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Wireless Router and Satellite connection ... wireless connection not working

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I am having a problem getting this setup to work in full. We are working with a desktop wired to the router and a laptop both wired and wireless to the router. The router is Netgear WRG614, the Toshiba laptop is using Intel Pro Wireless (integrated). We have gotten the wired solutions to work (intermittently), but the wireless solution has not become clear. I know what I am doing for the most part and I feel I am missing something simple. I have run this setup with DHCP and just tried without. I also just input the MAC address for the laptop in the router setup utility, but to no alas.
I need a full explanation of how to make this work to make sure I am not missing anything. Points galore here. The satellite connection is  Directway dw6000 modem (two way connection). There is something shady about the satellite stuff, but I have tried to focus on the base networking stuff, as the connection has proved to work at times (albeit slow).
Please let me know what else you need to know.

Thank you so much for your time!!!

Scott
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by:YohanShminge
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What operating system is running on the wireless laptop?  What EXACTLY is your problem with your wireless system?  If you're having connectivity issues, try other channels or move closer to the wireless router.  If you're using MAC filtering, make sure you've typed your MAC address exactly.  There are lots of other possible problems, but it would help to get more information...
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by:PcVerse
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Sorry about leaving the obvious out. I am so frustrated with this right now and have gone through so many variations I don't know where to begin. Okay, Win XP on the desktop and the laptop. We have gotten it to the point where both would connect with wired connections, but the wireless is still not going. In playing with different configurations, the notification keeps saying 'click here to see available wireless networks' and I do so and click connect (it registers the Netgear wireless router) and okay ... and nothing. It still doesn't create a workable connection. The network icon for the wireless connection that sits on the toolbar says 'wireless network not available'. The hardware connection that allows the wired lans to work is: satellite modem to one of the main ports of the netgear wireless router (not the uplink port or whatever that is) and the two lan connections out from there as well. I have to connect the modem to the uplink port in order to get to the wireless config screen, I thought I had changed its ip, but somehow it defaulted.
I hope this helps the helping.

Thank you again for your time. (I will be adding points on top of the 500 for this).
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by:PcVerse
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YohanShminge earned 500 total points
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OK, so you're letting Windows configure your wireless card for you?  Have you tried to manually configure the settings?

>>I have to connect the modem to the uplink port in order to get to the wireless config screen
You mean the modem must be connected to the router in order for the screen to appear?  This should not be necessary.  Is your router not acting as a DHCP server?

>>I thought I had changed its ip, but somehow it defaulted.
Do you mean the router's IP, or your laptops?
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by:PcVerse
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Thank you very much for your attention. I stumbled across the answer ... I released and renewed the ip addresses and that seemed to clear whatever conflict was going on (as well as resetting the router). I am awarding the points anyway ... because I can!! Thanks so much
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