I just replaced our old router with a new Belkin N300 router. We have five laptops in the house and the first 4 connected with no problem at all. The 5th laptop (Compaq running Vista) is driving me batty!
I set it up in exactly the same way as the other 4 and it's showing up as connected to the Belkin when I click on 'connecting to a network', but it won't connect to the internet. I've been through all the diagnostic & repair options that come up, but nothing works.
When I go to the 'Network and Sharing Centre' it shows 'Unidentified network (Private network, Access - Local only, Connection - Belkin4467 , signal strength;excellent.
(On another of the laptops which connects just fine, the same screen shows 'Belkin4467(Private network), Access - Local and Internet, Connection - Belkin4467, signal strength; excellent)
When I click on-> 'Customize Network Settings' the Network name comes up as 'unidentified network' and the Location type defaults to 'Public' even when I change it to 'Private'.
(On the working laptop the Network name shows 'Belkin4467' and the Location as 'Private')
On the 'Set Network Location' screen it shows Network name as 'unidentified network' whereas the working laptop shows 'Belkin4467'.
I'm not particularly tech-savvy (it shows huh?) and so I'm hoping there's something glaringly obvious that I've not done/done wrong.
Would really appreciate any help/suggestions anyone can offer.
Many thanks in anticipation!