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router allowing direct connect but not broadcasting

by SandpointGuy / August 2, 2008 3:01 AM PDT

Windows xp sp2 laptop
linksys wireless-g broadband router
Im at a relatives, and this morning the connection was very slow, so I powered the cable modem and router off for a few minutes, and them powered them back on. The cable modem (also linksys) - router connection seems to be ok, as the desktop Im writing this on is directly connected to the router.
However, its not broadcasting wireless, at least Im not seeing its ssid (and it was given a name, its not the default ssid). Ive rebooted laptops, powered router on and off, but still no wireless. I can see other networks in the vacinity, but this one isnt being shown in the view available networks tool.

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Can be proper.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 2, 2008 6:40 AM PDT

Most if not all Linksys routers can turn off the radio as well as hide the SSID.

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Fixed
by SandpointGuy / August 2, 2008 12:36 PM PDT

The solution was to re-boot the desktop pc. I had done so to the router, cable modem, and laptops, but had not done so to the desktop pc. As it was the only thing that did work, I didnt think it was part of problem. The fact that the gateway in ipconfig wasnt a 192.168.1.1-type address should have told me, it was something like 73.xxx.xx.xxxx

Always the simple things.

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The other number to watch for is 169.x.x.x
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 3, 2008 1:50 AM PDT
In reply to: Fixed

Another clue the machine didn't connect up.

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