My laptop can't connect to my d-link wireless acces point router, because it can't find it. When I search for wireless connections, it finds nothing. I went as close as one meter away from the access point.
When I search for wireless connections with my PC it does find the access point. What can be the problem, because it seems to be working otherwise. Maybe the problem is within the laptop?
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Re: Laptop can't find access point!
Some laptops come with a button\switch or use key combination to turn on or off the wireless(to conserve power)!
Refer to your user manual for exact instructions!
If that didn't solve the situation then it could be your actual wireless card within the laptop is giving trouble!
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Connect a LAN cable from the D-Link to your laptop/computer'sLAN port, open the browser on your laptop/computer and enter the D-Link'sconfiguration URL.. http://192.168.0.1 The default login = admin The default PW = blank (just press Enter)
You can now change the default password. You can now configure the wireless settings.
Now configure the wireless card in your computer/laptop withthe router's wireless settings.
To secure your wireless network from unauthorized access,please click on this link and follow my instructions :-
If your device can detect other acces point then, your wifi device is correctly installed. If not, os will tell your wifi have problem. If you try connect, and have problem with connection, it came from your acces point(wifi router expample). Maybe it have password that have not match with your pc. If that access point is yours, then you can try check the password for wifi using cable connection.
If that acces point(wifi router) is not yours(public), then you cant get the password unless you try hack using air-ng, backtrend using wifi device that can capture and monitor the network(wifi *** support a/b/g exmple) if it only support b/g, you cant get wep encryption password.
If it does not have password, and you try to connect, but it still problem, that mean, it have restrictly to MAC address in wifi router.
First the wireless card driver needs to be installed in the laptop.
The router's SSID, passphrase (ie encryption) is configured in the router's wireless configuration. This information is needed to configure the wireless card in the laptop so it can connect to the wireless router. Please click on this link for my instructions on how to secure your wireless network, configure the wireless router and the wireless card in the laptop ;- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security
There are a number of factors that can cause the signal of your access
point to deteriorate and the performance of your network to fall under
par. Practically any appliance that operates on the same frequency
level (2.4 GHz) as 802.11b or 802.11g can cause interference with your
wireless network. Be sure to keep cordless phones, microwaves and other
electrical equipment at least 1m away from the access point.
Try changing channels on the access point and test it out on one of the
clients. To change the radio channel on the access point login to the
configuration (usually a web based interface) and go to the Wireless
Settings (will vary depending on vendor) section, select a different
channel and save settings. On the client, go to Device Manager, right
click your wireless network adapter and go to Properties. In the
advanced tab select the Channel Property and change the Value to the
same number as the one you chose on the Access Point. Disable and then
re-enable the wireless connection. Also you can try by select the speed manually 802.11b or 11Mbps on your laptop wireless properties.
Your sister was accessing the wireless access point at school which is connected to the Internet/WEB access via a router and the school's broadband service provider.
For you to access the Internet using your wireless adapter on your laptop, you need your own wireless access point and connect it to a broadband ADSL or cable modem and then connect it to an Internet Service Provider. Some Internet Service Providers (cable and ADSL) can supply a combined modem/router/wireless Access point.
If you already have a broadband modem all you need is a wireless access point/router. You only need to configure the wireless access point and your wireless adapter so they will communicate with each other. Folow the instructions in the manuals.
If you wanna go wireless and your router is not wireless, you can simply buy a wireless access point. Connect it to your router and it will give you wireless service, hence your laptop can connect wirelessly now. You can just buy a D-link wireless access point.
If your laptop has a wireless capability you should be able to connect to the wireless network of your router, just view the available wireless network select the wireless name of your router and connected to it if it already say connected try to disconnect the ethernet cable from your laptop and access the internet wirelessly..........