New HP laptop wireless connection to BT1800HG router
I am trying to connect my new HP laptop to my existing BT1800HG network. It can see it but tells me it is incorrectly configured.
Being a bit of a technophobe I don't know what to do next.
Can anyone help?
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Re: New HP laptop wireless connection to BT1800HG router
Have you tried inputting the necessary security code to your HP laptop? Most if not all BT1800HG wireless router modem comes pre-configured to use a certain WEP code.
In your HP laptop go through the WiFi configuration/Setup. Select option to use WEP security, type in required code normally found on the bottom of the BT1800HG. The numbers and/or characters below the bar code is the WEP code.
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1. Directly connect to the router with an ethernet cable from your PC. 2. On the browser, enter the router's IP address 3. Log into the router 4. Navigate to router's wireless setup 5. Change the SSID to something NEW and DISTINCTIVE - do not use a default SSID 6. Make sure SSID is being broadcast - click to set the check-box if it wasn't set before 7. Save and exit the router setup then disconnect the ethernet cable 8. On your PC, View Wireless Network Connections 9. Click Network Task to Refresh network list 10. Your router with new SSID should show on the refreshed network list 11. High light your router's new SSID and click the Connect button 12. On the pop-up requesting WEP or WPA key, enter the key you had set in the router before.
When we connect to a wireless network, a "profile" is saved so that, in the future, the Wireless Network Adapter will connect automatically to the network if it is available. These profiles are saved and used by Windows even if you changed the settings on your wireless router causing connection problems. You need to delete these profiles to allow Windows to create a new one that is compatible to the new settings of the router.
To delete an Existing Wireless Network Profile:
In Windows XP, if you're using "Wireless Zero Configuration" to manage your wireless networking, go into the Network Connections folder ("Start > Run", type ncpa.cpl and click OK), right click the Wireless Network Connection, select Properties and then the Wireless Networks tab, where you can highlight and then "Remove" an existing profile.
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If you're using third-party software provided with the wireless adapter, there should be a similar option to remove an existing profile.
In Vista or Win7, right click "Network" (My Network Places) and select Properties. Click the link at the left to "Manage Wireless Networks" then, in the next window, highlight the "Network" to delete and click the "Remove" button.
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You will need to check the wireless settings of the router is there any computer connected to the router ? If yes then you can open the router set up page on that computer. Router set up page is the page where you can check all the wireless settings of the router.
unplug router for 10 seconds and plug back in. Then try. If needed, use network setup wizard. You can also renew your pc's ip address by going to start menu, then run. Then type ipconfig/ release then type ipconfing /renew and everything should be fine.
If you are hardly doesn't connect even your wireless station is been detected why not try to set your settings manually in your wireless card.
This is when you are behind a router.
Goto Network and sharing center. Click on Manage Wireless Network. Click on Adapter properties. Click Internet Protocol version 4. Click properties, then set the ipaddress of your laptop it doesn't have to be identical to any of your existing connection, your subnet, default gateway. And also input your IP DNS.
If you have password protected your router,and after the same its giving you a limited access, you need to delete the existing wireless connection and create a new one. When you are configuring the new connection it would ask you the password that you have given , the box where you need to put it in is called the Network key box. You can call netgear support and they can walk you through it aswelll.
Problem solved. I disabled the security on my network. I connected the new laptop to the unsecure network. I saved the settings on the laptop for the unsecure network. I rebooted the laptop. I re-enabled security on the router. I tried to connect to the network. I got an error on the laptop saying the network saved settings did not match. I modified the settings to a secure network on the laptop and saved the 128 bit key. Rebooted everything. All works fine now.
To connect to the router wirelessly using a Windows XP, right click on the wireless network connection icon on the lower right corner of the screen and choose view available wireless networks. Select your existing network and click on the connect button. If you are using Vista, go to network and sharing center of your control panel then select connect to a network. If you still having problems, please provide details of the problem like your Internet service provider and if there are already other computers online with your WRT54G2.