When I first purchased my computer, I was able to go anywhere that had wireless internet and I was able to connect with no problem. Now, I am not able to search for wireless internet connections or connect in any area where there is wireless internet. Is there somewhere i can go on my computer to turn something back on or what else could be going on. I have DSL at my home but it is not wireless. Gateway MX6445 Laptop
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Re: Wireless internet connection
First step - Enable your wireless hardware by switching it on some models have a separate switch or with the keyboard
Second step - Check your wireless zero configuration service under adminitration tools ->services is running or its managed by another software supplied along with your laptop - enable it. one only works at a time.
third step - go to your network connections choose wireless connection and right click properties double click on Internet protocol TCP/IP and see there is any IP manually inserted change it to automatically obtain IP address
Four step - Open your Internet Explorer and enjoy wireless internet.
Note. Some laptop required to create profiles prior to connect to wireless but from your post i hope your laptop is not one of them
don't follow you on "without plugging a usb" so I'm going to give you someadvice, if I'm wring or have the wrong machine, please correct me, before you rate me. I believe this machine has a built in wireless card. If so, then you need to follow the link below and download the wireless drivers for it. If the wireless drivers are already there, then you need to uninstall them and reboot the machine. The machine will find the wireless card and reinstall the drivers automatically. Many time this type of problem is a driver glitch, and this procedure will fix it. If it doesn't have an internal wireless card installed in it, it does have the slot and you can purchase one to go in it. Here's the link for the Inspiron B130 wireless drivers. You'll find the wireless drivers in the network section, and you may have to try more than one if you don't know the make and model of the wireless card.
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All the laptops available in market have built in wireless 802.11 b/g/n or 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth® wireless networking. It means that you can access the internet via Wi-Fi or through Wi-Fi hotspots. In wireless connectivity you do not require the wired connection to access the internet. In home you can connect the laptop via wireless connection using the home networking router available in market. The advantage of wireless connection is that you can use the internet in your home anywhere with in 100 meters of range with proper wireless signals.You will require to get the internet connection from the ISP(Internet Service Provider).
Please visit the link provided below for Home Networking Wireless Router:
You can go to www.meritline.com or any other website and order a usb wireless adapter for a reasonable price (10 to 20 dollars). You can also purchase one locally if you're in a hurry at Radio Shack, Best Buy, Office Depot, but it will probably cost you more. Once you obtain a wireles adapter you can install the software and the adapter and use them to connect (free) to any wireless connection available provided it is not a secured site. I use mine to connect to the internet at the library, at mcdonald's, at starbuck's and anywhere there is an AT&T hotspot (My ISP is AT&T).
If you want to connect anywhere, anytime, and don't mind paying you can purchase, Sprint, Clear, Verizon, or one of many other wireless services available for a monthy.
You can install a PCI wireless card in the desktop computer or you can use an USB wireless device. Both of these devices can connect to your wireless router, but they need to be configured with the router's wireless settings.
If you do not have a wireless router, then you can get an USB wireless modem device that connects to the Internet that uses the 3G mobile network. The advantage of this, you can connect to the Internet anywhere you get mobile coverage with that Internet Service provider.
METHOD 1 - Using Internet connection using DSL or cable connection.
1st. If you wish to connect to the Internet with a LAN cable or a wirelessly and if your computer doesn't have a LAN card or wireless LAN card you need to purchase a LAN card (to configure the wireless router) and if you want a wireless connection you will also need to purchase a wireless LAN card.
2nd. You need to select an Internet Service Provider in your area with a plan and cost to suit your requirements.
3rd. You need to decide what type of broadband connection you need, DSL or cable modem with or without a built-in wireless router, the Internet Service Provider can assist you with this.
5th. The Internet Service Provider can supply these items or advise you what make and model to purchase. They will also provide information on how to connect and setup your Internet connection.
METHOD 2 - Using USB wireless adapter that plugs into the laptop's USB port. It doesn't need a wireless router or a cable or DSL modem.
This is used mostly on laptop computers which allows Internet access anywhere the Internet Service Provide has a wireless transmitter. It uses the G3 mobile system.
This type of service usually costs more and again you need to select an Internet Service Provider that can provide the wireless coverage, the plan and costs that suit your requirements.
Installation and setting up information is supplied by the ISP.
There is only two ways to possibly connect both the desktop and the laptop in the network. That is to purchase a router so you can connect them both or a route with a wireless and then the laptop (Which most new ones have a wireless capability installed) can connect wireless from anywhere in the home. If you already have a Cable or DSL Modem it may have a wireless capability. Otherwise you would have to get a wireless modem. Hope this helps. Bud
The only difference in using a wireless hub is that it will go between your router and your computer. The advantage is you can take your computer anywhere within range and connect using your computers wireless card (if you have one).
You won't need any more equipment or memory and most wireless hubs come with instructions. If they didn't give them to you, just Google the manufacturer and model of the hub and you should be able to find them easily.
After you've set up the wireless hub (which you can still connect to via your ethernet cable). your computer should notify you of wireless networks available. You have a utility to set this up within the control panel.
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To my knowledge of understanding is as if the WIFI is weak and cannot get connected to any network around anymore so if you wish to have a wirelless connection you can still make use of a USB doggle and the network operator or manufacturer will give you the access and you browse anywhere you go with your system and the USB will be connected to your system ok
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Some access points have codes, your laptop has to be able to pick up a access point. But in 2012, There will be a thing called Wi-max which means Wireless internet will be all over the world no matter where you are. So you can go on the internet wherever you are as long as you can connect to someones access point.
A few years ago, i too had an IBM thinkpad and encountered some issues as well when connecting to the internet.
The IBM 2647 does not have a built in wireless card, meaning that you need to purchase one from your local electronics store to use wireless internet. The software provided with these CD's can often be quite helpful and will help you set up the connection.
The 2647 only supports an analog modem connection, and the modem in the area you are attempting to connect via ethernet may use a digital modem. Adapters are available although they are quite pricey (ranging from $200 and up.)