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Wireless: Is it possible to connect my laptop?


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yoshihiro

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I have a DLink DSL904/DSL-G604T wireless modem/router which I purchased today.

I have set it up fine. My laptop has a built in wireless card and I have connected to the router without a problem. HOWEVER, I can't seem to connect to the internet unless I have the ethernet running from the Router to my laptop.

Does anybody know how I can access the internet without having the ethernet cable running from the router to my laptop?

Many thanks for your help and time
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I'm having this problem too
apprently its might have somthing to do with your router and network card not being able to speak to each other :tazz: i am..

Your router might be 802.11 b and your netwrok card 802.11G or vice a versa..


im just trying to find out what type of network card i have "Any help in telling me how to do this would be most grateful" my router is a Belkin 2.4Ghz 802.11 b

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Just to let you know, my problem is now resolved and here is what happened:

I unplugged the ethernet cable from the router. Then I unplugged it from my laptop.
Now that there is not a forced ethernet connection then it works fine.

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Apologies if you have a network card problem.
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I'm having this problem too
apprently its might have somthing to do with your router and network card not being able to speak to each other  :tazz:  i am..

Your router might be 802.11 b and your netwrok card 802.11G or vice a versa..
im just trying to find out what type of network card i have "Any help in telling me how to do this would be most grateful" my router is a Belkin 2.4Ghz 802.11 b

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Assuming your using windows xp go to control panel then double lcick on system icon, Click on hardware tab the select device manager. Click the + sign beside network adapters and you should see your wireless device listed here.
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ok Ive found out what network card i have and both my router & nwc are 802.11b but i still cant get it to connect......

I have downloaded the latest drivers for my nwc but no joy :tazz:

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You should make sure you are not hard wired to the router with this PC when trying to connect wirelessly.

I would also recomend going into network connections and right clicking on your wireless are connection and making sure it is enabled. Also go to properties and make sure it is set to let windows manage your wireless connection.

Once all this has been done you should have an icon down by your clock for your wireless connection. Right click this icon and select view all available connections.

You should then get a window with a list of all wireless connections in range. At this time you should highlight yours and click on connect.

If your connection is not listed here you need to log into the router and make sure the wireless connection is enabled.
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