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tjazz

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Hi can someone please tell me how to setup my Netgear wireless Router and card to work with my Laptop. The instructions that came with it don't make any sense to me. I've tried everything.
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Hi tjazz,

I've tried everything.

That's a lie and you know it! If you'd tried everything, then it would be working now :)
However, it would be nice if you provided a little more information -- what make/model router and wireless adapter card do you have? Also, it would help alot if you listed all of the steps that you've already taken :tazz: That way, we won't be telling you to do things that you've already done, and thus it will save us both alot of time.

Wireless is relatively easy to set up, so this shouldn't be too big of a deal.
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:tazz: I have a Netgear WGR614 Router and the card they provided me with is plugged into my latop. I installed the software into my laptop. The error I am getting is " Router not available". I called the Netgear help desk and they kept taking me though the steps to change the IP address. Someone told me it will not run with AOL. That is my service provider. Is this true? I'm not a technical person so this is all new to me. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1100.
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Someone told me it will not run with AOL.

Who told you this? I don't really see why this would be relevant, but then again I have never used AOL.

called the Netgear help desk and they kept taking me though the steps to change the IP address.

Why did they want you to change your IP? Goto Start, Run, type CMD, press 'OK' and then type: IPCONFIG /ALL - please post the results here by right-clicking on the Command Prompt window, selecting 'Select All', pressing the Enter key, and then posting on this forum. Alternately, you can save your information to a text file by using the following command: IPCONFIG /ALL > C:\ipconfig.txt -- navigate to that text file, and copy/paste the information from it.

Have you run the Wireless Network Setup Wizard?

The Wireless Setup Wizard is relatively easy to use.
  • The easiest way to open the Wireless Network Setup Wizard is through the Start Menu: go to Programs, Accessories, then Communications, and you'll find it there.
  • The first thing to do when the wizard appears is read the welcome message, and click Next.
  • Now, type a name for your network -- anything will do, as long as it's relatively unique to you. You're allowed up to 32 letters to express yourself, but remember that your neighbours might get to see this name at some point!
  • Unless you already have a network key that you absolutely must use, select the Automatically Assign a Network Key radio button.
    (Note: You should write down -- on a piece of paper -- both your SSID and your Network Key!)
  • If you bought equipment with WPA (stronger encryption), tick that box. Click Next again.
  • Unless you have a USB flash drive (it's unlikely), choose the option for manual setup. Don't worry -- it's just a matter of printing out some settings and entering them into your other computers. If you don't use encryption, you can usually skip this step.
  • Now, right-click on the wireless icon in the bottom-right corner of your screen -- it looks like a small computer with two lines on the right of it.
  • On the menu that appears, click 'View Available Wireless Networks'.
  • Now, you should see a list of the wireless networks your computer is in range of. Look for the name of your own network. This will be the name you typed in the setup wizard earlier or, if you use a router, it will probably be the name of your wireless equipment's manufacturer.
    (Note that this is the screen to come to if you ever want to connect to a wireless network other than your usual one -- just double click the one you want, wait a while, and it should work.)
  • To make sure Windows knows which network is yours, you need to click 'Change the order of preferred networks' on the left of the available networks screen.
  • You should click the 'Add' button to add the name of your network to this list, and use 'Remove' to take away any that aren't yours.
  • When you've highlighted your network, click Properties, and then go to the Connection section.
  • Make sure 'Connect when this network is in range' is ticked. If all else fails, you might have to take your printout from the Wireless Network Setup Wizard and enter that information on each computer.

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