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No option for wireless networking in XP

Discussion in 'Networking' started by thirty six, Apr 9, 2008.

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  1. thirty six

    thirty six Thread Starter

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    Hello everyone,

    I recently installed windows XP with SP2 on a new computer I bought. I'm trying to set up a wireless internet connection on the machine, but there is no option for wireless networking. Take a look at the screen shot below:
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    Under the LAN or High Speed Internet, there are two options, in the example above, you'll see the mouse is hovering over the "wireless network connection" icon.

    The problem I'm having, is there is no icon for wireless network connection, there's just the one icon for a wired connection, which is not available on this computer.

    I've set up wireless networks before on other machines, but this is the first time I've seen a wireless setup wizard not include the NETWORK CONNECTIONS box.

    Can anyone help? Thanks!
     
  2. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    What screen shot?

    Please do this.

    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?



    I'd also like to see this.

    Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

    In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

    IPCONFIG /ALL

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

    If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.
     
  3. TerryNet

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    The first time I looked at this thread there was no screen shot. After subscribing the screen shot now shows!

    It shows the Network Connections window and at least two connections. The one I can make out is a wireless connection. And apparently the mouse right clicked on that wireless icon and the mouse pointer is now pointing to 'Properties' in the context menu. This picture I see is completely different from what you described??????
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I still don't see the screen shot, and even when I edit the post and look, I see no screen shot or any evidence that an attachment was attempted! :confused:
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    I just refreshed, and now I get the screen shot! Who's on first? I think it's time to talk to Mike about the board software... :)
     
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