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Windows 7: Help setting up wireless linksys router

15 Mar 2010   #1
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
Help setting up wireless network w/ new linksys router

I had to redo my uncles wireless router this weekend. I was able to get the router hooked up and working with a hardwire, but the wireless didn't seem to get setup and when I tried to do it through control panel I didnt have any luck.

I should say that I think he's on Vista (it's a compaq that's about 6 or 8 months old)

what is the right way to do this?

Thanks.


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15 Mar 2010   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

What model router is he using? Find the relevant product on the webpage and check the online manuals for it.
Linksys by Cisco Home UK
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15 Mar 2010   #3
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

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15 Mar 2010   #4
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Sorry, I should say I need help setting up the wireless network, not the router itself, that part is done.

This is the linksys router it is:

Linksys by Cisco RangePlus-n Wireless Router WRT110
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16 Mar 2010   #5
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Why won't vista automatically detect the wireless like 7 did for me?

Needless to say I'm still having an issue.
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18 Mar 2010   #6
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

anyone?
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18 Mar 2010   #7
brady

 

Hi, can you connect to the router via it's ip address in any browser?
example: 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 (should be your gateway ip address through "ipconfig /all"
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18 Mar 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If your uncle's system is a laptop, check whether the WiFi is turned on. If it is a desktop, check whether he has a WiFi card or dongle.
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18 Mar 2010   #9
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
If your uncle's system is a laptop, check whether the WiFi is turned on. If it is a desktop, check whether he has a WiFi card or dongle.
Ahh this could be it in fact... I mean I believe the wireless signal is being sent out of the router, the laptop is able to connect to the internet via a hardline, but as soon as I unplug it, it goes dead. And the laptop for sure does have wireless capabilities.

Where exactly would I go to turn on the wireless in a laptop? I'm not really familiar with them.
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18 Mar 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Well, it depends on the model and make. E.g HPs have a switch in the front left. Other makes use Fn plus one of the keys on the top or the side. Others again have a dedicated switch all the way on the top of the keyboard (sort of a touch-switch). I suggest you look into the manual of that laptop. You usually find that in the Help and Support section of the Start menu.
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