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    Default Laptop not picking up my Wireless

    I currently purchased a laptop, but it will not pick up my wireless router. I know it works because I can get my PSP online with it, but not any of the laptops I currently own. I tried it on a WIN XP laptop, nothing. My new laptop is a Vista Home and it won't get on either. The laptop is a waste right now collecting dust.. any help? It's a Netgear MR814 v3 wireless router. Do I have to install software onto the laptop? Anything?

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    Default Re: Laptop not picking up my Wireless

    For testing purposes confirm that the SSID is being broadcasted. turn off IPv6 on vista. The XP should beable to see it if the ssid is broadcasted. What type of security are you using on the router? WEP, WPA(2)

    Most all of the newer laptops have a key on the keyboard to turn on the radio, some are off my default.
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    Woah.... no clue what you're talking about. How do I check all this stuff. Sorry I'm not the best in networking =(

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    Default Re: Laptop not picking up my Wireless

    You need to log into the routers and check it's wireless settings. Can normally be found using the gateway IP address.
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    Netgear FVS-338 8-port VPN router,
    Dlink DGS-1216T GigE switch,
    Netgear WNDR3700v2 used as AP
    3 Snap4500 NAS units

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    When I log into my router ip, it brings me to my linksys router page (Linksys is my main router for the computers) I use the netgear router just for wireless (laptops and my PSP)

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    Default Re: Laptop not picking up my Wireless

    Connect the the netgear router then and check the settings. If you set it up right as a AP it should have a static IP.
    Apple MacBook Pro 15", dual boot
    Netgear FVS-338 8-port VPN router,
    Dlink DGS-1216T GigE switch,
    Netgear WNDR3700v2 used as AP
    3 Snap4500 NAS units

 

 

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