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No internet! i can no longer connect to my wireless router, i think it is searching for an adhoc network, can you help me switch it back

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Moved my compurter up stairs card stop working.trying to re-install will not let me.asking for security key/passphrase.i do not know this,how do i get it?

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I hooked up my D'link to modem and computer and connection is good. But i can't find it when i search on laptop wireless connection. I think you need i driver but i can't find one. Thank You

The Network and Sharing Center in Microsoft* Windows Vista* can be used to set up a secure wireless connection to the Internet.

Note: If an Internet connection is not automatically made by the operating system, you may need to contact your access point (AP), broadband wireless router manufacturer, or Internet Service Provider (ISP).

Set Up a Secure Wireless Connection to the Internet

These steps assume that your network adapter; AP or router; and cable, DSL or another type of modem have already been physically connected and configured. They allow you to create a new connection and configure it accordingly.

Follow these steps to set up a secure wireless connection to the Internet.

Note: If a wireless profile does not exist, you will need to create a secure wireless profile before you can set up a wireless connection to the Internet.

1. Access the Network and Sharing Center.

2. Select Set up a connection or network.

3. Click Connect to the Internet.


4. Click Next.

5. Select Wireless. At this point, if the network(s) that are listed say that the network settings do not match the network requirements, as shown in Figure 1, create a secure wireless profile and then follow the steps again.

6. Select a network and click Connect. If you are not connected to the Internet, you may need to contact your AP/router manufacturer or ISP.

Access the Network and Sharing Center

To access the Network and Sharing Center, use one of the following methods:
  • Start » Control Panel » Network and Internet » Network and Sharing Center
  • Start » Network » Network and Sharing Center
  • Right-click the network system tray icon (the icon that displays two computer monitors) » Network and Sharing Center

Jan 14, 2011 | D-Link 802.11g Wireless Router WBR-1310...



Don't have a router and want to connect the two wireless computers with each other you need to set up both computers to an adhoc mode.If using Windows XP in your desktop computer follow the steps below to configure the wireless adapter to adhoc mode.

Go to control panel> Network Connections> Right click on wireless network then hit properties> Click on Wireless network Tab and removed everything under preferred networks. Click on Add button then type on the Network name SSID "Linksys". Remove the check for "The key is provided for me automatically" then enter the network key. Make sure that you enter 10 or 26 characters on the network key box. You can only set a network in using alphanumeric characters. You can create a network key by using numbers only,letters only or combination of numbers and letters from 0-9 or A-F characters. Put a check mark on the box says "This is a computer-to -computer (adhoc) network." Hit the ok button. Under the preferred networks highlight the SSID that you have set "Linksys"then hit the advance button. Click on computer to computer [adhoc]networks only then hit close and ok all the way out.

You need to do the same thing on the laptop where you have the installed a wireless adapter. SSID and network key should be the same on your network card. It should be set to adhoc as well.

Both computers must have static IP address. For the desktop computer you can set an IP address of and the subnet mask is255.255.255.0. The laptop must have an IP address of and the subnet mask is

From the desktop computer, under network connections right click on wireless network connection then click on view available wireless network. Highlight Linksys then hit connect. Do the same thing on the laptop. Once they are both connected try to ping each other and see if you will get reply. To ping the laptop from the desktop computer,follow the steps below:

a.On WinXP/2000:
Click Start > Run. On the Open field type cmd then hit OK. On the DOS prompt type ping then hit enter.
b.On Win98/Me
Click Start > Run. On the Open field type command then hit OK. On the DOS prompt type ping then hit enter.

Do the same thing on the laptop but instead of pinging the need to ping the

If you got replies it means that you are already communicating with each other.

If you are getting a low signal you may change the channel on the adapter. Follow the steps below on how to change the settings of the adapter:
For Windows XP and 2000
Right click on my computer properties>click on hardware>device manager>under network adapters right click on wireless-G notebook adapter then select properties>click on the Advance Tab then look channel then change it to 11. You may try to use other channels like1, 6, and 9.

For Windows 98 and ME
Click start>control panel>network>look for wireless-G notebook adapter with a green icon left beside it then double click on it>click on the Advance Tab then look for channel then change it to 11. You may try to use other channels like 1, 6, and 9.

Hope this help everyone.

on Jan 26, 2010 | Network & Wireless Adapters

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Help connect to internet

Is there any other computer on line.
If laptop is the only computer then connect the laptop to the router with the cable and check if that works.
If you have other computer on line then you will need to check if your laptop is connected to the wireless network.
You will need to check the wireless settings of the router.
If your network is secured then make sure that you are typing the correct network key.
also make sure that the DHCP server is enabled on the router.
is there any computer connected to the router ?
If yes then you can open the router set up page on that computer.
Router set up page is the page where you can check all the wireless settings of the router.
Click here for step by step instructions

Apr 22, 2010 | D-Link 802.11g Wireless Router WBR-1310...

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Network is "out of range" only after securing my wireless network

reset your router
should be a reset button on the back,
hold in till the lights on the front flash then its reset open explorer browser
type in or
log in as Administrator
add new user
set password while adding new user
save your new settings(write them down too)
run your network wizard again with your new settings applied
test the internet for function

if no function then contact your ISP to assist with connection to internet

all sorted now please rate me MISTERDJ

Apr 11, 2010 | Toshiba (PA3070U-1MPC) 802.11b Wireless...

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Linksys Wireless Adapter that will not find the internet

I think you might be using the Linksys utility.
you can switch over to windows utility if it is XP or VISTA.
that will resolve the problem.
make sure that it will be connected to the network and should have proper IP address
Click Here for more info about wireless network set up

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How does the pc wireless adapter work for laptops with embarq equipment. currently using dsl with embarq.

pc wireless adapter will work then if you have also another network like wireless router or another PC or Laptop with wireless adapter, if your going to use this wireless adapter network in pc to pc is you are going to setup by adhoc to adhoc connection, itself detect for sharing a network without any router needed, but if you do such simple network connection use wireless router, its definitely work easily. Aumatomaticall detect wireless router on your wireless adapter network.. Good luck!

Jul 18, 2009 | 2wire (1000-100016-002) Wireless Adapter

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LImited or no connectivity on wireless router after reset


go to the router wireless settings and check to see if the wireless connectivity has been disabled as a part of default settings

Pls rate if this was any help

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I am no longer able to connect my wireless router...why?

Hi canuck07,

Here's how to remove the ad-hoc setting (I'm assuming you're running Windows XP):

1) Right-click on the wireless icon on your system tray (right end of taskbar) and choose "Open Network Connections,"
OR go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network Connections.
2) Right-click the wireless connection and choose Properties.
3) Select the Wireless Networks tab.
4) Under "preferred networks," select your network and click "Properties."
5) On the Association Tab, the bottom check-box corresponds to ad-hoc networks - uncheck it.

Hopefully this will make your adapter able to find your network. Please let me know if this doesn't work, or if I can be of any further assistance.

Dec 26, 2007 | Linksys (WMP54GS) 802.11g/b Wireless...

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I cannot connect my laptop computor to my main computor

Bluetooth is not WiFi,   they are two seperate technologies.


you need a Wireless adapter 802.11b/g for your laptop,

you would connect the two to each other using an adhoc connection,

If you had a wireless router for your internet you could connect directly to the router, (and then you would not have to have your main computer on for you to access the internet.

BTW if your Main machine is near your phone point (for internet connection) you would not need a wireless card for your pc, as you could connect via LAN cable to the wireless router (make sure you get one with lan ports)

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