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Q: Solved: Wireless Networking


I am thinking of going Wireless when I connect to the Internet...... is it as secure as a traditional cable connection ..??? what security can I put in place to guarantee the best security from Hacker's and general snooping etc ..!!!.
I know I will require a wireless Router but I believe these are easy to hack into ..?????.


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I've read several posts here that come close to my issue but don't describe it exactly.

Yesterday on my personal laptop (Dell E1505 running XP SP3), I got a message box saying something about port forwarding and that I wouldn't be able to get to my website, or something like that. Unfortunately, I didn't pay much attention to the message and dismissed it. Now, I can't get to the internet using wireless. Here are some details:
Another laptop connects to my wireless network and the internet just fine
All was working fine on the Dell until I got that message
I've checked the event log and can't find anything relevant around the time of the message
Connecting to the network/internet with ethernet cable works fine.
I'm definitely connected to my wireless network because I was able to open shared files on another PC
Other, likely non-related issues:

I'm having a little problem with the hard drive and will need to run chkdsk
Sometimes I get an error regarding the display adapter driver.

A:Solved: Wireless networking works but not internet; wired & wireless from other lapto

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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I'm tearing my hair out !
(And there's not that much of it.)

I have a set of laptops (used in a school classroom). They connect to the LAN via wireless .. or, at least, they used to.

Specifically: Toshiba SP2100 with D-Link AirPlus G+ wireless PCMCIA cards.

After trying many, many things:

- Boot SP2100 from XP CD (SP2)
- Don't fix any of the driver issues
- Plug wireless card in
- Cancel plug&play
- Install correct driver with d/loaded Setup_v204.exe
- WZC managing wireless connection
- Sees wireless network (WEP) but
- Won't connect automatically (after setup wizard)
- Won't connect manually
BUT ..
- Boot into "safe mode with networking" and wireless works faultlessly

I've got to be missing something really simple.
Please, please can anyone tell me what it is ?

Thanks !

A:Solved: Laptop wireless networking only works in "safe mode with networking"

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think i accidentally turned off wireless inspiron 1520/ Windows XP...message i get is press FN + F2..but that does nothing...i was traveling yesterday..with the computer working in an airport think i accidentally turned off but have no idea how to enable. Please help..i work from home on this machine and it's pretty critical i get help soon.
thanks so much

A:Solved: Wireless is turned off.. cannot enable wireless networking

Hi Jadewoman

On the left hand side of this laptop there is a wireless switch. This will turn it back on!

See page 27 of the owner's manual including a picture of the switch.

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Got a Belkin wireless router, hooked it up 2 pc #1, have internet connection, so got a Belkin usb wireless adaptor 4 pc #2 & hooked it up, have internet connection, altho zonealarm gave me fits til i added ip ranges 2 ea setup 4 each pc's ip addr. have ran network setup wizard, wireless network wizard, enabled file & printer sharing, but cannot get the 2nd pc 2 detect the printer on the mshome network. do i need a wireless adaptor 4 the printer as well?? have googled til i'm blue in the face & just can't figure it out. haven't figured out how 2 do file sharing either do i need 2 turn on the guest acct's like i read somewhere, or create a new acct on each pc using the same name? ready that also... any suggestions are GREATLY appreciated!!


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OK i have my daughters computer finally set up on the wireless.. i am on it now.. its connecting to the internet fine. but when I try to set up a network so she can have access to the other 2 computers in the house it will not find it when i run the network wizard its only finding a lan connection not the wireless as it did yesterday. ohh yea had this set up.. since reformated and now not working right. what can I do to get it so she can access the other computers

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I have now 2 promedion 802.11 g USB Wlan stick's.
they are installed on both pc's.
and i want this setup to work
-- <wired )) <wireless
so i installed and found some info...
the problem now is im not getting connection..
it got a ip that doesnt seem right to me (but im new to wireless) MY PC GATEWAY
MY PC doesnt receive packet's
and it send's only a few
GATEWAY has received a couple thousand packet's
and havent sent a packet
GATEWAY is using the ad-hoc type
and mode is station MY PC is also station
i hope its enough info...
i would really like some help

A:Solved: Wireless networking!! help me!

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Hi Everyone

I have a netgear Wireless ADSL Router.
Laptop that does connect to the internet thru router wirelessly
Main PC that does connect to the internet thru router wirelessly

Laptop does find the home network but wont connect just gives the following
Error code: 0x80070035
The network path was not found

so im unable to access my files or printer from my laptop that are on my
main PC

Can anyone help please Im running Vista Home Premium on both machines

Thanx everyone

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I'm new to this section. I'm working on a wired network and want to change to a wireless network because I have a new printer that works as a wireless. is there anything I need to be careful of when I buy the network cards for the computers? BTW I have a cable modem that does wireless. that's my connect point to the internet.

basically what I'm asking are the wireless cards similar to the old network cards where it didn't matter what card you had, once installed with correct drivers it saw the network?

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I have just got a negear dg834g v2 router.
Plugged it into my laptop. Ethernet connection works no problem.

when i rty to set up wireless it says "no wireless networks in range"

so i try to set up new network.I have "wireless network connection prism 802.11g adapter (3886)" but the wizard says it is disconnected!!!

I go into the prism properties and it says everything is working normally?!? WTF?

I have now spent ~15 hours over 2 days on this. Pease help me before the laptop becomes truly wireless as it flies into the nearest bin!

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My set up

compaq laptop inbuilt wireless
Dell desktop wireless usb adaptor
netgear dg834gt-built in firewall

both have norton internet security 2005

i can connect to the internet ok
i can ping ip addresses ok
both have same workgroup and different names

my problem
i cannot see each computer in the view workgroup computers tab
i cannot ping either computers names

Compaq Laptop
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\antoine>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MOBILEMAN
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Networ
k Connection
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-DE-8B-DB-A2
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 26 March 2007 13:47:00
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 29 March 2007 13:47:00

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media dis... Read more

A:Solved: Networking 2 wireless pcs

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hi ,

i've two laptops, one router and a broadband connection. The broadband cable goes into router.

Now when i turn on both of my laptops both get different ips.

when i go to second computer and Start->run and type \\ ... i get the contents of the other computer... but when i go to first computer and type the ip of other computer \\ , i get error message. Network path not found ...

why is it so? why only one way communication.


A:Solved: wireless networking help

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Answer Match 53.34%'s my situation. At home, I have a wireless network set up for my3 computers. At work, we have a network set up for our 3-4 computers also. I use a laptop for work, but I bring it home at nights.

At work, my computer is part of the "WORKGROUP" network. But my home network is "something else" network. I want to be able to have access to both networks depending on where I am. I want to be able to access my shared folders at home.

How can I do this.

Also, I have my printer (HP CP2025dn) hooked up to my router (Netgear WNDR3800). I thought that this would just bypass the whole network thing and make it available when I connect wirelessly to my router...but my laptop can't find the printer.



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i'm having serious trouble setting up a wireless network in my house.
my sister and i both have laptops that we would like to use with wireless internet.

the computer (desktop) i'm on has a wireless card in it. i keep trying to set up a network through the network connection wizard, but it never works. i tried doing it manually, i tried doing it with the USB drive, nothing.

what could i possibly be doing wrong? i know for sure that my wireless network card in my laptop is compatible with the card in this one, but i'm not sure about my sisters.

any help?

A:Solved: wireless networking problems...

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I do not know enough about the subject of networking so here is my scenario and question.
I have a wired network using Cable Broadband. I can see the other wired desktop computer when hooked up and can access the other machines files.
I have bought a laptop and a netbook with wireless networking built in and wanted to take advantage of this with being able to use these machines anywhere in the house. I bought a wireless router and ran a cable from wired router to the new wireless router. Evidentually piggybacking like this seems to be working just fine. My question now is accessing the wired computers thru the wireless system, or any other way. I was told I can not access the wired network via the wireless network. I assume it is true. Wondering if there is any way to set this up to accomplish this.

I am using a Cable modem to a Leviton 4 port gateway for the wired part. I have a Cisco E3000 wireless router now attached thru the Gateway.

I tried plugging a wired cable into the back of the wireless because it has open ports and can accept a plug. I either can not do this or not understanding the way to hook it up as I can not see the wired machine. Since all ports are used in Leviton Gateway, I would have to physically unplug a wired port and plug a wire into the wireless netbook.

Can someone straighten me out on what is the proper way to hook up, if it is not possible to do what I would like or just deal with having to use a wired cable on the wireless machine. If it can... Read more

A:Solved: Networking wired and wireless together

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A:Solved: Cannot Enable Wireless Networking

The thread was closed because the poster did not supply the information needed for a solution.
Please post the information that etaf requested. None of the information will compormise your privacy. Your Internet IP Address is not shown. I will post my info and try to explain why it is needed.

ISP - InsightBB (cable)
Modem - Arris TM602G/113
Router - Belkin FSD7234-4-BC
Computer - Dell OptiPlex 170L S/N - FVVSM81
Wireless Adapter - Belkin Basic N150 P/N - F7D1101
Identified my ISP, modem, router, computer, and adapter.
IPCONFIG /ALL - Shows if your adapter is connecting properly to the router. The IP addresses are defaults for a Belkin router connected to an InsightBB modem.. My Internet IP address is not shown. The Ethernet Local Connection has no information because this desktop has never been connected by wire. If I had wireless problems and used an ethernet connection the info would indicate what my wireless IP's should be.
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DonniesOld
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 5:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : In... Read more

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Hi there community. Newbie here so please be gentle.

I'm trying to setup a home network using a Desktop PC (which has a wireless card installed) running on Win XP SP3 and my laptop which is on running on Win 7 Home Premium.

Both PC and Laptop are accessing the net via my Netcomm NB504 Wireless router which in turn is connected to the cable modem.

For some reason, I cannot view both computers on the same workgroup from either the laptop or the PC. I've checked common things like ensuring workgroups are the same. Both adminstrator names are the same (although neither have passwords on them). Also ensured firewalls are switched off and checked that Netbios is enabled over TCP/IP on the adapter properties.

any ideas? Its driving me mad. The last time I setup a workgroup at home was several years ago using a Ethernet cable (wiring reversed) between the 2 pc's which worked first time every time... Not sure if this is router related or pc related. Any assistance greatly appreciated. Cheers

A:Solved: Home Networking with wireless

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Just set up a wireless home network, but the problem I'm having is, my desktop C:\ drive is not listed on my laptop, but my laptop C:\ is listed on my desktop machine. Both running Win7. Hope this is clear.Thanks Keith

A:Solved: Home wireless networking

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I am having a problem setting up a new wireless router that I have purchased. I have a desktop and a laptop with wireless capability. I have used the installation CD to install the router and router config to the destop and I have done the same on the laptop. When I turn on the wireless on the laptop it displays the following message:
Windows has detected an IP address conflict

Another computer on this netwrk has the same IP address as this computer. Contact your network adminitrator for help resolving this issue. More details are available in the Windows System event log.
Some backround info/specs,

My ISP is Charter.

The desktop is a Studio XPS
-6GB Tri Channel RAM
-i7 Proccesor
-512MB Graphics Card
-Intel 82567LF-2 Gigabit network adapter

The laptop is a XPS 1530
-4GB Dual Channel RAM
-Dual Core Proccesor
-256MB Graphics Card
-Bluetooch Device(PAN and RFCOMM Protocol TDI
-Dell Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card
-Marvell Yuko 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet controller
-Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2? (This has a exclamation mark on it, and it says that driver are unknown and it say that windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. But I can still browse and get on the internet even though.)

Router Specs.
D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band Gigabit Router
-2 netorks in one router etc(box labeling)
-DIR-825(box labeling)
Im very familiar with computers b... Read more

A:Solved: Wireless Networking:IP Conflict

More than likely one of the computers has DHCP enabled
and is conflicting with the router IP.
Run the network setup wizard on both computers and follow the
Make sure to select connects directly to the internet and
automatically obtain an IP.
Should correct the problem
Start/control panel/network setup wizard.

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I have a small adsl wireless network of three computers running XPHomeSP3 through a Billion 7401VGP router using LinkSys Wireless-G USB network adapters. I am trying to connect a Win98SE computer to this network using the same model adapter without much success. The aapter appears to work and will access Internet Explorer but drops out as soon as I try to access a web site. Is this going to work at all? or will I need to use an ethernet cable connection to the router and access the web from there?

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I'm trying to set up a home network between a few computers. I have one desktop and one laptop, both wireless. My internet connection is a DSL line. The problem is that both machines have internet access, but cannot see each other, or share files.

I tried using the windows network setup utilities but to no avail. The network name is the same for both machines, but they still aren't communicating.

I'm not sure what to do, any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: Wireless Networking Issues

I notice this is solved, can you tell us how it was solved?

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Im trying to run a wireless network to two IBM Thinkpads through a Netgear wireless router(model: FWG 114P) from a Hughesnet modem.

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The specs for my "main" computer are below. I would like to network (wirelessly) my old computer. Specs for it are: 450 MHz P2, 128 MB Ram, Win98 SE. My ISP is cable broadband. I've been looking at equipment, mostly at Walmart. (Yeah, I know, but it's cheap, and I get instant gratification.) The local one is carrying Linksys and Belkin. I'm thinking I don't need to spend extra on "Speedboost", I'm just looking for wireless G.

When I look at the Linksys, the router requirements states a minimum processor speed of 200 MHz. The wireless PCI card states a minimum processor speed of 500 MHz, and 128 MB of RAM. (Doing the math, my old computer doesn't quite measure up, right?) The Belkin gear doesn't really state much of any requirements, other than a minimum RAM of 4 MB.

Which type of gear, in your opinions, is superior? I would probably like to go with the LinkSys, but do I dare ignore their 500 MHz lower limit? Do you think I am overachieving by trying to set this network up in the first place? A plus for the Belkin is that router and card run about $75, compared to about $100 for the Linksys. I would greatly appreciate any input. I've done some googling, but would feel more secure with the input of real people such as yourselves.

A:Solved: I need wireless networking advice!

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Im trying to run a wireless network to two IBM Thinkpads through a Netgear wireless router(model: FWG 114P) from a Hughesnet modem. Im getting a connection, but it wont let me do anything on any browsers. What do I do?

A:Solved: wireless networking problems

Im getting a connection, Click to expand...

Meaning you can ping the router? Ping a web site? If so, what OS and service pack level do you have? If not, for one show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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i have a hp dv6113us laptop
I cant get the wireless to work,

Ive went to device manager and theres no network device. Ive tried to reinstall the broadcom wireless driver. it wont reinstall. the computer has a switch to turn on and off the wireless on the front of the computer and ive tried that it always stays amber in color.

ive tried the hp wireless assistant but that wont open, ive tried to uninstall it and reinstall it, still no go.

ive scanned for virus in both normal mode and safe mode all is clean.

i dont know what else to try.

If anyone has any advice please let me know. Thanks in advance

A:Solved: hp wireless networking problem

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Hey there everyone,

I have a few questions regarding wireless networking, first off I am wondering if anyone has a good link or two to some information o nwireless channels. My next question is hypothetical, if I am setting up say 6 access points, same SSID on all of them, but use the channels 1, 6, and 11, and one of the WAPs has its link to the net unplugged and is still broadcasting a signal, and the person connecting can see the WAP that is down, and another that has the same channel will they have issues connecting? If anyone needs further clarification let me know. Thanks!

A:Solved: Wireless Networking Channels

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I'm getting ready to throw this computer against the wall. My daughter bought a Belkin Wireless G Router to connect to my grandsons computer. I had to install a MSI Wireless PCI card on his computer. everything worked great until i was installing some virus scanners on his computer. Now it says the signal is excellent and the lancard status is good, but when i try to go online in explorer it just keeps saying page cannont be displayed. not sure what caused it to stop working, any help would be appreciated. Both computers are running winxp, the host computer is working fine.

A:Solved: Wireless networking problem!!

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I have a brand new Aspire one with Windows XP. I am trying to connect to an existing home wireless network. The router is a Belkin and the other lap top that is connected is a Toshiba, it works fine as wireless.

The Aspire can detect the wireless home network...I have added the Aspire to the network with a USB drive, but when I try to connect it reads " unable to find certificates to log you on to network" and continually reads "validating identity".

Any ideas?


A:Solved: Acer - Aspire One and wireless networking

I too am having a problem. I did not add the notebook to my existing hp desktop which is running wirelessly with linksys through a usb drive. Acer told me that it should work and it is a network problem, but it would make sense to add the computer with a usb flash to my network first. Currently there is no ip address either on the acer and it states the media and wireless adapters are disconnected. It finds the linksys but it shows it is unsecured and cannot hook up to it. Any ideas?

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Hello friends
i have a strange problem that i faced today.
I have a Trendnet 300 Mbps wireless Access point.
And some of my clients laptop was unable to detect the wireless device. While Others were using happily
I am using the wireless device in Wireless AP mode with WPA enabled and channel was set to 13
Now i changed the channel to 10. All of sudden everything was fine. all the client with problem can now see the wireless device and connect to it.

Today Again. In different location, I came along with DLINK Wireless Router whose channel was set to 11 and some clients have the same problem while scanning there was no wireless AP shown. I was smart this time. I just changed the Channel of AP to 9 and Bang everything was fine.

So i have a typical question over here. Why some laptop doesn't detect the wireless AP while the channel is set to more than 10 ??
Thankyou for your input

A:Solved: Wireless Networking Channel Issue

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I use Comcast as my ISP. Originally I had a cable modem with a ethernet cable coming from it and going into a wall connection. That wall connection is hooked up to a ethernet connection to a bed room in my house. The cable from that connection goes into a Linksys/Cisco E2000 wireless router. That worked.

I now have a new desktop next to my cable modem that needs a wired connection. I replaced the cable from the cable modem with a new cable going into the WAN port of a Linksys WRT54G wireless router. I took the cable that used to be going into the cable modem and placed into one of the four LAN ports in the WRT54G. I have a cable from the new desktop to one of the LAN ports in thee WRT54G. The desktop can now get online.

When I hook up the ethernet cable that is in my bedroom directly to a computer I can get online. When I hook it up to Internet port on the E2000 when I connect to my wireless network I cannot get online.

What do I need to do so I can get online via my wireless network?

A:Solved: Comcast and wired and wireless networking

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Hi, thanks for reading this.

I live in an economy apartment (fancy way of saying my credit sucks and I live in a hotel, hahaha). I have two wireless cards: an Airlink101 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter and a Netgear WG311v3 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter. The Airlink Adapter will acquire and hold an IP address (obviously, as I'm online posting this now); however, it's *pitifully* slow. I got the Netgear card yesterday, installed it, and it worked great. However, a little while into internetting with it, my connection dropped. It will not acquire an IP address.

Yes, the profile name is a joke.

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\Rotdusk the Slasher>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : DEREK
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Wi0rless:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Airlink101 802.11g Wireless Cardbus/
PCI Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-18-E7-2D-31-FB
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : Read more

A:Solved: Problem with wireless networking, did all I could think of. In dire need of h

I would certainly disable one connection when using the other. And bridging those two will, at best, cause confusion.

Make sure that only one wireless utility is running. For example, when using the Netgear card you use the Netgear utility or Windows XP's WZC; make sure the other one is not running.

Did you use the proper WINSOCK repair? If not, do it now ...

(From a JohnWill post)

TCP/IP stack repair options for use with Windows XP with SP2 or SP3.

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt.

Reset WINSOCK entries to installation defaults: netsh winsock reset catalog

Reset TCP/IP stack to installation defaults. netsh int ip reset reset.log

Reboot the machine.

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My Dell Dimension 3100 (XP) connects to my BT Home Hub wireless router using a Belkin 54mbps G USB wireless adapter. My computer had a virus so I ran Avast virus scanner and repaired or removed any infected files. Now the program doesn't start automatically like it used to and when I try to open it i get an error message saying "Unable to locate files: C\ Program Files\ Belkin\F5D7050v3\brdcm2k.dll". I also have the disk for this but when I try to run it it says "An error occurred while defining the dialogue box." I also get this message when I try to uninstall or change it. Any way I can get this program to run again?

Thanks in advance

A:Solved: Belking Wireless Networking Utility

Try uninstalling & reinstalling in safe mode.


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when i rune the home network wizard and then insert it into my laptop it tells me it can not run the wizzard as the computer is part of a domain. this is true as it is part of my work domain, how can i set it to file and print share with my desktop without upseting the current work domain settings.

A:Solved: Wireless networking - domanis and workgroups

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hi all, seems that i need some help again

Im having problems with my wireless internet. Last night my wireless connection just shut off, and when i tried to reconnect it couldn't detect the network. I tried resetting the wireless card, turning off wireless and starting again, and also turning encryption off.

Next i opened a wireless utility that came with the card and i could see my network, but i could not connect to it, also windows would still not detect it.

Finally i changed the wireless channel, from what I've used the past year (13) to 1, and it connected. After testing more the wireless is detected on channels 1-8 but not the rest + the signal is also weak, i have checked for interference but cant find any. Any suggestions on what could cause this or a fix?
Another issue ive been having is with an xbox 360 that i just got, the issue is with xbox live, it only connects when i turn off the firewall on the router. Ive tried port fowarding but it still wont work.
Thanks for the help.

Router :Netopia
Model: 3347NWG

Wireless card : Dell Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card

A:Solved: Wireless problem + xbox networking

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PC --- wireless --- Netgear WL router --- DSL modem --- Internet

This is an old PC with Windows XP with SP2 and Netgear WG111v3 USB dongle. The PC was connected over wireless to a Netgear Router (sorry dont remember the model number - I will mention it a bit later since I am typing this from a laptop not near the above setup).

As usual, everything was working fine, when suddenly one day, the PC would not connect over wireless anymore. I tried re-entering the password manually on the WG111 GUI, but it did not work. I even removed the security on the Netgear router so that no password is needed. But it still did not connect.
Meanwhile I was able to connect to that same Netgear router from this laptop before and after removing the password (after making necessary config changes on the network setup on the laptop).

When I did ' ipconfig' on the PC, it would show that the IP addr was
When I checked the ' Attached Devices' on the Netgear router, I would see the MAC address of the PC, but it would not show the IP addr and the PC name.

When I tried to go into Settings -> Control Panel -> Networking -> Wireless adapter -> Protocols -> IP, the properties button was grayed out. When I clicked on the 'Install' button, I got the following error:

The string universal unique identifier (UUID) is invalid

I tried System Restore, and I briefly succeeded in getting a wireless connection, but when I rebooted, it wen... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Wireless networking works only from Safe Mode

I'm guessing that some other device (more exactly it's driver) is conflicting with the driver for the Netgear usb wireless adapter. It works in safe mode with networking because in that mode only the network driver is loaded, which means no other third-party driver can interfere with it.

The offending driver may not be a hardware driver. Third-party firewalls and antivirus software also install drivers, as do some CD-burning applications.

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I have a Dell Dimension connected through a 2701HG-G (2-Wire) Modem/Router and I am getting a fine signal. My problems are this...We have a 2nd desktop upstairs (Compaq) running Windows 2000 and a Wii System in the living room (1 room away from the router). There is a connection at the upstairs desktop but no internet access and the Wii just keeps getting error messages when it tries to connect. We bought adapters for both PC's. Does anyone have any instruction on how to make this work? I am tired of believing what they tell us because everytime we turn around there is something else we need to buy. It is becoming much more of an expensive venture than we anticipated. And we have spent way too much time on the phone with "support" people who do nothing but take up our time (and we are talking hours here) and giving us nothing in the way of help....or hope.

Help Please.


A:Solved: Bell Wireless Home Networking Issue

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Just purchased and installed a WRT300N to replace a DLink wireless router that was having some performance problems. The DLink worked ok except it had lousy range and speed to the Internet. But it worked and I was able to use it with an IBM NetVista desktop and 2 IBM ThinkPad’s to connect to the Internet and to share an HP Network ready printer that was plugged into Port 4 of the router.

With the Linksys, the Desktop is wired directly to Port 1 of the router and that worked fine right out of the box. I had some problems connecting with the laptops so with some help from the Linksys call centre I was able to get them connected to the net using the EasyLink Connect download tool. All was good it seemed. However the next day I went to print from one of the laptops and it could not find the printer, the home network but could still get out to the Internet. Same with the other Laptop and the desktop. Another call to Linksys support and he had me verifying the router config (all looked good) but when we tried to ping the laptops from the desktop, we got nothing. Time outs. Same with the laptops to the desktop. So, net result is everything works fine going out to the Internet, but the internal home LAN is not working. I only use Windows Firewall and wireless WEP security is set on each device (and obviously working as all can get to the Net). The tech said it must be a Windows problem or an IBM problem and he quickly passed the buck and closed the call. Not impressed! Everything w... Read more

A:Solved: Wireless Networking with Linksys WRT300N Router

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Could someone help me here? Here's my dilemma:

I need to connect my work laptop via Ethernet. Wireless causes problems with my secure connection to a corporate network (think remote login).

See the diagrams below of what I have now, and what I need.

Would these work?
TRENDnet TEW-650AP Wireless Access Point:
Rosewill RC-405X 10/100Mbps 5-Port Switch 5 x RJ45


A:Solved: Home Office Wireless/Wired Networking

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Issues is as follows;

I have a HP i7 OS Windows Vista that was hard lined through ourNetgear WGR614 Wireless-G Router, with my xbox360. Was able to network them together and stream videos, view pictures etc. Recently my wife decided she no longer liked the 15 foot black ethernet cable running through the middle of the floor so I bought and installed a HP Wireless 802.11 b/g/n PCIe Card. Had some issues originally (was not able to access the internet, unknown if the xbox was able to stream at that point), which were fixed (changed from channel 11 to channel 10), although now that it is working I am not able to stream video or view pictures.

Obviously something is different, but I am still able to access the sames files on the computer from the xbox (and the computer shows the xbox in the network screen), I can find all the same folders with all the same movies and pictures although when I select one to play the error of unplayable format appears and I am unable to play the movie or view the picture.

I have never really used the Windows Media Extender on the xbox, before, I would just access all videos through My Xbox - Videos - PC - Video Folder - Movies. I did try setting that up though, but after asking me to adjust my firewall settings, it seems to time out and I cannot get past that point. I switched between Norton and window firewall and still was not able to have the extender complete the process.

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A:Solved: Networking a wireless computer and a wired xbox 360

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Need your help once again please.

This area I am not very good at.

Trying to connect in the initial stage 2 lap tops(later another desktop), both have WINXP.

The specs of the networking is as follows/
Broadband line in on ADSL2 PLUS Router, a Beetel 110BX1

From here I connect/split via the RJ CABLE ON TO

I get part success ie
I can open Yahoo on both, upto Inbox PAGE but attempting to open
individual page, no luck. The command seems to go but times out.
Most of the Wesbsites do not open, not even TECHGUY, only one I managed is
My Windows firewall IS OFF BUT I use the trusty COMMODO INTERNET SECURITY on both.
Any ideas what I can do from here to get things going normally?

All tips welcome with thanks.

A:Solved: Wireless Router Networking and Firewall problems OR

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Environment : Standard wireless network router connected to a shared Lexmark ZX52 printer.
The ZX52 is bidirectional so as we all know, to make it work as a shared printer on wireless you have to turn off the "bidirectional" feature.
Problem is, after a while the printer decides ink is low, whether it really is or not (you'd need full bidirectionality for this to work as it should.) Then the printer gets into a sulk and refuses to print. Rebooting, clearing the print spooler etc sometimes works but sometimes we've messed around for DAYS until the printer decided to work again - not really knowing why or which tactic was the one that really worked.
Help! Does anyone know how to make a ZX52 behave reliably in a WiFi environment where bidirectional comms are not possible?

A:Solved: Wireless networking hates bidirectional printing

Run a wire.

Seriously, WiFi is half-duplex, and i've had other issues with wireless print servers not supporting bi-directional printers.

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Hi TSG guys and girls, it's been a while! Good to see the forums are still buzzing about with activity. Anyways, I'm about to run an ethernet cable downstairs and had a question about the cable I should use, then I remembered I had another question about networking and another and another and so I have this post.

Right now I have the basic Actiontec router hooked up to FiOS internet. I have a number of devices that connect wirelessly over 802.11g and a few that are wired to the router. I primarily use the network for internet access, however I do push files around from time to time.

1. If I buy an Airport Extreme to get wireless N throughout my house, do I just run an ethernet cable between the two routers (the Actiontec router is necessary for some of the TV features and so it must remain connected to the internet)? Will I be able to share files and see devices connected to either of these networks?

2. I am running an ethernet cable from my router (upstairs) to my basement for my PS3. Is there any reason to use a Cat 6 cable? The rest of my network cables are currently Cat-5, but they are all less than 10 feet in length and can easily be replaced, however the cable I am running is going to be around 100 feet so I'd like to buy the right cable.

3. A question related to both above: I've heard that connecting devices to a network in certain/different ways can slow down a (gigabit?) network. Would someone please explain this idea. Should I be running Cat-... Read more

A:Solved: Cat 5 or 6, Switch or Hub, and other Basic Wired and Wireless Networking Ques

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Yes, this old chestnut. Please, please please can anyone help before I throw the PC out the window?

We have a wireless network at home. All our laptops, games consoles and the iPad connect absolutely fine. We have a Dell desktop with a Dell wireless card running Vista that won't.

Until we moved house in August the Dell PC was absolutely fine. We moved, stayed with Sky Broadband but got a new router. We've had a connection problem intermittently and now it's become permanent. It connects to the network but not the Internet (Access: Local Only). In the Network and Sharing Centre it says "Identifying... (Public Network)". It's NOT a public network! I've googled and it seems the problemm is common. I tried the Microsoft fix 50357 from KB928233 but it made no difference.

Sometimes (until the last couple of days), if we just left the computer for an hour or so, it would then randomnly connect itself to the internet.

One question - could it be range? The desktop is located upstairs and the router is downstairs. The laptops are fine upstairs but could a weak signal cause this problem?

IPCONFIG is shown below... Any ideas?

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Users\Allens>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Allens-Home
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Unknown
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : N... Read more

A:Solved: Wireless Networking - "Identifying... (Public Network)"

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Hi, i am a complete networking/computer newbie so as a warning to everyone who would potentially answer this question try to keep the response in the simplest terms possible for me, thanks.

I have a desktop, and a laptop, i have a wireless network setup for my laptop through my belkin wireless g 802.11g router.I have yahoo dsl wired directly to my computer that is wired to the belkin router which we will call computer A.

I received a used desktop computer that i am setting up in a different area of the house, which came with a netgear WGR 614 wireless router. This computer (computer B) is too far away to hardwire to the other computer, so i attempted to set up a wireless network between the 2 routers, because otherwise computer B would have no other way to connect to the internet.

I put the installation disk in computer B for the netgear router, and selected the option to connect it using existing router (not using netgear's router as the main router) and it told me to use advanced setup, which resulted in no help whatsoever.

So what i'm asking is there any way that i can connect these two computers through the existing network using the wireless routers in place. (connect the netgear on computer B wirelessly to my belkin on computer A)


A:Wireless networking between 2 wireless routers

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Please let me know if anyone else is having this problem. It just keeps ojn wanting to hop on another open wireless network in my neighborhood. it is getting ridiculous. Even if that other network is not preferred, it still keeps hopping on. i have disabled letting windows configure my wirless network setting, but it keep messing with me. What gives with this flaky crap?

A:wireless networking

Is it possible that the connection you are using is unstable and when your connection is unavailable the other one hops in...

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my partner has bought a linksys wireless -g notebook adapter so that I can access broadband. but I find there is nowhere to put it! I have an Advent 7012. please could you tell me what other adapters I would need to sort this problem out.
regards, Lis

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You just need a Wireless G ASDL router modem to make use of your adapter.

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i have had trouble with my XP laptop connecting to the family wireless router. My son is able to connect to the wireless router, but when i try to, it connects and comes up with a message saying it has limited or no connectivity. Is there something wrong with my laptop

A:Need help with wireless networking

Hi:Is encryption enabled on the router?If so,disable it and see if that helps.
If not,let's see this from the failing pc.

From a Johnwill post on the Networking Forum
Try these simple tests.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands one at a time, followed by the Enter key:

NOTE: For the items below surrounded with < >, see comments below for the actual information content, they are value substitutions from the previous IPCONFIG command output! Do NOT type <computer_IP_address> into the command, that won't work. Also, the < and > in the text is to identify the parameters, they are also NOT used in the actual commands.

Do NOT include the <> either, they're just to identify the values for substitution.


PING <computer_IP_address>

PING <default_gateway_address>

PING <dns_servers>



Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter to copy the contents to the clipboard.
Paste the results in a message here.

<computer_IP_address> - The IP Address of your computer, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above. (For Vista/Win7, the IPv4 Address)

<default_gateway_address> - The IP address of the Default Gateway, obtained from the IPCONFIG command above.

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just wondered if someone could give me some advice as I can connect perfectly to my secure wireless network aswell as a couple of other laptops in the house, however one laptop using windows XP will only find and connect to the network when it is an unsecure network. When I enable security he can no longer find the SSID broadcast and thus can no longer connect to the wireless network. Is there going to be something set on his computer meaning he cannot pick up the SSID while it works great on all others.

Router d-link DI-624

thanks for any help

A:Wireless networking

Well, first off, we'll need to know the version and patch level of Windows on each machine, as well as the make/model of the laptop that's having issues connecting.

For good security, the only thing you really need is WPA with a strong key, don't waste time with SSID hiding and MAC filtering.

What are the exact symptoms of his failure to connect, and what encryption are you trying to use?

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So here it is. I have a desktop and two laptops. I want to be able to share files between them wirelessly. The destop is connected to the internet modem and the wireless router. The two laptops are already able to connect to the internet via the wireless cards which are connected to the router. Now how can I (or can I?) using that share file between the computers wirelessly? All the computers are Windows XP SP2. I have arlready fiddled around with this but when I click on View "Network Computers" it comes up with
"Mshome is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource.
Contact the adminstrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions."
So yeh any helpwill be much appreciated.

A:Help Please Wireless Networking

Are the on on the same workgroup?

Can you ping the other systems?

Oh and check if firewall is running

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I was wondering about some iformation on Wireless Networking and what I could either make or buy that I could set up a network. I was looking to share internet files and stuff like that with my friend who lives like 5 blocks away. I don't really want to spend A LOT of money.....but i'll take any ideas...


A:Wireless Networking

check this link out, it might help, or at least give you some ideas of the possibilities

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We are looking to network about 6-8 PC's. windows 98 or maybe 2000
What is the scoop on top of the line technology for this?
And if you happen to know - what is cost - best place to purchase - would that number qualify for quantity discount ?
Many thanks,,

A:wireless networking

Muruga -

I have a Linksys wireless network at home and I love it. I bought a router / switch / wireless hub combo (BEFW11S4 ) from I have three computers wired to it using ethernet (they are all very close and I don't want to spend money on wireless cards) and one wireless notebook that I can use anywhere in the house. We have a cable modem attached to the setup also.

I don't know how many wireless devices it can handle, but I think it's a pretty good number.

For the technologhy, It's the 802.11b standard. The range is decent, the speed is OK for surfing the internet, but it certainly is a LOT slower than regular ethernet. I think a new standard is in the works (802.11a), but I don't know anything about it.

I have a combination of Win95, Win98, Win2000 and just upgraded a computer to WinXP. All are working just fine.

Like i said above, i got my stuff from They are FAST and have good prices. There's currently a thread in the reviews forum about

I hope this helps a little. Good Luck.


PS - you might have more luck in the Networking forum.

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Here's the information:

I work for a non profit organization and I am setting up their new computer lab. There are 4 brand new Dells, all with Win XP. They are all connected to the internet via wireless PCI card using the access point in the directors office. I want to set up the 4 computers a network so that they share one printer that is hooked up to one of the computers in the lab.
All 4 computers have the same login name and password.

Computer 1- Printer directly connects to it, is connecting to "Mshome" network(tried to fix this but cant)
Computer 2- is connecting to "Workgroup" network, however can't access computer 1,3 or 4
Computer 3- is connecting to "Workgroup" network, cant access computer 1,2,4
Computer 4- is connecting to "Workgroup" network, cant access computer 1,2,3

For example, when Im on Computer 2, and I clicked on "Network Places" >"View workgroup computers"---> Computer 3 and 4 show up, however, when I click on one of them, it says that the Computer is not accessible.

I've tried everything, I even did a system restore on all 4 computers to get them back to their original state, but still nothing.

If anyone can please help me, I would appreciate it

Thank you


A:Wireless Networking HELP!!

All machines are must be in the same subnet, i.e. 192.168.0.x where x is any number. The subnet mask should be for most small networks.

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

PING each computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. You can obtain the IP address of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG. This should work for any Windows version.

All computers should be in the same workgroup for computer browsing to function properly. File & Print Sharing has to be enabled on any computer you wish to share files or printers from. You also need to actually share the resource in question from My Computer, right click on the drive/printer/folder, and select sharing.

If you encounter difficulties accessing computers that are visible in Network Neighborhood, make sure the computer being accessed has an account with the same name/password as the system connecting to it uses to login.

While the default NetBIOS setting is correct for normal network configurations, it's possible for it to be altered, and it costs nothing to make sure it's correct. NETBIOS over TCP/IP must be enabled for normal network browsing.

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First of all, kudos for a great site!

My sister's using wireless internet and has encountered a problem: when either of my parents log on to their computers, she's disconnected.

Anyone have any solutions to this issue?

Thanks a bunch!

A:Regarding wireless networking

Please describe the network--modem, router, computers and how they are connected (wireless, ethernet, ...). Assuming you have separate modem and router, make sure the modem is connected to the router's WAN (Internet, Modem) port.

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i have a linksys router--wireless-g ADSL Gateway--model number wag54gs ver.1.1
which works ok when connected to my laptop by ethernet wire. my laptop is a
Acer Travelmate 4062 LMi. However my son has a similar laptop and cannot get
connected in other parts of the house or any part, without using the cable connection. My other son who has a sony laptop, and iphone, both of which can get connected with out cable connection. furthermore the range is very short .is there any way of boosting the signal so as to increase the range?

A:Wireless networking

What is the OS (Operating System) on each of these laptops?

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Here's the scenario:
A friend of mine has an office where 2 companies share the space. As of right now they are working off of the same internet connection (router). What they want to do now is to switch to a wireless infrastructure, but have separate connections so they cannot access each others shares. They have a peer to peer setup so it is not like I can separate them by domains.

The only thing I can thing of for them at the time would be to get separate accounts from the ISP so that they have different IP's.

Or I can seaprate them by using different channels and assigning them to different workgroups?????? Any suggestions

A:Wireless Networking

Most routers that I know off, only support one Workgroup. Unless there are other expensive business routers that support two workgroups simultaneously--I doubt it.
Your best bet, you will have to do some research online to see how far you can use the sharing capabilities on each folder or drives themselves, assuming you have a basic home/bussiness setup. Otherwise, getting a separate accounts from the ISP will do fine.

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I am new to wireless networking and I am setting up a wireless network in my home. I have a desktop, a wireless broadband router, and a laptop with built-in 'B' and 'G' wirelsss capabilities. I am not familiar with the ins and outs of wireless networking and I am having a hard time getting started.

I want to set up 'Internet Connection Sharing' and I also want to 'Share Files and Printers'.

Is there a member of this forum who can give me a set of steps in clear, easy to understand language that I can use to get my wireless network up and running? As an alternative, is there a place on the Internet where I can read on wireless networking?

Also, the salesman at the computer store where I bought my router told me to make sure I change a setting that will prevent other people from 'hitchhiking' on my wireless network and I do not know what that setting is but I know I need to change it because my home is in a neighborhood that has a lot of college students and I do not want them 'borrowing' my internet access or gaining access to what is on my computer.

If there are forum members who can help me out I will appreciate it. Thanks in advance.

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Hi Dave,
I am new here but will try to help:


File and print sharing:

Check out the network manufacturer website for help:


The saleman probably referred to the "SSID" which identifies the network. You need to make sure it is not being "broadcast" and also that you change the name of the SSID. These are in your settings. For example, the Linksys units default to an SSID of "linksys" (duh). Make sure you change that. ALso use encryption such as WEP (or WPA if possible).

Check out the free version of ZoneAlarm as you need a good firewall to protect from hackers:
If you use something like ZoneAlarm be sure it is allowing the other PCs to communicate with the one with the router.

Hope that gets you started; networks are not my strongpoint.

PS The forum would not let me use the url prefix so just fill them in or cut and paste to your browser.

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I have installed a wireless with about 10 computers laptops and desktops. Im using a linksys wireless dsl router. The network works fine but i can get the dsl setup to work. I have done everything by the book but can not get the dsl to work with the wireless stuff. I can hard wire into one computer and the dsl works fine but not throught the wireless. Please help

A:wireless networking and dsl

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Hi guys,

I've recently purchased 3 brand new Pentium-M laptops. I would like to create a wireless home network, but have no idea where to start (even after reading all the documentation that came with the computer).

I would like to use this network to share files between the computers, but most importantly I have to be able to connect the three computers to the internet through a single broadband connection. Operating system is Windows XP Professional 2002.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Klaus Langbein

A:Wireless Networking

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I just got cable internet in my house and to make life easier I spent $180 on a Wireless-B 2.7Ghz Router and one Wireless-B PCI Adapter for the second computer. After successfully installing both pieces of hardware, I very quickly realized that Comp2 had (and has) a Low signal Strength and only about 60-80% Quality (depending on if Taurus in the 6th house of Fire and if the planets are correctly aligned).
I've called Wireless-B's tech support 6 times now, and all they do is change my Fragmentation Threshold to 2304 and my RTS Threshold to 2304, then tell me to play with the Channels. NONE OF IT IS WORKING. Occasionally they would take me into my PCI card's Properties and mess with values in there, but nothing worked. I've tried editing other values, I'e tried matching values with my computer and the router, I've tried making them different, and I've tried making it all default and just messing with the channels.
Please! If anyone can help me, do so. It's irritating getting 30kb/s on my gaming computer but 200kb-1mbps on my main computer.

PS: The computer with the router attached to it has the router -directly- attached to it via cords, network card, and cable modem. I'm not sure how much that matters, but they kept asking me that when I would call in. Oh yeah, and 2nd computer is only 55ft away. Both computers have WinXP.

A:Help with wireless networking

55 feet, and getting 60 - 80% quality?

Thats good performance actually, based on many other installations I have seen, and the one I have here.

The quoted distance the makers claim for these things is valid over water, only on the third tuesday of every month, in leap years that are not divisible by 4.

And a 2.7 GHz router....hmmm perhaps thats the problem? Thought they were 2.4 GHz.

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Dear Forum MembersI have a  HP Pavilion dv7-4080us Entertainement Notebook for the last 5 years. In October Microsoft offered online update to windows 10 from my windows. 7.  in  sept or oct  2015In November an update was done.and after that updates goes on automatically. After the recent update the Wi-Fi wireless device is turned off. Checked in the Device manager and find Internet Wireless adapter - Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless N1000  Device Status: This Device Cannot Start. (Code10)  Operation failed. The requested operation was unsucessful Diagnostic software:  Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to dateIn the Settings Wi-Fi : We couldn't find wirless devices on ythis PC The indicator light of WLAN wirelss connection is on (blue) Burt no wireless connectionCan anyone give me METHOD TO REVIVE WiFi Thanks With regardsKatii

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Hi there @CuperansTech?,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with the WiFi. I will be glad to help you. HP does not supply drivers for Windows 10 with this computer. Windows 10 drivers may be available through Windows Update. The following pages are helpful when troubleshooting wireless connectivity issues.Troubleshooting wireless network and Internet (Windows 10)Also, you can look at the power management for your wireless adapter:Disable the Power Off option for the adapter:1. Open Device Manager. (Win Key+R > type devmgmt.msc > OK)2. Expand the Network adapters.3. Right click on the Ethernet/Wireless Adapter and click Properties.4. Click the Power Management tab.5. Remove the check mark beside Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.6. Click OK.7. Test.Forget a Network (Windows 10)Forget Wireless Network Profiles in Windows 10Reset the TCP/IP settings on your PC:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens type "netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt" without quotes, and press enter.4. Restart your PC and test.It may also help to reset the winsock catalogue:1. Go to your start screen/menu and type CMD.2. Right click on the command prompt icon and chose Run as administrator.3. In the window that opens type... Read more

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Hi I have a Dell Desktop with Windows Vista Business on. I connect to my Belkin N1 router with the N1 Wireless Network Card. Unfortunately I am having some problems with staying connected to the internet. When I log on I can connect to the internet but after 5-10 minutes it disconnects but vista still thinks that it is connected. I have no idea what is going on please help!

A:Wireless Networking Help

I'm guessing that's not an integrated adapter, so make sure you have the latest driver from Belkin. And also the latest firmware for the router. Then reset the router to factory default settings and reconfigure it.

If you are maintaining communication with the router, but the router is losing its connection to the modem you can skip the driver update (although it's always a good idea anyhow).

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I have been given a netbook as an early xmas present. Great! you might think, except confusing for someone like myself who is completely clueless when it comes to anything wireless.
Give me a desktop computer and I'm fine but, embarrassingly, I haven't a clue about how to go about connecting to the internet from a netbook (mini laptop - that much I know ).
Do I need to buy something to plug in which will enable me to connect wirelessly or will it do it automatically?
Any help will be gratefully received, but please, PLAIN english if possible as my techno jargon knowledge isn't great either.

A:Wireless Networking?

Hi and welcome to TSG.Make and model of laptop is a need to well as operating system and level
To get on the net,firstly,your laptop would need a wireless network adapter.
Depending on the pc,this could be an on board(already there as part of your laptop)or if not,a wireless network card of some kind would be required to be plugged into hopefully a network slot on the laptop.After this,
The basic ways to get onto the net would be through a wifi hotspot like Starbucks, some Mc Donalds,some libraries etc.I am not too savvy on this type so will let others prompt you on this method.

Sign up with an ISP(DSL/Cable are the most popular) to provide you with a network presence and connection.

Another way would be,if available a local intranet provider that you could buy bandwidth from.This tends to be a bit pricey.
And,Verizon for example provides a network card which would enable you to use their network,but again a bit pricey.
I have probably missed some things(like satellite,again very pricey),but I'm sure others will add info on the thread as it is read.
Hope this helps a bit.

Good luck

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I plan on wirelessly networking my Laptop to my home computer. What are all of the things that I need to do this and how do I go about doing it? Thanks!

A:Need help with wireless networking...

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I'm trying to set up the access point at the moment.

I have dsl connected directly (modem -> computer) right now. the access point's instructions suggest using a router, but my understanding is that if I have two NICs I can just make my system act as the router

the access point is installed. all three lights are on (power, act?, and link).

however when I try to install the access point, it says that it isn't connected to my computer. any things to try? is there any reason why I should get an actual router?

A:need wireless networking help

Broadband routers are dirt cheap, I'd run, not walk, to your favorite electronics store! You can use ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) to use your main computer as a poor man's router, but it's a PITA to configure and to live with.

BTW, I'm moving your thread to Networking, where it'll get more exposure from the networking folks.

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I set up a Wireless router at my buddies' house, and the two hardwired computers, AND his computer(picking up wirelessly), are able to recieve the signal. However, my computer will not connect. It is recognizing the signal, and giving me the option to connect to it, but once I do that, I get this error message:

"Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action could not be completed:
Connecting to the wireless network

For assistance, contact the person that manages your network."

I don't know what to do at this point, i've tried everything that I know.

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I want to network a computer in my lower level with one upstairs so I can transfer files and run programs remotely. What can I buy that is reliable, reasonably cheap and can move files reasonably quickly. I have ethernet ports on both computers. I assume if they were in the same room I could just connect the ethernet ports with cable. Correct? I would prefer having them a bit too far away to make hard wiring practical hense the interest in going wireless or thru the telephone lines without tieing them up. Thanks Tony

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Need to make a wireless connection between a PC and a Mac and do not know where to begin. What I need the network for is to allow each computer to access the other's drives. I need them to be able to share files.

Here's my guess: Purchase a Dell TrueMobile 2300 wireless router for the PC and a RoamAbout 11Mbps PcCard FCC Wireless NIC for the Mac. Beyond that, it takes operating system settings on each computer to allow them to access each other. Am I right?

Is that a good start? Can you suggest alternate hardware? Is there any other hardware or software I need to purchase to make this happen? On the software side, is it just a matter of setting up each operating system to allow for the network, or is there additional software I need to install?

Thanks for your time and help!


A:Wireless Networking 101

I'm not a MAC supporter but to the best of my knowledge the is what you want.

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getting a lap top and want to be able to use it all over the house. this will work with my cable modem hooked to a wireless router right. i would have to install a wireless networking card into my lap top and my desktop? or just my lap top?

any pointers before i go out and purchase the lap top and router???

using comcast cable

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I just got a Linksys wireless network / router / switch and it works great. If anyone has any questions about it, please let me know.

Also, I just wanted to be the first to post to the new Networking area.


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I am trying to use a wireless network to connect to the internet. My primary computer is a few rooms away with the cable modem. The cable modem hooks into a wireless router. I have another wireless router in this room that connects to my secondary comuter's NIC. I was hoping that this setup would bridge the gap between the secondary computer and the cable modem, but it is not working.

Is this setup possible? Might I have a configuration error?

A:Wireless networking help

You need a wireless client for the client computer, not another router. I've truthfully never tried to connect two wireless routers that way, and I don't think it'll work, since they both expect to be controlling the wireless traffic.

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please, how do i go about wireless networking. i.e what are the materials to be bought and how do i connect them.

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What you need depends on your current network, if you currently have a hardwired network then you will need a WAP ( Wireless Access Point - something like this = ) plugged into your existing network hub / switch / router.

You will then need something like these = for each system you want to add.

If however you do NOT currently have an existing network then you will be able to just use the above cards without the WAP, you have the cards set-up in Ad-Hoc mode.

How to network them is quite simple and instructions will be provided with the products when you buy them. If how ever they are not try here for instructions
Hope this helps

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I am on a Wireless Network with three PC's, two of the PC's can get on the Internet but one cannot! The one PC that cannot get on the internet is receiving a signal, a very strong signal but when I click on my browser (IE) I continuously get the page "Cannot Connect To Server", does anybody out there have a remedy or know what the problem is?


A:Wireless Networking

you could try and rerun the wireless network wizard and redue the home network wizard.. that is what i do on my wireless at home and it seems to could also try pinging a name server if you know one and wait for the ip address and then input that ip address into the network setting for the dns.i would do the dns on the main box since you are more than likely sharing the internet connection to the other pc's..if not then we need to know how you have you network settings in case it is something like a simple firewall issue... make sure those are all off when testing and troubleshooting wireless issue.let us know

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My Netgear USB adapter can not connect to the internet, but it can connect to the net gear router. However, my laptop can connect to the internet through the router. I did a ipconfig and came up wtih :

Connection-specific DNS suffix:
autoconfiguration IP address:
Subnet MAsk:
default Gateway:

Aslo, my laptop default Gateway and Ip address starts with 192....etc.
Both adapter & router are in "b"

Any clue?

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I'm not very good w/ this kind of i was just wondering what exactly I would need to do to connect my laptop to my desktop computer....i have a latitude c600 and it's comes with wireless networking. I'm not sure what all I need to do to hook them up with each other. I really need help!

A:wireless networking???

All you should need is a WAP (wireless access point) for the desktop. If you have broadband, one of the easy ways to solve this problem is to use a wireless broadband router, it will provide IP sharing, firewall, NAT translation, and the WAP function. Since broadband routers are typically as cheap or cheaper than the plain WAP, this is usually an easy choice.

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Hello, Is it possible to have a wireless network without a wireless access point? I want to network 2 computers together could a stick one wireless card in each one and could they communicate with each other without a wireless access point?



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I would think so.

I've connected to other user's computers via wireless without an access point and we exchanged files.

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Hi all!
I have had two puters brought to me that would not connect to wifi.
both had wired options, but the wireless icon is missing.

I did a wipe and load on one thinking I'd get back what had gone missing.
Still no wifi network option.

One puter old and one new, xp, win 7

Imma stratchin my head...

A:Wireless networking MIA in 7

Hi have you gone to device manger to check the driver status ie yellow ! or red Xs showing,If so then go to the makers support site for the drivers or the motherboard makers site

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I have installed a wireless network using a Linksys BEFW11S4 - Version 2 router/switch. I have 3 computers:

A - Dell Dimension - Win XP
B - Dell Dimension - Win XP
C - HP Pavillion - Win 98

The HP is connected directley to a DSL line using a ethernet cable and the other 2 (A&B) are connected via wireless NICs.

1) All three of the computers have successfully been able to connect to the internet.

2) Printer sharing is enabled among the Dell's but not the HP.

3) Computers A & B successfully can share folders

4) Computer C can only share A& B folders but will not allow acess to its own folder
The problems that I have encountered is computer C's folder can be seen on computers A & B but can't be accessed. The message I get is something about "access right permisions". I have checked my share properties but it seems fine. Also Computer C can not print on Computer A&B's printers (but A&B can print on C's printer).

If anyone has any suggestions please help me out.

A:Wireless Networking XP/98

The only reason you should get this type of message on a Win98 share is if you are using user level permissions.

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I am trying to set up a wireless network at home. I have had a successful wired network with 2 PCs on Win98. When I add the HP HN200w wireless hub, I can see all of the machines and share files, folders and connect to the web, but when I try to send email I get an error that tells me it can't connect to the SMTP server. I don't remember the exact message but it is something like server disconnected, or timed out or something to that effect.
When I set my Linksys wired hub back up it works fine, except for the wireless laptop.
I have found references of this SMTP failure in MS knowledge base, but it mostly talks about Exchange Server.
I think that my wireless hubs settings are correct, but can anyone steer me in the right direction?
Also, is it possible to just put the wireless hub on the wired network as just another user, instead of reconfiguring the whole network?


A:Wireless Networking

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An Office with 7 Computers, can be connected with wireless lan, within a radius of 5 mts. Is it necessary to have Acess Point. We dont want internet facility. If AP is not required, what are the advantages of AP

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hi all

i have a dsl connection coming into a router and i have setup a wireless router into the dsl router.

i have to pc's connecting to the wireless router and the internet is working.
but how do i network them?

do i have to configure both routers to do this?
where and how...
any tips please...
when i \\computer name nothing happens...

please help

A:wireless networking

First off, for ease of networking with two routers, I suggest the following configuration. You're probably running into the fact that there is a NAT layer between the wireless router and the wired router workstations.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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i have a internet connection and want to share internet with other friend which are way in radius of 1km
what to do

A:wireless networking

you cannot do that - the T&Cs of most ISP are that you can only use on the premises/home
so sharing with other homes is against the T&Cs of the ISP

so I'm closing the post

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Hello ... Which is the best/ fastest wireless router out there ? I trying to understand all this speed stuff ... If someone could kindly explain this to me would be greatly appreciated ?

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Hi .. I am not sure whether if there is one that stand above the rest but i would say i like the ones that have a 1-800 number for tech support and good warranties ... I mean most of them nowadays have the same things as the other companies have in there router ...

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I have a linksys wireless router in our office. For some reason when i connect my laptop via wireless network card , it won't connect to the server, but will connect to the internet. But if i use the ethernet card and cable it will connect to the server, but not through the linksys. so in other words the linksys can't connec tot the server but connect to internet on both ways *wireless and ethernet way*. The WAN on the wireless router is connected to another router which is connected to the rest of the office..

for some reason when i connect teh ethernet card, etc with this other router not the linksys it will connect to the server....
any solutions ppl?

A:wireless networking help!

The wireless failure is most likely due to configuration of the router. Since I don't have a LinkSys, I can't be specific as to where to look, I have an SMC...

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I have a question: is is wireless G really any better than wireless B? I have COMCAST internet, and it never gets above 2-3 mbps. I bought a B router yesterday at Best Buy, and today my roomy got a G adapter for his PC to connect on to the router. I know it's compatable, but the dude at Best Buy told him that G was "so much better" and we should "never use a B router". Is there any truth to this? He was told that B drops the wireless connection like it's going out of style? True? False? Please help and thanks in advance!

A:Wireless Networking

The G standard is able to provide upto 54 Megabits per second of raw bandwidth. Usable bandwidth is going to be in the 20 to 30 Mbps range.

The B standard provided 11 Mbps raw, around 5 Mbps usable. So, the G standard would give you 6 to 7 times better data throughput.

However, G will not help you surf the internet any faster since the limiting bandwidth of your broadband connection is in the 2-3 Mbps range.

Where it would help is if you were transfering data between two computers within the home network.

Regarding the "drops the wireless connection" comment, it was likely a sales ploy. G equipment is generally more expensive than B equipment, and in the given context, the statement is nearly meaningless.


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I upgraded two of my computers to 7. One is a desktop and the other is a laptop. I am trying to network them together to share files etc.

My setup:
DSL modem into Linksys Router into Ethernet Hub.
I have run the hub connections to 6 rooms.
Internet works on all connections.

I cannot seem to get the desktop to see the laptop orvice-versa.
Any ideas what I am doing wrong?

A:Networking with wireless and hub

You have internet connection working fine when you attached to each of the ports of the hub, right?

What exactly do you mean by you cannot get the laptop to see the desktop?

Is the laptop using wireless?

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Hi and thanks in advance

I would just like to know if there is a way of doing a wireless network without having a pc or laptop in my sitting room.Our cable internet is set up in this room and we have to pay around £75 to have it relocated.
At the moment my sons pc is set up in there and has a belkin router installed on it and my daughters has hers in her room on a wireless connection but he wants his pc in his room also.Is there any way i can do this with out setting up another pc in my sitting room???

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I want to install wireless networking at home - but am confused about how to proceed. From a quick google search I may not be alone!

I have a cable modem which connects to an Ethernet card in my PC which runs Win98SE. I have another PC which also runs Win98SE but has no Internet connection. Both computers have USB ports. Will 2 USB adapters (e.g. Intel Anypoint or Actiontec) plus software be all I need to link them up and share the Internet access?

Or am I missing something?



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OK I am at my wits end. I am trying to share files/printers between my laptop and desktop both are Win XP Pro. Wireless switch/gateway is a Netgear MR814. I can get on the internet with both machines. I have installed NetBEUI on both and disabled the firewalls. Both have shared directories and are in the same work group. I can get a network by plugging in a patch cable but not doing it wireless! However, and this is the real frustrating thing is my wireless will let me ping the other machine in a DOS window! I don't get it what am I missing?

A:Wireless Networking is Not!

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I have 5 PC's on a peer to peer network - the PC's are running either Windows XP Professional & Windows ME and are hard wired using PCI 10/100 network cards and RJ45 cables.

I have a laptop which I use a PCMCIA card and plug into the network as and when required but what I'd like to do is use a wireless card for that device.

What I'd like to know is, is it possible to purchase a WiFi PCMCIA card (think that is what it is called) - so that the portable can connect to the system as a wireless device. If so, do I need a sending device and how is that connected - does it plus into the hub or if not, how is a connection made?

Many thanks


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I am buying two computers for my father. A laptop ready for wireless networking and a desktop that has a 56 K modem and LAN but no wireless networking card. Both will have XP.

He currently has an old computer with a dial up to AOL. I've tried and tried to get him to cable, but he doesn't want to try anything "new." (I guess I should be happy that at 84 years old he surfs the net and uses e-mail.)

I want to set these two computers up on a wireless network. At first I'm just going to use the dial up. However, once I get everything set up, I'm going to get DSL. (That way he won't know it is any different. )

I've never networked anyone with a dial up before, so I want to make sure that I do it the easiest way and also in a way that it will be real easy to add the dsl modem.

The phone line will go into the desktop. Is it possible just to add a wireless network card to the desktop to network to the laptop? Or do I need to purchase a wireless router?

When I have networked clients on their home computers via DSL they have also had the DSL modem from the IP provider. Can you buy DSL modems like you can cable modems and then just get a DSL provider? That would be the ideal method since I live out of town. When the DSL is "turned on" it will be ready to use.

Anyway, thanks in advance!

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I have one computer connected to the internet via cable modem. I have another wireless connection on my son's computer upstairs. Both are running windows XP and work fine.

My daughter came home from college and I wanted to connect her too. Time Warner wanted $50.00 to connect her. When I said I didn't want to pay that, they said that I could use any adapter as long as it was 802.11b. I have connected up an Intel Anypoint and on her machine, it recognizes it.

Time Warner said that if Windows XP wouldn't sign it, it couldn't be done.

My question... How can I get around it?



A:Wireless Networking on XP

As long as the adapter install with no conflicts it should work fine. If you go into your network connections you should see one for a wireless network if the adapter is working. There, you can enter the SSID and WEP if applicable.

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