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XP not detecting router


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sypher

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I got a Netgear WGR614v5 Router second hand. It works and shares a wireless connection, but XP wont dtect it as a connected device. Also shouldnt i be able to have some sort of wireless wizard for XP?
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Check Network Connections is running in Services.

Right-click My Computer and select Manage.

Click the + next to Services and Applications and click on Services.

In the right pane scroll down to Network Connections.

Right-click on it and select Properties.

Make sure the service is set to automatic and started.
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XP will never detect the router as a "Found New Hardware" thing, because its not physically plugged into the computer by the normal routes (Ethernet is not an input port for user peripherials like USB) so there is nothing to find.

The Wireless Wizard was, IIRC, added in Service Pack 1 and redesigned (with support for extra options) in Service Pack 2, as well as being given its own spot in Control Panel. But of course if you don't have a wireless card in your computer, it will be kind of pointless running it :whistling:
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