I have a work laptop that I bring home because I can't access work stuff through the VPN off my personal computer. I have a 802.11b wireless access point. My work laptop identifies the point, picks up max signal strength, connects to it but the Status says "Limited of no connectivity." No matter what I do I can't get it to connect so that I can use it. I've put in the network key but nothing works. Anyone got any fresh ideas? I was thinking of breaking out my FORTRAN99 book and seeing what I could cook up but I don't think that will help.
I assume you have other machines hooked up to the router that can all access the internet just fine?
If so, the first thing to check is to open a command prompt (Start, Run, cmd) and type ipconfig
If you're getting a 192.168.xxx.xxx number you should be fine
If you're getting a 169 number your DHCP server in your router is acting up and you may try resetting the router (pull the power cable, wait a minute, plug it back in)
Okay it's connected. I had to to the router set up utility on the internet since I've long since lost the software. After I guessed by password, it showed me the encryption code in what I'm guessing was hexadecimal if my old EE eyes aren't deceiving me. I put that in the work computer and it worked fine. Thanks for all the effort.
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