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Windows XP not detecting wireless computer

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I have Windows XP installed on my desktop and laptop. My laptop connects perfectly to my wireless router at desktop. Then I have a computer upstairs running Windows 98 SE, that shows it connected perfectly to wireless network, but my desktop computer with router connected to it, shows my computer(the one running Windows 98 SE) offline. I am sure this a simple thing to fix, and I think I am looking for something hard when this might be a very easy problem to fix. If anyone could tell me how to get properly connected, I would much appreciate it.
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Hello ddiddy40 and welcome to G2G,

Your a bit confusing in your post , could you please clarify your setup and problem for me:

I have Windows XP installed on my desktop and laptop

Then I have a computer upstairs running Windows 98 SE

the one running Windows 98 SE offline

Windows XP not detecting wireless computer

1. Does this mean that you have three computers in your home network?

2. If so does this mean that two of the computers are desktops and one is a laptop?

3. Does this also mean that one of the desktops is Windows 98SE and the other desktop is Windows XP and the laptop is also Windows XP?

4. IS one of the XP computers not connecting as your thread title says, or is it the 98SE computer that is not connecting as it says later in your post?

5. What is the router Manufacturer and Model Number?

6. What Type of internet connection do you have (Dial-up, DSL, Cable)?

7. What type of IP Scheme are you using (Auto, Static, PPOE)?

8. What troubleshooting steps have you already taken, to try and correct this problem?

Edited by SpaceCowboy706, 08 November 2006 - 08:38 AM.

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