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I cannot connect (add)a laptop to the home wireless network.Although I have transferred the settings from the main computer to the laptop with an USB plug,the laptop won't connect to the net.

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Hold Fn and press one of the F keys thats got a wireless or antenna symbol on it

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What operating system do you have ? did you connect them with a network cable?

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EFI/Mircrosoft/Boot/BCD


It's not clear what exactly you mean. Generally, you don't connect two computers together using a USB cord. You can use a "cross-over ethernet cable" to connect the network jack of one computer to another computer. This allows transferring files and/or sharing an internet connection. If you have a wireless router you can enable Windows "File and Printer Sharing" on each computer and transfer files that way. Please provide more details of what you're trying to accomplish by connecting the computers together with a USB cable, and we may be able to give you a more specific answer.

Jul 30, 2014 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Emachine wifi


Until recently the old computers could only be wired to the Internet.
Wires are not only messy but also limit the placement of your computer in the house.
But now there is a way of connecting your old computers (even Pentium II) to a wireless network, just like any other brand new devise with a built in Wi-Fi.

Remove all the old Internet connections from your computer, including the telephone line and cables.
Before inserting the Wireless USB adapter in to the USB port insert the CD that came with it.
Do not insert the adapter first.


Follow the instructions on the screen after the CD is installed.
Now insert the Wireless USB adapter into any of the available USB ports.
A window will pop up on the screen and will search for the available network connections.
If there are many available (sometimes your neighbor's) select your connection and click connect.

Enter the network key, if required.
The network key can be obtained from your main hub computer that is connected to your wireless router.
Open your network advisor on your hub computer and click on the tab 'Actions' click the link that says 'Add more computers' and follow the instructions on the screen.
At the end it will give you a 16 digit number that you will have to write down.
This is your network key that you will need to enter in the computer that you are adding to the wireless network.

Jun 25, 2013 | PC Desktops

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How to connect my wii to my dell xps400


Desktop computers are not known for their wireless connectivity, but it is possible to make yours one that is.


Wireless network adapters, which enable your desktop to pick up wireless Internet signals, come in a variety of forms, and are all fairly easy to install.


Once you have one installed, getting online wirelessly is almost effortless.

Choose the network adapter that is right for you.


The easiest network adapters to connect do so via USB, but if you have limited USB ports on your desktop, you may want to try another option.


There are also network adapters that plug into your Ethernet port, but if you want to use that port for a landline connection you have, and wireless is your backup, then this also may not work for you.


If that is the case, you can buy an add-in card, which fortunately for Dell owners is very easy to install.


Dell computers are designed to be opened and have add-in cards installed without the use of screwdrivers; check your manual for details.


Install the network adapter and any included software.


The adapter will usually come with a software CD with a notice to run the CD either before or after you have plugged in or installed your adapter.


Go through the setup steps on the CD, click "Finish" when it is complete, and your wireless network adapter should then be activated and ready to receive wireless signals.


Click the notification that pops up letting you know that wireless networks are available; or, if there is no notification, go "Start > Connect To" and all available networks will be displayed.


Double-click on the logo for the network you want to connect to and enter the security key if it is a secure network.


(If you set the network up, you should have the security key saved somewhere with your network settings.

If you are connecting to a nearby hotspot, you will need to ask the permission of whoever set up the connection and obtain the security key from that person.)


Select "Home," "Work" or "Public Location" when prompted to designate what type of network connection this is.


You will then be asked if you want your computer to remember this computer and start it automatically in the future.


If you plan to use this connection regularly, it is a good choice to check the boxes next to both options so that the connection will always be available and you won't have to enter a security key for it again.


Hope this helps.

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How to add Wirless & Ethernet connections?


The only difference in using a wireless hub is that it will go between your router and your computer. The advantage is you can take your computer anywhere within range and connect using your computers wireless card (if you have one).
You won't need any more equipment or memory and most wireless hubs come with instructions. If they didn't give them to you, just Google the manufacturer and model of the hub and you should be able to find them easily.
After you've set up the wireless hub (which you can still connect to via your ethernet cable). your computer should notify you of wireless networks available. You have a utility to set this up within the control panel.
Let me know if this helps

Dec 21, 2008 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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How to connect wireless router, Netgear WGR614, to my computer?


4 steps to set up your home wireless network
1.
Choose your wireless equipment
The first step is to make sure that you have the equipment you need. As you're looking for products in stores or on the Internet, you might notice that you can choose equipment that supports three different wireless networking technologies: 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g. We recommend 802.11g, because it offers excellent performance and is compatible with almost everything.
Shopping list
• Broadband Internet connection
• Wireless router
• A computer with built-in wireless networking support or a wireless network adapter

A wireless router
The router converts the signals coming across your Internet connection into a wireless broadcast, sort of like a cordless phone base station. Be sure to get a wireless router, and not a wireless access point.
A wireless network adapter
Network adapters wirelessly connect your computer to your wireless router. If you have a newer computer you may already have wireless capabilities built in. If this is the case, then you will not need a wireless network adapter. If you need to purchase an adapter for a desktop computer, buy a USB wireless network adapter. If you have a laptop, buy a PC card-based network adapter. Make sure that you have one adapter for every computer on your network.
Note: To make setup easy, choose a network adapter made by the same vendor that made your wireless router. For example, if you find a good price on a Linksys router, choose a Linksys network adapter to go with it. To make shopping even easier, buy a bundle, such as those available from D-Link, Netgear, Linksys, Microsoft, and Buffalo. If you have a desktop computer, make sure that you have an available USB port to plug the wireless network adapter into. If you don't have any open USB ports, buy a hub to add additional ports.
2.
Connect your wireless router
Since you'll be temporarily disconnected from the Internet, print these instructions before you go any further.
First, locate your cable modem or DSL modem and unplug it to turn it off.
Next, connect your wireless router to your modem. Your modem should stay connected directly to the Internet. Later, after you've hooked everything up, your computer will wirelessly connect to your router, and the router will send communications through your modem to the Internet.
wireless_chart.jpg Next, connect your router to your modem:

Oct 29, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Trying to set up wireless from desktop (Main ethernet computer) to Laptop @ home. Have cable modem (comcast) connected to desktop (main ethernet plugged computer)Belkin Wireless Router G ethernet is hooked...


Check that the wireless drivers are installed properly on both your laptop and desktop. THe certificate error is because your laptop does not "trust" your computer. Under network conections click add a connection ec, and when you try to conect, microsoft should ask you weva to trust the connections from computer to computer that should do it :D

Sep 07, 2008 | Belkin PC Desktops

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I dont know how to connect wireless internet from one computer to another


You will need a wireless adapter for the other computer. You can get an external wireless USB adapter to connect to your wireless network. Simply plug it in and install the software. There will be a tutorial on the procedure which should include how to set encryption to keep nearby wireless networks from spying on you.

If you do not have an unused USB port, you can connect a USB hub to add additional ports or install an internal adapter instead. If your computer has an available slot, purchase a wireless internal network adapter, and then open the packaging and read the instructions. Insert the CD that comes with the adapter in your computer, and follow the manufacturer's instructions to install the necessary software.

Aug 24, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Need to add new laptop computer to home network. Don't have security key for Motorola SBG900 Wireless Surfboard. Can you help me.


it depend upon what operating system you got

Windows Xp

right click on my computer icon the click properties and select tab computer name click change and add the same workgroup name as in the rest of the pcs also note down there IP address range.

Some laptop requires to create wirless access profile prior to connect some will create after we connect.

On your laptop enable the wireless switch and make sure its on down in the system tray (next to the time) you can see wireless icon right click and view wireless network then it will show all the wireless around its range click your connection and press connect if it connects its fine otherwise you have to manually enter the ip address for your new laptop according to your home network ip catergory.

Most of the laptop use their own wireless management software which they disable wireless zero service in windows which you have to take care - one only works at a time.

Further assistance after you try the above and if your unsuccessful please write in brief with model type and os

Aug 12, 2008 | PC Desktops

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I need to block my neighbors from using my wireless connection with my belkin 54g


you need to get in the router home page and click on the wireles lan icon & click on configure


you set up a network id for the laptop you call call your network id anything ,a name with numbers or letters with number
and a security wpa key not a wep key dont use that one use wpa key then click apply at the bottom when you have set up your network id and security wpa key

then you put a wireless usb adapter on the laptop you install the network drivers on the laptop for the wireless usb
then you click on the network icon in the taskbar by the time on the laptop right click on it go to properties then you click on view wireless networks then you click on advanced tab you put in the network id and security key that u set up on the router home back then you click apply & ok then you click on view wireless network's your see your network id click on that then click on conncet


if you have a wireless card in the laptop just

click on the network icon in the taskbar by the time on the laptop right click on it go to properties then you click on view wireless networks then you click on advanced tab you put in the network id and security key that u set up on the router home back then you click apply & ok then you click on view wireless network's your see your network id click on that then click on conncet

if your network cuts out at any time just right click the network icon by the pc time
and click on repair that is on the 2 computers you can do this then windows xp will repair the
network for you and it dont take long at all
if you cant set that up
your be better off if you get you (isp)server to help you set all that up



transfer files from pc2pc

have the 2 copmuters on the wirless network then
Dual login yahoo messenger files trasfer from pc 1 to pc 2

on pc 1 you login a yahoo id then on pc 2 you login another id
then you add to friends list then you get yahoo id 1 to pm yahoo id 2 then yahoo id pm back yahoo id 1 then you click on the send file icon then you send files from pc1 to pc 2
your send files over from pc 1 to pc 2 verry fast ,dont go in a chat room while your doing the file trasfer coz this will only slow down the trasfer

Jul 26, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Internet


There are a few ways you can use wireless to get the laptop online. The easiest way would to buy 1. Wireless Router and 2. Wireless USB Adapter. Follow link for some pretty good instructions to setup a home wireless network.

http://lifehacker.com/software/wifi/geek-to-live-set-up-a-home-wireless-network-162754.php

Chris

May 28, 2008 | PC Desktops

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