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I cannot get my laptop to go wireless. My router is a LinkSys - the techs there say there is no problem with it. I used to have wireless prior to my computer having to be sent in to Gateway...the mainboard was replaced and I lost everything. Please help me get my wireless up and running!!!

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0) Be sure that your wireless router is working properly

1) Check your wireless card on your computer
See the status of the card
>>My PC>> right click Properties >> Hardware >> Device Manager >> Network

2) Check if your card (if it is PCMCIA Card) was installed correctly, if not installed again.
if you dont have the driver, get the driver of your card from manufacturer website (D-link, etc)

3) If your card is built-in check be sure that the power button is ON

4) Check if you have some or your wireless network available

5) If not renew your ip address

6) If you see the network, select your network and connect.




Let me know how it is going
Pablo :-)

Posted on Oct 20, 2008

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