all of a sudden, I can't get on the internet wirelessly from my HP laptop – it recognizes that connections are available but won't log on – is ther a way to reset the built in wireless connection to correct this? – I was in the process of setting up a local network to access my printer (which is connected by a USB to my desktop/server)
yes, I ran the wizard to set up the connection – my desktop is xp and the laptop runs vista – they both use IE7 – when I click on the connection, it says “waiting for user to connect” and has full signal strength but won't connect – I went through the wizard instructions and tried to set up a connection to my printer (connected by USB to the desktop which is connected to the router) – that's when I lost my connection to the internet from my laptop – my desktop which is connected to the router with an eathernet cable still accesses the internet OK – thanks – nodak
What about giving your laptop an Ip address. Sometimes this works. It sounds like it has some kind of connection…Anyway do you know how to do this? If not I can walk you through it.
thanks for your response – I'd hoped that someone would have experienced this same problem and could say it's a network configuration or router problem – the laptop works fine if connected directly to the cable modem and the desktop works fine connected directly to the cable modem or coming through the router connection – I thought that some network option has been changed inadvertently by me and needs to be reset or some program needs to be reinstalled – it's frustrating since my laptop internect connection worked fine when I first set up the network with the router – it was only when I tried to connect my computer to the network that things went south – I don't understand what giving the laptop an “Ip” address will do and how it will affect my wireless connection performance when I go on the road – nodak
Everyone that has played with networks has experienced this problem but that does not mean there is one solution to it. The reason I suggested you put an Ip address in is to give the connection a clear path then if that works you can go back to automatic… No big deal…just something to try that has worked in the past..
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