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How to network

I would like to network my five computers. two wireless, three wired

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  • dmantek May 11, 2010

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    Do you already start the process or do you need some guidance as to what you need and how to go about it?

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You need to go to the microsoft website or use windows help. If you come accross a certain problem we can help but to walk you through a whole networking process is a little much. Though it is pretty self explanitory. Set up all the computers the same Wired and wireless will be different of course but not too much jst a couple extra steps for the wireless is all. Let me know if you get any questions

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Dell Latitude D610-Not detecting wireless networks.


Are you running the Dell Wireless Utility? Try stopping that service (go into Services, find the Dell program on the list, and Stop it, and then change the startup type to Manual) and start the Wireless Zero service (and change the startup type to Automatic).

When the Wireless Zero service is running, open your wireless networks list and see if you can see any networks (assuming there are some nearby to find). If you get a message that says something like "Wireless Zero is not configured to manage your network connections," go into the Advanced properties and put a check next to the box that says "Allow Wireless Zero to manage my wireless networks").

If you still can't see any wireless networks when there are some around, then maybe you do have a damaged antenna. It's probably not worth spending the money for parts and labor to have it repaired or replaced, especially if your computer is five years old.

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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.

  • If you currently have your computer connected directly to your modem: Unplug the network cable from the back of your computer, and plug it into the port labeled Internet, WAN, or WLAN on the back of your router.
  • If you do not currently have a computer connected to the Internet: Plug one end of a network cable (included with your router) into your modem, and plug the other end of the network cable into the Internet, WAN, or WLAN port on your wireless router.
  • If you currently have your computer connected to a router: Unplug the network cable connected to the Internet, WAN, or WLAN port from your current router, and plug this end of the cable into the Internet, WAN, or WLAN port on your wireless router. Then, unplug any other network cables, and plug them into the available ports on your wireless router. You no longer need your original router, because your new wireless router replaces it.
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    You might be prompted for a password. The address and password you use will vary depending on what type of router you have, so refer to the instructions included with your router.
    As a quick reference, this table shows the default addresses, usernames, and passwords for some common router manufacturers.
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    Microsoft Broadband
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    2. Wireless encryption (WEP) or Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), which help protect your wireless network. For most routers, you will provide a passphrase that your router uses to generate several keys. Make sure your passphrase is unique and long (you don't need to memorize it).
    3. Your administrative password, which controls your wireless network. Just like any other password, it should not be a word that you can find in the dictionary, and it should be a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols. Be sure you can remember this password, because you'll need it if you ever have to change your router's settings.
    The exact steps you follow to configure these settings will vary depending on the type of router you have. After each configuration setting, be sure to click Save Settings, Apply, or OK to save your changes.
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What is it you are trying to do?
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Oh, and you need to disconnect the wired connection. You may benefit from restarting your computer to allow the network to re-establish a connection.

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First your os xp or vista
if u xp means go to network connection and see that tab, wireless network wizard and click next to open to next to next and click finish. It will appear in network connection windows. But u want to take airtel broad band wireless net key, and u open the tab if u finish ur network wizard tab. And it will open the icon it ask for key, u give it key to continue. It will ready to access the network, so this is the way

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The wireless network distance maybe too far for its range. Or your location is blocked by a thick wall... Find a good spot for your computing

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You can turn it on manually in Control Panel/Admin Tools/Services

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