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brookbend

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I get online plugged into a cicsco N router, but not wireless.

PC #2 started problems with online 2 days ago...got worse..now pc #2 and #1 don't go wireless at all.

Occasional popup says IP conflict with another PC on the network.

The wireless icon says there are networks within range and signal is excellent.

Didn't make any pc changes. HELP!
 

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Unplug the router and shut down the computers (and any other connected devices).

Plug in router.

Turn on computers (and other devices).

Sometimes this "network reset" is all it takes. If not ...

Make sure you have the latest router firmware. Then reset the router to factory defaults and reconfigure it.
 

brookbend

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Upon re-starting the browser a 2-line form shows:

username and password

then, www.mywifiext.net -- NETGEAR WN3000RP

The N router plugs into the netgear range extender. But I don't know psswd or usrname here.
 

brookbend

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no. i believe it was the netgear range extender asking for password.... however, upon trying wireless once again, i merely got that generic page from firefox "can not connect with server"
 

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I'm getting a little confused. Are you having trouble connecting via wireless to the router (which is what I had assumed)?

Or having trouble connecting via wireless to a Range Extender?

Or having trouble setting up the Range Extender?

Or some combination of the above?
 

brookbend

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well, since the router is plugged into the range extender... maybe it IS the extender. or maybe it is both.

i'll try unplugging the extender. maybe it will re-set.

the reason i brought up the extender is that page which showed up upon trying to go online.
 

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since the router is plugged into the range extender...
I don't understand that description. Normally I think of a Range Extender connecting to a router or wireless access point via Wi-Fi.
 

brookbend

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PROGRESS.

I am wireless a few feet from the router and first extender.

Still not wireless in my remote office - where 2 pc's normally reside.

But I notice the ethernet light on the office extender is off. The power, and powerline lights are on. Do these units break?
 

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"powerline lights"? Sorry, but I totally do not understand your network. Please describe it.
 

brookbend

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I solved the problem with a replacement extender - the kind that plugs into a wall socket.

PROBLEM NOW: My pc's have a utility installed on them. It's called " Intel PROset Wireless WiFi "

PROset interferes with selecting a network. It has a pop-up form which forces me to enter passwords and such (which are unknown to me - these 2 pc's were previously owned by my wife's employer).

However, 2 other pc's in the house are working, all over, and they have a different utility on them. I WILL TRY INSTALLING THOSE DIFF UTILITIES AND SEE IF I CAN LOG ON TO THE NEW NETGEAR NETWORK> LET YOU KNOW>
 
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