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Just Installed Windows, how do I connect to my wireless network?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by SarahKelly, Jul 7, 2007.

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  1. SarahKelly

    SarahKelly Thread Starter

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    Hi! After a week of computer issues, I finally had to reformat my hard drive and reinstall Windows XP. Now, I'm in the process of reinstalling all of my programs and I can't figure out how to get back into my wireless network. I have my DSL modem on a desktop and I have a Linkskys wireless router. I tried doing the wireless connection setup on my laptop, but I'm really not good at this. When I originally set it up, I had to be walked through step by step. Is there anyone that could help me? I can try to give you whatever info you need! Thanks.
     
  2. hermes

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    Reinstall the laptop driver disk for starters.
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Please supply the following info.

    The name of your ISP and country of residence.
    Make/model of the broadband modem.
    Make/model of the router (if any).
    Connection type, wired, wireless.
    Make/model of network card or wireless adapter.
    Make/model of your computer (motherboard if home-built).
    Version and patch level of Windows, i.e. XP-Home SP2.
     
  4. invalidusername

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    can you connect to internet with wired connection to the reformated computer?
     
  5. bearone2

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    if you did a restore, you need drivers for chipset, nic, audio and video for that specific machine.

    you gotta get a wired connection before the wireless.
     
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