I have a Cable ISP for my home desktop, and everything on there is fine, but my laptop has a wireless internet setup. Everytime i try to add a cable set-up, it says the system should already accept and/or run with a cable connection, and then cancels out of the internet wizard. is there any way to fix this so that I can go online with cable on my laptop? (without my Xp disc being needed, because it's "somewhere", just not sure where.)
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Re: Laptop Cannot Connect To Internet
You shouldn't have to run the setup wizard. You should be able to plug it in and click on internet explorer and it will connect. This is built into the operating system. If it doesn't do this, then you will need the disc to run a system repair.
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It may be the device you are trying to connect. shut down everything, unplug , remove batteries, plug in the ISP model, allow the self test, plug in the wireless device, allow it to self test, plug in, reboot the device, laptop, desktop, ipad, phone, whatever. You say you can connect using a Ethernet Cable? Just no connection wirelessly?
Did your ISP Boingo supply you with a DSL or cable modem with a built-in wireless router? If only a DSL or cable modem is supplied and you wish to connect to the Internet by wireless then you need to connect a wireless router to this DSL or cable modem.
You can connect to the Internet using a LAN cable from your laptop to the DSL or cable modem. If your laptop as a built-in wireless card you can to the Internet via the wireless router. If you laptop does not have a built-in wireless card then you can install a PCMCIA wireless card into the card slot of your laptop to the Internet via a wireless connection.
Connect your internet connection to the port on the router
then connect your laptop and desktop to the router.
if you have a user name and password enter these in the router settings
everything should work
that completely depends on what kind of internet service you have. The laptop has a Ethernet connector so, if you have a internet connection in your home you should be able to connect it with a wire to the router or the modem and it should work.
Go to the router configuration and change the options so you could use both of them, there is an option says only one type of connection or both of them, change it to both, and everything will be fine.