You may have to set up your laptops wireless configuration using the windows wireless zero config or the (insert wireless card manufacturer here) setup app that your computer came with. You don't really need to use static ip's unless you really need too, you can usually get away with your router DHCP to assign your comuters an IP. If you do have to use static IP don't use 192.168.*.1 because this is usually your gateway (router)....(the * indicates a wildcard number generally it is 192.168.2.1 or 192.168.0.1 etc). After that if you are connected continue to password protect and configure your router, which is done by logging into the router using the one of the above addresses. Then you will want to add encrytion, preferrably WPA-PSK at the least and do NOT use WEP as it is weak and easilly broken. You may also want to use MAC address filtering and turn off SSID broadcasting to stop your router from bieng shown to your neighbors or somebody else. If you need further help just let us know
Edited by lucent, 21 August 2006 - 07:41 PM.