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Wireless internet My firend has a linksys set up to cable modem. I can connect to it with my laptop but she cannot. She formatted her laptop and reinstalled Windows xp. In device manager ther is no network adapter present. Any ideas how to fix the problem so she can get online? Thank you.

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  • Ryan Harron
    Ryan Harron May 11, 2010

    Hello there. When you reinstall Windows XP, it does not include drivers for all hardware available today, this includes drivers for Sound cards, Network cards, Graphics cards and so on.

    So the thing to do here is:
    1) Find out what is the make and model of the laptop (it should say on the underside)
    2) Navigate to the manufacture's website (on another system) and download the necessary drivers and updates
    3) Copy downloaded files to USB pen or CDR
    4) Install drivers on the freshly-installed laptop.

    Please provide us with more information for a detailed answer.

    Hope this helps.

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When it says that no wireless adapter is present, that means that there is no "antenna" (so to speak) that picks up the wireless signal for the computer. If you go to websites such as best buy or circuit city, you can find many different wireless adapters that will suit your wireless network.

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To reset the Linksys back to the default settings - Press and hold the pinhole RESET button at the back of therouter with the power ON for 20 secs. then release the RESET button.
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Connect a LAN cable from the Linksys to the LAN port on your computer.
Open a browser and enter the Linksys configuration URL
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The default login = admin
The default PW = admin
You can protect your router by changing the default admin PW (write it down andput it in a safe place)
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Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
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You can still use your existing Linksys router with your cable modem. In fact the router your have is designed to work with DSL/Cable Broadband connections.

1. Make sure to properly connec the devices in your network. Modem will be connected to the Internet port of the router. Then, laptop will be connected to one of the 4 Ethernet ports of the router. For initial setup of your router with modem, you need to hardwire laptop to the router.
2. Press and hold reset at the back of the router for about 15 seconds.
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4. Power on modem and wait for the lights to be ready.
5. When modem lights are on, turn on router.
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7. Checked if you have Internet connectivity on your laptop while it is wired to the router.
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9. The default wireless network name that the Linksys router broadcasts is "linksys". Connect to it which is an unsecured wireless network.
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it might be because of interference...no issues dont worry about that...

JUst follow these steps and the issue will be resolved....

1,connect the blue cable between the computer and the router(any 1 of the 4 ports in the

router)

2,connect the other Ethernet cable between the Modem(came from ur internet people) and the

Router's Internet port(standalone port at the back of the router)

3,In the rear panel of the router u can see the reset button.with the help of the paper or

ball point pen,press it hardly and hold it for 1 minute..

4,Now turn off ur modem and the router..wait for other 1 minute..

5,turn onn only the modem first and wait till all the lights lit.now turn on the router and wait

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6,open internet Explorer and in the address bar..enter as 192.168.1.1..it will prompt for a

user name and password..leave the user name blank and the password will be admin.

7,
U can see the option WIRELESS in the black bar..click on wireless..
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anyother name.select the channel as 11 and the SSid broad cast should be Enabled.click on

save settings.it will say like "Settings are successful"click continue.

8,to set the password for ur wireless network...below wireless tab in the black bar..u will

find a blue bar which says "wireless security".click on "wireless security". Security mode

should be "WEP"..Default transmit key should be 1.wep encryption should be 64

bits..passphrase should be empty..in the key 1 box enter ur 10 digit telephone number(ur

telephone number will be ur password for the wireless connection)click save settings and

continue..

9,
now in the laptop check whether the wireless switch is turned on...u can find ur wireless

signal..while connecting it will prompt for a password.enter ur telephone number there..
u will be connected to the internet..

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