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Router ssid is different than the ssid I connect to.

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I must have done something wrong here. Have desktop and laptop and wireless router. Desktop is Enet via router , my choice.  Laptop wireless. SSID shown on router is (Using fake one here)... 6ABC2. When desktop is connected it shows Internet Access 6ABC2 2.
I must have screwed up trying to set up wireless on the desktop. My laptop has always been ablr to connect via the router wireless. I ASSUME laptop is looking for 6ABC2 and fails. Laptop uses IBM access connections which I love. Oh I use laptop at a hotspot on business, works fine.
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by:JorieUCL
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It's a bit hard to understand your question for me, i think your Laptop sees the router but the SSID name is wrong and therefor you can't connect?

I'm not familiar with your type of router but SSID names on routers are often a bit buggy especially when the old name is a bit of the same as the new Name.

I suggest filling in a complete other SSID name save your settings let the router Reboot and after the router is up pull the powercord and wait 10-15 seconds and put it back in so it really resets itself.

After connect your PC's/Laptop and see if it works!
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by:63296329
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Thanks, will try. When I lay the cursor(On desktop) over the internet access it shows 6ABC2 2. The router is 6ABC2 only. SO I can make the SSID anything I want?
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Yes you can, if you log into the router web interface (see your manual for the IP address) do it with a PC connected by a UTP wire, don't change the settings on a wireless connected PC
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by:63296329
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Your sugg lead me into the area that was a problem although a bit different. Thanks
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