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Network Connection Issues

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Kamlyn, Feb 13, 2012.

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  1. Kamlyn

    Kamlyn Thread Starter

    Feb 13, 2012
    First I would like to apologize if this was answered already before. I looked through the topics and did not see one that I thought pertained to this particular question. If it was already answered successfully then would you be so kind as to direct me to said answered question.

    On to the question. My roommate and I just had internet from cox communications set up today in our apartment. My laptop had no trouble detecting the wireless router once the tech guy was finished. Later on into the evening my roommate wanted to connect his PC to the router and get on the web as well. His PC cant find the wireless router and I have no idea why. The PC says on the side sticker that it has wireless capabilities so we assumed that it could connect. He has an HP with Windows Vista. My laptop is a HP as well but i have windows 7 installed.

    I clicked on the network icon in the icon menu in the bottom right hand corner by the clock and clicked "connect to a network". When it did not detect a network, I selected the "Set up a wireless network" link at the bottom. Then a list of options popped up and i selected to "Manually connect to a wireless Network" to which I plugged in the SSID, Security Type, Encryption type, and the network password to access the router.

    This created the wireless network but it did not connect or detect this network. I hope i have givin a good amount of information for you guys. Please get back to me on any suggestions as to why his PC cannot connect.

    Thanks in advanced!

  2. Kamlyn

    Kamlyn Thread Starter

    Feb 13, 2012
    Okay...seems that an antenna was suppose to be used for the wireless part of his PC now he doesnt have it. Im going to take a guess that this is the reason that he cannot detect or connect to anything with his PC.

    Looks like we have to find a loooooong ethernet cable to run from the router to his PC. lol if its not one thing its another.
  3. loujack30


    Feb 9, 2012
    Sometimes my network unable to work I tried to find a answer on line but at last I failure.
    Called the after services stuff and they helped me.
  4. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    Your laptop gets a good strong signal when it is in the vicinity of the other computer, right? I'm assuming that the other computer is a desktop.

    Buying an antenna may be more convenient and less expensive than a loooooong ethernet cable (if he really has a wireless adapter).

    What is listed in Device Manager under Network Adapters? What, if any, warnings or errors are anywhere in Device Manager?

    Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
    (For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

    Type the following command:


    [Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

    Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
    Paste the results in a message here.

    If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
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