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Whats missing for wireless setup?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by almowenger, Jan 21, 2007.

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  1. almowenger

    almowenger Thread Starter

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    My sister recently purchased a compaq presario notebook and wants to use the internet using wireless. i got a wireless account from our local ISP and followed the instructions but cannot connect to the wireless network. What am i missing? Please help.
     
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    "... wireless account from our local ISP ..."

    Not the usual situation, so please explain. Does this require a special wireless card, for example, as T-Mobile I think does? If so, is the card installed?

    Or is this some type of Wi-Fi or Wi-Max system for which you can use a standard 802.11g wireless adapter? If so, does the PC have an integrated adapter? Or do you have a PC Card or USB adapter installed? Do you detect the network?

    Finally, what are the instructions you got from the ISP?
     
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    I assume all this means is that when you applied for the Broadband you opted for a wireless router

    If so can you post make and model of Laptop, router,

    what else do you have connected to the broadband and how is it all connected

    PLUS - answer to terrynets questions
     
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