My daughters laptop for the last 3 days keeps saying it can not find networks. Main household computer works fine but laptop is having problems finding networks. I have turned laptop on 4 times today and it has only connected this time why?
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Re: Wireless-G router not finding networks
The ip address of your computers should be different from the others. you need to use the network wizard in order to have a network of your computer. you need to run the network wizard to all your computers
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Check the main computer you set up the network router with...you may need to go to the network status and tasks in control panel...click on this...then you will see a map of all the network devices connected...find the belkin router and click on it...in this window there should be a tab called wireless properties..click this...the wireless properties first page should have the wireless SSID name listed here...and if you click the security tab then the security type and network key are displayed here..You need to write down the SSID, security type, and network key and make sdure the toshiba laptop setting for the wireless network are exactly the same. There may be a link on the first page of the wireless securities saying copy to usb drive..you can use this to copy all network settings to and then transfer these settings in to the toshiba by using the network setup wizard.
first, your router wont look for your laptop. your laptop has to find your router. make sure your wireless card is activated on your laptop. right click on the icon where it says network cable unplugged. it should then say "view available networks". click on that and look for your network. if you need further guidance, write me back and tell me what brand of laptop you have. also, for the second tower, if you are trying to go wireless with it, then you need a wireless adapter.
Look underneath the bottom of the laptop. HP is known for putting the wireless toggle switch under the laptop, to keep it out of the way. But that also keeps people from finding the switch to wireless, from wired.
I'd bet your laptop works if plugged into the network with an RJ45 cable.
It is possible that the router has a wireless security enabled into it. The laptop needs the security key for it to connect to the wireless network. You can check the security enabled in your router from your router's User Interface page.
To access your router's page; launch IE from a computer that is working through the router. Then on the address field, type 192.168.1.1. It will open a window asking for a username and password. The default password to get into the router's page is admin.
Then, once you're in the router's User Interface, the main page that will open is the SETUP, beside it is WIRELESS tab. Click on it, then verify the wireless network name or SSID. Whatever name configured on it, is the name the laptop should connect to.
Then, there is a subtab under the main tab WIRELESS. The sub-tab is called, Wireless Security. Click on Wireless Security tab and then look for the netwok key enabled. Take note of the key which your laptop will be neeeding.
If the wireless light does not come on at all, on the working computer, type (gateway.2wire.net) in internet explorer, on the top, click on "Home Network". on the right under "Status at a Glance", make sure the "Disable" button is showing besides "Wireless", but dont click it. But If yours says "Enable", click on it.
If that does not work, make sure that you are connecting to the right network. the name will be shown in the same section as above. The password is on the bottom of the modem/router on the sticker.