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By matthewrussin ·
OK this may be easy but i'm confused. I bought a linksys wireless G. I have a laptop with build in wireless and a PC hardwired. I can get both PC and laptop to get online, but it's not secured. When i go to secure the connection, i get an IP address conflict and from there neither machine can get online. Why? it shouldn't work when it's unsecured either, and that's why i'm confused. Any suggestions. Please i'm frustrated with this thing..

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by Dumphrey In reply to wireless configuration

I'm not sure what sort of security your router is useing. BUt in most cases I try rebooting the computers. If there isa DHCP confict..rebooting should fix the problem and may also allow you to get on-line. If rebooting doesnt fix the problem, try only useing mac filtering instead of WEP. If you have a problem with just mac filtering, you may have a bad router, or need to flash the firmware. IF you call Linksys, thats the first thing they will have you do . =\

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by rkuhn In reply to wireless configuration

Instead of using dynamic DHCP use static DHCP.

Assign each PC a unique IP in the router's settings and in the TCP/IP settings on each PC.

In additon, limit access by IP and MAC.

Lastly, lockdown using WPA if the router supports it.

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