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Wireless Issue

By mwilson65
Jan 22, 2008
  1. I think I have messed my computer up royally! I had it connected directly to the cable modem and the wireless router. I had to switch computers so I shut it down, switched computers. Now the same computer that was connected to the wireless router and cable modem will not connect to the wireless internet. I have the Automatic Network Switch on. My network connections are disabled but I am unable to get those to enable. How do you turn the firewall off?

    Confused??? I certainly am
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,449   +324

    First disable your wireless adapter altogether.
    use your Device Manager to verify the device is enabled and no yellow/red flags
    on the Network Device. If necessary, uninstall the driver and restart --
    the system will find the correct driver and reinstall it for you.

    Once this is ok, WIRE the system to the wireless router and configure it;
    set the SSID to anything other than the default value,
    choose a channel
    (leave encryption off for now)
    change the ADMIN password
    save the changes and restart the device.

    Your WIRED connection should be active and your browser should work now.

    Once that's ok, disconnect the wired connection,
    you can start your wireless device and use the Network Wireless Wizard to connect.

    leave it alone -- has no effect on connecting with the router.
    (btw: which FW are you running?)
     
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