Wireless Internet connection problems

November 27, 2009 at 15:22:12
Specs: Win2k
I did a clean install on an older PC I had. Reinstalled Win 2000 pro. Purchased a Netgear wireless adapter. Everything loaded find, show a connection to my wireless modem however, I can't get on the internet. Every time I click on explore it says "page cannot be displayed". What do I need to do to get online?

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November 27, 2009 at 16:11:31
Have you setup the wireless Modem / Router correctly? (Read the manual on how to do this)

You also have to configure the wireless network adapter of your PC (SSID - name of your wireless network, encryption type and key - the encryption type and key configured in the Modem / Router).

This should also be described in the manual of the router.

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November 27, 2009 at 17:43:45
I'll check the router manual. The wireless router is attached to my PC which runs Vista, the second PC runs Win2k. So I need to go into my PC and reconfig it for the second PC to be able to go online? I thought maybe I needed to to that thru the second PC because the second PC wasn't finding my IP address.

I thought just loading the software was all I needed to do and Wa La I'm online! Geez how confusing.

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November 27, 2009 at 18:11:15
You have to configure the routers wireless option if not already done.

Then you have to configure the Windows 2000 wireless card to use the appropriate wireless network, which should be shown in the available wireless networks list.
You also need to configure the encryption key, if you use wireless encryption on the router.
And it is strongly adviced to use wireless encryption.

This all has nothing to do with the configuration on the Vista PC, except it's also connected via wireless.
But you can configure your wireless router from the Vista PC by using a browser.

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