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First go to start>Control Panel>Network connections. Right click on the wireless network and choose properties. When the window opens up click on wireless network tab and make sure there is a check mark next to allow windows to configure this connection. Now restart the pc. When windows starts up look in the lower right hand corner next to your time and find the wireless connection (you can find it by hovering your mouse over each of the icons). Right click on the wireless connection and choose "view availble wireless networks". At this point keep a couple of things in mind...A: If this is a laptop then does it have an integrated wireless on the motherboard? If so, then It probably is already using Windows wireless zero to configure the connection. And...B: Is the adapter turned on on the laptop. Finally...C: Has the wireless adapter been disabled. A and C can be answered easily when you went to network connections..If there was a red x over the connection icon then it is disabled. And if windows was already checked to configure the connection then it is probably on check to see if the wireless light is on for the laptop. Now if you can't see the SSID or (Wireless network name aka: Service Set Identifier) then Click the "Refreash wireless network" link on the left. If windows still can't find the network. Do a hard reset to the router by pushing in the button on the back of the router and holding it in for 30 seconds. then power off the pc, router, and modem wait 30 seconds then power on the modem first the router second and the pc third (in that order waiting for the lights to stabilize on each before bringing up the other. Now run the routers set up wizard and DO NOT ENABLE WIRELESS SECURITY yet. Wait until you can get a connection. Now try and get the wireless connection. Go to view availible wireless networks and it should pop up in the list.

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

Would like to know wat kind of OS is insatlled Windows XP, OR vista,and would like to know wat kind of router and wirless card you have .

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

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More details would help, Windows XP, vista, etc. What is the wireless card brand? try double clicking on your wireless icon on the right side of your task bar and see if it can see your wireless router/access point, and try to reconnect that way. Some wireless adapters are set to use their own connection management software, like DLink, while others use windows.

Posted on Apr 24, 2008

You can see if the wireless driver is installed. go to control panel, system, hardware, devices. gime more details about your problem please!

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Right click your wireless icon then click repair,,,,if that doesnt work go to network connections ,highlight the wireless connection then in the left pane click repair.You can also check by going to control panel then under administrative tools then click services and see if your wireless connection is set to automatic and started.

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Configure Wireless Zero Configuration to connect to wireless network on your wireless XP computer.

Below mentioned steps will help enable Wireless Zero Configuration on your XP computer and achieve wireless connectivity. These steps applies to your XP wireless computer (Desktops and laptops) with external or built in wireless cards.


Please perform the following steps on your wireless computer to enable WZC (Wireless Zero Configuration):

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Now please perform the following instructions to connect to the wireless network:

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Windows XP has built in wireless utility which can be used to connect to the wireless network. Though, you can still use the wireless utility software that came with the wireless adapter. Please perform the following steps on your XP wireless computer to enable WZC (Wireless Zero Configuration):

1. Right click on My Computer icon and go to Manage.
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