Cannot connect to wireless network in laptop

Dell Inspiron black 15r notebook
April 6, 2011 at 20:09:22
Specs: Windows 7, 3Gb
Hi,

I've been trying to setup a wireless connection in my new Laptop DELL Inspiron N5010 with Windows 7. I have a router - NETGEAR DG834G v4. I lost the network password and its a WEP key. I had already set up a wireless connection in my old laptop, but when i tried to set it up the security password box doesn't appear and also, i dont know whether i have a wireless Adapter. Basically a layman when it comes to setting this connection up. So if anybody can help me with this with full details???


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#1
April 6, 2011 at 20:26:45
Connect to the router by lan cable.
In the browser, type in the ip address of your router, e.g. 192.168.1.1
Login to the routers web configuration tool and check the wireless security settings for the used WEP key.

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#2
April 6, 2011 at 23:06:26
Hi,

The router NETGEAR is connected to a Desktop PC with windows XP.

I actually tried to retrieve the key by implementing the following in the Desktop PC:
1. start>run>cmd
ipconfig /all
2. Used the default gateway address in the internet and generated WEP keys by giving my own passphrase.

I got four WEP keys and i tried using one of these keys to login, but it dint work. Then, I tried setting it up without password, and creating a Workgroup and tried using "Obtain DNS address automatically". But the problem is now that dialog box which asks for Security/ Network Password doesn't appear instead it tries to connect automatically to the NETGEAR, but ultimately the connection fails. But i can view the available network connections. If i troubleshoot the problem, it doesn't help.

And one more thing is that i dont know if my wireless adapter is enabled or disabled. How do i check that? But when i checked the adapter settings in the Networks & Sharing center, it shows "Bluetooth Connection, Disconnected", "Wireless Connection 1, Not Connected, (with a cross)", "Wireless Connection 2, Not Connected, (Wi-fi Mini port, with a Cross)" and "Wireless Connection 3, Not Connected, (Wi-fi Mini port, with a Cross)" Whether do i have a built in wireless adapter? no idea. How do i check that?

Please elaborate the solution for this.



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#3
April 7, 2011 at 08:09:53
You can log on to wireless router to identify the wireless encryption key, if not probably you can use this wireless key finder on old laptop (the one connected to this wireless network before) to locate the key.

In addition, you can check out this wireless network troubleshooting tips article too, hope able to help you solving your problem.


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#4
April 7, 2011 at 09:19:17
While only bluetooth is enabled, that doesn't meet your needs.
The router do not support Bluetooth.
Can you rightclick one of the wireless network connections to enable it?

As picohat mentioned, if you ahve configured the router to use e.g. WEP wireless encryption, you must use this encryption key and the correct encryption type at the computers wireless connection too.
By default, the first encryption key of the 4 listed keys is used.

You wrote, that you can see available network connections.
Is one of the available network connections named NETGEAR?
Netgear routers do use NETGEAR as the default name for the wireless network unless you change it manually.

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#5
April 8, 2011 at 22:33:28
Hi

I found out the problem, I had to install the driver. After installing the driver, the security password box appears. Now, i had changed the WEP key to WPA-PSK key. And, I had my wi-fi button on, Intel Wi-fi adapter Enabled, and gave this WPA - PSK key, but still i'm unable to connect it to the router. The DNS server address remains the same - It obtains the address automatically.


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#6
April 8, 2011 at 22:49:28
And i want to add one more thing, My wireless connection shows Unidentified Network and Network connectivity status shows "No network".

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#7
April 9, 2011 at 03:10:13
Hi, Thanks all
I've restored settings in the router entirely, configured it and got my net connected. Thanks for the help though :)

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#8
April 9, 2011 at 04:24:30
Great !!!
You are welcome.

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