Aol and router

  bluehiggs2k5 22:11 08 May 2006

I have a laptop and just got aol platinum and the free speedtouch 576 and i have installed the router on my laptop. i can connect to the internet through the ethernet cable but when i connect wirelessly it says signal strenght excellent but the status is limited or no conectivity so i can not connect to the internet. Can any one help me

  mgmcc 09:14 09 May 2006

Have you actually "Connected" to the wireless network? In other words, have you run the wireless adapter's software, scanned for "Available Wireless Networks", found and highlighted the one that matches your router's SSID (network name) and selected the option to "Connect" to it? Once "connected", the wireless adapter should get its IP address by DHCP from the router and you should have network and internet access.

There is a difference between the Wireless Network Adapter and Router communicating with a good signal and "Connecting" (as in "logging in") to your Wireless network.

The "Limited or No Connectivity" indication means that the adapter has been unable to get its IP address from the router and Windows has allocated a default "169.254" address. This won't let you connect to the router or get online.

  bluehiggs2k5 16:07 09 May 2006

i have now connected to the router properly but how do i set it to accses the internet every time i log on to my laptop

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