03-22-2008 03:26 PM
03-22-2008 05:05 PM
Senior ConnectPro Computer Technician @ #615: Orangeville, Ontario
09-10-2008 02:50 PM
hi, i have a computer connected by a wire from our wireless d-link router which is the main internet source and then a second computer that has an adapter that is connected to the internet. My problem is i cant seem to get my notebook connected to the internet throught this wireless network. I didnt buy an adapter for it as it has one built in. It can find other networks(neighbors), but not ours for some reason.
Is it because it is a hidden network? Is it because i need a dlink adapter? Or something else?
Please answer back.
09-10-2008 03:04 PM
Seeing that your laptop is picking up others people's routers, this suggest to me that the drivers in for your wifi card is working. It just that you may not be finding the name or it is a name that you do not recognize.
1) log into the router's configuration page (usually http://192.168.1.1, but this would depend on the router model)
2) click on the wireless section and locate a setting named SSID; you can think of this name as your router's name
3) change the name to something "unique"; for example "smith_john2008"
4) look for another setting named "SSID broadcast", it should on; if it is off, turn it on
5) click ok or save to save the setting; router should reboot
Now go back to your laptop, move it close to your router and refresh the wireless network list. You should be able to find the SSID name that you have just entered (in the example above it would be "smith_john2008"). Click on it and then the connect button and you should be able to establish the connection.