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linksys wireless adapter and router not connecting

Discussion in 'Networking' started by TechlessMom, Jun 16, 2010.

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  1. TechlessMom

    TechlessMom Thread Starter

    Jun 16, 2010
    I am not able to connect wireless to the internet. It has been working for years. Then several computers in the house stopped connecting and our xbox 360. After a few weeks the other computers and xbox started working. Our main computer kept internet connection, the one hooked up to the router, but all the wirelss stopped working. Now my wirelss desk top will not connect. I get the networking SSD to come up, but when I click to connect it pings then says not connected. I have re-entered the key several times, tried to set up the home networking again. Was wondering if I uninstall my linksys adapter program and re-install if this will help. Can anyone help me. I do not want to buy a new adapter if I don't need to. What is strange to me is, all the wireless computers stopped working at the same time and one by one the others started to reconnect. I really don't know if I messed things up by trying to run set up wizard several times. Thanks for your help.
  2. pedroguy


    Jan 28, 2001
    HI:Just to clarify.Only wireless connections are affected.Multiple pc are affected.
    A hardwired to the modem is unaffected.
    If above is correct,this would appear to be a router issue.And not a single adapter issue.
    A number of things to try:
    Disable encryption.Try it.
    Through a hardwired connection to the router(make and model please ),download/install the latest firmware
    Router reset.hold the reset button in for at least 15 seconds.
    If still a problem,then let's see:
    From a Johnwill post on the Networking Forum

    Try these simple tests.

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

    NOTE: For the items below surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

    Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.


    PING <computer_IP_address>

    PING <default_gateway_address>

    PING <dns_servers>


    PING yahoo.com

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    <computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. (For Vista/Win7, the IPv4 Address)

    <default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

    <dns_servers> - The IP address of the first (or only) address for DNS Servers, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
  3. schang626


    Mar 2, 2010
    you might also want to try and power cycle the modem and router
  4. TechlessMom

    TechlessMom Thread Starter

    Jun 16, 2010
    Thanks for your response. I did try that. Didn't help.
  5. TechlessMom

    TechlessMom Thread Starter

    Jun 16, 2010
    Looking through all the info on tech guy. I am going to try to uninstall and reinstall again to see if that works. If not, I will follow your advise.
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