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Windows 7: Windows 7 Updates for New laptop

11 Mar 2010   #21
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

I did something.. that had to do with 3 different kinds of set up.. I think I chose the Work group.. I was so tired when I finally got to that part.. I should have left it alone... so I'm not sure I've completed what I should have been doing. that's why I ask about it.


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11 Mar 2010   #22
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

But workgroup is for sharing files or printers between PCs. That has nothing to do with securing the router. Who setup your router?
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11 Mar 2010   #23
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

If you try to connect to your router, does it ask you type in a key?
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11 Mar 2010   #24
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

whs.. I did whatever has been done to it.
the work group thing is what I did..
I don't recall being ask for a passowrd at all... after the work group thing was finished I was falling asleep.. so I stopped and went to bed.

I hope I've not messed up something important... surely if so ..there must be a work around.
thanks again.
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11 Mar 2010   #25
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Zomby I gave the laptop a name..( khg84hjs73ng9..not real )when I try to connect.. I have to type in my password for..the laptop name I gave it...then I'm off and running all over the internet.
I don't recall being ask about a key.
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11 Mar 2010   #26
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Let's check. Open an Internet Explorer and type 192.168.1.1 into the address field and let's see whether your router control comes up. If that does not work try 192.168.1.2. If it asks for name and paswword use admin for name and password for password (not very innovative, I know). If you get in, snoop around for the Wap2 password and see whether that is one you set. If not, put one in that you can remember. The more letters/numbers, the better.
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11 Mar 2010   #27
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

whs.. here are my findings...
192.168.1.1...
I E cannot display the web page..
What you can try.. in a box.(Dignose Connection problems)
Next
192.168.1.2
Google page opened;
I P addresses used by several router Mfgs as a default address for the router itself. etc.
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11 Mar 2010   #28
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Are you wired to the router ? You have to be wired to the router to make changes.
At least with my equipment anyway.

192.168.1.1 is the default.
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11 Mar 2010   #29
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

I have the laptop plugged in to my hub.. YES.....
the router has all green lights showing.. at the very top icon.. there's a lock icon..showing that's green also
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11 Mar 2010   #30
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Zombie is right - I forgot to mention that. The operation only works with a system that is hard wired to the router.

PS: now you confuse me because you call it a hub. Is that a router or a hub (switch) ??
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