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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

    Jul 7, 2007
    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


    Aug 12, 2000
    Reinstall the laptop driver disk for starters.
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    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


    Apr 29, 2007
    can you connect to internet with wired connection to the reformated computer?
  5. bearone2

    bearone2 Banned

    Jun 4, 2004
    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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