can't connect to router

can't connect to router

PostBy: ceccil On: Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:18 am

Just bought two new laptops and a new router. New laptops connect fine but the old one will connect then disconnect right away. Old router was a Belkin and was not secure which is why we got the new one. New router say it is capable of 802.11 b/g/n 2.4ghz and 802.11 a/n 5.0ghz. It is a Netgear N600.

Can't figure out why the old laptop will not stay connected. I do currently connect it through my phone but don't want to continue as this is not secure also.
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Re: can't connect to router

PostBy: WNY On: Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:13 pm

Depending on the frequency used, some cordless phones have the same frequency as the router and can interfere, you might try different ones just to make sure.

Also, check your signal strength on where it is, maybe something is blocking it?

You might have to update your software/firmware/driver in your one that is flaking out.

Just do a google search on your computer and router and see if there are any updates you might need or problems others are having too.

My Netgear 624? flakes out every so often, I loose the wireless connection, I just unplug it, and it resets and works fine for quite a while. But I see others have had the same problems.
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Re: can't connect to router

PostBy: Anappa On: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:36 am

A thought on this one -

The dual-band routers I've seen typically broadcast both 2.4ghz as well as 5ghz at the same time (appearing as 2 different routers when you connect to networks), older laptops may not support or may not maintain a stable connection on a 5ghz network depending on the type of network adapter it uses. Can you confirm that you're connecting to the 2.4ghz network? If you only see one, take a look through your router configuration page (usually something to the effect of 192.168.0.1 - can be found in your router manual or at the manufacturer's site) and make sure it's broadcasting 2.4ghz as well as 5ghz.
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Re: can't connect to router

PostBy: Anappa On: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:41 am

WNY wrote:Depending on the frequency used, some cordless phones have the same frequency as the router and can interfere, you might try different ones just to make sure.

Also, check your signal strength on where it is, maybe something is blocking it?

You might have to update your software/firmware/driver in your one that is flaking out.

Just do a google search on your computer and router and see if there are any updates you might need or problems others are having too.

My Netgear 624? flakes out every so often, I loose the wireless connection, I just unplug it, and it resets and works fine for quite a while. But I see others have had the same problems.


Improvements in technology, particularly with 2.4ghz+ (spread spectrum technology particularly) have completely alleviated signal interference and functionally "hardened" consumer broadcasting devices. I'm very sure unless someone in the nearby area has some very illegal equipment, any signal degradation would be a result of hardware failure. :)
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Re: can't connect to router

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:24 am

When you said "router" I thought you meant "CNC router machine". I had the "Won't stay connected" issue and maybe my solution is your solution? I don't know, but if you are connected anyplace by USB ports, go to the control panel & get to the device manager. Under USB ports, right click on each port & under power management, un-click "Allow the computer to shut USB port off to conserve energy". I have to do that to every port every time I hook any of my machines to a new computer.
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Re: can't connect to router

PostBy: ceccil On: Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:13 pm

The new computers show two connections:

JEFF_Network-2.4G
JEFF_Network

The old computer only shows:

JEFF_Network-2.4G

Still cannot get it to connect. I have compared setting between new and old computers to see if they are the same and they are.

Security type: WPA2-personal
Encryption Type: AES
Network Security Key: xxxx-xxxx-xxxx

Freddy wrote: I don't know, but if you are connected anyplace by USB ports,


Nothing connected via USB
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Re: can't connect to router

PostBy: ceccil On: Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:39 am

Might have this figured out. Talked to the IT guy at work and he said the old laptop probably runs 802.11b and I have connect a hard line to the router and turn on the wireless "b" in the settings menu.

Thanks for the help.
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