I have a problem connection to my private home network. i can connect to wireless hot spots with no problems. everytime i try to connect i have to reset network adapter and/or update driver software in order to get connected sometimes it literally takes hours to get connected! i have an HP PAVILLION DV-9700 that i purchased in april 2008! I am using a sattelite high speed connection with a d-link wbr 1310 router. PLEASE HELP!!!! the network adapter on this computer is an atheros ar5007 802.11 b/g wifi adapter
Make a record of your internet speeds 3 times daily for a week. early am, early pm and late pm, If they are running low at around the same time each day I would be getting in touch with my isp and wagging my finger at them :-). Change your ISP ?
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First you need a WiFi wireless card or an USB WiFi adapter. This will allow you to connect to a free WiFi hot spot location such as MacDonalds, Starbucks etc. If you want to setup your own wireless network at home the you need a wireless router and then configure the wireless card/adapter in your computer with the router's wireless settings.
SETTING UP A BROADBAND CONNECTION First you need to decide what type of broadband andInternet service you require and these are - 1. DSL that uses your existing telephone line. 2. Cable that uses a cable service and can include a cable TV service. 3. A wireless 3G network which uses the mobile/cell phone network and can beseparate or combine with your cell phone account Note - Combined services generally offer discount pricing and may include amodem/wireless router.
If you use a wireless router with the DSL or Cable Internet service and yourlaptop has a wireless card then you can also connect to the Internet at WiFihot spots like McDonalds, Star Bucks, the Airport etc. If you use the wireless 3G wireless broadband service, then you can access theInternet anywhere where your ISP has 3G wireless coverage. You need to checkthe service coverage area where you need Internet service. Once you decide what type of broadband your require, then you need to checkwith the various Internet Service providers to see if they can offer and thecost of the various plans. Note the download limits and the associated additional costs if you exceed themonthly download limits. Once you sign up with a Internet Service provider,their documentation will include setting up instructions and/or installationCD.
If you are trying to connect to a free WiFi network site try the Airport. Macdonalds, Starbucks etc. The wireless networks in your area are most likely private wireless networks and if you find one within wireless range you most likely cannot connect into this network without the owner's permission because the connection will be encryption protection (they would need to give you this encryption key).
Check to be sure that your hardware is compatible with there network configuration ie: If you have wireless G you can connect to any network that is broadcast on G or B but they may be Using Wireless N in which case you cannot connect to that network also be sure your network setting are set to auto scan for a compatible Channel if you have it set to a particular channel it will only connect on networks that broadcast on that channel.
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check that the network its network drivers are fully installed to check it, right click on my computer icon, then hardware, then device manager, any yellow spot or question mark you see from the device manager means that there is a driver missing.
There is a wireless card on it. You can use the Connect to option of your Start menu to search and connect to a wireless network connection in a public wi-fi hot spot such as starbucks. If you need to set up your home wireless network, you can use your own wireless router connected to your modem and set the network ID and password by connecting your laptop to it and open the web page with the URL of the default IP address of your wireless router and configure the settings. Use DHCP on your wireless router and your laptop TCP/IP configurations (Shown as Automatic IP address). Then you can use the connect to item in the start menu to connect to the network of your wireless router (according to the network ID you just configured). If there is a switch on your laptop to turn on wireless card, move it to turn on wireless. See the edge and the bottom of your laptop to check about that. Some helpful links: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/ee851695.aspx http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/View-and-connect-to-available-wireless-networks http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/set-up-a-wireless-router
Ok ..you notebook seam to be able to connect via wifi ...For this the wireless card have to be installed with the proper driver suitable with the operation system you use...for to be able to catch a wireless network ...or a hot spot.. A hot spot is a free internet wireless transmitting ..without security protection ...and usually find in public places like office buildings ..public places like official buildings...or parks .. and for to have your own wireless network you need a wireless router ..and to connect it to the Lan or DSL..connection at home..(make a search on google how to connect and set router wireless) If one of these 2 are available ...you just open the wireless interface of the wifi card (be sure is enabled) ...and reset and choose to scan for networks ..it will detect all networks in the area..and with specification if it is protected or free..just pick a free one ..or your own by name ..and click connect ...That' s all...you can make several connection ..and store them in memory and set to automatically detect and connect to them .. In what regards routers..there are relatively cheap ...about 30 dollars..and if you set -up one at your cable or modem connection at home...you will end up ..with 4 lan cable ports ...and with the wireless broadcast in about 100m range..This can be secured in more than one form ...by mac address selection .some of the encryption available on its settings..so you will end up with a network that will allow to connect with a password.. .. This is about what you need to know .before making one ..or trying to connect to a free hot spot .. Please do not forget to rate me ..Have a great day !
When you are home, you should hopefully have a secure wireless connection. When you are not home you willl need to change the access point so you can connect to a free wi-fi connection.
When you want to connect to a free wi-fi connection, do this:
Click Start, Settings, and choose Network Connections. Look at the possibilities for connection assuming your PC is within range and the wireless card picks up the signal. Choose from one of the connections - choose the fastest and best one you can find. NOTE that these connections are usually NOT secure and you should not share personal information or do any banking, credit card purchasing, etc on an unsecure connection. Chatting is ok, but still exercise caution....there are lots of bad guys out there who would love to meet you and steal your identity, banking information...or worse. Better safe than sorry.
When you get back home, you will have to change the connection type back again to your home network so you can re-connect there.
Around the office, your laptop is probably connected to a wireless network which you don't have at home. To connect, you would need to connect to the office network from your home through a VPN (Virtual Private Network) over the Internet or through a dial-up (ugh!) connection to the office systems. Your office IT staff should be able to help you get that set up since either way it would require some configuration on their end to allow you to connect remotely to the office systems.
The wireless connection device on a computer is used to connect to a wireless router that is connected to the Internet via an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and or to your home or the network where you work. You can also use it connect to a wireless hot spot (like an Internet cafe) for Internet access.
Your computer will need a wireless device either a built-in wireless card, or a PCMCIA wireless card that plugs into your computer's PCMCIA slot or a USB wireless device.
If you want to connect into the Internet wirelessly in your home, you need a wireles router that is connected to a cable modem or a DSL modem and to a ISP.
The wireless router needs to be configured (change the default settings) the SSID and encryption (WEP or WAP, WAP is a stronger encryption method) etc.
The wireless card needs to be configured with the same settings as the wireless router so it can communicate with the wireless router.
For configuration information refer to the wireless router and wireless card/device manuals.
Whilst the settings of these devices are similar between the various manufacturers, the methods they use to configure varies and you need to be precise in giving make and model of the devices, your Windows system and computer to assist us to give you detailed advice.