Wireless Connections Using Router

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jink20

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BRIEFLY,
DESKTOP IS BROADBAND CONNECTED TO AOL, THROUGH A WIRELESS ROUTER SUPPLIED BY BT(BRITISH TELECOM).

LAPTOP ONE-HAS A LINKSYS USB ADAPTER
LAPTOP TWO- HAS A WIRELESS ADAPTER BUILT IN.

NEITHER OF THE LAPTOPS WILL CONNECT WIRELESSLY TO THE ROUTER
HOWEVER 2 HAS CONNECTED TO A LOCAL WIRELESS "BELKIN" BRAND SITE WHEN IT HAS SCANNED AND FOUND THAT SIGNAL.
THEREFORE WE KNOW 2 WORKS. ONLY GOT IT IN THE BOXING DAY SALES !!!!!

LAPTOP ONE WAS WORKING RECENTLY ON THE BT ROUTER CONNECTED TO AOL , WHEN THE PPPOE FUNCTION WAS CHANGED TO PPPOA. IT WON'T NOW RECONNECT "WIRELESS CONNECTION UNAVAILABLE" DESPITE CHANGING THE PPPOA CODE

I HAVE CHECKED THE FIREWALLS ON THE LAPTOPS. INCLUDING DISABLING THE FIREWALLS.
CHANGED THE IP ADDRESS ON THE LAPTOPS TO MATCH THE IP ADDRESS ON THE ROUTER.
CHANGED SSID ON LAPTOP TO MATCH THE ROUTERS
CHANGED THE NETWORK CONNECTIONS SETTINGS BUT GET NO "WIRELESS NETWORKS" APPEAR ON 1, WHEN THE CONNECT TO WIRELESS NETWORK WINDOW IS OPEN.

I DID GET BOTH LAPTOPS ONLINE WHEN I USED A DIFFERENT ROUTER. THE PROBLEM WITH THAT ROUTER WAS THE DESKTOP LOST ITS INTERNET CONNECTION !!!!

COMPLETELY LOST IT NOW:mad:
WHO SAID WIRELESS WAS EASY !!!!
 
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First, the inevitable: please don't type all in caps. That's seen as shouting and generally bad netiquette.

Second, the PPPOE authentication should be between your router and your Internet provider (AOL). It should have nothing to do with your wireless connection.

By "changed the IP address on the laptops to match the IP address on the router" -- I presume you mean changed the IP addresses to be on the same subnet... or did you change them to be exactly the same as the router?

Is there a reason that you aren't using the DHCP server, which is almost certainly built into the router? That will simplify things to help reduce possible network configuration errors.
 

TerryNet

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Is the wireless router one that is supposed to work with AOL?

Is the wireless router separate, or is it actually a DSL modem/router combo? If combo, is it in "bridged" or "pass through" mode (which would mean that the router function is bypassed)?
 
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