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Windows 7: problem with my wireless router

19 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 premium 32 bit
problem with my wireless router

My laptop all of a sudden stopped automatically connecting to my router and when I tried to do it manually, it said it was unable to connect to router. So I ran a troubleshooting test and it said the problem was to the router. Here's my wireless router info:

It's linksys, made by cisco. It's a Wireless-G Broadband Router.
Model No. WRT54G2 V1.5

Also keep in mind that this just started happening a few days ago. My guess that it might need an update, but I'm not sure how to update it.

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19 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Hello Skillboy, because your router was working before the problem occured then most likely you can fix this problem by just resetting the router. You can either unplug it for approx. ten minutes or you can look for a small hole on the router that says "reset", push something into the hole to depress the button for a minute or so. It might also help to reset your modem as well.

You might need to go into the routers control panel settings and go through the wireless set up procedure again. You want to use the WPA2 security if possible. You should be able to get into the router's control panel by typing into your browsers URL.

For updating the firmware try the link below, click on downloads upper right then go down to version and choose your version 1.5. You can also download update instructions there, "you need Adobe reader installed to read the .pdf.
Linksys by Cisco - WRT54G2 Support
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19 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1

Unplugging the router for at least 10 seconds should fix your problem. It forces the router to reboot etc. I do this whenever I have pc connectivity issues and 9 out of 10 times, it works. Sometimes powering off a modem with the router is necessary for this technique to work.

Pressing the small hole in the back resets your router which means any configurations made to your router: ssid name, security settings etc will be gone. I would not recommend doing this with your problem and it makes more work for you to re-setup your router.
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19 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 premium 32 bit

Ya this was solved. Guess I got carried away with it
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