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Internet how do i connect to wireless internet without a usb adpt like to run off of my modem at home and how do i turn on the internet switch

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The wireless switch is generally on the front edge or a side edge of your notebook. They also usually have an led that will show status. You may have to enable this through bios if the switch doesn't work.

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My wife's son recently purchased an epc minibook computer. For the life of me I have been unable to get this machine to connect to the wireless modem we recently had installed in our home. The signal...


Some facts are needed here...

1. Does the Netbook connect to any other network without issue? Like McDonalds, Starbucks, Local Library, friends house, etc. If not then the problem is netbook related. If you can connect elsewhere, then the problem is with your wireless device or configuration.

2. Assuming you are running Windows 7... Does the wireless modem/router you are using at home have any known issues supporting Windows 7 or Vista? Look this up online with the device manufacturer.

3. Does the modem/router have the latest firmware installed? again look this up online with the manufacturer or get assistance from your service provider if under warranty.

4. Is the router configured for WEP or for WPA type wireless security? If it is configured for WEP wireless security, this can and often does affect connectivity for some devices. Always use WPA type wireless if possible. The ONLY reason to use WEP would be to support some old wireless device that does NOT support WPA. WPA is faster and more configurable and more secure.

5. Did the netbook EVER connect successfully via wireless on this network? If it did, then try deleting the wireless profile on the netbook for this connection and try reconnecting again. If it still does not work, but you can connect elsewhere without issue, then you definitely have a wireless security issue.

6. Try temporarily disabling the wireless security and connecting without security. If it still will not connect, then replace the modem/router.

Good Luck

Jul 19, 2011 | PC Laptops

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How does Wireless Network work?


A wireless network is simply two or more computers linked together by invisible radio waves with the purpose of transferring data or sharing resources. The configuration is similar to cordless phones in that they can share one telephone line, which utilizes one central "base" station along with multiple handsets placed throughout the house. Wireless networking is an excellent solution because you don't have to deal with cables and it takes little effort to expand.
There are two kinds of wireless networks:
Ad-hoc mode: Each computer in the network with a wireless adapter can communicate directly with each other without the use of a router or access point. You can share files and printers with this method. However, it is more difficult to connect to networks - both wired and wireless. This mode is also known as peer-to-peer networking.
Infrastructure mode: Each computer in the network uses a router or access point to handle all data transfer and network traffic. You can easily access a wired network, whether it is a LAN or the Internet. For most home networking purposes, infrastructure mode is the best choice.
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Wireless Standards
Wireless-B (802.11b) - Operates on the 2.4GHz frequency band and can transmit data at speeds of up to 11Mbps within a range of up to 100-150 feet. Wireless range can be affected by reflective or signal-blocking obstacles, such as mirrors, walls, devices and location, whether indoors or outdoors.
Wireless-A (802.11a) - Operates at the frequency of 5GHz, which is less crowded than 2.4GHz where telephones and microwaves may cause interference. Although the speed is up to 54Mbps, the range is only up to 75 feet. Wireless-A is incompatible with both Wireless-B and G because it operates at a different frequency.
Wireless-A+G (802.11a + g) - Linksys also offers dual-band products, in which routers and adapters are compatible with both 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies. Both radio bands work simultaneously, blanketing your wireless zone and bandwidth.
Wireless-G (802.11g) - Features the same benefits as Wireless-B, but offers 5X the speed at up to 54Mbps. Wireless-G currently offers the best combination of performance and value. You can mix Wireless-B with Wireless-G equipment, but you will lose the higher performance speeds of Wireless-G.
The chart below outlines the differences and features for each wireless standard, along with the activities that are best suited for each one.
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Network Hardware
Once you've chosen the type of network (wired or wireless) for your home, here is the basic network hardware that you'll need:
Router: This is considered the heart of your network and is the device that routes all the traffic to and from the Internet to the various computers on your network. It lets you share files and printers, and provides a basic layer of security from Internet threats.

High-speed Internet Connection (either DSL or cable): You can purchase High-speed Internet service from your local telephone (for DSL) or cable company. Both types of connections are considerably faster than dial-up access. High-speed Internet is also commonly referred to as broadband.
Modem: Connects your Internet service to your computer so you can surf the Internet and access your e-mail. Depending upon what type of broadband service you have, you must purchase or rent either a DSL or cable modem. Or, you can purchase a modem from your local electronics retailer or e-retail store. Linksys offers a gateway router which is an all-in-one solution that combines the functions of a router with a cable or DSL modem so that two separate devices are not required.
Network Adapter: Allows your computers to connect to the network. If you already have a wireless or network adapter pre-installed in your computer, you may not need to purchase one. There are different types of adapters available, depending on if you have a desktop or laptop computer.
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For a Desktop Computer:
  1. A PCI Adapter - connects inside your computer, requiring you to remove the outside case.
  2. A USB Adapter - does not require you to remove the outside case since it simply plugs into a USB port on the outside of your computer.
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For a Laptop Computer:
  1. A PC (PCMCIA) Card - about the size of a credit card and simply slides into a slot on your laptop computer. This type of card is recommended when using a wireless network setup since you can walk around without having to juggle an external adapter.
  2. A USB Adapter - simply plugs into a USB port on the outside of your laptop computer.
How Routers Work ?
The Router is the central component in connecting all of your computers and network devices together, allowing them to access and share one high-speed Internet connection. It organizes all of the devices in the home network so that they can communicate with each other and share information. A Router combines the functions of a switch, which organizes and controls data flow among your computers and network devices. A switch is best for wired networks that want to share files and printers, but does not provide Internet access capability.
A Router joins two networks, your home network and the Internet, passing information from one to the other. It also determines how the information is passed in the most efficient manner. The router's two main jobs are:
  • To make sure that information doesn't travel where it's not needed.
  • To make sure that information travels to its intended destination.
da2f5a9.jpgThe Router also provides security measures to your network which prevent outside users from accessing your private data. This is important because a high-speed Internet connection is always on, which makes it more vulnerable to attacks from hackers. You may already have a basic software firewall installed on your computer, but the network can still be easily broken into.

on May 28, 2010 | PC Laptops

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I would like to know when it say laptop with built in wireless. Does that mine i already got internet service on it. Or i have to buy USB modem.


Hello Blac,

All the laptops available in market have built in wireless 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth® wireless networking. It means that you can access the internet via Wi-Fi or through Wi-Fi hotspots. In wireless connectivity you do not require the wired connection to access the internet. In home you can connect the laptop via wireless connection using the home networking router available in market. The advantage of wireless connection is that you can use the internet in your home anywhere with in 100 meters of range with proper wireless signals. You will require to get the internet connection from the ISP(Internet Service Provider).

Please visit the link provided below for Home Networking Wireless Router :

http://www.netgear.com/home/products/wirelessrouters/

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Wireless router will not work without my ethernet cable connected


you need to go into the router settings and turn the wireless on and then it will work

Jan 12, 2011 | Toshiba PC Laptops

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I got a used laptop I was told to clear it and than dowload windows xp back on it I have wireless at work but home I have dail-up and it tells me I have no modem help


Dial up connection needs a modem for the authentication with a telephone number - without modem no one can work with internet .yes if you want to use your laptop wireless you can do it but to do that you should have a DSL service with a wireless router .
this is how the connections in DSL is been done
DSL(telephone line) ->modem->wireless router->computer

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My Acer laptop wireless not working. It was


first network setup wizard then u try the internet through wireless

Nov 16, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5500 5570-2609 Laptop

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Comp will not connect to internet and tells us there is a cable not connected. It is wireless and the modem is working with all other comps in house. I have checked the modem, switched it off and...


have you installewd the drivers for the modem ? if you have go to desktop and click settings got to network settings open this up it should show any connected networks if not click new connection then go throught the proceedure you can try the first internet connection if not try the advanced option for the wireless.. make sure you installed the wireless drivers as well a it wont work without these.. Good Luck A

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Can not make wireless work on an ACER Aspire 2930Z


Not shure how to help with the modems power issue without knowing the modems name but make shure the power cord is secure may aso try "start" "Control Panel" "Network connections" right click on "Wireless Network Connections" click on "properties" then click on "Internet Protocol" then "properties" make shur the "Obtain an IP address automatically" has the dot. if it does then try to go to the modems IP address this should be on the bottom or the back of the modem and config you wirelees setup from there, GL hope this helps.

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Modem vs. Router


Oh I thought you wanted a wireless anywhere modem.
Ok
A Modem is what you need to get the internet from your internet provider. A router splits that connection from the modem so that more than 1 computer can get on.
What you need to do is get a wireless router such as the Linksys WRT54G then connect it to the modem so that it will broadcast wireless to your laptop.

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