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XP Home Edition & Linksys Wireless-G adapter not connecting to home DSL/Wireless

Q: XP Home Edition & Linksys Wireless-G adapter not connecting to home DSL/Wireless

Hello. *This is my first post and PC or internet tech site too. *I want to THANK ALL OF YOU whom donate your valuable time. *I DO KNOW that time is money and i always appreciate others whom see the importance of reaching out in way of help, as HELP is priceless and usually free to give? *I hope that I'm doing this right, as in posting in the correct area? *Getting these issues worked out is very important. *I have read through some of your posts or threads, though most that pertained to me were a bit "technical". *I am considered old school, new to Wireless stuff, although I am usually a very fast learner and naturally a bit intelligent? *If we are talking animal medicine or animal "issues" in general, I am one of those go-to people.
PC info: *The Gateway BOX says 2003 on bottom & sticker bought from Sams Club (like our CA- West Coast PriceClub or Costco). *The box states Windows XP HOME EDITION w/ only the PC specs, but NO MANUFACTURING DATE. *I cannot even find a date on the PC itself. *The PC came in original box, though w/ no paper work. *I bought this Gateway All-In-One system from a family member (elderly) for $30, I believe it is AT LEAST 5 yrs old and appears to be very full of "stuff" that i do not want. *Norton had expired, I don't believe PC *had been used by elderly (mid to late 80's) owner for 3 yrs (6-2009). *After that, i believe his sons (the not to be trusted kind) messed w/ the PC offline or maybe through dial up and w/ no virus/spy protection. *I just got PC in*
my possession (May 2012). * I have not updated it's Norton as I am not eager about spending ? $100 on something that is very slow or now does not work. *A few websites (mainly vitamin buying, dating-friend sites, coupon sites) had a warning from Windows of "EXPIRED OR NO CERTIFICATE ON FILE". *As I was seeing this often, I began to IGNORE the warnings and freely opened up probably 5 sites w/ "WARNINGS" ! * (NOTE: I've been unemployed for 3 years, recovering now from a serious illness, so the $$$ I have typically is used for required bills or the "fur kids" needs). *Thus, attempting to figure this stuff out w/o paying $100 to "diagnose" this machine; which BTW, got me NO WHERE on my other two computers. *I also need to learn how to save his pics & videos to a Sandisk memory stick (another issue), plus how to CLEAR OUT this PC which seems jam packed, plus guided to a lower cost or free virus protection that is adequate.
Fast forward: *Suddenly, Internet Explorer decieded to never connect again by using the Linksis *Wirless-G adapter *(offers choice of working offline only). *At the bottom RT of PC, there are 3 PC icons and ALL have a big red X in front of them, from LT to RT . *1 w/ one PC says "Wirleless network connection 4 NOT CONNECTED & RT click for options", 1 w/ 2 PC's says "LOCAL AREA connection- A Network Cable IS UNPLUGGED" & 1 w/ 1 PC says "Wireless network connection NOT CONNECTED". *There is also a square box logo (on RT bottom of screen), it has 3 curved lines (similar to iPhones WiFi bars). *Upon powering the PC, this box lights up green, when i put cursor on green box it says "scanning" and the Linksys adapter box's green "power light" turns on & the green "Link light" blinks continually. *The green or grey square box icon box is apparently the Linksys adapter which is trying to connect w/ the homes DSL's Wireless signal. *When I RT click on box, I can chose "About" or "use Windows XP Wireless Configuration" or "Transmit Power" or "Open the Monitor" or "Turn Monitor Off". *When I click "Transmit Power", nothing happens. *When I click "Open the Monitor", a Linksys page opens w/ it's info (tabs are Link Info, Site Survey, Profiles). *It shows a picture of the Linksys adapter box and the homes black DSL/Wireless box and a Internet symbol. *The message it gives is "Cannot Associate w/ the Access Point". *There is no bars for "signal strength" and no bars for "link quality". *When I click "Use Windows XP Configuration" a box pops up *(apparently from PC) asking if I want to switch to Windows XP Wireless). *I chose YES (to switch to Windows configuration, and nothing happens besides the Linksys green box turns grey. *With using Windows Configuration, I tried to open Internet Explorer (IE?) and again the message reads "The Webpage Is Unavailable because you are Offline". *So, I RT click the now GREY square Linksys box icon and switch back to "Linksys Wireless Monitor" and again, *NO connection to master PC (Wireless DSL). *I've unplugged Linksys box & re-plugged box back into a DIFFERENT USB port, it makes no difference.
I can not see where any cable is unplugged from Master PC (someone else's that is working fine). *Also my iphone connects to the Master PC's WiFi connection just fine. *The Master PC has a black box beside it (Siemens SpeedStream 5620 Wireless ADSL Gateway), there is 1 regular phone line into its DSL port, a LG yellow cord going into a Ethernet LAN WAN port (#4) *it's powering plug. *It does have 3 empty Ethernet ports (#1,2,3), though I cannot find any cable that may have been unplugged. * It was initially set up by phone CO (Frontier).
I realize that i probably have wrote a rather simple to most "issue" in a very lengthy way. *Again, i am new & naive to this stuff, and usually careful to be thorough. *All help is so appreciated! *I am unsure how to read your responses, but I am guessing I'll be notified on iphone via email. *I will now locate my old ThinkPad Laptop to see if IT picks up the Wireless signal via its Wireless card.
Thank you, Amy & the fur kids

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Preferred Solution: XP Home Edition & Linksys Wireless-G adapter not connecting to home DSL/Wireless

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A: XP Home Edition & Linksys Wireless-G adapter not connecting to home DSL/Wireless

what do you have connected to the router (Siemens SpeedStream 5620 Wireless ADSL Gateway) that works , as we will probably need to see some test results

lets start with these two
. *I also need to learn how to save his pics & videos to a Sandisk memory stick (another issue), plus how to CLEAR OUT this PC which seems jam packed, plus guided to a lower cost or free virus protection that is adequate.Click to expand...

depending on the size of "all the stuff" you may want an external USB harddrive to copy all the files/pictures to - what do you have ?
can you got to the
my documents folder - which should also contain my pictures and right click on the folder my documents and select properties from the menu
that will give you the size of that folder

you don't need norton, there are many free versions just as good - I will list below
but first you need to remove Norton, as it may be the reason you cannot access the internet as its blocking - see removal tool below

next we would like to see an ipconfig /all and an xirrus screen shot- again see below

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Norton Removal Tool
I would recommend that you restart the PC and run the removal tool for a second time - I have found instances where the removal tool needs to be run twice to fully remove all traces of norton and symantec from the PC
http://us.norton.com/support/kb/web_view.jsp?wv_type=public_web&docurl=20080710133834EN

All Versions - The Norton Removal Tool uninstalls all Norton 2010/2009/2008/2007/2006/2005/2004/2003 products, Norton 360 and Norton SystemWorks 12.0 from your computer.
http://majorgeeks.com/Norton_Removal_Tool_SymNRT_d4749.html

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i'm not an expert here - but if you look through the security forum, you will see a lot of recommendations
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Have a read in our "general security" forum and look for the advice from our security gurus, they are identified with a gold shield next to their name

Several excellent free antivirus programs are available.

Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE)
http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/security_essentials/default.aspx

Avast
http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

AntiVir
http://majorgeeks.com/Avira_AntiVir_Personal_-_FREE_Antivirus_d955.html

Two other programs to also have on the PC

Malwarebytes
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
superantispyware
http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html
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Run Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector
Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.
http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector.aspx
Direct link to the program is here http://wpc.475a.edgecastcdn.net/00475A/XirrusWiFiInspectorSetup.1.2.0.exe

{If the above link does not work heres another link http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/file_download/fid,77196-order,4/download.html}

Then run and install the program - on a wireless enabled PC/Laptop
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

Run the program

A user guide is available here http://www.xirrus.com/Products/Wi-Fi-Inspector/xirruswifiinspectorguide1-2-0.aspx

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
Full details are here http://library.techguy.org/wiki/TSG_Posting_a_Screenshot

Note:
For a reliable (or robust as the Xirrus user guide says) wireless connection you need a signal of about -70 dBm or better.

If you are using the Mac OS then use http://www.istumbler.net/
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ipconfig /all
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results in a reply here

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

In the command prompt window that opens, type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.

ipconfig /all > network.txt & network.txt

It will export the results to notepad and then automatically open notepad.

Now all you need to do is copy and paste those results to a reply here
to do that:
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Select all
all the text will be highlighted
Next
From the notepad menu - choose Edit - Copy
Now go back to the forum - reply and then right click in the reply box and paste
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More info here.

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I am not able to connect wireless to the internet. It has been working for years. Then several computers in the house stopped connecting and our xbox 360. After a few weeks the other computers and xbox started working. Our main computer kept internet connection, the one hooked up to the router, but all the wirelss stopped working. Now my wirelss desk top will not connect. I get the networking SSD to come up, but when I click to connect it pings then says not connected. I have re-entered the key several times, tried to set up the home networking again. Was wondering if I uninstall my linksys adapter program and re-install if this will help. Can anyone help me. I do not want to buy a new adapter if I don't need to. What is strange to me is, all the wireless computers stopped working at the same time and one by one the others started to reconnect. I really don't know if I messed things up by trying to run set up wizard several times. Thanks for your help.
 

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A:Wireless Linksys ae1000 adapter not connecting!

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now i have to setup 2 wireless adapters also from Linksys onto 2 desktop computers using windows XP. for some reason the connection will only work for abou 5 minutes and then get completely cut off. the only way i can fix it would be to go to the router and hit the reset button but i dont want to keep doin that for every 5 minutes.. is there any way that i can fix this. maybe theres a problem with using a windows 2000 computer to host the internet?
 

A:i have a problem with a linksys wireless adapter connecting to the internet

go to the vendor's site and update your firmware
 

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I go to my Internet options and my house's Internet router doesn't show up.
I remember a long time ago I was clearing space on my computer because its and old one and it runs slow
Because I don't have much memory and I might have accidently deleted the linksis progam / installation.
And I have no way of re-intalling it. I think the only way of re-installing it is using the linkage disc but I
lost it in some boxes packed in storage. Any ideas? I realy could use the help.
 

A:Linksys Wireless-G notebook adapter 2.4 not connecting to internet.

lets see a device manager screen shot
with the adapter connected to the PC
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Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.

how to access device manager for different windows versions
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm

windows key and pause Key should open to allow device manager to be seen,
on a laptop you may need to use windows key + FN key + Pause Key

if this does not work then

Windows 7 or Vista
Click on the Start Orb
In the Start Search box type
device manager and then press enter

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Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager
network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
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I'm trying to install a 802.11b home wireless network just for my laptop, after following the Linksys instructions on the install CD and letting it configure the router at the end it says it can't connect to the internet anymore??? Any tips on what to look for? Thanks
 

A:Linksys home wireless questions??? Help please

OK log into your router page i guess its is http://192.168.1.1 thats the default log in to the router password is "admin" once in there on the main page your lan ip must be set your WAN ip you must obtain automatically from your ISP so there will be an option to enter your user name and password so do that. next if you have enabled any WEP key you must also enter that wep key on your client interface.....than walla you should be up.
 

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Hi,

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I've got a Linksys router and access point and a wirless card in my laptop. It's configured to connect at work but doesn't connect at home. The laptop has Win XP and the main PC has Win 2000. I've tried using the default settings for the LAC and the router. I believe the main problem is not being able to access the settings page of the AP. Urgent Help Needed.
 

A:Wireless not connecting at home

Your laptop still thinks it's at work when trying to connect at home. Assuming your work, and your home configure their clients with DHCP what you do is the following:

In XP & 2000:

START->RUN->CMD

at the prompt type:

ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
 

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A:Home Wireless Internet not connecting

Morning,
Sorry to hear about your issues, I've had some odd issues with my version of Home Premium. If I have ever lost connection to the internet I normally rebooted by Router then it came back and worked however I assume you would already have done this as that would be the first thing most people do to resolve it. If you try resetting the IP address given to your machine this may solve the issue and to do this do the following:

Click Start
Type CMD and right click "Run as Administrator"
When the prompt comes up click ok
When the CMD box comes up type the following in "ipconfig /release" (Without quotes) Your network connection will drop this is normal.
Type "ipconfig /renew" (again without quotes)

Now what happens is the Router is giving your network adapter a different IP address and it should then connect to the Internet again.

If this doesn't work re-post here and get me the name of your Wireless Network Adapter (Found under Hardware Device Manager - Click my Computer and select Manage and select OK as UAC prompts you to validate yourself. Then Click Device Manager. Your Wireless Card will be listed under Network Adapters). Sometimes what can happen is that incorrect drivers can cause weird (and sometimes wonderful) Issues and updating the drivers with the vendors drivers fixes it.

Regards,
James

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Hi Folks:
I am having trouble connecting to our wireless internet home network with my new Toshiba Satellite laptop.
The network is a venerable Linksys WAP54G access point, not quite a full router, as it does not have a firewall and does not assign static addresses. It allows a dynamic address. It is very basic WEP security. We have a Dell laptop with XP which operates off it just fine.
When I attempt to connect with Windows 7 on the new Toshiba Satellite, it will identify the connection as public and connect, but activity is limited. It says it cannot establish an IP address. However when I connect with the built-in Ethernet port and a cord, it?s fine. Just the wireless part is giving problems.
I have read of one solution for this apparently not rare problem. This is to go into the Device Manager, find the wireless adapter, open it and click on the Advanced tab. This produces a list of properties. Find the property called ?Network Address,? and put in the physical address of the wireless adapter found in IPconfig/all. However when I go this far, I don?t even have a property called Network Address, so I can?t do this.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks very much,
wayrnayn

A:Trouble connecting to home wireless network

  
Quote: Originally Posted by waynrayn


Hi Folks:
I am having trouble connecting to our wireless internet home network with my new Toshiba Satellite laptop.
The network is a venerable Linksys WAP54G access point, not quite a full router, as it does not have a firewall and does not assign static addresses. It allows a dynamic address. It is very basic WEP security. We have a Dell laptop with XP which operates off it just fine.
When I attempt to connect with Windows 7 on the new Toshiba Satellite, it will identify the connection as public and connect, but activity is limited. It says it cannot establish an IP address. However when I connect with the built-in Ethernet port and a cord, it?s fine. Just the wireless part is giving problems.
I have read of one solution for this apparently not rare problem. This is to go into the Device Manager, find the wireless adapter, open it and click on the Advanced tab. This produces a list of properties. Find the property called ?Network Address,? and put in the physical address of the wireless adapter found in IPconfig/all. However when I go this far, I don?t even have a property called Network Address, so I can?t do this.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks very much,
wayrnayn



Network address is actually locally administered mac address, and is there.

Are you running "homegroup"?

Have you tried connecting with encryption turned off?

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I have several laptops connected to my wireless home compter network that is working just fine. I have another laptop that I am having a hard time trying to connect. The laptop was previously connected to the network, now it won't connect. It keeps giving me an error about the WZC. I have tried making sure the Wireless Zero Configuration was started but it won't stay started. I don't know what to do. Any suggestions?
 

A:Problems connecting to home wireless network

I had a similar problem with an laptop running Win XP. I did a Google search of the error and it gave me a Microsoft Article about keeping WZC enabled.
 

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Can anyone help?
 

A:Problem with connecting to my home wireless network.

Have you gone in to the wireless network display and deleted all the wireless networks in the list, then searched for new wireless networks? Did you try disabling encryption on the router to see if it's an issue with mismatched keys? Note that if you use WEP encryption, you MUST use hex keys with dissimilar brands of hardware, they don't all encode passcodes the same way.
 

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I have been given an old Dell Latitude 610 laptop and trying to get access to the internet and email even with the netowk cable plugged in the back!

I get the message No network access or unidentified network.

Hope someone call help.

Many thanks
 

A:Difficulties connecting to our wireless home network

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Hi there, I've got a problem

Ive just installed Bt Home hub on a friends pc (Hp Pavillion)

I've followed all given instructions and installed both the Hub and the Voyager USB adapter from the software provided.
The little monitor icon comes alive and has an excellent connection strength, and I actually get online but....

*There is no way of browsing the Internet I click on internet explorer and get all types of msn errors acstart16.exe etc...
and there are no other icons Bt or otherwise to allow me to view the Web?

im working on the issues but.. when I re_boot the PC the connection is lost between the USB adapter/ hub/ internet and they do not handshake, I re_install the Hub/router and all is fine again until*
It seems that the adapter needs to be re_found by the pc and or the hub needs to be found by the pc/ adapter?

Confused.
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Additional info, my friend only has W XP Home edition without any reccomended service packs!

Could it be just the fact of not having the correct Sp's?
 

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Hello friends!

I'm having a bit of trouble tonight trying to connect to my wireless router. Here are the specifics-

Router: Linksys Wireless B
OS: Windows 7
Wireless Adapter: Netgear Wireless G

I used the Netgear installation disc and ran the setup wizard. I was able to connect easily initially, and firefox opened to my google homepage. I tried a simple google search and it went offline. The taskbar icon shows "connections available" and when opened and prompted to connect to the found network, it was "unable to connect". I opened the Netgear set up wizard and it just keeps scanning the channels and never connects. Any suggestions??

Thanks!
 

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A205 S5000 laptop. Started having problems last April. All of a sudden wouldn't connect to the internet. Bought a new router (Netgear), and since, have found that the old one (Linksys) still works fine. Every other device in the house (laptops, iPods, wireless desktop, e-readers) can connect to my home network/internet without problem. This laptop says it's connected, but I cannot get on the internet, not with Internet Explorer, aol or Firefox. In Device Manager, under Network Adapters, one item had a yellow triangle with an exclamation point in it next to "Microsoft ISATAP Adapter #2. When I double click it says "This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device (Code 31)." Then I went to Windows Updates, and found a bazillion updates that failed...I think because when I couldn't get the internet on the laptop I just stopped using it for several months, and it was never powered up or turned on to get the updates. I tried to download the updates, it went throught the process, said 19 updates done, but then it said 19 failed. As far as the Linksys mentioned above, I have since given it to a friend who just got high-speed internet, took the laptop to her house, and after she typed in her network password, MY laptop connected right away. So, I know it wasn't the router to begin with, and I know that the laptop wireless IS still working. Can you help me with this, PLEA... Read more

A:Solved: Problems connecting to home wireless network

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Hi

My Toshiba Satellite running on XP is refusing to connect to the wireless network that is set up in my home. It is saying "limited or no connectivity". I am aware that it is doing this because the computer can't or won't assign an IP address to it. I have tried running a cmd command and doing ipconfig/renew all of which fails. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

A:Getting Limited or No Connectivity when connecting to wireless home network.

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Hi
I alreadfy have a home network. Cable modem connection serving my computer and telephone (I have vonage broadband phone) through the linksys adapter provided by vonage. I purchased a wireless router and I need to hook it up. If I connect the wireless routers internet port(WAN) to an ethernet port in the linksys adapter, it doesnt work. However, when I connect it port to port (ethernet port of the wireless router to an ethernet port of the linksys adapter), the internet connectionw works. However, I am unable to activate the wireless network.

I tried connecting the wirless router directly to the modem (removing the linksys adapter) and carried out the installation provided in a CD by the manufacture and it wont work fine.

I cant get rid of the linksys adapter as it is essential for my broadband phone.

Any suggestions? Please help..


Thanks
RK
 

A:Connecting a Wireless router to an existing home network

You should have bought a wireless access point instead of a router.. *mutter*

"unable to activate" means what? Increadibly heavy feeling creeps into your hands making you unable to operate the computer?

Some more information here would really help.. Symptoms, computers and operating systems involved, types of wireless equipment, the router configuration etc.
 

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Hi,

I've just got a second hand laptop (Advent 7066M, Model No. SIM2000 Notebook PC). I can't work out to my home wireless network. When I go to device manager under "Network adapters", there's a red cross through "PRISM 802.11g Wireless Adapter" and under "Other devices", there's a question mark with an exclamation mark on top of it next to "PCI Modem". I've tried installing the network related stuff from C:\Applications, but that didn't seem to help.

Please could someone offer me some suggestions for getting online?

Thanks,
Joe
 

A:Solved: Connecting Laptop To Home Wireless Network

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I have had no problems connecting my laptop wirelessly to my network at home, but all of a sudden it stopped connecting. I can connect to wireless networks elsewhere, but my laptop has stopped connecting at home. Can someone help?
 

A:trouble connecting laptop to home wireless network

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Hey everyone out there...I am having some real problems with my wireless network. I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop. Recently, I got a virus that I couldn't ever completely get rid of. As my (very dumb) solution, i reinstalled windows. So, I have spent the last week finding the drivers for all of my hardware, and it is almost back to where I want it. I do have a few questions, however.

My main problem is that I can't connect to the wireless network at my house. It is a secure wireless network, and I was always able to connect to it before. Now, I type in the network key, and in the "Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility" it never gets past "authenticating". I find this strange, because I am able to connect to my neighbor's wireless network, that is unsecured. I have a Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card. Because I can connect to the neighbor's wireless, I am guessing it's not a problem with the drivers? And other computers in my house can connect to the network in my house, so there isn't a problem with the drivers for those?

Other things that are abnormal, and I think could be causing problems, are that under the "Device Manager" and "Other devices" there is a yellow question mark by "Base System Device". Also under "Device Manager -> Other Devices" is "SM Bus Controller", which has a yellow question mark by it. Finally when I got to "Local Area Connection -> Properties... Read more

A:Solved: Problems connecting to my home wireless network

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Hi all, I recently bought a new laptop and its been working fine with connecting to the internet but today when I turned it on, it can't connect to my own wireless router, I also have my other laptop on and it connects just fine, so I'm thinking to be some sort of problem from the computer itself.. the last thing I remembered was that it was installing some windows update last night before I turned the computer off.. but not sure if that has anything to do with it and I don't know how to check what was updated..

some additional information i'm not sure if you guys need.. is the hp pavillion dv6t select edition, 8gb ram, intel core i5-2430.

network interface is realtek 802.1.1b/g/n wifi adapter and realtek pcie gbe family controller

A:wireless adapter problem? for windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have you checked the wireless switch at the front of the laptop is switched on?

To check which updates were installed recently, open Windows Updates and click View Updates History.

If you want to uninstall an update go to Uninstall a Program in Control Panel and click View Installed Updates.

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Hi,

I have just joined up to sky broadband and have been sent a d-link router. I followed the set up disk that came with it and the Internet worked fine while it was connected through the Ethernet cable. I disconnected the cable and tried to connect wirelessly. My laptop found the new network to which I selected connect. I typed in the key code supplied with the router and my laptop tells me it's connecting. Once it connects it states that the network is unidentified and can only connect locally.

This has confused me as my iPhone works fine on the new network but my laptop can't.

My laptop is a Samsung R20 and runs with OS vista. I have never had problems like this with any other network I have connected to.

Please let me know your thoughts

thank you in advance.
 

A:Unidentified network shown when connecting wireless to home router.

so the router works with other devices - so something is blocking the pc to connect to the internet via wireless - this maybe your firewall - what firewall do you have ?

Would you post back the following
b]------------------------------------------------------------------------[/b]
{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
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{Ping Tests}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

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

Type the following command
Ping {plus the number thats shown against the default gateway shown in above ipconfig /all}
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
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Well, this isn't necessarily a request for help, but more of a forum to help anyone with similar issues resolve a problem.

I consider myself well above the average person for tech abilities -- however, I typically don't delve into the 'config' stuff on my computer (mainly because I know that I can really screw something up). With that said, here is what I had happen.

My Dell Inspiron D630 running Win XP SP3 suddenly stopped connecting to my home wireless network. It would connect at work (via wired connection), but just couldn't seem to find an IP address at my house. I tried multiple times, rebooted the modem, rebooted the computer, but to no avail.

Today I tried going in to do ipconfig /renew, hoping that would try to get an IP again. Didn't work. When I used that I got a "The RPC Server is unavailable" error. I started Googling to find an answer and came across this thread: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/736702-solved-rpc-server-unavailable.html?503retry=1

In this, the guy said that he went in and had to start a service because it hadn't started automatically. I happen to know that one of the items in the networking section deals with DCHP. When I went into Start--> Control Panel --> Administrative Tools (as directed in the above thread), I noticed that the DCHP service was not running. Since I knew that DCHP was related to the IP/networking info, I started that service and my computer connected to the wireless ... Read more

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Hello,
I'm having continued trouble automatically connecting my Android devices to my preferred home wireless network. I have an LG Optimus T Android 2.2 phone and a Samsung Galaxy tablet. Any ideas? Any help is appreciated. Note: I can connect my tablet, but only by powering down my router and then powering up again. I'm trying to avoid having to do this everytime. No luck at all connecting the Android phone to the one (out of two) preferred home network.
Thanks,
Wil
 

A:Trouble connecting Android devices to my home wireless network

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I work at a place where we can bring our personal laptops and connect to the internet using a wireless connection. We use WEP and security type is shared. We have a password we have to enter.

I have a Lenovo Idea Pad Y530 laptop. Have connected for years to this router. Well, I went to a website to download the free version of World OF Warcraft and during the download I lost connection and had to reboot. I think that is how it went. Now I am unable to connect to the internet at work but I can still connect to my personal wireless network at home on the same laptop.

I have reformatted and still unable to connect. I am able to connect to the router but then a red X appears between the router and the internet. Everyone else is still able to connect with their laptops and I brought my old dell in and can connect with no problems.

I had been using AVG free. I even uninstalled that and turned off my firewall.

When I click on the X I get this report:

There may be a problem with your Domain Name Server (DNS) config.
On both laptops I ran the command ipconfig/all

Dell laptop that is currently connected to work wireless shows that there is info under the Tunnel adapter Local area connection 6. On the Lenovo this are is blank showing nothing. I think if u do an ipconfig/all you will understand better what I am saying

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig/all

Windows IP Configuration
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A:Laptop quit connecting to wireless router at work but home is fine

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Evening everyone. I know you've heard this before... but I SOOOOO hope someone can help me!

Ok, here's my setup... I'll start really basic since I don't know how much info you need...

I've got cable internet coming into a motorola modem... then into a motorolo wireless router. I have 4 computers running XP hardwired (via ethernet cables) into the router. We'll call these Computers 1, 2, 3 and 4. I also have 1 desktop downstairs with a wireless internet connection running on XP. This will be Computer 5. And lastly I have a laptop (wirless connection as well) running on VISTA..... aka Computer 6.

I have a printer hooked up to Computer 5, which I'd like to share with all the other computers. So I started off setting up a Home Network. I ran the Network Setup Wizard on all of the computers. Computers 1, 2, 3 and 4 went smoothly. I'm having trouble with the two wireless comuters, though. When I try to "View Workgroup Computers" from #5, I get the following error message:

Ouaznet is not accessable. You may not have permisson to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permission. The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available.

End of error message. BTW, OUAZNET is the workgroup name.

Now, for Computer 6, which is running Vista and also wireless... I just cannot even see any other computers on Ouaznet workgroup.

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Hi everyone: I’m having an extremely frustrating problem connecting to my Netgear DG384G v3 wireless router in my flat.

In short:

Ever since I reformatted my hard drive and reinstalled Windows XP Pro, internet browsers do not detect a connection to the internet despite a wireless connection being detected in the network connections (and the icon in the system tray) when my wireless adapter is plugged into my PC. Connection problems only occurred after the reformat, another PC in my flat connects wirelessly to our router with no problems (before, during & after the time I reformatted; I’m posting this using his PC) and the router config settings have definitely not been changed in any way so its not a router problem. It appears that the wireless adapter is able to detect a signal from the router but the router is not sending information to the adapter (I can’t even connect to the router setup IP address 192.168.0.1)?

More detailed:

1) I wiped the PC’s harddrive then reinstalled Windows XP Pro – I thought the recovery disk would have drivers with it (like others I’d used) but it didn’t so I had to manually find nVidia chipset & 3com Ethernet controller drivers and SP1 (for USB 2.0 functionality), download them on another PC and transfer and install them on mine. I got SP2, this didn’t change anything, I changed back to SP1, still no change to connectivity.

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A:Can't connect to net despite wireless adapter connecting to router's wireless network

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Hi,

I got my comcast internet connection this morning; I setup my wireless connection and its connecting fine with my office computer. Unfortunately personal computer (HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook PC in which Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit SP2 is installed) is not able to connect with the router. I even tried connecting my modem directly - NO Luck. It was connecting for couple of minutes and getting disconnected.

Both my office computer and my iPod are connecting fine with the wireless network but my personal computer is showing Connected (local access only) icon in the system tray. When I mouse over, its showing "Unidentified Network (<network name>"
Is there any way to resolve it?

Thanks in advance
Subeesh
 

A:Unidentified Network issue when connecting wireless n/w from Windows Vista Home Prem.

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I have an IBM Thinkpad with a High Rate Wireless mini PCI adapter III radio inside. My router is a D-Link DI-524. I'm currently connected through an ethernet cable (DSL).
I have a separate computer connected to the router as the main connection. (I do file and print sharing, but i doubt that effects the problem I'm having.) This laptop (the one with the problem) occasionally connects to the same router through an ethernet cable, but should also be able to connect wirelessly.
The problem now is that my wireless connection does not show up (or rarely shows up) as an available network on my list of available networks. If it does, it's intermittent as to whether I can connect to it. For a while it seemed as though it could only connect to the wireless network if it was also connected by cable. If I can connect it lasts less than a few minutes, before the network disappears as an available network.
At the same time, my neighbors' networks do show up as available. They are protected, so I can't see if I can actually connect through them. I brought in a separate laptop which didn't have any problems connecting through my wireless. Furthermore, I borrowed a wireless usb adapter and was able to see and connect to my wireless and this computer that way. I'd rather not have to use an external advice though if possible.
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A:Thinkpad High Rate Wireless LAN mini PCI Adapter III won't receive home signal

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I have tried everything. I recently moved out of the parents house and into my new house and upgraded to an N-Router from a G-Router. Now before my PC even starts up it crashes with the blue screen of death. I've isolated the problem to have something to do with the compatibility between my Linksys WRT160N Wireless-N router and my Linksys WMP54G Wireless-G PCI adapter. When I take the computer back to my parents house it works and connects fine to the old network. If I unplug the antenna from the PCI adapter the PC works (no internet.) If I disconnect the power supply from N-Router the PC works fine (no internet.) But if I put the antenna back in or plug the N-router back in it immediately goes from being fine to the blue screen of death. Can anyone help?
 

A:Linksys N-Router/Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter incompatibility?

I should mention that I can use the internet fine with my laptop and iPod touch.
 

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I did not set up my pc's to share over my home wireless network, but suddenly today I see that all drives and the printer are available between each computer. I had tried to set up the computers to share months ago, but never got it to work and gave up.

The desktop is old, running WinME, one laptop is running WinXPpro, the other laptop is running Vista. They are all connected to a Westell router/dsl modem for internet through Verizon.

So, I turn the desktop off daily. Today I go to turn it off and it says the WinXP laptop is connected and do I really want to shut down. I go to windows explorer on both machines and sure enough I have access to the other drives on each computer. I start the Vista machine and see the same.

Am I compromised?
 

A:MY home computers suddenly sharing over home wireless network

If you didn't make the change to share all drives, then somebody did. I would assume the worst. Time to reformat and reinstall.

Windows ME is past end of life, and no security updates are provided by MS. I wouldn't run it anymore. Maybe you'd want to try out some linux distros, some are quite good on old hardware. See this review:
http://www.linux.com/feature/52134

It seems you don't have a separate router, I would advise you to get one. I have a modem/router too but I also have a separate hardware firewall/router. The modem/router does NAT but I constantly see connections/attacks making it past the modem/router to my firewall. Having a separate router is a good thing.

Since you are using wireless, did you enable the encryption? If you have WPA or WPA2 use them and setup a long and complicated passphrase. Use WEP if you have no other choice cause WEP can be broken into real quick. You must enable encryption because with wireless, all your machines are sitting ducks when you have close range attackers, whereas with wired, at least you still have a perimeter which you can fortify with a firewall. Also it is especially important to have software firewalls on Each PC when using wireless.
 

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I'm trying to connect my laptop to my tv via the s-video connection, unfortunately i can't I can't see how to get my computer to recognise the s-video connection.
I've tried going through contol panel, then "Display" then hitting the settings tab and then using the advanced options as recommended for other versions of windows xp, but there doesn't seem to be an option to change to TV output.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Sunil.
 

A:Connecting laptop to TV on Windows XP home edition

Look in the laptop manual. Usually, there is a key sequence that routes video to the external VGA and/or S-Video outputs.
 

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I'm trying to connect my laptop to my tv via the s-video connection, unfortunately i can't I can't see how to get my computer to recognise the s-video connection.
I've tried going through contol panel, then "Display" then hitting the settings tab and then using the advanced options as recommended for other versions of windows xp, but there doesn't seem to be an option to change to TV output.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Sunil.
 

A:Connecting laptop to TV on Windows XP home edition

Hi and welcome to TSG,

Please do not start more than one thread for the same problem.

Closing duplicate.

Please continue here:

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/447227-connecting-laptop-tv-windows-xp.html
 

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I have a windows 2000 server (non domain configuration) with 2 shared folders. I have a user using Windows Xp Home Edition. For some reason the user will not pass authentication for the shared folder. I can use the same user name and password on an Xp Professional edition but not on his home edition. The name of the windows 2000 server is FS4, username is testuser password:12345 (username and password made up for this post)

Your comments,
 

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We have 3 PC's and one laptop, all with Windows XP Home. My PC is directly hooked into the cable modem and hosts the others with the BEFW11S4 Linksys wireless router.
I have no problem getting on the internet. Initially, all of the 3 other computers hooked in when they were first turned on after it was installed. We did not have to do any of the Windows set up with writing a disk at my PC, then taking it around to the other computers. Don't know why, but suddenly all 3 of the other computers could not get a connection of any kind.

After maybe a week, my son did something and his now works fine. He's not terribly computer literate and can't tell me what he did. The other two still don't work.
I've checked the network settings and they all seem to be correct.
I've 'reset' the router.
Made sure everything was turned off at the same time (including the router ansd cable modem) and systematically turned things back on.

FYI - Because of a VPN client I have to use when I'm using certain software, it's imperative that all the PCs look like there's only one PC.
Can anyone give me any ideas?
THANKS
 

A:xp - linksys wireless - not connecting

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I've got a wireless ADSL router with 4 ethernet ports. I've a desktop using XP and connected via ethernet and a laptop running windows 98 connected using a wireless PC Card. I can connect to the internet from both machines but can't get them to see each other.

Laptop says it can't browse the network. I tried the network setup wizard in XP and created a disk when prompted. Tried disk in 98 and rebooted when prompted. On startup, wizard said it couldn't find network card and couldn't continue.

Any help gratefully received. Thanks.
 

A:Wireless ADSL router, XP Home connected via cable, Win 98 via wireless card - HELP!!!

Checklist for networking Windows Machines with TCP/IP
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- PCs which are not XP must have TCP/IP installed.
- Each PC must have a unique computer name.
- Each PC must have a network share defined.
- ALL NICS must be on the same subnet (e.g. IP 192.168.0.* subnet mask 255.255.255.0).
- XP PCs must have Netbios over TCP/IP enabled (only essential for XP to talk to W9X PCs).
- MS Client and file & printer sharing must be enabled on each machine.
- All NICs must have their node type = anything except p-node (peer to peer, or point-point).
* To check, open a command prompt and type IPCONFIG /ALL.
- XP's ICF firewall is permanently disabled. (Only necessary for pre XP SP2).
- All 3rd party firewalls are disabled, uninstalled and deleted (until connection is working).
- PCs have the same workgroup (helps, but not essential for XP/2K, necessary for 9X/ME).

Allow 15 mins after rebooting a PC for that PC to appear in the workgroup, or
for it to see all other PCs. Or you can search for the PC by its computer name.
Additional things to check if you still have problems:
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- Check your Services are Started on all PCs: Workstation, Server, TCP/IP Netbios helper, Computer Browser.
- XP gives access to its shares via the Net Guest Account. (Note, not the same as the local guest account in user accounts which should be off). Net Guest Account is enabled by default in XP, but... Read more

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I have a problem with my home wireless network. My network operatates at 2.4 GHz and so does my home wireless phone. Everytime my phone rings I get disconnected from my wireless network. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem?
 

A:Everytime my wireless home phone rings I get disconnected from my wireless network.

Welcome to Tech Spot

Do you have 802 B or 802 G wireless?

When I was in Best Buy, one of the sale people mentioned how 2.4 GHZ phone interferes with 802 B Wireless networks (uses same frequencies).

He mentioned that 802 G wireless network were not affected with the phones.
 

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Driver for Linksys Wireless pci adapter will not install on Windows 7 x64. Is there anyway I can force it to install or extract the driver somehow? It worked fine in my Vista Home Premium 32 so it should work right?

A:Linksys Wireless Adapter

Have you tried to install it with Vista compatibility mode?

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Hi, I purchased this wireless card a while ago, and ever since I've had the same issue. Every now and again (couple minutes usually) my internet connection will drop for a second or two then resume working at full capacity. My system tray icon tells me I have full bars with a superb connection. I have a few other computers connected to this network, all using wireless built-in cards (they're laptops) and they play the same games and perform the same tasks at lightning fast speed with no "drops". I have attempted to use Linksys' live chat for support, but the person in charge of my problem was, to say the least, not understanding and just instructed me to reinstall the card. I have done that and the problem persists. Anyone have any suggestions or advice?

-Sam
 

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