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my laptop can't connect with my router.

by aknight53 / March 12, 2006 5:37 AM PST

I have a desktop with XP and a new wireless G router connected to that and DSL modem. It works fine, I can connect to internet with it. However, my laptop running Win 2000 with a networking card/b does not find the router. Since this is a new "old" laptop for me (was used in business office), I am totally ignorant on configuring it so it will connect with router. I have an icon on tray that is x'd outand it says local area network connection unplugged. I have 2 icons in control panel that say Wireless Link and Wirelss Network. the wirelss network icon has add/edit config. profile with default on one column and access point on the other. The network card works according to device manager. What can I do to get it to work? do I need some kind of ip address somewhere typed in? I am Clueless!! Thanks.

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Your router is G and your card is B
by Gakada / March 12, 2006 3:18 PM PST

it might not work... unless your router have b/g compatibility..

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what model?
by linkit / March 12, 2006 4:26 PM PST

What router model do you have?

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supposed to be compatible
by aknight53 / March 13, 2006 10:33 AM PST
In reply to: what model?

It is a #F5D7230-4, it says on the box that is is compatible with both g and b.

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How have you set up the router?
by linkit / March 13, 2006 3:09 PM PST

Unfortunately's support page for their routers is not easy to navigate.

Find your router here:

Download the full manual (there is a smaller quick installation manual, too). Search the manual to find ''using the wireless mode switch''

ASIDE: You will want to download and install the latest firmware for your router as well. The instructions for that are in the full manual.

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Internet to my laptop
by Rander7417 / February 8, 2009 11:30 AM PST
In reply to: what model?

How do I get the Internet to my laptop from my router?

Router Model # WBR-2310

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How do I get the Internet to my laptop via my router?
by Rander7417 / February 10, 2009 11:38 AM PST
In reply to: what model?

I want the internet on my laptop computer. How do I get the internet onto my laptop via the trouter?

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