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Anonymous
September 7, 2010 1:23:55 PM

Hello,how can i connect my asus notebook which runs on a linux system from the same router as my son runs his laptop on windows 7 it just wont connect

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Anonymous
September 7, 2010 1:34:17 PM

There should not be any inherent problem with the different operating systems as the router doesn't care. Once you are satisfied that the wireless adapter in the Linux computer is working -- like it can detect the router's signal, try the following:

Connect the computer to the router with an ethernet cable.

See the literature which came with your router for how to access the user setup screens in the router. Once in go to wireless security and review or renew the wireless security type and password. WPA PSK TKIP is the most common security type in use. Make a note of the SSID or change it to one of your invention.

Go to wireless mode and ensure that it's set to a protocol matching your computer's wireless adapter (mixed mode is a safe bet).

Disconnect ethernet cable.

Go to the computer's wireless networking setup screen and see if you can detect the router's SSID (wireless call sign). Select that network.


Apply the wireless security type and password to the computer's wireless networking setup screen.


If still problems -- try disabling wireless security in the router temporarily. If you can then connect it may help point you in the right direction to remedy.
Anonymous
September 7, 2010 1:47:08 PM

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There should not be any inherent problem with the different operating systems as the router doesn't care. Once you are satisfied that the wireless adapter in the Linux computer is working -- like it can detect the router's signal, try the following:

Connect the computer to the router with an ethernet cable.

See the literature which came with your router for how to access the user setup screens in the router. Once in go to wireless security and review or renew the wireless security type and password. WPA PSK TKIP is the most common security type in use. Make a note of the SSID or change it to one of your invention.

Go to wireless mode and ensure that it's set to a protocol matching your computer's wireless adapter (mixed mode is a safe bet).

Disconnect ethernet cable.

Go to the computer's wireless networking setup screen and see if you can detect the router's SSID (wireless call sign). Select that network.

thanks for that will try and see what happens many thanks
Apply the wireless security type and password to the computer's wireless networking setup screen.


If still problems -- try disabling wireless security in the router temporarily. If you can then connect it may help point you in the right direction to remedy.

Anonymous
September 7, 2010 1:49:01 PM

thanks will try and see if i can connect
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