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Need help setting up wireless network


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I am following this tutorial here at GeeksToGo;
http://www.geekstogo...howtopic=102163

I get to step 71 and run into problems.

71. Now click the “Wireless Networks” tab Verify that there is a Check in the box for “Use Windows to configure my wireless network Settings”, Verify that there are no SSID Broadcasts listed in the PREFERRED NETWORKS box (if there is select it and click the REMOVE button).

'Use Windows to configure my wireless network Setting' is checked.
'MDKGROUP' is listed in the Preferred Networks box.

How do I know if 'MDKGROUP' is SSID or not?

72. Click the ADVANCED button and click the bubble for “Any Available Network (Access point Preferred)” then click the close button. Taking you back to the “Wireless Networks Connection Properties” window.

Clicking on the 'Advanced' button takes me to a 'Windows Firewall' screen; not a screen with 'Any Available Network (Access point Preferred) on it.

What do I do now?

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How do I know if 'MDKGROUP' is SSID or not?

if it's showing up in that screen...it's an SSID

Clicking on the 'Advanced' button takes me to a 'Windows Firewall' screen; not a screen with 'Any Available Network (Access point Preferred) on it.

are you still on the "wireless networks" tab?
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Yes, I am still on the 'Wireless Network Connections' screen.
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....ignore that step for now i guess....
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I deleted the existing SSID.

73. Under “Available Networks” click the “VIEW WIRELESS NETWORKS” button, and left click on your SSID broadcast and click the Connect Button.

There are no SSID's available.
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...and you do have a wireless router in the house right? near the computer that you're on right?
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I have DSL.
My ISP helped set up wireless on it.
Right now the DSL box and the laptop are about three feet apart.
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