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Link to connect to wireless network does not work

When I scroll over the bars where the internet is connected it says that there are wireless networks available, I also just installed my new router, and when I click on the link to connect to a wireless network it does not do anything. It worked before and now suddenly nothing happens. Please help!

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  • amberrocha Mar 06, 2009

    Thanks. This was happening before I bought the router though. I used to always be able to connect to a wireless network. Now it says they are available but when I click the link to see which networks are available nothing happens. When I got to my Network & Sharing center it shows my router and also says there are wireless networks available but when I click to see them the same thing happens. The link to see the networks just doesn't work?

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Make sure that the router is broadcasting your network (This is the SSID). If it is you should see the name of your network (make sure you change the name from the factory default). If not you will have to log onto your router (http://192.196.0.# number is specific to your brand of router. Should be in manual.).

When you log in under admin you can go to wireless tab and look for SSID broadcast. Make sure it is set to yes. If you have a power setting, make sure it is set to 100%

If you still cant connect you will have to run the network wizard that comes with your router again. Make sure to write your network key down (some routers are case sensitive so be sure to take that into account).

If that doesn't work, check the security levels, as it might be set to a higher level that does not accept new connections.

I hope this helps, if you have any other questions just let me know.

:) Lequarius

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Try uninstalling your wireless device on your PC. Then reboot. It should automatically reinstall your wireless card after the reboot.

If you need help uninstalling it let me know.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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engo deshabilitadad wireless network and can not find the drivers windows7 teengo is a acer aspire 4520
Your Acer computer has a networking card installed so that it can connect to a wireless local area network (LAN) to share files or surf the Web.
By using a wireless network, you can bypass the need to run cables between different rooms in your office or home.
To set up a wireless LAN, you will need to change settings in the computer's operating system and use the eNet Management software that Acer provided.

Connect an Ethernet cable to the "Wide Area Network" port on the back end of your wireless router.
Attach the other end of the cable to the Ethernet port on the back end of your high-speed modem.
nsert the installation disc that came with the wireless router into your Acer computer's disc drive.
Follow the on-screen installation instructions.
Access the Acer's Start menu and open the Control Panel.
Click "Network and Sharing Center," and then choose the "Set up a new connection or network" link.
Choose "Set up a new network" and then "Next."
Enter a name for your local area network, such as "Home" or "My Network," into the "Network Name" text field.
Type a password for your network in the "Security Key" text box and click "Next."
Click "Finish." Right-click the "Acer eNet Management" icon in the Windows task bar.
Scroll to "Available WLANs" and then click the name of the network that you chose earlier.

Type in the password you chose earlier and click "OK" to connect your Acer to the Wireless LAN.
You only need to check the BIOS if you cant install the driver
Make sure you Ethernet/internet is enabled in bios restart your computer during the boot up process you will see on your screen a certain key to
press to enter set up (BIOS) press and hold that key to enter bios using arrow keys navigate to integrated peripherals look for SiS On Chip Pci Device press enter scroll to SiS 10/100m press enter make sure its
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How to connect to always automatically connect to your SSID


Ever turn on your computer and try to connect to the internet? Ever see all the many SSIDs in your neighborhood listed in your wireless radar or your "Windows Wireless Connection". Then you'd scroll down to double click on your SSID so that you can connect to the internet. Imagine doing this everytime you have to connect to the internet. Wouldn't that be annoying?

The Objective
The objective of this Tip/How-To is to have you turn on your computer and connect to the internet automatically via your SSID (Wireless Network Name). Hence, you wouldn't need to manually find your SSID everytime you need to connect to the internet.

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Pre-requisites or Must haves for this Tip to work
  1. A computer with a wireless adapter
  2. A wireless router
  3. An active internet service
  4. This tip is designed for Windows XP. I will post one up for Windows Vista and Windows 7.
  5. This tip is designed to work with Wireless Networks (SSID) that do not have any passwords or encryption.

Active Tip Dictionary (throughout this TIP)
SSID
is the technical term for your broadcasted network name. This is basically what you will see listed in your WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTIONS manager.


To make your computer connect automatically to the internet via your SSID, we will need to manually tell your computer to connect to your SSID and then we will need to save this setting so that your computer will automatically connect to your SSID everytime you turn on your computer.

Let's Begin.
Start your computer by turning it on.

Click on your Start Button.
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Move your mouse over to Control Panel and then left click on it.
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Double click on the Network Connections icon.
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Double click on Wireless Connection. Now in the picture above you see Wireless Connection 3 but on your screen you should see Wireless Connection.

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Now click on Properties.
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Click on the Wireless Networks Tab.
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Now scroll up and down under Preferred networks until you find your Wireless Network Name (SSID). For me, it's called linksys therefore I will select linksys.

Now click on Properties.
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Now click on the Connection tab.
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Under Automatic connection, click to check "Connect when this network is in range". This will tell your computer to connect automatically to your Wireless Network Name (SSID).

Click OK to save this setting.

Click OK again to get out of the Properties window.

Click OK again to get out of the Wireless Connections window.

Then click Close to close out of the Wireless Connections window.

And there you have it, you have setup to automatically connect to your Wireless Network (SSID) everytime you turn on your computer.

Now restart your computer and give it a few seconds, and voila, you are automatically connecting to your Wireless Network (SSID). Now you can surf the internet. You can set this on all your computers at home that have a wireless card.

Remember to give me a good rating and vote for me. If you require further tips and tricks, feel free to contact me through the contact box. I will post up your tip.

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If your Toshiba Satellite notebook computer is equipped with a wireless Internet card, you can connect to a Wi-Fi access point by turning on the wireless switch on the side of the laptop. However, the signal may not always be picked up by your wireless receiver; if that is the case, you will need to check your wireless-network settings and reconfigure the network connections manually.

Open the Network Settings program. Click on the Control Panel in your "Programs" bar and select "Network Settings." This will give you options for modifying how you connect to the Internet. Select "Connect to a Network" or "Show Network Status and Tasks." Both selections will show you whether you are disconnected from the wireless network. Select "Manage Network Connections." This selection is located on the left side of the window; clicking on it will show you whether you are connected to a local area connection or wireless network connection. Engage the wireless connection. Turn your wireless switch to "On," then right-click on the wireless network connection. Select "Connect/Disconnect." Wait for the IP address acquisition. It may take a few minutes for your Toshiba Satellite to pick up the signal and transmit your IP address. When this is complete, you will see the word "Connected" next to the name of your wireless connection, and a series of bars that indicate signal strength. Launch your favorite browser to access the Internet using the wireless connection.

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My computer doesnt want it connect to internet,, appear the connection icon but when the page try to open , it cant do


Please follow the steps provided below:

Q: Basic Wireless Troubleshooting
A:
Wireless Troubleshooting
The following steps will help determine if the wireless card in the system is functioning properly.
IMPORTANT:
Please go through all the troubleshooting steps. If the wireless card is functioning properly, please check the network configuration. Acer America can not assist with configuring the network.
Before you start:
  • Make sure there is a wireless router or wireless access point.
  • The wireless router/access point is plugged in.
  • Refer to the owners manual to ensure the wireless adapter is on (you can turn the wireless card on and off by pressing a clear button)
  • Contact the internet service provider to make sure ther account is active and the network is connected in a way that supports their configuration.
If the computer was working properly at an earlier time:
If the laptop was working fine, do a System Restore which rolls the system back to the last known working configuration. System Restore is located in System Tools under Accessories. Here is a link to explain the use of this feature:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306084
To find the wireless network:
1. Click on Start winxpstart%20button.jpg then click on "Control Panel."
xpmenu.jpg 2. In the Control Panel window, click on "Network and Internet Connections."

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3. In the "Network and Internet Connections" window, click on "Network Connections."

networkconnect.jpg 4. Once in Network Connections, right-click on the wireless connection then select "View available wireless networks"
5. If the wireless network is a secured network, please refer to the manual of the wireless router to make it unsecured for the purpose of testing the wireless network.
NOTE: Acer does not recommend leaving a wireless network unsecured and is not responsible for data accessed due to unsecured wireless networks.
6. If the wireless network is listed, the wireless adapter is functioning properly. If unable to connect to the wireless router, go through "Before you start" at the beginning of this article.

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How to conect to a network with 3


Hello,

1.Install your wireless network adapter in Windows XP with SP2. This process includes installing the proper drivers for your wireless network adapter so it appears as a wireless connection in Network Connections.

2.When the computer is within range of the wireless AP operating in your home or small business, Windows XP should detect it and prompt you with a Wireless networks detected message in the notification area of your taskbar.

3. Click the notification message. If you are not notified, right-click the wireless network adapter in Network Connections and click View Available Wireless Networks. In either case, you should see a dialog box with the name of the wireless connection.

4 Double-click your wireless network name. Windows XP will attempt to connect to your wireless network.

5.Because Windows XP has not been configured with the WEP encryption key for your wireless network, the connection attempt will fail and Windows XP will prompt you with a Wireless Network Connection dialog box. Type the WEP key in Network key and Confirm network key, and then click Connect.

6.If the status message for your wireless network in the Wireless Network Connection dialog box is Connected, you are done. If the status message for your wireless network in the Wireless Network Connection dialog box is Authentication did not succeed, click Change the order of preferred networks in the list of Related tasks. From the Wireless Networks tab of properties of your wireless network adapter, click the name of your wireless network in Preferred networks, and then click Properties.

7.In Network Authentication, click Open. In Data encryption, click WEP. In Network key and Confirm network key, type the WEP encryption key as configured on the wireless AP.

8.In Key index, select the key index corresponding to the encryption key memory position as configured on the wireless AP.

9.Click OK to save changes to the wireless network.

10.
Click OK to save changes to the wireless network adapter. Source(s): http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network...
or
for broad band connection
To create a broadband connection using PPPoE, use the following procedure:
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.
  2. Under Network Tasks, click Create a new connection, and then click Next.
  3. Click Connect to the Internet, and then click Next.
  4. Click Setup my connection manually, and then click Next.
  5. Click Connect using a broadband connection that requires a user name and password.
  6. In the Connection Name dialog box, type the name of the ISP. This becomes the name of the connection. Click Next.
  7. In the Internet Account Information dialog box, type the user name and password. Additional checkboxes allow you to specify whether this connection and its user name and password is available to all users (selected by default), whether this connection is your default Internet connection (selected by default), and whether to enable the Internet Connection Firewall on the connection (enabled by default). Make the appropriate selections, and then click Next.
  8. In the Completing the Connection Wizard dialog box, review the settings. If you need to modify any of them, click Back as many times as necessary. If all the settings are correct, click Finish.
  9. In the Connect dialog box, click Connect to attempt the connection
  10. or you follow the another link
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb456997.aspx
FOR WIFI
First, you should get wireless internet on your computer (thorugh a router) or get a Wi-fi USB (they're discontinued, so look hard if you want one)

Now you can either watch this video, follow this link or simply have a look at my steps:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2059775_connect-...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-jJZUtf0...

1. Click the Wii options button in the bottom left corner on your starting screen

2. Choose wii settings

3. Scroll to page 2 using the arrow on the right

4.Click internet

5.Choose connection settings

6. Click on connection 1, 2 or 3

7. Choose wireless connection

8. Click "search for an access points"

9. Click OK

10. Choose the from the connections your Wii has found (Look for your connection. You might have to provide some sort of password)

If all goes well, you'll have to click OK a couple more times, wait for it to test the connection, then the Wii will reset itself and then you'll have internet!

If you are helped you can rate on the 4 thumbs and leave a short comment,because,
this is the free side and I can get the chance, to help people like you .
Thanks for using fixya .

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I dont know how to connect to the internet


Hello,
1.Install your wireless network adapter in Windows XP with SP2. This process includes installing the proper drivers for your wireless network adapter so it appears as a wireless connection in Network Connections.

2.When the computer is within range of the wireless AP operating in your home or small business, Windows XP should detect it and prompt you with a Wireless networks detected message in the notification area of your taskbar.

3. Click the notification message. If you are not notified, right-click the wireless network adapter in Network Connections and click View Available Wireless Networks. In either case, you should see a dialog box with the name of the wireless connection.

4 Double-click your wireless network name. Windows XP will attempt to connect to your wireless network.

5.Because Windows XP has not been configured with the WEP encryption key for your wireless network, the connection attempt will fail and Windows XP will prompt you with a Wireless Network Connection dialog box. Type the WEP key in Network key and Confirm network key, and then click Connect.

6.If the status message for your wireless network in the Wireless Network Connection dialog box is Connected, you are done. If the status message for your wireless network in the Wireless Network Connection dialog box is Authentication did not succeed, click Change the order of preferred networks in the list of Related tasks. From the Wireless Networks tab of properties of your wireless network adapter, click the name of your wireless network in Preferred networks, and then click Properties.

7.In Network Authentication, click Open. In Data encryption, click WEP. In Network key and Confirm network key, type the WEP encryption key as configured on the wireless AP.

8.In Key index, select the key index corresponding to the encryption key memory position as configured on the wireless AP.

9.Click OK to save changes to the wireless network.

10.
Click OK to save changes to the wireless network adapter. Source(s): http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network...
or
for broad band connection
To create a broadband connection using PPPoE, use the following procedure:
  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.
  2. Under Network Tasks, click Create a new connection, and then click Next.
  3. Click Connect to the Internet, and then click Next.
  4. Click Setup my connection manually, and then click Next.
  5. Click Connect using a broadband connection that requires a user name and password.
  6. In the Connection Name dialog box, type the name of the ISP. This becomes the name of the connection. Click Next.
  7. In the Internet Account Information dialog box, type the user name and password. Additional checkboxes allow you to specify whether this connection and its user name and password is available to all users (selected by default), whether this connection is your default Internet connection (selected by default), and whether to enable the Internet Connection Firewall on the connection (enabled by default). Make the appropriate selections, and then click Next.
  8. In the Completing the Connection Wizard dialog box, review the settings. If you need to modify any of them, click Back as many times as necessary. If all the settings are correct, click Finish.
  9. In the Connect dialog box, click Connect to attempt the connection
  10. or you follow the another link
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb456997.aspx
FOR WIFI
First, you should get wireless internet on your computer (thorugh a router) or get a Wi-fi USB (they're discontinued, so look hard if you want one)

Now you can either watch this video, follow this link or simply have a look at my steps:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2059775_connect-...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-jJZUtf0...

1. Click the Wii options button in the bottom left corner on your starting screen

2. Choose wii settings

3. Scroll to page 2 using the arrow on the right

4.Click internet

5.Choose connection settings

6. Click on connection 1, 2 or 3

7. Choose wireless connection

8. Click "search for an access points"

9. Click OK

10. Choose the from the connections your Wii has found (Look for your connection. You might have to provide some sort of password)

If all goes well, you'll have to click OK a couple more times, wait for it to test the connection, then the Wii will reset itself and then you'll have internet!

Good luck!

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I don't know how to use wifi on my Toshiba A45 S120


Open the Network Settings program. Click on the Control Panel in your "Programs" bar and select "Network Settings." This will give you options for modifying how you connect to the Internet. Select "Connect to a Network" or "Show Network Status and Tasks." Both selections will show you whether you are disconnected from the wireless network. Select "Manage Network Connections." This selection is located on the left side of the window; clicking on it will show you whether you are connected to a local area connection or wireless network connection. Engage the wireless connection. Turn your wireless switch to "On," then right-click on the wireless network connection. Select "Connect/Disconnect." Wait for the IP address acquisition. It may take a few minutes for your Toshiba Satellite to pick up the signal and transmit your IP address. When this is complete, you will see the word "Connected" next to the name of your wireless connection, and a series of bars that indicate signal strength. Launch your favorite browser to access the Internet using the wireless connection.

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I cannot pick up a internet connection


Click on Start - Control Panel - then Network Connections - then right click on your Wireless Network connection - click on Properties.
Then in "This connection uses the following items, scroll down to Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties. Under the General Tab make sure Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are selected. Click OK.

If you do not see TCP/IP in the Wireless Network Connection then click on the install button and then install the TCP/IP driver.

IF TCP/IP is OK then before you do the following, turn off or disconnect the power to your wireless router, wait for 1 minute before connecting the power again. Wait till the LED lights indicate that it is on line again and the wireless is on then :-

Click on Start - Control Panel - then Network Connections - then right click on your Wireless Network connection - click on View Available Wireless Networks
Do you see your wireless network (ie. your wireless router)?
If so click on your wireless router and then click Connect.

You can also click on Repair to try to reconnect to your wireless router.
Let me know if it works.

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Connect it directly to the modem with the ethernet cable first...Windows will configure the Dell...then the wireless should work.

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