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I can't connect to my router

By mcook85 ยท 6 replies
Mar 29, 2008
  1. Hi all,
    I'm trying to connect my laptop to my router using a Belkin wireless adapter but the setup wizard is asking for a password/certificate I don't seem to have, the SSID is the one I need to connect to. Please help.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Just setup the router hardwired first
    Then just use the wireless program (that may have come with it)
  3. mcook85

    mcook85 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    In the authentication tab it askes me for an EAP Method, what is this? The options are:

    And it's still asking me for a password.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Sorry I can't go into the ins and outs of every command (as I don't know them all) that's where the ISP comes in!

    If you ring your Internet Service Provider, the first thing they will say is reset the router (usually holding in the reset button for 10 secs)
    Obviously, you will then need to set up your username and password again.
    Maybe call them first (to stop the reply, "Now I can't get any Internet!!)
  5. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    First thing you need to do is identify the make/model of your router (and post it here). If not certain, look for a tag on it that should tell you the make/model.

    Does your ISP connection go to directly to the router? (in which case it's a combination modem/router) or does it go to a modem and then you have a cable connecting the modem to your router or if the setup is still something different, tell us what it is between ISP and router.

    If the router isn't also your cable/DSL modem, your ISP probably won't give you any advice what to do/how to fix because the router isn't their issue.

    But don't worry. Once the make/model is identified the router setup / user manual will be found online.

    So post back the hardware set up and router make/model.
  6. mcook85

    mcook85 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    It's OK I've fixed it now, sorry for the fuss.
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    no problem.. just glad you got it to work!
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