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Wireless connection Recently we have purchased a new router in order to have wireless. I am curious as to where you turn on the wireless enabled function? My understanding is that the computer is wireless ready? Thanks - Amy

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1. Determine if your your laptop really has a wireless device? Control Panel -> Network Connections. At least two device should be listed and one of them clearly marked as Wireless.
2. The laptop will have a switch to turn the wireless interface card (WNIC) on and off. Maybe a keyboard control something line Fn+F2, Do you have any icons that look like an antenna?
3. Is wireless turned on by default at the router? Do other devices connect to your wireless router

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Randomly disconect wireless internet

There are a few things thatcan cause you to lose wireless connection with your wireless router.1. Weak signal strength,check the signal strength on your wireless card. If it is weak move thewireless router away from brick or concrete walls and if possible locatethe wireless router higher up.2. Have you secured yourwireless router from people near your from unauthorized access? i.e. change thedefault password, setup encryption use WPA2 or WPA, change the default SSID,and turn off SSID broadcast, and for added protection, enable MAC addressfiltering which allows only the MAC address/es of your wireless card/s toconnect to your wireless router.3. You could be gettinginterference from electrical sources such as air conditioners, arc welders,washing machines etc. If so, the power supply to the wireless routers andcomputers etc should be connected to a surge protection power board, betterstill connect your computer equipment to an UPS (Uninterrupted PowerSupply). 4. Check the channels ofthe wireless routers and access points in your area and change the broadcastchannel on your wireless router to an unused channel or one that is currentlyused but has the weakest signal strength. This will minimize interferencewith your wireless router from other wireless routers and accesspoints in your area.

Apr 27, 2012 | Gateway M-7315U Notebook

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My wife's son recently purchased an epc minibook computer. For the life of me I have been unable to get this machine to connect to the wireless modem we recently had installed in our home. The signal...

Some facts are needed here...

1. Does the Netbook connect to any other network without issue? Like McDonalds, Starbucks, Local Library, friends house, etc. If not then the problem is netbook related. If you can connect elsewhere, then the problem is with your wireless device or configuration.

2. Assuming you are running Windows 7... Does the wireless modem/router you are using at home have any known issues supporting Windows 7 or Vista? Look this up online with the device manufacturer.

3. Does the modem/router have the latest firmware installed? again look this up online with the manufacturer or get assistance from your service provider if under warranty.

4. Is the router configured for WEP or for WPA type wireless security? If it is configured for WEP wireless security, this can and often does affect connectivity for some devices. Always use WPA type wireless if possible. The ONLY reason to use WEP would be to support some old wireless device that does NOT support WPA. WPA is faster and more configurable and more secure.

5. Did the netbook EVER connect successfully via wireless on this network? If it did, then try deleting the wireless profile on the netbook for this connection and try reconnecting again. If it still does not work, but you can connect elsewhere without issue, then you definitely have a wireless security issue.

6. Try temporarily disabling the wireless security and connecting without security. If it still will not connect, then replace the modem/router.

Good Luck

Jul 19, 2011 | PC Laptops

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My laptop wont connect to my wireless router.

go here: Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections. Then go to Wireless Network Connection -> Right Click on it -> Enable.

Feb 16, 2010 | PC Laptops

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Need help with Wifi Connection with COMPAQ EVO N610C LAPTOP

First you will need a router which will enable you to create a wireless network for your internet connection. I recommend, if you're purchasing online, to use Tigerdirect. Then you would need a USB wireless adapter for your laptop which will enable it to communicate with the wireless router and establish an internet connection.
Below are some links for the most affordable and best rated products you need.
USB wireless adapter.
Wireless router

Oct 05, 2009 | Compaq Evo N610C Notebook

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How to make the toshiba satellite a15-129 pc notebook wireless?

The first thing that you need tohave in order to get wireless internet is a wireless networking adapter.If you own a newer laptop, this is probably inside your computer as we speak.
If you don't own a wireless carddon't panic.
You can easily purchase oneseparately. They are relatively inexpensive. The best place to purchase a wirelesscard is eBay (opens new window).
There are two important thing thingsto look for in your wireless card.
1.Make sure it is a 802.11g card. They have 802.11b, 802.11a, and several others.Having an 802.11g will enable you to connect at much faster speeds and fromfarther away.
2.Purchase a wireless card that connects in the PCMCIA slot.
The next thing you are going to wantto get is high speed internet. It is possible to have wireless internet withdial-up, but it will be so slow it simply isn't worth it.
In order to have high speedinternet, you are going to need a cableor dsl modem depending on what internet you have. This type of modemwill not be found in your laptop.
There are many different types andbrands of modems out there. I have had no problems or complaints with the Motorola Surfboard. It's easyto set up and has lasted a long time now.
Other well known modems are Linksys and Netgear.
You can get cable/dsl modems muchcheaper on eBay. But make sure that all of the equipment comes in the box.Either order one that says new or contact the seller and ask them if all of thewires and cables are included.
The next thing on how to set upwireless internet is getting a wirelessrouter (opens new window).
This is the piece of equipment thatmakes things wireless. You can have high speed internet without a router. Butto be able to connect multiple computers and have your laptop have a wirelessconnection you are going to have to purchase a router.

Fortunately, routers are gettingcheaper and cheaper by the day now.
You can certainly find a nice wireless router on eBay forunder $30.
Similar to the wireless card, makesure you get a router that is 802.11g. This will allow you to connect fasterand from farther away.
Also, try to look for a routerthat has a connection of at least 54 Mbps. Ifseveral people will be using the internet at one time you may consider gettinga router even faster then that.
Once you have all of the necessaryequipment, it's time to hook everything up.
It's hard to explain precisely howto do this because each modem and router may need to be hooked up differently.
But the main steps on how to set upwireless internet are this...
1.Hook up wherever your internet is coming from to your modem. Your internetsource will vary depending on whether you have Cable or DSL.
2.Connect your modem to your router. This is the essential part of makingwireless possible.
3. Turn on whatever computer you havethat has a wireless card and enjoy your wireless internet experience!

Sep 25, 2009 | Toshiba Satellite A15-S129 Notebook

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No connection!

disable wireless then enable it ... or reboot the computer reboot router aswell, in this order broadband modem reboot wireless router, then reboot the laptop it should pick up the router and connect... see if you can connect to the router with a wired connection from the laptop .... if you can try doing a driver update acer always putting out new drivers for the wireless cards

Jul 23, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5610-4648 Notebook

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Can't turn on wireless on computer

which toshiba satellite pro ?
is wireless on at the laptop?
sometimes a combination: Button FN & F1-F12

try to connect router via ethernetcable:
inside routerconfiguration enable wlan
sometimes routers have a switch outside to enable/disable Wlan
is there a WLAN-LED at the router?

May 05, 2009 | PC Laptops

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Can not connect to the internet

In order for you to use your built in wireless card on your Acer, you need to have a way to convert your internet connection in your home to a wireless LAN so your laptop can see it and connect to it. This is done with a wireless router. They are relatively inexpensive and simple to set up.

In order to connect at public wi fi areas such as those that are found at hotels and starbucks, then all you need to do is turn on your computer and make sure your wireless is turned on on your Acer. It should automatically alert you to any wireless signals it finds and you can connect that way.

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Mar 08, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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I would suggest that you get a Wireless Router something like a LinkSys WRT54G. There other brands and models available. With such a WiFi router, you can still connect your old PC using the LAN/Ethernet and connect your new laptop without any wires. Most (but not all) would require that you run first the CD before installing the router.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

May 05, 2008 | PC Laptops

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Wireless connection

In order for me to deal with this query for you, could you tell me what brand and model it is the Laptop?


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