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Internet only avaible for laptop

Discussion in 'Networking' started by waawa, Jan 26, 2011.

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  1. waawa

    waawa Thread Starter

    Jan 26, 2011
    So I have in my house a DSL router that provides wireless internet around the house, My laptop has buit-in wifi connector.

    The internet connection on my pc was made by a C-Net usb flash wireless device,I was not the one who made the connection settings, it was a local computer store employee.
    Today I updated my pc and I pluged the usb wireless drive and it doesnt work it shows no connections of my router (D-Link) it use to say on Networks and Connections:D-Link something- that was my internet connection.
    Only my laptop can get internet my pc is completly blank..I need help to get internt connection back on pc.

    laptop - Windows Vista
    pc- Windows XP (formated yesterday)
  2. onca


    Jan 19, 2011
    Could you give us the exact model of your usb wireless adapter? It seems that the adapter isn't plug and play; it needs drivers.
  3. pedroguy


    Jan 28, 2001
    Welcome to TSG:
    Generally when you have a connection issue after a format,it is a driver issue.
    So,take a look at device manager on the pc:
    Let’s take a look at the status of the network adapters

    Device manager:

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type devmgmt.msc

    Please respond to all the following steps.
    1. Under Network adapters, please tell me all the devices listed.
    2. Are there any devices under Network adapters that have a red x displayed?
    3. Also, are there any devices anywhere in the Device Manager display with yellow ? or ! displayed?
    Both 2 and 3 could indicate driver trouble.
    The best place to get drivers is on your pc makers web site.Download and install in this order:
    chipset driver if available then network adapter drivers and drivers for any other device that appears to be in error status.
    And follow onca's suggestion on the usb wireless adapter.From the manufacturers web site
    4. should be enabled and working properly.
    5. If error code,what is it ?

    It would be best if you could post a screen shot of Device Manager with the Network adapters and Other devices sections expanded.

    To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
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