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Setting up your Wireless Printer: How to check your Network Settings

To check your network settings from your computer

  • for Vista click on start then Connect To, then right click on your network and click Properties, write down the Security Type, Encryption Type & Network Security Key. ( check the box if all you see is dots)
  • for Windows 7 Click on the Network/Wireless icon on the task tray click on Properties, write down the Security Type, Encryption Type & Network Security Key. ( check the box if all you see is dots)
  • for Windows XP click Start, then Connect To then Network Connections, right click on Wireless Network Connections click on Properties then write down the Security Type, Encryption Type & Network Security Key. ( check the box if all you see is dots)

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my wlan will not enable


Check that wireless service is running
XP: Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, then press Enter.
Scroll down to "Wireless Zero Configuration" and right click on it and select Properties. Set it to Automatic and not Disabled, and press the Start button, then click OK.
That should start the service.
7 (vista): Click Start, type services.msc, then press Enter.
Scroll down to "WLAN AutoConfig" and right click on it and select Properties. Set it to Automatic and not Disabled, and press the Start button, then click OK.
That should start the service.



To enable wireless adapter we need to go to device manager and enable it.
XP:
1. Right click on My Computer and click on properties.
2. Click on Hardware tab on system properties window.
3. Click on Device Manager
To go to device manager we need to click on the device manager button.
Now we can see all the hardware devices connected to the computer. To see the status of our wireless adapter click on network adapters.
4. Enable the Wireless adapter
To enable wireless adapter, right click on it and click on enable.
7 (vista):
  1. Open the Start Menu by clicking the Start button. Click on Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel, click on Network and Internet.
  3. In the Network and Internet panel, click Network and Sharing Center.
  4. In the Network and Sharing Center, click "Manage network connections" in the Tasks list on the left side of the window.
  5. The Network Connections manager will open. Right-click the icon labeled Wireless Network Connection and click Enable on the menu displayed.


The last step checks if you have the wireless switch on or off. Locate the wireless button (in the middle, above the keyboard). Try to toggle it, see if is says anything.

May 05, 2011 | HP Pavilion dv5000t Notebook

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i want to know cofiguration method of w-lan


HI,

Connect your adapter to the computer and install the drivers.

Then follow the instructions given below

On Windows XP :
Click on start >> go to control panel >> double click on network connections >> right click on wireless network connection and click on properties >> click on wireless networks >> check the box that says ”use windows to configure my wireless network settings” and click OK >> right click on wireless network connection again and click on view available wireless networks. If you see your network name then click on it and click connect >> enter password if configured and click OK.
Note : If you don’t see wireless network tab under wireless network connection properties then follow below steps.
Click on start >> click on run >> type services.msc and click OK >> scroll the right side window down to wireless zero configuration >> double click on it >> start up type should be set to automatic and service status should be started (In case if it is different then change the settings) Then follow the above mentioned steps to look for wireless network tab and follow further.
On Windows Vista :
click on start >> go to control panel >> double click on network and sharing center >> onto left, click on connect to a network. If you see your network name then click on it and get connected.
[Note : If you don’t see any network name and wireless switch is turned on then follow the below mentioned steps]
Click on start >> click on run >> type services.msc and click OK >> scroll the right side window down to WLAN Auto configuration >> double click on it >> start up type should be set to automatic and service status should be started (In case if it is different then change the settings). Then try to connect to your network again.

May 19, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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