Well i've tried connecting my laptop to my wireless router but everytime i try my laptop does not detect any signal is there something wrong with my laptop? how do i fix this? i have a broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter
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Re: wireless router not detected by laptop
First, make sure you know the SSID (name of your wireless network) and Network key (if your wireless router is secured). Also, make sure that the SSID broadcast of your laptop is enabled (this is an option in the router if they will broadcast the signal or not).
I assume that your laptop came with a built in Broadcom adapter. Depending on the brand of your laptop, there is always a wireless switch. You need to look for the wireless switch and turn it ON. For most laptops it's a sliding switch on either the side or front of the laptop. For some it's a combination key - like pressing FN + F2 at the same time.
For XP laptops, you can use the XP wireless utility located on the lower right side of your screen like this :
For some reason the XP utility cannot detect any signal and it's telling you that "Windows cannot configure this.. if you enable another utility, use that software to connect", that only means that there is another software in the computer that is running the wireless connection. You can go to Start > All Programs and look for that utility - you can start by searching a program like broadcom.
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It's possible that you're just not broadcasting your SSID. Try going into the settings for your router by plugging directly into it with a laptop and visiting 192.168.1.1 (usually, might be different for your router). Put in the username/password (should be written on the pamphlet or be on the CD somewhere) and check your wireless settings to make sure that "Broadcast SSID" is checked. Also be sure that you've given it a unique name, and password protection is always recommended.
Is the laptop detecting any wireless networks in the area? if yes then it means that the wireless card is ok if not make sure that the wireless is turned on on your laptop.
I the laptop detects wireless networks in the are then we should check the settings on your system or something that could be interfering with the wireless connection on your system,
what are the error/s when trying to connect wirelessly?
Tis can be multiple things regarding wireless, if the error is windows was unable to conenct to wireless evice then try recreating the wireless network on your laptop in network and sharing center if you have win7 on the laptop, network conenctions if you have XP.
I the laptop connects to the router but does not get internet acces then better check you routers network key if it is correct in your laptops settings, also check your IP address if it is correct if you IP starts with 169... then have a bad IP address on your laptop, go to the command prompt type ipconfig /release, then press enter, then type ipconfig /renew then enter to renew your ip address, hoping that the IP address changes it should begin with 192...
Hi Thanks for your question.
You can try and change the channel that router is broadcasting on. This can be an issue sometimes. Change it to something popular like channel 4 or 8. I hope this was helpful. Good Luck
If you can detect the wireless network but you cannot connect to it, check the following:
1. Be sure that you are typing the correct network key (WEP, WPA-PSK). 2. If the wireless is unsecured, but still you can't connect to it, try to change the wireless channel. 3. Try to power cycle the router (disconnect the power cord from the wall socket for 5 minutes, then plug it back in). 4. Reboot the computer and try to turn off / on the WiFi of your laptop. 5. Reconfigure the router's wireless settings. 6. If same problem occur, contact the manufacturer and have them upgrade the firmware of your router.
If you cannot detect the wireless network, try the following:
1. Power cycle the router for 5 minutes. 2. Reboot the computer and try to turn off / on the WiFi of your laptop. 3. Change the angle of the router's antenna. 4. Change the wireless channel. 5. Reconfigure the router's wireless settings. 6. Upgrade the firmware of your router.
If nothing happens, then the router could be defective. Contact the manufacturer for RMA.
You will need to check the wireless settings of the router is there any computer connected to the router ? If yes then you can open the router set up page on that computer. Router set up page is the page where you can check all the wireless settings of the router.
The WPA key is the encryption key that is configured in the router's wireless settings and the wireless cards in the laptop and desktop needs to be configured with this encryption setting to allow the laptop and desktop computer to communicate with the router.
You can view the encryption settings in the router's wireless settings or on the laptop's wireless card settings and then apply these encryption settings to the desktop's wireless card (ie. the SSID and the WPA encryption).
Hello There, are there any wireless computers that detects your router? If there is, most of the laptop computers has a built-in on/off (toggle) switch on the side to enable or disable the wireless card on your computer. Make sure it is "ON" then check if it will detect the wireless connection.
If it is a desktop, try to reboot the computer then check again. If none of the computers can detect your router, make sure that the wireless light on the router is lit up. You may also try changing the channel on the router.
1) Connect your laptop (or another computer if possible) to the router
using a network cable. You should then be able to see your
configuration info. Make sure that the computer you are using to
connect (wired) to the router is set up to use DHCP. Once in there,
depending on what you find, you might be able to fix it yourself.
2) Factory reset the router and go through the setup options as if it were brand new.
This IS the solution:
Set it to use 802.11b _ONLY_
Do this in Windows: Start->Settings->Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager->Network adapters->Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection->Advanced->Wireless Mode = 802.11b only
Driver version: 9.04.36 (04.04.2007)
PROset/Wireless Software: not installed
OS: Windows XP