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Unable to connect to wireless Home network

Discussion in 'Networking' started by depazm, Apr 7, 2008.

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  1. depazm

    depazm Thread Starter

    Apr 7, 2008

    I have Verizon FIOS modem/router. Have a PC connected to it via hardline, works fine, the laptop cannot connect wireless to it. The Laptop was able to connect to other wireless networks. When I try to connect to home, it says "limited or no connectivity". When I connected to a router port with cable, but it worked fine when I disconnected. So it seems to me that it is having trouble with acquiring ip. When I chose "repair", it tried renewing ip and got 169 ip address instead of the usual 192.168.1.x. and could not connect. I tried giving it a static ip, but it did not work. Also, I tried changing the channel once, did not work. And I disable the XP firewall. I am wondering if perhaps changing the ip addresses on the router itself may fix the issue (perhaps in the 192.168.10.x range), perhaps with multiple open networks in the area, there is some kind of mixup. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    I have tried with another laptop sitting outside the house, and it went online and acquired ip correctly.

  2. james21


    Apr 7, 2008
    Mine did the same thing this afternoon, I typed in the WPA/WEP key again and it worked.
    I did try the one I created a while back but didn't work, then I used the one that was written on my modem/router and worked 100%.

    Hope it helps.:)
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Well, the exact make/model of the router would be useful here. :)

    If one laptop doesn't connect, but another does, it sounds like an issue with the laptop.

    My top suspect would be you don't have the correct encryption key for the router in that laptop.
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