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Wi-Fi and Windows Vista Upgrade problems

I purchased an in-the-box laptop from someone. At first, I had an internet connection without a wireless router, then I lost it. I tried to get it back but think I inadvertantly changes some settings. I tried to fix this problem with the upgrade disk and now i have lost everything.. programs... internet desktop, etc. How can I get it back and can I get the wireless to work again or was that just a fluke?

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Re: Wi-Fi and Windows Vista Upgrade problems

Concening the wireless connection....if you dont have a router of your own then you must have been sccidently connecting to someone elses that had no security.

What exactly did you do with the upgrade disk and what disk is it?

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How can i us wlan or wifi on my desktop

Most older desktop motherboards are not set up with Wi-Fi capability, the fastest, easiest and cheapest way to add Wi-Fi to your desktop is to purchase a USB Wi-Fi adapter.

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An alternative would be to purchase a wireless NIC card to install into your Desktop PC. You would have to examine your PC to determine what form factor and technology to purchase that would be compatible with your motherboard and available expansion card slots.

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IBM ThinkPad T40 no LAN or internet connection

Fot that first you need wi fi router with intenret connection .
Then check in your laptop that your wi fi network adapter driver are installed.
Also check its wi fi switch is turn on it is on laptop.
Check your wireless in router is enabled.
also check your wi fi network adapter is enabled in your LAPTOP.

Let me know if you want to configure your router and if you need more assistanse .

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How to Connect Wi-Fi Connection

laptop user must know how to set up. to connect toWi-Fi locations. Using Windows XP in this tutorial, we'll go throughthe steps for setting up a laptop to access a Wi-Fi network. Some Wi-Ficards can be set to automatically detect and connect to Wi-Fi networks,though it is still important to know how to manually set up your Wi-Ficard to connect to a wireless network.


  • Before you attempt to use any Wi-Fi network, find out what the SSID, Channel, Mode and WEP keys are. Some Wi-Fi locations do not require a WEP key. Many Wi-Fi providers have this information on their Web site or they'll give you the information when you purchase access.
  • Ensure you have a firewall program installed and running. This will protect your data.
  • Start up your laptop and look for the Wi-Fi network icon in the bottom right of the screen.
  • Click on the Wi-Fi Connection icon on bottom right of screen and you should see a window that indicates connection, strength and duration. Click onthe Properties tab

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    This window shows the type of networking card installed. Click on the Wireless Networks tab.

    Once the Wireless Network Connection Properties window is open, you will have two options depending on how you set up your laptop. If you do not see any networks listed in Preferred or Available networks,you will have to manually add the SSID. Click on Add. You will have toenter the SSID and WEP key (if required). Click OK and you should then see the network you just added in the Available Networks box.

    If you see the correct SSID showing in the Available Networks, then youn eed to click on Configure in order to enter the WEP key if that is required.
    In this window, enter the SSID for the Wi-Fi network you want to a ccess. Make sure you do not have CAPS lock or NUM lock while entering the information. If a Network key is required, click on "DataEncryption and then enter the Network key you have been provided with.Again make sure you do not have CAPS or NUM lock on. Click OK when entered. If you have entered the key incorrectly, a message will pop up and you will need to re-enter the key.

    Next go to Start - and where it says Connect To click on that and you should see choices similar to the graphic below. Click on WirelessNetwork Connection and it should work. Potential Problems & Their Solutions:
    Thereare occasions when the connection doesn't work. In these cases check your firewall software and make sure it allows you to connect to the Wi-Fi network. To check this, disable your firewall software and check the connection again. If you can connect with the firewall programd isabled, you will need to change your firewall settings. If your firewall program is not the problem, check the SSID and WEP key information that you entered. Both of these are case sensitive. If you had obtained SSID information from the Internet, check with someone in the establishment to see if the SSID has been changed.



    on Jun 24, 2010 | PC Laptops

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    Acer aspire 4250 wireles problem (may due to adapter setting.

    Connecting your Acer laptop to your home wireless network is fairly simple.
    Before you begin you need to know the SSID broadcast name (Wi-Fi) network name and security passphrase (Wi-Fi network password).

    Move the Wi-Fi switch to the "On" position.
    Not all models have this switch.

    Open the Windows Start menu and select "Connect To."
    A list of available connections will appear.

    Select "All" from the drop-down menu to view all available networks and connections within range.

    Select the desired network and click "Connect."
    Enter the security passphrase if prompted and click "Connect" again to join the network and gain wireless Internet access. - for-acer-users
    Windows 7 Acer AspireLaptop wireless

    Wireless Internet is a convenient way to hook up multiple computers to one router without the mess of cords.

    The router or 2-in-one (router/modem combo), must be set up through your Internet Service Provider and connected with either a DSL line or Cable.

    Since most Acer laptops have built-in wireless, no additional hardware is required.
    Turn on the laptop.

    Move the switch located on the front of the laptop to the right, then let go.
    The switch will go back to its original position.

    Confirm that the wireless networking icon has appeared on the screen.

    Right-click the wireless icon in the bottom right corner.

    In Windows 7 this will resemble a small stair-step triangle; In Vista it looks like a tiny monitor.

    Click "View available wireless networks."
    It might also say "Open network and sharing center."

    Wait while the adapter finds your wireless network.
    Click to highlight the network and click the "Connect" button.

    Enter the security password that you created when setting up the router (if applicable).
    If you don't know or can't remember, log in to the gateway page specified in the user's guide.

    Locate the "Wireless security" settings page to see if security is enabled.
    If it is, type in a new key and enter the same number for the wireless network.

    Feb 19, 2014 | Acer Aspire 4520-5582 Notebook

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    Wlan card disabled

    The Dell Latitude E6400 laptop comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor for fast computing and an NVIDIA graphics card for video playback, gaming and Web browsing. The laptop has a built in Wi-Fi card, letting you connect to the Internet on-the-go. However, if you're unfamiliar with Dell or the laptop's factory installed Windows Vista operating system, you might not know how to enable to Wi-Fi.

    Slide the switch on the side of the laptop toward the front of the laptop. This switch enables Wi-Fi connectivity on the Dell Latitude E6400. When switched into the back position, the Wi-Fi is turned off. Turn on your Dell Latitude E6400 laptop and log into Windows Vista. Click on the Windows "Start" button. Click on "Wireless," located in the Start menu's "Show" list. A list of currently broadcasting wireless networks appears on screen. With your Wi-Fi enabled, you can connect to any of these available networks. Secured networks ask you for a password when you click "Connect," while unsecured networks connect automatically.

    Feb 03, 2013 | Dell Latitude E6400 Notebook

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    No data internet connection

    Connecting to the Internet without a Wi-Fi data plan isn't a difficult process even for a novice at utilizing and joining wireless networks. Whether you are looking to join a public Wi-Fi hotspot network or a neighbor's private Wi-Fi network with their permission, get your computer online and browsing the Internet without the use of your own Wi-Fi data plan, saving money in the process. Note these steps to get you connected in just a few minutes.

    Move to an area that offers free public Wi-Fi or to an area where you believe you are close enough to pick up a neighbor's Wi-Fi signal. In the latter case, check with your neighbor beforehand to ensure it is allowed that you utilize their Wi-Fi network. Using a private network without permission is illegal. Boot up your laptop. Allow Windows or the Mac operating system to load up fully on the laptop. Click on the wireless icon on your computer's desktop area. In Windows, you will find this icon on the right side of the bottom toolbar. It appears to be a computer monitor icon with small radio waves reaching out of it. Alternatively, on a Mac laptop click on the Wi-Fi icon on the top right toolbar in the desktop area. This icon will look like a set of radio waves extending upward. Look over the list that appears once you click on the wireless icon. This list will present all the wireless network options that are within the range of your laptop. Avoid any that present with a "lock" icon beside them, because these require passwords. If you are looking to join a password-protected network like one offered by a neighbor, request the password ahead of time. In the event of a public network at a local business, a password will not be required. Click on the network you intend to join. Input the appropriate password at this point, if joining a password-protected network. Also, choose the type of security encryption the private Wi-Fi network is using. Your computer will often have this auto-selected, but you may need to select either "WPA" or "WEP" security manually. Click "Enter" on your keyboard. If you do not have the necessary password or are unsure as to the security encryption type, either contact the network administer or click "Cancel" and join a public Wi-Fi network. Allow several moments for your computer to join the network. You will receive a notification on your Windows or Mac toolbar when it does. Launch your Internet browser of choice and begin utilizing the Internet without having to rely on your own Wi-Fi data plan

    Jan 30, 2013 | PC Laptops

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    I have a problem witch wi-fi. my wi-fi can'not found internet or som conetction. I need drivers for wi=fi

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    For Windows Vista :

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    Download and install the driver according to your operating system.

    Your Wi-Fi will work fine now.

    That's it.

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    I have an older computer that does not have a wireless card, but my internet is through a verizon um175 air card. i have gotten 10 different answers, and none work. 3 different answers from verizon alone...

    Yes you can. Make sure that you disable DHCP in the lan settings section in the router. Use the computer without wireless card as the server, the router will be install in this computer. i have an air card with Sprint and I'm using Encore router and my Wii, and 3 more computer can connect without any problem.

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    Wi fi connection

    Try to check on the device manager if the wireless adapter and the ethernet adapters were installed properly. If it appears with a questionmark, uninstall it and try reinstalling it without the ethernet cable connected.

    If you are using Vista system, after installing the adapters, go to the network connections and just click on tcp/ip then click on properties. Exit from the window by clicking ok until all windows will be closed for the network connections. Reboot your pc and try if you can obtain a connection.

    Feb 17, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5520-5908 Notebook

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    Unable to connect to wi-fi

    I think it is saying that the wifi "card" is set so that it is not being configured by windows.

    In XP

    Control panel > Network connections

    Under LAN or High-speed internet you will see an icon labelled wireless network connection. Right click on this and then click properties. You will see three tabs at the top
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    Click on wireless networks
    There should be a tick-box saying Use windows to configure my wireless network settings. I expect that, in your case, the box is unticked which means that the software supplied by the vendor of the wifi card is configuring the settings. I find that it is usually more reliable to let windows do it.

    So tick the box and click OK. You may then have to reboot.

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