Can't find any network,

By dumna
Oct 20, 2011
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  1. Hi
    I got an old laptop (Gateway with window XP Pro, and I cannot get it to connect to my home network, other laptop works fine. showing the following connections
    Local area connection
    network cable unplugged with a RED x
    Realtek RTL8139/810x

    1394 Connection
    1394 net adapter

    wireless network connection
    Not connected Red X
    intel(R) Pro/wireless 22008G
    Please help, Thanx
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    first, use the Device Mgr to disable the 1394 device:: that's a Firewire connection, not ethernet.

    then WIRE a connection to your router and get that running.

    we'll address WiFi once WIRED is working
  3. dumna

    dumna TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    Hi there, again
    Thanxs, but i got it to work, signal excellent. I disabled the local area connection. and the wireless
    network adapter is connected. I do not what I did . I could not find a switch to turn on so I clicked on keybd button marked en and pressed F2 and I set IP address manually, but when I went back to check the IP address I found it changed to obtain ip address automatically. However my other laptop has a very good signal and the one that I just connected has an excellent signal, and both are the same distance from the host PC, ????

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