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Hey, I have an Averatec 6130H with Windows XP on it. I've had it for well over a year now and ever since I've gotten a router and such, I've tried endlessly to get the wireless connection working with no such luck. Pretty much I just resorted to using a Cat5 cable and leaving my laptop near a router (not really ideal at any means for a laptop). I was just wondering if it could possibly be a faulty driver? or do I need to set something up to get it to connect to the router (unseured D-Link Wireless Router, 802.11 G/B)? I've gone through the device manager and the driver for the card is in fact installed and working properly but I'm just not getting a connection :blink: Any advice would be a appreciated! Thanks!


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Are you seeing the D-Link icon at the bottom right of your screen? If so, click it and view availble wireless networks, then connect. I would suggest contacting the company that makes your router. I use Linksys and you can set up yor wireless connection on their website.
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Well alright, now that I feel like a complete idiot.... I was doing more research online about the wireless activities of my laptop and I came across one forum where one user mentioned something about turning 'On' their wireless card, so it got me thinking, there's 4 buttons at the top of my laptop keyboard, 1 is for Outlook Express, 2 is for Stand By, 3 is unknown at the time, and 4 is the Power button. So with number 3 being unknown, I wondered... hey could this be what the guy turned 'On'? Sure enough, it turned on my wireless card and everything works great. Again I thank anyone who read this and gave any advice, feel free to make fun of me in the future :whistling:
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