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rekerlol

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Help with wireless connection please.
« on: November 21, 2006, 05:12:43 PM »
Ok so i just started up a new wireless connection and stuff. but when i try to connect to the network i get the error message saying. "Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. The network may no longer be in range. Please refresh the list of available networks and try again." But the thing is the router and my computer like no further away then 1 foot from eachother.

Any ideas?

mikewithaprob

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Re: Help with wireless connection please.
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2006, 05:26:43 PM »
Hi, Welcome To Computer Hope.

Could you Please post more Information, like what your router is, the specs of your computer, what brand of Wireless card etc. So this problem can be dealt with easily.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2006, 05:27:16 PM by mikewithaprob »

rekerlol

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Re: Help with wireless connection please.
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2006, 10:28:04 AM »
Hey sorry bout that yeah heres my computer info.

System: Microsoft Windows XP
             Home Edition
             Version 2002
             Service Pack 2

Computer: AMD athlon(tm)XP 2000+
                1.66GHz,512 MB of RAM

Router: Netgear

and I don't know what kind of card I use. How can I tell?

Rob Pomeroy



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Re: Help with wireless connection please.
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2006, 12:27:19 PM »
It would help to have a model number for the router.  As for your network card, right-click on My Computer; click Properties.  Hardware-->Device manager.  Expand network adapters.  Report what you see.

Warning: there may be several steps required to fix this.  Stick with it.  :)
« Last Edit: November 22, 2006, 12:28:13 PM by robpomeroy »
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rekerlol

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Re: Help with wireless connection please.
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2006, 10:10:05 PM »
Router Number would be: MR814v2

would this be my card: Adaptec Wireless PCI card v2.5

???

Ill go with as many steps as it takes to fix it. I really appreciate the help.

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Re: Help with wireless connection please.
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2006, 02:11:30 AM »
Have you connected to this router by a cable yet, and configured it?
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mcf747



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    Re: Help with wireless connection please.
    « Reply #6 on: November 27, 2006, 10:52:08 PM »
    Like rob said try and configure the router by a cat 5 cable.
    I would resent the router plug the labtop is conected via a hard wire, open IE and type "routerlogin" this will bring you to the configeration. Make sure the wierless is active and you have no encription to start. Also you may want to check to see what speed your router is b;g;a and make shure your wierless card can handel it. Most routers and cards are backwards compatable, but you never know. I know in a netgear router you can also tell it to onlly sent out one signal again b;g;a.

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    mcf747
    « Last Edit: November 27, 2006, 10:52:20 PM by mcf747 »