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I installed a new windows xp and formatted the laptop but now im not getting the wireless network option at the bottom left how i fix it?

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How do you set up the wireless


If you are trying to connect to the wireless network, then first you should know all the wireless settings of the router ( SSID , Security key or password).

If you don't the wireless settings of the router , then you will need to access the router set up interface.
On the set up page of the router you will be able to find the wireless settings of the router.
Once you have the wireless settings of the router then you just need to connect to the wireless network on your computer.

For Windows XP -

In case of windows XP computer you will find the wireless network connection Icon In the bottom right hand corner. right click on it and go to the option " View available networks ". You will be able to see your wireless network. If you do not seethe icon there , then try START ==> Control panel==> network connection. You will find the wireless network connection option.right click and go to " View available networks ".

If you get the message " Windows can not configure this wireless network " , then there is another software utility on your computer which is managing your wireless network. You will need to use that utility to connect to the wireless network. Suppose you have Linksys adapter on your computer , then there must be Linksys utility on your computer which can connect you to the wireless network. if you are not able to connect using that utility then you can switch over to the Windows Utility.

If you get the message " NO wireless networks are found in the range " , Make sure that the wireless switch on your laptop is turned ON. On the laptops there might be a wireless Switch that you will need to turn on. On Some laptops the wireless switch may be the combination of Fn + F2 Or Fn + F5 Or may be different than that. Once you turn on the wireless switch you will be able to connect to the network.

If you seethe wireless network and you tried to connect to the wireless network , some times you will get the message " Waiting for the network to be ready ". That means you might have tried to connect to this network before with different wireless settings . In this case you will need to remove the network from the preferred networks and try to connect again.

WINDOWS VISTA/ Windows 7

In case of windows You will find 2 computer icon in the bottom right hand corner.Right click on it and go to the option " Network and Sharing center ". Once you open the network and sharing center you will find the option " connect to the network " in the top left hand side. Click On connect to the network and you will see the wireless network that you want to connect. If it secured network then type the network key or passphrase and you will be able to connect.
If you get the message " additional log on information required " then you will need to add the wireless network manually.
If you get the message " settings saved on this computer do not match ..." then you will need to remove the network from the preferred network list. Try to connect again.
If you get the message " Press the configuration button ..." , On the same window at the bottom you will find the option " I want to enter the key manually " or " I don't want to configure the network ..." Click On it and it will ask you for the key.
If you see " Enter PIN number " , then at the bottom you will find the option " I want to enter the key manually " or " I don't want to configure the network ..." Click On it and it will ask you for the key.

For MAC OS

In case of MAC OS, you will find the AIRPORT icon the right hand top corner. If you click On it, it will try to connect to the wireless network. If you network is secured then it will ask you for the wireless network key or password. type the key and it will connect you to the network.
If you get the message " error joining the network " and if the wireless security type is WEP, then try to connect to the wireless network again. It will ask you for the network key / password again. Now this time enter $ sign before entering the network key . It will connect you.
Click Here for more info

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Wireless connection for Win 7


If you are trying to connect to the wireless network, then first you should know all the wireless settings of the router ( SSID , Security key or password).

If you don't the wireless settings of the router , then you will need to access the router set up interface.
On the set up page of the router you will be able to find the wireless settings of the router.
Once you have the wireless settings of the router then you just need to connect to the wireless network on your computer.

For Windows XP -

In case of windows XP computer you will find the wireless network connection Icon In the bottom right hand corner. right click on it and go to the option " View available networks ". You will be able to see your wireless network. If you do not seethe icon there , then try START ==> Control panel==> network connection. You will find the wireless network connection option.right click and go to " View available networks ".

If you get the message " Windows can not configure this wireless network " , then there is another software utility on your computer which is managing your wireless network. You will need to use that utility to connect to the wireless network. Suppose you have Linksys adapter on your computer , then there must be Linksys utility on your computer which can connect you to the wireless network. if you are not able to connect using that utility then you can switch over to the Windows Utility.

If you get the message " NO wireless networks are found in the range " , Make sure that the wireless switch on your laptop is turned ON. On the laptops there might be a wireless Switch that you will need to turn on. On Some laptops the wireless switch may be the combination of Fn + F2 Or Fn + F5 Or may be different than that. Once you turn on the wireless switch you will be able to connect to the network.

If you seethe wireless network and you tried to connect to the wireless network , some times you will get the message " Waiting for the network to be ready ". That means you might have tried to connect to this network before with different wireless settings . In this case you will need to remove the network from the preferred networks and try to connect again.

WINDOWS VISTA/ Windows 7

In case of windows You will find 2 computer icon in the bottom right hand corner.Right click on it and go to the option " Network and Sharing center ". Once you open the network and sharing center you will find the option " connect to the network " in the top left hand side. Click On connect to the network and you will see the wireless network that you want to connect. If it secured network then type the network key or passphrase and you will be able to connect.
If you get the message " additional log on information required " then you will need to add the wireless network manually.
If you get the message " settings saved on this computer do not match ..." then you will need to remove the network from the preferred network list. Try to connect again.
If you get the message " Press the configuration button ..." , On the same window at the bottom you will find the option " I want to enter the key manually " or " I don't want to configure the network ..." Click On it and it will ask you for the key.
If you see " Enter PIN number " , then at the bottom you will find the option " I want to enter the key manually " or " I don't want to configure the network ..." Click On it and it will ask you for the key.

For MAC OS

In case of MAC OS, you will find the AIRPORT icon the right hand top corner. If you click On it, it will try to connect to the wireless network. If you network is secured then it will ask you for the wireless network key or password. type the key and it will connect you to the network.
If you get the message " error joining the network " and if the wireless security type is WEP, then try to connect to the wireless network again. It will ask you for the network key / password again. Now this time enter $ sign before entering the network key . It will connect you.
Click Here for more info

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Windows was unable to find certificate to log on to the network


This type of error message appear when we are trying to connect to the wireless network.
For Windows(xp) perform the following steps:-
a)click on start menu and then go to control panel and then open network connections from there.
b)Under network connections an option for wireless connection exist , right click on that option and then click on properties.
c)Under wireless network connection properties there are three tabs general , wireless network and advanced.
d)Left click on wireless network tab and check the box which says use windows to configure my wireless setting's and click OK at the bottom.
e)Then , Right click again on wireless network connection and click properties and then again click on wireless network tab.
f)At the bottom of the wireless network tab you will have preferred networks and in that small box yo will have list of networks and therefore delete all of them from there including the one you are trying to connect to.
g)On the right hand side of preferred networks you will have ADD click on that option and enter the details of your network manually.
SSID(name of the network)
Network Authentication:-Open if the security is WEP else WPA-Personal.
Encryption:-WEP for wep security TKIP/AES for WPA-PSK.
Network key/Confirm network key:-is the wep key or wpa-psk password.
Untick the box at the bottom that says the key is provided to me automatically.
Click OK at the bottom and close the properties window.
h)Then , Right click again on wireless network connection and then left click on view available wireless network.
i)List of available networks will be there , select the network you use and try connecting to it , it will get connected automatically.

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My wireless adapter does not detect any reception from the router. i have another laptop at home that could easily detect reception from the router. what should i do?


since the laptop is connecting to the router and is having the internet access as well then clearly the problem is with the adapter or with the pc using the adapter.

Following steps can be considered :-
1)If the PC is using OS as windows XP then , click on start menu and then go to control panel and then open network connections from there.
2)Under network connections an option for wireless connection exist , right click on that option and then click on properties.
3)Under wireless network connection properties there are three tabs general , wireless network and advanced.
4)Left click on wireless network tab and check the box which says use windows to configure my wireless setting's and click OK at the bottom.
5)Then , Right click again on wireless network connection and then left click on view available wireless network.
6)List of available networks will be there , select the network you use and try connecting to it , if it gets connected then the internet access will be there.

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Please help me get my wireless settings


Hi,

If you have windows XP on the laptop then perform the steps below:

1. Right click on My Computer icon and go to Manage.
2. Go to Services then go to Service and Applications.
3. Double click on Wireless Zero Configuration.
4. Change the Start Up Type to Automatic and click on Apply.
5. Click on Start and press OK to close the window.
6. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
7. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
8. Go to the 'Wireless Networks' tab.
9. Check the option 'Use Windows to Configure this Wireless Connection' and click 'OK'.

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

1. Go to 'Control Panel', Click on Classic View in the left hand side menu and then open 'Network Connections'.
2. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'Properties'.
3. Click on the 'wireless network' tab.
4. In the preferred network box, Select all SSID and remove the name from the list. Once the list is empty, Click OK.
5. Right-click on the wireless Network Connection icon and select 'View Available Networks'.
6. Look for the SSID (aka Network Name) of the Wireless router or access point.
4. Highlight the SSID from the list that you want to connect to.
5. Type the security Key here and click on the 'Connect' button.
6. You should have successfully established a wireless network connection.

For Vista on the laptop:

1. Click START, Click Control Panel then click classic view in left hand side menu.
2. In the main screen, open up NETWORK AND SHARING CENTER.
3. In the left hand side menu open up MANAGE WIRELESS NETWORKS.
4. If you see any name in the list, please select the name and click remove.
5. Once the list is empty, click on ADD, select the first option, ADD A NETWORK THAT IS IN RANGE OF THE COMPUTER.
6. Click on your network name SSID and click on connect. If you have a Password setup on the router enter the security key.
7. This should setup the wireless network.


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Not getting internet access or wireless access


it is a good possibility that you have the wrong drivers, get the specs on the hardware and re install

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SCARY!! BLUE SCREEN AND RESTARTING LAPTOP,


hi there, may be a ram problem. take it back to the shop.

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How can I install a wireless usb adapter WG1111....


First put in the cd that came with the wireless USB adapter. Close the auto setup page(we will use windows wireless network manager which works better with windows firewall . Plug in the wireless adapter and the laptop will automatically install the driver. If for some strange reason it asks you to install new found hardware, follow the promts and install manually and select cd and the directory the WG1111 drivers are located. Press ok and wait for install. Restart the computer.

After restart the computer will come up with a caption New Wireless Networks found. Double click on the wireless Icon in the bottom left hand corner. It will open a seperate screen with all wireless connections avaliable to you. Might be 1 or more networks, depending on whether your neighbours have wireless networks. Anyway find your specific wireless network could be for example NetGear, Dlink, or my home network. Click on connect your wireless connection. Another smaller screen will appear with Key in your password twice( WEP key or WPA key)
Key in your key or password twice and apply or ok. It will connect and close screen.
Restart computer!
After restart the computer will pick up your connection automatically and your ready to go on line. If you move your mouse down to the icon with wireless network in bottom left hand corner it will show your wireless connection in a caption stating the connection name and how strogn signal is. Connection complete.
NOTE: YOU MUST HAVE A WIRELESS MODEM OR WIRELESS HUB CONNECTED TO YOU MODEM TO USE THE WIRELESS WG1111. THANKS!

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Drivers won't install


Two possibilites here
1. the driver CD is corrupt , though belkin is a plug n play adapter, there is no need to install the cd
2. Since you getting an excalmation suggests , windows recoganises the new hardware but fails to install.
The best option is either change the manufacturer of the adapter or reinstall windows , it should fix your problem

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Problem linking my wireless laptop into newly installed network


you may have to turn on the wireless feature in the router.netgear will help you to fix it.go to their site or call them for help.

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