I'm trying to connect to the internet on my laptop. It's a Gateway 7415GX and it's supposed to have a 802.11g network adapter in it. I've done everything I can to set up a wireless network but I get the message "Te radio on your 802.11 network adapter is still disabled. Use the hardware radio control switch to enable it" We have a 2Wire wireless modem through SBC. Our other laptop works just fine with it. If I plug the Gateway in with the cord, it has internet access. This is driving me insane! I've looked all over and I can't find any switch anywhere on the computer! The only switch on the bottom releases the battery!
Try FN+F2 to toggle the wireless radio on / off. Also check to make sure that driver has the radio enabled. (right click on the network adpter select properties. Click on the advanced tab. verify that radio on/off is set to on.
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First of all, you need to check if the laptop is correctly connectedto the router. try the following steps to see if you are effectively connected to the router :
1. Open the command prompt on your desktop computer (Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Command prompt OR Windows Key+R -> type cmd). 2. Type ipconfig /all and then note down the value given for Default Gateway 3. Repeat the first two steps on the laptop and compare the values of Default Gateway.
If the values are different, then it means the laptop is not correctly connected to the router. You will have to delete the Wireless network configuration (In the Network and Sharing Center, you will find it in "Manage Wireless Networks").Then start the wizard for connecting to a wireless network. Be sure that you enter the network security key correctly.
If the default gateway values are correct, check the firewall/antivirus settings on your laptop. If you cannot or don't know where to look, deactivate them completely and try again. You may also need to check the parental control settings and your web browser settings (notably if it is in offline mode).
Last but not least, on the laptop, delete all broadband connections and/or dial-up connections that are present (in the Network and Sharing Center, go to "Change adapter settings" to find any broadband or dial-up connections).
It is about sharing the ADSL connection from PC1 (Server) with PC2 (Client). Assume that the connection to the Internet configured correctly in the PC1.
* ) Hardware Requirements
A PC running Windows XP and equipped with a network card (Server). Internet access. A second PC with a network adapter (client PC). RJ45 crossover cable *)Configuring Server Side 1. Assign an IP address Click on Start / Control Panel / Network Connections and Internet
Double click the Network Connections icon get a new window
Click on the icon Local Area Connection with the right button your mouse and select Properties. A new window appears
Double click on Internet Protocol (TCP / IP) a new window appears
2. Share the connection. Back in the Control Panel and select Connections. Then in the window that opens right click your Remote Access (for example ADSL) and select Properties option.
A new window appears:
Select the Advanced tab under Connection Sharing Internet check Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection and the Establish a connection box Dial whenever computer attempts to connect to internet and confirm by clicking OK. A new window will open:
Use an Ethernet cable to make a "wired" connection from the network-port on your laptop to one of the LAN ports on your wireless router. Then, "login" to the router, and run the "Wireless Network Setup Wizard", to set:
* SSID ("network name")
* encryption-level ('WPA' or better, please)
* password for your network
With those settings, your wireless-adapter should be able to connect.
Is it a wireless router? Do you have a wireless adapter on your laptop? If you don't have a wireless adapter on your laptop you need to install one. If you do have one you need to make sure it is turned on and enabled. You can do this by checking your device manager and making sure that your drivers are installed. Go into your network connections and make sure it is connecting. Also some of these wireless adapters need to be turned on in CMOS if it does not have a switch. About your router if it is not a wireless router, you'll need to get one to connect to it or talk to Comcast and see if they can switch out the one you have for a wireless one. Good Luck and let me know how it goes.
You have probably not installed the drivers required for the wireless adapter. Go to Dell website and search for your model's drivers. Look for wireless adapter drivers.
Please also check that your wireless adapter is on. Some laptops have a switch on the front side of the laptop to turn the wireless on or off. On other laptops is the combination of the Fn key and one of the F1-12 keys.
1. Try to determine whether you can connect to the Internet
Start -> Control Panel -> Network and Internet Connection -> Network Connections -> Right Click Local Area Connection ->Properties -> Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) -> Use the following IP Address, IP Address: 192.168.0.2, SubnetMask:255.255.255.0, Gateway: 192.168.0.1 2. Reset modem and rebooted the computer 3. Check cables if they are properly installed unplug and replug 4. If issue where not resolve contact your ISP service to check if it's the connection or hardware issue " ISP service has a tool that can run a line test determining where the broken connection is."
if ur sure that that it is the fn and f2 that u have to press simultaneously to turn on wireless capabilty. Make sure u press it long enough Right click on wireless network connection item in ur system bar and goto view available wireless connection and check what message is displayed there If it still says that " No wireless network were found , make sure wireless switch is on " Contact COMPAQ
........... If ur not sure whether it FN F2 , then try to FN & F5 or FN & F2
It sounds like the router address is wrong or you are not connected to the network.. Guessing you are using Windows XP or Vista. Go to the DOS prompt (http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chdos.htm) then type ipconfig. This will bring up details on your network (see example below).
You should see default gateway address which is the address of your router ie 192.168.2.1 in your example. If this is not shown you have not connected to your router properly. If it shows a different address use the address shown to try and access your router. HTH
It's not a physical switch, and they really should put more thought into the error messages they write.
To "flip" the "switch" you hold down your function key and hit F2 (you'll notice a little symbol on the F2 button - that's the "radio switch"). After that, just right click on your wireless connection and choose repair.