muffinman
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Vostro Linksys

This is my first experience with routers and wireless.  I installed a Linksys WRT54G2 router with apparent ease, connecting it to my DSL modem and desktop PC.  With that wired connection I'm able to access the Internet.  I set up a connection using my Vostro 1510 and its wireless utility and it shows a strong signal but no connection.  One icon in the notification area shows "Status:  Authenticating" and another indicates "acquiring network address".  When I wire the Vostro to the router, I'm able to connect.  I don't want to have to spend the next month researching wireless networking to make this thing work.  Is there something obvious I should be looking at to resolve this problem?

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muffinman
2 Iron

Re: Vostro Linksys

I reinstalled the router and used a security key other than the one randomly selected by the installation wizard.  I don't know if that made a difference but now I'm able to make a wireless Internet connection with the Vostro.  I'll see what happens from here.

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