router problems

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jayder, Nov 27, 2004.

  1. jayder

    jayder OSNN Junior Addict

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    i have a wireless router hooked up to two computer upstairs.the fist one every time i shut down the computer and turn it back on it's not on line.what do i have too do to fix it

    jay
     
  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    Make sure the PC is set to get a DHCP address automatically. Look under network settings.
     
  3. VLT

    VLT OSNN Junior Addict

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    Have you setup security on your wireless ?
    e.g: Encryption, MAC address filtering, disabling SSID, Firewalls ... etc
     
  4. Reg

    Reg eXperienced!

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    Also, check to make sure that if you are using non-major namebrand wireless NIC cards that you are running the software that came with them. I have found that when I install them on other people's computers, they work better with their own software than without is (letting Windows handle all of the connections).