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Can't connect to wireless network

Howdo i get my computer to find networks?

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  • derale Feb 20, 2009

    Where is the Satellite button? I cannot get this thing to link to wireless network!

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    can not get wireless etwork what is the satellite key

  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    I can't link my laptop via a wireless network after running the wizard, time after time, after time, ... Also, I want to increase the RAM memory. Where is it located? I can't find it? Is there a trick to finding it?

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Do you have a computer that you are trying to network to? if so then you need to run the network set up wizard and put yourself in the same workgroup as the other computer. once that is done then the "server" which is your main computer can share things such as internet connections, printers, files, drives, etc.

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PUSH Fn BUTTON....HOLD IT...AND PUSH THE SATELLITE BUTTON ON TOP TOWARDS THE RIGHT

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How do I turn on an acer aspire wireless switch?


Sony's Sony Vaio laptop features built-in wireless LAN adapter that allows the computer to connect to any wireless access point. If you want to adjust the device's WiFi settings, you must use the proprietary software and hardware that comes preinstalled on the laptop and the Internet connection options that come with Windows. Once you have all of the correct settings enabled, you can have your laptop connected to a wireless access point without any additional applications.
Enabling Wi-Fi with Wireless LAN Switch b> Before you can connect to a wireless network or change any of your Wi-Fi settings, you must first enable the computer's Wi-Fi feature with the wireless LAN switch. This switch is located directly below the laptop's screen and is labeled "Wireless." Once you have located the switch, slide it into the "ON" position. b> Enable Wi-Fi in Vaio Smart Network b> Once Wi-Fi has been enabled with the wireless LAN switch, you must enable Wi-Fi using the laptop's proprietary wireless connection software, "Vaio Smart Network." To access this program, click the "Start" button in the computer's task bar and select the "All Programs" option. Select the "VAIO Smart Network" option to launch the program. Alternatively, you can click the VAIO Smart Network icon in the computer's task bar to launch the program. This icon is in the shape of a green button with two white arrows on it. Once in the application, click the switch to the right of the "Wi-Fi" heading to toggle it to the "ON" position. Windows Connect to a Network b> With Wi-Fi enabled, you must connect to the wireless network using the "Connect to a Network" feature that is a part of the Windows operating system. Click the network icon in the computer's task bar to bring up a list of the available wireless networks. This icon is in the shape of a computer and an Ethernet cable if you not connected to a network. If you are connected to a network, it is in the shape of signal bars. Select the desired wireless network from the menu that appears and select the "Connect" option. Enter the networks password if necessary and connect to the network. b> Network and Sharing Center b> If the wireless network that you want to connect to does not appear in the "Connect to a Network" window, you must connect to the network manually. Click the network icon in the computer's task bar and select the "Open Network and Sharing Center" option. Click the "Manage wireless networks" option, followed by the "Add" option. Click the "Manually create a network profile" option and type the network's information in the spaces provided. Place a checkmark next to the "Start this connection automatically" option and click the "Next" button to connect to the network.
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Wireless Network issues. Validating identity and Certificate Errors in Windows...


At times after you have entered the correct password for the wireless network on your computer you are unable to connect to the wireless network and see the below mentioned errors:<br /><br /> <ul> <li>"Windows was unable to find a certificate to log you on to the network." </li> <li>"Validating identity" replacing the name of the wireless network. </li> <li>A pop-up window requesting for login credentials off the wireless connection. </li></ul><br />To avoid these error messages, you need to manually create or add a wireless network profile. Follow these steps to manually add a wireless network on Windows XP and Vista computers. <br /><br /><span>Manually add a wireless network on a Windows Vista computer:</span><br /><br /> <ol> <li>Click Start, and then select Network. </li> <li>Select Network and Sharing Center.</li> <li>Click Manage wireless networks.</li> <li>Click Add and select Manually create a network profile.</li> <li>Type the SSID, select the type of security and type the wireless password in the Security Key/Passphrase field. </li> <li>Select the Start this connection Automatically and Connect even if the network is not broadcasting check boxes. </li> <li>Click Next and close the window.</li> <li>Go to the Network and Sharing Center and select Manage network connections.</li> <li>Right click on Wireless network connection and then select Status. </li> <li>Click details and check the IPv4 address. </li> <li>If there is a valid IPv4 address, check if the computer can access the Internet wireless.</li></ol><br /><span>Manually add a wireless network on a Windows XP computer </span><br /><br />Note: The following steps are for a wireless network that has WEP security.<br /><br /> <ol> <li>Click Start, then select Control Panel.</li> <li>In the left pane, select Switch to Classic view.</li> <li>Click Network Connections.</li> <li>Right click Wireless Network Connections and select Properties.</li> <li>Click on the Wireless Networks tab.</li> <li>Click the Add button.</li> <li>Enter the name of the wireless network (SSID). </li> <li>Set the encryption type to WEP.</li> <li>Clear the key is provided for me automatically check box.</li> <li>Enter the network key and confirm it. Note: Make sure that "This is a computer-to-computer (ad-hoc) network" is not selected. Click OK, and then click OK again.<br /></li> <li>Right-click Wireless Network Connections and select Status. </li> <li>Click on the Support tab and check if there is a valid IP address.</li> <li>Check if the computer can access the Internet wirelessly.</li></ol> <br /><br />If you still receive the same error message after manually adding a wireless network on a Windows XP computer, ensure that IEEE 802.1x authentication of the wireless adapter is disabled.<br /><br /><span>To disable IEEE 802.1x authentication: </span><br /><br /> <ol> <li>Click Start, then select Run.</li> <li>In the Run dialog box type ncpa.cpl and then click OK.</li> <li>Right-click the Wireless network connections icon, and then select Properties. </li> <li>Click the Wireless network tab.</li> <li>Click the Properties button beside Remove. </li> <li>Click the Authentication tab, and clear the Enable IEEE 802.1x authentication for this network check box.</li> <li>Click OK to update the settings.</li></ol>This TIP applies to: <br /><br /><span>All Windows XP and Vista computers that display the listed error messages when attempting to connect to wireless network of routers (specifically NETGEAR).</span>

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Will not connect to wifi network


Sony's Sony Vaio laptop features built-in wireless LAN adapter that allows the computer to connect to any wireless access point.


If you want to adjust the device's WiFi settings, you must use the proprietary software and hardware that comes preinstalled on the laptop and the Internet connection options that come with Windows.


Once you have all of the correct settings enabled, you can have your laptop connected to a wireless access point without any additional applications.


Enabling Wi-Fi with Wireless LAN Switch


Before you can connect to a wireless network or change any of your Wi-Fi settings, you must first enable the computer's Wi-Fi feature with the wireless LAN switch.


This switch is located directly below the laptop's screen and is labeled "Wireless." Once you have located the switch, slide it into the "ON" position.


Enable Wi-Fi in Vaio Smart Network


Once Wi-Fi has been enabled with the wireless LAN switch, you must enable Wi-Fi using the laptop's proprietary wireless connection software, "Vaio Smart Network."


To access this program, click the "Start" button in the computer's task bar and select the "All Programs" option.


Select the "VAIO Smart Network" option to launch the program.

Alternatively, you can click the VAIO Smart Network icon in the computer's task bar to launch the program.


This icon is in the shape of a green button with two white arrows on it.

Once in the application, click the switch to the right of the "Wi-Fi" heading to toggle it to the "ON" position.



Windows Connect to a Network



With Wi-Fi enabled, you must connect to the wireless network using the

"Connect to a Network" feature that is a part of the Windows operating system.


Click the network icon in the computer's task bar to bring up a list of the available wireless networks.


This icon is in the shape of a computer and an Ethernet cable if you not connected to a network.

If you are connected to a network, it is in the shape of signal bars.


Select the desired wireless network from the menu that appears and select the "Connect" option.

Enter the networks password if necessary and connect to the network.


Network and Sharing Center


If the wireless network that you want to connect to does not appear in the "Connect to a Network" window, you must connect to the network manually.


Click the network icon in the computer's task bar and select the "Open Network and Sharing Center" option.


Click the "Manage wireless networks" option, followed by the "Add" option.

Click the "Manually create a network profile" option and type the network's information in the spaces provided.


Place a checkmark next to the "Start this connection automatically" option and click the "Next" button to connect to the network.


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Gateway 7330gz wont connect to wireless network


To connect your computer to a wireless router, you click the Refresh network list, then Choose your wireless network and then click Connect to your secured Wireless Network, it will asks for a Network Key before allowing you to connect into your wireless network. This Network Key is either the WEP, or WPA or WPA2 Encryption key that is used to configure the Wireless Router. The Passphrase is an alternate way to setup the Encryption key.
When you are requested for a Network Key, you can just enter the Passphrase that was used to configure the Encryption key in the wireless router. http://www.fixya.com/support/r5270415-network_password_network_address For information on securing your wireless network, configuring the wireless router and configuring the wireless card in the laptop/computer, please click on this link and follow my instructions :- http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

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Can you connect to the Internet using the LAN cable?
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When you are requested for a Network Key, you can just enter the Passphrasethat was used to configure the Encryption key in the wireless router.http://www.fixya.com/support/r5270415-network_password_network_addressFor information on securing your wireless network,configuring the wireless router and configuring the wireless card in thelaptop/computer, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

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When you are requested for a Network Key, you can just enter the Passphrasethat was used to configure the Encryption key in the wireless router.http://www.fixya.com/support/r5270415-network_password_network_addressFor information on securing your wireless network,configuring the wireless router and configuring the wireless card in thelaptop/computer, please click on this link and follow my instructions :-http://www.fixya.com/support/r3559128-wireless_router_security

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Can not connect to hot spots, or wireless at college or library


If the icons indicate there is a Wireless Network Connection available but you cannot see any web pages, do the following to verify the correct, current DNS IP address is selected.
1. Right-click the network icon, and select Network and Sharing Center , select Manage network connection .
2. Right-click either the Local Area Connection or the Wireless Network Connection and select Properties .
3. On the Network Connection Properties page, highlight the Internet Protocol option, and select Properties .
4. Select the Obtain an IPv6 address automatically and Obtain DMS server address automatically options, and then click OK .
5. Returning to the Network Connection Properties page, on the Networking tab, select Configure .
If there is a Power Management tab for this device, de-select the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power option.
6. Restart the computer.

The computer retains a list of all the networks to which it has been connected, and it tries to connect to the first wireless network it discovers in the physical area. You must determine if that is the network you want and if the connection is using the current IP address and password.
1. Right-click the network icon and select the Network and Sharing Center option. The graphic display indicates if there is or is not a connection.

oIf a list of available wireless networks is displayed, highlight any active connection and then select the option to Disconnect the computer from all the networks.
2. Now that all wireless networks are disconnected, manually set up a new wireless connection.
Do not click Connect to refresh a connection. If there was a problem with that connection, just clicking Connect will refresh the same wrong information.
3. On the Network and Sharing Center window, select Connect to a network , then select Set up a connection to a network , and then Manually connect to a wireless network and click Next .
4. When prompted, enter the required network information, and then click Next .
o Network Name (SSID)
o Security type
o Encryption type
o Security key or passphrase .

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Turn on your internal wireless card?
If your wireless card is built in to your computer, there may be a switch on computer that turns the card off and on. When new from the store, these switches are often in the "off" position. They can also accidentally get switched off during use. Find the switch (often near a symbol that looks like a microphone or radio tower emitting radio signals), and turn it on. The card should now find wireless networks in the area and connect.
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Find the scrldcolville network?
If your wireless device is properly installed, your computer should automatically start scanning for networks in the area and will inform you that there are wireless networks present. If not, you can scan for networks in the area manually.
*To bring up the Wireless Network Connections menu, go to the Start Menu (in the lower left-hand corner of your screen, choose "Settings," then chose "Network Connections," and finally, choose "Wireless Network Connection." Clicking on this option in the menu should bring up a window. In the upper left hand corner of the window under the heading of "Network Tasks" there should be an option that says "Refresh Network List." Click on this option to search for wireless connections. Choose scrldcolville, hit the "Connect" button in the lower right hand corner and enter the passkey to connect.

Enter the passkey correctly?
If the passkey is entered incorrectly, the computer will appear to connect to the internet, but will not actually connect. If you think you may have entered the passkey incorrectly, disconnect from the scrldcolville network (see steps above in #5) and then reconnect. Often, as you manually reconnect to the network, the computer will remember the passkey and a small window will pop up, showing the password as a line of dots. Re-enter the passkey correctly before connecting.
(#6, cont.): Sometimes, your computer will not allow you the option of re-entering the passkey when you reconnect to the network. If this happens, bring up the Wireless Network Connections menu. Click on the "Change advanced settings" option under the "Related Tasks" heading. Another window saying "Wireless Network Connection Properties" should pop up. Click on the "Wireless Networks" tab at the top of the window. Under the "Preferred Networks" heading, there is a box that lists all wireless connections your computer has ever used. Click on the scrldcolville network to select it. Now hit the "Remove" button just below the box, then hit the "Ok" button. This will make your computer forget the scrldcolville network and the bad passkey. Bring up the Wireless Network Connections menu again and connect to scrldcolville .Be sure to enter the passkey correctly.

Allow your computer to obtain an IP address automatically?
Be sure that your computer is set to obtain IP addresses automatically and that it does not have one assigned manually. To do this, bring up the Wireless Networks Connections menu .Click on the "Properties" button. Here, you will see a list under the heading "This connection uses the following items." Scroll down the list until you see an item named "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)." Select this item and hit the "Properties" button just below the list. This will bring up a new window. In order to connect with the library's wireless device, you must have the option "Obtain an IP Address Automatically" selected (ditto for the DNS server address). If you are set with a manual IP address, you can click the button to obtain your IP address automatically (ditto for the DNS server address.) Be aware that this changes how your computer interacts with other networks. If you need a static IP address on other networks, you may have to reset your IP address again later. However, your computer cannot connect to the library's wireless network unless it obtains its IP address automatically from the library's wireless device.
Make the Windows wireless configuration your default configuration?
In many computers, Windows acts as the default wireless network configuration program. However, if you have an external wireless card, or if your computer has a secondary program enabling it to connect to the wireless network, you may discover Windows will not recognize your wireless connection program and visa versa. Sometimes, if you have a non-Windows program that runs your wireless card (for example, a Linksys driver for an external Linksys wireless card), the non-Windows program will connect to the wireless device, but Windows will not recognize that this secondary program has connected. You will need to allow Windows to control the wireless configuration in order for your computer to fully recognize the wireless connection. On way to solve this problem is to tell the secondary program to "stand down," as it were.
On some computers, an icon for your secondary wireless program will appear in the lower right-hand corner of the taskbar on your desktop. You can click on this icon to open the program options. Certain programs will give you the option to switch to Windows as the default manager of your wireless connection. This will allow you to use the Windows Wireless Network Connections menu to make changes to your wireless connection.

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How to make use of the wifi to get connected to the internet ? My sony Vaio vgn-fw21l has intergrated wirelessLAN Type802.11a/b/g/draft n


You need to have your own wireless router or basically your computer needs to see a wireless signal (any unsecured or secured network around the area). For XP computers, you can go to the control panel and look for network connection and then look for wireless network connection. Right click the wireless network connection and click on view available wireless network. If your wireless card has its own utility, you may have to use it. For VISTA, go to the control panel and click on network and sharing center, click on the manage network connections options at the left hand side and then right click the wireless network connection and click on view available wireless network. If the wireless network that you are trying to connect to is secured. You may have to enter the wireless network password for you to be able to get online.

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Verify the wireless network power switch is on. The wireless network device in the computer can be turned on and off. The network power switch is located in different places on different computers. See the User Guide for the location on your model. Most models have a blue LED c01481711.jpg that glows when the wireless network switch is on Verify the wireless network connection is enabled The connection to a wired or wireless network can be disabled or enabled. To verify the status:
  1. Right-click the Network Connection icon c00814097.gif in the system tray, and select Network and Sharing Center .
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