I'am having problems connecting to internet using wifi, despite the fact that a 'connection' is established. I don't have any problems using ethernet connection and internet on same computer. I have changed security setting from wpa to wep. Any advice out there?
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Re: Can't connect to internet thro wifi
Go to control panel and network connections, right click on the lan connection but not the wireless one and select dissable as the router may still be assigning the wired adapter an ip address.
make sure in the wireless cards properties that obtain an ip address automatically on the TCP/IP line properties is selected.
Firstly dissable wep to get the connection and then when up and running then apply wep or wpa again but make sure that the security code is set correctly at either 'Open' or 'shared' in the router.
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First, you need an internet gateway. Do you have already some kind of internet connection through DSL, CABLE Modem, etc? The TP wifi will first have to be connected to your network (wired LAN). Then, once that is done, you need a computer with web browser to access and configure the setting in the TP. There is a CD that comes with the TP. It contains "Easy Setup Assistant" program to configure your TP wifi.
If you are connecting on an open WiFi (does not have WEP or WPA enabled), then make sure you are connected to the correct SSID (wireless ID) and not on some other open SSID. If you are on the right SSID, check that you don't have limited connectivity due to low signal strength. If OK, then open Internet Explorer to use its Diagnose Connection Problems tool...
1. click on Tools tab
2. click on Diagnose Connection Problems...
3. click on Next button and follow the steps
If unsuccessful, try powering off the wireless router and the cable/dsl modem for a few minutes and then powering up the modem first followed by the wireless router. Once the netbook has re-established the WiFi connection, repeat the above procedure to Diagnose Connection Problems. Finally, if still unseccessful, connect directly to your wireless router using an ethernet cable from one of the four RJ-45 LAN ports on the router to the netbook's 10/100 ethernet RJ-45 port on its left side. A LAN connection icon should now show in the bottom right of the Desktop's Toolbar. Hovering the mouse cursor over it shows the Local Area Connection pop-up with Speed and Status. If Status is connected, then open Internet Explorer again and use its Diagnose Connection Problems tool to check connectivity to the internet. If still unresolved, the next step would be to log into the router to check its WAN status and depending on the results, you may have to contact your Internet Service Provider.
Despite wireless connections being susceptible to EMI, bluetooth signals do not tend cause the kind of interference that would prevent you from picking up a wifi signal. You say the wifi switch is on, but the bulb is red. (It is supposed to be red, that indicates its powered on). The things to check are to see if you are detecting the wireless signal, are you inputting the proper protocols for any known established wireless Security (WEP/WPA). Are you using a wired connection to get on the internet or another computer/location?