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Help I am currently connected to the internet with the wires but I'm trying to be able to make the laptop wireless. I have the Linksys modem/router but can not take the wires out to make wireless. I know this is probably not the right language in computer world but that is close as I can describe my problem.

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  • vel free Apr 02, 2008

    all connections are correct still cannot get router to work.

  • Josh Gahan
    Josh Gahan May 11, 2010

    What Operating System are you running under?

  • Josh Gahan
    Josh Gahan May 11, 2010

    Does your Laptop have a Wireless card which would enable you to access a wireless internet connection (if your unsure look for a WiFi logo on your laptop or go into the control panel then click on "network connections" and when your in here do you see "Wireless Network Connection" ? )

    secondly can your modem / router supply a wireless signal ? a big hint for this , does your modem / router have an Ariel on it?

    your modem / router is the device which you plug your cables into :) thanks

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If it is the Linksys Wireless G WRT54G, then go to this link there is simple instructions on how to setup wireless network.

But, first verify you do have a Wireless card in your laptop. by, hitting Start, Run, then type in CMD in the run box.

When the MSdos(Black window) opens type in IPCONFIG/ALL

this should show all the Network adapters on your machine including your Ethernet and any wireless if avail.

It is usually listed below your LAN/Ethernet settings. It may say something like Intel Pro/100 or 1000 Mobile connection under description. If you dont see a wireless adapter. then go out and buy a Wireless card or a USB wi-fi dongle.

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