Linksys wrt54GL won't wireless connect to Toshiba Laptop

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by gnusguru, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. gnusguru

    gnusguru LI Guru Member

    This seems so simple but no success.
    New router (never modified) and new Toshiba laptop with built in wireless card will not communicate with the cable internet.

    My desktop box is cabled to the router. All is well, cable internet works. There seems to be several ways to setup a home network. Tried them all with no sucess and phone help with both Linksys and Toshiba techs
    Linksys has a new "Easy installer" downloadable from their site and takes me what I think is getting close to success by using a USB memory stick to transfer data from my desktop from which the router was configured to my laptop. All steps went smoothly but still no internet.I can cable laptop to router and get the internet. Linksys tech says he is sure router and laptop are communicating but still no cigar.

    I keep thinking it must be something simple - maybe an incorrect setting somehwere.

    Any direction or suggestions will be appreciated. This surely can't be a normal experience??? thanks Bill
  2. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    You're not giving us anything here Bill. Not that we will necessarily be able to help you, but in order to make a pseudo-educated guess, we need a little more info; like wireless settings on the router, are you using Windows Zero Config, can you see the SSID of your wireless net, what card in the laptop, do you get an IP address on the laptop, etc.
  3. gnusguru

    gnusguru LI Guru Member

    Got it- They say ignorance is bliss but ignorance here on my part limits my communication. Maybe I can get togather some meaningful info or at least some reasonable questions. Blind pig goes off to root for a possible acorn.
  4. Snaut

    Snaut Guest

  5. Disman_ca

    Disman_ca Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    My guess is your wireless card is a Toshiba brand which possibly doesn't support WPA only WEP. Enough with the guessing, gnusguru you at least owe us a "what was the route cause"
  6. gnusguru

    gnusguru LI Guru Member

    I finally reset the router to factory default and did nothing to change settings. Used Toshiba software to connect to internet (via router). Laptop and desktop now have internet access but are NOT linked togather which is great. The problem was setting a software Toshiba switch to automatically change to wireless if a Ethernet cable was not present.
    Thanks for everyone help. Bill
  7. HennieM

    HennieM Network Guru Member

    Glad you got sorted.
  8. dhebert

    dhebert LI Guru Member

    My new Tosh Satellite with IntelPro 3945ABG never has kept connection for loner than 10 minutes. I threw in a wireless g notebook adapter and have never lost connection. The internal NIC is faulty in my opinion.
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