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Enabling wireless card in laptop

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ribino    0

Just bought a Linksys setup: cable modem and router.

I only have a laptop with a wireless card available at my house. So I wired the cable modem and router to the laptop, via CAT5 cable and network plug, and everything automatically detected everything.

I can surf the internet fine wired up. Now I want to surf wireless on this laptop so I can take the laptop throughout the house.

I tried to enable the wireless card and it says it can't find a wireless connection, but the laptop and the router are only 1 to 2 feet from each other. Everything works fine wired up. Just trying to go wireless.

The laptop is running Windows XP. Any ideas on what could cause the wireless card to not pick up?

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jordanschloss    0

make sure on the router you have SSID enabled

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tabor14    0

if you have xp sp2 run the wireless setup wizard.....make sure you are broadcasting your ssid

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Rockett15    0

:) I'm assuming your router is a wireless router: You should connect to it the cabled way and make sure:

a. wireless is enabled

b. it's broadcasting an SSID

c. it's set for DHCP.

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pooljunkie73    0

Just run the setup wizard and you should be fine.

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