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DO you have any other computer connected to the network?
Ok..Is it a desktop or a laptop ?
I want the system to be directly wired to the router using a LAN cable
It is a laptop that I have been using with the router for quite a while. I am trying to connect
a second laptop through the router.
Ok..Do you have a LAN cable through which you can connect the laptop your router (hardwire the laptop)
I did not type that I wanted to connect through a lan cable. I want to connect wirelessly.
Yes..but a Lan cable is required to login and retreive the password. (wireless security key)
You will need to get into the router to find the password.
Ok. Does an ether cable through the router work?
COnnect the ethernet cable to anyone of the ports on back of router.
Then hardwire it to any laptop
Let me know when done.
Ok. I have the ether net cable attached to the router.
Ok..Now tell me the exact model of linksys router like linksys wrt54g
Model # XXXXX V1.5
Open internet explorer in system directly connected to router using ethernet cable
Type 192.168.1.1 and press enter.
I am connected
Type 192.168.1.1 in address bar and press enter.
Is it asking you for a username//password XXXXX?
No. It has brought up bing.
yes..in adress bar in top of internet explorer remove bing address and type http://192.168.1.1
I have that typed into the address bar and hit entered. I am now connect to the server which requires a user name and password
Leave the username blank
In password XXXXX admin
Ok Have done that. Now in Linsys Setup
Now click wireless and then wireless security
Below that, you'll see your current security type (WEP, WPA, etc)
And below that you'll see passphrase/security key(s) you need to connect to your wireless - write those down.
Have done that.
Make sure not to make any changes and exit the browser
Remove ethernet cable ..provide password XXXXX connect to wireless now.
I did not see passphrase/secrity dey(s)
WHat do you see?
I see a list that includes Security Mode, WPA Algorithm, WPA Shared Key and Group Key Renewal
The wpa shared key is the key or password.
Note it down.
Is that all I need?
Yes..Please remove the etehernet cable..try to connectct wireless
Let me know..
Are you able to connect wirelessly now ?
I typed in the pass word and it worked on it, but came up not connected .
Restart system and try again.
The password XXXXX XXXXX accepted correctly.
That's one heck of a password (length).
You can change it.In the same place.. :-)
It takes the computer quite a bit to come up.
I am here,
I have entered the password. It is acquiring network address.
It says that I am connected, but internet explorer will not load.
Is it xp or vista or windows 7?
This is xp.
Are you unable to open internet explorer or it wont load websites now?
Now when I went to the wireless network page, I am not connected.
Seemed to disconnect on its own.
try connecting again..
OK will do
The problem seems to be with the laptop..ensure that wireless is enabled in the laptop..
As far as I can tell the wireless is enabled in the laptop. I there anything
you would want me to check?
I tried it again with the same results.
It is recognizing network,accepting password...connecting to network and then disconnecting...
Should the password XXXXX about 28 characters?
Can be,..Depends..but its uncommon,..
DO one thing.
Login back to router.
Change the password.
USe WEp instead of WPA