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Trying to connect two routers wirelessly

Q: Trying to connect two routers wirelessly

Hi, i have two routers, a Dlink and a linksys. i have 2 computers upstairs, one of which connects wirelessly to the dlink, and the other wired. the dlink is connected to my cable modem. all this works, and has the internet.

my problem is i have 2 computers downstairs that dont have wireless cards, but i have a linksys router lying around. the linksys has wireless. im wondering if its possible to make the linksys connect to the dlink's network so that my two computers can have the internet. basically, they'd be wired to the linksys, and it would be networked with the dlink which is sharing the internet connection. is this possible or should i just buy wireless cards?

thanks in advance!

A: Trying to connect two routers wirelessly

Some wireless router will operate in bridge or AP mode, but many will only operate in gateway mode. If you don't have a bridge or AP mode in the wireless setup of the secondary router, you won't be able to bridge them wirelessly.

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Hi all
My Nephew has a very long house and a computer cannot get a signal from the wireless router which is at the other end of the house. He doesn't want to run RJ45 cables.
Could he use 2 routers so the second one connects wireless to the first one which is connected to his adsl phone socket by a ethernet cable. if so how would i go about setting them up, settings wise. in easy steps please.

If so would the computer also be able to talk to each other to be able to transfer files etc to each other.. (enable workgroup & sharing drives/folders) i know how to setup this bit.

A:Connect 2 Routers together Wirelessly

  
Quote: Originally Posted by nadogr4


Hi all
My Nephew has a very long house and a computer cannot get a signal from the wireless router which is at the other end of the house. He doesn't want to run RJ45 cables.
Could he use 2 routers so the second one connects wireless to the first one which is connected to his adsl phone socket by a ethernet cable. if so how would i go about setting them up, settings wise. in easy steps please.

If so would the computer also be able to talk to each other to be able to transfer files etc to each other.. (enable workgroup & sharing drives/folders) i know how to setup this bit.



It is possible.. what are the make and model of his routers... some routers are able to become APs

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I have a problem very similar to this but slightly different. I have moved into a new flat and share an internet connection with my flatmate - which ever room we put the router in though one of us ends up with a terrible signal.

I have my own router to use as a secondary range extender from my previous flat but it isn't practical for us to have our routers connected together physically. Can they be connected together wirelessly and then have the signal rebroadcast so we can both receive a strong signal?

I realise this would probably slow down my connection speed but I don't have a lot of money & if I could use my router instead of buying a new bridge I could sacrifice some connection speed.
 

A:Wirelessly connect routers

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

I've created a new thread for your issue here.

Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

Thanks for your cooperation.
 

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I've been having issues with my Windows 8.1 laptop's wi-fi for a while now. It used to work perfectly fine and then started acting up. Basically I could see all the available access points but was not able to connect to any of them (home routers, iphone hotspot etc.). I was only able to connect via ethernet. I recently moved into a new house for uni and got Virgin wi-fi installed and suddenly my laptop could connect wirelessly no problem!

I assumed the problem had somehow been fixed but I recently took my laptop into uni and wasn't able to connect there and was still unable to connect to my phone's hotspot. I'm thinking that my laptop is able to connect to 5Ghz frequencies but not 2.4Ghz. Does anyone know why this might be and how to fix it?

Solutions I've tried:

Updated network drivers
Replaced the wireless adapter itself
Re-installed Windows 8.1 completely
Fully updated Windows

 

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I have one wireless router connected to the internet. I would like to use another one to connect to it on a portable piece of equipment. I would like to be able to access the network and internet on the first router from the second router.

How do I configure the second router to wirelessly connect to the first router and allow access to the internet and the other network?
 

A:Connect two wireless routers together, wirelessly

The second router has to support "range extender" mode (or whatever it may be called by the manufacturer) (most routers don't). You may have better luck with an access point - these dedicated devices usually have more wireless-specific features.
 

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I have two units for rent. Thus, I need a total of three separate networks so we don't accidentally share files. The two units, a duplex, and the main residence is about 20 meters away. I'm thinking of putting a router in each unit and have them connected wirelessly to the router in the main residence. I think they can connect to the main router in bridge mode but can them have their own network (I mean one has an ip address of something like 100.50.10.x, the other 120.60.20.x)? Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Can two routers connect to one router wirelessly and have their own ip

Hello yky, can you answer questions 2-4 from the guide below?

Basic Requirements Before Posting your Networking Thread

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I have my internet running into a Linksys WRT54GS v3
My PC is wired into this router and I have another PC connected wirelessly

My neighbors can connect wirelessly to my network but the signal is weak (they are about 40-50 Ft away from my router and in another house). they have 2 PC's with wireless adapters and one that would need to be wired.


My question is....is it possible to set up a second router (Linksys BEF11S4 v4)
in their house to wirelessly extend my network?

and if so .... how?

here's a basic example of what i'm trying to do:
(ignore the dots they're just there for spacing)


-home (already set up)...........................-neighbors (not yet set up)-
Modem---Router1 ........((((((( )))))))....Router2 (connected wirelessly to R1)
my pc (wired) ........................................PC (wired to R2)
other pc(wireless) ..................................PC (wireless)
...........................................................laptop (wireless)



I want all the pc's to be on the same network via 2 routers connected wirelessly.... R1 has the internet connection

If anyone can help or knows anything about this please take the time to reply, I'm basically setting the 2nd Router up to extend my range and add a wired computer to the network at another house.
 

A:i need help Connecting 2 Routers Wirelessly

Wirelessly a router will communicate only with a wireless adapter ,or an extender ,with extender I mean a wirelss access point,which means in the neighbours house u need a wireless access point,or if the routers has a powerline feature u can connect two routers on a single electrical circuit ,but no wireless for the routers to communicate with each other.
In your case try the access point it should work in place of a rotuer and that way u will also have all the pcs on the same network.
 

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I am wondering if there is a way to take to wireless routers and cascade them w/ out an Ethernet cable. is there a way to have one router talk to another router wirelessly?
 

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... and cascade them w/ out an Ethernet cable.Click to expand...

I don't know how to connect to the WAN port of a router w/o using at least a short ethernet cable.

is there a way to have one router talk to another router wirelessly?Click to expand...

Yes, use the Wireless Bridge (or AP Client) capability if one of the routers includes that feature.
 

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Hi Guys

i need your help!

i connect to the internet via a wired ADSL connection using a Billion 400g wirelessly router on one PC.

i want to connect to the internet on another PC via a cable from Router to PC using another billion 400g wirelessly router.

the thing is How can i connect to the internet from the 2nd router via the 1st router wirelessly.

can that be done?

Please help
Thanks
IE USER

A:Conncting 2 routers wirelessly

I think you can only connect from a PC to a router - not from a router to a router.

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We are moving to a new house, and its rather large, especially length wise, the family computer room is on one side of the house, and my room is on the other. So, right now I'm struggling to stay on at low signal (1-5mb/s) and haven't been able to game except on diablo 2. I was wondering if I could buy 2 more wireless routers, position them in the middle of the house and have 1 pick up the signal, and the other transmit it?
 

A:Chaining routers wirelessly?

Sounds like you want WDS.

If it were me, I'd buy 2 WRT54GL routers and flash them both to DD-WRT 3rd party firmware. The firmware is nice in that it opens so many options compared to the stock firmware, and in my experience the router runs more stably. I also like that DD-WRT will allow a WDS setup using WPA encryption, while many stock firmware support only WEP, if they even support WDS at all.

Another option barring aftermarket flashing is to get Apple's airport express/extreme base stations, as they support WDS bridging by default.
 

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I have 2 wireless routers. One is connected to a DSL connection and the other is standalone. I wanted to some how bridge them wirelessly if possible. So all the computers can access the net.

Any help, links or tips would be much appreciated.
 

A:Connecting 2 routers wirelessly

Make/model of the routers is the first step. Some routers will run in bridge mode, many won't.
 

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Hey guys, what's up? I have been trying to configure my ddrwt router (Cisco E1200 Wireless N router by Linksys), and my main router upstairs (Belkin N300 XR Wireless N router) to make a client wireless bridge between each other so i can connect my pc to ethernet without running a cord through my house. The problem is, right now i cannot access my second routers config. I can access the first one. Those are not the only problems though. When I was able to connect to the second routers config page before in the DDrwt dashboard, I setup my secondary router in client bridge mode, and all other settings according to one video I watched, and tried to connect wirelessly to my main router. For some reason, it did not let me connect ethernet to the second router working, as it said unidentified limited network when I did so. In the status, and then wireless tab, it showed my primary routers Mac Address, but they were not connected wirelessly at all. But before we get to the second issue, I need help accessing the second routers config in the first place.

Here is the video I watched:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE1mr-TXUPo

I have attached my ipconfig cmd prompt.

Thanks Guys!

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Hi,
I have two wireless router in my house. A D-link DGL-4500 and a Cisco Linksis 1000. I want to have a wired network to facilitate media sharing a another as the gateway for the internet and the wireless. Can I access the internet from one router to an other router wirelessly

The house wiring is not ideal for what I want to do. Any suggestions

Thank you
 

A:Wirelessly Routers Tandem

It can be done, but not with the routers you have. Neither has the firmware to be used as a wireless bridge or AP.
 

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Hey guys. I've recently got the 80 Gb. PS3, and the built in Wi-Fi B/G has been giving me serious speed issues. I want to extend my home network to my room. On the first floor, where the modem is, there is a Linksys WRT54GS router, and I was wondering if I can get another one, put that in my room, and configure them so that If I plug my PS3 in using a cable, it will get access to the network, can someone help?
 

A:Two Routers Connected Wirelessly?

Hi

why buy another router, just buy a wireless extender unit and set it up.
 

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Please help, I am trying to connect wireless routers wirelesly to connect my desktop upstairs.
Thanks
 

A:Connecting 2 wireless Routers wirelessly

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I have 2 d'link routers that I need to connect to get the internet in my house, one is in my land lords garage with the internet, its a WBR-1310, and the one in my house is a DIR-615, and basicaly I need to hack it so its a wireless switch, because I don't have money to buy one. and the 615 is the B2 rendition so I can't use dd-wrt.

I can switch the routers so that I have the WBR-1310 in my house and give him the dir-615 for the garage, but again there is no DD-wrt for that one either.

Please HELP!
 

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friends I'm having to write this because my old bridged network worked so well for so long that I totally forgot how I ever set it up in the first place, but I recall that it was simple and involved:
- the two were connected via wifi - the primary one having a physical connection to roadrunner modem
- the two had the same SSID, same Security method and passkey, different base IP addresses [192.168.1.1, and 192.168.1.21]
- beyond that it gets hazy... what "mode" was the secondary in? somewhere I input to the subordinate router the MAC address of the primary router... dunno where/which field accepted that
- do both need to be set to a fixed & same channel, as opposed to variable/Auto?
- what all was turned off on the secondary?
- both had full use of both their wired connections/clients and wifi
- one of these is N-300mbps, and g/b, the other is g/b. do I need to limit anything?

its not necessarily important to me that the connected devices all share with one another - I have strange clients anyway and its not needed. the windows 7 devices will be ok on the homegroup.

can someone help me out?

A:Simplest way to link 2 Routers Wirelessly??

Hello,

I have answered your other Thread here, please read it first before you decide to do wireless bridging.

I can give you some Tutorials links on How to setup a wireless bridge and another option is connect your second router to the existing one, here's an article for this.

Hope this helps.

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My apologies for posting yet another two router question, however I just can't get this dumb thing to work.

First of all, is it even possible to connect two routers (D-Link DI-624+ as primary and Linksys befw11s4 as secondary) wirelessly?

I have no way to run a cable from one to the other, so I would like the second one to act as a repeater for the first. In addition, I need one of the ports on the second router for a voip phone.

I have done the following without any success:

1. Disabled DHCP on the second router
2. Changed the DNS and default gateway on the second router to the IP of the first router
3. Changed the IP address of the second router, but left it on the same subnet.
4. Disabled all WEP/WPA on both.
5. Change SSID on the same as the first.

When I try to connect to the second router, I can't get out of the local area network. The first router has a PPOE connection with all of the settings.

Any help greatly appreciated. I have tried everything I could find in the forums and on other sites.
 

A:Two routers connected wirelessly, one as repeater

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I have 2 routers and 2 modems,

Computer 1 and and 2 are running on the same router as they have low internet usage.

Computer usually does large amount of downloading and streamings and requires a seperate connection as not to lag the browsing for computer 1 and 2.

How could I link router 1 and 2 together so that my computer 3 could deposit files that are downloaded over the internet through wireless lan into my NAS.

Needed this help so that I do not need to maually switch my internet access to the different routers.

Or are there any devices that can bridge 2 routers with 2 different network connections over the same lan network.

A:How could I link 2 routers wirelessly(lan)with 2 different connections

Hi devower,

If you want it all wireless, I'd suggest wireless Bridging. The second router must support DD-WRT.
Please see this Tutorial.

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So i got a linksys WRT54GX2 wireless router and a Belkin Wireless G+ Router and 1 Cable modem.

My house has 3 floors but my cable modem is on the top floor and my linksys router for sum reason cant reach the bottom floor desktop maybecause the network card is crapping out ro smth but i dont wana buy a new network card if i have 2 routers lying around.

Soo what i want to do if its possible is 1 router top floor braodcasdting to the 3rd + 2nd floor and then hook up another router on the 2nd floor to broadcast to the bottom floor desktop.

is there anyway to do this without hanging a cord from the top floor down to the 2nd floor router??

RECAP of what i want:
router + cable modem on 3rd floor
router on 2nd floor
no wire hanging down the staircase from 3rd to 2nd floor router.
 

A:Possible to hook up 2 wireless routers? wirelessly

Do you have basement or where does the main coax cable line come in for the cable modem. How come it's all the way on the 3rd floor? Should start from the basement or 1st main floor then use the other router if it has the feature to used as access point on the 3rd floor.
 

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Hey everybody,

I've been on these forums for a while, jus registered, cuz I had question of my own...

I have two 2Wire routers, one is 1701HG, the other is 2701 HG-G, both are wireless.
The 2701 is the one that is connecting to the DSL line, and all of my PCs are connected to it (wireless). I have another PC and a 360 which don't have wireless cards and are far from the 2701 router.

Is it possible for me to use the 1701hg to wirelessly connect to the 2701hg, so I could have the 360 and the other pc connected to 1701 through ethernet and have internet access on both? I

Hopefully that was clear enough...
 

A:Hooking up two 2Wire gateways/routers together wirelessly?

Hi

you want to create a wireless bridge is the technical term, your 1701 router must be able to act as a wireless bridge, go into its configuration page and see if their is a heading for it, if not then no you cant do what you want.

regards
 

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Hi,

I'm connected to a wifi at home on my cellphone, says signal status is excellent, 54mbps, wpa psk security but I cannot connect to the network. My desktop pc is connected via ethernet and it is working. I tried connecting to a neighbor's wifi and it worked on the same cellphone. WLAN light is flashing, the rest are solid. I have a prolink adsl router.
 

A:Cannot connect wirelessly on phone but can connect wired on pc

do you have any other devices connected by wireless

------------------------------------------------------------------------

Remove the wireless security
Is your wireless security enabled?
if so - log into the router and remove the wireless security - now see if it will connect.
if it does - log back into the router and try with the wireless security enabled again

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Please help,

I can not connec to internet on my laptop, I can connect fine with a wire though, for somereason it is saying that I should be connected but I am not. I think there is something wrong with my gateway there is not an address beside it what do I do?
 

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Hi guys,

I've just bought a Netgear N300 wireless router which is running through a Sagem Fast 1201.

I've sucessfully connected one laptop(running Vista) and my Iphone, but the Acer Aspire netbook (running Windows Xp) I use around the house doesn't seem to want to connect. It works fine through Ethernet when plugged into the router but with wireless its a no go. The netbook uses a Atheros AR5007EG Wireless adaptor if thats any help.

Your help will be very much appreciated, its doing my head in!
 

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I know that this notebook doesn't support WIDI but I don't want to use a cable  sooooo   how can I wirelessly connect my PC to my SmartTV ?   Are there devices on the market that will allow me to do this ?

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I reinstalled a new hard drive. I then went to PC's manufacturer and downloaded all drivers. I can connect to internet with Ethernet cable. I do not have my wireless card show up under device manager under the adapters. I have plugged a external wireless card in and works just fine. Is there a way to see if my wireless card is not working, or what can I try?
 

A:Cant Connect Wirelessly

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I have recently ordered a Medion Erazer X6813 gaming laptop from Medion's own website, and it arrived yesterday. Everything set up smoothly, until I tried to connect it wirelessly to my Netgear router. It found the network with no issues and a full 5 bar signal strength, and I selected it and it requested the security key. I entered it, and after waiting for about 5 seconds, a new pop up window appears saying "Windows was unable to connect to NETGEAR", with NETGEAR being my network name. I have attempted to connect wirelessly to my works router, which has worked perfectly well, and it connected to the Netgear router when hard-wired, just not when trying to connect wirelessly. I am at a loss about how to fix this problem.

Thank you in advance,
Alex.

Edit: Forgot to mention, I am using a Intel Centrino Advanced-N 1030 wireless card. Also, a number of other wireless devices on the network are working perfectly.
 

A:Can't connect wirelessly!

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We just moved into a new apt. All our phone calls have bad reception and dropped calls. Our laptop shows great connection with all bars strong but we can't log on to the Internet however I have no problem with my apple iPad. As an after thought, even our xm radio in our vehicle doesn't work until we pull away from the building. Any ideas on how to fix this without spending a fortune. (Our cable/Internet company says it is our computer however when taken elsewhere, it works fine)
 

A:Can't connect wirelessly

All our phone calls have bad reception and dropped calls. Our laptop shows great connection with all bars strong but we can't log on to the Internet however I have no problem with my apple iPad. As an after thought, even our xm radio in our vehicle doesn't work until we pull away from the building.Click to expand...

Having worked with shortwave radio, this is a sure sign of

weak signals
interference from other devices nearby
reflection from nearby objects
I've always suffered FM reception problems at home as I live in a hilly area and the signals bounce about badly. Walk across the street and it's all fine, but that doesn't help FM, cell phones & wifi in the house.

Stick with the 2.4GHz wifi as it's better that the 5GHZ in this case. Consider a range extender or access point to boost the signal to other portions of the house.

Lastly, you can use an EoP device to position an access point nearby, eg:




modem==existing router---Eop.Device - - - Remote.Eop---Access Point . . . Wifi connectionsClick to expand...

Here's the EoP device I am using
 

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Hi all and thanks for checking this out.

I've been using the same Motorola WR850G wireless router both for wireless and wired connection for the past several years without a hitch. I recently moved into another place and am now using the same router. Wired works but wireless, not so much. When the "View Available Wireless Networks" is pull up, the network is detected but the laptop won't connect. It will connect to other networks, just not mine. I was on an unsecured network before and have left it unsecured now. I eventually would like to make it secured. But connecting is my main problem right now.

I am running a Compaq Presario 2500 with WinXP SP2 and the router is Motorola WR850G with 6.1.4firmware

Here is my IPCONFIG /ALL

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

C:\Documents and Settings\briteFFFF00>IPCONFIG /ALL

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : brite
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.ca.comcast.net.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.ca.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : National Semiconductor Corp. DP83815
/816 10/100 MacPhyter PCI Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0B-CD-AA-C4-28
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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A:Can connect through LAN but not Wirelessly

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I have a BT Homehub. I have had my Desktop connected via cable for a while now and I also have a laptop connected wirelessly. I have recently moved the desktop and so want to use it wirelessly. The desktop picks up BT FON wirelessly ok so I know it is working properly but it does not find my BT Homehub. I have not had any sense from BT and I am a computer novice so if you can help please DO treat me like an *****. It is driving me mad!
Can anyone help me?
 

A:Can't connect wirelessly

So you are in the UK? What operating systems are installed on the desktop and laptop?
 

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Hi all and thanks in anticipation.
Here goes :
Equipment - Tiny Desktop PC running Windows Me
- Toshiba Centrino Laptop running XP Home
- Belkin F507633-4 ADSL Modem and Wireless G Router

All I really want to do is use a wired connection from Desktop to router/modem, and wireless from laptop to router so both can use broadband internet.
So Far , I can connect both by wire, and both can access internet wired.
I can access router with either computer wired to configure router. I have disabled security on router, and disabled firewalls (McAfee) on the Local and wireless network connections on both Pcs for troubleshooting purposes.
On the laptop when I search for available networks it finds the router , but when I try to connect it sayd "Waiting for network" and then nothing happens. I have set TCP/IP to obtain an IP address automatically.
Running the wizard to set up a wireless network doesn't seem to help and I've tried rebooting the router and computers to no effect. What am I doing wrong?
Steve
 

A:can't connect wirelessly

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So I have two routers one is Verizon and the other is a tmobile hotspot. Without the verizon router the t mobile hotspot router cant connect to the internet. The problem that I have is I can only connect to either one only wirelessly and not through lan. When I plug in lan it says unidentified connection and its limited. While i could be getting 100.mbps by lan im getting only 54.mbps through wireless.

Mod edit: Removed huge fonts.
 

A:Can only connect Wirelessly but not lan

There's no need to post in geriatric fonts, we can read the standard font.
Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.


Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.


If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?


On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

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

Type the following commands on separate lines, following each one with the Enter key:

PIN... Read more

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Recently I had to set my computer back to factory default thinking that it would go back to the way it was when I got it. However, when I did the wifi never lit up and everytime I try to connect to the internet to my router it says it can't connect because of some switch or code that needs to be pushed or entered. Well, I looked and there's no switch and I have no idea what code it needs. It wasn't like this when I got it and I really need to get back on my other computer.

A:Cannot Connect Wirelessly

Sorry if this sounds basic like ("I can't make taost?" --- "Is your toaster plugged in?"), but does your router have a wep key or some type of security? It probably does.... a quick way to tell is when you search for wireless networks, does it list your network as 'secured' or 'unsecured'.... Sorry if this sounds trivial, but it's a start...

Let us know

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Hi!

I have a HP pavilion dv5 laptop with windows vista.
2 days ago, shortly after i installed comodo firewall, the wireless
connection went dead... 'connected with limited access'.
and there are 2 other laptops that works fine wirelessly with the same network.
I already uninstalled comodo, and since then tried any solution
i could get my hands on off the web. maybe there is something i'm missing.
the network diagnostics gives 3 options:

-the network adapter "realrek PCIe FE Family Controller" is experiencing driver or hardware related issues.

-make sure your internet protocol bindings are correct.
ensure that internet protocol version 4 (tpc/ipv4) and internet protocol version 6 (tcp/ipv6) are selected in the configuration for the network adapter "local area connection".

-the network adapter "Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN" is experiencing driver or hardware related issues
I checked the device manager and both of them are working fine. i evan reinstalled them just in case.

tcp/ipv4 and tcp/ipv6 are both selected and automatic.
host name .............:Owner-pc
primary dns suffix ...............:
node type .......................:hybrid
ip routing enabled....................:no
wins proxy enabled .................no

I tried the tcp/ip stack repair that i found in one of the topics here.

I'm also adding a screenshot of Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector.

any help will be greatly appreciated!
 

A:cant connect wirelessly

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Hi

I have a Windows XP (main computer) with internet and printer. How can I connect this PC to a iMac G5 running OSX 10.3.5 which doesnt have internet? I want to share my broadband access and printer with my Mac. How can I do this?
 

A:Wirelessly connect a PC to a Mac?

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Hi

I recently installed Microsoft xp sp3 on my laptop. When I go to the control panel, they don't give the option to connect to a wireless network. Please help. Thx.

A:Can't connect wirelessly

Can you give some info. Make, model of laptop. Do you have an internal or external (USB) or card wireless? Have you used the software for the wireless to connect/setup the connection?

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I have had this HP HDX 16 for a few years -- there is a 'touch' bar at the top of the keyboard where the volume, video options and wireless on/off options are located. The Wireless icon is orange when off and blue when on. At the moment, the icon is orange (off) and i cannot 'touch' it to turn blue. There is a 'click' sound when i touch it -- so i know the pad is recognizing my touch, but the net stays off. I have had issues in the past but often closing the screen and opening it....or a restart has helped with the error --- but now, for the past few months, the wireless option has stayed off (though the rest of the bar, such as the volume, can be turned on and off with a touch).

I'm not sure if anyone has any idea---but any help would be wonderful and id be very thankful for anything offered. at the moment i have to directly connect (wired) to the internet.....but wireless is ideal for work. Again, please let me know.

thank you in advance for reading this and i hope someone can help.
 

A:Please Help My HP HDX 16 connect wirelessly

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i have Vista on my Toshiba laptop and i recently got sky along with broadband. i Can connect with a lan wire to the netgear router, but i Cant connect wirelessly. It says unidentified and limited connectivity.

i have tryed
1 rebooting router
2 manully enterring IP address
3 Disable the DHCP Broadcast Flag

i can connect wirelessly with a different laptop no problem.

i use to have a belkin 54g router and that worked most of the time so i bought it again and connected that to the netgear and still the same issue ..

ive been trying for a year now can afford to pay someone to sort it..
Please Help....if you can .

thanks 4 your time and efforts.
 

A:Cant Connect wirelessly tried everything!!!

Does This help?

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

C:\Users\Christopher>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbp
s USB 2.0 Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-44-D6-13-CD
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . : 169.254.132.127(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.0.0
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1(Duplicate)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Marvell Yukon 88E8040T PCI-E Fast Etherne
t Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1E-68-3D-94-59
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.2(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . ... Read more

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I'm having the same problem as Stephen1125 with a few minor differences......I'm using a new Dell Inspiron 1521 with Vista. My internet is Verizon DSL, a westell dsl modem using a dlink di-624c router. I can run xp no problems too. The new laptop will not connect to the router or the modem directly or wirelessly, although it sees my connection as excellent, it will not connect. Here's the kicker: I'm able to connect wirelessly using a neighbors unsecured connection linksys that is at least 7 houses away - 2 bars low connectivity.
I can only guess that the problem is in some type of configuration with vista that stops me from connecting to my own home network.

has nothing to do with aol protocol...i have aol billed directly and not related to dsl service.

i have tried almost everything from disconnecting all firewalls, tcp6, tcp4 etc..... nothing seems to work. just short of buying new dsl modem and router but not sure if that will make a difference....seems to be a vista connectivity problem.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
 

A:Can't connect wirelessly

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The apartment complex I live in has unprotected wireless Internet, when I moved in all I had to do was plug my belkin wireless g USB network adapter into my USB port and my computer found the wireless network. I had to reformat my hard drive and now when I plug in the same belkin adapter, it doesn't find anything. When I try to set up a new Internet connection it only has setting up a broadband connection as an option, it won't even let me attempt to set up a wireless network. Any suggestions. Thanks a lot
 

A:Why can't I connect wirelessly

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Hi,

Last year I was having problems getting connected to one of my desktop pc's. 'John Will' offered this advice-

'Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

Please respond to all the following steps.

Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?

Let's see this as well.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

IPCONFIG /ALL

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

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.'

Sorry for the huge delay but I have now followed this information.

Under Network adapters, these came up-

'1394 Net Adapter'
'802.11n USB Wireless LAN Card'
'MAC Bridge Miniport'
'Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC'

There were no devices with a 'X' or '?' '!' displayed.

When I did the CMD followed by 'IPCONFIG /ALL' this came up-

Host name-
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A:Can't connect wirelessly!

Can you successfully connect by ethernet?

Disable encryption and MAC Address filtering on the router and try to connect that way. If successful you can probably re-enable encryption and reconnect

If unsuccessful what exactly happens when you try to connect? Also please (attempt to) connect by both ethernet and wireless and show ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following command:

IPCONFIG /ALL

[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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Yesterday morning, I awoke to find that none of our three wireless computers could connect wirelessly to the internet whereas they all worked perfect the night before until the power flickered. I am attempting via a Gateway laptop, Dell laptop (the one I am on currently) and a desktop. None can connect but all can see the router (linksys wrt160n). I have rebooted the modem, router, computers, called linksys support who said all my settings were fine, have disabled the wireless security and I am sure a ton of other things. I do not know what else to do. I should also add that I connected an old linksys B router and it worked for a short while and then dropped the signal and could no longer connect. Please help!!
Here is what I got when I ran ipconfig

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

C:\Users\drenda>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : drenda-laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : domain.invalid

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-60-E2-0A-61
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
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A:Can't connect wirelessly but CAN via LAN

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Hello guys, I too have a similar problem. I can connect to the router but can't get any internet access. I have 2 wireless routers on different ADSL connections available. My office laptop sees them fine and connects no problem, however my home Laptop ACER 3630 tells me that it has limited or no connectivity, is unable to repair the connection if I try to do so, sees full signal strength. I have tried to connect with an ethernet cable which works fine with my Dell laptop, but get the same problem. In both cases I have seen a message saying that it is trying to acquire an address.

I have followed the above instructions I get the following

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\Aqeela>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Acer
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : gateway.2wire.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 802.11g Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-16-CE-69-4A-C5
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 0.0.0.0
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254
DNS Servers . ... Read more

A:Can't connect wirelessly

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Been tackling this problem for over a year now, with a few installs of Windows 7 that ended up making me go back to XP. Well now I have a dual boot with XP SP3 and Win 7 HP x64. The problem is that I can't connect to the internet while using a wireless adapter on Win 7, the wired connection works with Win 7 though, and the wireless USB adapter (Zonet ZEW2546) works on XP. The only pair that doesn't work are the zonet and Win 7. I've tried just about solution I could find, to no avail. I have an EVGA P55v SLI mobo - which I've heard isn't great with wireless, but if it works with XP it should be possible with 7 too. Win 7 is a fresh install so the problem is not antivirus or another program. I'm really hoping for a solution here, here is a copy of ipconfig /all (The Realtek wireless LAN utility is the USB adapter, and I am connected by wire.) Thanks!

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Zack>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Zack-PC7
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8191SU Wireless LAN 802.11n US
B 2.0 Network Adapter
Physical ... Read more

A:Win 7 won't connect wirelessly

Welcome to SF,

Can you pls. enable DHCP on your wireless connection?





Quote:
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8191SU Wireless LAN 802.11n US
B 2.0 Network Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 08-10-74-8A-BE-C1
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

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Hi everyone,

I'm having problems with my computer the OS is windows 7, Home Premium. It will not connect wirlessly to the modem. When i try to connect i get the error message "No connection available". When i first got the computer it worked fine but just suddenly stopped working for no apparent reason. My computer is still as it is at the start i have not installed any new programs. My computer is a Advent Roma 2000. Could anyone please advise me what might be the problem.

Thanks
 

A:Won't connect Wirelessly

Look in "device manager" in Control Panel. Post any error-symbols you see, if any, in the devices list.
Error symbols in there may be an exclamation mark or a question mark.
 

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Hi


I have a laptop with an Intel Wifi link 5100 AGN Network adapter. As soon as i turn it on through a special key combination, it lists all the networks available. So i try to connect to my secured network, but i get an error saying that it wasnt able to connect. Trying different wireless networks results in the same problem.

I tried resetting the router, but nothing new unfortunately. The thing is i just formatted my laptop and installed windows 7. Previously it had vista, and everything was fine. So again i dont think it's the wireless adapter causing the problem here.

I also updated the drivers for the wireless adapter through intel's site, but that still made no difference.


Please help


Thanks

A:Cant connect wirelessly

  
Quote: Originally Posted by yui333


Hi
I have a laptop with an Intel Wifi link 5100 AGN Network adapter. As soon as i turn it on through a special key combination, it lists all the networks available. So i try to connect to my secured network, but i get an error saying that it wasnt able to connect. Trying different wireless networks results in the same problem.

I tried resetting the router, but nothing new unfortunately. The thing is i just formatted my laptop and installed windows 7. Previously it had vista, and everything was fine. So again i dont think it's the wireless adapter causing the problem here.

I also updated the drivers for the wireless adapter through intel's site, but that still made no difference.
Please help
Thanks


can you check the device in device manager (type device manager in search) go to the network>wifi device. does it have a yellow triangle on it, or is it missing?

Are there any devices with yellow triangles?

let us know the results

Ken

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I am trying to setup a roku and the main router is about 30 ft away. I put in a repeater and it helps the laptop in the front room but not the roku. I was wondering if i could get a wireless adapter say the WET610N and configure it on the main computer then just plug it into the roku. Will that work?

thanks!
 

A:Roku Won't connect wirelessly

it should work though it would say try to put an access point instead a repeater that would be more powerful
 

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I have a Bravia KDL-60EX700 TV with the proper Sony wireless card. It is connected to the internet I am sure of that. I am also sure that the computer is connected to the same wireless network. The computer is running windows 7 and I have been able to connect the computer to the TV with a VGA cable.
I need to be able to connect them for work so any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance-Red

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I can connect to the internet via Ethernet but the laptop says no connections are available when I unplug the cable and try and connect wirelessly. Our other laptops have no problem. However, Xirrus CAN see lots of networks when the cable is unplugged (see below), including the Belkin which is our home network.

I have updated drivers, updated McAfee to DAT version 6836, run diagnostics, but Windows troubleshooter tells me there is a problem with the adapter, tho Device Manager seems to think it is working fine. Here are the ipconfig reports (with cable disconnected). Do you have any ideas?

Kate

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : christopher
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : F0-4D-A2-6D-2A-59
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
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A:Can connect via Ethernet but not wirelessly

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hi

i have a 2 part challenge for all you techy folks.

i have windows 7 on computer in my bedroom and its connected to Virgin Media via cable.
i have been told that i can get a 2nd computer (in a different room) connected to the internet using a router.
could anyone give me any advice about which router i'd need? does this connect to computer or Virgin Media box? or is router the most efficient way to do this? i will post basic info below about this computer. both computers run windows 7 and 2nd is an emachine and would be used for light surfing, email and downloading games.
i recently bought a wireless printer but have it connected via USB because my computer isnt wireless compatible. do i need something to enable this computer to use printer wirelessly? nobody mentioned this when i bought it!
all help greatly appreciated
Mags
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 220 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1791 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 144571 MB, Free - 84962 MB; D: Total - 144571 MB, Free - 144292 MB;
Motherboard: Acer, Aspire Z3101
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:trying to connect computer wirelessly

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I just recieved a new Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook with intel pro/wireless 2200 internal wireless 802.11b/g card. I have a Belkin Wireless G Router and Connected it to my desktop and am able to connect with my desktop which is connected to the router. I am not able to connect with my notebook. I don't know what to do. Pleas help.
 

A:Not able to connect notebook wirelessly

Run the "Intel Proset Wireless" utility, that I assume Dell preloaded for you. Else get it from Dell's web site. If you see your network, "connect" to it.

If you haven't already, then enable WPA encryption on the router. When you next connect with the Dell you'll be able to define a profile with the WPA passphrase and tell it to connect automatically.

I have that adaptor in a Dell Inspiron 8600 and a Belkin F5D7230-4 router, so can probably help with most of your questions.
 

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I have an HP desktop and a Sony laptop connected to a Belkin wireless Pre-N router. Both machines run XP SP2. The desktop is connected through a cable and the laptop wirelessly. 3 days ago, the laptop stopped being able to connect to the router, even if moved literally 4 feet away. Belkin had me change from WEP encryption to WPA encryption, change the keys, re-boot and reset the router, and then restore the router to its original factory settings. None of this worked. Now they're asking me to download new wireless drivers to the laptop. The laptop sees the wireless connection but cannot connect to it. I have a feeling something else is wrong.

In the “Wireless Network Connection” window, the laptop sees the router but I’ve tried highlighting it and clicking “Connect” quite a number of times. Usually, nothing happens. A few times, it got the correct IP address from the router, but then loses the connection.

We have turned off the Norton Firewall to try to fix this too but that doesn’t help.

Nothing else changed on this laptop but we do have Windows Automatic Updates turned on.

Any suggestions on how to diagnose and fix this?

Do you really think downloading new drivers can fix it?
 

A:Another can't connect wirelessly but wired OK

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Hello, ever since I enabled and disabled sharing on windows vista, about 2 hours in, (this being HomePremium x64), I can connect wirelessly to my router, but not wired. Ever since I installed vista this has been the case, though the ethernet does work on other computers, just not the newest installment with vista on it. The computer has worked before, and I am pretty technologically inclined, so feel free to ask me to do w.e, and I will do my best.

I would usually have solved this by now, but it is being a real pain.

All help is greatly appriciated, thanks.
Adding on to my post, I uninstalled vista completely (was dual booting with XP), and now it doesn't even work on XP, but wireless still does.

A:Can connect wirelessly, but not wired.

Does the driver for your ethernet card is 64 bit compatible?

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I am running Windows 2000 SP4 on a Laptop. I just bought a belkin USB Wireless Network Adaptor so i don't have to be physically plugged into the network in order to use the internet.

The problems is, when i use the utility software, no wireless networks show up. The device manager shows that the hardware is working properly, and the software and drivers seem to be working; i just have no way of connecting because no networks show up when i search for them. I don't know how many times i have uninstalled and reinstalled the software and drivers from the CD AND from the Belkin website.

This is a real pain in the butt. I believe that this is just a configuration problem and as soon as i figure out what is configured incorrectly it will be resolved. I have been working on this for +8 hours today with every resource i can think of and with the Belkin tech support and have had no luck so far...

If you can help me out it will be greatly appreciated

Thanks
 

A:Unable to connect wirelessly

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toshiba equium a series a100 (psaa4e) atheros ar5005g wireless adapter. XP SP 2 all updates done, driver downloaded and installed ip address subnet mask default gateway, and dns all set up correct. correct password added can find ssid cant connect to network tried a dongle usb that cant either.

please help me

thankyou very much
 

A:Solved: cant connect wirelessly

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I came home last night and both my internet name and password were changed. I accessed the modem's website and changed both. I then hit connect to internet. My xbox worked, but none of my laptops. This morning I reset all the modem and the laptops. All of them connect but the internet is slow and fades in and out. My xbox tells my my NAT type is moderate. I go back on the modem's website and it says that none of my wireless devices can connect.

Does this have to do with my port forwarding or do I have to manually allow each device into the network?
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Users\pdinon>ipconfig /all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : wi-DH3
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : workinc.org
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : workinc.org
westell.com
Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-D6-AD-5B-67
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . ... Read more

A:Can't connect wirelessly to internet

By the way this all started when my roommate brought home his new laptop which coincidently is the only laptop that can connect successfully to the internet without physically being pluged into the router.
 

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Hi
I am using a Belkin ADSL2+ Modem with High Speed Mode Wireless G Router. It is connected to my desktop PC wired. My laptop uses it wirelessly.
This afternoon, the modem cut out from the internet, I got the modem back up and running and my internet for my desktop PC works. However for my laptop, it fails to connect. It shows it up as in range but can never connect to the internet.
I've tried restarting it. I've check in my device management and theres no warning or error messages.

I ran the IPCONFIG/ALL and got the following details:

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>ipconfig/all
Windows IP Configuration
Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : FSC331210041001
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcast
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin
Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:
Media State. . . . . . . . . . . : Media Disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : VIA Rhine II Fast Ethernet Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-14-0B-08-39-82
Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:
Connection-specific DNS Suffix. . : Belkin
Description. . . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5005G Wireless Network Adapter
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . .: Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled. . . : Yes
Phsyical Address. . . . . . . . . . : 00-C0-A8-CD-65-AE
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A:Can't connect wirelessly to my laptop

Let's also see the ipconfig /all for the working computer, please.
 

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First, I have done nothing new to my computer. Laptop was working fine on wireless connectivity, and then suddenly will not go online. Signal strength is excellent but will not connect to any website. Get message problem loading page. Have tried firefox, explorer, and netscape. Same results. Works great with Ethernet cable. Have gone back in time to see if maybe I did something. same results. have renewed ip address, reinstalled router (d-link) same results.Using win xp sp3 home on Toshiba m55 laptop, Verizon dsl. Any ideas. mrvince
 

A:Solved: cannot connect wirelessly

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Recently I had to reinstall Windows XP (Service Pack 3) on my laptop. I also reinstalled these drivers onto my computer: Notebook System Software, Chipset, Network (Integrated), Video (Integrated), Audio (Integrated), and Wireless Card. I thought that the wireless card would of been what I needed but apparently I was wrong because when I go to internet connections for my computer it only says local connection and doesn't have any wireless options on there. In the device manager it says that the network adapters that I have are 1394 Net Adapter and Broadcom 440X 10/100 Integrated Controller. I don't know what these are or if they are wireless. Any help would be appreciated thank you.

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I have one desktop in my room that currently connects to the internet with a wirles sadapter and i have one laptop. My printer is currently connected to the laptop which is far from my room. Is it possible to connect to the printer in any other way. PLEASE HELP
 

A:can i connect to a printer wirelessly.

Sure, but why not connect the printer to the desktop? You can share it on the network and the laptop can print to it there.
 

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just bought a netgear wpn824v2 router (refurbed) and am in the process of installing it.
used this link to help setup: http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/111
as it goes through everything step by step. however when i get to the step about configuring wireless clients, and click "view available wireless networks" my computer says "no wireless networks were found in range" so i cant connect to the router wirelessly.

am using windows xp, on an advent 7104 laptop

please help!!!!
 

A:Solved: cant connect wirelessly, HELP!

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I am a PC user and recently someone gave me a Mac. I wanted to connect the Mac wirelessly to my home network (Linksys G router). Can this be done? If yes, what equip do I need to make this happen?

I made the mistake of believing the person at Best Buy who told me the USB-G wireless adapter would work. That guy was completely wrong. I called Linksys after I bought the adapter and they say they have no drivers to support Mac.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.
 

A:PC user new to Mac wants to connect wirelessly

I don't know any MAC specifics, but for a wireless connection you need a wireless adapter and a driver that's meant for the operating system. An important exception to this rule is that with a Linux system you can often use a Windows XP driver with ndiswrapper.

EDIT: Forgot your last question. I suggest that you do a web search for "MAC wireless adapter" (w/o the quotes) and follow some of the links. And, when buying any device, read the box in the store or the online specs to see what operating system(s) is(are) supported. Important for Windows; about 100 times as important for non Windows.
 

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Hi, my wireless laptop wont connect to the internet wirelessly, and it used to before, i have to put the earthnet cable in order to connect, my other laptop connects wirelessly through my network, but i cant get this one to connect . I click on the lcon put the password and i get a message that it can not connect, Tried troubleshooting and get network adapter and access point
 

A:laptop won't connect wirelessly

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Hi. I cannot connect wirelessly from my Dell Notebook. I encountered this problem after a power outage. Yet, I have internet access on our Home PC. I have a Linksys wireless router WRT160N. Among the error messages that I have are: "The windows wireless service is not running on this computer." "Computer is not connected to the internet" , Windows cannot find any network." "Reinstall network adapter.: Everytime I turn on my notebook, a pop-up comes up that states: " Your wi-fi catcher band configuration is not compatible with your WLAN card band configuration. Select yes to automatically change your WIFI catcher band configuration or no to keep your current band configuration." It does not matter whether I select yes or no. I still do not get internet connection.
Also, when I checked the IP address: I cannot find any IP address and the media state is disconnected.
I am not computer tech savvy so I need all the help I can get. Please, help!

A:Cannot connect to the internet wirelessly

Hi,

You could try reinstalling the network adapter on your laptop to see if this makes any difference. To do this open the Device Management console by right-clicking 'My Computer' (or 'Computer' under Vista or 7) and selecting 'Manage'. Choose 'Device Manager' on the left-hand side and then look for the category 'Network adapters' on the right. You should find your adapter with the word 'wireless' somewhere in its name, and if there is a problem that Windows detects there should also be a yellow exclamation mark in its icon. Right-click the entry for your adapter and select 'Uninstall', then you can do one of two things: you can either click the button at the top entitled 'Scan for hardware changes', or restart your laptop. Either way Windows should try to reinstall the driver for the adapter, then fingers crossed it should work again.

Failing the above the wireless network adapter may or may not have become damaged as a result of said power outage. Was the laptop plugged in at the mains, and if so was the socket surge protected?

Hope this helps.


Regards,

Jon.

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I have an old Windows XP. Only the PC closest connected with the Wi-Fi box is working which is how i'm using this computer on the internet right now. None of the wireless devices will connect to the internet. Try and explain a solution like i'm five years old, if possible.
 

A:My Internet will not connect wirelessly

None of the wireless devices will connect to the internet.Click to expand...


Only the PC closest connected with the Wi-Fi box is working which is how i'm using this computer on the internet right now. Click to expand...

so a PC does connect to the wifi - BUT this is the ONLY PC
is that correct ?

what is the make and model of the wireless router
it maybe a signal strength issue

can you download xirrus onto the PC that is working with wireless and post a screen shot

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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and install the program.
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

If you do not have another PC - do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply

http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx ( the site now appears to require a business email, so try the direct link below)
Direct link to the program is here http://info.xirrus.com/Wi-FiInspectorConfirmation.html

{If the above link does not work heres alternative links

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Hi
I am having difficulty connecting wirelessly to AOL. I have a Dell PC with Windows XP which does not have wireless capabilities built in. I have been using a Belkin Wireless USB Adaptor, which has been working fine with a BT homehub. We recently switched to AOL and managed to set-up the internet using a wired connection to my computer however when I remove the yellow cable I lose the internet connection on my computer. The adaptor seems to recognise the wireless connection and looks to be connected but the internet isn't working. I have tried restarting the Wireless Zero Configuration and have tried various network settings.
Can anyone help??
Thanks.
 

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How do I set up my laptop to connect to my computer on a wireless system
 

A:connect to printer wirelessly

Through the air waves of course.

You will need to describe your current configuration. Network setup, ISP type, modem/router make and model and operating system you are using.
 

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I can't connect my Sony Vaio VGN-S660 laptop to the internet wirelessly.

The router is a Netgear WGR614v6.

It can connect to the internet through the router if I used the cable.

I have tried the "Repair" thing by right clicking the router on the list, also, Winsock fix didn't work for me.

Unplugging both the router and modem then replugging them didn't work.

Weird thing is the laptop connects fine through other peoples' routers.

Another note is that some of the other systems such as my PS3 and Wii can't connect to the router wirelessly.

The router is within 30 feet of all the systems and has all bars green for signal strength but no internet.

The router has WPA security.

The router is about 4 years old.
 

A:Can't connect wirelessly to internet

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Yesterday I lost internet connection, so after resetting my wireless router, I tried to set up a new wireless network and connect. However, when I connected my laptop to the router via a hardwire, Network and Sharing Centre said that there was no network access and no internet access. After phoning my IPS today, and setting up a new wireless network, I am able to connect to my network and to the internet via hardwire, but when I unplug the cable, I remain connected to my network, but I get the same message in the Network and Sharing Centre as I did before, no network access and no internet access.

After phoning my IPS about it, they advised me to contact Dell, as it seems that my laptop is trying to use previously saved settings to connect to the new wireless network. In properties I have changed the security settings to match the network's security settings, but I still cannot wirelessly connect. Dell said that they could remotely access my laptop and attempt to fix the issue for a fee, but as I'm a student and a bit low on funds, I would like to avoid said fee. Is there anything I can do myself to fix this issue?

The laptop is an Inspiron 1545 running Windows 7 64-bit, and the wireless router is a D-Link (model unknown).

Additionally, I have a desktop that can connect to the wireless network without any issue, so I think the problem is isolated to the laptop.

(I'll add screenshots if needed, I need more posts to do so though.)

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dear friends

i have hp photosmart c6100 printer i have problem in wireless connectivity my leptop also wireless abled but my leptop could not connect printer wirelessly

need help will be appriciated

regards
rakesh
 

A:Cannot connect printer wirelessly.

Post moved to it`s own thread in the correct forum, rather than leaving it in a totally unrelated thread in the wrong forum.

Regards Howard
 

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I have a Netgear router which connects me to the net without any problems but only in the wired mode. All indications show excellent wireless connection but when cable is removed,I lose my connection. My system is Windows XP and my ability somewhere between beginner and intermediate!
 

A:unable to connect wirelessly

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Before I start I will post my router model and firmware

Model:Belkin Wireless N router
Firmware: V 3.01.10 (no updates available)

As for the problem, the wireless connection on the router seems to shut off randomly, I am on my laptop looking at a webpage, try to go to another and don't have a connection. My PC, which is connected through ethernet to the router still has connection. I'm running vista on my laptop and XP on my desktop if that would have any effect, but seeing is that the wireless light on the router is turned off i don't think this is the case. I have tried restarting the router, and again there is no new firmware to update.

One problem that might be occurring is that I'm getting interference with my phones, we did get a phone call around the same time it disconnected. But i don't think that this would have turned off my wireless internet connection completly.

Thank you in advance
 

A:Cannot connect wirelessly to router

Try turning off the ipv6 in network settings.
Goto your network settings/connections, right-click on the wireless connection, goto properties.
Inside there should be a check box for ipv6
I've noticed ipv6 can destabilise some routers and it's not really needed for small networks currently.
 

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It will work when I connect it using an ethernet cable but it won't connect to the wireless.

When I run the network diagnostics, it says The wireless network key does not match or something like that
 

A:Laptop won't connect wirelessly...

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Hi can anyone please help me connect my ps3 wirelessly.
Currently i have a D-Link Modem, and a Netgear Wireless Router hooked up to my broadband. I have wireless access to the internet on my laptop and is working fine. I also have a desktop to which the modem and wireless router is connected to. Both computers work fine and wireless works fine on my laptop. But wen i try connect wireless to my ps3 it would no connect. Ps3 picks up my wireless network and i have the wep key as well . i enter the web key and lets me in and i go through the automatic setting options and wen i do a test connectivity it says "fail" DNS error. can some one please help me
 

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My E Machines E732 laptop which was recently upgraded to Windows 10 (from Windows 7) and has now had the Anniversary update applied. has suddenly ceased to be connectable wirelessly to the internet. I am using a BT Hub 5 and there is no fault with it as it connects wirelessly to several other computers in the house. I can connect the E Machines using an ethernet cable, and this works well, but any attempt to reconnect wirelessly fails. Could this be a result of the latest Windows update or is there some other fault such as a Registry flaw. I have tried renewing the network settings but no joy. Has anyone got any suggestions?

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Appologies if this was covered before. Ok I have 2 Laptops and both could connect wirelessly to the interenet however I tried to connect the 2 laptops to each other via ad hoc this didn't work for what ever reason , any way when I tried to connect to the internet with my sony viao it would not connect to the internet. It sees the wireless network however it keeps showing up aqquiring ip address but will not connect I tried connecting using a wire again this will not work. The other laptop has no issue connecting. Any help much appreciated , but please keep it basic.

thanks
 

A:can't connect wirelessly or with a wire

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I got an Epson WF-2540 printer. I have Windows XP on all of my computers. I connected it to my computer with the USB cable, and set it up. I added it to my other computer that's connected to the network with a cable. I can't figure out how to connect it to my laptop that's connected wirelessly.

I go to "add printer" and select "a network printer" and I have no clue what the address is or where to find it. So I select browse, and it can't find it.

Is my laptop not connected to my network? I get internet from it, but is that just the modem?
 

A:How do I connect my printer wirelessly?

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Hi,

I'm having a big problem with my connectivity. I can connect to the internet (a BT Home Hub router) using my ethernet cable but not using wireless. My computer is searching and finding wireless networks, but when I try to connect to my router, it says limited access/connectivity.

I haven't used my computer in quite a long time (7 months) as it stopped working and is miraculously working again now (huzzah!) but the wireless does not, when it was perfect previously.

I have run IPCONFIG/ALL and the details are below. This is done with the ethernet cable attached.

Please help?! I'm totally stuck in what to do next..

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Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . :
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Networking
Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-16-63-9B-61
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3885:56d9:ddca:cb30%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.72(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
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A:HP G60 laptop - not able to connect wirelessly

The following was put together mostly by etaf with a little help from me.

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Atheros AR5007EG & AR5007
We have been seeing a lot of problems with the above adapters for about a year, mainly concerning WPA and WPA2 encryption and windows Vista.

The adapter gets an IP configuration, and shows as connected, but communication is non-existent or sporadic.

Log into the Router and disable the wireless security and see if you are now able to connect to the internet and surf OK.
--- Please post back here if that works or does not work.

Here are a number of possible solutions

--- 1) In Device Manager right click on the wireless adapter and "update driver." That apparently has worked for some posters.

--- 2) Download and install the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site support section, as some manufactures, appear to now have a working driver available.
Toshiba - update has worked for some PCs
HP The latest HP Atheros driver dated Sept 2010 has fixed the issue - so check the driver date, However, that does NOT apply to all HPs / Compaqs machines
- the poster did an online scan for driver updates on the HP website here HP Product Detection which resulted in a solution. Solved: Can't connect to internet wirelessly - Atheros AR5007 Wifi through Clear Comm - Tech Support Guy Forums

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I have a compaq Presario CQ 60 windows vista 32 bit. I cannot connect to my centurytel westell 7500. I was able to connect to the westell versalink 327W but when I upgraded to the 7500 I havnt been able to connect wirelessly. I can with the Ethernet but not wirelessly. My wifi network adapter is a atheros AR5007 802.11b/g. Can you help me please?
 

A:Cannot connect my laptop wirelessly

I did (quite a few) search(es) for your Westell 7500 router and have yet to be able to find a manual that has any reference to Wireless in it. That prompted me to also search for your previous VersaLink 327W router and I easily located the wireless section. Unless I'm missing something, it appears as though your new router isn't wireless capable.

When you search for wireless connections, do you find anything, or is there no mention (at all) of the 7500? If it's "no mention", then I'd venture to say it doesn't have wireless. Otherwise, please let me know.
 

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Friend asked me to look at his very old HP Pavilion N5435, so gave it to me. I thought it would automatically display the wireless networks in an around my house, and I could activate a connection to my router by entering the SSID. However, it doesn't. If I go to Control Panel, Network Connections, it list 2 for a dial-up modem, and 2 Local Area Connections, one being the ethernet card (which does not work; tried using two ethernet cables) and a second LAC that describes itself as "WAN Network Driver. No wireless connection is listed. Tried using the Wireless Network setup wizard, which said it completed, but there's still not wireless connection listed.

If I run IPConfig, it also lists no wireless connection, and the ethernet IP address is 169.254.101.152, which a Comcast tech. told me is an invalid IP address.

Why is the computer not picking up the wireless signal from my router (which is a D-Link 601)?
 

A:Solved: Cannot get old HP to connect wirelessly

Maybe it has no wireless adapter; maybe its wireless adapter is missing a driver; maybe its wireless adapter has died.

What is listed in Device Manager under Network Adapters? What, if any, warnings or errors are anywhere in Device Manager?

Have you looked (physically) to see if a wireless adapter exists? Looked in the BIOS (Setup) for one?
 

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Hey guys,

Just bought a Toshiba Portege and I am trying to connect it to my home network which my other 3 laptops and 2 desktops connect to. All wirelessly.

However, this one is causing me problems!!

My router is set to have WPA security and the new laptop is asking for a WEP key which is non-existent.

So when I try and connect to my Wireless network, it says: "This wireless network requires the use of a network key (WEP), to access this netwrk, type the key, then click Connect."

I tried entering my WPA password but that didn't work.. Durr..

It's running Windows XP SP1.. Maybe that is the problem? I don't know..

Can anyone shed some light please?

Thanks TG!
 

A:New Laptop Won't Connect Wirelessly

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Hello guys,
Someone please tell me how I can connect a PC to the internet wirelessly.(Imagine there's no WiFi capability for a PC). I heard that it's possible by using a wireless LAN card or something. If it connects, what is the range and speed and other stuff...??
 

A:How to connect a PC wirelessly to the internet?

What are you connecting to? Do you have a wireless router?
 

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We recently moved and my desktop computer before was hooked up directly into the modem
with a cable. It has a wireless adapter built in but I never really needed to use it. Now where we
live I need it, well I have tried everything and it is saying no connections available. All other devices
in the house, laptop, phones, tablet, etc. are connected but not the desktop. I tried updating the driver,
running the wizard, having the time warner tech check and it says the device ( wireless
adapter) is working properly. I called HP and they want $100 to tell me what is wrong. I even
did a whole system restore and that didn't work. So any help would be appreciated.
My adapter is 802.11n Wireless LAN card by Ralink tech

A:HP desktop will not connect wirelessly

Here is a picture of the ipconfig if that helps

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Hi i have windows vista on my HP laptop. I am having a problem connecting to the internet wirelessly. it always says limited activity and unidentyfied network. Can anyone help me fix this please?

A:Cant connect wirelessly from my laptop

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Does any other computer connect to the router?

Or is it just this one?

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Hi

I have some sort of virus that won't let me connect to my wireless network. It says it doesn't detect the network. Heres my hijack this log, Thanks for the help anyone

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 2:51:00 PM, on 9/28/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18943)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2010\bdagent.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2010\seccenter.exe
C:\Program Files\Apoint2K\Apoint.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QLBCTRL.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickTouch\HPKBDAPP.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\HpqSRmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\HPWAMain.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Wireless Assistant\WiFiMsg.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LightScribeControlPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERANTISPYWARE.EXE
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
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I have both computers connected to a wireless router.

Now, Vista is really good it can see other Vista computers, but I just couldn't get it to see the XP computer.

I don't know if the XP computer is even ready-for-network, I think so... but NOT 100%!

Where are some Step-By-Step guides to do this?
 

A:How to Wirelessly connect XP to Vista?

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Hi all. My boss has a new Dell Inspirion laptop. It has a wireless card and is set to connect wirelessly to the net. He wants to use aol (which I would NEVER reccomend anyone use!). Anyway, does anyone know of a good wireless satellite carrier that he can use? I know he can use his aol through a 3rd party connection, but aol does not offer wireless unless you use a dial-up or broadband. Something like direct pc perhaps? Thanks! Norman.
 

A:How do I connect wirelessly with a laptop?

What kind of wireless card? Is it a 802.11a/b/g (either one of those or combo) or a wireless modem from a wireless service carrier?

A 802.11a/b/g card needs a broadband connection (i.e., a wireless router connected to a T1/cable/dsl modem). He could check out AOL broadband offer (who I don't recommend, but I work with people who insist on using AOL ).

If he travels a lot for business, I would check out Verizon Wireless Broadband Speed Wireless, where you would spend about $200-$300 on their PCMICA card and $80/month for service.
 

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Hello, I recently bought an xbox 360 and have been looking for a cheap way to get around buying that $100 adapter. Since my router and xbox are in completely different sections of the house, a wired cable cant be used.

I first tried to connect two routers together wirelessly through a network bridge. Having no experience with that before, i had no clue how to do it, so I had to look it up on the Internet. I read that you had to disable DHCP, and all that, but after buyign a router, the first oruter couldn't recongnize the other, and I'm guessing that the router I bought had no support for bridging.

So, now I turn to switches. I heard from a friend that switchwes are like routers, but made to be easy for these kind of situtatioins.

I'm just asking will a switch be able to wirelessly connect to my router?
 

A:How to connect to a router wirelessly?

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Hi, I'm using HP Pavilion dv6000 Entertainment PC (Laptop) with Windows Vista O/S. Recently my Ethernet connction in the PC damaged due to a lightning (device manager in the pc says Netwaork card is working properly and request to plug-in the Ethernet cable. But it doesn't work). So I decided to use a wireless router (ADSL) to connect to the Internet.

My PC says it has connected to a wireless nwetwork, but cannot establish a link with the Internet. I'm using a U.S.Robotics (Model 9108 A) wireless G router. I've got it correctly configured using another desktop PC of one of my friends and Internet can be accessed without ant problem through the Ethernet port on that PC.

The only option left with me to use wireless facility on the said router, as the only Ethernet Port is damaged in my laptop. Need your help on this.

Thank you,

Tharu
 

A:Cannot connect to Internet wirelessly

its possible the wireless has also been damaged

post an ipconfig /all also device manager see below fo rhow

it may be secruity - take of the wireless secruity , cordless phones can stop this working correctly on certain channels

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Ipconfig on Vista
Vista does not handle permissions the same as XP.
Locate the command prompt short cut in your start menu. Right click it, choose run as administrator, then try the ipconfig.

If you want to always have the command prompt run with elevation
Right-click the command prompt icon, choose Properties
Select the Shortcut tab
Click on Advanced
Check Run as administrator

ipconfig /all

TWO Methods to do that - some people have problems with ONE----

ONE ---------------------------------
start
run
cmd
ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

TWO -----------------------------------------------

Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window and type:

IPCONFIG /ALL >C:\RESULT.TXT

Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.

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Device manager
start>
control panel>
system>
hardware tab>
device manager button>

network adapters
click on the + sign

post backs whats there

also any ! X or ?
 

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Hello. Im using Window Vista Home premium with 64 bit Operating system.
When switched on,my computer connects to the wireless network automatically. My old computer which is wired is not in use any more and my new computer would replace it. However my new computer cannot connect the network wirely.
I bought a LAN USB to connect the LAN cable to my computer and it does not seems to be wired. The wire can be plugged out anytime and the internet is still connected. I belived it's still wirelessly conencted.
Extra:When the LAN USB cable is plug into the computer, the computer has found a new hardware and want me to insert the router CD. Is this nescessary? as i lost my CD.

Please help me if there's any other way.
Thanks
 

A:Can connect Wirelessly. Not wired....

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I've never posted at one of these places before, so please forgive any etiquette related mistakes I make. I should also say that I'm not that great with computers, so it's possible I might not immediately understand suggests. I'm not at home right now, so I can't remember a few details, but I'm sure I could dredge them up later. Basically, this is my issue:

I connect to the internet wirelessly fine at home, using HP dv6 (something). No problems there. However, when I'm at my mother's house, the trouble begins. If I am the only one on the internet, it works. However, if another computer is using the network, mine drops out constantly and often refuses to connect for hours. Sometimes it reconnects and tells me it has 'limited' connectivity. When I diagnose the connection, it tries to tell me that the problem is with the wireless adaptor reaching the router. The network adapter is an Atheros something or other, and the modem is Billion something (sorry for the vagueness).

The router is password protected (WPA2-Personal), but I know that the details I'm using are fine.

The adapter driver is the most recent one possible.

Any idea what the problem could be?

Thanks for your time!

A:Windows 7 can't connect wirelessly.

Welcome to the forum Hedonistic, I'm sure that when the experts see your post they should be able to help.

Could you help them out by posting back with as much information as possible, like the make and model of the computers that are using the connection, the make and model of the router, what operating system do all the computers use and what firewalls and anti-virus programs are installed.

I know this may seem a lot of information to give but in the end it saves time if the experts have all the details at once instead of having to go backwards and forwards asking questions, your problem will be fixed much quicker then.

While you wait for more help can I suggest you have a look around the Tutorial section,there is a wealth of information and problem fixes in there.

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