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Trying to connect to the internet wirelessly

I am trying to use my wireless card built in my lapbtop. Did a complete rebuild of XP and reformatted the hard drive after which the computer does not seem to recognize that it has wireless networking capability. The LAN ethercard works but wireless does not. In fact in the network connections there is not even an option for wireless connections hence why i can't even create manually a wireless internet connection. I have used this computer before and the wireless card is built in and works fine. please help.

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Is it detecting in the device manger if it detects in the device manager it show in the network connections . i think there is a switch for wireless enable or disable on the laptop

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802.11b technology enables computers equipped with Wireless LAN cards to join a wireless network. Follow these steps to configure your PC with Windows XP to use its wireless card. You may use the links below to jump directly to a particular step in the setup process.
Verify that the Wireless hardware is working.
Verify that your Wireless card is registered with DHCP.
Configure TCP/IP to use your Wireless connection.
Configure your Wireless card to use the University Infrastructure.
Test your connection.

Verify that your Wireless card is registered with DHCP

Generally speaking, you will not need to register your card for DHCP. Instead, order for you to access the internet from your wireless card, you will first have to authenticate via a web page. This page will automatically launch if you have not authenticated. However, there may be some locations that still use the DHCP method for determining whether or not you are able to access the internet.

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Configure TCP/IP to use your Wireless connection

The TCP/IP protocol is used to connect your computer to the Internet. The ethernet install instructions should have guided you through the installation and configuration of TCP/IP for your operating system. You may wish to refer to those instructions again. Make sure you set the card up to use DHCP.

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