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To connect to the Internet you need a few extra things aswell as a network or wireless card and install the LAN or wireless driver. 1. You need to sign up with an Internet service provider. 2. Connect a LAN cable from your computer to the DSL or cable modem 3. You need a DSL or cable modem and connect and configure the modem to inaccordance with your Internet service provider's instructions. 4. Install Internet Explorer if it has not been done. 5. If everything has been done correctly, when you open Internet Explorer youcan access the Internet.If you have a wireless router and it is connected to the DSLor cable modem then - To connect to yourwireless router, the router needs its wireless settings to be configuredwith the SSID, encryption key etc., also the wireless cards in all thelaptops/computers needs to be configured with these router's wireless settings.Then the laptops/desktop computers can communicate with your wireless router.
1.- Try to find the wireless card switch (or button). Look the wireless led indicator, must be on.
You should surf if the led is on.
2.- If not works, go to device manager and look to your wireless device and turn the switch on and
off again. Look if the device is accepted without any sign. If the device get any sign then you
have problem with your wireless driver. If no sign. Open My Computer and then open networks
or my network places, and try to access to any other computer you have.
3.- If the device is ok in device manager and the led indicator is on and you can access other
computer thru network places, then open Internet explorer, go to tools, then go to internet
options, then go to connections and there click on Lan settings. In the proxy section uncheck
the box. Restart your Internet Explorer and it must surf now.
1.Install your wireless network adapter
in Windows XP with SP2. This process includes installing the proper
drivers for your wireless network adapter so it appears as a wireless
connection in Network Connections.
2.When the computer is within range of the wireless AP operating in your
home or small business, Windows XP should detect it and prompt you with
a Wireless networks detected message in the notification area of your
3. Click the notification message. If you are not notified, right-click
the wireless network adapter in Network Connections and click View
Available Wireless Networks. In either case, you should see a dialog box
with the name of the wireless connection.
4 Double-click your wireless network name. Windows XP will attempt to connect to your wireless network.
5.Because Windows XP has not been configured with the WEP encryption key
for your wireless network, the connection attempt will fail and Windows
XP will prompt you with a Wireless Network Connection dialog box. Type
the WEP key in Network key and Confirm network key, and then click
6.If the status message for your wireless network in the Wireless
Network Connection dialog box is Connected, you are done. If the status
message for your wireless network in the Wireless Network Connection
dialog box is Authentication did not succeed, click Change the order of
preferred networks in the list of Related tasks. From the Wireless
Networks tab of properties of your wireless network adapter, click the
name of your wireless network in Preferred networks, and then click
7.In Network Authentication, click Open. In Data encryption, click WEP.
In Network key and Confirm network key, type the WEP encryption key as
configured on the wireless AP.
8.In Key index, select the key index corresponding to the encryption key memory position as configured on the wireless AP.
9.Click OK to save changes to the wireless network.
Click OK to save changes to the wireless network adapter.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/network... or for broad band connection To create a broadband connection using PPPoE, use the following procedure:
Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.
Under Network Tasks, click Create a new connection, and then click Next.
Click Connect to the Internet, and then click Next.
Click Setup my connection manually, and then click Next.
Click Connect using a broadband connection that requires a user name and password.
In the Connection Name dialog box, type the name of the ISP. This becomes the name of the connection. Click Next.
In the Internet Account Information
dialog box, type the user name and password. Additional checkboxes allow
you to specify whether this connection and its user name and password
is available to all users (selected by default), whether this connection
is your default Internet connection (selected by default), and whether
to enable the Internet Connection Firewall on the connection (enabled by
default). Make the appropriate selections, and then click Next.
In the Completing the Connection Wizard dialog box, review the settings. If you need to modify any of them, click Back as many times as necessary. If all the settings are correct, click Finish.
In the Connect dialog box, click Connect to attempt the connection
This problem is common.
This error message occures when the wireless card does not get an IP address from the wireless router. To get the wireless router to issue the wireless with a new IP address the connection needs to be repaired.
Right click on the wireless icon and click on repair.
check you wireless router settings if the wireless is enable on the router then , if this is done disable the firewall on your wireless laptop and if you cannot still connect to the wireless uninstalled and reinstalled your wireless driver software. Adeyiga Shitu
hi, have you tried using the Fn(key)+ the key that shows the wireless sign you need to press both keys together to turn on your wireless have you installed the wireless utility that comes with the dell laptops because the the key combination will only work then here is a helpfull link http://tinyurl.com/cujy88
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Ok, if your using Vista, what i want you to do is right click "computer" select "manage"
and then "device manager", then click on the + sign next to "network
adapters" and right click on the wireless network and "un-install" the
device, reboot the PC and wait for windows to detect the wireless
card and install the drivers for it, this will appear in the system
tray (bottom right hand side) when its done try to connect again Also reset your browser go into the control panel and choose internet options, click the advanced tab and click on reset, this will return the browser to default settings