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mcdanielnc89

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I'm trying to get her wireless internet to work. She has a d'link dwl-g630 cardbus, but I can't seem to get it to work. The computer recognizes it but connection failes upon enabling it. Any iydeas? If I have it wired it works, but when tryying to go wireless it doens't do anything.
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Hey mcdanielnc89,

Please follow the steps outlined in SpaceCowboy's networking tutorial -- Wireless Home Network OS Setup (1 to ?? PC’s), as this should allow you to setup your wireless connection.

As a note, you may wish to configure WPA encryption, instead of WEP. If you have already tried these steps, and the issue persists, please post back and we will look into this further.

- Dan
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Okay, I got it to work, but can't use passwords, LOL. no idea why.
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By passwords, I assume you mean encryption? What type of encryption did you try to setup? What OS does your mom's laptop have installed?

Can you please elaborate on "cant use passwords"? What happens? When does it go wrong? What steps do you take to try to set it up? Have you installed the latest drivers for your mom's network adapter?

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