Networking & wireless forum: Wireless router connects to one laptop but not another?

by: InkSpilledxx August 3, 2009 5:12 PM PDT

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Wireless router connects to one laptop but not another?

by InkSpilledxx - 8/3/09 5:12 PM

Hey everyone. My Linksys wireless router is giving me a headache.

The internet (through Verizon) is connected to the Westell modem. An Ethernet connects the modem's Ethernet port to the Linksys router's internet port. Port 1 is connected to a desktop computer which works perfectly.

Laptop 1 connects to the router and internet automatically and quickly, then stays connected to the internet. Works perfectly.

Laptop 2 manually connects to the router occasionally, the internet rarely, and disconnects after ten minutes.
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Now I know enough to post specs. If there are any more you need, please ask.

Modem: Westell

Router: Linksys, Wireless-8 Broadband Router with 4-Port Switch, BEFW11S4 ver. 4.

Laptop 1: Acer Aspire 5920, Windows Vista Home Premium, 32-bit. It is my Mom's computer and has not had many things done with it. She doesn't touch advanced settings.

Laptop 2: Acer Aspire 5610, Windows Vista Home Premium, 64-bit. This is my computer, which I have tweaked.
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I know both laptops are connected to the same router name, and it is unsecured so there is no password to get wrong.

When I can't connect Laptop 2 to the router, I click diagnose. It tells me that a time-out occurred due to user action.

Anything that anyone can think of is appreciated!

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