Help please in connecting aToshiba XP laptop to my existing home network. Can someone spot what I may be doing wrong?
The laptop has not been used in a couple of years. It works fine except for its inability to connect to my home network. When I last used the laptop years ago it connected well to the same network that I am still using (same ISP, Comcast cable). But since then I moved to a new home and Comcast upgraded my router. The current network definitely is working well; directly connected to a Dell desktop PC, it successfully wirelessly supports a cell phone and an iPad. The name of the network is HOME111; that name shows on the Settings of both the iPad and the cell phone..
I went through these step strying to connect the Toshiba to that network:
- I clicked Start\Control Panel\Internet Connections.
- I found the network HOME111 listed and I clicked on it.
- But instead of being asked for a password, I get an error messsage to the effect:
“Windows is unable to connect to the selected network. It may no longer be in range. Try refreshing the list of available networks and try again.”
FWIW: Oddly, that error message carries a NAME at the top of the message, which name is the addresss of my previous location.
Can someone see what I may be doing wrong? Your help is sincerely appreciated. ..... batpark