Hp laptop cant see router

  wobbler 11:42 23 Jul 2009

I have 2 laptops, one a sony and one an HP. I also have a Belkin wireless router. The Sony can see my router and a couple of other local routers and works fine. The problem is the HP running Vista home cannot see the local Belkin router but can see the other routers . Any help appreciated.

  mooly 12:00 23 Jul 2009

Is the router set to "hide" it's SSID identifier.
click here
this may help and there are links to follow.

  woodchip 12:41 23 Jul 2009

As above you need to go into your router setup page and check settings under Wireless. It may be also be that you have not created a connection with the Encryption key in the Laptop. is Wireless turned on in the Laptop?

  wobbler 12:59 23 Jul 2009

Thanks. Yes SSID is being broadcast, the wireless is turned on the laptop and cant get as far as encryption as I cant see the router

  woodchip 17:27 23 Jul 2009

have you tried simply turn the router of for five minutes then turn it back on

  mooly 18:48 23 Jul 2009

Is it worth accessing the router from the other laptop and changing the channel it broadcasts on. No logical reason for saying that, but it's something I would try.
Different standards A/G/N. Are they all backwards compatible ? I'm not sure ! think so.
Drastic measures, uninstall the wireless card via device manager and reboot and then let Windows pick it up again and it will reinstall the driver etc.

  woodchip 21:53 23 Jul 2009

anything is worth a go

  wobbler 09:25 24 Jul 2009

Thankyou for all your comments, I tried them all and the one that seeems to have worked is changing the channel on the router from auto to 9. Not sure why this worked but who cares!1

  mooly 11:23 24 Jul 2009

That's good :)

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Best Black Friday Deals 2017

How modern book design was influenced by illustrated manuscripts

Best Black Friday Apple Deals 2017

Les meilleurs logiciels de montage vidéo gratuits (en 2017)