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My wireless won't work

By miss.j.king ·
I've just recieved a wireless router, I've got it running and it's definitely working. I've got the adapter plugged into my other computer and that works too. After about 2 hours of faffing about I managed to find my router when it scanned. However It's not connecting properly. I can click on my connection but it doesn't work. I've tried going online to but my computer doesn't recognise it (or 1.1, 1.0, 2.1 etc) My router is definitely working, all the lights are flashing and the connection is strong. When I scan for connections on my other computer it finds our one and says the signal strength is about 50%...but it just wont connect.

Does this make any sense and what else can I do?

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Have you read the instructions

by risques In reply to My wireless won't work

Your router will have an address mentioned.

You have to set it up as a wired system first.

Then setup wireless security. Then note down the wireless settings.

Then update your wireless laptop with those settings then you are off. This will work about 75% of the time. After that it is a case of trial and error with repair connection/disable/enable and a reboot, to get things working.

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So everything's "definitely working" - but nothing works ?...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to My wireless won't work

I assume your wireless router came as part of an ISP package?

Whether it is part of a package or not, you should have a driver CD that came with the router. You should enable a WIRED connection from your main PC to the Router, then insert the driver disc. Thereafter you set up the relationship between the wired computer and the router, including the ID and the password and the encryption method for wireless communications.

THEN you attempt wireless communication with the router.

Depending on which Operating System you are running, you might try using the Wireless Network Wizard and let the PC set it all up automatically instead of you spending a further 2 hours "faffing about". :)

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log in....

by ---TK--- In reply to My wireless won't work

and try changing the channel... If there are multiple wireless routers and they are running on the same channel it could cause some interference.

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