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post #1 of 11
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hey guys,

a friend of mine has just got a new broadband service and then seperatly got a router. i went round the otherday as they also purchased a usb wireless adapter to be able to share the internet. but the only problem is that it connects to the router and says good signal strength but for some reason it wont allow the internet to be shared through. i logged into the router and checked the settings and all the settings look good as far as i am aware. anyone have any idea what the problem could be?

Anjokid

*its a Linksys router
* Exact Package Bought: http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/852034
post #2 of 11
Well from little networking experience I have (read sig) I can without absolute sureness say that it has to be configured for his new broad band internet service.
How to do it? IDK
Hopefully someone else will respond to this
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post #3 of 11
call your ISP - get them to reset your conn.
I had to do this for a friend last week
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post #4 of 11
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the router didnt come with the ISP. he has the modem plugged in via ethernet, to the router then ethernet from the router to his computer, then theres a wireless USB on the laptop, the internet works on his computer, just not his laptop.
post #5 of 11
Go into his little wireless connection settings and see if the router gave his laptop an IP address. (Right click on the wireless icon, click status, then go to the support tab)

If not, it might be a DHCP problem, and you should check the settings on the router to make sure DHCP is enabled. If he has one, try powering off/on the router, if you haven't already. Also go to the command line and type "ping 192.168.x.x". Replace the x's with whatever numbers his router is configged to. It's usually 192.168.1.1, or 192.168.0.1. See if you're able to ping the router.
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ok, i checked that, and it was correct.
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Did you make sure his browser isn't set up for a proxy or anything like that?
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post #8 of 11
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done that too.
post #9 of 11
did u check that there are no security setting which is blocking the connection, try reseting the router to manufacturer settings
    
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post #10 of 11
what isp is it?
if its telewest/ntl then your gonna have to put in the DNS
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