Hi: You've already fixed 1 problem for me. But now I've another. Under the list of wireless connections, there is a linksys which is barely there and I can't move away from the router and stay online. There is another connection which I'm sure is mine but there is a gold lock next to it. How do I unlock this, or how do I make a new wireless connection?
Thanks for your help.
Try this first,re-set your router,there should be a small hole behind the router,you will need a safety pin for this,now you will have to re-set your router to the device thats receiving the signal,see if this works for you.
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1) Wireless Switch of the Laptop is off (Wifi is Off) it is located somewhere on the edge of the laptops or Fn+F2 might turn the switch ON and OFF 2) The setting required to configure wireless connection
Check the following steps
Windows XP 1. Click on the Start Menu, and click on Control Panel. 2.
Find and double-click “Network Connections” to open up the list of
connections that your 3. computer uses to connect to the internet. 4. Right click “Wireless Network Connection” and select “Properties”. 5. Go to the “Wireless Networks” Tab 6. Check “Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings”, if it isn't already. 7. Click “Add” to add a wireless profile. * Enter in the Network name (SSID). (It was your desired SSID from Step 6 ). * Uncheck the box “The key is provided for me automatically”. * Put in the “Key 1” code from Step 7 into “Network key” and “Confirm network key”. * Push “OK” # Open Internet Explorer (with the computer connected to the Router) # Enter 192.168.1.1 into the Address Bar, push Enter # Leave the User Name field blank # Under the password field enter “admin” # Click “OK”
# Click “Wireless” # Click “Basic Wireless Settings” # Enter a desired name into the “Wireless Network Name (SSID)” field # Write down your Wireless Network SSID, it will be used for later. # Click “Save Settings”
* Click “Wireless” * Click “Wireless Security” * Select “WEP” in the “Security Mode” field * Bubble “1” under the “Default Transmit Key” field * Select “128 bits 26 hex digits” * Enter a desired passphrase into the “Passphrase” field * Click “Generate”
* Carefully write down the code generated in the “Key 1” field on
paper, and store it in a safe place. THIS IS YOUR WEP KEY, it will be
needed later on. * Click “Save Settings”
Sounds as though the service is not yours. In which case you may be unable to.
Since this is probably the case. It could be that your system settings are not set just right for the router(s) providing the signals... maybe you've preset an IP address, or some other setting is incompatible or the connection site already is at it's full capacity
You could also be too far away and need a booster...
Try entering without a passphrase
If it turns out to be a card failure, you could find them cheap on craisglist under either heading, electronics or computer section
First of all look for the wireless switch of your netbook and make sure it is slid to the right (it has an icon of a computer with signals on both sides). Then press and hold the "Fn" key. While holding it down, press "F5". Make sure that the wireless is enabled. Then go to control panel. Click on Network and sharing center. Click on "Connect or Disconnect". It should display available networks that your computer detects. Click on your network and type the security key if prompted so.
Since you already have a wireless connection, it would be easy for you to connect to the wireless
network as long as you know your Network name(SSID) and wireless key which could be WEP or WPA. On the lower right hand on part on your desktop,also called the system tray,please look
for the wireless icon which looks like an antenna with radio waves. Right click on that icon and please
click "View available wireless connection," your network should appear on the list. Please click on your network name and click "Connect" to start your wireless connection. If it prompts for a wireless key or password, you could contact your Internet Service Provider to provide you with the password.
If you have a laptop, you can see a list of available wireless networks, and then connect to one of those networks, no matter where you are. The wireless networks appear only if your computer has a wireless network adapter and driver installed and the adapter is enabled.
To view and connect to available wireless networks
Open Connect to a Network by clicking the network icon ( or ) in the notification area.
In the list of available wireless networks, click a network, and then click Connect.
Some networks require a network security key or passphrase. To connect to one of those networks, ask your network administrator or Internet service provider (ISP) for the security key or passphrase.
Whenever possible, you should connect to security-enabled wireless networks. If you do connect to a network that's not secure, be aware that someone with the right tools can see everything that you do, including the websites you visit, the documents you work on, and the user names and passwords that you use
First u need to make sure ur adapter is installed correctly.
1. Click on Start-->Run-->Type in "devmgmt.msc"
which will open device manager.
Under device manager , u should find network adapters, make sure ur adapter is listed under it without any yellow exclamation mark or red cross which would mean that the drivers are not installed correctly or the adapter is disabled. In this case u need to reinstall the drivers via the CD.
2. Secondly u need to goto start-->run-->type in "msconfig"
which will open the system configuration window. Now under the "startup" TAB. Find the service for ur wireless card and disable it by unchecking it and then apply the settings and OK.
Reboot computer once
3. After reboot, goto start-->run-->type in "services.msc"
It will open the services windows . Find an option for wireless zero configuration . Rt click on it and start it.
4. Goto start-->run-->type in "ncpa.cpl"
It will open network connections window.
Rt click on Wireless network conection and enable it .
If it is already enabled , then rt click on it again and click on "View available wireless connections"
It will give u a list of all the wireless connections available in ur area.
Click on the one which is ur connection and then click on connect.
It might ask u for a wireless key if it is a secure connection. Enter the key and it should all work fine.
Note: You need to use a computer hardwired to the router to check the wireless settings.
1. Please open any web browser like Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator. 2. Connect to the router by typing http://routerlogin.com/basicsetting.htm or http://192.168.1.1 in the address field and click Enter or Return key. 3. A window will prompt for a user name and password. The default username is "admin" and the default password is "password".
Note: If it does not take password as the password, you might have changed it when you have run the NETGEAR Setup CD so please try other passwords. If you cannot remember the password, you need to reset the router and run the Setup CD to reconfigure it.
4. Click the Wireless Settings under Advanced tab. 5. Check the box under Enable Wireless Router Radio and Enable Wireless SSID Broadcast. 6. Click the Wireless Settings under Setup. 7. Change Channel (recommended are 1, 6 and 11). 8. Change the SSID to uniquely identify your network. You might have a similar SSID with your neighbor.
Note: Do not change the SSID if there are already other wireless computers that can connect to the network.
Other factors that you may consider when you are not able to view any available wireless network:
a. Switch for the wireless adapter is turned off b. Distance between the wireless router and computer c. Possible wireless interferences
Two things. First go into Device Manager and make sure the driver is loaded. Right click on Network Adapter, then right click on your wireless card. you can update driver, remove driver and let plug n play pick it back up, or if looks like no problems then leave it be. second, did you set it up going thru the Wireless Network Wizard..Its under Accessories>comminication in Windows XP.(You didn't indicate which OS you are using). What is probably happening is you are not quite set up correctly and your WEP is blocking you from connecting because the computer does not have your WEP key....if you have any questions let me know.
make sure that your wireless or wifi light is on,you may try to press Fn and F2 at the same time to enable or swith on wireless..if wifi is already on,try going to start >> control panel >> network connections,go to wireless network connection and double click it, it will give you a list of wireless network,or right click and then "view available wireless network", if you get an error that windows cannot configure wireless connection,go to start >> all programs >> loo for either dell wlan utility or intel pro wireless, by opening that app,it will also search for wireless network in range,just double click on the network name where you want to connect and you sould be connected provided that "wireless network" doesnt have encryption like wpa or wep key..if your connecting to your home network,you should have wireless router at home and wireless is enabled on the router.