N/APosted on - 11/06/2011
I have this Linksys wireless router that works perfectly fine until I tried to connect a laptop of my roommate to that router. This laptop is an old version of Lenovo Think Pad that runs on Vista. There is no problem in connecting the laptop but I am receiving an error message saying the connection is limited/no connectivity. I tried fixing the problem but I still can’t get it right as implied by the message that goes like it cannot get the IP address. I reset the Winsock and restarted the TCP/IP to fix the problem but it still won’t work. I’m running out of steps to take, please let me know what else should be done. If you need more information, please let me know so I can give you the details.
Linksys Connection Error after connecting a laptop
For this, please try first manually connect (using a LAN cable) to the laptop to ensure that your router is capable of leasing an IP address for the laptop. I would also like for you to reserve an IP address to your friend's laptop thru His machine's MAC address. Also try updating the router's firmware and/or laptop wireless drivers. If it does not help at all, try resetting the router to factory settings and reconfigure the router and/or manually configure the laptop to use the wifi. To do this, follow this steps:
1. Go to START, Click Connect To.
2. In the connect to a network window, find setup a connection in the lower left portion of the window. Click it to proceed to Connection options
3. In the Connection options, click Manually Connect to a Wireless Network.
4. A wizard will appear, enter details such as your router SSID(your router name), Security type (WEP,WPA, etc. If applicable), Encryption(depends on your security type) and Security key/paraphrase (password for your security settings, if applicable).
Try Diagnose and Repair the connections if it still occurs.