How do I get my older laptop to work with my new wireless N router? 

by on December 29, 2010

Q: Need help getting older laptop to recognize new wireless router. HP model NC6220, with network card Intel 2200G/B, cannot find home wireless network using Netgear Wireless-N 150 router. Other laptops work just fine with new wireless router. Does HP laptop need updated to find “N” network? I have router set to mixed b/g/n mode.


Why does my Dell computer get kicked off the Internet each time I turn on my MacBook? 

by on November 23, 2010

Q: Heres whats happening:

1 computer in the household is a Dell with Windows XP, and the other is a MacBook with Mac OS X. If the Dell is already connected to the wireless internet (Linksys router), and I turn on my MacBook and connect to the same wireless internet, the Dell always gets booted off. But then the Dell is able to connect after hitting repair. And then both computers are able to be on the internet at the same time with no problem. So, I am asking if there is a way to prevent the Dell from getting booted off every time I turn on my MacBook?


Why does my laptop disconnect from my wireless router? 

by on November 22, 2010

Q: I’ve been having issues with my laptop’s connection to the new D-Link N 150 Model: 601 router I had just bought. The connection on my laptop frequently jumps on and off; it happens maybe every few seconds or so and it’s very annoying.

The router is connected to my modem on my desktop computer. I don’t think there is any interference, there are barely any walls separating the two devices. My laptop is located about 20 or 30 feet from the desktop computer. When my laptop (VAIO VGN-CS320J; Vista) IS connected, the signal strength is excellent. But after a few seconds, it will sometimes jump off to “not connected.”

Then again, after a few more seconds, it will reconnect itself, back to connected and the signal strength is still excellent.

Also, another problem is that I cannot connect my iPod touch to the wireless network. Even when I’m right by my laptop, which displays an”excellent” signal strength, an app (e-wifi) on it shows that the network has a strength of around “-80”. The built in wifi finder generally cannot detect my network either. (even though the laptop detects it just fine.

I did read the last review here:

Is there really no way to fix this? If there isn’t a solution, are there any other routers that don’t have any chronic problems of comparable price? Or anything that can be bought to fix it?

Any comments, ideas, suggestions, questions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!


How come I cannot connect my new laptop to my wireless network? 

by on November 11, 2010

Q: I have a wireless Motorola router through Quest. I also have DSL through Quest. I have had an existing network set up for two existing computers and have just introduced a laptop that I want to get online.

The diagnosis for the connection problem is asking for a WEP Key which I have used two numbers that “I think” were the originals and the results are:

Cannot connect to network ‘bevan’
Wireless Network Adapter does not have appropriate IP Configuration

What do you suggest to get my lap top online with the existing net work?


How come my wireless network keeps disappearing? 

by on October 21, 2010

Q: My wireless network keeps disconnecting and when I go to the “connect to a network” link, it has completely disappeared from the list of available networks. It comes back, eventually, but then goes out again and again. Thought my router was broken so just bought a new one and it’s doing the same thing. What can I do?


How can I provide my own WiFi at work? 

by on October 17, 2010

Q: I would like to provide myself WiFi at work and I was wondering if I am able to connect a belkin router to my company’s computer. The computer is on a large network of about 100 computers.


Is a Cisco Linksys Wireless N Router compatible with TRENDnet Wireless N Express Card? 

by on October 6, 2010

Q: Is the Cisco Linksys Wireless N Router and the TRENDnet Wireless N Express Card compatible to emachine computers and is the TRENDnet Wireless N Express Card compatible to a Dell laptop?


How come an Atheros AR5007 card will not work with a Netgear wireless-N router? 

by on August 30, 2010

Q: I have recently purchased a new Netgear Dual band wireless-N router. One of the laptops that has a Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g card in it refuses to work with the new router, while every other computer in the house works fine. The computer is running on Windows Vista.


How come my Internet stops working an my computer says my TCP/IP is not configured correctly? 

by on August 19, 2010

Q: I am connected to the internet on my laptop by the wireless router. The last couple of days it stops like when you have to restart the router but it doesn’t always help. I search for errors with the search tool on my windows 7 and get this message: SBLSP over [MSAFD Tcp/ip [TCP/Ipv6]] is not configured correctly on this computer. What do I do?


Why would my wireless connecton be slower after connecting another computer via ethernet? 

by on August 13, 2010

Q: At home I’m on a wireless network. I have two computers hooked wirelessly and one hard wired to the modem. Before the one computer was hard wired the other two worked perfectly fine. After the hard wired one was attached, the other two are dogs now. It is possible that the one computer that is hard wired is taking priority over wireless ones and eating up all the bandwidth?