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My laptop connects to other wifi signal? how will I prevent it from connecting to other wifi?

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  • Sarah B. Oct 07, 2009

    I already did that but still there's a time it connects to other network automatically. I already uncheck the "connect when the network is in range" but still it connects to other wifi?

  • Sarah B. Oct 07, 2009

    wireless configuration? What kind of configuration should i do? I heard about the frequency tuner? what channel should i set it up?

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Hi, in windows XP you can assign in what order will the laptop connect to the networks. When you are wiewing the available networks, you can change the preffered network ( my windows is not english, bare with me ). It is the text with the yellow star. There you assign your own network and the laptop connects to it everytime.

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The wireless card in the laptop sees all wifi signals and you can elect to connect to them or not if they are unprotected and if the signal strength is strong enough.
You can connect to any unprotected/unsecured or public wifi sources just like tuning in on a radio station.
Some wireless cards can be configured with a profile that has your wireless router configuration and automatically locks onto your wireless router when you bootup.

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You can specify in connection settings which wifi connection you want it to automaticly use. you can also remove unwanted connections from list of available connections.

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Troubleshooting Laptop WiFi Connectivity Issues


Most laptop manufacturers provide an external switch to switch on/off the WiFi functionality. As a result, the first problem most new laptop owners encounter with trying to connect to a wireless network is that their WiFi has inadvertently been switched off. So, if you have a WiFi connectivity issue, the first thing to make sure of is that your laptop's WiFi external switch is on.

The next most common problem when it comes to WiFi connectivity issues is that the signal strength is too weak to hold a connection. This can be extremely confusing if the network is working fine for a person sitting at the next table. This could be due to several reasons. This person's laptop might have a more sensitive WiFi receiver, be set in just the right location where the signal strength is maximum, or even be accessing a different WiFi network other than the one you are trying to connect to. When you're troubleshooting a wireless connection, make sure to get as close to the router as you can, certainly in the same room if it's in your own home, so you can eliminate signal strength as a possible issue.

In order to prevent every stranger who walks by from accessing any network with WiFi capability, there are a number of security options that can be set on WiFi routers. The most common of these is simply enabling password protection, so that any laptop trying to connect to the network will have to provide a password for the initial connection (after that the operating system remembers the password). In order that you be able to connect to a WiFi network, you will have to set up your laptop's WiFi connection with the correct key. First, try the key printed on the router label, but if a custom password was created when the network was set up, you'll either have to find the piece of paper where it was written or chase the person who set up the network. If the password absolutely can't be recovered, search the Internet for how to reset the router (varies with brand), create a new password and enter it on all the computers that use the connection.

In some cases, it's easy to reset the password or turn the security on and off by connecting directly to the router with an Ethernet cable and typing the fixed IP address for the router into your browser.

Connecting directly by cable to the router is an important troubleshooting step for wireless connectivity even if you don't have a password problem. If you can't connect to the Internet even after plugging directly into the router, neither the wireless adapter in your laptop nor the wireless transceiver in the router are at fault.

If you plug directly into the router via the Ethernet cable and you gain access to the Internet, you can continue troubleshooting wireless issues. Check Device Manager to see if it's complaining about the network hardware. If not, and you still can't gain access at this point, the problem is either with the high speed modem and ISP, or a networking software issue within the operating system.

High speed modems, often called routers if they include a built-in router, are equipped with a series of status LEDs that can be used to diagnose many connectivity problems. Whether you have a cable modem connecting to the cable company, DSL via the phone company or one of the more esoteric high speed modems, they should always include an LED that tells you if the connection between the modem and the Internet has been established. If this link light is out, or has changed colors, say from the familiar green to an ominous red, power down the modem and turn it back on again. This hard reset will usually fix dropped connection problems caused by storms, power surges or signal interruptions, providing the modem hasn't been damaged. A modem/router will also include a status LED to show whether an Ethernet cable connection to your laptop is good, and your laptop will have a little status/activity LED for the network connection as well. While color coding isn't universal, solid green usually indicates a good connection, and blinking green or orange usually indicates activity. Some modems include an LED to tell you if the DSL or cable link to the ISP is good even when the Internet isn't functioning.

Operating system issues affecting connectivity can include firewall (security software) settings that prevent your computer from establishing communications with the Internet Service Provider (ISP), or the failure to install the software that ISP requires. Unfortunately, there are also more complicated problems that will require drawn out conversations with the ISP's technical support department to troubleshoot.

If you're adventurous, or desperate, you'll find all sorts of third party software online that will reset the Windows stack or change registry settings back to defaults, but you're better off trying the tech support route first if a software glitch is at the bottom of your problems.

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My kids are always turning on "airplane mode" which shuts down the WiFi. Be sure the tablet isn't in airplane mode (you'll see an airplane icon) in the settings. (It's also an option at shut-down.) Being in airplane mode would prevent the Nabi from "seeing" the WiFi devices.

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My wifi detect an available on secured connection but when i connect it they tell me can not connect


A secured WiFi connection has been setup to prevent unauthorized access. To connect to a secured WiFi connection you need to get permission from the person that has this secured WiFi connection and get them to give you the encryption key (password).

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Android 2.2 has wifi problems. But you can do radio site survey and connect hotspot to see what went wrong? you may have signal interference from refrigerator or other sources. Or moving objects reflecting wifi signals. Most wifi/g/n chipsets use ofdm mode which has more signal problems than the /b DSSS mode. We are recommending older laptops to use /b wifi cards.

Apr 07, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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I purchased this tablet a couple of months ago specifically to take camping with me... However I have been at 2 campgrounds with wifi and am not able to connect ... we had a laptop with us and that...


Do you see the networks on you tablet? Ask at the campground where the wifi antennas are and go close. Somewhere in the settings for wifi you should be able to activate wifi if it isnt and then select wifi connection. They might have a login.
Good Luck.
Sorry im not that good with Android.

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When you are using wifi to prevent connecting to gprs/edge there is a few precaution to take.

First save the wifi network settings of the wifi signal you  are connecting to.
Then go to menu select internet, Choose Internet profiles,and select the wifi profile.

After doing this only go to wifi and connect it to the wifi network

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I have a new laptop with wireless at home. How do I set up the wireless connection from my zonet router? Victor


By default, wireless routers always broadcast wifi signal. The only thing you need to do is to enable the wifi radio receiver of your laptop. To do it, make sure that you have the wifi LED lit in your laptop which means that your wifi receiver is ON. Now, you need to connect your modem to your router so that your router will then broadcast internet signal. Then you are good to go. Your laptop should get connected automatically and receive internet signal.

If you want to configure your router, visit http://192.168.1.1 when you are connected to the network so that you can change some of your router's behavior.

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My toshiba satellite x205-s9349 cannot connect to internet


Despite wireless connections being susceptible to EMI, bluetooth signals do not tend cause the kind of interference that would prevent you from picking up a wifi signal. You say the wifi switch is on, but the bulb is red. (It is supposed to be red, that indicates its powered on). The things to check are to see if you are detecting the wireless signal, are you inputting the proper protocols for any known established wireless Security (WEP/WPA). Are you using a wired connection to get on the internet or another computer/location?

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You need to set up a wireless connection "profile", which can be selected from your wifi software icon in the bottom right corner of menu bar. Be sure to select the proper encryption method (WEP 64, WEP 128, WAP, etc.) and then enter your encryption key and save the profile before it will connect. All these details are determined by the ISP, in this case, Orange. This information must be obtained from Oranage and entered precisely, because it is all designed to prevent other people (neighbors near you) from using your wifi connection. Also, you must make sure you are not working near large metal obstacles (refrigerators, metal building panels, thick concrete reinforced with metal) or radiation devices (radio transmitters, microwave ovens). Also, large volumes of water can disturbs/prevent wifi access). Even a glass of coke, placed adjacent to the laptop's antenna, will severely impair wifi access (or totally prevent wifi access if the glass is in a direct line between your laptop and the wifi base station). Thick glass windows or sliding doors are also a known wifi inhibitor. Locate your laptop where there are no such materials or devices between you and the base station.

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