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Help Connecting Laptop To Home Wireless Network


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#1 mcatsos

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Posted 27 June 2007 - 10:30 PM

I've been trying to connect a recently-purchased toshiba laptop to my home's wireless network. when i attempt to connect, i am told Windows is not recieving a response from the router. The laptop is within feet of the router, there is no interference from other devices, and i know the router works properly because another one of our laptops is able to connect to the network just fine. When i try to connect manually to a network it also fails, even with the proper security passwords and all that. I've hit a dead end, and I'd really appreciate any and all help on this...

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Posted 28 June 2007 - 07:06 PM

Try these three things

Unplug the router from power, let it sit for 30 seconds, plug it back in, try to connect.

Apply any FIRMWARE updates for router

Make sure your new laptop has ALL windows updates.

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Posted 29 June 2007 - 01:45 AM

Make sure your workgroup is the same as the other computer and your computer does not share the same user name with and other computer.
Have you reset your LAN? Unplug the modem and the router and turn off all the computers. Wait one minute and turn the modem on. Next turn the router on and wait one minute. now turn all computers and network devices on.
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Posted 30 June 2007 - 10:48 AM

One recent issue that I've had with Windows is that it won't automatically connect to a network unless you tell it to - I believe that it was a minor change to the networking stuff that caused this change in behavior.

So, have you clicked on the wireless icon and told it to connect to the network?

Also, troubleshooting network issues is more difficult with security enabled. I generally suggest that you remove the security (TEMPORARILY) while troubleshooting - then restore the security after everything is setup and working well.
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