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Adapter problem has nothing to do with wirelesslan, get a new adapter so that will can solve it step

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I cannot connect to my wireless internet service.


Hi Swidermyre,

Good day!

I understand that you are having issues connecting to your wireless service.

Here are some troubleshooing steps to resolve your issue.

1. Toggle on your wireless switch.

2. Turn off your wireless router and turn it back on. Toggle on your wireless switch again and then try to connect to the internet.

3. Go to Control Panel and click Network connections.
Do you see " wireless area connection"? If so, right click on it then click on repair.

If the status is connected, try to access any website to check if it was working.
You got an error message, please proceed to number4.

4. How to check if your wireless adapter is disabled.
For windows XP and below:

a. Right click on the my computer icon and select on properties.
b. Click on Hardware then select on Device manager.
c. Look for network adapters. Click on the option with WLAN or 802
d. Check if it has a red X mark beside it, if so, right click and select on enable.
Try to access internet again (if same issue, please reinstall your wireless driver)

How to reinstall wireless drivers:

(Caution: some drivers are not installed as a package on computers, depending on your laptop,
you might need to download it online)

a. Right click on the my computer icon and select on properties.
b. Click on Hardware then select on Device manager.
c. Look for network adapters. Click on the option with WLAN or 802.11
d. Right click on the wireless driver and select on uninstall
e. Restart your computer and the driver should be automatically installed.

How to check if your wireless adapter is disabled.
For windows vista and windows 7:

1. Click on Start or on the windows orb then select on control panel.
2. Select Device Manager.
3. Look for Network adapters and look for an option with WLAN or 802.11.
4. Check if it has a red X mark beside it, if so, right click and select on enable.
Try to access internet again (if same issue, please reinstall your wireless driver)

How to uninstall wireless driver in windows vista and windows 7:

(Caution: some drivers are not installed as a package on computers, depending on your laptop,
you might need to download it online)

a. Click on Start or on the windows orb then select on control panel.
b. Select Device Manager.
c. Look for network adapters. Click on the option with WLAN or 802
d. Right click on the wireless driver and select on uninstall
e. Restart your computer and the driver should be automatically installed.


If all else fail, please contact your Internet Service Provider as they might need to set up a static IP address on your computer.

I hope this helps,

Regards,

Jheycie

Jan 02, 2011 | Sylvania G-Netbook

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How to Share your Internet Connection through laptop's WLAN(Wifi) card?


Every Windows Operating System after Windows 98 can share its Internet Connection using this Technique. Microsoft defines this technique as Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). But setting ICS is very obscure to most of the users. This comes very useful if you live with your roommates and you guys have single internet source like a USB modem Connected to one laptop only. Using Internet Connection Sharing(ICS) that laptop can Broadcast its Internet to other laptops in the room. Technically, the range of a laptop's WLAN adapter is around 20-25 meters. So it can easily handle near by rooms also. This can also be done with a PC having a WLAN card.
To setup and broadcast your internet it is mandatory that you are accessing internet using anything other than Your WLAN card like a USB modem, Ethernet etc. This is because your Wireless adapter(WLAN) will be used for Broadcasting your Internet connection to your friends.
Server laptop:- Laptop with Internet Connection.Client Laptop:- Laptops accessing the internet of server laptop.
Follow the steps to share your internet connection..here it goes:--0b73509.gif
  1. Open the "Control Panel" of the laptop that is accessing Internet and go to "Network and Internet" then "Network and Sharing Center".
  2. On the right side of the "Network and Sharing Center" click the "Change Adapter Settings" and you will see all the available network adapters in your laptop.
  3. Now Right-Click the adapter through which you access internet and click "Properties" option. The properties window will open.
  4. In "properies" Window click the "sharing" tab check "Allow other network user to connect through this computer's Internet connection"97ac799.jpg
  5. In the sharing tab, Select "Home networking connection" type as "Wireless Network Connection" click "OK" and select "Yes" to the Confirmation warning. see above image.
  6. Now Right-Click the "Wireless Network Connection" in "Change Adapter Settings"and Open Its Properties.
  7. In "Wireless Network Connection Properties" Double-click the "Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)" and select the "Use following IP address"
  8. Enter the IP address as "192.168.000.001" and "Subnet mask" as "255.255.255.0"
  9. Leave all other fields blank in Server laptop, which has access to internet.0219162.jpg
  10. Now setup a wireless "ad hoc" computer to computer connection using "setup a new connection or network" in "network and sharing center" and Name it as anything like "Internet_sharing".c2debe7.jpg3a69972.jpg
  11. Now bring other laptops that will use the Shared Internet connection.
  12. Open "Change adapter Setting" (Described in step 2).
  13. In "Change adapter settings" Right-click "wireless Network Adapter" and Click its properties.
  14. In "Wireless Network Connection Properties" Double-click the "Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4)" and enter following IP address:-
  15. IP address-"192.168.000.002", Subnet mask "255.255.255.0", Default gateway-"192.168.0.001" and Preferred DNS server: "192.168.000.001".
  16. Use the same step from 11 to 15 to connect other laptops and Increase the IP address by +1. Ex- 192.168.0.3, 192.168.0.4 & so on. Rest of the settings like Default gateway etc will be same on all laptops. Only the server laptop will have blank entries in these settings.
  17. Now connect all the laptop with the Wireless network(ad-hoc) named "Internet-sharing" that you had previously broadcasted in step 10 in server laptop.
  18. Now in the server laptop, disconnect and then reconnect the internet connection(This is a necessary step for Internet Connection sharing(ICS) to work).
  19. Now access internet in all laptops...ENjoy.
Note:- For Advance Users.. this information is necessary only--The IP address of server laptop work as the "Default gateway" and Preferred DNS server of Client laptop and on server laptop these fields are blank. Use same series of IP address as used in the server.


please vote if you found this helpful.. --Abhishek

on Sep 30, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Wifi is not working while iam using in windows XP operating system


Hi Sivakumar133,

Some reasons why wifi stops working is due to corrupted driver or defective WLAN card. There are some ways on how to diagnose this problem, just reinstall the driver and configure it again with the wireless access point. You can download the WLAN driver for this particular system by visiting this link. You will notice that on the Networking Wireless LAN section it has 2 types of WLAN card, Broadcom and Intel. Just try to install the Broadcom driver because this is compatible with XP. If you're not sure what is the model of your WLAN just check it under device manager and look for Network adapter. After downloading, install the .exe file then restart the system. You can now configure again the computer to your router.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Oct 15, 2010 | Lenovo 3000 Y410 Laptop

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WLAN driver cant be instaled wlan adapter cant be found


try to conect in another computer the wlan adapter for testing if its works

Aug 06, 2010 | Fujitsu Siemens LIFEBOOK E8010D PC...

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Cant get my wireless connection to work not sure


To enable/disable WLAN, please press "Fn+F11" to execute the device: (then follow below steps accordingly)
Note: there are four stages in all, assumingly both bluetooth and wifi are installed.

First stage : press Fn+F11 = Enable WLAN only
Second stage : press Fn+F11 = Bluetooth On + WLAN Off
Third stage press : Fn+F11 = Bluetooth On + WLAN On
Fourth stage press : Fn+F11 = Bluetooth Off + WLAN Off

After enabling the WLAN, search the Access Point and connect with it. Now, you may use the WLAN.

If this does not work, check if the driver is installed in your computer by going to the device manager. check under network adapters. If the driver is installed, uninstall the current driver and restart the computer.

If the issue still persists, you may download the driver update at the msi website: http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=nbdriver&maincat_no=135&prod_no=1474. Just make sure the driver you're downloading is compatible with yoru operating system

Apr 01, 2010 | MSI Wind U100-030US Laptop

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Wireless adapter not functioning-


Do the following :
  1. Turn Laptop off, then disconnect adapter and remove battery. Re assemble and restart.
  2. Try clicking the button activating the wireless card.
  3. Reinstall wireless card drivers, select drivers from Compaq Presario V6205NR Notebook PC
  4. If all that did not work, then the internal adapter is faulty. Buy an external wlan adapter:WLAN Adapter WL-167G-£12.90 new





Sep 26, 2009 | Compaq Presario Notebook

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How to turn on my wireless internet on my think pad g41 ibm


Hi I found an article on this link:
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-70480.html


This package provides the Wireless LAN (WLAN) driver and UtilitySoftware for Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows 2000 to enablethe following adapters:
- IBM 11b/g WLAN Mini PCI adapter
- IBM 11a/b/g WLAN Mini PCI Adapter II
- ThinkPad 11b/g, 11a/b/g, 11b/g/n, 11a/b/g/n WLAN Mini PCI Express Adapter
- ThinkPad 11b/g WLAN Mini PCI Express Adapter II
- ThinkPad 11b/g WLAN Mini PCI Express Adapter III

The following systems are supported:
- G41
- R50, R50e, R50p, R51, R51e, R52
- R60, R60e, R61, R61e, R61i
- R400, R500
- SL300, SL400, SL500
- T42, T42p, T43, T43p
- T400, T500
- T60, T60p, T61, T61p
- W500, W700, W700ds
- X32, X40, X41, X41 Tablet
- X60, X60s, X60 Tablet, X61, X61s, X61 Tablet
- X200, X200s, X200 Tablet
- Z60m, Z60t, Z61e, Z61m, Z61p, Z61t

Hope this helps.

Jun 25, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad G41 Notebook

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Wireless light is off.


I am now on the same kind of computer and I used to have this problem- dell said it's a motherboard problem and they replaced it for free. Now it works just fine!

Jun 14, 2009 | Dell Vostro 1510 Laptop

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Connecting to woreless internet connection


Be sure you use same security protocol on your PC than in your WLAN:
WEP or WPA or WPA2 protocol
Passphrase (PSK ) or Password
TKIP or AES.
Use same Key.Passphrase on your notebook as in your Access point.
Check if your Access point/router has access list enabled: either you disable it in your AP either you add your PC MAC address to the list.

Dec 28, 2008 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

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Notebook won't connect to network


1) Verify if Wi-Fi WLAN interface of your notebook is OK.
1a) Check whether HW switch is ON and the wireless system service is running.
1b) Switch on the WLAN Access Point (router) SSID broadcasting.
1c) Scan WLAN networks by the notebook. Can you see your home WLAN? If not, there is HW or SW problem in your wireless adapter probably. If WLAN is visible, continue by next steps.

2) Remove all WLAN security on both sides (AP and notebook): Authentication = none/open, encrytption = none.
3) Activate DHCP server in the router and set the dynamic IP assigning on WLAN notebook interface.
4) Select your home WLAN SSID in the list and try to connect.
5) Wait and check status. Is WLAN connected? Does obtain the notebook an IP address?
6) In success case set the WLAN security.

Dec 20, 2008 | PC Laptops

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