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Earlier this evening I was trying to add my son's laptop to our wireless network. I was able to do so by hardwiring into the router. But when I went to go back and use my laptop that we always have been able to use without hardwiring I was unable to do so.

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A couple of things:

1. make sure that the wireless adapter is enabled - under NETWORK CONNECTIONS

2. for now at least just set the configuration to "obtain automatically" and make sure the
gateway number is the same as your router... ie 192.168.xxx.xxx

3. Go on your router (via web interface... see manual for instructions) and make sure that DHCP is enabled

then... go to RUN and type in cmd a black window with text in it will pop up and a cursor will be flashing in it. Type ipconfig and hit enter (some windows versions "winipcfg" instead) and see what it is showing for your ip address. It should be 192.168.xxx.xxx for IP address.

Double check how you have the wires in the router. Some wifi adapters perfer to use their own software to configure the first time...

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