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Built-in wireless my builtin wireless does not appear to work, i have a wireless router and yet i have to remain plugged in via cable, someone has mentioned to me that this could be due to my settings, i would like to know how i can fix this and use my laptop around my house

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HI download the latest driver for your system or take the backup of the system and restore to the factory settings

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My lenovo keeps on disconnecting for the internet

Troubleshooting your wireless connection via your Lenovo computer is not a task that requires familiarity with wireless networks or a vast level of computer troubleshooting knowledge.

You can repair Lenovo wireless problems ranging from browser setting errors to hardware connection issues and the only item you will need on hand is the owner's manual that was shipped with your router.

You will not require any additional devices or tools and should not have to resort to the expensive aid of a technician.

Launch the web browser you normally operate and check the "Work Offline" settings.

Click on the top toolbar where it says "File" and scroll down to where it says "Work Offline."

Ensure this selection is not checked, otherwise it will impede the operation of your wireless connection.

Click on this option to uncheck it.

Look over the connection made between your modem and wireless router.

Both devices have an Ethernet port on the rear.

It looks like an oversized telephone cord port. If these ports are not occupied by an Ethernet cable, connect one end of the cable to each device.

This connection cannot be loose.

Check your records for the password to your Lenovo wireless setup if you have a secured connection.

(A secured connection is recommended).

If you cannot find your password in your records, you will need to reset it.

Find the manual that shipped with your router and extract two important pieces of information. The first is the special web address the manufacturer provided for you to set up your router's settings; the second is the default password for your router.

Enter the web address from the manual into the web browser and click "Enter."

When prompted, input the default password from the wireless router.

Choose a new password for your wireless connection now that you have access to the settings.

Additionally, ensure the kind of wireless security you are using is "WPA." "WEP" is another available option, but it is an older encryption type and is technically inferior.

Click on the wireless network icon on the right side of the bottom toolbar in Windows on your Lenovo computer.

A list of wireless networks within range of your Lenovo computer will appear.

Click on the name of your wireless network and input your new password when prompted.

Look to the bottom right of your Windows desktop.

You should get a notification stating that you have successfully joined the network.

Hope this helps

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Unable to connect to internet despite connection confirmed

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I'm going to provide you with some generic approaches in an attempt to solve your problem.

First: Microsoft will perform a complete systems check for you in three clicks with their FixIt app. CLICK HERE and Microsoft will fix (repair) any Windows related problems that might be causing your problem.

Second: It is important to connect the modem to the router before you configure the modem in order to verify communication between them. If the cabling is incorrect, the rest of the process fails.

As a rule, external modems are built with a female data communications equipment (DCE) DB-25 port for connection to a controlling device such as a PC or a router

Connecting the modem using the network cable to the wrong port of the router (other than the WAN port) is easy to identify. You can easily troubleshoot the problem. In some cases, you may correctly setup the wireless router connection but you use the wrong cable type in connecting the modem to the router. Cross type UTP cable must be used in connecting the Ethernet port of the modem to the WAN port of the router. But this is not always true. Today, many types of wireless routers (and any LAN Switches) embedded their Ethernet ports (either WAN or LAN ports) with Auto-sensing type port (auto-MDIX LAN). It means that you can use either cross-type or straight-through-type network cable for the Ethernet port connections. The system will detect the cable type and automatically adjust the ports signal accordingly.


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The wifi is not working

There are soooo many things this could be. I will give you every idea I can. Respond to this post whether these steps work or not. If you do, I will continue working with you on this until you can connect.
1.) Can any other computers connect? If you have other devices which can NOT get online, the issue is with your modem/router. Unplug the power cable(s) to your modem and router (if you don't have a router, disregard anything I explain regarding a router) AND SHUT DOWN your PC. Wait about 1 minute and plug the power cable into JUST YOUR MODEM. Wait 3 minutes for it to get a connection. Look at the lights on your modem to ensure they look normal (the "ethernet" will be OFF. That's OK.). After 3 minutes has passed, plug the power cable into your router (IF AND ONLY IF you do NOT have a router, turn ON your PC). Wait another 3 minutes and turn ON your computer (If you have no router, you just did this and it may be disregarded.) ---- In case the whole PC/router makes little sense: If you have no router and just a modem and a PC, then 3 minutes after you plug the power cable back into your modem, turn ON your PC. If you have a router, then follow the instructions exactly). ----
2.) Check for a switch on the left edge or front edge of your laptop which says "Wireless" or "Wifi." Be sure it is in the ON position (Not every laptop has this. Some have a wireless button above the keyboard and others have nothing at all.). It is very common for a user to accidentally bump this switch to the OFF position without realizing it.
3.) Perform a System Restore to take your PC's settings back to when it was working. Click Start/Programs (or All Programs)/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore. Go through the System Restore wizard to select a date BEFORE this issue happened. System Restore should NOT be interrupted. It can take up to 20 minutes in some cases. When it begins, set a timer for 20 minutes, walk away, and come back after that time has elapsed.
3a.) Windows XP: 3b.) Windows Vista/Win7:
4.) Clear your network settings from your PC and then reconnect to your network (if you do not know yourSSID (network name) and wireless network key (wireless password), then do not do this step. Instead, respond to this answer with the brand of router you have as well as the operating system you're using). This is where it would be nice to know which operating system you're using. I'll do my best with this while not knowing your OS.
4a.) Windows XP: Click Start/Control Panel/Network Connections. Then RIGHT-click your connection labeled "Wireless Network Connection [#}" and do a normal left-click on Properties. The network properties window will open. Click on the upper tab labeled "Wireless Networks." Under the Preferred Networks section, click the network you're trying to connect to and it will highlight. Then click Remove (immediately below the list of networks). If you are not sure which network in this list you are trying to connect to, repeat this process until that white box is empty. Then click OK. Again, RIGHT-click your connection labeled "Wireless Network Connection [#}" and do a normal left-click on Properties. Click on the upper tab labeled "Wireless Networks." Then click the button "View Wireless Networks." You'll be brought to a window where you can choose a wifi network with which to connect. Click the network you want to connect to and it will highlight in blue. Click "Connect" in the lower-right corner of this window. It will most likely (not always) ask you to enter your Network Key (network password). Enter this exactly; capitalization (Big letters and little letters) matters!
4b.) Windows Vista/Win7: Click Start/Control Panel/Network and Sharing Center. Click on Manage Wireless Connections. In the list, click the network you're trying to connect to and it will highlight. Above the list, click Remove. If you're not sure which one is the network you're trying to connect to, then repeat until all of the networks are removed and the space is empty. Once done, goto this link (CAUTION!!! I would right-click on this link and choose "Open link in new tab" OR "Open Link in New Window" to allow these instructions you're currently viewing to remain open):
If none of this works, respond to this answer and I'll help further. I hope this helps!

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I can't connect to wifi. it doesnt allow me to search for any networks. it works perfect when ethernet cable is plugged in to the laptop.

To connect to your router using wireless then the wireless card in your computer needs to be configured with your router's wireless settings.
Theencryption key secures your data from unauthorized access. The router's password is a Passphrase or the WEP or WPA orWPA2 encryption key. The Passphrase generates the WEP or WPA or WPA2 encryptionkey and this is in the router's wireless settings. To connect to your wireless router, it needs the router'swireless settings configured ie SSID, WPA or WPA2 encryption key and also thewireless cards in all the laptops and or computers needs to be configured withthese router's wireless settings. Then the laptops and desktop computers cancommunicate with your wireless router.

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My Name is Pam I have a model# WRK54G Router I want to hook it up to my lap top I don't have : Wireless-G Notebook adapter Two Set-up CD-Rom I do have Symantec Norton Internet Security...

If your laptop does not have a built in wireless adapter, you cannot use the router wireless. There are ports on the back of the router that you can connect your router to the laptop. The image below shows ports numbered 1-4. These are for the cable to your computer. The other port needs to be connected to the modem from your Internet service provider.
You will need a length of RJ45 Cat 5 cable from a local Best Buy or computer store. This may be difficult since you live in a more rural area. The cable can be purchase online from Measure the distance you want to use the laptop from the router and buy the length cable you need.
Buying a wireless notebook adapter will allow you to connect to the router without this cable, but the costs are higher. If you decide to buy one, get a USB modelmoz-screenshot-1.png.
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it will be easier to use and choose. The router will also have to be setup to allow the connection to be made wirelessly. This can be found in the manual online at
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My laptop cannot hookup to the enternet with my dlink wireless card

To connect to your wireless router, it needs the router’s wireless settings configured and also needs the wireless cards in all the laptops and or computers to be configured with the router’s wireless settings. Then the laptops and desktop computers can communicate with your wireless router.

To set-up and secure the wireless router from unauthorized access, follow these steps: -
1. Connect the wireless router to your computer with a LAN cable.
2. Start your browser and enter the router's configuration URL IP address.
3. Enter the router setup, login and password
4. Change the admin password
5. Go to the wireless settings and change the default SSID and turn off SSID broadcast.
6. Setup encryption key the strongest is WPA2 (if not then WPA).
7. For further security measures - turn on MAC address filtering and enter the MAC address of the wireless cards on the computer/s you want to connect to this wireless router.
8. Record the settings you have made and keep it in a safe place and Save the settings.
9. Configure the wireless cards on the computer/s with the SSID and encryption settings of the router.
10. Remove the LAN cable between the router and the computer then the computers should be able to connect to the router wirelessly.
To access the Internet you need to connect the DSL or cable modem to the WAN (Internet) port on the wireless router.

Nov 29, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I have a sony lap top PCG-5B16. Service

This is my fovorite thing about linksys routers, they hate everything. Unfortunately I still haven't figured out a technical way to fix this problem, but usually pressing the reset button on the modem and the router then unplugging them for 3 minutes and plugging them back in works. If thta doesn't work try going into the status page of the router and tell us what that says.

Aug 06, 2009 | Sony Computers & Internet

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Ethernet cable un plugged


If your wireless router has a strong connection then is your Laptop trying to connect to the correct Connection. Sounds like your talking about Fixed ethernet connection?

How many connections have you created in the "my networks" area?

Let me know,


Mar 07, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I use my roommate's wifi router for net access (we share an apt) He leaves it unsecured, says he leaves it that way because access should be free to those who cannot afford broadband (We live in New...

Certainly by releasing and renewing your routers connection it is most likely dropping the other wireless clients (resetting DHCP), and or interrupting their downloads. If some of the wireless clients are unattended (and downloading) the may not be renewing their IP address immediately. Therefor the performance increase.
To confirm this check the number of DHCP clients logged into the router before and after you run the wizard and or reset the router

You may wish to inform your roommate that they are liable for it\'s use. For example the downloading and uploading of child ****. Lets face it, if your want to do something illegal or questionable on the internet... better to use someone else\'s account!

If they still want to keep the network unlocked, perhaps powering it off when it isn\'t in use will help.



Mar 03, 2009 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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