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If the icons indicate there is a Wireless Network Connection available but you cannot see any web pages, do the following to verify the correct, current DNS IP address is selected.
1. Right-click the network icon, and select Network and Sharing Center , select Manage network connection .
2. Right-click either the Local Area Connection or the Wireless Network Connection and select Properties .
3. On the Network Connection Properties page, highlight the Internet Protocol option, and select Properties .
4. Select the Obtain an IPv6 address automatically and Obtain DMS server address automatically options, and then click OK .
5. Returning to the Network Connection Properties page, on the Networking tab, select Configure .
If there is a Power Management tab for this device, de-select the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power option.
6. Restart the computer.

The computer retains a list of all the networks to which it has been connected, and it tries to connect to the first wireless network it discovers in the physical area. You must determine if that is the network you want and if the connection is using the current IP address and password.
1. Right-click the network icon and select the Network and Sharing Center option. The graphic display indicates if there is or is not a connection.

oIf a list of available wireless networks is displayed, highlight any active connection and then select the option to Disconnect the computer from all the networks.
2. Now that all wireless networks are disconnected, manually set up a new wireless connection.
Do not click Connect to refresh a connection. If there was a problem with that connection, just clicking Connect will refresh the same wrong information.
3. On the Network and Sharing Center window, select Connect to a network , then select Set up a connection to a network , and then Manually connect to a wireless network and click Next .
4. When prompted, enter the required network information, and then click Next .
o Network Name (SSID)
o Security type
o Encryption type
o Security key or passphrase .

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I want to connect the netsurfer laptop using the internet wireless of ukzn (howard college) campus but it doesn't go through what coulf be the problem

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How to make a wi-fi connection to my sylvania net book?? when i reformat my PC the wifi connection setup is lost..plz help me

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There are some pre-paid available but I would suggest using a wireless card and "grabbing" the internet connection from available wi-fi hot-spots in your city or neighborhood.

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