Linksys router and laptop issue

By mkmartin69
Apr 30, 2009
  1. Hi all, I have a Linksys router. 2.4 Ghz. I run one desktop pc that is wired to it, and a laptop that connects wirelessly. My trouble is this. I have second laptop that will not connect to it. It says "out of range" it can be sitting right next to it. The laptop will connect anyplace else. Just not to my router in my house. When i search for a list of availasble Networks my network is in the list.

    Any idea how to correct this?

    THank you
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,158   +986

    verify the WiFi standards for the router and all system WiFi adapters

    WiFi standards are 802.11{a,b,g, and n}
    When your system adapter is not from the same mfg as the router, compatibility issues
    frequently arise -- especially with 11n routers. Set the 11n router to run in G-Only Mode will usually solve the problem.

    Also look for WiFi driver updates -- almost every vendor has released updates
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