I have connected the router and the network is showing up on my laptop. I have entered the password as requested. I click to try to connect but nothing happens. I have disconnected firewalls on both computers. Any suggestions please?
Neither are new...we have been away from home and took the laptop with us. We were away for 18mths and disconnected the connection. The laptop has built in wireless and xp home is on both machines. I don't know anything about encryption method. The laptop is finding the name (e.g. jammydodger) but when I click on to connect..nothing happens.
Thank you brundle but that was too difficult for me. Anyway I put in the Linksys CD and changed the name of the connection and changed the password. The laptop picked up the new name but I still can't connect. Oh and the encryption is WPA personal and TKIP if that makes any sense? Beth
No it's the encryption key. Did you set the router up yourself? If it was just a case of following the instructions the key ought to be amongst the documentation. You'll have to go into the config to find out what it is or change it if you don't have it to hand.