Establish wireless network

Dell INSPIRON 6000
January 30, 2009 at 08:02:39
Specs: Windows XP, 1.7GHz, 0.99 GB of RAM
Hello everyone,
I installed Windows XP(professional) on my laptop.I could not establish wireless network from my machine. Then I tried ipconfig from the command prompt.It just displayed Windows IP Configuration. Could anyone let me know how to fix this issue?
Thanks,
bobby



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#1
January 30, 2009 at 08:18:51
I could not establish wireless network from my machine.

Establish it with what exactly?

Are you trying to create a wireless network with a wireless SOHO Router?

Are you trying to create an ad hoc wireless network with another laptop?

A little more detail would be helpful.

Then I tried ipconfig from the command prompt.It just displayed Windows IP Configuration. Could anyone let me know how to fix this issue?

Ipconfig is not a tool for setting or changing TCP/IP information. It's a tool for showing you what your TCP/IP settings are. It also does a few other things, but that is it's main purpose.

If you're trying to set TCP/IP information for a network interface you either have to go into the Properties of the Network Interface, or, you can use the netsh command from a command prompt window.


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#2
January 30, 2009 at 10:05:33
Hello Curt,
I am trying to make wireless network work on my machine.My desktop has the router attached to it. I am trying to find the network on my laptop.WiFi is also off on my laptop.
Thanks
bobby

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#3
January 30, 2009 at 12:22:44
I am trying to find the network on my laptop.WiFi is also off on my laptop.

Ok ,the WiFi being 'off' on the laptop is why you're not seeing, or connecting to, your wireless network. You need to turn the wireless interface on in order to be able to use it.


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#4
January 30, 2009 at 12:29:00
Hello Curt,
I am trying to make wireless network work on my machine.My desktop has the router attached to it. I am trying to find the network on my laptop.WiFi is also off on my laptop.
Thanks
bobby

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#5
January 30, 2009 at 13:59:31
bobby, you already said that. Did you install the drivers for the built-in wireless card? If so, you need to turn on the wireless on the laptop. You can't get a signal without it being on.

"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown


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#6
January 30, 2009 at 15:12:52
"I installed Windows XP(professional) on my laptop"
did you install the drivers for the built in wireless?

larry


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