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    why can't i get my laptop to go wireless?

    I got a wireless router from aol and have a 802.11g MiniPCI Wireless Network Adapter in my laptop but i can't get it to work with the router. Anyone know what i am doing wrong?

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    Need some more info sheps.

    I take it you've installed the driver for the Mini PCI card?

    What operating system are you running? What software came with the Mini PCI card?

    What have you tried so far?

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    Greg

    Need some more info sheps. I take it you've installed the driver for the … Need some more info sheps. I take it you've installed the driver for the Mini PCI card?What operating system are you running? What software came with the Mini PCI card?What have you tried so far?




    Hi thanks for the reply.

    mini pci card is working, it came with the laptop so I never installed it. I am using Win XP home and the wireless ADSL router is Netgear DG834G.

    I have used the aol disk to setup the network and it all goes well until it runs the check to see if it all works together and then it all goes wrong and it can't connect with the router and says check firewall ect.

    You have to set your laptop to connect to whatever you have named your netgear router..it is supplied with the name "netgear" as default but you are advised to change this to something else.

    What make of laptop? and is there an on/off button for wireless connection?....sorry but I only know about Toshiba and they have a push button at the front.

    Might sound silly but with my Toshiba there was a switch on the side of my laptop which I had forgotten to turn on...very frustrating after all the set up went well

    iglimpse

    Might sound silly but with my Toshiba there was a switch on the side of … Might sound silly but with my Toshiba there was a switch on the side of my laptop which I had forgotten to turn on...very frustrating after all the set up went well


    OMG so Toshiba have the button in different places, suppose it depends on the model.....yes it's a simple error to not switch the wireless button to "ON"

    Some laptops have a "software" switch

    normaly Fn (function key) along with the F2 Key

    You can check this by looking at the F keys and if there is a blue pic of a signal under the F(number) then thats the key to press along with the Fn


    EDIT: This is what i mean, if you notice the F2 key...
    http://www.bytestars.com/ebay/large/DSCN3442.JPG

    love your avatar Anth

    loupomm

    love your avatar Anth



    hehehe ta

    Original Poster

    Guess what I had forgot to turn it on,the wireless on using F2.
    After that I still had problems and then had to uninstall old wired modem drivers. After a complete reinstall of new router via AOL disk it said it still wasn't working (acording to AOL install CD) but one I exited it I just tried to connect anyway as windows said wireless conection was enabled and it worked so I am not questioning it further than that LOL

    Thanks for all the advice! and have added rep

    brill sheps!

    [SIZE=2]glad we can help [/SIZE]
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