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This is a discussion on Help within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; I know this might sound daft but im sure i have wireless connection but i have bought my daughter a ...
- 23-12-08, 02:19 PM #1
I know this might sound daft but im sure i have wireless connection but i have bought my daughter a pc for her room for xmas, and just want to make sure i can set it up wirelessly on the day.
if anyone can help in advance that would be great
- 23-12-08, 02:33 PM #2
You should have a label or a card stating the SSID (Identifier) for the router and its' network key, all you do is tell the pc to connect to the SSID on the card and when prompted give the network key on the card/ label in CAPITAL LETTERS and no numbers.
- 25-12-08, 11:53 AM #3
thanks wil try that hope that works fingers crossed
- 25-12-08, 09:48 PM #4
tried that my man and no joy do you think maybe its a problemo with the router?
- 25-12-08, 11:48 PM #5
id recommend making sure theres no previous profiles in your computer as this can cause confliction and try reseting ure router if needed try by ure ethernet cable to ensure no connection problems
- 26-12-08, 09:09 AM #6
Usually a good idea to turn off wireless security in the router (from another computer, preferably wired to the router by ethernet cable) while setting up a new computer.
- 26-12-08, 12:27 PM #7
done all that, and still no joy like, it seems to be quite a problem, the only thing i have ever managed to get connected wirelessly is a psp to the main pc, and thats all tried laptops they recognise the connection is there but cant connect to it.
I have made sure all settings are correct etc
- 26-12-08, 02:15 PM #8
It may seem silly, but are you sure the PC has a wireless adapter? Most new laptops do, but only a few desktops are fitted with them. If it has one, in XP, open Network Connections, in Vista open Network and Sharing Centre,click Manage Network Connections in the left pane and right click the wireless adapter. Check that it is enabled. If it is it will show 'Disable'.
Open the router settings and check that the Wireless Access Point is enabled and that it is ticked to broadcast the SSID. Make a note of the SSID, in case it is different from that on the label. The Wireless Isolation box should not be ticked. While you are there tick Disable under Security Options. Leave the Security off, until you have your PCs connected.
- 26-12-08, 03:24 PM #9
- 26-12-08, 03:36 PM #10
Should have asked this before, Is the wireless light on in the router? What happens when the wireless manager opens and you click Connect. Do you get an error message?