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can't connect to friends linksys
Ok- so here's the problem.
I have a thinkpad T60. and my friend who lives above me has a linksys w/no key. I have a 4 bar excellent signal.. when I try to connect.. it has the red x thru the computer on the right hand side in the bottom and says "not connected" yet.. for a few minutes will let me sign onto AIM.. then kicks me off. I brought my moms Lenevo laptop over.. and she can connect with no problem. When I bring my laptop over to my parents house or any other persons house w/linksys/or any other router I have no problem connecting.. I cannot figure out what can possibly be wrong.. I've been racking my brain for 3 days.. please help!!
Has it always had trouble connecting, or is it just recently that this has started happening?
You could try updating the drivers for your laptop's network card. Sometimes updating can fix problems, but don't hold me to it.
If its possible at all, try running an Ethernet cord to your laptop from his router, and see if you can get solid access.
I just moved in friday... so it's been the whole time i've lived there... how do I updated my drivers?? (just a little illiterate) haha thanks a bunch
First you gotta find out what the name of your network device is. What I mean is, what company makes it and what the model number is.
Go to Start
Then go to where it says network adapters. Expand that category.
There, it will tell you the name of the network device.
Then, you can get the drivers for the device from the internet.
Take mine for example (picture).
yayyy!! so the problem was... somehow it was trying to connect to another network (probably my old linksys @ the house i just moved from!) so once I deleted all the preferred profiles.. tada.. it connected and I haven't had a problem since!! Thank you for all of the advice
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