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I have a lenove G550 and whenever i log onto the computer it tells me that i have no wireless networks in the area. then i run the network diagnostics and it tells me to turn on the wireless switch in the front but the switch is already on

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Go to control connections...........find ya wi-fi................
right click it.........down to configuer.........
on power manegement..see if its set for " allow the computer to switch off to save power "
if so un check the ok n see if it works................

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i would try this

type into search bar
device manager
scroll down to network adapters
find the wireless driver
un install it
restart laptop
hopefully on restart windows will find new hardware
and re install the wireless driver correctly for you

if not click on my link and it hopefully take you to the website to get your new wireless driver

find you make model and operating system then scroll down to find the wireless driver
download it
install it
restart laptop
hopefully all will be good

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Make sure your wireless adapter is enabled in Control Panel.

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Setting up your router

This tip assumes that you have a working internet connection and you are able to get online.

Wired routers: Wired routers can have any number of Local Area Network (LAN) ports and one Wide Area Network (WAN) port. They usually are labeled that way, although the WAN port may say Internet. Whatever it says, your internet connection will go from your DSL or Cable modem to the WAN port. The computers on your network will each be hooked into their own LAN port. Don't worry too much about the length of the cable to hook up the computers. Ethernet cable can usually run up to 1500'.

In order to make your connection work there is no software involved. Just make the connection between the modem and the router and then the router to the computer. I would then recommend you power down the router, the modem, and the computer. First turn on the modem, then the router, then start the computer. For the normal computer that has not had a special network setup this should be all you need.

Wireless routers: These routers are set up for wired networks just the same as wired routers. This will take care of up to four computers. In order to set up the wireless capability, you will have to be connected to the router from your computer. Sometimes it's easy to use the setup CD that came with the device.

First be sure your router is connected to the modem and your computer is connected via ethernet cable to one of the LAN ports on the router. Put the CD in and let it run. It should take you through the setup, although it may prompt you to restart the modem.

If your network has been running and you wish to set up the router by hand, that is possible. First you need to determine the address (IP) of the router. You'll need it to "talk to" the router. The procedure listed below should work for most routers made for the consumer.

For Windows XP, use your mouse to click the START button and then the "RUN" menu option. When the white rectangle opens, type CMD and press ENTER. A black window will open up and you will see the blinking cursor. Type IPCONFIG and press ENTER.

You should see several IP addresses and maybe some more information. You can scroll up and down in that window. Look for the value of the Default Gateway. It should be something like This is the address of your router.

For Windows Visa and Windows 7, the procedure is the same except the white rectangle where you type CMD will appear directly above the START button as soon as you click on it.

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Hi sarah_ramroo,

Unable to connect to the internet through wireless connection is caused by several reasons. I'll be giving you the three most common reasons why you cannot connect on your Lenovo G550 Notebook. Below are the possible causes and some troubleshooting that will help you address the issue:

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