Another application is controlling the wireless device
My brother gave me his laptop before leaving for the army.
anyway i have been trying to connect to wireless connections (work,home,friends) and sometimes i can connect my home and my work have locks on them but i have the 64 bit code i put in and it lets me pass......... i think basically every time i try to connect it says "another application is controlling the wireless device" but once in a while it will just connect any idea what im doing wrong?
Re: another application is controlling the wireless...
RIGHT-click on the intelPROSet/wireless "cone" icon and look for the option to allow windows to manage the wireless device. It may be under "options."
Try using the Windows wireless connection instead of the Intel one after toggling "allow windows to manage." If that doesn't work, try toggling the "allow windows" option on and off, with restarts in between.
What's happening is that both Windows and the Intel software are trying to manage the wireless connection at the same time. You need to make sure that only one of them is configured to manage your wireless connection. You may need to go into Network Connections and RIGHT-click on the wireless connection there as well.
I'll be offline for a few hours, but back up again this evening. Let me know how it's working.
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Are you trying to connect a wireless capable device to a wireless connection?
If Yes of if unsure, to connect a WiFi capable device to a wireless connection you will need the following: a cable modem, a wireless router, Ethernet, a WiFi capable device.
You would connect the wireless router to the modem follow the installation manual instructions for the router to properly setup the router, different brands require different setup procedures.
Once the router is up and running find the SSID (wireless network name you gave the wireless router during setup) for the wireless signal. Click on the SSID in the list of available networks and enter in the passphrase when prompted to.
If all is successful you should connect to a wireless network
Let me know if that helped or if you need additional information or clarification.
firstly does it have a wireless indicator somewhere on the laptop?
most of the indicators located next to bluetooth switch and other
indicates. once you identify the indicated then you can solve this
check you wireless network settings. if not the device is disabled or drivers not installed.
if your device is ok, then you check the software for the wireless
network. most computers do not indicate that the wireless device is
working, try to install a wireless application driver for your laptop
and try connecting it a wireless device to see if there is any
Did you install a retail version of Windows? You should have used the restore disc that came with the laptop when you purchased it. That will solve driver related problems if your wireless card is okay. Check Device Manager if wireless card is still there. If you install a retail version of Windows, check the support website. Check the wireless card's manufacturer and contact that manufacturer so they can give you the driver for the wireless card. If you install a retail version of Windows, installing the driver from the support website might not work. If you used the recovery disc that came with the computer, it should work.
Go to control panel > Device Manager > scroll down to the network devices and click on the plus sign. Highlight the wireless device. Right click on it and choose uninstall. click ok and reboot the system. When windows reloads, it will recognice the new device and want to load the drivers for it. It may ask you if it can search windows update for a fresh driver, allow it to continue. The drivers will load and the correct settings applied. All should be as it should.
It's possible that the driver for your wireless adapter is already installed. Check under Device Manager > Network Adapters if there is anything pertaining to your wireless adapter. Make sure that your wireless adapter (under Device manager > Network adapters) does not have any red X or yellow question mark.
Red X indicated that it's disabled , while yellow question mark will suggest that you need to update the driver. If your wireless adapter is working properly under Device Manager > Network adapters then you will need to configure it's utility for wireless connection.
If you are running windows XP, look for the wireless icon in the lower right side of your task bar and use it to connect to your preferred network.
Are you trying to access your laptop (which you leave at home) from another computer away from home?
If so, head over to www.logmein.com and sign up for a free account. It's a wonderfully easy way to get remote control of your machine from another location without worrying about the networking.
Are you trying to use your laptop on the road and still have Internet?
If so, you will need some method for your laptop to connect to the Internet. If your laptop has a wireless WiFi card you can go to some location that has wireless internet. Many locations (such as hotels, cafes, and coffee houses) have free or paid wireless Internet service.
You can also get a Wireless Aircard as your friend said. These are a fee-based service from cell companies such as Verizon or Sprint that give you a card that plugs into your laptop and uses the wireless cell network to give you Internet access.
You have to remove the wireless card adapter, if it is inserted into one of the accessory card ports on the laptop. If the wireless adapter is installed internally in the computer, consult your user manual on how to remofe the wireless adapter.