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Setting up and configuring networks

I was just given a new laptop as a graduation present and I'm trying to connect it to a network I supposedly have set up on my desktop (Dell Inspiron 531S).The problem is,I don't even know if I have the network on the desktop set up right because the laptop never recognizes it or the router or anything.I might just be clueless on how to set up networks period.When I tried to set up the network on the Dell it told me "Windows detects network hardware but cannot configure it automatically" and I think I was just flat out confused from there.If it matters the Desktop is a Dell Inspiron 531S,the laptop is an Acer and the router is a Linksys BEFSR41.I'm running out of ideas here so if anyone could help me out I would REALLY appreciate it.

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The main problem on your setup is your router. This BEFSR41 doesn't have wi-fi or wireless capability. You can only go online on your laptop if you connect it hardwired to the router just like your desktop. You must purchase a wireless router if you want your laptop to work wirelessly

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I'm using windows 7 with a wireless rca by thompson dcw725 router. my desktop is wired into it, but i got a laptop that connects wireless, but has no internet access, says limited connectivity. Any ideas...


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).

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Hi i am using the pc sony vaio i have the problem on wireless adabter it was in desable mode and difficutl to active it ,while i am useing the bottom in front of pc on and off of wirless adabtor but i i on...


In Vista, you can either go to control panel, device manager and right click on it and click "eneble"
or go to control panel > network sharing and set up wireless network connection
or
go to task manager (press and hold ctrl . alt . delete for a couple of seconds), until task manager comes up. Then click on the services tab, scroll down till you see "Plug Play or Plug and Play and make sure it's running. If it's not, right click on it then click "enable"

In XP
Open Network Connections
Right-click Wireless Network Connection, and then click Properties.
On the Wireless Networks tab, do one of the following: •
To enable automatic wireless network configuration, select the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings check box. This check box is selected by default. For information about what happens when you enable automatic wireless network configuration, see Notes.
To disable automatic wireless network configuration, clear the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings check box.
To connect to an existing wireless network, do one of the following:
Access point (infrastructure)
To connect to an existing access point (infrastructure) network, under Available networks, click the network name, and then click Configure.
In Wireless Network Properties, specify the wireless network key (Wired Equivalent Privacy) settings, or, if the network key is automatically provided for you (for example, the key is stored on the wireless network adapter given to you by your administrator), select the The key is provided for me automatically check box. If you are unsure about whether a network key is needed or which settings you need to enter, contact your network administrator or the wireless network adapter manufacturer.

Important
If a network does not broadcast its network name, it will not appear under Available networks. To connect to an access point (infrastructure) network that you know is available but that does not appear under Available networks, under Preferred networks, click Add. In Wireless Network Properties, specify the network name (Service Set Identifier) and, if needed, the wireless network key settings.


Computer-to-computer (ad hoc)
To connect to an existing computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network, under Available networks, click the network name, and then click Configure.
In Wireless Network Properties, specify the wireless network key (Wired Equivalent Privacy) settings, or, if the network key is automatically provided for you (for example, the key is stored on the wireless network adapter given to you by your administrator), select the The key is provided for me automatically check box. If you are unsure about whether a network key is needed or which settings you need to enter, contact your network administrator or the wireless network adapter manufacturer.
If you want to connect to a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network and both computer-to-computer and access point (infrastructure) networks are within range of your computer, click Advanced, and then click Computer-to-computer (ad hoc) networks only.
To configure a new wireless network connection, click Add, and then do the following: •
In Wireless Network Properties, specify the network name (Service Set Identifier) and, if needed, the wireless network key settings.
If the network connection that you are configuring is to a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network, select the This is a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network; wireless access points are not used check box.
To change the order in which connection attempts to preferred networks are made, under Preferred networks, click the wireless network that you want to move to a new position on the list, and then click Move up or Move down.
To change the wireless network connection settings for a network that is listed in Preferred networks, click the wireless network for which you want to change settings, click Properties, and then change the settings as needed.
To remove a wireless network from the list of preferred networks, under Preferred networks, click the wireless network that you want to remove, and then click Remove.
To update the list of available networks that are within range of your computer, click Refresh.
To automatically connect to available networks that do not appear in the Preferred networks list, click Advanced, and then select the Automatically connect to non-preferred networks check box.
To open Network Connections, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.
When you enable automatic wireless network configuration, you can connect to an existing wireless network, change wireless network connection settings, configure a new wireless network connection, and specify preferred wireless networks. You will be notified when new wireless networks are available. After you select a wireless network, your wireless network adapter will be automatically configured to match the settings of that network, and a network connection attempt will be made.

To configure settings on the Wireless Networks tab, you must be logged on as an administrator, and you must use a wireless network adapter that supports the Wireless Zero Configuration service. If you are unsure whether your wireless network adapter supports the Wireless Zero Configuration service, contact your network administrator or the wireless network adapter manufacturer. For more information about automatic wireless network configuration, see Related Topics.
If you are using third-party wireless networking software, clear the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings check box.
If you are unable to connect to an existing wireless network and the name of the network that you want to connect to appears under the Preferred networks list, click the preferred network name, and then click Properties. In Wireless Network Properties, review the settings to ensure that they are correct. If you are unsure whether the settings are correct, contact your network administrator or the wireless network adapter manufacturer.
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Virgin has installed. D link wireless router (home address) I have 2 laptop xp window vista and pc upstair they detect the vg 50Mb broadband but can not connect ! When I go with my 2 lap top elsewhere I...


1.
Open Network Connections
2.
Right-click Wireless Network Connection, and then click Properties.
3.
On the Wireless Networks tab, do one of the following:
• To enable automatic wireless network configuration, select the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings check box. This check box is selected by default. For information about what happens when you enable automatic wireless network configuration, see Notes.
• To disable automatic wireless network configuration, clear the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings check box.
4.
To connect to an existing wireless network, do one of the following:
Access point (infrastructure)
• To connect to an existing access point (infrastructure) network, under Available networks, click the network name, and then click Configure.
In Wireless Network Properties, specify the wireless network key (Wired Equivalent Privacy) settings, or, if the network key is automatically provided for you (for example, the key is stored on the wireless network adapter given to you by your administrator), select the The key is provided for me automatically check box. If you are unsure about whether a network key is needed or which settings you need to enter, contact your network administrator or the wireless network adapter manufacturer.
Important
• If a network does not broadcast its network name, it will not appear under Available networks. To connect to an access point (infrastructure) network that you know is available but that does not appear under Available networks, under Preferred networks, click Add. In Wireless Network Properties, specify the network name (Service Set Identifier) and, if needed, the wireless network key settings.


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Hi,
As you have reset your base station, reconfigure it again after connecting it to your PC via cable. There you can configure wireless settings and WEB key encryption settings. Then delete the old connection settings present in your PC via network connections window and try connecting your PC via wifi as a new connection.
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I am trying to setup up my wireless router so it will connect with a laptop i already have two desktops connecting to the internet but the laptop will not connect


things to check:

1. is your wireless network adapter on your laptop enabled? check under network connections and check the status of the wireless adapter, enable if required. (it could be disabled or the switch (if the adapter is built in) may be off.

2. once enabled configure your network adater to receive network configuration automatically, go into the network adapter properties, go down to protocol tcp/ip, select it and then click the properties button, select the "obtain and Ip address automatically" and select " obtain DNS server ip address automatically" hit ok, and ok again,

3. does the router have any key configured. if your router was set up by someone and this person configured some basic security on your touer he/she should've given you a network key and router name, that's how you can connect wirelessly to your router. find that info and attempt to connect the router by going into your wireless networks. if the name of your router is not visible, it may still be there, so you may have to type it in.

I don't know how computer savy you are,... if you need further explanation on any of the points above.. feel free to ask... and we'll guide you further or you find out what version your router is (ex, v1, v2, v3..v9) and check the documentation for your specific router's set up and user guide from this link

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If unsure of your network key try to reconfigure your wireless network again.

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On login type Admin leave password blank. if you set up a >password or the login page use that one.
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>Scroll down and under the Passphrase type in your new network passwork or security key and confirmed it.
>Click on Save Settings
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> Once connected to your wireless network, Open an Internet browser to connect to the Internet.

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Did you input the WEP key? I will assume you are using Windows XP. So go to control panel, network connections and then go to the wireless connection and then select view wireless connections double click on the one with the highest strength, which should be your 2wire. When it asks for the network security key type in the numbers that are located on the sticker on the bottom of your router between the [########] brackets.

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Your best answer may come from your ISP. They can help you configure your modem or network to connect with their equipment. My laptop will show limited connectivity when a Network cable is plugged into it also but it isn't set up for use through my router at present.

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The network key is with the wireless router that you have. When you moved, your router reestablished itself with a new connection at a new location, and more than likely set a new key. Try reconfiguring your router with a new network key, then configure the laptop with the new key, and it should connect.

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Internet


type htttp://192.168.1.1 in your browser.
you will be asked for a username and password
enter the default given to you by your router people.
or go thro the manual for the username and pass
once on the configuration page, you should config your router as specified by your ISP.
save the configuration.
that is all you are connected to the internet, Vista will configure your lan by itself, otherwise go to network setting in control panel, and ask vista to diag the network it will configure your network setting automatically.

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