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Dell mini-10 won't connect to N network

By jackchaos ·

I have a Dell mini-10 with an N card (a mini 1010 to be specific) that I cannot get to fully connect to my Linksys WRT160N router. I can at some level connect as it asks for the router password and I enter it and it says that I'm connected. The odd part is that the router will never give me an IP address.

I know the N card in the mini 10 works at some level as I've connected to many G networks. I've even tried locking the WRT160N down to G only still with no luck.

I know the router works as it connects to my Macbook pro which has G card in it.

Any ideas? I'm baffled.



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Are you using windows to configure your wireless network?

by Rickjbos In reply to Dell mini-10 won't connec ...

I sounds like your connection isnt authenticating. Check your settings to make sure they line up with the router ie. WPA2 & AES. Hope this helps.

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Have you also looked in the WiFi Access Points Settings

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Dell mini-10 won't connec ...

If you are already using a system it may be locking out your Dell because it's only set to receive from 1 system.

Some Routers come preconfigured this way to prevent other systems from outside the building connecting to the WiFi.

You'll have to connect with a wire tot he Router enter the Routers Setup and set the number of Concurrent Connections that it allows. After that run the Windows Wireless Setup Wizard and it should work.

Though making changes tot he Router may also require you to rejoin the Mac Book to it as you may loose the existing settings.


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is MAC filtering on

by .Martin. In reply to Dell mini-10 won't connec ...

if it is, you will have to add the MAC address of the netbook.

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