New vista windows working with a wireless routerand a new laptop
I have a printer that is on a windowsxp and is though a wireless router and , I just got a lap top and desk top with vista windows how do I get the new desk top,and laptop hooked up so we only use one printer
No, mine is XP not vista. I had it hook up at one time but can't remember how it was done. I know I have to start at the desk top angd go from there but when I type in the printer on the lap top it will not work. HELP! Desk is an HP, printer is a Canon MP130 PRIMAX. Lap top is a Toshiba Satelite
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Thank you for using FixYa Wireless connections have a lot in common so here is a link that will give you the general configurations for a wireless Router to PC. Keep in mind that you will need to configure both the computer and the router in two separate steps. That is why it is best to use the setup disk that normally comes with a new piece of equipment and the cables.
Also keep in mind that the equipment should be matched or designed to work with the other equipment. You will have some kind of a modem either a cable modem or internal modem or external modem that the router will have to connect to.
It is best to allow your own Internet Service Provider to set up the connections. They may not be able to support the configuration if you do not purchase it from them and then you will need to do-it-yourself.
Here are the links for configuring the computer with the different operating systems
Win XP http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/wlan_client_configure.mspx?mfr=true Win Vista http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Setting-up-a-wireless-network Win7 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Setting-up-a-wireless-network
I hope this was useful and please comment if this was helpful to you.
When you look on the box that the router came in, you have to look to see what Operating Systems it is compatible with. In many cases, routers will not be compatible with vista. I have a Linksys WRT300N, and it works great with Vista.Hope this helps.
Well if you want the prints to go through the router and into the printer First, set the printer up for sharing by going to printers and faxes right clicking on the printer choose Sharing Choose share this printer and give it a name, then might have to get a wireless usb for the desktop at a local Wal-mart and the laptop should have wireless, when you get that stuff connect to the wireless network, go to start, printers and faxes, in the left side toward the top you will see a link saying add printer, let the wizard start hit next, choose the bubble beside A network printer, then hit next choose browse for printer hit next it will say searching for printer wait till a list of printers come up and choose the one you want the computers to use.
Hi,I am going crazy! Just moved house and took my Netgear Wireless router with me. However, even though the hard wired base unit works, my wireless laptop can't access the internet - even though a full stregnth signal is there when i browse for wireless connections. Using Vista Home Premium. Help appreciated!