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Solved: Laptop won't connect to router...

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  1. chimknee

    chimknee Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell Inspirion laptop with a wifi card. I have a belkin 54G router. I have a Dell XPS420 desktop using a Linksystem UBS wireless device to get to the internet. The XPS works fine. The laptop worked fine from day one. All of a sudden it won't connect to the router. It sees the router but won't connect. Took the laptop to the library and it instantly linked to there router. Any suggestions?
     
  2. TekTime

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    Wow, a bit more info may be needed because diagnosing wireless connection problems can be a pain! Do you know if any settings were changed on the router prior to your connection problems?

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    "It sees the router but won't connect."
    What error are you getting upon attempting to connect to the router?


    Since the Dell can connect the router must be functioning, and the fact that the laptop connects to the router at the library further complicates troubleshooting... any more detail you can provide will be helpful.

    I would recommend as a first step, resetting the router back to the factory settings and see what happens.
     
  3. etaf

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    i will move to networking forum

    Do you have wireless security enabled - if so, log into the router and remove the security and see if you can now connect
    whats the Exact Model of the router
    You could also try removing the wireless profiles from your PC
    Wireless Profiles
    http://mgmcc.forumotion.net/networking-tutorials-f17/removing-an-existing-wireless-profile-t109.htm
    - Vista:

    http://www.tp-link.com/support/showfaq.asp?id=214
    - delete the wireless profiles
    Start
    control Panel
    classic view
    network and sharing center
    manage wireless networks

    Delete the profiles
    you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to
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    Wireless Profiles
    http://mgmcc.forumotion.net/networking-tutorials-f17/removing-an-existing-wireless-profile-t109.htm
    - XP

    http://www.tp-link.com/support/showfaq.asp?id=186
    - delete the preferred networks
    start
    control panel
    network connections
    right click on the wireless connection listed
    wireless networks tab
    in the preferred network list
    click on each one and - remove button

    you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to
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    It maybe something to do with the firewall - unlikely if it works on other wireless networks - but disable any way
     
  4. chimknee

    chimknee Thread Starter

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    My son payed a visit and the son of a gun fixed it. Thanx
     
  5. etaf

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    cool (y) thanks for letting us know - you can mark solved - button at top of your first post
     
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