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Windows 7: Help setting up wireless linksys router


15 Mar 2010   #1

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

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

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

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15 Mar 2010   #4

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

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

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

anyone?
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18 Mar 2010   #7

 

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

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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