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HELP! I can't connect my kids computer to the linksys!


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andysgirl

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Please help.. I am going crazy. My ex had the administrator file passworded on my kids computer. He refused to give it o me, so I ended up rebooting the whole XP system from a disk. I have a linksys internet connector, and cannot connect this computer to it. I know it can connect to a wireless, because when my ex lived here, he had a different wireless system hooked up, and this computer was on it. I am online with 3 laptops at home, but can not connect the desktop. I keep getting the error "Network Cable Unplugged". I have no idea where the network cable is, and if it needs to be plugged in to connect to the wireless. I did not disconnect any cables, so I am not sure what it is taling about. Can anyone tell me what to do to connect??

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you may have to re install the wireless stuff , it may have a disc or something that came with it

if you goto control panel-network and internet connections- internet connections do you see a option for wireless in there?
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no... when I go under there, I see:
Pick a task:

set up or change a network connection
create a network at your workplace
set up or change your home or small office network

or pick a control panel icon:

Internet options Network connections



If I click on the icon on the bottom of the screen to connect to a network, it gives me two options....Broadband, and LAN or Highspeed Internet.

Under Broadband, it says
"Disconnected, firewalled
WAN Minniport (PPPOE)"

It won't let me connect toeither one. When I ran the set up disk, I didn't unplug anything....

Any ideas??

Thanks for responding. :)

And under LAN or Highspeed Internet, it says
"Local Area Connection
Network Cable Unplugged
3Com 3C920 Integrarted fast..."
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bumping this up......

Can anyone tell me what to do to connect to my linksys?

Thanks-
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First off, go to "Start" then "Run" and type in devmgmt.msc then hit OK. Is there anything there that has a yellow exclamation point?
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Hello andysgirl,

After reinstalling windows did you get all the Drivers installed.

Right-click my computer > choose properties > Hardware tab > Device Manager

Look under Network Adapter and tell what is listed.

Do you have any entries labeled "Other Devices"

If the wireless router is close to the desktop computer you will need to connect a ethernet cable from the router to the desktop.
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First off, go to "Start" then "Run" and type in devmgmt.msc then hit OK. Is there anything there that has a yellow exclamation point?


no... no explanation points... but there is a yellow question mark next to "Other Devices" and "Network Controller".
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Hello andysgirl,

After reinstalling windows did you get all the Drivers installed.

Right-click my computer > choose properties > Hardware tab > Device Manager

Look under Network Adapter and tell what is listed.

Do you have any entries labeled "Other Devices"

If the wireless router is close to the desktop computer you will need to connect a ethernet cable from the router to the desktop.


I do have "Other Devies". So, I need to connect the ethernet cable to the desk top? Right? What cable is that? Is it the one with the Linksys? Can you tell me what it lloks like, and where to connect it too? Sorry, but I am not very computer literate.... :)
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OK... I got it. The kids are online again, and very happy.

Thank you so much for your help.

:)
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Glad you sorted it out and Thanks for posting back the results.
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