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Solved: Laptop - Wireless compatibility?

Q: Solved: Laptop - Wireless compatibility?

Years ago, my parents had trouble connecting this laptop:

HP Pavillion zv5000

To my wireless Router:

NetGear WG311 802.11g

So they put it away, and years later I uncover it in a closet....

Can anyone help me troubleshoot this?

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A: Solved: Laptop - Wireless compatibility?

1) Make sure the wireless is switched on - HP have a physical switch on the machine
2) Check the device manager and see whats in network adapters - see later
3) Post an ipconfig /all here - see later
4) Make sure firewall not blocking
5) remove any wireless secruity off the router and see if it connects
{ipconfig /all}
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all

-> Start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all
post back the results here
TWO Methods to do that - if you cannot access the internet with PC, then use method 2 to copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Method ONE -------------------------------------------------------------
start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Method TWO -------------------------------------------------------------

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:


Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.


{Ping Tests}
Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Ping google.com
Post back the results

rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

post back results


{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} > network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X

for windows 7
start > control panel>
System and Security>
Device Manager


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I have this router: D-Link DGL-4300

Is it compatible with this RangeBooster card: D-Link RangeBooster G Wireless Desktop Card

Or should I get this card: D-Link DWL-G520

Thanks for your time in advance.


A:Solved: Wireless Card/Router Compatibility

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I have a "Samsung 512MB DDR2 2R X 16 PC2-5300S-555-12-A3" laptop RAM module and wanted to know if it is compatible with HP Compaq NX7400 Laptop

A:Solved: Laptop RAM Compatibility

After looking at the memory you mentioned and the the other laptop, it seems they are fully compatible, at least that is if your NX7400 Laptop can acommodate for 512MB modules per slot.

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I have a printer (with wireless capability) wired to desktop (Windows XP) and a wireless laptop (Windows 7). My question is, can the printer be connected wirelessly to the laptop as well as wired to the desktop, or does everything have to be wireless?
Another question: If I want to share files between the two computers, do they both have to be the same operating system? (one is Windows XP and the other is Windows 7)

A:Solved: Wireless Laptop/Wireless Desktop (via wireless adapter)/ printer

I would guess that the printer can be connected by ethernet and wireless, but I've never had one with both capabilities so I don't really know.

I once had a printer that worked OK connected to a network plus connected to another computer by USB. Even so, that may depend on the particular printer.

There may be two operating systems that cannot file share with each other but I don't know which ones that might be. Windows XP and 7 are fine sharing with each other (but not claiming that nobody has had any problems).

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I hope someone can give me some advice. I've a friend with a G550 running Windows 7 32 with only 2 GB of RAM, and it's woefully slow. I suggested he update to 4 GB (his system is obviously only capable of addressing 4 GB) and, as I recently updated my G560 to 8 GB (I'm running 64 bit Windows) I wondered whether I could give him one of my two old 2 GB modules (1 original, one added Crucial), or replace both, to upgrade his system? On paper, the memory seems to be similar to my untutored eye - am I missing some incompatibility between the two systems? Thanks for any help you can give.

IainLenovo G560 - Windows 7 Home Premium x64

A:Compatibility of RAM modules between G550 & G560 laptop's - SOLVED

G550:2GB, 3GB, or 4GB std / 4GB max / PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3, non-parity,dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets;Italics: standard memory in both sockets; no sockets available;Non-italics: standard memory in one socket; 1 socket available G560:2GB or 4GB std / 8GB max / PC3-8500 1066MHz DDR3, non-parity,dual-channel capable, two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets;Italics: standard memory in both sockets; no sockets available;Non-italics: standard memory in one socket; 1 socket available Both machines have same memory spec.

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This seems like it is isolated enough to figure out.

So there's a home network with desktops that are wired and 2 laptops that are wireless. The 1 wireless laptop has had a fresh reinstall of windows XP + all updates.

The problem is that the laptop has problems connecting to certain sites. When we browse to some sites, the images won't dowload (i think it times out) and it shows boxes with Xs in them. some sites work fine, but some always bad.

We've tried the laptop on a different wireless network in a different location and everything worked fine. We've also tried it at the home network with a wired connection, and again it works fine. The other laptop works fine in the home network wirelessly.
The problem only happens when the 1 laptop is on wireless on this 1 router.

I have tried lowering the MTU settings.

another thing that may be related: the problem started around the same time as we initially added the 2nd laptop to the network (it may have been a few days before or after). But when the 2nd laptop is turned off, the problem persists.

Thanks for any help you might volunteer

A:Solved: Wireless laptop can't visit certain sites on 1 wireless router

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Make and model of the broadband modem.
Make and model of the router.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Make/model of your computer.
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP-Home (or XP-Pro), SP2, Vista, etc.

Also, please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

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Hello there,

We have a WRT300N Linksys router (updated firmware) with 2 very recent laptops (Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T9600 2.8GHz 3GB RAM 32-bit running Windows 7 - fully updated) connected to our wireless network.

Last week, everything was fine.

Two days ago, the internet connection for my laptop became intermittently VERY slow.
The internet service we have is for 30 mbps. I did a speed test but didn't have enough "juice" to finish the test. Even if I load google.com, the page would time out or say that the server is down. Downloading of email is also intermittently VERY slow. I am unable to play any online games as my connection is not fast enough...

The other laptop works perfectly fine.

I scanned for viruses using Avira, for malware using MalwareBytes and ran diagnostic tests for my wireless card. All seems fine. I called my ISP and they said that all is fine on their side.

We tried unplugging the router/modem and rebooting the computer - no change.
I downloaded Xirrus WiFi Monitor and have enclosed the screenshot as well as my IP config /all.

In my device manager I have the following under Network Adapters (all updated):
1) Intel 82567LF Gigabit Network Connection
2) Intel WiFi Link 5300 AGN
3) Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

My friend says it could be because of Second Life and all the java plugins it requires I could have a problem.

What could this be? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance!

A:Solved: Wireless network - One fast laptop, one slow laptop...HELP!!

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I just bought an IBM Think Pad and my son loaded ACT on it. I have internet connection via QWEST DSL Modem My desktop is directly connect to the modem. My old laptop was working using the wireless gateway on the modem and a Linksys wireless feature on the laptop. I have been unable to get my new Think Pad to operate with its built-in wireless feature.
The QWEST service person suggested I might have to turn off virus protection to establish a wireless conection and suggested I contact you to see if there is a compatibility problem.
Do you have any suggestions or thoughts on this? I have spent hours trying various approaches and am left frustrated!
Peter B Bandy

A:Wireless compatibility

Well the first thing to note are the different versions of wireless connections. They are all based on the 802.11 standard but there are different variants 'a', 'b', 'g', and soon to be 'n'.

'b' and g are compatible with each other, they just operate a different speeds. 'a' however, is not compatible with either 'b' or 'g', but 'n' is backwards compatible with all them. The first thing to check is whether or not your thinkpad has a compatible wireless card ('b' and 'g' are the most common).

Did you ever setup your modem's wireless gateway? There are a few options that could have a similar effect. You could have disabled the Broadcast SSID, you could have setup some type of encryption, or you could have mac filtering on. This would determine all on whether or not you configured them (or a family member maybe) because they do not come set like this initially.

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I am new to this site and welcome your input/advice.

I own a Belkin Wireless Network PCI card that is running on a Win ME machine and Belkin Wireless adaptor running on a Win XP machine.

I am in search of a wireless router and will purchase Belkin, but if compatibility isn't an issue would rather purchase another brand.

Can someone let me know if wireless routers are compatible with most other wireless components?

Any help or advice would be great.

I really want to get my home network moving and the router is my last step.



A:Wireless Compatibility

If the wireless clients are 802.11b compatible devices, any 802.11b compatible wireless router should work. I don't like Belkin much either, since they're not really a manufacturer, but just a repackager, and you don't really know what you're getting. Stick with the major brands, SMC, D-Link, Linksys, etc. and you'll be fine. If you check out More Stuff 4 Less, OfficeMax has a wireless D-Link router for about $15 after rebates, seems like just the ticket for you.

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I have a Microsoft Combo Wireless Keyboard and Mose running on my computer. using OS Microsoft 10 Pro  The Mouse has died - beyond repair.  I love the keyboard functionality and want to keep it.
Current Parts:
Microsoft Wireless Laser Keyboard 6000 v2;   Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 Model 1052;  Microsoft Wireless Desktop Receiver 3.1 Model 1028.
Q> Which new Microsoft Wireless Mouse models would be contemptible with my existing system?

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I am attempting to help a friend troubleshoot a wireless problem. His notebook and wireless router use 802.11g while my notebook and router use 802.11b. Am I correct in assuming the g notebook should work off the b router but the b notebook would not work on the g router? Trying to determine if the issue is with the notebook or router.

Thanks, Bob

A:Wireless b/g compatibility

A 802.11b device will connect directly with a 802.11g device at speeds of up to 11 Mbps.
See http://www.netgear.com/pdf_docs/ABGs_of_Wireless_2.03.1.pdf for fuller details.

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I just bought a laptop with an internal Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 802.11a/g Mini Card.

Is this compatible with a Belkin Wireless G router? or should I purchase the Belkin Wireless G Notebook Card also.

A:Belkin Wireless G Compatibility

yep. the standard for wifi is (commonly now) is 802.11g. G is mostly backwards compatible (i think, need to confirm this). buying another adaptor when you already have one is kinda a waste of money, unless you plan on using it for a different machine.... just get the router, set the configuration etc and it should all go well..

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I have a linksys broadband router (BEFSR41). I am thinking of getting wireless access point from dlink (DI9-900AP+). Hoave anyone tried this combination b4? I am afraid that if i buy oreadi and the two device don't work well, i will have problem exchanging or another AP. I am thinking of using a wireless card given to me by my fren. Its a Cisco aironet 350. Because all 3 products are of diff company, i am afraid of compatibility prolems later.

A:help on wireless compatibility issue

Believe it or not, you can actually shop around and buy a wireless router for less than the 900AP+, and have a much easier integrated configuration. Visit places like Pricewatch and check out wireless router prices, you'll be surprised. Also, you should check places like More Stuff4Less and see if there's any rebate deals to really make the price sweet.

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Are there compatibility concerns when mixing vendors in a wireless network?

I have a Belkin Wireless G router and a Belking PCI wireless NIC. I might need a range extender but I can't find any Belkin extenders in my area. Can I mix in a Linksys, D-Link, or?? extenders or should I consider buying a new router, NIC and extender from the same manufacturer?

A:Wireless vendor compatibility

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I have two computers using wireless at home, one being a desktop and the other a laptop. The desktop has never had a wireless problem but the laptop drops the connection "randomly"--anywhere from 1 to 10+ times a day. In the router's log it says this at every disconnect: wl0: 11g : DeAuthentication (rcvd. station leaving). The signal strength is fine, and this seems to happen regardless of where the laptop is in my home. What really gets me is that I've taken this laptop to friends' homes and wifi hot spots and never had a problem. Does my laptop's adapter just hate my router?

Laptop has SMC 802.11g 108Mbps card.
Router is Buffalo Wireless-G MIMO.

Thanks in advance.

A:Wireless Compatibility Issue?


This is just a guess, but something I have seen before. There may be something with your security settings between your laptop and router. Perhaps if you blow away the wireless connection profile on the laptop and then rebuild it (or just create another one) it may solve your issue.

Good luck

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Hi, im planning on buying a wireless router, and this is the one i have in mind. I need to know whether this pci card will be compatible with it so i can run the net all over my house .

Here are the links:
Belkin Router
Belkin PCi Card

EDIT: in case the links dont work:
Belkin 125g Wireless Cable/DSL Internet Gateway Router
Belkin 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter

A:Wireless router compatibility

Yes. They're both IEEE 802.11g and so will be fine. A modem/router is a better option as it cuts out any problems interfacing with you modem.

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Have looked at Windows 7 compatibility centre for recommended wireless adapters and it seems that most people are having problems. Can anybody tell me of an adapter that will work with 32bit or 64bit Windows 7 Ultimate (P6T-SE motherboard)

A:Conflicting reports about compatibility (wireless)

I am using this D-Link DWA-140 Wireless N USB Adapter with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and haven't had any compatibility issues. It connects to my D-Link router at the full 300Mbps.

It was previously running in my XP SP3 Laptop (32-bit), again without problems.

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Hi, i have purchased a netgear 54mbps router, a 54mbps pcmia card for a laptop and a 108mbps usb wireless adapter for my desktop, the laptop connects fine to the internet and router, and the PC connects to the router no problem with a signal speed ranging from 11mbps to 48mbps, but the internet on the PC has completely slowed up slower than dial up!!

its USB 2.0 Device and my PCs USB is 1.0
i am using xp pro without service pack 2

could this be the problem or does it sound like a virus????

A:Wireless internet problem or USB 2.0 compatibility with 1.0

When running a USB2.0 device in a USB1.0 port nothing runs differently except the speed the device can physically operate at.

Do you use youe router to automatically assign IP details as i have come across thenm in the past blocking specific pc's out for no reason. Normally a simple router reboot fixes.

Have you checked the USB stick on a different pc, just to check that it is fully functional. I would also try internet on the pc with a cable connection to the router ( however this is not always possible).

You do not need to install windows XP SP2. It is just a resources hog. THe XP firewall is not good in it either, you pc will operate better with a free firewall of the web and even free antivirus such as AVG from www.grisoft.com.

If you are concerned about a virus install and run a good program. With DSL you can afford to get updates automatically every day or so. It means you are more secure, I would also run a spyware scanner such as Spy Bot Search and Destroy or Adaware Remover.

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I currently have a wireless network set up with a Belkin wireless router (802.11g) and recently recieved a Playstation 2 Network Adaptor for christmas. The problem is I need a bridge for the PS2 NA, but belkin does not have one yet. I was wondering if I were to buy a Linksys Wireless-G Game Adapter would it be able to recieve signals from my Belkin router? I assume they are the same signal because they are both 802.11g, so I don't see why it wouldn't work, but I was wondering if any of you have had any experience with this or tried this before.


A:Wireless network product compatibility

It should work, but I have personally never tried that combination.

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Ok. Since I got my laptop 6 months ago - I've been trying to get it's inbuilt wireless to work properly. The only problem is the best connection I can get is just 'Local' when I switch on the wireless.

I have a Toshiba Satellite L30-10S that runs Vista.
My router is a Netgear DG834PN which came with the WPN111 wireless adaptor.
I've been using the adaptor to access the internet on it, and it works fine but it's annoying me since it has to use up one of the USBs.

Some of my friends have told me that perhaps the router can only comunicate with it's own brand but my other wireless stuff can connect to it no problem.

Can you guys give me any help.

A:Solved: A little help with my laptop's wireless.

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Hi there, Just bought the following laptop:


(The Pro version)

It came without an operating system, so I installed XP Pro, it did come with a disc containing Drivers for Audio, Graphics and built in webcam which all installed and work correctly, but when it came to installing the WLAN I got an error message "Device not found please enable it before installing drivers!"

If hold the function key and press F11 (F11 having the wireless symbol) a LED light either switches on or off but I still get the error message as above.

So is my laptop wireless enabled? Or do I need to buy a USB device to connect to my wireless broandband?

Thanks in advanced.

A:Solved: Is my Laptop wireless?

Sorted it, driver wasn't installing correctly.

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I was recently given an almost useless laptop, which I was told if I could do anything with, I could have it. I ended up completely reinstalling the whole OS - Windows XP. The laptop is a Packard Bell Easy Note MV35-V-007. I also have a stand alone computer, which has been set up for VirginMedia broadband for quite a while. In trying to get wireless on my laptop, I bought a NetGear wireless router. This I've connected into my broadband modem, and it appears to be working fine, as well as the wireless. However, on my laptop, when you display the network connections, there isn't any option of a wireless network, only a LAN or high-speed internet.

Is there any reason for this? And is there any way around it so that I can actually connect the wireless to my laptop? I've been told that it has already been connected to the internet, although that was through an external modem which I no longer have. Also, when I first got the laptop, I went onto the networks, and it picked up a load of networks that were around, so the wireless was at least picking up signals when I got it, so I think it may be because I reinstalled the OS?

Any help will be gratefully received, thanks

A:Solved: Wireless Laptop

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I had to re-install windows xp on my dell inspiron 2200. Now I can;t find my wireless icon to setup my connection. I went to the help and support section and it said to double click on the wireless icon in the lower right corner of my desk top, there is no wireless icon there. help please.

A:Solved: wireless laptop

Click Start>Control Panel>System>Hardware(Tab)>Device Manager Do you have anything with a yellow "?"

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I just got a wireless laptop and I was able to get it to recognize the wireless signal but when I connect to it I only get a partial connection. It says there was a problem getting an IP address or something along those lines. Anyone have an idea about what I can do next?

A:Solved: Wireless laptop

you have marked solved - so i assume all ok now

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I have a Intel Wireless-N 7260 and i want to know if i can install it on my Pavilion 14 v009la, it haves an AMD A10-5745MPlease help    

A:hp Pavilion 14 v009la compatibility with Intel Wireless-N 72...

Hi: Most of the time, an Intel wireless card won't work in a notebook with an amd processor and chipset. You can try it as long as your notebook has two antenna leads to connect to the card. The worse that can happen is it won't work. If you want a dual band wireless N card with bluetooth for your notebook that will work (as long as you have 2 antenna leads), then use the Broadcom dual band card. Broadcom BCM943228HMB 802.11abgn 2×2 Wi-Fi Adapter, Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter for use on all computer models  HP Part # 730668-001   

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Hi all,

I'm currently using another laptop, but I broke my wifi card, and took one from the old Dell laptop. It's 1397 mini card. 
I'm running windows 10, and can not turn the wi-fi on. 
Drivers were installed automatically card is defined y system, but tumbler just stick in Off position and no possibility to turn wi-fi on.
I have checked BIOS set up and there is no options to manage WLAN on this level.

Is it even possible that dell wireless card would work on another laptop?

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I was thinking of purchasing a wireless phone jack to use with my wireless printer to fax.

I use Time Warner Cable for the wireless phone service that runs thru the Arris Touchstone telephony modem they provided.

The wireless printer fax I own is an all in one Epson Workforce 600.

Will my fax work if I plug a wireless phone jack into the modem and plug the included extender jack into an outlet to connect to my wirelless printer.

I know there are a lot of diff. wireless phone jacks. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

Thank you,


A:Question-Wireless phone jack compatibility

I'd make SURE you buy one that claims FAX compatibility, and also from a place that offers return privileges. I've seen a number of stories of disappointment using these for FAX connections.

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Hi! My AR5BXB63 wireless card in My MSI VR630 just failed. I'm thinking of purchasing a different mode, one which supports wireless n mode, like this.
My question is, that will this work in my laptop? I think it will, becasuse as far as I know, PCIE is a universal interface and it should support anything I plug into it whith the same interface. Though it is mentioned on the ebay page that it will only work with certain chipsets. Who is right then? Also, there is a wifi enable/disable button on my notebook, will that work? Or is that button the reason why this wireless card won't work with any chipset?
Thanks in advance.

A:Mini PCIE wireless card compatibility

PCI-e IS universal, it will work with every MB, but your OS has to have drivers for it. Either built in, on the manufacturers website, or on windows update (I have Win 8 and it had no drivers for mine, so I had to use my power line adapter to supply internet to my computer for windows update to get the driver). So what I am saying is as long as you have a wired internet connection to use as an alternative then you should be fine.

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Does anyone have experience with a Bell Netgear MBR1210 and a wireless printer? If so, which one? Our home computers all connect wirelessly to the Netgear, but are not networked to each other (by choice). Are wireless printers as simple to set up as "plug & play" devices?

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I was wondering if anyone knows if an Intel Wireless-N 7260 - Network adapter - PCI Express Half height Mini Card with Bluetooth is compatible with my Dell Inspiron 1564 laptop and also ok with windows 10. It visually looks exactly the same but I am not sure whether to buy one in case. If anyone knows it is not ok, is there another Intel one that is compatible. Many thanks.

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I want to do a wireless connection for our laptop and don't know what to buy can some one help me? We have a DSL connection and am using a router for another computer in the basement so I have room in the router for other connections. The laptop is a Dell with windows xp home it has a wireless connection already cause the wife is using it for college and it connects at college with no wires.


A:Solved: wireless connection for laptop

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I have a Netgear router, with a PC connected to it via a wireless PCI card and a laptop
connected to it via intenral wireless card.

I am helping a friend with there laptop, which has a wireless network card. This laptop
will not connect to my netweork. It can see the network, and when I try to connect it
asks for the Network Key, accepts it trys to connect for a while but fails.

My PC and other laptop are connected fine. I have rebooted everything, changed the network Key to check that I can recoonect my PC and other laptop.

The laptop that doesn't work, is running WZC. ipconfig just tells me about the
cards and that they aren't connected.

Any ideas?

A:Solved: Wireless Problem with laptop

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Ok Folks, Here is a fun one. I have an older laptop that I am going to carry in my car. I will load Musicmatch or WMP and play mp3 discs. Here is the question. What hardware do I need to send a rf signal to the fm radio in my car so I can tune to a certain frequency and pick up the mps playing on the laptop? If you have any ideas or could provide a link to hardware it would be appreciated.


A:Solved: Laptop to a wireless MP3 Player

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have desktop and laptop with XP

I can not get the desktop printer to print stuff off the laptop.

I ran the network wizard and i think that all is fine there as I can view shared files from the desktop on the laptop.

all worked when i initially set up the network several months ago but yesterday after i had to reinstall windows something is causing the printer to not show up. when i go into printers and faxes and try to add the printer i hit a road block. as i recall initially i had to intstall the printer drivers and so i did that but nothing is showing up. when i try to add the printer there are no printers showing up. i go thru the wizard and when i get to the point of having to name the printer i have tried different things but no luck. i hit a dead end where it wont recognize the name.

A:Solved: cant' get laptop to print via wireless

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WIndows vista....will not detect wireless. Bios shows no lan/wlan settings,etc. I installed a ethernet driver from HP site for my laptp....HPG60 235DX. Does not show anywireless networks at all. Checked device manager and it says the Ethernet driver is working properly. What else should I check...I thought BIOS would have a ENABLE/DIABLE for wireless but no such thingy.

A:Solved: Cant find wireless on HP G60 laptop

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Hi guys, my oldman's laptop has an issue with the wireless signal. His laptop can connect to the internet through ethernet fine, but when he tries to do it the other way it won't connect. It recognizes the network and connects to it, signal strength says excellent but the speed is always at 54.6mps. I'm assuming that's suppose to be at 100 unless I'm mistaken. Here's what I've already tried to do.

-typed cmd and tried pinging servers and sites no luck.
-tried resetting the router, and checked the settings, no luck.
-tried repairing the network and renewing IP and such, no luck.
-tested to see if the router was working, it works on other computers, and the xbox 360 fine.
-tried restarting computer, system restore, and disabling and re-enabling the wireless network.

I'm stumped at this point what else to try, I'm thinking his card isn't getting a strong enough signal no more and it fried or is on the verge of frying. That or he has a very bad virus. Any other input?

A:Solved: Laptop wireless issue.

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hi guys
never tried this before first timer my problem is i have set up a wireless connection aprox 10 days ago set up 3 pc's (2 desk top 1 lap top) no problem got a second laptop,
aspire 5051awxmi it will not connect to the internet every thing is set up and i have a very good signal to the router and when i click repair it says it is unable to find a ip address started this at 9:15 this morning and am still at it after being on the phone to ntl(my service provider) netgear,belkin,acer (who make the lap top and even ebuyer where i bought it on top of that someone advertised in my local paper. found this site in a magazine and read the problems from vodkagirl mine are the same except with a new laptop.thought i'd try a wider audience.
at my wits end

A:Solved: wireless problem on laptop

a few things to try

One is can you post an ipconfig /all of a working PC and your new laptop - post in seperat answers and mark which is which - so we know, just in case

next download and copy - using a CD or if the laptop works connected by cable this program

ipconfig /all
TWO Methods to do that - some people have problems with ONE----

ONE ---------------------------------
ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

TWO -----------------------------------------------

Start, Run, CMD to open a DOS window and type:


Open C:\RESULT.TXT with Notepad and copy/paste the entire results here.


is the router set up for a secure connection - if so it may be worth removing and see if the laptop will connect - maybe a problem with secruity

some laptops have a switch for the wireless on the machine - it is turned on i assume


control panel>
hardware tab>
device manager button>

network adapters
click on the + sign

post backs whats there

also any ! X or ?

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Vista Laptop Gateway M-1625 with Realtek rtl8187B integrated wireless suddenly won't connect even though diagnostic says the device is working. Other laptops connect to wireless router. Gateway laptop works fine on Ethernet wire. The device manager says the device is working properly. Network diagnostics says to turn on the device - but the switch is on! Updated driver to Realtek 6.1158.609.2009 => no change. Any ideas before I buy a new module?

A:Solved: Laptop wireless won't connect

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Hi guys, anyone know the equipment needed to operate my laptop monitor wireless to a HDTV? I have a 6 year old Sony Vaio laptop and a 2010 Panasonic 1080 plasma. Distance between the two, about 6 feet, thanks,...Tom

A:Solved: Wireless laptop to HDTV

Does this help????


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Hello, I have a Sony K-45 laptop, Windows XP Home SP2, DSL modem, Netgear WGT624 wireless router set to WPA2 security. Everything works very well. I want to take my laptop to a friend's home and use it. She has a new HP Vista desktop, cable internet service, no wireless. Is it just a matter of taking a ethernet cable from her modem, to my laptop? If not, can someone help me with the procedure? When I bring my laptop back home, will setting have to be reset? Thanks!

A:Solved: Wireless laptop to wired

That's all there is to it. One thing to consider, you need to power cycle the modem for 30 seconds or so when you change the attached computer. This applies to plain cable modems, for a router you can just plug the cable in.

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Ok, I bought a used laptop with a fresh install of XP Pro w/SP3...
It's a Dell Inspiron 1000 (only 449 MB RAM, I know not much) and I was wondering if I buy an Intel Internal Wireless LAN Card 2200BG WM3B2200BG, is this all I need to make it wireless capable? And is this something I have to open up my laptop to install? (I don't see where it would go "outside" of the laptop)
What else would I need after installing it to have wireless web access "wherever I go"? (Note: I am going to Mexico for a few months and need to have access to my website.)
Thanks so much!
EDIT: Ok, I'm editing this because "I do see" a slot that looks the size of the LAN card, but when I see a picture of the card, it has "pins" like a memory card, so I'm not understanding how it would slide into the slot that I see... which has a push button like the floppy drives have...? Or am I looking at the wrong card for my laptop?

A:Solved: Need to make my old laptop wireless

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I bought a Linksky router and installed it on my Dell desktop. I am trying to make my new Dell laptop Inspiron 1420 wireless and can't figure it out. My desktop Linsky instructions say to open a browser on the laptop and type in www.linksysfix.com/ela but...I cannot get on the internet.

It says to attach a temporary network cable to the router. I do not have an additional temporary network cable. And when I clicked on the choice that I do not have one, it told me something about using the CD that came with the computer. I don't have a CD that says anything about wireless, and I don't understand and am pulling my hair out for the past 1-1/2 hours.

I also need to set up my daughter's laptop. Again, no additional cable available and she does not currently have the internet.

What can I do? Please HELP! Thanks,

A:Solved: HELP!!! Can't get new laptop wireless connection

there should be a number they should provide you with, you type into the browser so you can access the router to turn on the wireless and also to add security. It should look something like this >

This temporary cable should have come with the router (ethernet cable) so you create the connection. Then you input the no. then access the router etc etc etc.

Also can you tell me the name of the router.

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Firstoff please be patient... am an old guy, non techy and I may use the wrong words and terms but am searching for some help, please.

Have a router on my pc with two laptops accessing dsl successfully, at home. Wanted to take one laptop out to local cafe offering wireless, with negative results.

When booting up, it cycled thru windows twice, showed the desktop for a while and displayed a blue screen that disappeared before it could be completely read and understood.

I do remember that it mentioned " is this the first time this message has been displayed" and "memory dump" near the bottom.

I tried to boot up 3 times with same results.

I, obviously, was unable to connect to the internet.

Upon returning home, was unable to completely duplicate the problem. The battery was now below 50% and doesn't run long at that level. I almost always run this computer from a transformer.

I booted the computer using the transformer and everything was normal. I pulled the cord and it continued to run on battery for an hour.

Card on this computer is D Link Air plus DWL G630.

Where should I start looking?

A:Solved: Laptop wireless won't work elsewhere

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We've recently set up a new access point on our wireless network. Everything (fiancé's mum's laptop, the Wii, and our DS's) connects to the Internet just fine through the wireless... except of course, my computer.
If I move my computer to the other side of the house and use the other access point, it connects fine. The two wireless access points use the same SSID but are (almost) out of range of each other and use non-conflicting channels (6 and 11 - I'm told these are non-conflicting). However, on this side of the house, with the new access point, my computer can detect the access point with a high signal, can connect to it, but cannot connect to the Internet through it.
So far, I've tried:
Turning off all firewalls on my computer.
Assigning a static IP within the address range of the network.

And that's it I'm out of ideas! Does anyone have any other ideas we could try, or know of any security settings that are tucked away which could be causing this? My laptop is on Vista, and normally uses ZAP firewall, though as I mentioned, I did try disabling this.

Oh, I somehow fixed it. No idea how ^^

A:Solved: Everything can use the wireless network except my laptop!

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I am unable to connect my MAXDATA laptop (XP Pro) to the internet (ISP Tiscali) using wireless although it will connect using cable. The MAXDATA shows a strong wireless signal and connection. My home network uses a Zoom ADSL X5 modem and a Linksys Wireless G Access Point. The Wireless connection still works well with my other laptop (Vista) and my other desktops work well using cable.

The MAXDATA has recently had a new keyboard and the RAM has been increased to 2GB from 512 MB and Kaspersky 2009 installed. I have disabled this but this has had no effect. Before these changes it did connect using wireless.

Has anyone any ideas.


A:Solved: Laptop will not connect to Web using wireless

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I have a Sony PCG-K23. I was trying to reinstall my wireless lan drivers today and my wireless internet has completely stopped working. I reinstalled the drivers from the sony web site and am not getting any wireless anymore. Can someone please help me?

A:Solved: Laptop Wireless Not Working!

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