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Hi I have recently braught a laptop, Using the internet whilst in my room i just connected the laptop to the network cabe but when wanting to connect wirelessly i had to keep connecting manually to … Read More
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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
Hi
I have recently braught a laptop, Using the internet whilst in my room i just connected the laptop to the network cabe but when wanting to connect wirelessly i had to keep connecting manually to the wireless network after doing this for a while i noticed that i could tick a box when connecting wirelessly to save the network connection i ticked this box thinking i would not have to keep connecting when i wanted to go wireless, and now it wont connect wirelessly to the internet and will only connect to the network when plugged in, i have gone through all the settings to try and make the laptop to "forget" the saved network settings and cant find anything. Help greatly appreciated.

Thanks
JDC
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9y, 2m agoPosted 9 years, 2 months ago
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#1
try system restore to day b4 u pressed save
#2
Does the laptop have any software for managing the network connections?

Have you tried right-clicking on the network symbol in the system tray & seeing if you can bring up options/properties that way?

What make of laptop is it? Different makes do things different ways - someone on here will probably have the same make as you so will be able to talk you through what to do.
#3
maddogb
try system restore to day b4 u pressed save


Thanks for the help ill have a look, it was a while ago now and i cant remember the day thanks
#4
cis_groupie
Does the laptop have any software for managing the network connections?

Have you tried right-clicking on the network symbol in the system tray & seeing if you can bring up options/properties that way?

What make of laptop is it? Different makes do things different ways - someone on here will probably have the same make as you so will be able to talk you through what to do.


Hi,
The laptop is a fujitsu siemens AMILO Li 1705 , its got windows visa basic no special network management software and i have looked at the options by clicking the little icon in the system tray before and have had no luck.

Thanks for the advice

JDC
#5
Any other ideas ?
#6
You need to enter the laptop`s mac address or your wireless card mac address on to the routers allowed address list, depending on your router check the manufacturer`s site or the booklet that came with it
1 Like #7
woah there is some random advice being thrown around here to say the least!

Right click on the "My Network Places" icon and select properties, then right click on your Wireless connection and select properties.

Now click the Wireless Networks tab at the top of the screen.

About 2 thirds the way down the screen your now on you will see a list of all your wireless networks.

Remove them all.

Now close all the windows and double click the little wireless icon down in the bottom right of your screen. This should bring up the the window that displays available wireless networks, double click the one you want and enter the password followed by pressing connect.

Right click on the "My Network Places" icon and select properties, then right click on your Wireless connection and select properties again. Now click the Wireless Networks tab at the top of the screen. Select the wireless network you just connected to and click the properties button, now click on the "connection" tab at the top of screen and ensure you have the "connect when this network is in range" button checked.

That is all you should need to do.

It is important you remove any existing connections though in case they interfere.
#8
Good advice dmccabe.

I would not suggest messing around with any of the other ideas people have posted here and just try what dmccabe has suggested.

If that does not work (but I am sure it will) then re post and we can try and get to the bottom of it without getting you into more problems.
#9
Thanks dmccabe it worked!, rep added
#10
:) Big shiney smile :)
#11
Hi

Thanks dmccabe for that help removing the wireless connection, that worked, but when i try to connect wirelessly it says already connected to connexant (which is my ruters name) and still gives me no wireless connections and when i unplug my network cable it says that it cant find any wireless networks at all, i thaught it would work so i posted the message saying it worked before actually tring it out which was stupid. Help greatly appreciated

Thanks Again

JDC
#12
Do you have a hidden SSID or MAC address control on you router?

If so try turning off the Hidden SSID first on the router and then try and discover your network. OR if you want your SSID hidden - Under the Wireless Network Connections Properties (Control Panel - Network Connections - Right Click on Wireless Network Connection then Properties - 2nd Tab at the top) area where you deleted the others add in a connection there with your SSID ( connexant).

This should then allow you to connect.
#13
router needs allowed mac address update nothing random about it
#14
tonyd19565
router needs allowed mac address update nothing random about it


It may well be this that is causing the problem but it looks to be more of an SSID issue as he would be able to see the SSID if it was just a MAC address problem.

There is a certain order that you should follow to find the route cause of the problems, we do not want to make the problem any worse than it already is for them.
#15
tonyd19565
router needs allowed mac address update nothing random about it


Only if you have that security option switched on, which it isnt by default and I would amost 100% guarantee isn't in this case.

MAC address filtering is a high level security feature which isnt used by most wireless networks as it is a pain to administer.

JDC: - I have replied to your PM.
#16
If it is a current system he is trying to join surely it is security enabled or every tom,dick and harry will be using it, and if he is picking it up as being avaliable and it will not let him connect to it I would say this is the problem. By the sound of it someone else set it up and the only other problem I can think of would be the correct security such as WEP encryption key
#17
You would be surprised at the amount of unsecured networks. I go around looking for them then post flyers for my business with prices for securing wireless networks.

The MAC address control is a possibility but as he can not even find his network then it points to something else. Even if your MAC address was not in the router you would still be able to see the network just not connect to it.

JDC - I hope you have managed to connect now.
#18
FYI the Wireless switch on his laptop was not enabled, but now there are other issues where it is telling him that the wireless network is local only and is not allowing him to connect to the web, so any thoughts on that issue would be a bonus.

MAC Address filtering is not widely used other than in business I believe, as disabling SSID broadcasting and putting on a WPA2 password on it is normally enough to secure a network against all but the most determined of hackers.
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Try disabling the firewall. It may well be that it is blocking the traffic?

Is he able to ping the wonderweb at all i.e open up an MSDOS session (Start - Run - type CMD in the box and press enter) and type ping google.co.uk and get a response?

Make sure all the Obtain IP address etc is set to obtain automatically unless there is a DNS server running in his router.

Under the Wireless Networks Tab select Advanced and make sure that the Netwoks to Access has Any Available Network (Access Point Preferred) with the radio button.
#20
Hi Guys,

Its all sorted now i managed to find a link on a windows vista forum that told me how to make the "unidentified network" work online.

Thanks for all your help , rep added:thumbsup:

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