my wifi is installed incorrectly - can you please help

November 4, 2013 at 00:19:16
Specs: Windows 7
When the laptop starts up it tells me that the wireless is set up incorrectly and keeps trying to startup like the old dial up, and it still needs to be connected with the cable, therefore not wireless, when it should be.

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November 4, 2013 at 03:19:11
Open Control Panel > Network & Sharing Centre
Click "Connect to a network".
A list of wireless networks should appear, one of them will be your router.
Click on that then type in the wireless security key or passphrase in the pop-up box.

You must disconnect the wired network (ethernet) cable first, before going through the above steps, otherwise wireless will not work. You can't have both wired & wireless connected to your computer at the same time.

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November 4, 2013 at 09:56:45
( I get a Broadband ( PPPoE) connection but not the wifi). Thanks , after trying this it tells me "The modem has reported an error" :Connection error with 651"

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November 4, 2013 at 10:45:51
What is the name and model number of your laptop?

Did Wifi ever work or is this your first try?

When you are in Network & Sharing Centre go to "Change Adapter Settings". Let us know exactly what items are showing there and whether any item has an X (disabled). No need to actually change anything yet.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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November 5, 2013 at 15:48:29
mmm… Without answering the initial question first…

Whenever I've set up wifi I've never had to disable the existing cat-5 connection first...

I have both cat-5 (ethernet) and wifi enabled on my Macbook Pro and a Mac Mini; and also an elderly Acer Win-XP system - both connections active and working at the same time…

On the Mac Mini the wifi is 44% faster than the cat-5 (ethernet connection). But as the cat-5 is via a Devolo LAN over mains system/ 85Mps adapter likely that will allow for the difference between it and the wifi…?

Also just tested the Mac Mini by removing the cat-5 connection - wifi was still active and I didn't lose connection to here. And when wifi disabled (switched off) and cat-5 active - again no loss of connection… So both appear to be running OK at the same time?

Many cat-5/wifi printers won't allow both methods to run at the same time; you have to disable one or other...

Re' the initial question:

A quick trawl via google using the posted error message (The modem has reported an error :Connection error with 651) as the search term/string brings up a range of responses.

One here (a longish list of error codes) gives a general why and how to fix…

and another - much more specific:

Useful to answer Derek's questions too; as that information may allow folks here to help/advise more fully...

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