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Laptop no longer connects to Wireless Router

Discussion in 'Networking' started by MilesD, Feb 6, 2012.

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  1. MilesD

    MilesD Thread Starter

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    Hi all,

    I have wireless internet at home through a Belkin router.

    It used to work fine but one computer wouldnt connect. Stupidly, I tried checking the security password on my laptop and ever since it won't connect. (However, now the other computer does!)

    It picks up the signal from the router but just won't connect. When I run ipconfig I get a message saying Media Disconnected. I've searched forums and can't find an answer to this.

    The laptop still connects to the wireless internet in my office so the wireless capability obviously still works. Do you have any ideas?

    Thanks so much!

    Miles
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Disable encryption on the router and try to connect. Assuming success you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect.
     
  3. MilesD

    MilesD Thread Starter

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    Hi - sorry I know this sounds dumb but how do i disable encryption on the router?
     
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    Login to the router, navigate to the wireless section and set the Encryption (or Security) Mode to 'none' or 'off' or similar. Consult the user manual, on CD and on Belkin's web site, for specifics.
     
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