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Help: Laptop won't connect to wireless

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Ok, got a new wireless modem/router. hooked pc's up to it fine through hard wire at the back. got the settings right in the web config so that there is no encryption at all, no passwords or anything. Laptop picks up the signal, looks like its trying to connect but it won't. Not at all. What have i missed? im using a dell vostro 1400 with the dell wireless wlan card utility, which has worked fine before and the router is a belkin as shown here:

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i can try with the windows wireless, but 'cause its made by bill gates and his cronies, i'd rather stay away.



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I'd try with the windows connect. I had trouble with a Netgear router and adaptor until I gave up on the netgear software and let windows sort it out.

EDIT: Is the laptop being assigned an IP thats currently in use by one of the pcs?
    
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ok, it works with the windows wireless. buggered if i know why though lol?
i'll try setting up a wep key and i'll post back saying how it went. ima first timer so here goes nothing...
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Adding a WEP key should be fine, windows will just ask for it when you first connect (you should then be able to save it so that it automatically connects from now on)
    
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okydokey, sending this from the kitchen bench, with a wpa psk encryption on top, which is nice too. all good now just need to find a good place for the router...

cheers!
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