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wireless laptop not connecting

packard bell
February 13, 2006 at 08:26:19
Specs: xp, 512


Hi, i recently bought a laptop with wireless capability. I also bought a D-link wireless/ethernet router. What i have done is attached the router to my existing PC through the ethernet port as instructed. Its fine and im connected this way. However when i try to search for a wireless network with my laptop nothing comes up. I tried some things like using a usb to share settings or something like that but i dont understand what good its for. I think my main problem here is not being able to connect to the internet using my laptop even though i have set up my wireless router in the same room. Any help would be appreciated.
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#1
February 14, 2006 at 02:36:32

Make sure your laptop's wireless radio is turned on. It may be a switch on the side of the laptop or a function-key combination to turn it on or off. Most will indicate it's on with an LED.

Also, double check to make sure the router's wireless radio is turned on via the admin page (192.168.0.1)


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#2
February 26, 2006 at 03:40:24

I had the same problem. "No wireless network in range" I don't have a router.

You will have to assign each computer with an IP address 192.168.0.1 and 192.168.0.3 respectively.

If you are using D-Link Wireless Utility give your SSID a name - eg HOME. Wireless mode set to Ad-Hoc.

The best thing I did was to phone D-Link and they guided me through the process.

Check your firewall settings and make sure that ICS (Internet Connection Sharing) is allowed and that any program on your laptop that you want to allow to connect to the internet is allowed to connect and is not being blocked.

Again try calling your Security software company for help. It does save a lot of hassle.


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