Cannot connect to a wireless network when am not at home
I have bought an HP pavilion dv4-1100ea in England and set it up (wireless internet and all). It worked fine at home, but I took it with me to France and i can't connect to my dad's internet at his home. It is available but it just doesn't connect. The reason is unknown.I have noticed that the network location is set to 'public'. Is this the problem? and if yes, how do i go about changing it?any help most welcome, thank you :)
Re: cannot connect to a wireless network when am not at...
Hi make sure once you connect that you enter the 'password' / key to connect to the network. You can right click on it and select 'connect to this network'. Then it should ask you for the network key once it is connected. Once entered you should be able to use 'his' network.
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To have wireless internet you would need a (cable or DSL modem depending upon your ISP. A wireless router (doesn't matter which brand) Also for a desktop computer you will need to buy and install a wireless NIC (network interface card) as desktops almost never come with one, only a hardwired NIC (cabled)
Your computer has a "built-in" 10/100BT network connection integrated on the motherboard but to go wireless you'll have to add either a PCI (internal) or USB (external) wireless network adapter to transmit/receive the signal from your wireless router.
Think "walkie-talkie" here with the wireless router installed AFTER the modem (phone line outlet needed) located in a central area of your home and transmitting/receiving to the individual wireless network adapters that must be separately installed in each computer.
To set up the router, you connect directly to the router with a network cable, log into the router using your Internet browser, to a code like 192.168.0.1, or similar. I suggest that you use the wizard, but be sure to change: Wireless security of WEP and access code of your 10 digit home or cell phone#, change system ID to something you recognize, change router access password AND RECORD IT, change wireless channel to 11 and avoid conflict with landline cordless phones.
With routers, you have to SAVE on each page or loose settings.
Then install the router, and look for it in the wireless connections list on your laptop. Give the access password and you should be good to go. The desktop usually connects via network cable.
To Configure a Wireless Connection in Windows XP, Follow the Instructions Outlined Below.
Click the Start button, click Network Connections, and choose Show all Connctions.
Click the Wireless Network Connection icon with your right mouse button, then choose View Available Wireless Networks.
Choose the name of the 2Wire access point from the Available networks list.
In the Network key field, type the hexadecimal key to access the wireless network. Note: The hexadecimal key and wireless network name should already be set up on the 2Wire device. Use the key that you set up on the 2Wire device.
In the Confirm network key field, type the hexadecimal key to access the wireless network again for confirmation.
check your IP Adress settings are correct for this machine,
Go to start ,then click on run,Type CMD,Then type IPCONFIG/ALL.it will show you a list of all the devices connected to your machine and your local network,
Have you got LAN & WLAN adaptors on board?
this will explain your message,
you will have to set the ip settings on each adaptor
ie LAN 192.168.1.2 and WLAN 192.168.1.3
This wiil help determine which adaptor is to be used when connecting to the network and the internet.
If your using wireless on computer to connect to the internet then run your wizard to help setup the connection
Same for the wired LAN ,use your wizard
The settings for your modem can be reset easily and your ISP will help get you connected to the net because you already have an account with them,
Try logging into the router with your desktop hard-wired and find the 25-digit passcode and use that to log on to the wireless network with the laptop. If not, then check if connection is good by hard-wiring the router to the laptop. Let me know what happens or if you have solved the problem.
She would need a wireless card. Make sure the 802 standard is the same as the router supports. An n wireless card will not work on a router that is a g. you can also enter the settings of the router to make sure it is set to the accept the standard she uses on her wireless. my linksys can do b and g... but i have it set to only accept g. make sure you set security on the router when you have a connection establish so you aren't sharing your internet with wireless neighbours.