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    Help with new laptop pls

    Hello all,
    Received my new laptop today (thx shanecr) and i haven't got a clue how to connect it to the internet.
    I have a wireless router and don't know how to make the laptop recognise it. I'm really not technical at all so if anyone knows what i need to do, can you tell me in simple terms please.
    Thanks in advance
    Lynds xx

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    What laptop is it would help those who don't know how shanecr helped you

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    if you lappy is wi-fi capable just turn on ya wifi key, is it a dell

    Its a toshiba on xp. there should be an icon bottom right,looks like a little monitor, right click it and select 'connect to a network' A screen should appear showing networks available in your area and then just select the one that is yours. it will try to connect and the probably ask for a key...wep/wpa. put that in (found on bottom of router sometimes) and that hopefully should be it.

    Original Poster

    its a toshiba and he has just told me there is a button on the front which i switch it on by :?
    alan is having a look now

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    oh right, when i saw shanes name assumed it was a dell - lol

    sassie;4437214

    oh right, when i saw shanes name assumed it was a dell - lol



    lol the toshiba is my fiancees old laptop, she moved to netbooks a while ago, started with an eee 701 now she has a aspire one (pink...for valentines)

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    shanecr;4437239

    lol the toshiba is my fiancees old laptop, she moved to netbooks a while … lol the toshiba is my fiancees old laptop, she moved to netbooks a while ago, started with an eee 701 now she has a aspire one (pink...for valentines)



    ****** i missed that, bet it has xp on it too :x

    Original Poster

    done all that and it's not doing owt :?

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    sassie;4437249

    ****** i missed that, bet it has xp on it too :x



    There is an XP mini edition built specifically for the Aspire One on pirate bay. Gives really good instructions on putting XP onto the notebook. I did it for a mate at work free of course

    ]http//ww…spx

    maybe that will help. can you even find any networks?

    Original Poster

    yeah can find a few networks and i clicked on one that said broadband, put the key thingy in and it was trying to connect and then went back to choose a network
    we got a disk with out router, would i need to put that in?

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    lyndsbowes;4437334

    yeah can find a few networks and i clicked on one that said broadband, … yeah can find a few networks and i clicked on one that said broadband, put the key thingy in and it was trying to connect and then went back to choose a networkwe got a disk with out router, would i need to put that in?



    was it your network you where trying to connect to, it sounds like if you put in the right key that you tried to connect to your neighbours - lol

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    sassie;4437347

    was it your network you where trying to connect to, it sounds like if you … was it your network you where trying to connect to, it sounds like if you put in the right key that you tried to connect to your neighbours - lol



    lol i dont know.... came up with options like; broadband, christmas, bt hub, and other bt ones and ours isn't bt and i don't even know what christmas means so i tried broadband :?

    lyndsbowes;4437334

    yeah can find a few networks and i clicked on one that said broadband, … yeah can find a few networks and i clicked on one that said broadband, put the key thingy in and it was trying to connect and then went back to choose a networkwe got a disk with out router, would i need to put that in?



    did you press the 'pair' button on the router?

    is the computer you are using now connected wirelessly? try putting into your browser 192.168.1.1 that should access your router. It will prob ask for a login (default usually admin and password) and from there you can check if your router is allowing itself to be found and what its ssid is

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    shanecr;4437370

    did you press the 'pair' button on the router?



    errr no.... there is a round black button on the router but has nothing written by it

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    lyndsbowes;4437367

    lol i dont know.... came up with options like; broadband, christmas, bt … lol i dont know.... came up with options like; broadband, christmas, bt hub, and other bt ones and ours isn't bt and i don't even know what christmas means so i tried broadband :?



    when you click view available networks, all wireless in your area will show up, hence why you have a key, on the bottom of router mine says what mine is called, like wanadoo 3452 so when searched and they come up thats mine, also as shane said did you press the pairing button on router

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    lyndsbowes;4437367

    lol i dont know.... came up with options like; broadband, christmas, bt … lol i dont know.... came up with options like; broadband, christmas, bt hub, and other bt ones and ours isn't bt and i don't even know what christmas means so i tried broadband :?



    You don't know the name of your own router...wow you must be blonde :w00t:

    sassie;4437387

    when you click view available networks, all wireless in your area will … when you click view available networks, all wireless in your area will show up, hence why you have a key, on the bottom of router mine says what mine is called, like wanadoo 3452 so when searched and they come up thats mine, also as shane said did you press the pairing button on router



    indeed, mine is also wanadoo- something, usually the default name is the brand of router and a number. unless someone has changed it.

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    i take it the router had already been set up and you are just adding the lappy to it?

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    sassie;4437387

    when you click view available networks, all wireless in your area will … when you click view available networks, all wireless in your area will show up, hence why you have a key, on the bottom of router mine says what mine is called, like wanadoo 3452 so when searched and they come up thats mine, also as shane said did you press the pairing button on router



    mine says thomson but didn't show that up in the options. do i press the button before i do the searching???
    sorry i'm so confused

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    sassie;4437429

    i take it the router had already been set up and you are just adding the … i take it the router had already been set up and you are just adding the lappy to it?



    yes sorry

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    lumoruk;4437394

    You don't know the name of your own router...wow you must be blonde :w00t:



    :oops: pls dont make fun of me

    is the computer you are using now connected wirelessly? try putting into your browser 192.168.1.1 that should access your router. It will prob ask for a login (default usually admin and password) and from there you can check if your router is allowing itself to be found and what its ssid is

    also, yes, trying pressing the button first.

    Lynds. Did you put the disc in? My son is saying you need to do that.

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    lyndsbowes;4437433

    mine says thomson but didn't show that up in the options. do i press the … mine says thomson but didn't show that up in the options. do i press the button before i do the searching??? sorry i'm so confused



    what is your router? and who is you internet with

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    rosie2008;4437453

    Lynds. Did you put the disc in? My son is saying you need to do that.



    no she doesnt need to do that, her router is already set up

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    easiest way is to to right click on the internet connection on the computer already using the net, that way it will show you what connection you looking for without going inot router

    right click on internet conection (in bottom righ hand corner of screen - mines a little monitor icon) and then choose vie available wireless networlks (on computer that already in use)

    sassie;4437477

    easiest way is to to right click on the internet connection on the … easiest way is to to right click on the internet connection on the computer already using the net, that way it will show you what connection you looking for without going inot routerright click on internet conection and then choose vie available wireless networlks (on computer that already in use)



    genius, simple too lol.

    I had a problem when I was setting mine up. I ended up phoning my internet provider and they gave me instructions. Was sorted in about a minute. good luck:thumbsup:

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    shanecr;4437489

    genius, simple too lol.



    I have me moments :thumbsup:

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    sassie;4437454

    what is your router? and who is you internet with



    router is thomson st585 v6 and internet is with aol.... but we use windows explorer

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    rosie2008;4437495

    I had a problem when I was setting mine up. I ended up phoning my … I had a problem when I was setting mine up. I ended up phoning my internet provider and they gave me instructions. Was sorted in about a minute. good luck:thumbsup:



    thx hun :thumbsup: only problem is phone is on incoming calls only :roll:

    :

    lyndsbowes;4437528

    router is thomson st585 v6 and internet is with aol.... but we use … router is thomson st585 v6 and internet is with aol.... but we use windows explorer


    snap. if you dont get it sorted. phone aol:thumbsup:

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    follow post 28 hun, then it will show you what one you need to connect to when you try to connect on new lappy, if you got msn add me and will try to walk you through it

    ok ignore the msn bit, as it wont let me sign in

    lyndsbowes;4437541

    thx hun :thumbsup: only problem is phone is on incoming calls only :roll:




    ooops

    Aol huh?? I think you need to access the router (192.168.1.1 usually) for definate, there is an option to tell it to allow incoming pairings before anything will work. My cousin had similar problem and he was on aol.

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    lynds if you need to access the router i cannot help you, i only just about know how to sort my own out, im sorry

    Original Poster

    sorry i went missing everyone alan took control of everything and i am now typing from my laptop wohoooooooooo will rep you all later but right now i'm going out. cheers everyone xxx

    lyndsbowes;4438285

    sorry i went missing everyone alan took control of everything and i am … sorry i went missing everyone alan took control of everything and i am now typing from my laptop wohoooooooooo will rep you all later but right now i'm going out. cheers everyone xxx



    :thumbsup:

    Glad its all sorted.

    lyndsbowes;4438285

    sorry i went missing everyone alan took control of everything and i am … sorry i went missing everyone alan took control of everything and i am now typing from my laptop wohoooooooooo will rep you all later but right now i'm going out. cheers everyone xxx





    Yeaaaah. Well done Alan.. Have a nice night Lynds................ Expect we`ll hear more later:whistling: lol
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