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I have a Belkin Wireless G Router. It is hooked up to the desktop. My laptop does not recognize to make wireless. I looked under network connections and the router is not listed.What do I do?

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Ensure your laptop adapter is enabled maybe a external switch or hot key- then hook up the routrer with a ethernat cable and see if you can ping the router ip address go to start run cmd
at the prompt type ping (router ip) eg 192.168.0.1

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Network Connections are just for naming configurations for stuff. Configure your wireless network adapter and have it look for things to make a connections, and it can make you a 'Network Connection' for that Windows folder if you want. Otherwise just connect using the controlpanel for the device and be happy. Your router would not have WiFi turned on by default; that would be stupid and insecure. Read the fine manual and config the router from a wired connection to your laptop or PC so you can set up nice wireless passphrases and stuff.

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