The internet will not work on my laptop, i have found a wireless connection and the signal is very strong but eveytime i try to connect to the internet it keeps saying "cannot find server" please can you help me resolve this problem...
I also have the same problem and it has nothing to do with the dial up connection or security settings. I believe it may be that the cardbus port on these old c600s is a 16 bit setup but all the new cards are 32 bit. Any thoughts?
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Maybe the wireless card in the laptop is no good or not strong enough to receive a good strong signal. Try sitting close to the wireless router and see if it loses connection. Does it connect at all and let you on the internet before it loses the signal? If it does not connect at all I'd say you might have an issue with the password or the type of wireless security protocol type you selected to connect with. For example there are different types of wifi security protocol types: (Ex. wep, wpa, wpa2) .
Though you are getting strong signals from the router, the router itself may not be connected to the Internet. The owner may leave the router on but power off the modem. It is possible that they may use the router for thier own private network with no connection to the Internet. When you connect to the router, check your network and sharing center to see if you see an X marked on the connection between the router and the Internet. If you do, the router is not connected to the modem.
Check for the wireless security settings in your modem.. and check if your airport is connected properly, if it is connected properly, then you would get a valid ipaddress, try resetting the modem and reconfigure your wired and wireless settings, if possible , try to upgrade the latest firmware for your modem and then reconfig it..
Are you attempting to access your own wireless router? Do you know how to access your wireless router configuration? Does your wireless router support wired connections? If so, does your computer work on the on the wired connection? What is the manufacturer and model of the wireless router, laptop computer and if a separate accessory the wireless network card?
It may be just a problem of the signal bouncing around and your laptop is struggling at times to find the signal.
Some earlier laptops don't have a wireless booster built in the screen.
Go to your laptops' web site and see if there are any updated drivers for your wireless card.
If still unhappy with results purchase a USB wireless dongle and dissable wireless card, it may have a better reception area, or purchase a signal booster that works in conjunction with your wireless router.