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gubat07

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Hi,

I recently went to a friends house whose Cisco wireless router is connected to a MacBook, I tried to connect my Windows XP Pro laptop to the router but was not able to get an Internet connection.

My XP Pro laptop found the router just fine but router wouldn't let me get a connction.... does anyone have some suggestions on how I can do this?

Thank you!
 

etaf

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maybe a few reasons - your PC needs a driver update or will not support the wireless security - if they are using WPA2

The router has mac address filtering enabled and so until the mac address of your PC is added to the router or mac address filtering removed - you will not be able to connect

the password you used was incorrect

you did connect to the wireless but was unable to connect to the internet- the firewall on the PC or an old trial ware firewall my be blocking acccess

see if by connecting to the router with a cable it works ok

does the PC work on other wireless networks
 

gubat07

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Thanks Wayne! I'll certainly try to add my laptops MAC address to her router.
 

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I'll certainly try to add my laptops MAC address to her router.
only do that if mac address is enabled- if its disabled in the router - than that is NOT the issue
 
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Some routers also have a setting for a maximum number of connections. Mine is set to 3, for example, since I have 3 devices in the house that use the internet. That way, if I happen to have all 3 connected, it adds just a bit more security by not allowing anyone else to connect. Sometimes people set that when they get a new router and then forget about it later.

You can check the router's settings or just turn off one of their machines to check.
 
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