Laptop can't see secure wireless network. Can you?
January 21, 2007 7:24 PM Subscribe
PC laptop wireless issues: Can’t connect to my secure in-house wireless network. Any smart people able to help?
posted by Milkman Dan to Computers & Internet (13 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Hey Team Internet,
I’ve got a laptop, and I can’t make it connect to my wireless network.
The wireless connection requires users to be added manually by inputting their fixed and/or wireless MAC addresses. I have added those addresses, and they have certifiably been correctly inputted. The network is not password protected, but will only let pre-authorized computers connect.
My laptop is an Acer TravelMate 280 running Windows XP. The router is a Linksys. In the “Choose a wireless network” box, the network doesn’t even show up as an option. It’s not a matter of distance – the signal is being broadcast from within my house.
When in other locations, I can connect to other wireless networks without any trouble. I can connect fine via a direct plug-in via Ethernet cable. I have another PC laptop that connects fine to the same wireless network. There’s also a new Macbook Pro that can connect fine to the wireless.
Those are the clues to the puzzle! Any ideas how to make this work?