HELP!! Wireless connection and browsing on laptop

By ahjhextell
Apr 4, 2007
  1. Hi,

    My dad has set up linkskys wireless onto our main home pc and i now want to use it on my laptop. I have got to the stage where i enter the network key and have been typing in what i think the key is (it seems to work so that i connect to the network but says it is authentisizing the address or something). So where do i find the Network Key??

    Also, when i do have the connection and it says it is connected, i click onto internet explorer and it says i'm working offline and do i want to connect. I click yes and then a box saying dial up connections appears with a choice of broadband connection, dial-up and direct but none of these options works so that i can access the web.

    Maybe i am not fully connected to linkskys at this point due to the WEP key, or maybe i need to configure something else, i really have no idea.

    Your replies would be greatly appreciated as i'm afraid i have no clues or ideas!!!

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Ask your dad whether you are using the right network key. Also, ask him if he has put any additional restrictions in place like letting only specific computers connect at a specific time. Ask him if he allowed internet access for wireless devices in the router configuration.
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