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Help pls! Network marked as hidden!

zyberblue

New Member
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2
#1
I seriously can't connect to my wifi router... It's a linksys router, and i'm using an MSI laptop running in Windows Vista Home Basic... when i go into the "Connect to a network" window, i can see the name of the wireless network, but then, when i click connect on it, it shows up an error.. and when i diagnosed the problem, it says:

"windows cannot connect to "linksys"."

This network is marked as a hidden network and is either not in range of this computer or the wireless settings saved on this computer do not match the settings of the network."



I dont know anything about ssid, how to turn it on of off, etc... Please help me :(
 

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Ed Canuck

Power User
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Location
Mississauga, ON
#2
This is usually caused by using different encryption on your computer than you've set up on the router, or typing in the wrong key.

See Setting up a wireless network.

Ed
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Home Grown Desktop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5B-E
    Memory
    3006 MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512MB
    Sound Card
    Motherboard - SoundMax
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VX2235wm / Dell 17" Generic PnP Anolog
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050 x 4294967296 colors / 1024 x 768
    Hard Drives
    3 x ST3250620AS 250GB SATA IDE
    1 x WDC WD1200JD-00GBB0 120 GB SATA IDE
    PSU
    Enerrmax 535W All-in-one SLI 20/24+6+
    Case
    Antec Sonata
    Cooling
    Antec 12cm SmartCool
    Mouse
    Logitech MX100 Laser
    Keyboard
    Logitech LX710
    Internet Speed
    Bell Canada DSL 12MBps (supposedly)
    Other Info
    2 x HP Pavilion 9700v Laptops

Ed Canuck

Power User
Messages
374
Location
Mississauga, ON
#4
Did you try following the steps in the link?

Ed
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Home Grown Desktop
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS P5B-E
    Memory
    3006 MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 512MB
    Sound Card
    Motherboard - SoundMax
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VX2235wm / Dell 17" Generic PnP Anolog
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050 x 4294967296 colors / 1024 x 768
    Hard Drives
    3 x ST3250620AS 250GB SATA IDE
    1 x WDC WD1200JD-00GBB0 120 GB SATA IDE
    PSU
    Enerrmax 535W All-in-one SLI 20/24+6+
    Case
    Antec Sonata
    Cooling
    Antec 12cm SmartCool
    Mouse
    Logitech MX100 Laser
    Keyboard
    Logitech LX710
    Internet Speed
    Bell Canada DSL 12MBps (supposedly)
    Other Info
    2 x HP Pavilion 9700v Laptops

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