Problems connecting with Linksys router.

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I have a Medion laptop with Draft N WLan. I am using a Linksys Draft N
router (WAG 160N). If I re-boot the laptop then it wont connect fully with
the router unless I unplug the router and then replug it. Until I do that I
get a message in the task bar stating 'limited connectivity'.

It's not a major inconvenience but still irritating. Anyone any ideas as to
why I can get the router to connect to the laptop by switching it off and
on, but cannot get the laptop to connect to the switched-on router when I
reboot it?

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Re: Problems connecting with Linksys router & Vista
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ok... so some of the magic info -
You are using Vista and WPA2-PSK security.
The router must have WPA2-PSK as it's security also.
The router wireless config screen should have some entry for modes: B, G, N,
etc...
The twin PC's are your network icons.
You have to select the router SSID from a list - what else is showing in the
list ?

Have any other wifi computers - anything with XP :)




Re: Problems connecting with Linksys router & Vista
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OK


OK I presumed that the security that shows up when I hover my curser over my
connection (WPA2-PSK) was the router security. I didn't realise that both
laptop *and* the router have this security!

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OK - I'll take a look.

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It varies, of course, throughout the day, but I assume that I'm looking at
all my neighbour's routers (or at least, all those that are within range). I
have named my connection as 'Linksys Network' and that always appears at the
top of the list with the strongest signal. Other routers on the list are: BT
Fusion 4618, BT Business Hub 618, Sky29341, that's all at the moment - all
are security enabled. Often there are more than this and, occasionally I see
a 'Public Access WiFi' listed which is not security enabled.
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Nope. I replaced an XP desktop with this new Vista Laptop. The desktop is
now in the loft - just in case of emergencies!

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