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  • the kid
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    step 1: place laptop in garbage can

    step 2: buy a mac

    step 3: turn it on and it works, it just works

    gotta love mac

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  • rkepler
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    Originally posted by lazlo
    I've walked several relatives through connecting WiFi over the phone, and I'd rather have a root canal.
    Last night I tried to talk my brother (a Windows guy) through getting into a wireless router on my parent's system (Mac to some router) so he could get his Windows laptop to see the network. I work more with Linux systems than anything.

    We didn't get too far.

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  • Tony Ennis
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    I have a switch. Instead of troublesome words, they have "orange" and "not orange" lolz.

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  • vpt
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  • terry_g
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    Where does your wireless signal come from? Can you take your laptop to another location with wireless and see f it works there.
    There could be a problem with your wireless router/modem or what ever your using. Try restarting the router and modem.
    Sometimes I loose my internet connection and restarting the router and modem solves the problem.
    I had a wireless router that failed and would not let me connect to the internet. The laptop could see the signal from the failed router and
    connect to it but not to the internet yet all the internal settings were correct.
    Like someone said earlier check for a wireless switch on the laptop and make sure it is on, I fell for that once.

    What are you using for wireless hardware?

    Terry
    Last edited by terry_g; 10-02-2010, 11:21 AM.

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  • AD5MB
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    http://www.wirelessforums.org/how-to...ing-96070.html

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Do you have access to a building with two or more stories? If so I'd like to recommend the "drop test".

    The other option is to upgrade to XP.

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  • MotorradMike
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    Originally posted by lazlo
    I've walked several relatives through connecting WiFi over the phone, and I'd rather have a root canal.
    HaHa

    Exactly. One of you guys is going to have to go over there and stay for a week. Mine is working pretty well now but it's been about 18 months of lots of different people helping.
    I still have to do some strange things that make no sense about once a week but I'm happy, for now.
    Don't have Vista, happy about that too.

    Good luck.

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  • lazlo
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    Originally posted by Tony Ennis
    It won't let me connect to anything else because I'm connected to it.

    And it won't discover the same wireless network I'm using right now.
    The XP/Vista/Win 7 wireless discovery works even when you're connected to another network. If you can't click on the active network in the try tab, you're not connected.

    I've walked several relatives through connecting WiFi over the phone, and I'd rather have a root canal. To make things simpler, start with all authentication (WEP, WPA,..) disabled, the router disabled, the firewall turned off. Once you get that connecting, then systematically start turning your security back on. Make sure you enable WPA (wireless authentication).


    If it makes you feel any better, it's far worse to set it up on Linux.

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  • Tony Ennis
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    Garagemark, try looking at your firewall settings, or disabling your firewall on the Vista machine. You're behind a hardware router already, yes?

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  • Tony Ennis
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    It won't let me connect to anything else because I'm connected to it.

    And it won't discover the same wireless network I'm using right now.

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  • lazlo
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    Originally posted by Tony Ennis
    When I click that icon, I get a little popup that says, "Unidentified Network / no internet access." There is no option to disconnect.
    That means you're not connected.

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  • Tony Ennis
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    When I click that icon, I get a little popup that says, "Unidentified Network / no internet access." There is no option to disconnect. I have a link for "open network and sharing center" but I can't see how to proceed once I get there.

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  • lazlo
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    Originally posted by Tony Ennis
    Right now I'm fighting with a Win7 laptop, trying to get it to disconnect from a non-functional network from work, so I cna connect it to my home network.
    Click on the little in the tray bar, click on the connection you want to disconnect, and click "Disconnect"

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  • vpt
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    I had a internet problem with my laptop with vista as well. I found a switch on the front bottom of the laptop that turns wireless on and off. lol

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