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    Wireless Internet Help

    My roommate started having problems with his wireless internet tonight. Our connection comes up on the list, but it gets stuck on "waiting for network to be ready", times out, and then connects to another network on the list. My laptop has no problems logging on to our network wirelessly... Any ideas? I've disabled the firewall with no luck, restarted the computer with no luck... I don't know what else to do... It is WPA encrypted and I know we're typing in the correct password.


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    Re: Wireless Internet Help

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    Re: Wireless Internet Help

    Not sure if it will help but when ever my network starts acting up I do the following:

    Unplug the cable from the modem. Both electric and the coaxial.
    Then unplug the routers too.

    Let them sit for a min or two, plug back in and things are usually good to go.



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    Re: Wireless Internet Help

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    Not sure if it will help but when ever my network starts acting up I do the following:

    Unplug the cable from the modem. Both electric and the coaxial.
    Then unplug the routers too.

    Let them sit for a min or two, plug back in and things are usually good to go.
    I thought about doing that, but if my laptop connects to it fine I don't know why that would fix anything on his laptop... maybe I'll give it a try anyway.


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    Re: Wireless Internet Help

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    I thought about doing that, but if my laptop connects to it fine I don't know why that would fix anything on his laptop... maybe I'll give it a try anyway.
    Kinda what I was thinking too.....
    best of luck - others will probably chime in soon with a few more ideas.



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    Re: Wireless Internet Help

    Check the Authentication mechanism it's set to as well, which is different than the encryption method. Your likely options will be Shared or Open depending on your router brand/model, but I don't have that information. If you can post the make/model of your router, and the Operating Systems you're using to connect, that might help people troubleshoot.



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