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Windows 7: linksys wrt54G shows 2 different network names

27 May 2013   #1
drmax

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linksys wrt54G shows 2 different network names

Hello. I just recently put my linksys into security protection. I'm unsure why...when I look on my laptop, I see 2 different networks? My old default name of Linksys and my renamed protected network. I tried to access the Linksys name and it does not work...which is correct. What did I do wrong?


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27 May 2013   #2
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

You need to drop the other Access point you created and then go through the steps again of securing the router

it would be wise just to put the disk in after you deleted the previous access points and go through it clean and then you should have it corrected
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28 May 2013   #3
drmax

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
You need to drop the other Access point you created and then go through the steps again of securing the router

it would be wise just to put the disk in after you deleted the previous access points and go through it clean and then you should have it corrected
I'm pretty green with this...how do I drop the access point? Is this within the router settings? Thank you much.
DM
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28 May 2013   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

on your computer Wi-Fi delete all the connections you have made

reset the wireless adapter then insert you router cd

go through the steps if it ask for a password enter it after that follow the cd instructions and make a wpa2 connection new name new password

then try to reconnect with your wireless it should only show one after that and your list will be clear of all other connections you used to have it would be like getting a new pc again
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28 May 2013   #5
drmax

W7 premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
on your computer Wi-Fi delete all the connections you have made

reset the wireless adapter then insert you router cd

go through the steps if it ask for a password enter it after that follow the cd instructions and make a wpa2 connection new name new password

then try to reconnect with your wireless it should only show one after that and your list will be clear of all other connections you used to have it would be like getting a new pc again
As to not go on a wild goose chase, I looked in my "neetwork and sharing center" (if that's where any wifi connections would be) and I don't see anything. I've searched for "wifi" and nothing comes up. My router gives me the choice for WEP...no WEPA. Where would I look for these "wifi connections" you speak of? Thank you.
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29 May 2013   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

He's talking about the wifi 'hotspots' that you can see when you click on the vertical bars icon on the bottom right corner.

If your laptop is not able to pick up your wifi network, it's because either your wifi network is not setup or it's set not to be broadcasted. check that your wifi network is setup correctly. If it is, whether it is broadcasted or not you should still be able to connect to it. By auto detection or manually adding in the wifi network.
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29 May 2013   #7
drmax

W7 premium 64
 
 

ok, i understand now. I was trying to see this on my main tower, that the linksys router is connected to.
So if I have 3 laptops, will I have to delete from each machine? Thx for pointing this out. On my main tower, it just shows my network internet access square thingy in bottom right hand corner. Oh and I am able to pick up the wifi...but like I said it shows 2 different names. I'll work at this when I get a minute and report back. Thx, DM
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29 May 2013   #8
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

It shows two different names could be the systems hasn't been refreshed. Hopefully this will go away.
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01 Jun 2013   #9
drmax

W7 premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
It shows two different names could be the systems hasn't been refreshed. Hopefully this will go away.
I'm on my lap top. Was able to delete any networks I didn't want...one being the Linksys name. I click on the little lines in lower right corner, and both names are still showing. Is there someway to "refresh" the router, in the router settings? Do I just need to do a master reset of the router and start over? Why is this so difficult?
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01 Jun 2013   #10
drmax

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the reason i had 2 names for routers, was because i didn't have my re1000 linksys extender properly set up.
once I figured out how to defaul settings of the extender, it asked for the router password and BAM, all is well. I'm set for now.
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