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I bought a wireless router so that I could get my comcast cable to pick up on my laptop around the house. My laptop picks up the signal from the router, but when I try to to a website.....it keep saying that this page cannot be displayed. It says something about checking my browser settings. I'm lost! I got internet on my desktop, but it not on my laptop!


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:-) you are going to get a lot of questions with your question. Don't you find that annoying? {if one can fix it, fix it and not try to equivocate instead of - 'i don't know'? Techies for you, i'm afraid.
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\015\012Points of clarification:
\015\012"...so that i could get my comcast cable to pick up on my laptop"
\015\012Is this a cable setup, dsl setup [high speed connection] or an LAN {plug into the wall w/o a modem sort of connection?
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  • Are the laptop and desktop linked? [peer group, exotic network or direct cable connection to each other] or HomeGroup - if you have windows 7?
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  • What version windows are you running? Firewall [MS or third party - which?]
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  • How is the desktop connected to your internet? via router or directly to outlet {with no router in between}?
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  • Have you got your router to 'broadcast?' {yes should be the answer}.
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  1. Do you have security settings requiring a password for a device to access wireless connection? do i hear no?
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  3. Are you restricting the devices that can connect wirelessly {MAC Address - hopefully you haven't specified any} Gentleman on the phone - 'that would be negative'
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  5. Is your laptop's wireless functionality set to on? - Do i hear a yes? {going once...going twi...}
\015\012We want to start from basics before setting additional parameters and restrictions. [Progressive elaboration]
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\015\012Can you omit the wireless router module for a bit? Plug laptop directly into your outlet [CAT5]. Can you connect?
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\015\012If you can, it's the router set up. If you cannot - well, we'll cross that bridge if it shows up,. which hopefully, it shan't - not an afficionada of IP stacks, bridging, NAT and that sort of thing albeit they are a neccessary evil.
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\015\012First things first; Determine your broadcast function on the router is on and there are no restrictions or identifications for the devices that can connect wirelessly - we'll shutdown the rogue access once you are up and running.
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\015\012Also, ascertain that you are going for the right connection on the right network and not the neighbours' wireless broadcast [although they'd never know why their bandwidth uses up quickly [roadside tale].
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\015\012Hola back for next steps or advise of status
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