My laptop is no longer recognising my wireless router, an Edimax 802.11g. My iPhone and my son's laptop both pick it up and work well anywhere in the house. My laptop however, is sat on top of the router and won't detect it at all!!! It all works well when it's plugged in via the ethernet cable but that's no good. I've checked the necessary settings and they seem to be ok - I think - so am at a loss really. Only thing I thought, does the router need to be connected to a pc permanently for the rest of the wireless equipment to work properly? Any ideas? Cheers, G.
Rahere & sunnystaines, thanks for your help, turns out the switch was turned off. But before you go, this has created another problem. When it's plugged in, I can connect to the internet and retrieve mail ok, but when I'm wireless the internet is just not available.I have strong signal strength and there's no indication that any settings have changed. Cheers, G
oldbeefer, connected and working online Rahere, password is in and I've tried disabling Windows firewall but no use rossgolf, browser settings are same as previously. I've only checked connections in internet seting, is there anywhere else to look?
oldbeefer,sorry for not being clear. It shows itself by a blank page in IE, with "you could not be connected to the internet" and the usual bumf written on it. I can't retrieve e-mails in this state either as it says there's no connection. That's what I can't understand,it's connected to the router but not to the internet.