Question about Encore 54MBPS 802.11G WIRELESS PCI ADAPTER (ENLWIG2)
I have put a plus com wireless pci lan adapter 802.11 g/h in my pc ,when i put the arrow on it ,it says "disconnected" i have went into all sorts to try and change it to connect ,windows says it is installed ,but it says cannot find wireless adapter on the pc ,i have been trying for a week and don't know what to go in to ,to solve this ,i have not taken my netgear wireless adsl modem router off yet ,hope some one can help or i will just get a 25m cable instead ,thanks ,moira.
Open a command prompt. Do this by either clicking Start, then Run, then typing cmd and clicking OK, or find it on the Start Menu under Programs=>Accessories. It will open a black window. Leave this window open because you'll be typing a few commands into it.
The first one is devmgmt.msc. Type "devmgmt.msc" (no quotes) and press Enter. Device Manager will open. Expand Network Adapters. Do you see your adapter? Does it have a yellow exclamation point on it? If so, you either need a driver or there's some kind of resource conflice/hardware problem. If you don't see it under Network Adapters, you need to install the driver.
If the driver's installed, are you using any software to manage it? Generally, I find that using the Wireless Zero Configuration service with XP (you didn't specify the operating system. You should do that next time) works best in most situations, which isn't to say that it's not flaky. Anyway, back in the black box, type "net start wczsvc" (no quotes again; you'll get it). You should see a monitor icon with 2 green curves next to them in the taskbar, on the bottom-right of the screen. Double-click that. Do you see any wireless networks? You might get a message saying that something else is managing your adapter. Make that stop. How you do that depends on the management software you're using, but there's probably an icon by the clock that you can right-click or something and disable. Once you get that sorted, back on the Wireless Zero Configuration utility, you might have click "View Wireless Networks" and/or "Changed Advanced Settings," then go to the Wireless Networks tab and check the box that makes Windows manage that wireless device. Anything yet?
If not, remind yourself that computers are fun, and they enhance your state of Being. Feel free to swear and curse it, and even the Four, Noble Truths if you're feeling verbose (I seem to be). If none of that works, you might have to post telling what didn't work.
Or get a cable.
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Bluetooth is not WiFi, they are two seperate technologies.
you need a Wireless adapter 802.11b/g for your laptop,
you would connect the two to each other using an adhoc connection,
If you had a wireless router for your internet you could connect directly to the router, (and then you would not have to have your main computer on for you to access the internet.
BTW if your Main machine is near your phone point (for internet connection) you would not need a wireless card for your pc, as you could connect via LAN cable to the wireless router (make sure you get one with lan ports)
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